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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POLICY

Nevada (Las Vegas)

Position Summary: Director of Education 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 Education Policy is charged with leading all research on Federal, state, and local education policies, and for contributing to a full range of outreach and engagement tactics.  The Director of Education 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 Education 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 engagement and 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. Opportunity for growth. Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 Education Policy Search.

RESEARCH FELLOW

Nevada (Las Vegas)

Position Summary: 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 is charged with supporting research and data collection and analysis on a wide range of topics (e.g., health, education, housing, energy, economic development, water, urban planning) 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

  1. Research and Analysis
  1. 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@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.