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Employment Opportunities

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.

Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow

Independent is seeking applications for the new position of Research Fellow in Housing and Homelessness. The successful candidate will work from the Oakland headquarters and report to the Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation (COEI), which houses Independent’s housing and homelessness research program.


The Independent Institute is seeking a talented individual to serve as Controller, to play a central role in the organization’s financial reporting, recordkeeping, and HR administration, efficiently applying consistent standards of widely accepted accounting practices in maintaining the organization’s financial integrity. In addition, the Controller advises senior management in matters pertaining to staff and the organization’s operations in general.

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.

Marketing, Outreach, and Sales: Director/Manager/Coordinator

The Independent Institute is seeking talented individuals to lead Independent’s outward-facing promotion (apart from fundraising). The leadership team in this area develops and implements all marketing and social media plans and campaigns. The aim is to widen and deepen the audience for Independent’s ideas and publications, and to increase sales. Opportunities may be available at various levels, depending on the experience of the candidates.

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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