The Center for Property Tax Reform* (CPTR) seeks a creative and committed self-starter to join our team as our first ever Assistant Director. Together with Center leadership, the successful candidate will develop and refine the Center’s programming; engage in outreach to communities and other constituents to educate and promote equity-enhancing tax reforms; manage and grow a collection of research grants; work with communications staff to promote the Center’s work; and conduct original, property tax reform-focused analyses under the guidance of the Center’s Co-Directors.
The ideal candidate will have experience:
In community outreach, education, and/or organizing, particularly as it relates to equity, land use, and or budgeting/finance
Seeking and administering grants and gifts
Conducting and sharing the results of analyses using property tax data
Creating reports, blog posts, op eds, social media posts, and other communications focused on issues related to public policy, land use, taxation, equity, and social reform
Managing a small organization or a department (or other distinct organizational unit) within a larger organization
Creating and carrying out an organizational strategic plan
Managing multiple projects with varying deliverables and timelines simultaneously
Working with and supporting a nonprofit Board of Directors
Other desirable characteristics of our ideal candidate include:
5+ years professional experience (relevant educational attainment may be substituted for some years of experience)
Master’s Degree (or higher) in a relevant field of study
Self starter/self directed
Strong written and verbal skills
Knowledge of Tableau or other mapping software
Knowledge of R, SPSS, or other statistical software
Excitement for and commitment to tax equity and transparency
The ability to travel for conferences and to communities where the Center works
An understanding of academic research practices
A desire to build and maintain partnerships with communities, other nonprofits, professional researchers, and other constituents
Written and verbal Spanish language proficiency
Excitement for taking on a challenge
A strong team player able to balance their role as a leader with the need for collaboration and the open exchange of ideas
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, flexible work schedule (2 days in our Princeton office/3 days remote each week), the opportunity to work to enhance economic equity through fair taxation, and the chance to join a great team.
CPTR recognizes the value of diversity and encourages people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. And remember, no one possesses all of the qualifications identified in any job posting. If our work resonates with you and you possess relevant experience and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done, please consider applying.
*CPTR is a joint effort of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and the Center for the Study of Economics. The position will be affiliated with one of the partner organizations.
About Center for Property Tax Reform
The Center for Property Tax Reform (CPTR) is a joint effort of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and the Center for the Study of Economics. CPTR combines outreach to communities with academic research to pursue an agenda of equitable property taxation, with a particular emphasis on land value and split-rate taxes.