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 fill a new position, Director of Policy & Outreach.

The Director of Policy & Outreach will work closely across departments in the organization, overseeing a team that coordinates outreach and relationship marketing, conducts policy research and product development, and serves as a resource supporting key projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, a demonstrated general understanding of policy matters, and ability to manage people and projects.

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


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Outreach & Relationship Marketing: Oversee day to day functions related to outreach, with a primary goal of driving effective relationship marketing that engages our strategic allies toward increasing our profile and distribution network. This includes aligned non-profit groups, networked bloggers and citizen journalists, and key influencers in the media realm.
  • Oversee Policy Research & Development: Work with experts from think tanks and other organizations to conduct policy research, play a day-to-day supporting role to our opinion writing efforts, and serve as a resource to our staff throughout the organization.
  • Policy Education: Arrange monthly policy orientations on such subjects as education, energy, regulation, the environment and health.
  • Project Management: Serve as a liaison between development and journalism to ensure fulfillment of donor intent and execution in a timely manner.
  • White Papers: Assist in production of in longer-form policy white papers that take an in-depth look at critical policy issues.
  • Coordinate Promotion of Policy Oriented Work: The Director will work with our marketing, media relations, and other departments to ensure promotion metrics are achieved.


  • 4-6+ years of experience in policy, outreach, external relations, public affairs, or related field preferred
  • High social IQ; ability to quickly build meaningful relationships with a variety of people/personalities
  • Strong people management skills; passion for cultivating, empowering, and professionally developing lower level staff
  • Successful track record of problem solving; confronting issues head-on and addressing them
  • Self-motivated; outcome-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, turn ideas into action, and drive projects to completion
  • Big picture mentality; ability to see how all the moving parts of an operation fit together
  • Superior organization and focus on detail
  • Solid administrative skill set
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Budgeting experience
  • Understanding of the importance of outreach/building partnerships and how these relationships are tied to the success of an organization such as ours
  • Knowledge of the free-market nonprofit movement a plus

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position/mission of the organization and 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.

About the Franklin Center

Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity strives to promote the education of the public about waste, corruption, incompetence, fraud and taxpayer abuse by public officials at all levels of government. With transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility as its watchwords, the Franklin Center identifies, trains, and supports investigative journalists working to detect and expose corruption and incompetence in government at the state and local levels. For more information on the Franklin Center please visit www.FranklinCenterHQ.org or our news site, watchdog.org.

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The Commonwealth Foundation is Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank.  We transform free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

CF’s growth plans require a Community Liaison who plays an important role in growing the organization by building and sustaining long-term relationships with current and prospective investors, school teachers, public employees, and others.  The Community Liaison will report to the Director of Marketing & Outreach.  He or she may be based in CF’s offices in Harrisburg or King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, or in a virtual office.


The Community Liaison will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Building, developing, and nurturing personal relationships with current and prospective CF investors, school teachers, public employees, and others, in partnership and coordination with colleagues.
  • Identifying and coordinating opportunities for these individuals to participate more fully in the work of CF and its partner groups, such as the Fairness Center.
  • Serving as CF’s primary liaison between teachers/public employees and communications, marketing and government affairs staff.
  • Becoming an expert on public employee union culture and gather as much information as possible.
  • Arranging for networking opportunities, speaking engagements, and material distribution with like-minded groups for him- or herself, CF, and partner groups.
  • Working seamlessly and graciously with colleagues.
  • Upholding, at all times, an organizational culture that meets “expectations given our aspirations.”

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Daily Caller News FndThe Daily Caller News Foundation is seeking a motivated, driven candidate to be Director of Development. The Director’s core responsibility will be to develop and execute a fundraising plan.

This includes developing a big-picture fundraising strategy, implementing a direct mail program, customizing an email marketing strategy, and establishing a solid fundraising presence in the non-profit community. As a key team member for a new entity, the Director will have an opportunity to take charge of the program and make The Daily Caller News Foundation a well-known, established organization.

Working closely with the founders, Neil Patel and Tucker Carlson, the Director will have the opportunity to influence big decisions of a growing Foundation.

We will consider an experienced fundraiser who is looking to take the next step in his/her career or someone with limited fundraising experience with the gravitas and passion to effectively fill the role.

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FGA-Logo-2014Why FGA?

Foundation for Government Accountability promotes better lives for individuals and families by equipping policymakers with principled strategies to reform failed health and welfare programs nationwide.

FGA is a dynamic and fast-growing free-market think tank headquartered in sunny Naples, Florida, and is known for its world-class team of health care and welfare experts and their innovative policy solutions.

The organization’s founder and CEO is Tarren Bragdon. Tarren is a renowned expert on health care and welfare policy, and under his leadership, the FGA team pursues a vision for disrupting the cycle of government dependency that takes away hope from generations of Americans.

