Your current web browser is outdated. For best viewing experience, please consider upgrading to the latest version.


Send a question or comment using the form below. This message may be routed through support staff.

Email Article

Main Error Mesage Here
More detailed message would go here to provide context for the user and how to proceed
Main Error Mesage Here
More detailed message would go here to provide context for the user and how to proceed
search DONATE
Close Nav

The Manhattan Institute seeks a highly-motivated Program Manager for its Adam Smith Society. Founded by MBA students at some of America's top business schools, the Adam Smith Society brings together students and professionals to discuss and debate the contributions of the free market to advancing human flourishing and opportunity for all. Like its parent organization, the Manhattan Institute, the Adam Smith Society is committed to defending free enterprise while welcoming the participation of all open-minded people interested in the competition of ideas.

Since its founding in 2011, Smith Soc has grown to more than 15,000 students and professionals in its network and maintains 33 chapters at some of our nation’s top business schools as well as a national network of professional members.

Reporting to Smith Soc’s Executive Director, the Program Manager will play a leading role in working with and executing events for the Adam Smith Society’s student and young professional members, while contributing to all aspects of the Adam Smith Society’s efforts.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has project management experience, and has an interest in public policy and working with young professionals. Successful applicants thrive working both independently and in a team environment.

Required qualifications and skills

  • The ability to manage multiple projects and meet assignment deadlines in a busy environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational capability.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills, both in person and remotely.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to act as an ambassador for the Adam Smith Society and to successfully engage with young professionals and leading public policy experts.
  • Experience with project management or membership organizations a plus.
  • Desire to work in support of the Smith Soc mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of previous work experience required.

To apply

Candidates are to submit a resume with references and letter of interest—which does not rely on stock language and specifically explains how the applicant’s experience relates to the job description—for review to The ability to work out of the Manhattan Institute’s Manhattan office is preferred, though remote options will be considered. Remote candidates will be expected to travel as part of the position. The salary and benefits package for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.