Project Manager for Health Policy

18 Jan, 2023


Project Manager for Health Policy

The Cato Institute
Washington, D.C.

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th-century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. The simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than those revolutionaries could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.

The Cato Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Project Manager for Health Policy Opening:

The Cato Institute seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Project Manager for Health Policy position working with Cato’s health policy team. The ideal candidate will have exceptionally strong organizational, writing, and editing skills; knowledge of economics, health, and entitlement policy; and a commitment to advancing individual liberty in health policy. Successful candidates will be entrepreneurial, hard-working self-starters who will contribute to the growth of this policy center.

Cato’s ideal arrangement is for this to be an in-person hybrid position in Washington, DC. Exceptional candidates will be considered for a virtual office, with occasional travel to Washington, DC.

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000



  • Coordinate efforts of a growing staff of two staff scholars, two research associates, and multiple adjunct scholars
  • Manage projects & update project calendar
  • Track Cato health policy output, including studies, articles, op-eds, blog posts, media appearances (broadcast, podcast), etc.
  • Manage Cato Health Policy Workshop program
  • Supervise 1-2 interns each semester
  • Format, edit & fact-check manuscripts
  • Create & format slide presentations
  • Prepare letters and mailings, take minutes, update contacts, etc.

Promotion of Cato Health Policy

  • Maximize impact of Cato health scholars’ output
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Develop relationships with other health policy organizations
  • Plan and execute events (policy forums, Hill briefings, book forums, conferences, policy salons)
  • Manage social media accounts and weekly newsletter
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, or public policy, or equivalent work experience in those fields. Health policy experience a plus.
  • An interest in health policy
  • Ability to write well-structured, readable prose
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office and social media
  • Strong candidates will have experience managing individuals at different experience levels
  • Bonus skills include ability to produce multimedia (e.g., ProTools, Zencastr, or Adobe Audition)
  • Passion for Cato’s mission

To Apply:

Qualified and serious candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A cover letter detailing: your philosophical interest in the Cato Institute; your interest in the Project Manager for Health Policy opening; how your experience has prepared you for this position; and your salary requirements
  • A résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Only candidates who apply through the Talent Market web site will receive consideration. There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.

Salary Description

Job posted: 2023-01-18