Job Openings

Location: Location: Vegas (or Reno)
The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) is a nonprofit (501c3), independent (bipartisan) policy research center focused on delivering relevant, fact-based and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region. The Director of Social Policy is charged with leading all research on Federal, state, and local social policies (e.g., health, demographics, aging, safety nets, immigration), and for contributing to a full range of outreach and engagement tactics. The Director of Social Policy is charged with building a research program and policy agenda that informs current public debates about social policies in Nevada and the region. The Director of Social Policy is responsible for conducting rapid-response and long-term analysis of data and programs, as well as developing and writing policy papers and testimonies of various lengths and formats for a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate is a self-starter (with nonprofit experience) with demonstrated success in leading and managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, organizing public outreach activities, and communicating effectively to a broad audience.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Research and Analysis

    Develop and execute a project plan and agenda for evaluating and analyzing relevant public/social policies that affect Nevada and the Intermountain West region.

    Serve as the Guinn Center’s institutional expert on social policy.

    Analyze emerging public policy issues and trends and produce Guinn Center policy publications including issue briefs, white papers, conference papers, presentations, and testimony, using primary and secondary research sources.

    Lead and participate in coalitions of experts and advocates on social policies.

    Represent the Guinn Center in high-visibility forums, including meetings with elected officials, policymakers, issue experts & stakeholders, national conferences, and the media.

  2. Public engagement and outreach

    Manage existing and build new relationships with community partners.

    Help plan and organize events to share Guinn Center research.

    Help plan and manage working groups across many stakeholders.

    Support development efforts by drafting concept papers, letters of intent, proposals, reports, and all other necessary fundraising-related documents along with senior leadership.

  3. Grants & Contract Management

    Be knowledgeable about current grant and contract obligations, reporting requirements and reporting formats and templates, and work with staff to ensure those obligations and reporting requirements are met.

    Help maintain database of current and prospective funders.

    Help prepare narratives and financial reports to foundations and other funders as needed.