wpri logo 2014The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) is a 27-year-old, Milwaukee-based, not-for-profit, non-partisan think  tank  focused on improving  Wisconsin’s quality of life through research, discussion and timely action on key public policy issues. The institute is guided by a belief that competitive, free markets, limited and efficient government, education, private initiative and personal responsibility are the key to lasting prosperity.

WPRI seeks a Development and Outreach Director who will  increase WPRI’s statewide visibility, name recognition, and financial support.

Position Summary: The Development and Outreach Director will help WPRI reach two key goals:

  • Increase statewide financial  support.
  • Through events, outreach and collaboration, build WPRI’s statewide visibility and name recognition, with a particular focus on the next generation of state leaders.

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The Moving Picture Institute produces and promotes films that make an impact on people’s understanding of individual rights, limited government, and free markets, and supports freedom-oriented filmmakers at every phase of their careers.MPI.2014

Governor Chris Christie credits MPI’s The Cartel with causing him to make education reform a priority of his administration.  Separately, Moving Picture Institute-supported filmmakers have earned top recognition and awards over the course of their careers, including Emmy Awards, a Guinness World Record, an Oscar nomination, and more.

MPI is growing rapidly as an organization and we are looking for a Development Associate who can grow with us.  The ideal candidate would have several years of development experience and be a committed, rising development professional.  MPI will offer training and mentoring to improve your skills and in time your responsibility level will increase significantly.

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philanthropy-roundtable-logo1Reports to: President
Available: July 2014

The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, help donors achieve their philanthropic intent, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in the United States and abroad.  The Roundtable currently assists more than 650 members, including foundations, generous families, donor advisors, and corporate giving programs. In 2014, the Roundtable projects revenue and expenses approximating $7,000,000, and the organization currently has 29 full-time staff members.

Job Summary:

As Director of K-12 Education Programs, you will report to the president. Our K-12 Education initiative focuses on four sets of philanthropic strategies in its conferences, publications, and customized donor services: 1) Philanthropic strategies to recruit, train and reward excellent teachers and school leaders, especially for low-income students; 2) Philanthropic strategies to increase parental choice and competition to drive systemic reform. This will include a focus on high-performing charter, urban faith-based schools; and reform-oriented district schools; 3) Philanthropic strategies to advance personalized education through digital and blended learning; and 4) Philanthropic strategies to promote high standards and accountability at all levels within the K-12 education system.

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Bill of Rights Intitute_PMS1815cMission

The Bill of Rights Institute works directly with students and teachers to educate and excite them about Founding principles. The mission of the Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.

About the Role 

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, creative, and proactive educator who can help us create and deliver teacher professional-development programs, and write and manage the development of curricula and other lesson resources. A successful candidate will be one who is passionate about our mission, who will independently push to exceed expectations on projects, and who thrives in a dynamic environment. This role will be focused on delivering in-person training to secondary teachers, as well as writing new curriculum content.

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Bill of Rights Intitute_PMS1815cMission

The Bill of Rights Institute works directly with students and teachers to educate and excite them about limited government, individual rights, and principles that underlie the Constitution. The mission of the Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.

About the Role

We are looking for an entrepreneurial marketing candidate who can help advance the mission of the Bill of Rights Institute by driving the Institute’s brand and significantly increasing the Institute’s network of leveraged teachers and students. The marketing director will report to the Institute’s president.

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DonorsTrustlogoDonorsTrust seeks a Marketing Director to implement marketing and communication efforts directed toward prospective client donors and our existing client donors.  While DonorsTrust already has an established brand, we see opportunities to expand our efforts to promote our products and services through advertising and communications via a variety of platforms and media.

We seek a creative self-starter who is comfortable working with and communicating to high net-worth individuals.  The ideal candidate will have a background in fundraising and marketing and will know how to connect with donors.

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ALEC-logo-2013The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and general public who commonly share the belief of limited government, free markets, and federalism.

Founded in 1973, ALEC has been a key advocate for the expansion and strengthening of the public-private partnership effectively advocating on critical issues affecting the states in areas such as communications, overcriminalization, tax, health, energy, tort reform, etc.

Today, ALEC’s free-market, limited government, pro-growth policies are the reason the organization maintains the support of legislators on both sides of the aisle and in all 50 states. The current Executive Director, Ron Scheberle, who has provided ALEC with leadership since 2010, has decided to step down this summer, following a successful tenure of recruiting accomplished staff, expanding the organization’s program array, and realizing record growth in areas such as member engagement and meeting attendance.  As a result, ALEC seeks an Executive Director to build on its past successes and work with the talented staff to lead the organization into its next phase of growth.

The ideal Executive Director candidate is a fearless leader who is enthusiastic about the opportunity for change at the state-level. He/she is a creative thinker who relishes the notion of leading an organization dedicated to limited government, free markets, and federalism. The ideal candidate has a “roll your sleeves up” attitude and is capable of inspiring staff and supporters to effect change.

