FEE NewFEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society.

For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. We do this by delivering content that is substantive and thoughtful in ways that our customers find compelling, including in-person seminars and lectures, web-delivered content, printed material in book and magazine form, and networking opportunities.

The Foundation is currently searching for a Director of Development to be responsible for delivering ambitious short-term growth and sustainable long-term growth in FEE’s revenues. FEE has successfully achieved exciting growth in revenue, programs and staffing in recent years, and management is committed to sustaining that growth. The Director of Development will enact and implement the current year’s fundraising plan while developing a plan for next year.

The development director will oversee all cultivation of existing supporters and solicitation of new supporters, both individuals and foundations, involving senior staff where appropriate.  In connection with this, the development director will oversee the operation, maintenance and enhancement of FEE’s revenue budgeting, tracking and reporting system.

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Position DescriptionFranklin

The Franklin Center is a fast-paced, fluid organization that employs a staff of investigative and political reporters across the country, trains and empowers citizen journalists, and supports a network of bloggers. We seek a highly motivated individual to join our Outreach/Marketing Team.

The Director of Marketing and Outreach will oversee Franklin’s external marketing and outreach, but the role itself will be very internally focused. The Director will concentrate on managing people and projects, as well as maximizing the effectiveness of Franklin’s marketing and outreach efforts. While a background in marketing or outreach is preferred, our highest priority is finding someone who is a strong manager/mentor who will embrace Franklin’s unique culture and help us achieve desired outcomes.

The Director of Marketing and Outreach will be based in Franklin’s Alexandria, Virginia office, and report to the Senior Vice President.

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Strata Logos-01Strata recognizes that to achieve more prosperous and free societies, we must first do as F. A. Hayek suggested by affecting a change in the climate of ideas. Strata is devoted to talent development by creating curriculum and programs that offer real mentorship in the principles of liberty and free-markets.  Strata cultivates students academically through scholarly research and analysis on a variety of public policy issues. Our research focuses on critical current topics where findings are published and disseminated to influence and inform policy makers, citizens and civic leaders.  Students participate in workshops that teach both career skills as well as theoretical reasoning. This apprenticeship prepares future decision makers and business leaders to play a critical part in advancing the ideas of freedom.  Strata engages a broader network across the country to collaborate with and share our ongoing research and curriculum development to achieve greater societal impact.


Managing a small team of communications associates and interns, the Director of Communications is responsible for all aspects of Strata’s communications team including publications, brand management, public relations, social media, and video production. The Director of Communication also assists with grant writing and reporting.

The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for and knowledge of free market environmentalism, energy policy, and higher education; strong writing, editing, and communication skills; and the ability to translate academic research into a compelling message for non-academic audiences.  The Communications Director is also responsible for creating opportunities for media outreach and has primary responsibility for preparing analysts and executives for those interactions.

The Director of Outreach reports to the CEO and Executive Team.

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Strata Policy is a free-enterprise think tank committed to market-based solutions in the area of energy and environmental policy. Strata’s mission is three fold; policy research with an emphasis on energy and environmental issues, student development by mentoring student research associates, curriculum development for business schools.

Strata seeks a Senior Research & Policy Analyst who will ensure that the organization produces the policy research products needed to achieve its goals, including effectively communicating ideas to strategic constituencies, and assisting others in doing the same.  The Senior Research & Policy Analyst will report to the CEO. This is a full-time position.

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American Spectator LogoThe American Spectator magazine and website for more than half a century has served as one of the leading voices of conservative thought and reporting with a hallmark wit and sensibility that endures.  We are seeking a leader for publication’s 501c3 educational foundation, who has the vision, management skills, and background in development and fundraising to ensure that institutions put in place by founder R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., will continue and expand their reach and influence during this critical time for our nation and the conservative movement.

The Executive Director will be the day to day leader of The American Spectator business and editorial staff, with prime responsibility for achieving AmSpec’s development goals.  This is a senior-level position, requiring management of office staff and outside vendors and direct interaction with members of the board of directors, donors, and corporate and foundation executives.

The Executive Director will work day to day with the founder and editor in chief, but will also report to the three-member Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.

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AshbrookThe Manager of Teacher Programs  role at Ashbrook is an ideal opportunity for an educator to take on a role of great impact and join a growing organization with major expansion plans.

