The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Board of Trustees seeks a principled and visionary President to lead the organization’s staff and stakeholders in achieving its strategic objectives. The President will ensure that AIER continues to advance its mission to educate Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government, and sound money.
The President can be based out of the main campus or have a hybrid position of both on-site and remote work.
Founded: 1933 E.C. Harwood
Location: Great Barrington, MA
Mission: Non-partisan research and educational nonprofit dedicated to developing and promoting the ideas of pure freedom and private governance by combining advanced economic research with accessible media outreach and educational programming to cultivate a better, broader understanding of the fundamental principles that enable peace and prosperity around the world.
Vision: AIER envisions a world in which societies are organized according to the principles of pure freedom—in which the role of government is sharply confined to the provision of public goods and individuals can flourish within a truly free market and a free society.
Number of Employees: 31
Governance Structure: Board of Trustees
Annual Operating Budget: $10,000,000
The President serves as the principal executive and administrative officer, overseeing the entire organization. The President focuses largely on the development of strategy and programs, while being an influential public spokesperson for the organization who can travel about 25% of the time. This internal and external facing position requires someone who has a strong vision, is adept at leading and managing, and already has familiarity with or reputation in the nonprofit, free market space.
Primary responsibilities include:
AIER is at an important juncture. After nearly 90 years—and a truly breakout year in 2020—AIER is positioned to dramatically increase its operations and influence. Now is the opportune time for a visionary leader to make crucial long-term strategic decisions that possibly include:
Today, AIER is a leading research organization, covering the spectrum from high-level economic research to widely accessible articles discussing economic and political liberty. AIER researchers publish numerous books each year, as well as peer-reviewed articles and countless media appearances. AIER also hosts training programs for high-school teachers, along with graduate colloquia and post-doctoral fellowships hosted at their beautiful Cotswold Cottage and office in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. AIER has several projects that range from fostering economic freedom in communities around the world to promoting awareness about monetary stability and financial privacy to supporting high-school teachers with curriculum to educate students about economics.
AIER advocates for personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, and sound money, and is committed to advancing peace, prosperity, and human progress. AIER believes that the most successful economic order to date has been that based on individual sovereignty and advocates for limited government and a society based on property rights.
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