Manhattan Institute seeks a highly-motivated Program Officer for its Adam Smith Society—a national, chapter-based association of free-market MBA students and alumni. Since its founding in 2011, the Adam Smith Society has grown its presence to 34 student chapters in our nation’s elite business schools, professional chapters in nine major cities, and a base of 10,000+ members.
Reporting to the Society’s Director, the Program Officer will have his/her own portfolio of MBA student and professional chapters throughout the U.S. The Program Officer will manage all of the chapters in his/her portfolio, engage in program/event planning and execution and serve as the liaison between chapter leaders and the national office.
The ideal candidate will possess strong attention to detail and the ability and desire to ensure an exceptional member, guest, and speaker experience at every one of the 100+ on-campus and professional network events in their assigned portfolio. Successful applicants will thrive working both independently and in a team environment.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- 1-3 years of related work experience (relevant internships may be considered experience)
- Ability to manage multiple projects and work on assignments in a busy environment
- Exceptional attentiveness to detail and organizational capability
- Excellent verbal communications skills, both in person and by phone
- Ability to use professional and persuasive written and verbal communications skills to successfully interface with members, scholars, business leaders, political leaders, etc.
- An outgoing personality, discretion, good judgment, and the willingness and ability to act as an ambassador, both within the Society and at public events throughout the year
- Experience with MBA programs/students or with a membership organization (Greek organizations, Federalist Society, Social Clubs, etc.), a plus
- An interest in exploring and promoting the benefits of free enterprise
- Bachelor’s degree
This position requires the candidate to work out of our Manhattan office. The salary and benefits package for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:
- Cover letter which does not rely on stock language and specifically explains how the applicant’s experience relates to the job description, as well as your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.
Our internship program offers college or graduate students the opportunity to work in a diverse range of policy research, communications, and fundraising roles. Our interns work both independently and with the Society's staff, and often are involved in multiple complex projects simultaneously. Eagerness to learn, good organization skills, and strong interpersonal skills are essential traits in all Smith Society interns.
Please submit an application online using the online form below. We require one letter of a recommendation and a resume, which can also be submitted below. We will only consider complete applications. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to interview every candidate. Please consider your application received once submitted, and we will be in touch if you are selected for an interview. All questions should be directed to email@example.com
The Adam Smith Society Internship
- Help to maintain and expand the Society's social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
- Assist with the logistics of event planning and execution
- Research on potential speakers and venues
- Assist in the organization of membership tracking documents
- Other duties to assist staff as necessary (i.e., coordinate mailings, prepare meeting packets, etc.)
- Interest in the intersection between business and public policy
- Relentless attention given to creation of error-free work products
- Ability to work independently and on multiple projects at once
- Excellent writing and proofreading skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms. Graphic design experience and experience working with membership organizations a plus
- Fall Internship (lasting from early September - mid/late December): July 31
- Spring Internship (lasting from early January - mid/late May): November 15
- Summer Internship (lasting from early June - mid/late August): March 15
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