The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Program Manager as part of our State and Local Policy Project to manage our research production.
-Under the supervision of the Program Director, manage and grow the State and Local Policy Project. Serve as the primary point of contact across Mercatus on this program and manage all program logistics including research and administration.
-Work with the Program Director to commission original academic research regarding state and local policy, including fiscal and regulatory policy. This includes helping to identify specific questions for research, contracting with outside university-based scholars, shepherding research from conceptualization through publication, and managing deadlines.
-Collaborate with the outreach and communications teams to develop and implement strategies to disseminate publications to Mercatus audiences.
-Write and edit quarterly and annual reports, as well as other reports as needed, that outline the program’s successes, works in progress, and goals.
-Work with the Mercatus events team to conceive, organize, and execute public events that disseminate state and local policy research to key audiences.
-Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving several personnel and multiple stakeholders.
-Familiarity with and enthusiasm for research related to state and local policy. An understanding of public choice, new institutional economics and/or Austrian economics is a significant plus.
-At least three years of relevant work experience in higher education or policy research.
-Commitment to the mission of Mercatus.
-Supervisory experience is preferred.
-A BA or BS in economics or a related field. An advanced degree, or substantive professional experience with policy analysis, is preferred.
Help Us Grow
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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