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Development Officer

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public policy think tank located in midtown Manhattan. For the past 30 years, MI scholars have been committed to developing and disseminating policy ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility in America. To finance our scholarship, the Institute relies on gifts from individual, foundation, and corporate supporters.

We are seeking candidates to fill a new position on our Development Team. This person will be responsible for maintaining and building new external relationships for the Institute. The position requires a strategic thinker who is capable of articulating the value of the Institute’s projects and goals to a sophisticated audience of supporters. We seek an individual who thrives in entrepreneurial, creative, and fast-paced environments.

Past fundraising experience is not required. The successful candidate may come from a variety of backgrounds—including public policy, industry, or academia. However, the candidate must demonstrate an interest in and experience with domestic policy issues and a desire to act as an ambassador for introducing the Institute’s work to potential supporters with advanced knowledge of the issues. Qualified applicants must hold past experience in translating nuanced ideas to high-level parties in a persuasive manner. Excellent presentation and writing skills are required.

Applicants lacking prior work experience that speaks to most, if not all, of these requirements will not be considered. A graduate degree (MA, MBA, JD, PhD) is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should email a cover letter that clearly lays out their interest in the position and how their experience would be valuable to the Manhattan Institute specifically (a stock cover letter will not be considered). Please email cover letter, a resume, and three references to, addressed to Jessica Perry, Director of Development.


Junior Graphic Designer

The Manhattan Institute seeks a full-time in-house junior graphic designer to create printed reports, newsletters, infographics, email invitations, and other engaging promotional materials. The Institute is looking for someone who is energetic and enthusiastic about visually communicating the overall mission of MI. He or she will also contribute to internal branding initiatives and overall marketing strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm with the fellows, communications team, and development team to create visual products that generate publicity for various initiatives through print and/or digital media
  • Work closely with the MI webmaster to facilitate the application of new organizational branding guidelines to all print and digital products
  • Prioritize and execute multiple creative design projects on a daily basis


  • Printed policy reports, book covers, and quarterly presidential newsletters
  • Infographics and charts for print and social media platforms
  • Email marketing campaigns and invitations
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Image editing and art direction
  • Website graphics

Other duties:

  • Maintain well-organized files within MI’s database
  • Prepare files for print and communicate with external printers for important print jobs


  • 2-4 years of experience at a graphic design agency, studio, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in graphic design
  • Organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Data-visualization skills
  • Strong interest in public policy issues
  • HTML, CSS skills are preferred
  • In Design, Illustrator, and Photoshop skills a must.

Please send your resume and design portfolio to Tatyana Kustas, Senior Web Designer/Developer at




The Manhattan Institute, a 501(c)(3), is a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas
that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.

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