JMIThe James Madison Institute is a Florida-based research and educational organization (501c3) engaged in the battle of ideas. The Institute’s ideas are rooted in the U.S. Constitution and such timeless ideals as limited government, economic freedom, federalism, and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility.

The Institute’s mission is to keep the citizens of Florida informed about their government and to shape our state’s future through the advancement of practical free-market ideas on public policy issues.

The Institute achieves its mission through research, conferences and seminars, and a variety of publications.

Since its inception in 1987, the Institute has remained independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan. It makes no attempt to aid or hinder the passage of legislation, nor does it accept government funds or respond to special pleadings from any sector.

JMI seeks a Southwest Florida Development Director to add strength to its development team. The Director will help the Institute acquire more funding in an effort to provide more resources to advance the cause of liberty in one of the most dynamic states in the country. In terms of development, Southwest Florida represents one of the most enterprising areas of the state.

This is a mid-level role with tremendous room for growth.

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CIPEThe Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

The Development Director is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private sector donors including individuals, foundations, and corporations in direct alignment with and support of the mission of the Center for International Private Enterprise and as an integral part of the organization’s business development function.

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PEFNCParents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is a statewide organization that supports greater educational options through parental school choice. Simply put, parental school choice means allowing parents to send their children to their school of choice – traditional or nontraditional – regardless of address or income. PEFNC worked tirelessly to help remove the state’s cap on public charter schools in 2011 and also helped get the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program passed in 2013 to help low-income students attend private schools. Through the organization’s outreach and communication efforts, the program received 5,500 applications for 2,300 scholarships, making it the largest waiting list for any choice program nationwide.

The Communications Director will play a critical role in the mission and efforts of PEFNC by helping to ensure that statewide media, elected officials and families receive timely, accurate and useful information about the need for and importance of parental school choice in North Carolina.

 

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IJ logo2Do you want to change the world and make history?  Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial attorney for its office in Tempe, AZ.  Candidates should have 2-3 years of litigation experience, with excellent communication skills and a commitment to litigate cases that secure immediate, real-world impact for our clients and vindicate vital constitutional principles in the areas of economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and school choice.  The ideal candidate will possess a passion for freedom and a readiness to commit to a team-based approach to litigation.

We offer a competitive salary, full health, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a pension plan as well as a collegial, positive work environment.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position/mission of the organization and salary requirements
  • One writing sample of your choice (preferably related to the role)

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:  claire@talentmarket.org.

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.

Charles Koch InstituteThe Charles Koch Institute is seeking a senior manager to work on our external relations team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain a working knowledge of issues, priorities and initiatives in CKI and CKF’s key areas and work with internal teams and external allies to create public facing issue campaigns.
  • Build and maintain relationships with individuals and organizations we can partner with to advance societal well-being. Analyze existing relationships and understand where the gaps are in our strategic allies.
  • Drive outreach strategies that integrate across Institute and Foundation priorities and investments.
  • Create new collaboration tools and platforms to engage traditional and non-traditional allies.
  • Find issues of common ground across all allies and coalition build to maximize impact and reach.
  • Professionally represent the Institute and Foundation at conferences and events.
  • Lead classroom discussions and provide additional support for program participants.

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Charles Koch InstituteThe Charles Koch Institute seeks an experienced, enthusiastic media relations professional to join its communications team. This role will support CKI’s educational programs and mission through media relations and team management, and will be involved with all aspects of the Institute’s interaction with the media, including writing and editing copy; managing communication initiatives; cultivating relationships with journalists; and strategizing and executing comprehensive effective media outreach about the Institute’s programs and initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enhance communications team’s efforts in broadcast, print, and online outreach
  • Cultivate relationships with journalists and bloggers
  • Monitor blogs of interest, current events, and media reports to identify pertinent topics and assess their impact on the Charles Koch Institute and its programs and affiliates
  • Manage media inquiries and proactive media strategy for organization. Includes crafting messaging, identifying potential media outlets and reporters with whom to work, and cultivating opportunities to positively position the organization in the press
  • Develop media outreach strategies regarding the Institute’s programs
  • Cultivate network of traditional and social media contacts for outreach efforts
  • Manage, guide and develop members of a growing communications team

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Claremont_logoThe Claremont Institute seeks a President to lead the organization to its next level of growth. The Claremont Institute is dedicated to teaching the philosophical principles of the American Founding, as well as their practical application, to the current and next generation of Conservative leaders.  In addition, the Claremont Institute helps these leaders increase their influence on public policy and on the nation’s understanding of its theoretical underpinnings. Claremont, founded in 1979, publishes the Claremont Review of Books, and offers fellowships and many other programs.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the President will include:

  • Cultivating financial support for the organization; as much as half of the President’s job will be fundraising; this includes strengthening the board and creating within the organization a culture of philanthropy
  • Explaining the mission of Claremont to its public: what Claremont stands for, why it matters, and what it adds to the Conservative movement
  • Inspiring and leading the organization
  • Networking and collaborating in an effort to strengthen the Claremont community and its influence
  • Serving as a strong and distinguished ambassador for Claremont
  • Developing strategies to more effectively realize Claremont’s mission

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APIThe Alabama Policy Institute (API) seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to oversee our policy and research agenda.

API is widely recognized and consistently ranked as the most influential conservative organization in the state of Alabama.  API was started 25 years ago and the founder just won the Republican primary for US Congress  API is positioned to grow well beyond the influence that it has had in the past.  API operates with a team environment of highly skilled and passionate individuals who are seeking to solve the biggest problems in the state and nation.  API is founded on limited government, free markets and strong families.

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Acton-logo1Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty (Acton Institute) is seeking an accomplished individual with the leadership skills to advance the organization to the next level of growth and impact; a passionate leader and a creative, experienced, and hardworking team member comfortable in a highly dynamic, shared leadership environment.  This is a new role within Acton that will allow the Founders (President & Executive Director) to spend more time on external functions (fundraising, public speaking, etc.) while the CAO focuses on internal operations and management. He or she will work closely with Acton’s founders; will be a member of Acton’s Leadership Team and will lead the Operations Team.  Directors and department heads will report to the CAO.

The CAO will be based in Acton’s Grand Rapids headquarters. The CAO will be an effective manager (of people and projects) who operates well under pressure.  The CAO will have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the mission of the Acton Institute, and a desire to help make a successful organization even more effective.

Top candidates will have at least ten years of experience in a leadership role within a for-profit or non-profit entity, with expertise in leadership development, team-building, and organization building. The ability to work in high performance teams and identify opportunities to leverage existing assets is critical. The CAO will lead the Operations Team and report directly to the Founders.  The CAO is responsible for working cohesively with the Operations Team to implement Acton’s mission, core principles, strategic objectives and policies as established by the Board. He will also be a member of the Leadership Team, a Founders-appointed internal advisory group charged with long-term vision, “tone and timing” support.

The Mission of Acton is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. …

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Mackinac Logo FinalThe Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan residents by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.

The Mackinac Center seeks a vice president for advancement to lead its fundraising team. He or she will oversee strategic plan elements related to securing all annual funding and growing the contributor base for long-term support. He or she will be especially active in personal solicitations of supporters and future supporters. He or she will work closely with the president and a fundraising team currently comprised of five other positions. Significant travel is required — usually day trips by car, often accompanying the president or another colleague.

The fundraising team currently manages an active direct-mail prospecting program, a house-file program, various giving societies, a foundation grant program, a sophisticated database and special events for supporters and future supporters. The advancement department stays closely abreast of Mackinac Center policy research, litigation and educational outreach.

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