Development WriterAmerican Enterprise InstituteWashington, DChttps://talentmarket.org/aei-devo-writer/ About the American Enterprise InstituteThe American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, and entrepreneurial culture. About the RoleThe American Enterprise Institute is seeking a Development Writer to support the fundraising department’s efforts to build, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with donors and prospects who share AEI’s core values: free people, free markets, limited government, economic opportunity for all, and a strong American role in the world. This position will focus on drafting and editing written proposals, reports, and other communications for individual, foundation, and corporate donors across the range of AEI’s scholarly areas of focus. The ideal candidate has at least three years of experience in communications, grant writing, or fundraising. They possess first-rate writing and communication skills, with an excellent command of grammar, usage, tone, and other stylistic features; a strong ability to proof and edit copy; and the ability to meet tight deadlines and multitask. AEI seeks a highly organized individual who is interested in building a career in fundraising, skilled at distilling complex policy issues, and seeks to master the art of writing in another person’s voice. This is a full-time in-office position located in Washington, DC. AEI is open to considering more senior-level talent for this role, candidates with a higher level of experience are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities:- Collaborate with individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising teams to draft proposals and reports for donors and prospects- Work with AEI scholars, program managers, and research assistants to develop fundraising proposals- Develop marketing material including one-pagers, decks, e-newsletters, solicitation letters, and book letters- Review and edit fundraising material written by the development department including thank you notes and acknowledgments Qualifications:- At least three years of experience in communications, grant writing, or fundraising- Excellent command of grammar, usage, style, and tone- First-rate organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail- Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines- Excellent proofreading and editing skills- Comfortable with complex policy issues and skilled at distilling dense material- A keen interest in current events, public policy, free enterprise, and AEI’s mission- Proficiency in Microsoft Office- Experience in publishing/design software or donor management software is a plus How to ApplyQualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:- Résumé- Cover letter detailing your qualifications, your interest in this position and AEI’s mission, and your salary requirements- Writing sample roughly 500 words in length (grant proposal, letter of inquiry, or other fundraising material preferred) *All submissions will be kept confidentialApplications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/. There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Keaveney, Outreach Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: Stephanie@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. Only direct applications will be considered. 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 consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a full-time, in-person media relations assistant/associate to promote AEI scholars and their work in economic, financial services, and health care policy. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. The media relations assistant/associate reports to the managing director of media relations. Duties include:- Promoting AEI’s scholars who specialize in economic policy, health care policy, and related areas of domestic policy;- Integrating AEI scholars’ work into the national conversation;- Building relationships with scholars in assigned areas and with select media;- Serving as the primary point of contact for economic, financial services, and health care media requests;- Arranging media briefings;- Drafting pitches and releases;- Distilling complex policy issues into shorter formats;- Promoting and facilitating media coverage of conferences and events;- Tracking metrics; and- Working with the communications team on special projects.This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex policy material into clear and straightforward prose. Candidates must have a keen interest in policy and be able to handle multiple tasks in a frequently busy and demanding environment. Experience with deadlines and related work experience are preferred. Strong applicants will have existing contacts among print and online journalists, reporters, producers, and editors from national news bureaus, including TV and radio networks and cable news. The ideal candidate must be able to think strategically and plan comprehensive media outreach. A bachelor’s degree in economics, English, history, or political science is preferred. We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs, complete with a resume, cover letter, and 500-word writing sample on any topic.
