Assistant Director, Center for Principles and Politics
The Heritage Foundation's mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The Center for Principles and Politics (CPP) is devoted to increasing public understanding of America’s founding principles.
The Assistant Director is responsible, under supervision of the Director, for the commissioning and editing of CPP’s First Principles series of publications. The Assistant Director will also help manage the center and assist with education programming, in addition to publishing and giving talks on First Principles.
- Responsible for the commissioning and timely publication of CPP essays, special reports and monographs.
- Identify and recommend speakers and writers on topics relevant to CPP mission.
- Plan, monitor and participate in CPP educational programs, including teaching, public speaking and leading seminars and programs.
- Contribute to the intellectual and policy direction of the CPP.
- Write short pieces for The Foundry and other media outlets.
- Perform any other duties the Director may assign.
Job Type: FullTime
MA (PhD or PhD candidates preferred)
5 years relevant experience (which may include graduate studies). Well-versed in American political thought, including the American Founding, constitutional history, early Progressivism, and modern liberalism and conservatism.
- Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the particular educational and policy mission of the Center for Principles and Politics. Solid editing skills, in particular the ability to make complex arguments accessible to a general public. Must be very organized and able to manage a wide array of activities under deadline pressure.