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Project Manager – Federal Policy

The Manhattan Institute is seeking a project and policy manager for its federal policy portfolio, which includes economics, energy, and health care. The policy manager's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) ensuring the timely, coordinated, and effective launch of research reports, (2) organizing lectures, conferences, and private briefings with private sector and government officials, (3) research assistance, and (4) developing and executing outreach plans to put the Institute's work in the hands of key policymakers and other individuals.

The policy manager must be entrepreneurial, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and adaptable. Policy managers are involved deeply in every stage of the projects they work on--from conception to strategy to execution. Prior research or advocacy experience in federal policy is not necessary--though such experience will be considered favorably. A keen interest and aptitude for public policy however, is essential. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to learn complex subjects  quickly and comprehensively. Strong interpersonal skills are equally crucial, as the position involves working closely with events, communications, development, research, and other teams, as well as the Institute's executive staff. Successful candidates must be able to coordinate and keep track of a number of scholars' research activity, many of whom are not employed on site; strong organizational skills, therefore, are also crucial.

The Manhattan Institute is a lean, dynamic, and intellectually-driven environment. High degrees of intellectual curiosity, individual accountability, and productivity are crucial to successfully operating in our workplace.

This position is an  opportunity to rapidly develop a wide range of skills, and to work closely with some of the country's most influential policy thinkers. Because the position is at the intersection of research, communications, operations, strategy, and fundraising, it offers a wide range of possibilities for growth.

This position is based in New York City and is ideal for candidates newly out of college or those with less than five years of professional experience.

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter to Troy Senik at tsenik@manhattan-institute.org.

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