November 20, 2018

Senior Manager, Strategy

R Street Institute
November 20, 2018
Washington, DC
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R Street Institute

Washington, DC

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks a senior manager of strategy to be part of a team that will help us grow from $8 to $20 million-plus in the next few years. This person will report to the Director of Strategy and support strategic initiatives aimed at scaling the business. If you want to join an energetic organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need.

Your typical day at R Street may include coordinating strategic planning efforts across policy teams; coordinating resourcing, budgeting and programming P&L with the finance team; helping the business development team align program-level goals with fundraising plans; defining metrics and targets for evaluating outcomes with the policy and government affairs teams; or project managing new product-development initiatives. Priorities for this role include aligning program-level goals and structures with organization-level goals, and coordinating strategic elements across organization-wide functions and processes.

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for individuals with at least five years of relevant job experience in business, consulting or finance, driving results for internal interests or external clients. We’re especially interested in candidates that have significant project-team experience, have owned analytical work, and possess deep understanding of operational processes. Candidates should possess the following competencies:

  • Demonstrable writing experience for a donor/client audience in short-form summaries, such as effectively communicating complex ideas in PowerPoint presentations and long-form written analysis
  • Ability to structure quantitative and qualitative research and conduct analyses that inform decision making
  • Skilled in group facilitation and presentation in project-team settings as well as donor/client-facing environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills that balance empathetic listening and straightforward communication
  • A bias toward action, and a drive to learn from others and work with integrity and positivity
  • A strong desire to collaborate and motivate colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Why this Role is Compelling

The breadth of R Street’s work, our small team structure, and the intensity of our rapid-response culture make this role fast-paced and a great learning opportunity to move toward ownership roles with significant responsibility. You will use your excellent business acumen to lead strategic planning, develop frameworks, guide decision making, solve problems and provide analytical insight and business judgment to support strategic initiatives across R Street’s organization.

This is a full-time job based in Washington, D.C., and requires a daily presence in our office. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families), a wellness benefit, an employer-subsidized mobile phone benefit, 401(k) contributions with up to a four percent match and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact ideal individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. We will hold in-person interviews in our D.C. office.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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