Job Summary/Duties/Responsibilities:

The Utah Taxpayers Association (a 501(c)4 nonprofit) is seeking a new Vice President of Research and Policy. As a leading authority on state, local and federal tax policy, the Association plays a prominent role in Utah’s policymaking process. The Vice President position is an excellent role for those seeking to learn and grow in the policymaking, lobbying and advocacy arena of government relations. The Vice President learns the principles of sound tax policy and the nuances of applying those principles to a variety of circumstances. In addition, the Vice President persuasively articulates those principles and their application with elected officials, policymakers, and the public. The Vice President is comfortable working with elected officials at the state, local and federal level. Established relationships with a broad spectrum of state and local Utah’s officials are particularly valuable, though the Vice President can establish and maintain those relationships after starting with the Association.


The Vice President manages the analysis, preparation,  writing and distribution of the Association’s annual, monthly, and periodic publications, maintaining the Association’s website, running digital campaigns and is comfortable working with datasets, financial statements, and budgets at the local, county and state level. The Vice President possesses excellent writing skills and attention to detail. The Association’s Vice President also works with the President in managing the Association’s day to day affairs.


The Vice President possesses a passion for the mission of the Utah Taxpayers Association in formulating and promoting good tax policy and lower taxes for Utah taxpayers.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and related software.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Work experience preferred


Pay and Benefits:

Salary range: $60,000

Excellent benefits including 100% health insurance premiums covered by the association and generous retirement plan


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Rusty Cannon at