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Candidates selected for interviews with the Goldwater Institute will be contacted within four weeks of application. We will make every effort to contact all applicants, but because of the number of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee you will be contacted.

The Goldwater Institute is always seeking to add skilled professionals to its growing team. Successful candidates will be strongly committed to the Goldwater Institute’s mission and have demonstrable success in policy development, litigation, management, public relations, fundraising or another area of significant value. In your cover letter, please state clearly what position you would seek to create (or fill) and the value you would bring to the Goldwater Institute. Attach your one-page resume. Materials may be sent via e-mail to Roger Zetah at rzetah@goldwaterinstitute.org or careers@goldwaterinstitute.org. No phone calls please. For current job openings, see those listed below.


Media Manager

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Media Manager. The Manager handles media inquiries and develops strategies to garner positive media attention regarding the organization’s policy and litigation activities.  The Manager will also execute the organization’s external media and marketing strategies and reports to the Communications Director.

The Manager must be have strong relationships with national media decision makers and influencers, and must be able to cultivate and nurture new relationships within national news organizations. This includes national TV network producers and anchors, nationally syndicated radio program hosts and producers, national print and online journalists and editors.

Over the past eighteen months, the Goldwater Institute's media footprint has grown rapidly, and the Institute is featured in major national print, radio and television outlets on a weekly basis. The ideal candidate should feel well-equipped not only to maintain this level of coverage but execute a plan to continue this trend of consistent growth.


Vice President, Development

The Goldwater Institute projects an annual growth rate of 20 percent and seeks an accomplished leader to direct and execute all aspects of fundraising required to drive and sustain this growth. The Vice President is responsible for leading all aspects of a complete fundraising program including strategic planning, hiring, and execution. The fundraising team currently has five members.


Healthcare Policy Director

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Healthcare Policy Director. The Healthcare Policy Director will lead the Institute’s healthcare research efforts and to reform healthcare policy in Arizona and across the United States. The Director will author and commission studies, draft legislation, and coordinate legislative activity surrounding healthcare legislation. The research component of the job requires well-written and well-researched papers to be published by the Goldwater Institute throughout the year on a number of relevant topics to frame and influence the debate on healthcare policy. The Director will report to the Vice President, External Affairs.


Director of National Litigation

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Director of National Litigation who can make us even more effective. We are seeking a Director of National Litigation to aid in the development and promotion of the Goldwater Institute’s litigation objectives across the country.  Candidates for this Phoenix-based position must have the flexibility to travel in support of the Institute.  The Director of National Litigation reports to the Institute’s Vice President for Litigation and will work with the Institute’s CEO, executive team, directors, lawyers, and managers.

The right candidate will be a strong leader who is strategically minded and comfortable litigating and developing litigation strategies.


Vice President for Research

The Goldwater Institute seeks a leader to direct, plan, organize and manage the Institute’s research and idea development. The Vice President for Research will work closely with the Institute’s leadership team, will direct and supervise the work of all research directors and analysts, and will coordinate research and policy development with other Associates in the organization. The Goldwater Institute guarantees the accuracy of all of its research findings. The Vice President must have the highest integrity as s/he will be responsible for the direction, content and quality of our research. In addition, the Vice President will work with the researchers, litigators, development and media teams to plan seminars, policy forums, conferences, tele-townhalls, and other activities to advance the research.


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