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The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

About the Opening

The Senior Director of Communications at the Center for Growth and Opportunity  will lead the strategic development, implementation, and management of internal and external communication strategies, including media relations, marketing, digital, publications, and creative teams. As a member of the leadership team, the senior director will work closely with leadership to advance the profile of the organization, promote research, and expand the size and scope of key audiences.

This position is a new role at the CGO. Due to rapid growth in the organization, we have identified the need for a communications professional with years of leadership and tactical experience. We are constantly creating and innovating at the CGO, and this job would be no exception. This role offers someone the opportunity to grow and learn professionally and personally by building foundational capabilities.

As our organization grows, this position has the possibility to expand as well. This could become a Vice President, or equivalent, role over time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Guide the overall marketing, media relations, and communications strategies of the Center.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies and plans to promote research and opportunities as represented in research, publications, events, fellowships, and other activities.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Centers marketing and communications materials, which includes: websites, brochures, social networks, blogs, and videos so that organization brand and research are communicated consistently and effectively.
  • Oversee the graphic design and layout of research products and marketing materials.
  • Manage a growing team of communications, website, and graphic design professionals
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years experience in relevant communications, public relations, media, and/or marketing positions.
  • Non-profit marketing, media relations, and communications experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying communication opportunities and developing and leading communication strategy.
  • Relevant work experience with non-profit research and education institutions including universities, policy think-tanks, or other policy related groups.
  • Proven experience building brand awareness of an organization through marketing, public relations, and earned media.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with outside constituencies and partners, as well as staff, contractors, and supporters.
  • Experience supervising growing teams and individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment both independently and as part of a team.
Apply

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the CGO, 2) your preferred office location and/or availability to work from CGO’s office, and 3) your salary requirements
  • A brief writing sample

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: lauren@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Program Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity is responsible for working with our Senior Management and Board of Directors to quantify, measure and report on the organization’s mission-driven activities while maintaining industry standards and legal compliance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Grow the organization’s ability to track key metrics and build dynamic modeling to facilitate informed decision making across teams
  • Work with team members to understand and fulfill the organization’s commitments to key stakeholders: donors, the board of directors, research partners, etc.
  • Compile and communicate timely and accurate reports demonstrating the organization’s progress on key efforts and initiatives for and with Senior Management.
  • Drive the documentation and reporting on the organization’s annual strategy
  • Understand and use the CGO’s vision to drive all work efforts
Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience in business operations, program management, accounting, financial analysis, data analytics, information systems and/or other relevant field experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, political science, engineering, science or related field required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to higher education in a small, focused, teaching environment
  • Proven record to manage, track, and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-directed and comfortable with ambiguity and an ever-changing, high growth environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a portfolio of representative project work
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
Apply

To apply, please have three letters of recommendation sent to hr@growthopportunity.org and fill out the application below.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Academic and Student Programs Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity is responsible for executing on the Center’s strong commitment to enhancing the education of students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute student program recruitment, selection, and trainings consistent with organizational values and mission
  • Coordinate with and educate prospective students on CGO opportunities
  • Interview and select students for all programs
  • Develop programming consistent with the strategy to meet the needs of the CGO student fellowship programs, including: CGO Undergraduate Research Fellowship, CGO Graduate Research Fellowship, Amy Rees Anderson Academic Entrepreneurs Fellowship, and the Koch Scholar Program
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders, including the research team and executive leadership, on relevant student program components
  • Hold students accountable to program expectations
  • Provide a meaningful and unique experience to all CGO students
  • Coordinate student fellow conference attendance
  • Mentor student program leaders
  • Build and cultivate relationships for potential internship opportunities
  • Encourage students’ post-graduation goals and guide them as they consider internships, jobs, external fellowships, and graduate studies
  • Facilitate student placement in leveraged roles post-graduation
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, history, journalism, or a related field required
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience, including supervisory experience
  • Experience working with students at an undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Commitment to higher education in a small, focused, teaching environment
  • Commitment to the development of students
  • Proven record to manage, track, and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Apply

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the CGO, and 2) your salary requirements
  • A brief writing sample

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market* via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: lauren@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

*Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity is looking for a Python Programmer to install, set up and help implement economic experiments and studies using O-tree. The Center is focused on implementing and designing social science experiments, with an emphasis on law and economics and criminal justice reform.

Requirements
  • Demonstrable experience in Python Programming, O-Tree and web implementation
  • Experience with local network setup, remote servers and database management is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work both independently as well as with a variety of people, is reliable and able to meet deadlines
  • Reliable
Apply

To apply, please have three letters of recommendation sent to hr@growthopportunity.org and fill out the application below.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity is looking for a part-time graphic design intern who is proficient with Adobe Illustrator and IndDesign. The graphic design associate will create unique and engaging design elements that supplement our policy research, academic programs, programming, and student programs. Candidates must be able to meet the daily design needs of the organization.

With career aspirations and professional goals in mind, the graphic design associate will gain practical graphic design experience in a professional setting under the mentorship of a director of communications and senior graphic designer.

The position is for a maximum of 20 hours per week and is considered an internship. Candidates may start as early as May 1, 2019.

Qualifications
  • Preferably pursuing a degree in graphic design
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Must have an understanding of design fundamentals and typography
  • Be able to manage his/her own projects
  • Be able to give and receive constructive feedback
Apply

To apply, fill out the application below.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity (CGO) strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the CGO is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The CGO is looking for early-career researchers that are interested in building a research portfolio on technology and regulation to join our Innovation Fellowship. Innovation Fellows will focus on developing their own research agenda around the intersection of technology and public policy. Fellows will also be provided with training and workshops to develop research and communication skills. These positions are for one year but may be renewed for a second year.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute a research agenda on technology policy.
  • Write op-eds, blog posts, and other short-form products.
  • Represent the Center at events and conferences.
  • Assist the planning and design of research projects commissioned through the CGO.
  • Assist in general outreach and communications efforts.
  • May represent the CGO in media interviews.
Qualifications
  • Experience in research surrounding technology policy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience leading, coordinating, and/or supervising the work of others.
Apply

To apply, please fill out the application below.