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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 No phone calls please. For current job openings, see those listed below.

  • Manager of Strategic Engagement

    About the Role

    The Goldwater Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position to serve as a Manager of Strategic Engagement. This role will support the Institute’s efforts to advance free market reforms at the state and federal level and will work with the Director to develop strategies for success.

    Primary Duties

    • Build and maintain relationships with policy organizations and state legislators
    • Identify, create, and assist with opportunities for Goldwater experts to engage the state legislative process
    • Oversee the timely distribution of Goldwater’s research and commentary to state-based and national policy allies
    • Represent Goldwater at conferences and key policy meetings

    Minimum Requirements

    • 3-5 years experience working in a legislative position or in a government affairs department for a think tank, association, state or local government or in the for-profit sector.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the legislative process at the state and federal level
    • A demonstrated appreciation for Goldwater’s mission and principles
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and strong oral and written communication skills

    To Apply

    To apply, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary expectations to

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