Director of Development – Young Americans for Liberty Foundation – Arlington, VA

YALF380Young Americans for Liberty Foundation (YALF) seeks a Director of Development to join our national staff. This is a full-time position located in Arlington, VA. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is a senior-level position and takes an active role in making strategic decisions affecting YALF. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities.

The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build YALF’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3 million budget through the solicitation of major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. He or she will expand YALF’s donor base and work closely with other staff to fund new initiatives. It is expected the amount raised by YALF will increase in future years, as the Director of Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

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Policy Research Operations Manager – Mercatus Center – Arlington, VA

Mercatus380Are you interested in managing policy research operations for a vibrant and growing market-oriented academic center? The Policy Research Operations Manager will manage the budget and publications process in support of our seven policy research programs. This supervisory role will be responsible for overseeing effective execution of research contracts with network faculty, maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of all research projects, and servicing the budget/finance tracking & reporting needs of the entire policy research team. The position will also help graduate students engage with the research team and engage/recruit network faculty talent to advance our mission.

If you have a passion for research management, experience with programmatic budgets and publications tracking, and program/project management experience, this may be the role for you!  Apply your skills in support of our dynamic 50+ member Policy Research Team!

We have a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional growth.

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Litigation Attorney – Center for Competitive Politics – Alexandria, VA

CCP380The Center for Competitive Politics invites applications from experienced litigation attorneys interested in joining its legal staff. A successful applicant will work full-time to vindicate our clients’ First Amendment rights to free speech and private association.

Founded in 2005 by former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith, the Center is the nation’s largest organization devoted solely to the protection of the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech, assembly, and petition. It regularly represents individuals and groups at all levels of the federal judiciary.

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Development Specialist – Human Rights Foundation – San Francisco, CA or New York, NY

HRF380The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Development Specialist. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and high-achieving development team as it works to significantly increase HRF’s annual funding. The development specialist will coordinate the day-to-day activities of building a thriving donor portfolio, assist in the creation of new fundraising angles, show HRF’s gratitude to its supporters, and inspire more frequent communications between our global activist network, staff, and donors.

This position reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, and they will work alongside the Director of Outreach to assist in cultivating and soliciting support.

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Program Officer – Coors Foundation – Denver, CO

 

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Before you read another word, please google “Coors family.”  Read every word of what you find including the wacky, conspiratorial stuff.   Please also visit www.coorsfoundation.org.   If names like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Adam Smith freak you out, or if you think terms like traditional American values, capitalism, free markets and personal responsibility are obsolete, this job may not be a fit.   Long story short, if you are hired, you will be working for a family proud of its conservative American values and a family foundation which seeks to nourish those values in the community through its charitable giving.   The Foundation supports organizations which promote a limited role of government in society.

Program Officer Description

If hired, the Trustees of the Foundation would rely on you, through written and oral presentation, to evaluate the merits of grant requests the Foundation receives from nonprofit organizations.  You would be expected to provide a clear and concise rationale for why some requests have merit and others do not.   This involves conducting on-site visits with nonprofit leaders, critically analyzing program outcomes, evaluating audited financials and tax returns and then summarizing all of this information – along with a recommendation – in a written and/or oral report to the Trustees.  You would be expected to keep daily office hours even though the job requires frequent interaction outside the office with nonprofit organizations statewide, and possibly nationally.   As such, some travel is required.

The Foundation would also expect you to be capable of fully developing and presenting your own entrepreneurial ideas – consistent with the Foundation’s mission – that nonprofit organizations could implement with financial backing from the Foundation.  You may also be asked to take the lead on a variety of other projects including, but not limited to, conceptualizing, planning, organizing, branding, marketing and managing special events and/or conferences.  As such, fluency in marketing and social media a big plus.  You would report to the Executive Director yet be expected to work closely with all members of the staff and, when required, the Board of Trustees.  This is a salaried, non-exempt and 40-hour-per week position.

The Right Fit

If you are a fit, you have 3-5 years of professional experience that places a premium on your ability to communicate, in writing and orally.   You can demonstrate how you have applied those skills in previous positions.  You are familiar with Microsoft’s suite of products including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Your writing reflects more than a string of words.  It creates images.  Likewise, in one-on-one and group settings, you make a positive and lasting first impression.   People feel good having interacted with you, even if they wanted a yes for an answer and you told them no (which happens a lot in this position).  You are equally capable of leading and, when asked to do so, supporting the leadership of others.  You do not whine or worry about which you are doing more.   In general, you are an optimist and love to laugh.  A lot.  About yourself.  With and about others.

The idea of “ownership” resonates with you.  You are project-oriented and take pride in seeing your finished project, however small (a written report) or large (national conference).  Outperforming expectations motivates and thrills you.  Having said that, your office door is always open and you welcome the interruptions of others who wish to pick your brain.  Likewise, even on projects you “own” or have been assigned to lead, you constantly seek the guidance, wisdom and input of your coworkers.

If you join us, others will recognize you as a direct extension of the Coors family from your first day at work.  This is your most significant responsibility.  The Foundation strives to compensate well based on responsibilities of this position and the impact this position has on the image of the Coors family in the community and nationwide.  We strive to provide generous health benefits, life insurance, an attractive package of paid time off (PTO), professional development opportunities and generous annual contributions by the Foundation to your 401k plan.

Next Steps

If you would like to be considered for this position, you should email the following application materials in one PDF file to Claire Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search (claire@talentmarket.org):

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing why you are excited about this position, your philosophical alignment with the Foundation, and your salary requirements (a range is acceptable)
  • A writing sample that exemplifies your ability to create images with words (all the better if it also exemplifies your sense of humor)

Materials should be emailed in one PDF document. 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.

Finalists will be asked to complete an application, authorize a thorough background check and be asked to participate in one-on-one interviews with the Executive Director and/or Adolph Coors Foundation staff.

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.