CATO – Senior Director for External Affairs

The Cato Institute seeks to hire a senior director for external affairs, with overall responsibility for the Cato’s institutional outreach efforts. The position will involve developing and executing an outreach strategy, including government relations, coalition relations, reaching new audiences and varied constituencies, and looking for new opportunities to advance Cato’s products and message. This position will report to the president and executive vice president of the Institute. He or she will be a part of Cato’s senior management team and will work closely with the directors of communications, marketing, and development, and with the Institute’s senior policy scholars. Communications, networking, management, and leadership skills are essential. Substantial experience in public relations, think tank management, coalition building, or marketing would be helpful. Must be able to provide strategic advice, counsel, and creativity to public policy issues. Must understand the philosophy of liberty and limited government and be able to articulate and advance it. An ideal candidate would be goal-oriented, strategic, libertarian, creative, and experienced. Will oversee a staff of 5. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. This is a full-time position in Washington. Interested candidates contact No phone calls.

David Boaz
Executive Vice President
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax (202) 842-3490

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