Ashbrook has two Manager positions available for highly motivated and self-directed individuals to plan and implement new professional development programs for history and government teachers at the secondary school level.

Both Managers will report to the Director of Programs.

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AshbrookThe Major Gifts Officer opening at Ashbrook is an ideal opportunity to join a growing organization with major growth plans. The major gift officer will help expand the base of Ashbrook supporters, and have opportunities for advancement.

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for implementing the major donor fundraising efforts for the Ashbrook Center. The MGO engages individual donors and prospects with the intent of motivating and inspiring them about Ashbrook’s work, and building long-term philanthropic relationships.

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Development.

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Foundation-for-Government-Accountability-LogoWhat’s the Role?

Once an entirely behind-the-scenes organization, FGA has chosen to step into the limelight in order to expand our impact and help shape the conservative response to government-run health care and failed welfare systems. Our expansion began in January 2014 with the addition of a Digital Outreach Director, who has rapidly built FGA’s online presence and developed our capacity to quickly reach activists with timely messages.

The position of Media Relations Director is a new addition intended to help FGA take the next step in its ability to educate policymakers and the public about the dangers of ObamaCare and alternative free market health care and welfare solutions.

The Media Relations Director will play a key role in helping to reshape the public conversation and promote FGA’s people and policies to newspapers, radio, TV, blogs and other communication mediums, obtaining earned media opportunities for our experts.  This includes:

  • Working with our policy and executive team to develop earned media strategies for our policy initiatives
  • Once a media strategy is developed and the target states identified, the Director will reach out to bloggers, reporters, editorial boards, radio and TV hosts, and other media professionals to obtain coverage of our issues and experts.
  • Build ongoing relationships with political and policy media in the states, in order to grow our ability to spread our message
  • Help develop talking points about our research and policies
  • Educate friendly policymakers and media (especially bloggers) about our talking points
  • Track the impact and reach of our media appearances

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logo_2_upThe Illinois Policy Institute seeks a Manager of Media Relations to join its robust Media Relations operation. This position is based in Chicago, which is the third-largest media market in the U.S. The Manager of Media Relations will have the opportunity to work on a full-service, professional media relations operation that regularly places experts in Chicago and national news outlets.

The Manager of Media Relations will be responsible for managing and growing the Institute’s relationships with Illinois-based and national media, which includes radio, newspaper, TV and online news outlets. This person must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, knows or can quickly get to know the Illinois media landscape, and who can juggle multiple requests from news outlets at a time. The person who fills this role must be equally passionate about news and liberty. The ideal candidate recognizes that the news never sleeps, and possesses a natural enthusiasm for following all things news, politics and policy – on or off the job.

This position is not a fit for journalism “refugees” who are seeking to exit the news industry in pursuit of a bigger paycheck or a 9-5 desk job. The person who fills this role must have a deep passion and interest in news and in liberty, and must view this position as an opportunity to play a new and exciting role in the news industry – not outside of it. The right candidate will be prepared to work with the same rigor and on the same news schedule as working journalists.

The Manager of Media Relations will report to the VP, Communications.


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logo_2_upThe Illinois Policy Institute seeks a Senior Budget Specialist who can chart a fiscal roadmap for Illinois that streamlines state government, lowers taxes and helps restore economic prosperity to a state that has been fiscally mismanaged for years. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and a strong desire to make Illinois a place of freedom and fairness for all.

The successful candidate will:

  • not be content with a career based solely in numbers; rather, he/she will revel in solving real-world problems;
  • dissect the Illinois state budget identifying opportunities for state government to operate better, more efficiently or adopt innovative reforms;
  • develop a balanced, line-by-line alternative state budget that does not rely on borrowing, higher taxes or steeper regulations;
  • make policy recommendations to legislative assistants, legislators, civic groups, media and the general public to lead Illinois to better fiscal health;
  • have a passion for communicating how changes in government spending can increase prosperity and change lives in Illinois; and
  • be able to communicate complex fiscal issues to a lay audience in a compelling manner.

The State Budget Specialist can be based in either the Institute’s Chicago or Springfield offices. We will also consider an outstanding candidate with significant state budget experience who needs to work virtually from another state. In this situation, the Specialist will need to travel to Illinois on a regular basis during legislative session and for other obligations.


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