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Director, Center for Tenth Amendment Action

Description:

The Foundation's Center for Tenth Amendment Action was founded in 2010 as a place for development and execution of policy and legal strategies for expanding the states' scope of action under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Though the Tenth Amendment properly reserves most exercises of government power to the states, the reality of the past century of the "progressive" era is that the federal government in Washington, D.C., has usurped tremendous authority that rightfully belongs closer to the people -- specifically, in their states and communities. 

The Center's work is focused explicitly upon Texas, and its national engagement is mediated through the needs and experience of the Lone Star State. Its agenda is advanced primarily in the halls and chambers of the Texas State Capitol in Austin -- not Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This candidate will be called upon to develop the Center’s goals and research agenda, conduct and supervise high quality research. He or she will be expected to liaise frequently with major media outlets, both statewide and national, on the Center’s issues. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to formulate policy recommendations for officeholders, especially in the Texas state legislature, and work with those officeholders to see them through.

 

Qualifications:

The Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action must be an extraordinary person with a keen drive to blaze new pathways in the fight to reclaim territory from Washington, D.C. He or she must have the following qualities: 

  • A self-starter. This position is a leadership position, with minimal daily oversight and exceedingly high expectations. The person leading this fight must be willing and able to conceive and develop innovative ideas independently and often -- and bring them to fruition.
  • A media presence. Policy begins with persuasion, and in a sphere like this, the Director of this Center must possess a presence with the credibility and appeal to explain and defend them.
  • A writer. This Director must possess the aptitude for graceful prose that conveys complicated concepts convincingly. 
  • A thinker. Specifically, the Director of this Center must be a legal thinker, preferably with a Juris Doctorate, able to grasp Constitutional law sufficient for solo authorship of amicus briefs to federal courts.
  • A veteran. The Director of this Center must bring to a table substantive experience in policymaking, legislation, law, and/or media -- and a proven record of accomplishment.

 

The position’s salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the Director who takes the position. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and references to:

Greg Sindelar, Chief Operating Officer

administration@texaspolicy.com

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.  No phone calls, please.

 The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive

salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

 

 

Now Seeking Applications for

Publications and Marketing Manager

Description:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Publications and Marketing Manager is responsible for designing and producing the Foundation’s research publications and marketing materials. The manager’s role in providing professional, readable, and easy to comprehend materials is an integral part of the Foundation’s effort to promote free market policy solutions for the state and for local governments in Texas.

                                   

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work under the direction of the VP Research to design and layout the Foundation’s research publications
  • Work with the Development and Communications divisions in the development and design of the Foundation’s electronic and printed marketing material
  • Monitor the status of research publications and maintain the Foundation’s systems & dashboards to track the workflow and report the output of the research staff
  • Copy edit print and electronic materials
  • Manage the internal and external printing of publications research papers and materials for various events and distribution
  • Work closely and communicate with the Communications and Policy divisions to assist in the release of the Foundation’s research papers

 

Qualifications:

  • Level of education combined with experience that demonstrates expertise and abilities for position
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of free-market principles and ideals
  • Expertise and experience with design software including: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat
  • Ability to plan, design, and format the Foundation’s printed and electronic publications and marketing material
  • Ability to copy edit publications and materials; ability to edit for content and style preferred
  • Ability to write copy for marketing materials preferred
  • Ability to design graphics for inclusion in publications, marketing materials, and website
  • Must be self-directed, well organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to copy write and edit on very tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, including but not limited to: Outlook, Word, and Excel programs

 

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, references and portfolio to:

Greg Sindelar

Texas Public Policy Foundation

administration@texaspolicy.com

 

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.  No phone calls, please.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

 

 

Now Seeking Applications for

Policy Analyst
Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment

Description:

The policy analyst will be working in the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment.  The policy analyst will engage in research, writing, project management, policymaker education, outreach, and public and media communications on energy and environmental issues for the Foundation. The goals of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment are to promote free market principles in the development of energy policy in the state, to protect such policies where they exist, and to establish policies that protect the environment with the least interference in the marketplace.  The Center works closely with policymakers in Texas and across the nation to further the goals of the Center and the Foundation.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on the Foundation’s policy issues
  • Effectively communicating the Foundation’s policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including legislators, their staff, and the media
  • Working with other organizations throughout the country
  • Project management and coalition building
  • Writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, testimony, and blog postings
  • Monitoring and testifying before various legislative committees and state agencies
  • Attending stakeholder meetings relevant to the Foundation’s work
  • Organizing various policy events/activities designed to educate policymakers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree or Juris Doctorate preferred
  • One to three years of relevant experience preferred
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills and legal research
  • Experience and proficiency in interacting with legislators, media, stakeholders, and the general public
  • Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative and regulatory issues
  • Ability to effectively advocate for the Foundation’s principles and recommendations
  • Experience with basic software applications such as those in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in website content management desired, but not required

 

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, references and portfolio to:

Greg Sindelar

Texas Public Policy Foundation

administration@texaspolicy.com

 

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.  No phone calls, please.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

 

Now Seeking Applications For

Texas Public Policy Foundation Internship Program

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to enter the public policy field and gain valuable public policy experience at one of the nation's leading free-market think tanks. The program offers individuals the chance to engage in hands-on projects with the Foundation’s professional staff in various fields.

The TPPF internship program is designed to be as educational as possible.  Interns will attend staff meetings, meet policymakers, and engage in regular policy discussions.  In addition to their assigned center, interns will hear presentations from each of our policy centers, and from speakers from other areas of public policy such as legislators, state agency members, lobbyists, etc.  Interns also participate in a series called “Thinking Economically,” presented by Vice President Bill Peacock, on the economic principles at work in free-market policy research.  Finally, at the conclusion of their internship, each intern will give an oral presentation and participate in exit interviews about their experience.

Operations interns will work with the Foundation’s operations team to learn how to effectively manage the day-to-day business needs of a thriving non-profit organization.  Responsibilities include banking, mail, phones, and planning assistance. 

Development interns will work with the Foundation’s development team to learn the techniques of fundraising in the competitive non-profit world. They will help plan and participate in development events and solicitations, help write and distribute development materials, and talk with donors.

Media interns will work with the Foundation’s communications staff in the writing and editing of press releases, commentaries, and other media products. They will also help track the Foundation’s media hits and appearances in the news.

Policy interns will be assigned to one of the Foundation’s policy Centers and work directly with a center director or policy analyst. Their work will consist of researching and writing based on the objectives of the policy center and current events with the end goal of crafting works to be published with the Foundation.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to free-market principles, strong writing and communications skills, and a general understanding of government and the political process. As well, prospective interns should be entrepreneurially-minded and possess the ability to undertake research, writing, and administrative projects. Full-time and part-time policy, media, and development internships are available with a stipend of up to $500 for part-time (fall/spring only) and $1,000 for full-time (any semester). In your cover letter/email, please let us know your preference for semester.

Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample (if available) to:

Jaimie Ailshire, Office Manager

Texas Public Policy Foundation

internships@texaspolicy.com