D⁠i⁠rec⁠t⁠or of The George G⁠i⁠bbs Cen⁠t⁠er for Econom⁠i⁠c Prosper⁠i⁠⁠t⁠y

  • Reports directly to Senior Vice President
  • Full-time position
  • Preferably based in Tallahassee but must be in Florida
  • Full health and retirement benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid holidays, annual leave and medical leave
  • Travel expected
  • Desired start date September 2024
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3+ years of experience in non-profit working in policy
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Notable relationship-building skills 
  • An understanding of Florida politics and public policy, with a specific interest in and experience working on economic policies, such as taxes, state budget and regulations
  • Capacity to conduct and oversee small and large-scale research projects
  • Ability to engage with prospective and existing investors
  • Commitment to the principles of limited government and free markets
  • Experience in fundraising

We will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

  • Establish JMI’s policy priorities on an annual basis for the Center, working in coordination with other team members, policymakers and other external stakeholders to advance these policies year after year.
  • Develop and implement an annual strategic plan for the Center that identifies specific goals for measuring success and new opportunities to scale capacities.
  • Create and sustain fundraising opportunities and relationships.
  • Develop research and commission academic studies, policy papers, issue briefs and other content necessary for supporting the Center’s policy priorities and recommendations.
  • Develop relationships with elected officials, legislative and administrative staff and media, providing expertise and educational testimony as needed.
  • Build and expand coalition relationships within the state, identifying individuals and organizations with alignment on economic policies and free-enterprise issues.
  • Draft, write and edit original op-ed columns and columns developed by other team members or outside contributors.
  • Attend related conferences and events around the state and the country.
  • Demonstrate a comfort performing public speaking engagements, serving as an ambassador for JMI and an authority on state policy issues prioritized by the Gibbs Center.
  • Work with team members to maintain the policy calendar, updating as needed with release dates for publications and participation in outside events, including conferences speaking engagements and JMI-related events. 
  • Collaborate with team members on media outreach, including background interviews, newspaper editorial board meetings, TV, radio, and social media engagements.
  • Consult with JMI grants manager to assist with identifying funding opportunities and contributing to grant proposals, especially those that advance funding specific to the Center.
  • Work in coordination with development team to identify and execute tailored fundraising opportunities for new and existing JMI members.
  • Attend fundraising and donor-facing events and meetings as requested.
  • Perform other policy-related tasks as needed.

Interested applicants should e-mail resume and cover letter to JMI Executive Vice President Becky Liner at bliner@jamesmadison.org with the subject line “Director of the George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity.” Please do not call the office.