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Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at csbs.utah.edu
Wed Sep 17 12:10:47 MDT 2003


New Sutherland Job Openings
(Posted September 17, 2003)


The Sutherland Institute has begun an aggressive growth campaign and a 
vital part of this effort includes the immediate search to hire just the 
right team of group members to ensure its success. At the full-time 
staff level, we are currently seeking the right six individuals to help 
us meet the objectives of this campaign.

Our mission is to provide Utahs policy makers with a voice of reason 
and expertise in the complementary causes of strong families and 
communities and personal and economic freedom.

While the Sutherland Institute continues to be principle-based, 
conservative-minded, and free market-oriented, we are not ideologues. We 
expect to maintain a humility in our opinions, a civility in our 
associations, and a respect for democratic processes. We expect new 
group members to exercise these same attributes.

We require strong and exact public policy skill sets from new group 
members. We also require a mature entrepreneurial attitude: we are a 
business; our financial viability is essential and ALL group members are 
responsible for that viability. Group members must think creatively, 
productively, and entrepreneurially; they must achieve personal 
excellence within a cohesive team; and, they must successfully integrate 
and coordinate individual strategies among the group. We are NOT looking 
for policy wonks or political groupies that, in turn, are looking for a 
comfortable seat to occupy. We are seeking genuinely motivated and 
competent individuals who have our groups long-term best interests 
first and foremost in their hearts and minds.

New group members will be personally responsible to aggressively nurture 
three areas of public policy influence: leadership, service, and 
involvement. Each new member will be expected within his or her 
stewardship to provide visionary and groundbreaking work, meet specific, 
immediate, and current policy needs and requests, and seek 
community-based solutions and outreach.

Each new group member will have the opportunity to help define the 
expectations of their own individual performance. No one will be 
micromanaged in this new partnership, but this liberty requires high 
performance standards, exact accountability, and success.

The Sutherland Institute is seeking qualified and enthusiastic 
candidates for the following six positions: Vice-President of Marketing 
& Development, Operations Manager, Policy Analysts (2), Community 
Affairs Specialist, and Receptionist/Research Assistant.

1. Vice-President of Marketing & Development:

Qualified candidates will have a strong marketing and development 
background to accompany a solid understanding of politics and public 
policy. Qualified candidates must hold important skill sets to market 
the group and its projects to potential donors and to work closely and 
encouragingly with other group members to maximize promotion of group 
strategies. They must be good natured, easy to approach and, equally 
important, fearless in one-on-one outreach and the mass communication of 
group ideals, programs, and projects.

This position is all about money and message: the successful inflow of 
new revenue and effective communications in selling the Institute and 
its products.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) a case study of a successful development project 
for which you were responsible, 3) a case study of a successful 
marketing plan for which you were responsible, and 4) a letter of 
recommendation from the beneficiary of one of your successful 
development or marketing plans.

Salary up to $60,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
November 1, 2003.


2. Operations Manager:

Qualified candidates will have competent skill sets in office management 
and accounting, must have an eye for detail, efficiency, and cost 
savings, must be firm in holding to corporate policies with other group 
members and yet congenial, must be skilled and comfortable working with 
and maintaining corporate finances, and must view the long-term 
interests of the group above immediate circumstances.

The person in this position represents an internal check and balance on 
the traditional non-entrepreneurial weaknesses of a 
non-profit
 
organization. This person will ensure we are run like a business in our 
day-to-day operations. Qualified candidates will be good natured, easy 
to approach, and philosophically compatible with the objectives of the 
group. Candidates will have the responsibility of organizing a new 
office from top to bottom.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) a brief written synopsis of your office management 
experiences, with specific examples of your organization skills and your 
interpersonal skills, 3) a sample of your strong accounting skills, and 
4) a brief essay on 
How an office ought to run.


Salary up to $40,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
October 1, 2003.


3. Policy Analyst (education emphasis):

Qualified candidates will have a thorough understanding of public 
education issues, school choice reform policies, and a strong belief in 
self-reliance in education; they will be able to demonstrate 
comprehensive public policy skill sets including articulate and 
persuasive communications as well as strong analytic abilities; they 
will manifest and project civility and humility in their work; and, they 
must be able to demonstrate an ability to successfully market policy 
ideas to potential donors.

Qualified candidates also will have demonstrable aptitude in a variety 
of other public policy issue areas such as taxes, budgets, and fiscal 
policy.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) two published writing samples (one on education, 
the other of your choice), 3) an analysis of Sutherlands recent 
education report, Saving Education and Ourselves (online at 
www.sutherlandinstitute.org), and 4) a letter of recommendation from a 
political or policy opponent.

Salary up to $60,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
November 1, 2003.


4. Policy Analyst (poverty emphasis):

Qualified candidates will have a thorough understanding of public and 
private health and welfare issues; they will be able to demonstrate 
comprehensive public policy skill sets including articulate and 
persuasive communications as well as strong analytic abilities; they 
will manifest and project civility and humility in their work; and, they 
must be able to demonstrate an ability to successfully market policy 
ideas to potential donors.

Qualified candidates also will have demonstrable aptitude in a variety 
of other public policy issue areas such as the environment, community 
planning and growth, and transportation.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) two published writing samples (one on poverty, the 
other of your choice), 3) an analysis of Sutherlands poverty report, 
Neighbors in Need (online at www.sutherlandinstitute.org), and 4) a 
letter of recommendation from a political or policy opponent.

Salary up to $60,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
November 1, 2003.


5. Community Affairs Specialist:

Qualified candidates will have demonstrable experience in working with 
grassroots organizations, building coalitions, and new community 
outreach. They will manifest and project civility and humility in their 
work; they must be personable, putting people above projects, while 
still maintaining project integrity; and, they must have excellent 
organizing and implementation skill sets.

The person selected for this position will administer the groups new 
Community Solutions Councils and our Community Leadership Program. This 
person will develop inter-organizational relations, active coalitions, 
and targeted grassroots. This person also will be expected to 
aggressively develop relations among students at colleges, universities, 
and high schools.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) two personal case studies demonstrating your 
organizing and coalition-building skill sets, 3) a brief essay regarding 
your thoughts on finding 
lasting solutions
 to community problems, and 
4) a letter of recommendation from a person who has benefited from your 
outreach in community affairs.

Salary up to $50,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
November 1, 2003.


6. Receptionist/Research Assistant:

Qualified candidates will need typical front office skill sets including 
excellent organizational skills, the ability to work under deadlines, 
and precise and accurate communication skills.

In addition, qualified candidates will possess advanced computer skills 
(Word, Excel, Internet, database), as well as demonstrable research 
skills. The ability to handle multiple tasks at once, a proven record of 
dependability, the willingness to work effectively in a team 
environment, and maintain a positive rapport with staff, management, and 
clients are essential for this position.

Qualified candidates should provide the following personal and 
professional information: 1) a current resume, including at least three 
solid references, 2) two samples of basic written communications (i.e., 
sample letters), and 3) a brief summary of a recently completed research 
project (personal or professional).

Salary up to $24,000, benefits, and incentives. Projected start date, 
November 1, 2003.


All qualified candidates should send requested materials (preferably by 
email, in Word format) to Jill Burton at jburton at sutherlandinstitute.org.







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