You: A confident and organized project manager seeking to elevate research to promote freedom and dismantle policies that trample individual liberties. In this role you get to ensure that research products move through the publication process smoothly and reach our target audiences. You also get to evaluate how successful our research is and provide recommendations to make it better.
Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies are stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources and imperfect data. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.
Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty through enduring legal change. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 17 victories litigated at the Court. The strategic research team focuses on answering questions relevant to judges, legislators, and executive agents.
About the Strategic Research Manager Opening:
You will collaborate across Pacific Legal Foundation teams to relentlessly drive the execution, promotion, and evaluation of the effectiveness of strategic research reports and other projects. You will manage the research process, including timeline, budget, contractors, release, and outcome measurement. You should have excellent communication skills that allow you to integrate various team members.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management and have additional skills that can flex around research, editing, and/or promotion needs. This person is seeking to grow and develop in new ways so that they can take on new responsibilities.
Getting down to brass tacks, your specific job duties will likely include:
- Managing research projects including product timelines, budgets, stakeholders, and outcome measurement.
- Coordinating researchers and other staff for timely execution of research.
- Collaborating with communications and other teams in disseminating research to target audiences.
- Tracking progress and outcome metrics.
This role is ideal for someone with:
- Minimum of 2 or more years of experience managing research projects and teams.
- Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex research findings to a non-technical audience.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Passion for PLF’s mission.
- Willingness to travel approximately 5-10%.
About Pacific Legal Foundation:
Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.
As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. You can work physically in any of our offices or request to work virtually.
This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Your resume, including relevant professional experience.
- A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Outreach Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with 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.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.