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Receptionist

Description:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking a receptionist to play a role in the organization’s day to day operations. This position will work in close collaboration with all of the Foundation’s departments to ensure operational efficiency, as well as being the primary contact for guests. 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone, and answering or referring inquiries.
  • Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving information.
  • Maintains overall office functions with minimal supervision, including
    • Daily mail and banking functions;
    • Office safety and security;
    • Inventory and order office supplies;
    • Assists with copy and style editing.
    • Assists in bookkeeping functions of the Foundation.
    • Assists with running the Foundation internship program.
    • Books travel for President, Executive Director, and other staff as needed.
    • Assists Events Director with coordination of events and facility usage.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment and enthusiasm for TPPF’s mission;
  • Excellent, concise written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work well under pressure;
  • Experience in a fast paced office environment;
  • Organization, initiative, interpersonal skills, eye for detail, creativity, mature judgment;
  • Integrity in managing sensitive and confidential information;
  • Prior editing experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required;
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus, but not required.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and references 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 choose to 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

Litigation Director, Center for the American Future

Description:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking an experienced, aggressive, and innovative litigator with extensive experience in the federal judiciary as the Director for the Center for the American Future. The qualified applicant will possess a strong love of liberty as the foundational purpose of government, an enthusiasm for Texas as the keystone of the American Dream, and an eagerness to challenge precedent and convention within the legal sphere in the defense of both.

The Center for the American Future is the Texas Public Policy Foundation's new litigation-based endeavor for the curtailment of federal overreach through the courts. Initially focusing upon the excesses of the EPA and related entities, the Center will in time grow to encompass a comprehensive defense of the prerogatives of the states under the Tenth Amendment.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This candidate will be called upon to develop, implement, and manage the Foundation’s legal work plan. This includes building a robust docket and advancing the Foundation’s strategic priorities. The director will oversee complex litigation, including the discovery process, briefs, trials, appellate work, and amicus briefing.

 

Qualifications:

The Director of the Center for the American Future 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 strategic thinker. Specifically, the Director of this Center must be a strategic legal thinker, with a Juris Doctorate, able to grasp Constitutional law sufficient for handling complex litigation matters and authoring amicus briefs that advance the strategic vision of the Foundation.
  • A veteran. The Director of this Center must bring to a table substantive litigation experience in trial and appellate courts, administrative law, policymaking, legislation, and/or media -- and a proven record of accomplishment.
  • A leader. The Director must be willing to work with tact and persuasion to assemble a coalition of activists, thinkers, and citizens in several states to challenge Washington, D.C., overreach on several fronts.

 

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

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