The team at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University conducts research and provides programming on important, timely policy issues.

Current Openings

Current openings are listed below. Check back often to see if The Harkin Institute is hiring.

Associate Director of Retirement Security Policy

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is hiring an Associate Director of Retirement Security Policy. The Associate Director will work to achieve The Harkin Institute’s strategic vision in the retirement security policy area in collaboration with the organizational namesake, institute leadership, the student research team, and the Retirement Security Advisory Committee.

The Associate Director will implement the annual retirement security public policy agenda by conducting research, hosting educational programming, and building community partnerships around this issue.  Candidates should have a strong understanding of public policy theory and practice as applied to retirement security issues qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience at the state or national level working directly on public policy issues related to retirement security.   They will have a demonstrated ability to conduct social science research and analyze public policy proposals. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required to be successful. A Bachelor’s Degree is required in Law, Public Policy, Economics, Finance or a related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.

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Phone: 515-271-3623

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