• Senior Manager, Economic Freedom

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 12:29 PM)
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  • Overview

    A well-functioning economy is grounded in the rule of law and allows markets to deliver mutually-beneficial outcomes absent undue government interference and favoritism towards particular businesses and individuals. As an experienced professional with practical substantive experience in topics related to these issues, you believe this vision is not sufficiently realized in the current economy. Government is increasingly erecting harmful regulatory barriers, interfering with the functioning of private markets, and advancing cronyism and corporate welfare through policies that allow well-connected groups to receive special benefits at the expense of everyone else.


    Come join our policy team as we foster a national conversation about economic freedom. As our Senior Manager, you will deploy knowledge of a wide range of topics including but not limited to: political economy, property rights, and the philosophy of freedom; fiscal policy; cronyism and corporate welfare; and regulatory reform. The role entails promoting our vision to external audiences, developing partnerships, and exploring opportunities that advance economic freedom and opportunity for all. Your responsibilities will include providing leadership to the team, driving the strategy behind the policy team’s engagement on these ideas, engaging in public representation, as well as a unique outreach responsibility to identify and maintain relationships with strategic prospects for partnership in this issue space.


    If you are committed to fostering culture where society is based on voluntary exchange and spontaneous order rather than top-down governmental policies, join us.


    Highlights of our Economic Freedom Policy Area:

    • Fiscal and Tax Policy: Ensuring limited government such that tax and fiscal policies do not threaten a free economy where economic growth and opportunity are available to all.
    • Regulatory Policy: Ensuring that laws and regulations protect individual rights rather than overburden individuals and businesses with undue barriers that reduce innovation, opportunity, and growth.
    • Cronyism and Corporate Welfare: Removing government policies that undermine the rule of law and create a two-tier society by providing spending, tax, regulatory, and other preferences to favored businesses and individuals at the expense of others.

    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Help lead formulation of the team’s plans and activities in the economic freedom issue area as well as driving our strategies on cronyism and corporate welfare
    • Provide direct supervision and strategic direction to a team of 3-5 performing work in this issue area
    • Drive external partnership, public outreach plans, and engage in public representation through speaking engagements at public forums, conferences, and other similar opportunities
    • Develop and write research and policy reports, or coordinate this activity with the team, that will directly contribute to the Institute’s understanding of this critical issue
    • Publish research and opinion pieces in public outlets
    • Advise and collaborate across the Institute and key partners to develop strategies which advance Institute goals
    • Identify curriculum for educational programs and present lectures and other educational presentations
    • Review grant proposals and make recommendations to key decision makers


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • 10+ years of experience with expertise on economic freedom issues
    • Demonstrated experience and interest in leading and supervising a team
    • Strong writing and analytical skills
    • Strong oral communicator, able to represent the Institute in public forums including seminars, scholarly panels, debates, and in print and broadcast media
    • Strategic thinker who understands the key thinkers, leaders and organizations in their field of expertise
    • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Solid understanding of and passion for individual liberty and classical liberal philosophy
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • Graduate level degree in economics, political science or related field, Ph.D. preferred
    • Federal or state policy experience preferred


    All candidates will be required to submit writing samples and a CV or list of their publications. Examples include research papers, articles, and op-eds.


    About Us

    You’re unique. And we love that about you. We’ve learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.


    The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies.


    Because here, your life’s work matters.


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