The Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) has a goal to build a Mississippi where individual liberty, opportunity, and responsibility reign because government is limited.
After 25 years of advancing the cause of liberty, MCPP is entering into a new era of greater leadership in the lives of all Mississippians across the Magnolia State. We are leveraging our past policy accomplishments and accelerating our advocacy so we can take on the enemies of liberty – in whatever form they take. Whenever and wherever entrepreneurs, parents, families, and citizens are prevented from reaching for the lives they have imagined, we’ll be on the job aggressively defending those Mississippians – including taking action to protect constitutional rights through the Mississippi Justice Institute.
The Need for Technological Expertise in Mississippi:
There is a serious lack of substantial technological expertise in the state of Mississippi. This vacuum, especially in the policy realm, has left open the opportunity for flawed regulation of the growing tech industry. Technology has grown to be a vital tool in the modern economy, and within the state there are growing businesses who have become national leaders in the field, especially in the realms of telemedicine and agriculture. Mississippi has the opportunity to become a model state regarding its deregulation of the tech industry and promotion of “permissionless innovation.” In order to ensure comprehensive leadership on this and future projects, we are hiring a full-time staffer, dedicated to overseeing issues related to technology and innovation. Our hope is for this candidate to bring research experience to fill the existing vacuum in the state on this issue, and thus quickly become an institutional force for tech policy.
We are building a team of professional patriots – a talented and hard-working group of folks who want to make a difference for liberty and be part of a fast-moving organization dedicated to getting things done in Mississippi and beyond. If you’ve got skills, initiative, and spunk, and you believe in free market solutions, we should talk.
About the Opening:
MCPP is currently searching for a Tech Policy Analyst who can work closely with our VP of Policy and our Director of Communications to develop a plan to advance a policy agenda to promote permissionless innovation in the Magnolia State.
The Tech Policy Analyst will serve as a technical analyst, an advocate, and a communicator to advance this permissionless innovation policy agenda. The Analyst will have the opportunity to present to legislators, author technical policy papers, write op-eds, and produce videos, blogs, and podcasts in an effort to inform, educate, and advocate for policy solutions. In this role, the Analyst will be positioned as the state’s leading expert and voice for tech innovation.
The Analyst is based in Jackson, the capital city, where MCPP is headquartered; or can be based in a virtual office with regular travel to Jackson during Mississippi’s legislative session (January-March.)
- Assist the VP of Policy with daily operations of the organization’s policy work
- Collaborate with the Director of Communications on all tech policy content
- Oversee MCPP’s “Permissionless Innovation” policy work
- Identify, research, and collaborate with other SPN organizations that are committed to similar tech innovation policies and learn best practices
- Attend industry-related events and conferences connected to tech public policy (about 10% travel)
- Research and produce strategic policy initiatives, including compelling documents that can be shared widely and easily comprehended by legislators and policy leaders
- Assist with the planning and implementation of MCPP events related to the subject
- Provide systematic, quarterly analysis of MCPP’s progress against policy objectives
- 1-3+ years of experience
- Experience in tech and innovation policy or communications, or similar areas preferred
- Alignment with MCPP’s mission; passion for limited government and free markets
- Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Experience with an organization engaged in tech policy preferred
- Strong communications skills (both written and verbal)
- Entrepreneurial spirit; desire to learn and grow
- Positive attitude and eagerness to work as a member of a high energy/high growth team
- Competitive spirit; desire to succeed; commitment to excellence
- Preference for action and initiative
- Aversion to drama, procrastination, and other unproductive activities
COVID Interviewing and Hiring Plan:
MCPP is interested in pursuing a fully virtual interviewing process and if the new hire is based virtually, they start virtually. If the new hire is based in Jackson, MS, MCPP is amenable to the position starting virtually and then moving to Jackson, MS once the COVID-19 pandemic has calmed down.
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, commitment to MCPP’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.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.