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