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Job opening at American Atheists

I’d apply, except that 1) I already have a job, 2) I don’t meet most of the qualifications, and 3) my ferocity might frighten David Silverman.

Public Policy Director

American Atheists, Inc., a non-profit and nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to the separation of religion and government and the equality of atheists, is seeking a qualified individual to take a leadership role in the development and implementation of its public policy activities. Responsibilities may include:

• Arranging and taking meetings with Congressional and Administration officials.
• Drafting action alerts for mass emails to American Atheists members.
• Collaborating with coalitions of national nontheistic and secular organizations to create better outcomes for the nontheistic community in everyday life.
• Monitoring federal legislative and administrative policies.
• Monitoring state actions for bills and laws that violate the separation of religion and government.
• Developing policy proposals related to secularizing the tax code
• Preparing comments and other position statements.
• Other tasks as assigned.

Candidates should have at least 3 years of professional experience in public policy and legislative affairs and have a degree in law or related to public policy as well as knowledge of the Constitution, federal government, and the tax code; excellent analytic and problem solving skills; creativity and leadership; knowledge of the legislative process; ability to work independently; and excellent written and verbal skills.

Well-qualified candidates will have Capitol Hill experience and a demonstrated commitment to the nontheistic community or separation of religion and government issues.

American Atheists’ headquarters is in New Jersey; this position will be based at a satellite office in Washington, D.C.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include paid sick, holiday, and vacation days; health insurance and dental insurance.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample related to public policy or a public policy issue to careers@atheists.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 3, 2013.

Ooh, “Developing policy proposals related to secularizing the tax code”? Hint, hint. More of that please.

Comments

  1. mythbri says

    • Arranging and taking meetings with Congressional and Administration officials.

    Oooooh. That disqualifies me. I already want to punch through my TV screen half the time when I watch political news.

  2. lancefinney says

    Yeah, why would you even apply when you obviously have the NCSE Executive Director position locked up?

  3. Tony says

    On secularizing the tax code, a bunch of us last month met with our representatives on Capitol Hill and lobbied for three recommendations to be incorporated in a report to the House Ways and Means Committee that would do this. And… we got it done! We just now have to push for that committee to accept the recommendation and move forward.

    More: http://bit.ly/193Qg9E

  4. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Dang, there will never be enough clue by fours to take on congress…

  5. hypatiasdaughter says

    Now, PZ. You do not want to take this job. You do not want to take the job at the NCSE.
    We would miss terribly on this blog. Your students would miss you at the university.
    Besides, when I visualize you in any position that would require tact and accommodation – well, the image of bulls and china shops comes to mind.

  6. says

    You do not want to take this job.
    You do not want to take the job at the NCSE.
    We would miss terribly on this blog.
    Your students would miss you at the university.

    That was very Dr. Seuss of you, hypatiasdaughter…

  7. mythbri says

    Would you miss him in a house?
    Would you miss him with a mouse?

    Would you miss him in a box?
    Would you miss him with a fox?

    Not in a house.
    Not with a mouse.

    Not in a box.
    Not with a box.

    We do not miss him here or there.
    We do not miss him ANYWHERE.

    (Because he’s not going anywhere.)