Thought this might be of interest to you or others in your circles.
Please pass this along at will. This is one of two new program
director positions currently open at Redefining Progress in San
DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM FOR ACCURATE PRICES
Redefining Progress is seeking a dynamic and creative director of a
newly defined Program for Accurate Prices (tentative name) to focus
on the correction of prices to reflect full environmental and social
costs. The program's approach has included environmental tax reform,
but the agenda is being expanded to include "social tax reform,"
fees, and other market mechanisms that would integrate currently
externalized costs into the prices of goods and services. The
objective is to develop and promote policies that put consumers in
the position to make market-based choices that more accurately
reflect their values and the costs to them and their communities. The
senior management team is being expanded and re-organized as part of
an organizational transition under a new Executive Director.
Developing, in collaboration with other staff, a five-year program
plan for advancing Accurate Prices, including strategic projects and
Working closely with the Executive Director to secure adequate
funding to carry out the plan;
Supervising staff members to meet program objectives and funding
responsibilities of the $300,000 program area;
Participating as a member of the Program Team in the refinement of
RPs overall program;
Meeting with funders and providing regular reports to funders as
requested by the Executive Director;
Attending and conducting meetings and conferences that advance this
program area and establish RP's leadership in the field;
Establishing relationships with existing and new advocate allies in
order to advance Accurate Prices as defined in the program plan;
Conducting original and secondary research to high professional
standards to make the case and explain the approaches to Accurate
Writing reports, op eds, speeches, and other communications that
advance Accurate Prices;
Being an engaging and effective spokesperson for RP; and
Being a congenial and responsible member of the RP staff.
An advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or corresponding
professional degree, in economics, finance, public policy, or related
Knowledge of and experience with tax policy is highly desirable;
Strong quantitative and analytic skills;
Strong communications skills, both written and oral;
Experience with advocacy efforts;
Experience managing a staff and projects with deadlines and deliverables;
Highly developed research and computer skills;
Ability to think and articulate ideas across disciplines;
Solid political instincts, if not experience;
Experience in program design and budgeting;
Experience as a mentor or coach to less experienced staff;
A network of professional contacts in areas pertinent to policy and prices; and
Comfortable making new contacts, delivering presentations and
exploring unfamiliar ideas.
This position should appeal most to an individual eager to define an
important policy agenda and advance it over time as part of a
significant and still
developing non-profit. Team building and learning will add to his/her
success. Humor and an appreciation of others' talents and backgrounds
add to job satisfaction in this position.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Position available January 15, 2000.
Please inquire by sending a resume, a list of published work, and a
report writing sample to: Search, Redefining Progress, One Kearny,
San Francisco, CA 94108.
Redefining Progress is an equal opportunity employer -- minorities,
women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
San Francisco, CA
Home office: 415-504-6474 (504-MISH)
Home office fax: Same as above, phone first for enabling
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