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Candidates selected for interviews with the Goldwater Institute will be contacted within four weeks of application. We will make every effort to contact all applicants, but because of the number of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee you will be contacted.

The Goldwater Institute is always seeking to add skilled professionals to its growing team. Successful candidates will be strongly committed to the Goldwater Institute’s mission and have demonstrable success in policy development, litigation, management, public relations, fundraising or another area of significant value. In your cover letter, please state clearly what position you would seek to create (or fill) and the value you would bring to the Goldwater Institute. Attach your one-page resume. Materials may be sent via e-mail to Roger Zetah at rzetah@goldwaterinstitute.org or careers@goldwaterinstitute.org. No phone calls please. For current job openings, see those listed below.

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Opportunities

Education Director

The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty. The Institute develops innovative, principled solutions to pressing issues facing the states and enforces constitutionally limited government through litigation. The Institute focuses its work on expanding economic freedom and educational opportunity, bringing transparency to government, and protecting the rights guaranteed to Americans by the U.S. and state constitutions.

Arizona has been at the forefront of market-oriented education reform for fifteen years and many of its cutting-edge policies serve today as a model for states nationwide. Arizona adopted a strong charter school law in 1994, and Arizona has a higher percentage of public school students attending charter schools today than any state in the U.S. Nearly 200,000 students attend charter schools in Arizona. This growth in the charter school sector has created unique challenges, including the maintenance of quality authorizers, monitoring the increase in state regulations, and accurately describing the level of charter school achievement. The Goldwater Institute has shaped many of Arizona’s best education reforms and has shared these ideas with policymakers nationwide. The Institute offers an exceptional opportunity for a results-oriented, motivated individual to help shape education policy in Arizona and nationwide.

The Education Director will operate out of the Institute’s headquarters in Phoenix.

Responsibilities:

  • Agenda setting for Arizona charter school reform and work with the Institute’s director of education to set the Institute’s education policy agenda
  • Research charter school and other education issues and write commentaries
  • Collect, analyze and interpret educational, specifically charter school, data
  • Track and review legislative proposals with a focus on charter school legislation
  • Respond to inquiries from legislative staff and the public at large
  • Author and co-author policy studies
  • Assist in the convening of panels, symposia and policy-issue luncheons
  • Build and manage partnerships within the state to increase public awareness of the challenges to charter schools and recommended solutions

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s or PhD degree in education policy, public policy, or related field.
  • At least five to 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent persuasive writing and speaking ability
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team

 

 

Application:

·         Address cover letter and resume and two writing samples, not to exceed 10 pages total, to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please. The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

·         Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, and PTO.

Director of National Litigation

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Director of National Litigation who can make us even more effective. We are seeking a Director of National Litigation to aid in the development and promotion of the Goldwater Institute’s litigation objectives across the country.  Candidates for this Phoenix-based position must have the flexibility to travel in support of the Institute.  The Director of National Litigation reports to the Institute’s Vice President for Litigation and will work with the Institute’s CEO, executive team, directors, lawyers, and managers.

The right candidate will be a strong leader who is strategically minded and comfortable litigating and developing litigation strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • * Develop a litigation strategy focused on state constitutions outside Arizona.
  • * Provide the scholarly groundwork for state constitutional activism through published articles and seminars.
  • * Develop a good working relationship with other state-based litigation centers and with market-based state policy groups that do not have litigation capacity.
  • * Coordinate and provide support for state-based litigation centers.
  • * Establish and lead training to cultivate talent for state-based litigation centers.
  • * Litigate and supervise litigation in other states.
  • * Coordinate closely with the policy team to prepare to defend Goldwater policy initiatives in other states.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. and at least five years litigation experience, including trials.
  • Superb appellate advocacy and brief-writing skills.
  • Scholarly publications.
  • Ability to develop successful legal strategies.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and collegiality.
  • Commitment to freedom.

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of three references to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org.

Director of the Barry Goldwater Legacy Society (BGLS)

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute seeks an energetic, policy oriented, fundraising associate to direct the management and growth of the Institute’s planned giving program.

The Director of the Barry Goldwater Legacy Society (BGLS) is responsible for relationship management and growth with current BGLS members and prospective BGLS members. Specifically, the Director is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of current BGLS members, and also with identifying and cultivating prospective BGLS members. The Director is responsible for soliciting donations from active and prospective donors, meeting BGLS enrollment goals, working with supporters to define their legacy support, and building a lasting relationship with current and prospective BGLS members who so generously consider the Institute among their chief interests.

The Director is required to meet and cultivate new BGLS members in Arizona and throughout the U.S. As an ambassador for the Institute, the Director will lead donor meetings and events, and attend policy forums, community events and other organization and civic gatherings to develop donor relationships.

The Director of the Barry Goldwater Legacy Society will be in a position to grow with the organization and develop a long-term career at the Institute with increased responsibility.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ·         A bachelor’s degree
  • ·         Ability to travel
  • ·         Excellent conversational skills and tactfulness
  • ·         Understanding of general fundraising techniques and tools
  • ·         Excellent writing skills
  • ·         Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • ·         Enjoy working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • ·         Ability to understand and discuss Institute initiatives and current legal and policy issues
  • ·         Understand and embrace the Institute’s mission and public policy objectives

Qualified candidates will exercise maturity, professionalism and integrity at all times, and possess skills to handle multiple projects in a growing organization. Fundraising and CRM database (specifically, Salesforce) experience both considered a plus. Experience with planned giving programs considered a significant plus.

