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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

COO

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 COO who can make us even better. We grew by 60 percent over the past two years, and the upward trajectory continues. We are seeking a COO to lead an initiative for operational excellence, specifically to improve the Institute’s operational systems, processes and policies. The COO will be responsible for improving the internal flow of information, business processes and organizational planning. The COO reports to the CEO and will work closely with the Institute’s CFO, executive team, directors, and managers. The COO will maximize our resources and impact by ensuring that production runs as smoothly as possible.

The right candidate will be a strong leader with a proven track record of providing direction for associates at all levels and helping senior leaders perform at their highest level. Specific responsibilities include overseeing key business functions (technology, information systems, infrastructure), supporting expansion plans (space, personnel), developing human resource functions (recruiting, training, performance metrics), and identifying internal roadblocks and points of drag and implementing solutions.

Qualifications:

-A master’s degree in business or related field

-A minimum of five years high-level operations experience, preferably in a successful private business with at least 50 employees

-Demonstrated leadership and vision in creating and managing major initiatives

-Excellent verbal and written skills

-Persuasive with details and facts

-A demonstrated commitment to the Goldwater Institute’s mission

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.

Education Policy Research Analyst

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 research analyst in education policy 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.

State Policy Coordinator

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

The right candidate will be a strong leader who is strategically minded and comfortable presenting policy objectives. Specific responsibilities include:

  • * Help develop strategies and coordinate efforts to promote policies in individual states across the country.
  • * Explain policy objectives to legislative committees and other stakeholders.
  • * Coordinate state allies in support of the Institute’s policy reforms.
  • * Monitor emerging local and state government activity related to the Institute’s efforts in all 50 states.
  • * Research and analyzes state and federal legislation and public policy issues.
  • * Support the Institute’s lobbying efforts by tracking legislation, compiling legislative histories, and monitoring committee activity at the state level.
  • * Develop and maintain key department databases, reports, and documents.
  • * Assist with events, fundraisers, and similar projects related to the Institute’s public policy issues.
  • * Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public policy or related field
  • A minimum of five years high-level operations experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in creating and managing major initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Persuasive with details and facts
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Goldwater Institute’s mission

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.

Development Researcher

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute seeks an energetic, policy oriented, fundraising associate to direct the Institute’s donor and prospect research.

The Development Researcher is solely responsible for the research of all active, new, and prospective donors to the Institute. Specifically, the Development Researcher will conduct critical research on current and new donors to the Institute to identify top-level house prospects. The Development Researcher will also work to identify, research, and recommend potential high-level prospects from around the nation who might consider supporting the Institute if given the opportunity.

The Institute acquires new donors on a daily basis and critical research needs to be conducted on each one to determine giving capacity, policy areas of interest, and potential interest in the supporting the Institute at an increased level.

This position is not responsible for soliciting contributions from current or prospective donors.

The Development Researcher 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
  • ·         Superior research skills
  • ·         Excellent writing skills
  • ·         Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • ·         Enjoy working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • ·         Basic understanding of general fundraising techniques and tools
  • ·         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. Experience with donor and prospect research services, such as WealthEngine, LexisNexis, or another, is considered a significant plus. CRM database (specifically, Salesforce) experience 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.

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.

Litigation Investigator

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 to fill a newly created entry-level position that will assist the litigation team in investigating potential cases. Candidates for this Phoenix-based position must have the flexibility to travel in support of the Institute.  The Litigation Investigator reports to the Institute’s Vice President for Litigation and will work with the Institute’s CEO, executive team, directors, lawyers, managers, and investigative journalist. 

 

Responsibilities:

The litigation investigator will research and develop issues that may be targets of litigation, investigate potential cases that individuals bring to the Institute, conduct factual research on possible cases, identify potential Institute clients, and publish op-eds and other articles.  

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrate superb research skills, interpersonal skills, writing skills, determination, work ethic, and a commitment to freedom.  

 

Benefits and Application Process:

Goldwater pays a competitive salary commensurate with the entry-level nature of the position.  Benefits include: 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.

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