Now Hiring: Executive Director

OVERVIEW

Cicero Action is seeking an experienced Executive Director to advance the organization’s government affairs efforts, set long-term government affairs strategy, and represent the organization externally to turn innovative ideas into policy. 

We are seeking an individual with experience lobbying state legislators, legislative staffers, and state executive branches to achieve policy outcomes. The individual should have a deep understanding of public policy, ideally with a basic understanding of health care, homelessness, regulatory reform, public safety, and higher education. They should be skilled at dealing with multiple high-priority projects at the same time and should enjoy engaging and interacting with a diverse array of individuals across several states daily in person, online, and via phone.

Cicero Action offers an exciting and disciplined environment. We are a smart and dedicated team, all of whom wear many hats to ensure the overall success of our mission. This job is a unique opportunity for a smart and hardworking person who passionately shares our values and wants to be part of an organization seeking to improve government and reshape policy to expand liberty and create prosperity for all.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director will be tasked with:

  1. Partnering with lead government affairs consultant as they manage state-level government affairs contractors and relationships with in-state partners
  2. Managing internal government affairs staff
  3. Working with leadership to determine target states and their priorities
  4. Ensuring the team and contractors are responsive to policymakers and lobbyists and they receive everything they need to succeed
  5. Signing off on research materials that are adapted to policy materials
  6. Developing and implementing state strategy and aligning it with broader Cicero priorities

Success will be measured by the number and impact of enacted reforms, the strength of relationships that lead to success, and increasing clarity on Cicero priorities and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS

An extensive familiarity with state legislative processes and knowledge of state policy issues. Strong written communication skills, political awareness, process management, adaptability, and the ability to recall details and share them with other stakeholders. Must also have attention to detail, professional appearance, the ability to listen, and a willingness to travel extensively, especially during legislative sessions.

TO APPLY

We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. To apply, please submit your resume and three professional references to Whitney Munro at [email protected]. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health benefits, 401k, and a generous paid leave plan. Candidates must live in Austin, Texas or be willing to relocate. For highly qualified, exceptional candidates, remote options may be considered.