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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.
Job ID
2023-2072
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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 March 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.
Job ID
2023-2112
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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.
Job ID
2023-2120
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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.
Job ID
2023-2161
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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.
Job ID
2023-2198
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking full-time, in-person research assistants to work with scholars in its Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies department. Research assistants will study a wide variety of issues related to American history and political thought, American political and legal institutions (including Congress, the presidency, the courts, and the Constitution), culture, and liberal education. The anticipated start date for this position is summer 2024. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, academic transcript, and 500-word writing sample on a topic related to American history, politics, law, or literature with their online application.
Job ID
2024-2210
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The Housing Center at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person (senior) research/data analyst to assist in creating, managing, and analyzing large datasets to derive insights and inform US housing policy. The center conducts cutting-edge research and publishes an unprecedented set of risk metrics to improve the operation of housing markets, mortgage lending practices, and housing policy. Working directly with the center’s codirectors on the full range of the center’s initiatives, this role encompasses data science, business intelligence, and statistical programming. While we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible, May graduates should consider applying. Responsibilities will include creating, cleaning, and analyzing new datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and helping draft research papers and other materials. The weight of these responsibilities may vary depending on whether the position is filled by a (senior) research analyst or (senior) data analyst. A (senior) research analyst will focus on researching and writing, and a (senior) data analyst will focus on analyzing data. This position requires superior technical and quantitative skills, the capacity to develop additional skills, and high proficiencies in writing, research, communication, and organization. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of housing 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. Final title and salary are commensurate with experience. Please outline in your cover letter which title you feel your qualifications most accurately represent. AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Applicants must submit a cover letter demonstrating their interest in housing policy and noting quantitative and technical experience and skills, a resume, an unofficial academic transcript, and a writing sample with the online application. Finalists will be asked to pass a brief coding test.
Job ID
2024-2214
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute is seeking a full-time, in-person research assistant to support the work of Senior Fellow and Asness Chair in Applied Liberty Jonah Goldberg. In addition to his AEI position, Mr. Goldberg is editor in chief of The Dispatch, host of the podcast The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg, a syndicated columnist, and a CNN contributor. The research assistant will conduct research on a wide range of policy-related topics to assist Mr. Goldberg with his long-term writing projects, columns, lectures, newsletters, and media appearances. The research assistant will also help produce Mr. Goldberg’s podcast and manage scheduling and logistical tasks related to Mr. Goldberg’s travel and speaking commitments. The anticipated start date for this position is May 2024. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in Mr. Goldberg’s work and AEI’s mission, academic transcript, and 500-word writing sample on a topic related to American history, politics, law, journalism, or literature with their online application.
Job ID
2024-2216
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-persongovernment relations manager to promote AEI’s domestic policy scholarship among key audiences, including members of Congress, their staffs, and other national policy actors. The manager’s primary responsibility is to maximize the impact of AEI’s ideas in federal policymaking by helping AEI scholars educate policymakers on key domestic policy issues—particularly education, workforce, and opportunity policy. Reporting to the managing director of Government Relations, this employee will be responsible for managing AEI’s engagement with federal policymakers and their staffs, key government officials, and outside policy organizations. Other responsibilities will include organizing and managing meetings, briefings, and events; maintaining and expanding contacts through Salesforce and other database tools; and tailoring mass-marketing products. Successful candidates will be self-starters with strong oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and organization skills, a keen interest in public policy and research, and the ability to inform and persuade diverse audiences, meet tight deadlines, multitask, and prioritize. The employee in this position will report to the managing director of Government Relations and may supervise interns. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, academic transcript, and 500-word writing sample on any topic.
Job ID
2024-2218
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person research assistant to work on polling, demographic trends, and American politics for AEI’s Survey Center on American Life, directed by Senior Fellow Daniel A. Cox. The anticipated start date for this position is May 2024. Responsibilities for this position include assisting with research, writing, and editing for studies, papers, articles, op-eds, and media appearances. The employee in this position will also manage the Survey Center’s online presence. This includes social media posting and engagement, administration of website properties, online advertising, and media impact monitoring. The research assistant will also create visual content based on the Survey Center’s research, manage timelines for posts, gather and analyze metrics, and track social media and news mentions. Additional responsibilities include using statistical software programs to clean, manipulate, and analyze data and using data-visualization software to develop charts and graphs. Finally, this employee is responsible for helping plan and execute conferences and events. Duties include long-term projects and administrative support. Desired skills for this position include excellent organizational and writing skills, social media account management experience, attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in social policy, demographic trends, American governmental institutions, and social mobility. Knowledge of current events, politics, and economic news is also important. Qualified applicants should submit their resume, a cover letter, academic transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to American politics or public opinion studies with their online application at www.aei.org/jobs. This employee will report to the program manager of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies and may supervise interns.
Job ID
2024-2219
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a hardworking, creative, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual to work in person with a talented team of fundraising professionals to cultivate donor relationships, share scholars’ work with supporters, and manage crucial database projects to strengthen AEI’s strategic outreach. This role offers a great opportunity for anyone interested in expanding on or developing a passion for nonprofit fundraising and public policy. The ideal candidate must be able to collaborate on a team, possess strong writing skills, and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, and academic transcript.
