• Senior Fellow, Economic Opportunity

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 3:53 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 scholar with a solid body of publications in topics related to these issues, you believe this vision is not sufficiently realized in the current economy. Government is increasingly erecting harmful 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 opportunity.


    As our Senior Fellow, you will deploy knowledge of fiscal/tax, labor, health care, and regulatory policy to help promote our vision, develop partnerships, and explore opportunities that advance economic freedom and opportunity for all.


    Your responsibilities will include driving the strategy behind the policy team’s engagement on these ideas, public representation, as well as a unique outreach responsibility to identify and maintain relationships with strategic prospects for investments in educational and partnership opportunities. 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 at the federal and state levels do not threaten a free economy where economic growth and opportunity are available to all.
    • Labor: Fostering an environment of mutual benefit, limiting unnecessary barriers between employers and employees, as well as between providers and consumers
    • Health Care: Advancing patient-centered reforms that will expand access to quality care at lower costs for more people
    • Regulatory Policy: Ensuring that laws and regulations protect equal rights rather than overburdening 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


    • Providing thought leadership to the development and execution of the team’s vision and strategy in the economic opportunity issue area
    • Drive external policy partnerships and engage in public outreach to advance the team’s goals in the economic opportunity issue area
    • Represent the Institute through public speaking engagements at public forums, conferences, and other similar opportunities
    • Publish research and opinion pieces in public outlets, as needed
    • 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 to key audiences
    • Review, recommend, and steward economic opportunity policy grants for the Institute



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • 10+ years of experience as a scholar with expertise and an established vita on economic opportunity issues
    • 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
    • Federal or state policy experience


    All candidates will be required to submit writing samples and a CV or list of their publications. Examples include substantive 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, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 

    The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. 

    Because here, your life’s work matters.


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