The candidate for Executive Director will possess demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

Strategic Vision: The Executive Director will provide a proactive, dynamic vision for promoting limited government, free markets, and federalism. The candidate must possess both strategic and long-term vision with experience formulating organizational policy and development/implementation of new strategies and procedures.

Non-profit Management: The ideal candidate has proven management experience and a record of inspiring and motivating teams. Management experience at a nonprofit public policy organization or a trade association is preferred, though not required. Experience overseeing major financial decisions, personnel, legal matters, general operations, and fundraising preferred.

Media and Public Speaking: The candidate must be a polished public speaker and have experience appearing on television programs, speaking as a keynoter panelist, and being interviewed by major journalists.

Fundraising: The ideal candidate will have experience in large and small donor acquisition. He/she is ultimately responsible for the overall fundraising of the organization and will be taking the lead in cultivation and solicitation of large donors.

State-Based Change: The ideal Executive Director candidate is well-versed in state-level politics and the state legislative process. He/she will have familiarity with ALEC’s core policies affecting the states and the impact within the legislatures.

Crisis/Controversy: The ideal candidate is not afraid of controversy. He/she relishes the notion of leading an organization dedicated to limited government, free markets, and federalism, even when that means coming under attack from those who are opposed to such principles.

Networking: The ideal candidate has strong relationships in our nation’s capital and in the states. The Executive Director will live and work in the Washington, DC-metro area, where he/she will continue to develop relationships with key decision-makers and influencers.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 15+ years of professional experience, with at least 10 years of management experience
  • Demonstrated success raising funds and developing long-term relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations and other grantors
  • Solid track record in the spotlight, including public speaking, television and radio interviews, etc.
  • Strong commitment to ALEC’s mission of promoting the principles of free markets, limited government, and federalism
  • Proven experience with crisis and/or controversy
  • Experience directing, overseeing and ensuring implementation of Board directives
  • Affable, charismatic, outgoing personality; ability to effectively engage and inspire staff, supporters, and media
  • Ability to develop and execute strategies to help achieve existing strategic plan objectives and think strategically
  • Ability to oversee the finances of the organization, monitor revenue and expenses and provide regular updates to the board
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Bachelor’s degree

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter explaining:
    • Management experience, including success in management roles that include development and implementation of organization vision
    • Experience with fundraising, include specific figures on dollars   raised
    • Experience serving as the public face of an organization or program, including public speaking and media appearances
    • Desired salary range
  • A list of at least three references who can attest to the information presented by the candidate

Only complete applications will be considered. 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. ALEC is an equal opportunity employer located in Arlington, VA. No phone calls please.

ACUlogoThe American Conservative Union Foundation seeks an experienced fundraising professional to play a vital role in the organization’s fundraising efforts. The Development Director will report to the Chairman and Executive Director. This position is based in Washington, DC.

The Director is charged with leading our efforts to build and sustain long-term relationships with existing donors and identify new supporters to help grow the organization and advance the mission of the American Conservative Union Foundation.

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Rhode Island 2014The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity (Center) is Rhode Island’s leading free-enterprise think tank committed to advancing market-based solutions as a means to return prosperity to the state. In educating the public about the benefits of economic, educational and personal freedom via a limited constitutional government, the Center hopes to instill an increased sense of citizen self-determination.  As part of a national association of like-minded organizations, our mission is to demonstrate that freedom is indispensable to our collective well-being and prosperity, and to craft public policy recommendations based on these principles so that key constituencies will embrace and promote them.

The Center is seeking to hire an Development and Communications Officer who will assume multi-functional outreach responsibilities, focusing in the areas of development and communications. This is a full-time position that will be based in the Center’s offices in the Greater Providence area. The Development and Communications Officer will report to the CEO.

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Commonwealth2CF’s growth plans require a Director of Entrepreneur Engagement who directs the organization’s outreach to entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania, who are the backbone of its financial and other health.  In addition to directing such outreach statewide and stewarding CF’s general financial and operational health, the Director will execute such outreach personally, primarily in central and western Pennsylvania.  The Director will report to the Executive Vice President. The role can be based in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, or any city in PA.


The Director is responsible for managing the identification and cultivation of the financial resources necessary to support the continued growth of CF.  CF is an entrepreneurial think tank, and those attracted to its mission are overwhelmingly those who also think entrepreneurially.  Accordingly, the Director will:

•  Oversee, in partnership with the EVP, the implementation of annual development plans to enlist the partnership of entrepreneurs across Pennsylvania and to continue to increase CF’s base of financial support, which has grown approximately tenfold over the last decade.  Such plans will include:

• The cultivation of close, personal relationships—relationships that transcend simple financial support of CF—with entrepreneurs in targeted areas of Pennsylvania by the Director him- or herself.

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