Job ID
2024-2223
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person government relations assistant/associate to join the Government Relations team in promoting AEI’s scholarship among key audiences, including government officials on Capitol Hill, executive branch staff, and others. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Job ID
2024-2224
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Team OverviewThe Academic 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 assistants support AEI’s higher education outreach by coordinating campus outreach and scholar events, producing newsletters and materials for online engagement, recruiting student leaders, and hosting the annual Summer Honors Program. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Job ID
2024-2225
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time, in-person coalitions assistant to promote the work of AEI scholars and facilitate our development of relationships with key leaders in think tanks, business organizations, nonprofits, community groups, and state and local governments across the country. The assistant will split their time between supporting the coalitions team, which is responsible for state and local outreach, and the FREE Initiative, an outreach project led by Senior Fellow Ian Rowe that seeks to empower the rising generation through supporting institutions. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter demonstrating their interest in AEI’s mission, academic transcript, and 500-word writing sample on any topic. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Job ID
2024-2230
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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.
Job ID
2024-2231
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
AEI is seeking a full-time, in-person research assistant to work with two China studies senior fellows, Dan Blumenthal and Derek Scissors. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. The position’s major responsibilities include conducting research and providing support on issues related to Chinese corporations and Chinese foreign policy. Other major topics are Chinese domestic politics, Indo-Pacific security and economic relations, and US strategy in the Indo-Pacific. Administrative duties include scheduling and organizing events. Other duties include overseeing long-term projects and supervising department interns. This position requires excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills, particularly a strong ability to read and research in Chinese. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in Asian studies and should be academically curious and able to manage multiple competing priorities at once. AEI offers 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 a topic related to the position.
Job ID
2024-2232
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
About the OrganizationThe 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 scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in the belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture. Overview AEI seeks a hardworking, creative, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual to work with a talented team of fundraising professionals and support the financial and analytical needs of the Development department. This role offers a great opportunity for anyone interested in expanding on or developing a passion for nonprofit fundraising and public policy. The ideal candidate must be able to collaborate on a team, possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. The employee in this role reports to the director of Development operations and works full-time and in person in AEI’s office in Washington, DC. AEI is open to hiring either a senior associate or a manager for Development grant operations, and this role’s title will be determined based on the candidate’s experience level. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible. Responsibilities- Senior Associate- Be an active member of the fundraising team, working directly with Development staff, program managers, and research staff to manage projects’ financial components.- Serve as a bridge among program managers, research staff, the Development department, and the accounting team.- Facilitate communication, collaboration, and problem-solving across departments.- Create budgets and financial reports that support AEI’s innovative, collaborative fundraising approach and ensure adherence to the funder’s requirements.- Communicate with and advise research staff on expenditures related to funded programs.- Summarize grant terms and conditions for input into the grant master file system.- Monitor revenue recognition for budgeting, reporting, and closing in collaboration with others.- Track financial aspects of grants as research programs administer them.- Manager (Note: The manager role will encompass many of the senior associate’s responsibilities, as well as the following.)- Proactively lead the fundraising team, working directly with Development staff, program managers, and research staff to manage projects’ financial components.- Identify and address potential issues before they escalate, ensuring smooth operations and effective collaboration among departments.- Communicate financial information clearly and effectively to non-finance stakeholders.- Advise and strategize with research staff on expenditures related to funded programs.- Provide insight and recommendations to support strategic decision making.- Review proposed grant terms with stakeholders before the organization accepts them, raising any potential issues.- Prepare interim analyses and assure timely reporting to funders.Qualifications- Senior Associate: 1+ years of full-time, relevant work experience- Manager: 3+ years of full-time, relevant work experience - Experience working with budgets (required)- Knowledge of grants processes (preferred)- Interest in public policy and AEI’s mission and intellectual curiosity- A strong aptitude for customer-relationship management databases, such as Salesforce, and accounting software, such as Sage Intacct and SAP Concur (required)- High proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint- The ability to work closely on a team while independently managing and prioritizing multiple assignments with tight deadlines and multiple stakeholders- Numerical adeptness and a commitment to data accuracy- A proactive and creative but grounded mindset, with the ability to solve problems and forecast in a dynamic environment- Exceptionally strong oral and written communication skills- A bachelor’s degree (required)- A master’s degree in nonprofit administration, public administration, or public policy (encouraged)Physical Requirements and Working Conditions at AEI- The employee is regularly expected to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone, and keyboard. This job requires close-up vision for computer work.- The employee must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.- The employee must be able to work in a confined area.- Moderate noise (e.g., from computers, phones, printers, and light traffic) is expected.- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities associated with this position.To Apply Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in onepdf document:- Resume- Cover letter demonstrating your interest in AEI’s mission Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job.Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, director of outreach at Talent Market, who is managing the search process: katy@talentmarket.org.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.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.
Job ID
2024-2233
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a full-time, in-person human resources and internship program coordinator to join AEI’s HR and Talent Development team. This position offers a unique opportunity to oversee the day-to-day operations of a premier think tank’s internship program while assisting with talent acquisition and growth. This program coordinator will join a team of human resources professionals who deliver seamless hire-to-retire services to AEI employees in addition to services related to general HR and employment, compensation and benefits, operations and administration, talent management, and employee relations. AEI offers a stimulating work environment, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. Applicants should submit an online application complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a writing sample. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Job ID
2024-2234
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a full-time, in-person human resources coordinator to join AEI’s Human Resources and Talent Development team. This position offers an opportunity to focus on broad HR support, administration, and talent acquisition, bolstering human resources services for 290 employees. This coordinator will join a team of human resources professionals who deliver seamless hire-to-retire services to AEI employees in addition to services related to general HR and employment, compensation and benefits, operations and administration, talent management, and employee relations. AEI offers a stimulating work environment, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. Applicants should submit an online application complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a writing sample. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Job ID
2024-2235

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