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Careers at the Independent Institute

Conveniently located near the Oakland Airport, the Independent Institute is an award-winning, academic, non-partisan, public policy research and educational organization. We publish books and a quarterly journal, produce forums about issues in the news, and increasingly offer our materials in digital and visual media.

Chief Marketing Officer

The Independent Institute is seeking an experienced strategist and practitioner to lead Independent’s outward-facing marketing and outreach efforts (apart from fundraising). The chief marketing officer masterminds, develops, and implements such efforts, aiming to widen and deepen the audience for Independent’s ideas, and to increase distribution and purchases of Independent’s publications. This role is located in the office in Oakland, CA or can also be virtual anywhere for the right candidate. This person will report to the President of the Independent Institute.

Development Coordinator/Assistant

The Independent Institute is seeking an organized and motivated person to join our team of Development professionals, providing critical support to ensure that the Independent Institute reaches our fundraising goals.

Social Media Manager/Coordinator

The Social Media Manager/Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing Independent’s social media program, providing an exceptional experience for those who visit Independent’s social media sites. The Manager contributes to the development and implementation of Independent’s Strategic Plan and the department’s operational plan. The Manager is responsible for Independent’s social media plan, strategy, related organic and paid campaigns, messaging, calendars, and schedules for this work.

Student Internships

Student Internships in Acquisitions, Donor Relations, Marketing, Communications, Publications, and Research are available year-round. Applications are now being accepted for upcoming quarters.

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