Sutherland Newsletter – November 13, 2008

1.Happy Thanksgiving from Sutherland Institute

The staff and trustees of the Sutherland Institute wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.  Heartily endorsing the words of President George Washington in his 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation, may it be “…a day of public thanksgiving and prayer…observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially…affording…an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for [our] safety and happiness.”

We hope that during this Thanksgiving holiday you enjoy meaningful times with your families.  As President George W. Bush has declared, “Families are indispensable to a stable and free society.  They pass along the traditions and principles that help make America compassionate, decent, and hopeful…[W]e honor our families and recognize their contributions to keeping our country strong.”

 

2.Register Now: Dr. McKay to lead Wednesday, December 3 Transcend Series Ethics Session

We invite you to join us for another outstanding session of the award-winning SutherlandTranscend Series on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.  A three-time “Best of State” winner, theTranscend Series has been enjoyed by over 300 state and local officials and community leaders across Utah.  We will again welcome Dr. Quinn McKay as he facilitates, “Wrestling with the Challenges of Integrity in Public Service.”  This has been among the most well-attended and frequently-repeated sessions of the Series over the past five years.

This session will be held in the Sutherland conference room located on the fifth floor of the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  The cost of $40 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of Dr. McKay’s book, The Bottom Line on Integrity.

Please contact Lisa Montgomery at 801-355-1272 or si@sutherlandinstitute.org to reserve your space.

 

3.Sutherland is Growing…Three New Job Openings!

Sutherland Institute has three new job opportunities for individuals dedicated to our mission and governing principles, conservatism, and doing the right things for the right reasons in the right ways.

Media Relations Coordinator

This full-time position has been created to assist our director of communications.  The media relations coordinator will help execute a variety of traditional and new-media objectives through effective, innovative and professional strategies.  The media relations coordinator will also assist in Sutherland’s day-to-day communications efforts, including the development of media relationships, writing press releases, tracking media coverage, and developing and maintaining content for Sutherland’s web-based products, among other duties.

This position requires excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills, and a solid grasp of the Institute’s governing principles and policy priorities.  A qualified candidate must have strong project-management skills, be self-directed, have the ability to develop relationships with a variety of audiences, and be proactive in identifying opportunities that further promote Sutherland’s work.

Community Relations Manager

This full-time (or possibly contract) position has been created to increase the effectiveness of Sutherland’s targeted-outreach efforts.  The community relations manager will report to the director of operations and will be responsible to develop and manage the Institute’s new as well as existing targeted-outreach programs.

The community relations manager will work to develop and execute community-outreach strategies targeting key Sutherland audiences to build a broad base of support for Sutherland’s organizational, policy, and legislative objectives – and help to develop useful and innovative ways to involve new supporters in Sutherland’s work.

This position requires excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills, and a solid grasp of the Institute’s governing principles and policy priorities.  A qualified candidate must be self-directed, have strong project-management skills, and the ability to interact with donors and outreach/grassroots audiences alike.

Development Manager

This full-time (or possibly contract) position has been created to enhance the effectiveness of Sutherland’s development efforts.  The development manager will report to the director of development and will be responsible to assist in shaping and accomplishing Sutherland’s fundraising as well as general outreach objectives.

The development manager will recommend and develop fundraising strategies, specifically working to cultivate individual donor support, finding useful and innovative ways to involve supporters in Sutherland’s work, and integrating Sutherland staff, trustees, and associates into fundraising events, programs, and opportunities, among other duties.

This position requires excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills (including grant writing) and a solid grasp of the Institute’s governing principles and policy priorities.  A qualified candidate must be self-directed, have basic project management skills, the ability to effectively interact with donors, the capacity to develop personal relationships, and pro-actively identify new donor opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for any of these three new positions, please send, by email, your resume and cover letter (explaining why you think you are a good fit for Sutherland and for the position) to si@sutherlandinstitute.org.  Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line.

These postings will close on January 1, 2009.

 

4.Wrestling with the Challenges of Integrity in Public Service, on Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Transcend Series Session with Dr. Quinn McKay

Since the Transcend Series began nearly five years ago, sessions facilitated by Dr. Quinn McKay have been among the most stimulating and highly praised.  We invite you to join us on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, for another outstanding session together as Dr. McKay facilitates our dialogue, “Wrestling with the Challenges of Integrity in Public Service.”  The award-winning Transcend Series has been enjoyed by over 300 state and local officials and community leaders across our great state.

This session will be held in the Sutherland conference room located on the fifth floor of the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  The cost of $40 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of Dr. McKay’s book, The Bottom Line on Integrity.

Please contact Lisa Montgomery at 801-355-1272, or si@sutherlandinstitute.org to reserve your seat.