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DIRECTOR OF HEALTH POLICY

Organization: Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

Location: Vegas (or Reno)

Position Summary: Health Policy

The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) is a nonprofit (501c3), independent (bipartisan) policy research center focused on delivering relevant, fact-based and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region. The Director of Health Policy is charged with leading all research on Federal, state, and local health policies (e.g., Medicaid, behavioral health, access, social determinants, addiction), and for contributing to a full range of outreach and engagement tactics. The Director of Health Policy is charged with building a research program and policy agenda that informs current public debates about health policies in Nevada and the region. The Director of Health Policy is responsible for conducting rapid-response and long-term analysis of data and programs, as well as developing and writing policy papers and testimonies of various lengths and formats for a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate is a self-starter (with nonprofit experience) with demonstrated success in leading and managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, organizing public outreach activities, and communicating effectively to a broad audience.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Research and Analysis
  1. Public engagement and outreach
  1. Grants & Contract Management

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary plus benefits, including health, retirement, life insurance/long term disability, and vacation. Opportunity for growth. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position can be based in Reno or Las Vegas. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a 501 (c)(3) policy research center focused on providing data-driven solutions to decision makers in Nevada and the Intermountain West. For more information, please visit www.guinncenter.org. To Apply: This position is open until filled.

To apply, send resume/cv (including list of publications), cover letter with salary requirements, 3 references, and two relevant writing samples to: nbrune@guinncenter.org. Subject line: Director of Health Policy Search.

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL POLICY

Organization: Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

Location: Vegas (or Reno)

Position Summary: Social Policy

The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) is a nonprofit (501c3), independent (bipartisan) policy research center focused on delivering relevant, fact-based and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region. The Director of Social Policy is charged with leading all research on Federal, state, and local social policies (e.g., health, demographics, aging, safety nets, immigration), and for contributing to a full range of outreach and engagement tactics. The Director of Social Policy is charged with building a research program and policy agenda that informs current public debates about social policies in Nevada and the region. The Director of Social Policy is responsible for conducting rapid-response and long-term analysis of data and programs, as well as developing and writing policy papers and testimonies of various lengths and formats for a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate is a self-starter (with nonprofit experience) with demonstrated success in leading and managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, organizing public outreach activities, and communicating effectively to a broad audience.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Research and Analysis
  1. Public engagement and outreach
  1. Grants & Contract Management

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary plus benefits, including health, retirement, life insurance/long term disability, and vacation. Opportunity for growth. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position can be based in Reno or Las Vegas. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a 501 (c)(3) policy research center focused on providing data-driven solutions to decision makers in Nevada and the Intermountain West. For more information, please visit www.guinncenter.org. To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, send resume/cv (including list of publications), cover letter with salary requirements, 3 references, and two relevant writing samples to: nbrune@guinncenter.org. Subject line: Director of Social Policy Search.

DATA ANALYST

Organization: Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

Location: Vegas (or Reno)

Position Summary: Data Analyst

The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) is a nonprofit (501c3), independent (bipartisan) policy research center focused on delivering relevant, fact-based and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region.

We are looking for a Data Analyst – someone who loves data and puzzling over the gaps, trends, & possibilities. The Data Analyst is responsible for conducting rapid-response and long-term analysis of data, as well as developing and supporting the drafting of policy papers. The ideal candidate is a self-starter (with nonprofit experience) with demonstrated success in leading and managing qualitative and quantitative research projects and communicating effectively to a broad audience.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Research and Analysis

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary plus benefits, including health, retirement, life insurance/long term disability, and vacation. Opportunity for growth. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position can be based in Reno or Las Vegas. For more, please visit www.guinncenter.org. To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, send resume/cv (including list of publications), cover letter with salary requirements, 3 references, and two relevant writing samples to: nbrune@guinncenter.org. Subject line: Data Analyst Search.

 

RESEARCH FELLOW

Nevada (Las Vegas)

Position Summary: Guinn Center_RESEARCH FELLOW

The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) is a nonprofit (501c3), independent (bipartisan) policy research center focused on delivering data-driven analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region.

The Research Fellow must love data and writing! This person will be charged with supporting research and data collection and analysis on a wide range of topics (e.g., health, education, housing, energy, urban studies, economic development, natural resource management) and for contributing to a full range of outreach and engagement activities. The Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting rapid-response and long-term analysis of data and programs, as well as developing and writing policy papers and testimonies of various lengths and formats for a variety of audiences.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter (with nonprofit experience) with demonstrated success in conducting research, organizing public engagement and outreach activities, and communicating effectively to a broad audience.

Primary Responsibilities

Research and Analysis

Public engagement and outreach

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary plus benefits. Opportunity for growth. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position is based in Las Vegas. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a 501 (c)(3) policy research center focused on providing data-driven solutions to decision makers in Nevada and the Intermountain West. For more information, please visit www.guinncenter.org.

To Apply

This position is open until filled. To apply, send resume/cv (including list of publications), cover letter with salary requirements, 3 references, and two relevant writing samples to: nbrune “at” guinncenter.org. Subject line: Research Fellow.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Guinn Center is looking for a full-time (summer) or part-time intern (semester, 12 hrs/wk) who can support our research projects and public engagement activities. The successful applicant will be engaged in the following activities:
• Research policy issues (including education, social policy, tax policy, economic development, water)
• Attend legislative hearings during the 2019 Legislative Session and summarize legislative proposals
• Author original blogs and contribute to the Guinn Center’s blogs
• Help organize public engagement events
• Help manage communications strategy and social media, and
• Support senior staff

Requirements/Qualifications
A successful applicant will:
• Be open-minded (we’re a BIPARTISAN think tank)
• Have excellent writing and communications skills, and be able to meet deadlines
• Have a general understanding of/interest in policy issues affecting Nevada/Intermountain West
• Have previous research, data and/or outreach experience
• Have command of Powerpoint and Excel and feel comfortable creating graphs and charts
• Feel comfortable interpreting numbers/data
• Consider himself/herself highly independent and able to operate in an environment with limited management

To Apply
Please send a writing sample, a resume, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Nancy E. Brune at nbrune@guinncenter.org. Phone inquiries welcome at 702-916-0746.