The National Center for Public Policy Research was established in 1982 to address issues insufficiently addressed by the broader Freedom Movement. It is a nimble and dynamic organization dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems through innovative programs.
The National Center’s programs advance the principles of free markets, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.
Our newest program, Able Americans, was created to drive policy changes to help millions of Americans with disabilities – advocating solutions that harness the power of the free market, emphasize individual freedom and choice, and remove barriers to progress erected by big government.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take the reins in further establishing and leading Able Americans as THE conservative movement’s disabilities program – this would become their lasting legacy.
About the Program Director Position
The Able Americans Program Director will work directly with the president of the National Center for Public Policy Research to develop the strategic plan for Able Americans, marshal key resources for the program, and help oversee the implementation of the program. The Program Director will also assist the president in identifying necessary contractors and employees and serve as a key spokesperson.
This is a D.C.-based position only, located on Embassy Row near the Dupont Circle Metro station. The Program Director will work in the office a minimum of three days per week.
- Work with the president to develop Able Americans programs and metrics for success
- Assist the development director in writing Able Americans grant proposals
- Meet with prospective Able Americans donors
- Recruit a core list of Able Americans spokespersons
- Assist or take the lead in the development of policy recommendations
- Solicit input from both the think tank and disabilities communities on working solutions to challenges facing those with disabilities
- Supervise senior researcher and affiliated research team to meet overall project goals, specific metrics, and deadlines
- Build a coalition to advance policy recommendations
- Help oversee implementation of core project deliverables
- Vet prospective contractors and employees
- Speak on behalf of Able Americans in the media and at conferences and events
- Testify before government bodies and brief members of Congress
- Draft public comments, editorials, and other content
- Other duties as identified
- 10+ years experience in public policy or project management preferred; those with less experience and unique skills will also be considered
- Familiarity with disability issues and policies preferred but not required
- Alignment with National Center mission and mindset
- Crackerjack research, writing, and editing skills
- Outgoing personality and top-rate networking skills
- Self-starter who is willing to do what it takes
- Quick learner, detail-oriented, with dependable follow-through and ability to multi-task
- Advanced writing and public speaking skills
- Ability to travel at least 10%
- Willingness to work in an office environment
The salary for this position is contingent upon the specific skills and experience of the selected candidate.
The National Center will provide adaptive furniture and office equipment as needed, and is currently working with architects on plans for making its headquarters more accessible. Given that the building is located within two historical districts requiring special permitting, the date of completion of alterations to the building is currently unknown. An assistance animal will be welcome.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and the mission of the National Center, as well as your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Bailey Drouant, Outreach Manager at Talent Market, who is managing the search: [email protected]
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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