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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.


Director of Development

The Independent Institute is seeking an experienced, successful Development professional with a commitment to the principles of individual liberty and free societies to lead our fundraising program and lay the financial foundation to take Independent to the next level. We see great opportunity ahead in furthering our programs and extending the reach and impact of liberty across all age groups and around the world, and are looking for someone who is energized by the opportunity to work with our team to attract the resources needed to achieve our ambitious shared 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.


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.


Managing Editor

The Managing Editor is responsible for publications production, including overseeing the work of designers, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and printers involved in the publishing of books, e-books, audio books, journals, newsletters, white papers, and other items distributed by the Institute.


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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