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org.

Senior Development Associate

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute seeks an energetic, policy oriented, fundraising associate with at least several years of experience with fundraising.

The Senior Development Associate is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top-level supporters of the Goldwater Institute. Additionally, the Senior Associate is responsible for meeting and cultivating top-level prospective donors—introducing them to the Institute and beginning a relationship that will ultimately result in major gifts to the Institute.

Top-level supporters and prospective donors are located in Arizona and across the nation, so the ability to travel is a must. As an ambassador for the Institute, the associate will lead donor meetings and attend policy forums, community events and other organization and civic gatherings to develop donor relationships.

The associate will be in a position to grow with the organization and develop a long-term career at the Institute with increased responsibility.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ·         A bachelor’s degree
  • ·         Ability to travel
  • ·         Excellent writing skills
  • ·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills and tactfulness
  • ·         Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • ·         Enjoy working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • ·         Ability to understand and discuss Institute initiatives and current legal and policy issues
  • ·         Understand and embrace the Institute’s mission and public policy objectives

Qualified candidates will exercise maturity, professionalism and integrity at all times, and possess skills to handle multiple projects in a growing organization. Several years of fundraising experience is a must. Additional consideration given to candidates with fundraising experience in the area of policy development and/or litigation groups. Experience with a CRM software (ideally, Salesforce) is considered a plus.

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org.

Healthcare Policy Director

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Healthcare Policy Director. The Healthcare Policy Director will lead the Institute’s healthcare research efforts and to reform healthcare policy in Arizona and across the United States. The Director will author and commission studies, draft legislation, and coordinate legislative activity surrounding healthcare legislation. The research component of the job requires well-written and well-researched papers to be published by the Goldwater Institute throughout the year on a number of relevant topics to frame and influence the debate on healthcare policy. The Director will report to the Vice President, External Affairs.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide research-based expertise to policymakers.
  • Provide expert commentary to the media.
  • Provide expert testimony to state or local-level policymakers when requested.
  • Research current healthcare issues and write commentaries.
  • Track and review legislative proposals.
  • Respond to inquiries from legislative staff and the public at large.
  • Author, co-author or commission policy studies.
  • Author weekly submissions to the Institute’s Daily E-mail series.
  • Assist in the convening of panels, symposia and policy-issue luncheons.
  • Assist as a team player in Institute functions and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Must have substantial experience in the field of healthcare policy analysis.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated research experience.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop the Institute’s healthcare policy priorities prior to each legislative session.
  • Meet with state leaders to promote the Institute’s agenda.
  • Provide commentary for the Daily email/Institute blog every week.
  • Author, co-author or commission 4-6 studies annually.
  • Develop strong relationships with state leaders and state and national media contacts who write about healthcare policy.
  • Active member in Institute events and board meetings as directed by the President.
  • Assist other policy or litigation teams as necessary and contribute to the Institute’s mission to advance liberty.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Goldwater Institute’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume, two writing samples (research preferred, 3-10 pp), and list of three references to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org.

Vice President for Research

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

The Goldwater Institute seeks a leader to direct, plan, organize and manage the Institute’s research and idea development. The Vice President for Research will work closely with the Institute’s leadership team, will direct and supervise the work of all research directors and analysts, and will coordinate research and policy development with other Associates in the organization. The Goldwater Institute guarantees the accuracy of all of its research findings. The Vice President must have the highest integrity as s/he will be responsible for the direction, content and quality of our research. In addition, the Vice President will work with the researchers, litigators, development and media teams to plan seminars, policy forums, conferences, tele-townhalls, and other activities to advance the research.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent educational or experience required.
  • A proven track record of developing or supervising the development of principled ideas that have taken root in statute or law.
  • In-depth knowledge of multiple public policy issues.
  • Experience managing experienced and inexperienced researchers.
  • Superior persuasive communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationships.

 

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume, two writing samples (research preferred, 3-10 pp), and list of three references to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org.

Project Manager

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

The Goldwater Institute seeks a manager to lead project management efforts.  The role requires the ability to manage cross-functional projects, meet deadlines, and ensure the completion of projects in time, under budget, and within scope.  This is a high visibility role is critical to the success of organization’s mission.  The Project Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organization’s strategy, commitments, and goals.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects.
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements.
  • Develop full scale project plans.
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff.
  • Manage project budget.
  • Manage project resource allocation.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines.
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate project management tools.
  • Provide direction and support to project team.
  • Quality assurance, quality control.
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders.
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results.

 

 

Core Competencies:

  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage a diverse team.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Teamwork.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Experience with project management tools (Microsoft Project, etc.).
  • Strategic planning.
  • Qualification in project management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.

 

Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

Address cover letter, resume, two writing samples (research preferred, 3-10 pp), and list of three references to Roger Zetah, CFO, Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix AZ 85004, or by e-mail to careers@goldwaterinstitute.org.  No phone calls please.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty, www.goldwaterinstitute.org

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