The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Manager of Outreach Communications and Operations as part of our outreach team to lead the strategic development, implementation, and management of education programs and research dissemination. Target audiences include congressional and committee staff, federal agencies, business community representatives and external affairs organizations. This role will work closely with members of the outreach, communications, and research teams and reports to the Vice President of Outreach.
-Develop and manage educational programs and forums for policymakers, including federal agencies, and other key audiences that feature the potential application of Mercatus research in the reform of government institutions and the development of economic and regulatory policies.
-Develop creative communications content to ensure that Mercatus research products are presented in an accessible and timely manner.
-Establish and enhance strategies and networks for the dissemination of Mercatus research products to relevant policy audiences.
-Connect team members and scholars with contacts made through educational programs and digital promotion.
-Assist Mercatus outreach and research teams in evaluating the highest value contribution that Mercatus scholarship can bring to research resources available in a public policy field, including original and derivative research products.
-Coordinate internal communications and reporting between outreach team and events, marketing, publications, research and other Mercatus departments.
-Identify opportunities for collaboration or research development with other organizations and individuals who derive value from using Mercatus research.
-Familiarity and well-established relationships with policy and opinion-shaping communities, especially think tanks, academic researchers and policymakers.
-Demonstrated experience building relationships across organizations and with individuals.
-Excellent oral skills in translating economics research into layman’s language.
-Demonstrated writing and editing skills in developing short-form written and infographic products that effectively communicate research findings.
-Proven ability to prioritize, delegate, and coordinate responsibility across teams.
-At least five years relevant work experience in policy research/analysis or communications.
-Commitment to the mission of Mercatus.
-Project management experience is strongly preferred.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems.
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