Director of Communications – Reclaim New York – New York, NY

ReclaimNY380OVERVIEW

A new, growing non-partisan, non-profit organization focusing on government reform, fiscal conservative policy, education policy and economic development in the state of New York is seeking a Director of Communications responsible for maximizing media exposure that helps achieve the organization’s strategic communications goals. The Director of Communications fields and responds to ongoing media inquiries, cultivates media relationships and pitches stories that generate favorable media coverage. He/she presents the organization as an on-the-record spokesperson, when appropriate, and serves as a gateway for members of the media to access internal and external spokespeople. The Director of Communications is also responsible for development of a variety of digital and multi-media products to further the organization’s objectives.

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Director of Finance – Young America’s Foundation – Reston, VA

MISSION: Our schools used to teach patriotism and American exceptionalism. Today, instead of passing on America’s heritage of freedom, educators and administrators use their authority over students to advance the Left’s agenda. As a result, many young people spend the most impressionable years of their lives absorbing leftist advocacy for more expansive government, central planning, wealth redistribution, and political correctness.

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Young America’s Foundation is the leading youth outreach organization dedicated to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

We provide young people with exciting opportunities including national conferences and internships for high school and college students, leadership programs at the Reagan Ranch and Reagan Ranch Center, Young Americans for Freedom chapters, National Journalism Center media internships, Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise initiatives, and the largest campus lecture program in the Conservative Movement.

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Executive Editor – Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity (Watchdog.org) – Alexandria, VA

FranklinWatchdog380The Franklin Center is a fast-paced, fluid organization that employs a staff of state-based investigative and political reporters across the country. We seek a highly motivated individual to serve as Executive Editor of Watchdog.org.

This role will be focused on the day-to-day management of a thriving news operation, ensuring that the work of Watchdog.org’s reporters and editors reflects high journalistic standards and advances the Franklin Center mission.

The Executive Editor will be based in Franklin’s Alexandria, Virginia office, and report to the Vice President of Journalism.

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Chief Executive Officer – DonorsTrust – Alexandria, VA

DonorsTrustlogo380The Organization

DonorsTrust was founded in 1999 to serve the right-of-center community and safeguard the charitable intent of donors who are dedicated to the ideals that sustain a free society.  In its 15 years of operation, DonorsTrust – along with its sister organization, Donors Capital Fund – has received more than $800 million in contributions to some 200 donor-advised accounts and disbursed more than $660 million to over 1,500 civic and liberty-oriented charities.

As a cause-related donor-advised fund, DonorsTrust is really a hybrid of a commercial donor-advised fund and a community foundation.  Our community is philosophic rather than geographic.  One could say that the Tides Foundation, our ideological opposite, is the best example of a similar organization.  Our donor-advised accounts are modeled on accounts provided by the likes of Fidelity, Schwab, and Vanguard, while our Strategic Venture Funds resemble field-of-interest funds at local community foundations.  Project Liberty, Inc., born out of the Trust’s Special Program Funds, provides fiscal sponsorship and incubation for new or highly-targeted projects that can operate more efficiently under the auspices of an existing 501(c)(3).  DonorsTrust’s structure is more donor-friendly than a community foundation, more flexible than a commercial fund, and more donor-intent secure than either.  We are the sole liberty-oriented donor-advised fund dedicated to providing a safe, efficient, and philosophically-principled charitable platform for donors.

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Chief Operating Officer – Students for Liberty – Washington, DC

SFL380Students For Liberty (SFL) is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty.  Begun in 2008, Students For Liberty has grown rapidly to include over 70,000 individuals and 1,700 student groups.  In the 2014-2015 academic year, SFL trained 686 student leaders, hosted 51 conferences for over 9,000 attendees, and distributed hundreds of thousands of resources for students, which required 25+ full time staff and a budget of over $3 million.  Our goal is to continue growing rapidly to have an even bigger impact for the cause of liberty, by supporting hundreds of thousands of students, training thousands of student leaders each year, hosting hundreds of events, and providing them with even more resources.

SFL is looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who can turn this vision into a reality.  The COO will report directly to the President and Co-Founder.  This is a new role within SFL that will allow the President to focus on providing organizational vision and ensuring the organization has the proper resources (both financial and human capital) to achieve its mission.  The addition of the COO will bring another layer of organizational thinking/execution to the organization as it embarks on this new growth phase.

The COO will help SFL develop a strategy to achieve ambitious growth goals, work with diverse staff and volunteers to execute that strategy, and continually refine SFL’s operations to maximize efficiency and productivity to fulfill our mission and bring about SFL’s vision: a freer future.  The COO position will be based out of our Washington, DC office and requires someone who will fit with SFL’s dynamic, energetic culture, but will also bring the gravitas and experience to help us reach the next level of growth and impact.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for someone who can largely take ownership over and define the COO position.  However, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Planning – Work with the CEO and other leaders to develop an annual strategic plan
  • Staff & Volunteers – While the COO will primarily work with senior SFL staff, the COO will be responsible for maximizing the productivity of SFL’s paid and volunteer leaders through a combination of leadership structure, selection, skill development, incentives, and evaluation
  • Programs – Scale up SFL’s programmatic impact in terms of both quantity (the number of individuals going through SFL programs) and quality (the impact our programs have on either educating young people about the meaning of liberty or developing their leadership skills), particularly in terms of (a) leadership training, (b) events, and (c) resources
  • Productivity & Efficiency – Oversee other key organizational functions that will improve productivity and efficiency that allows for growth such as developing better measurement tools, negotiating and monitoring vendor contractors, procure necessary equipment and tools, and facilitate streamlined communication practices and information sharing throughout the organization

Qualifications:

Required:

  • 5-10+ years of experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Entrepreneurial DNA
  • Self-starter, able to work effectively both independently and in a dynamic team setting
  • Experience in recruiting, interviewing, and developing high quality staff and/or volunteer leaders
  • Ability to identify both existing and future needs of the organization and successfully create and implement a comprehensive plan to meet those needs
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Proven ability to coordinate and motivate a staff to enact organizational improvements
  • Strong philosophical alignment with SFL, i.e. a commitment to the principles of liberty SFL supports: economic, social, and intellectual freedom

The ideal COO candidate will have experience developing a large-scale organization, an entrepreneurial perspective, the ability to work collegially with a diverse group of individuals, and drive to make a significant difference in the world.