If you become a part of FGA, you will be joining a flexible, lean, fast-paced organization that expects much from you, but will ensure you are working in your areas of greatest strength, and have the freedom to iterate new approaches to achieving the organization’s goals.

While many policy organizations focus on a myriad of issues, FGA’s narrow focus on two issues and its absolute dedication to in-depth planning and message development will create incredible clarity for you. This laser focus and intense preparation greatly increases the organization’s ability to accomplish big goals. And the results are good. FGA has grown at a breakneck pace since its launch three years ago, and is now among the largest free market state-focused think tanks. The Left fears it, and rightly so.

What’s the Role?

FGA has enjoyed explosive growth in its impact and financial support over the past two years, growing from a budget of $740,000 in 2012 to over $2 million in 2013, and is forecast to reach more than $4 million this year. It’s essential for FGA to build a national communications system that enables us to build strong relationships with current and prospective donors. This is a new leadership position within the FGA development team, and a great opportunity for someone who wants to be part of building a highly effective organization.

The National Development Manager will lead the expansion of FGA’s Florida-focused donor prospect program into a national program, building a system for regular, personalized communication with current donors, and overseeing FGA’s team of grant researchers and writers. He or she will also have responsibility for personally cultivating a small portfolio of promising national funders.

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NCPAThe National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a 31-year-old think tank that develops, educates, and advocates for private sector alternatives to government regulation and control.  The NCPA seeks to unleash the power of ideas for positive change by identifying, encouraging and aggressively marketing the best scholarly research.  The NCPA has been able to take action on the issues that are important to the American people.  The NCPA continues to fight to save our freedom by focusing on market-based proposals for the country’s health care, tax reform, Social Security and retirement programs, education, energy and the environment.

Overall Responsibility

The Executive Director assists in providing the strategic vision and oversees all aspects of the organization.  This position reports to the CEO. While the CEO travels extensively and serves as the primary fundraiser and media presence of NCPA, the Executive Director oversees the daily internal operations of NCPA.

Direct Reports: Executive Vice President of Development, Vice President of Public Policy, Director of Finance, Senior Director of Communications, Director of Events, IT Manager

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Mercatus logoThe Mercatus Center at George Mason University is hiring a Director of Marketing to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate integrated marketing communications strategies to build awareness of the Center and its research. This role works closely with other directors on the communications team as well as scholars and staff and reports to the senior vice president.


  • Collaborate with researchers and staff to develop, implement, and evaluate marketing strategies that build positive brand awareness for Mercatus and effectively promote Mercatus research and scholars.
  • Coordinate the daily communications functions of the Mercatus Center so that Mercatus’s profile continues to grow in positive ways.
  • Manage and provide support to a growing team of direct reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in strategic marketing communications with demonstrated team leadership.
  • Experience in brand management and developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies encompassing media relations, public affairs, and digital strategies.
  • Outstanding project management and prioritization skills and an ability to manage budgets.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the mission of Mercatus.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Related work experience in higher education or policy research.
  • Familiarity with economics.
  • Experience with publications.

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The Fairness Center is a new, nonprofit, public interest law firm offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union leaders.The Fairness Center

We provide attorneys that will serve as the moral voices for these hard-working Americans, not just in the courtroom, but also in the public arena. The 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.

The Fairness Center seeks a Paralegal and Director of Legal Research to provide expertise in vindicating the rights of hard-working public union employees.  The Paralegal and Director of Legal Research will support litigation efforts and create a research foundation on which to build the case for public employees.  The Paralegal and Director of Legal Research will understand the value of excellence in legal representation to our clients who live and work in a culture unique to the public sector.

The Paralegal and Director of Legal Research ideally will be located Harrisburg, PA. We will also consider a Paralegal and Director of Legal Research based in Philadelphia.

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BeaconThe Legal Counsel is responsible for overseeing all Beacon Center legal efforts; assisting in the advancement of the Center’s policy objectives; advising the Center’s leadership on legal matters; and assisting the Center’s staff in carrying out their responsibilities. 


  • Develops an in-depth blueprint of the Tennessee Constitution and determines strengths and weaknesses therein relative to the organization’s policy objectives
  • Reviews, approves, and/or drafts amici curiae briefs for filing on matters directly related to the Center’s mission
  • Potentially represents the Center in approved litigation pertaining to its mission when such needs arise
  • Work on the legal and policy formation of issues in the areas of economic liberty, property rights, and government transparency
  • Advises the CEO and Board of Directors on all legal matters
  • Works with other members of the Center’s team to advance their priorities, including assisting the policy, communications, and development staff on legal matters related to their responsibilities

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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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