The 1889 Institute seeks a believer in limited and responsible government to fill the full-time position of Land Use Fellow. (Based on experience, the holder of this position may also carry the title of Scholar in Residence in Oklahoma State University’s Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.)
The position can be based in 1889 Institute’s Oklahoma City office (preferred) or in a virtual office in Oklahoma.
About the 1889 Institute:
The 1889 Institute is a nonprofit, Oklahoma-based state policy think tank. We analyze and develop state public policies for the State of Oklahoma based on principles of limited and responsible government, free enterprise, and a robust civil society. We disseminate analyses and recommendations to policymakers and the general public, using sound research to better inform policy debates. The Institute does not lobby. Our work addresses many aspects of education policy, institutions that impact free enterprise, fiscal policy, and health care policy. You can read more about us on our website: 1889institute.org.
Primary Responsibilities of the Land Use Fellow:
- Writing, including policy papers, blog posts, and editorials, with an aim of impacting policy in Oklahoma
- Interacting with media, lawmakers, and advocacy groups to inform them of Institute research
- Other responsibilities as needed in a small, flatly-organized, collegial organization
Issues the Land Use Fellow Will Write About:
- Other land-use issues such as environmental policy and real property taxation
- Transportation issues, including roads, public transportation, and institutional change surrounding autonomous vehicles
- 4+ years of experience
- Economics background preferred
- Master’s or graduate degree preferred
- Ability to work at a high professional level without constant supervision
- High level of experience writing on relevant issues
- Excellent communication skills
- Comfort working with and around others
- Experience dealing with law maker and agency officials a plus
- Willingness to travel to professional conferences about twice a year
In addition to salary commensurate with experience, health insurance and 20 days of paid personal time off are provided.
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF document:
• Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, how your background is consistent with this position, commitment to 1889 Institute’s mission, and salary requirements.
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Talent Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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