The American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Education Policy Studies team seeks a full-time, in-person data analyst to assist in creating, managing and analyzing large datasets to derive insights and inform education policy decisions. This role encompasses data science, social science, and big data–management projects. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the department has successfully undertaken ambitious data collection and reporting projects as part of the Return to Learn Tracker to monitor the pandemic’s effects on the nation’s students and education system. The data analyst has been and will continue to be a crucial part of these projects as AEI’s Education Policy Studies continues to use similar tools and approaches with exciting new projects. The data analyst will primarily collaborate with Senior Fellow and Deputy Director Nat Malkus on data collection and research projects. This position requires excellent technical and quantitative skills—and the capacity to develop additional skills—as well as high proficiencies in writing, research, communication, and organization. Responsibilities will include creating, cleaning, and analyzing new datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and helping draft research papers and other materials. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of education policy. Creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask with minimal supervision are essential. A master’s degree in public policy, data analytics, or other quantitative methods field is preferred. AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Applicants must submit a cover letter demonstrating their interest in education policy and noting quantitative and technical experience and skills, a resume, an unofficial academic transcript, and a writing sample with the online application.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person events associate to assist the outreach department with event planning and execution and help plan and produce special annual events. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, and academic transcript. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person analyst to conduct independent research, lead interns, and support foreign policy scholars in advancing the mission of the Critical Threats Project (CTP). CTP produces detailed, objective analysis and forecasting on America’s core national security challenges and provides concrete recommendations to address them. CTP also trains the next generation of policymakers and analysts who will continue to address these challenges. The primary area of focus for this position will be Iranian internal and external security and foreign policy activities, including but not limited to: Iran’s military capabilities, regional influence, and soft power outreach. Other responsibilities include selecting, training, and developing interns; intellectually contributing to other research efforts; providing feedback on technological innovation projects; and providing other research and administrative support as required. The ideal candidate works well on agile, collaborative, hard-working teams, can reprioritize based on changing research and publication needs, and possesses excellent research, writing, task management, communication, and organizational skills. A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy and strong technological instincts are required. Analysts interact in a bespoke research database daily and utilize cutting-edge technology to complete research. Language proficiency in Persian (Farsi) is highly desired but not required. The CTP team operates in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. An excellent candidate welcomes challenge and will embrace his or her role in achieving the CTP mission. AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
The American Enterprise Institute is inviting candidates to apply for two open scholar positions in the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies. The program is open to mid-career academics, government, and civilian professionals in foreign policy and security studies who are looking for an opportunity to deepen their work. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The program begins in January 2024, although the starting date for new Jeane Kirkpatrick scholars is negotiable to accommodate existing personal and professional obligations. The program’s duration is one year from the start date, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Fellowship Benefits:Guided by the belief that American liberties are best preserved by a robust national defense and US global leadership, senior research fellows will conduct in-depth research to produce policy recommendations intended to enhance American security and interests. AEI will assist fellows in developing and disseminating their research by providing the support and training needed to publish serious longer works, place their work in the nation’s most-read publications, brief policymakers, and host public and private events at the Institute. Application Process:Qualified applicants should apply at www.aei.org/jobs and submit a resume and a 1,000-word statement addressing academic interests, how this fellowship will enhance their professional goals, and which scholars they would like to work with in AEI’s foreign and defense policy department. Join Us:The Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program presents an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to national discourse and shape the future of foreign and defense policy.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking full-time, in-person research assistants to work with senior economists. AEI economists study a wide variety of economic policy issues related to the US economy, tax policy, international finance, political economy, financial services, and health care. The anticipated start date for these positions is summer 2024. Responsibilities include supporting research through managing, retrieving, and analyzing data; editing and contributing to scholarly papers, articles, op-eds, and books; creating and formatting charts, graphic displays, and tables; and writing literature reviews and background reports using national and international publications. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in economics and public policy and experience using economic methodologies, acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large datasets, and using statistical programs—preferably Stata. A strong math or statistics background is required, and coursework in linear algebra, multivariable calculus, and econometrics is strongly preferred. AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission and work, unofficial academic transcripts, and a writing sample with their online application.
The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time, in-person communications and research assistant or associate to work in the Domestic Policy department. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. The position’s primary responsibility is to manage the department’s strategic marketing and communications activities, including email newsletters, social and digital media, public and private events, and media relations. Other duties include overseeing audience development, managing contact lists, measuring the impact of the department’s communications activities, and assisting the program manager with organizational support for the department. This position requires a self-starter with excellent writing, research, communication, and organizational skills. The ideal candidate for this position will combine experience in the media or press with an outstanding academic record and strong project-management abilities. Creativity and an ability to multitask are essential, and a degree in political science, communications, English, journalism, or a similar field is required. We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on any topic.
