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Opportunities With Goldwater

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.


Vice President, Development

The Goldwater Institute projects an annual growth rate of 20 percent and seeks an accomplished leader to direct and execute all aspects of fundraising required to drive and sustain this growth. The Vice President is responsible for leading all aspects of a complete fundraising program including strategic planning, hiring, and execution. The fundraising team currently has five members.


Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top-level supporters of the Goldwater Institute. Additionally, the Officer 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.


Director of IT

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the day-to-day operation and support of Goldwater Institute technology activities. This individual will organize, install, and support the company’s infrastructure systems. The leader of this group is responsible for all administrative tasks and technical guidance that facilitates successful server deployments, operations, and support.


Director of National Litigation

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.


Healthcare Policy Director

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.


Education Policy Analyst

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. 


Ronald Reagan Fellows Internship & Law Clerk Program

An important part of the Goldwater Institute's mission is to equip young people with the knowledge and skills required to advance the free market ideals championed by President Reagan. Each year, the Institute pursues this goal by offering college students and recent graduates the opportunity to participate in the Ronald Reagan Fellows Internship Program.

The program was named in honor of the late President Ronald Reagan, a recipient of the Barry Goldwater Award for his incomparable leadership and commitment to human freedom. According to the program's founder, Mr. Dean Riesen, "It is a tribute to President Reagan's faith in future generations and will help those generations carry on the great work he began."

Apply for the Ronald Reagan Fellowship Here

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