The Ayn Rand Institute’s mission is to create a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism—a culture in which individuals are free to pursue their own happiness. To achieve this end, ARI is always looking for passionate, talented and bright people to join our team.
It’s rare for employment to offer one the opportunity to impact the culture and make history, but that’s exactly what we do at ARI. When we find a qualified candidate whose skills and experience meet the requirements of the position available and who shares our goal of exposing the world to Ayn Rand’s ideas, it’s a uniquely rewarding situation for all involved.
Our headquarters are located in beautiful Southern California, and we also have an office in Alexandria, Virginia.
ARI offers competitive salaries along with a rich benefits program, including health and dental coverage, the premiums for which are almost entirely employer-paid for full-time employees. We also offer matching funds for your retirement account and use a paid-time off banking system by which you are in the position to decide when and for what to use your time off. In addition, we provide ten paid holidays per year.
ARI currently has several employment opportunities available in our marketing, education and research policy departments.
ARI has the following employment opportunities available:
Additionally, ARI also offers internship opportunities.
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our Content and Philosophic Leadership Division in our Irvine, California, office. The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter interested in helping a team of talented creators increase the number of people discussing and learning about Ayn Rand’s ideas. This is an immediately available position, reporting to the division’s Content Development Manager.
The Administrative Assistant will provide executive assistance to the Chief Content Officer (CCO), work with the division’s project manager and support the division at large. The Assistant will also interact on a regular basis with staff, external vendors and other constituents on behalf of the CCO and the division.
Responsibilities include: helping to maintain the CCO’s schedule and prioritize and maximize his time on projects; scheduling travel arrangements for the CCO and other division staff; processing expense and budget reports; assisting with the fast-paced workflow of the division by monitoring requests for review from the staff; coordinate and host meetings on behalf of the CCO and Content Development Manager; and helping to streamline processes and organize information from phone messages, emails, documents and invoices. The Administrative Assistant will also provide overall administrative support, including: creating presentations, filing paperwork, compiling reports and drafting documents as needed.
Candidates must enjoy a high-paced environment and know how to prioritize while multitasking. A proactive attitude and a desire to learn new skills are necessary. Previous office administration experience will be an advantage. Candidates must be comfortable with a remote working relationship with a CCO located in ARI’s Virginia office. A basic familiarity with Ayn Rand’s ideas and the ability to communicate this knowledge when requested by telephone or email inquirers and when producing letters is preferred but not required.
Additional required skills/proven experience include: experience with composing business communications; attention to detail; organizational skills, including the ability to streamline and organize information and tasks; ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking; and competence in using Microsoft Office suite. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are preferred. Candidates familiar with Access or other database software and experience with basic bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable and accounting software are ideal. Position is 30–40 hours per week, non-exempt with overtime as approved, no travel required, and a possibility for an early schedule (7 a.m. start) to accommodate Virginia-based CCO.
ARI Campus Assistant
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is seeking to fill the position of ARI Campus Assistant in our Irvine, California, office. This is a full-time position reporting to the Institute’s Campus Project Manager.
The ARI Campus Assistant supports a major initiative of ARI—the ARI Campus online learning site. The assistant has the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas and to be part of a team that maintains and develops the site and courses. The following are some of the key responsibilities:
• Provide wide-ranging support across the ARI Campus project including contributing to report and budget deliverables, research, data management, and general project administration
• Create reports about website and course activity using the site’s content management system, Excel, and Google Analytics
• Locate educationally impactful images to support development of interactive, multimedia courses by exploring the ARI archives, stock photo sites, and the public domain
• Serve as the student relations liaison, monitor discussion boards, respond to inquiries, and assist with social media outreach
Competence using Microsoft Office suite is required. The ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking, is necessary. A professional demeanor and the ability to handle deadlines and pressure calmly are necessary. The candidate must be able to prioritize while switching between long-range and immediate projects. Organizational skills and attention to detail are important. The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of Objectivism and be interested in continuing his or her education in Objectivism and related fields.
If you are motivated and excited by an opportunity to contribute to this unique project, ARI would like to hear from you.
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is seeking a full-time Instructor to work in our Irvine, California, office. This is an immediately available position reporting to the Director of Advanced Training.
The Instructor is responsible for supporting the work of more senior instructors for ARI classes, and for supporting the development of new teaching materials for the Content and Philosophical Leadership Division’s educational programs. The Instructor occasionally teaches classes under the guidance of senior instructors, acts as a liaison with students in ARI’s educational programs and grades testing materials for a wide range of educational courses and products. The Instructor is also responsible for producing written materials based on Objectivism for a wide variety of audiences, for reviewing course materials and proposals from other instructors and providing intellectual support to other divisions of ARI.
Preferred candidates will have a thorough understanding of Objectivism and the ability to apply that knowledge in writing and lecture form. They will have completed (or been a student in good standing at) the OAC and have an advanced degree (Ph.D. in Philosophy, History, Economics, or a related field preferred). Proficiency with MS Office is necessary, as is experience with web-based educational software like Moodle or eCollege. A preferred candidate will exhibit excellent judgment during interactions with students and colleagues, and be able to communicate effectively and calmly in all situations.
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is seeking a full-time Senior Instructor to work in our Irvine, California, office. This is an immediately available position reporting to the Director of Advanced Training.
The Senior Instructor is responsible for teaching ARI classes, for developing new teaching materials for the Content and Philosophical Leadership Division’s educational programs, and for developing curricula for advanced classes in Objectivism and its application to various fields.
Preferred candidates will have a thorough understanding of Objectivism and the ability to apply that knowledge in writing and lecture form. They will have completed (or been a student in good standing at) the OAC, have an advanced degree (Ph.D. in Philosophy, History, Economics, or a related field preferred), and have five years of University-level teaching experience.
How To Apply
Those interested in employment with ARI should forward their resume and a cover letter, including salary expectations, to Human Resources Department, The Ayn Rand Institute, 2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92606 or fax to (949) 222-6558 or e-mail to email@example.com. Evidence of eligibility to work in the United States will be required. Completion of an ARI Employment Application will be requested before being considered for an interview. All ARI employees are subject to background screening, and are required to sign an ARI Employee Confidentiality Agreement.
While we thank all applicants for their interest in ARI employment, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.