Team OverviewAcademic Programs department at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) aims to renew healthy civic engagement on college campuses—and in America’s public square—by informing, equipping, and developing thoughtful and principled student leaders who will elevate the tone and substance of policy discourse with the ideas and scholars of AEI. The team facilitates educational and professional opportunities that provide students with the skills of civil and substantive discourse, strengthen their commitment to classical liberal ideas and institutions, and motivate them with AEI scholarship and principles. Reflected in all its programs and resources are AEI’s beliefs in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.Role OverviewThe Academic Programs associates support AEI’s higher education outreach by overseeing large student summits and conferences, coordinating student professional development programs, supporting faculty outreach, and hosting the annual Summer Honors Program. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a full-time, in-person Research Assistant to support a critical new initiative, Coalition Defense of Taiwan, to identify alternative strategies for the defense of Taiwan. The project, a partnership with the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), will detail US interests and objectives vis-à-vis Taiwan, the Chinese threat to Taiwan, prospects and strategies for forming a regional and global deterrent coalition, possible coalition interests and objectives vis-à-vis Taiwan, and recommended coalition courses of action. Through tested methodology, deep subject matter expertise, and leveraging of policy-community knowledge, this project will make a significant contribution to understanding the requirements for successful coalition deterrence and warfighting in the Indo-Pacific. This project is scheduled for a one-year term, with the potential to be extended past May 2024. The research assistant will primarily be responsible for providing support on research, writing, and editing in support of the project leads, Daniel Blumenthal and Frederick W. Kagan, and will work closely with the project coordinator for the initiative. Other duties include facilitating planning exercises, working groups, and other events; supervising interns; and collaborating with the ISW analytical team to ensure project cohesion. Research assistants may have opportunities to publish work or receive authorial credit on project deliverables. This position requires excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in Asian studies, should be academically curious and able to take initiative on research lines of inquiry, and must be able to manage multiple competing priorities at once. Applicants must be proficient in Mandarin Chinese.Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, unofficial academic transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample with their application. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person editor or senior editor in the Editing Services department. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. AEI’s Editing Services department works with scholars, authors, and staff to help communicate ideas with maximum clarity and impact. The department is responsible for editing and coordinating the production of books, reports, and other projects for all research departments. In addition, the department edits shorter materials, including website copy, newsletters, event materials, scholar biographies, and press releases. This person will edit materials of varying lengths, styles, and subjects, ranging from short, informal promotional materials to extensive, academic books. This person will also work closely with the director of Editing Services to manage departmental priorities, maintain the AEI style guide, and help with AEI Press management and book promotion. This position requires exceptional editing and writing skills, including mastery of English grammar, familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, excellent attention to detail, and strong organizational and communication skills. Five to 10 years of professional editing experience is required, and an interest in and familiarity with public policy is strongly preferred. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs, complete with a resume, a cover letter, and unofficial transcripts.
The Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a full-time, in-person program assistant. The program assistant should have a strong interest in advancing American national security and deterring threats posed to the US by Iran and the Salafi-jihadi movement. The program assistant reports to the CTP director. This position aids the program associate in supporting a team of six analysts and one portfolio manager and fulfills myriad CTP operational responsibilities. This position starts as soon as possible. Major responsibilities include assisting with CTP’s business functions, such as accounts payable, communications coordination, and information technology projects; providing administrative support to the CTP director and program associate; maintaining processes to publish and promote content; facilitating collaboration with other AEI teams and the Institute for the Study of War (ISW); and measuring impact. The successful candidate will have a solutions-oriented attitude amid challenges and set a positive tone and culture for the team. About CTPCTP’s objective is to inform and educate policymakers, the intelligence and military communities, and all interested citizens who need to understand the nuance and scale of threats to America’s security.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank in Washington, DC, seeks an on-site, collaborative team player to become our next marketing operations associate. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. The person in this role will work closely with colleagues throughout AEI on all aspects of email marketing. Primary responsibilities include training and educating users on marketing system features and best practices; supporting the implementation, management, and analysis of email marketing campaigns across the Institute; and managing the marketing platform’s configuration. We’re searching for someone enthusiastic about email marketing and about training and mentoring colleagues on best practices in marketing. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of marketing automation experience with Marketo or a similar platform, keen attention to detail and quality, exceptional oral and written communication skills, a self-starting attitude and entrepreneurial spirit, and an interest in the principles of expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. This is an excellent opportunity to help administer the systems that drive AEI’s marketing and outreach. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with their online application at www.aei.org/jobs.