Overview:

Right on Crime is a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in partnership with the American Conservative Union Foundation and Prison Fellowship, to promote conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders, and lowering taxpayer costs. The movement was born in Texas in 2007, and in recent years, dozens of states such as Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky have led the way in implementing conservative criminal justice reforms.

Right on Crime has the support of more than 90 prominent conservative leaders who have endorsed the principles of conservative criminal justice reform. These leaders include former Governors Rick Perry and Jeb Bush, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and former United States Attorneys General Ed Meese and Alberto Gonzales.

Right on Crime is looking to hire a position focused on prosecutorial reform based on conservative values and the rule of law.

Description:

Right on Crime’s new prosecutorial effort is looking for ideologically conservative prosecutors and assistant prosecutors to join the fight to ensure that today’s criminal justice system conforms to the first principles that have made the United States the society it is today – combatting crime, protecting rights, and ensuring justice is done. There are two open positions: director and policy fellow. The director will oversee the initiative’s strategic focus, identify new issue areas and development opportunities, and act as the figurehead of the initiative. The policy fellow will assist the director in his or her endeavors and provide support for the effort. Personnel in both roles will be required to conduct and provide research, attend meetings, and organize collations around the principles of conservative reform.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Testifying before legislative committees, general educational outreach to lawmakers, and lobbying;
  • Developing legislative priorities that advance evidence-based, conservative prosecutorial reforms;
  • Building coalition support;
  • Research and writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, testimony, blog postings, and opinion editorials, and;
  • Conceptualizing and organizing policy events/activities designed to educate policymakers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor, with 3 or more years of prosecutorial experience;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills;
  • Experience and proficiency in interacting with legislators, media, stakeholders, as well as the general public;
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and articulate complex legal and legislative issues; and
  • Ability to advocate for Right on Crime’s principles and recommendations.

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

Graeme Taylor

Texas Public Policy Foundation

careers@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.