Apply Now: Associate Director of the Campus Free Expression Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.
BPC’s Campus Free Expression Project promotes campus policies and programs that foster a safe and welcoming environment for robust intellectual exchange. The project works with college leaders to develop campus-specific solutions to promote open inquiry and prepare the next generation for citizenship and leadership. The Campus Free Expression Project is a component of BPC’s Democracy Project, which works to “ensure our democracy has transparent and fair processes, trustworthy and accountable institutions, and civic-minded and bipartisan leaders.”
In late 2021, BPC Academic Leaders Task Force released its report, Campus Free Expression: A New Roadmap. The report’s recommendations have been adopted by public and private higher education institutions.
The Associate Director will have a leading role in the next stage of advancing the report’s recommendations and other initiatives of the Campus Free Expression Project. The successful candidate will help in convening private symposia for college leaders, hosting public events, educating elected officials and state policymakers, and drafting policy recommendations for an evolving higher education landscape.
The Associate Director will also represent BPC at meetings on campus with university officials and policy peers. He or she will assist in setting strategy for the Project’s work; conducting detailed research and analysis; managing relationships with stakeholders, funders, and experts; overseeing project; and managing staff.
Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director will work closely with senior advisors, consultants, and members of BPC’s Democracy Project.
Successful candidates will possess:
- an advanced degree, doctoral degree preferred;
- experience working in a higher education setting;
- a passion for campus free expression and academic freedom issues;
- excellent research, writing, and policy development skills;
- demonstrated success organizing and managing projects, meeting deadlines, and managing staff;
- experience moving ideas from conceptual stages to completion;
- the ability to work independently and within a team, think creatively, express ideas in a non-partisan fashion, and work well in a bipartisan organization;
- and the ability to manage multiple tasks, plan, organize, and communicate effectively.
Individuals interested in this position should submit, in one document:
- a resume;
- a cover letter;
- a writing sample;
- and three letters of reference.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About the organization
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.
BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.
BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.
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