The policy analyst for the Secure & Sovereign Texas Campaign engages in research, writing, and legislative education on the campaign’s priorities, including:

Developing, researching, and advancing policy ideas to expand Texas sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment, to include but not limited to:

  • State power vis à vis immigration.
  • State power vis à vis foreign relation, especially with Mexico and Mexican sub-national governance.
  • State power vis à vis regulatory affairs.

Developing, researching, and advancing policy ideas on Mexican affairs, to include:

  • U.S. federal-government policy options on Mexico.
  • Texas state-government policy options on Mexico.
  • Shaping the aggregate public and policy narrative on Mexico.

The successful candidate need not be a prior subject-matter expert in these areas. A high degree of motivation, willingness to learn, competency in engagement, and superior ability in research and writing are the keys to a successful candidacy. Our principal requirement is a dedication to Texas and its full sovereignty under the Constitution of the United States.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Researching, analyzing and making recommendations on the Foundation’s policy issues
  • Writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, and testimony
  • Working with various stakeholders, organizations, and state/national think tanks to ensure quality research and recommendations
  • Monitoring and testifying before various legislative committees and state agencies
  • Effectively communicating the Foundation’s policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including legislators, their staff, and the media
  • 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
  • Supporting other work of the Foundation


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One to three years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated support of free market principles
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills
  • Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative and regulatory issues
  • Ability to effectively advocate the Foundation’s principles and recommendations
  • Experience interacting with legislators, media, stakeholders, and general public preferred
  • Experience with the relevant policy issues preferred
  • Spanish-language proficiency (DELE C1/C2 or equivalent) not required but strongly preferred.

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

Jennifer Carter, Director of Talent and Culture

Texas Public Policy Foundation

[email protected]

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