Qualifications that will make a candidate stand out:

  • MBA or comparable training
  • Demonstrated experience significantly growing a company or organization; growth above 100 full time employees or 5,000 volunteers preferred
  • Experience starting your own company
  • Experience with international work

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter that includes (a) your philosophical commitments to SFL’s mission, (b) the approach you would take to the COO position, and (c) your salary requirements

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:  claire@talentmarket.org. All materials should be sent in one PDF file with your name in the file name.

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. No phone calls, please.

Vice President for Programs – Manhattan Institute – New York, NY

MI 380For over 30 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture and developing ideas that foster economic choice and individual responsibility. We have supported and publicized research on our era’s most challenging public policy issues: taxes, health care, energy, the legal system, policing, crime, homeland security, urban life, education, race, culture, and many others. Our work has won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality.

Manhattan Institute seeks qualified candidates for the role of Vice President for Programs.  The Vice President for Programs is a member of the senior staff (a 6 person team) and reports to President & EVP.

Responsibilities

The Vice President for Programs is responsible for:

  • Oversight of the Institute’s Centers (Issue Areas) and Projects
    • Works with center directors and project leads to determine scope of work and strategy for their projects/papers/general agenda
    • Works with center directors and project leads to determine budgets proposed to the president each year
    • Ensures that projects/work product are completed in a thoughtful and timely manner in coordination with Institute goals, and support staff
    • Maintains relationship with fellows to ensure that they fulfill their work agreements and that they are being encouraged to think boldly and entrepreneurially about their work
  • Assists in search for new intellectual talent for MI
  • Responsible for coordination with VP of Policy Research (who oversees our pipeline of research papers), the VP’s editorial director, Communications, Marketing, Events and Development teams

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in public policy, think tanks, academia, or a related field
  • Deep interest/understanding of the think tanks policy areas, which regard the vigor of the economy including such sectors as health care and energy, rule of law, state and local initiative, education, and civil society
  • Academic background is useful
  • Ability and past experience managing large number of projects
  • Ability and past experience managing intellectual talent and support staff
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Philosophical alignment with Manhattan Institute; belief in economic choice, individual responsibility, and market-oriented reform

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in this position, why your experience is a good match for the role, and your salary requirements

Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: claire@talentmarket.org.

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

Development Officer – American Studies Center/Radio America/The American Veterans Center – Arlington, VA

ASC-Radio Am & Am Vet Cnt380 copyAmerican Studies Center, parent foundation to Radio America and The American Veterans Center, is seeking a Development Officer to be a part of its existing fundraising program.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an established organization that is promoting American values, limited government and the free market, as well as preserving and promoting the legacy of America’s servicemen and women.

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President – Caesar Rodney Institute – New Castle County, DE

CRI.380Mission

The Caesar Rodney Institute is a research and educational think tank, founded in 2008.  CRI’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government and individual freedom – all for the purpose of providing public policy solutions that benefit the people of Delaware.  CRI focuses exclusively on public policy issues in Delaware.

CRI’s staff pursues its mission by undertaking accurate and timely research and publishing these findings to its primary audiences: the Delaware General Assembly, the executive branch, Delaware’s media, the state’s broad policy community and the public at large.  CRI’s products include publications, articles, videos, conferences and policy briefings.

Governed by an independent Board of Directors, The Caesar Rodney Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  CRI relies on the generous support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.  CRI does not accept funds from any government entity or agency.

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Team Lead, Academic Grants – Charles Koch Foundation – Arlington, VA

CKF380The Charles Koch Foundation seeks a Team Lead, Academic Grants to manage an existing team making grants to universities and educational organizations that teach and research the ideas necessary to promote the well-being of individuals, communities and societies. This role will also help drive innovation and experimentation with new funding models designed to advance the goals of the Foundation’s higher education initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage an existing, highly collaborative and energetic team of 6-8
  • Focus on staff professional development, coaching and training
  • Manage an existing and rapidly growing portfolio of undergraduate, academic talent and research grant programs
  • Oversee the renewal process for undergraduate grants and make grant recommendations to decision makers
  • Create optimization plans and drive results for existing programs and partners, and collaboratively support plans through execution
  • Represent the Foundation among university partners and partner organizations
  • Work collaboratively and across internal teams to accomplish goals

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Assistant General Counsel – The Fairness Center – Harrisburg or Philadelphia, PA

TFC380The Fairness Center is a nonprofit, public interest law firm offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union leaders.  In its first year of existence, the Fairness Center has already initiated legal actions to protect public workers and taxpayers from unjust, illegal actions taken by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Education Association, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, and Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties.

We provide attorneys who serve as the moral voices for these hard-working Americans, not just in the courtroom, but also in the public arena. The Fairness Center is the only multi-state, collaborative organization focused solely on offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union leaders. Currently, our lawyers’ focus is assisting clients in Pennsylvania.

Demand for the Fairness Center’s services necessitates the hiring of a second full-time Assistant General Counsel.  The Assistant General Counsel will support active litigation efforts and seek opportunities to serve new clients.  The Assistant General Counsel will understand the value of excellence in legal representation to our clients, most of whom live and work in a culture unique to the public sector.  The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel.

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