Free markets, pro-growth policies and creating economic prosperity. This is what Club for Growth Foundation stands for.
We believe a free society requires an educated public and a transparent governing process. It is our mission to inform the general public about the many benefits of economic freedom and limited government.
So much economic policy is shrouded in jargon and behind-the-scenes deals. We use several educational tools and programs to shine a bright light on the inner workings of Congress and State legislatures, the way laws are made, and the economic analysis needed to understand key policies.
About the Executive Director Opening
The Executive Director reports to and works closely with Club for Growth Foundation President David McIntosh to help develop the long-term vision for the Foundation and secure the financial support to make it happen. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Club for Growth Foundation, including managing the organization’s staff, programs, and initiatives. This includes managing relationships with the Foundation’s employees, fellows, donors, and other stakeholders.
The Executive Director represents the Foundation in public and private meetings with various stakeholders and thus needs to be mindful of protecting the Foundation’s strong brand of advancing economic freedom and limited government.
The Executive Director needs to internalize the mission of the Foundation and have both a short-term plan to manage the Foundation while simultaneously working to formulate and implement the long-term vision for the Foundation. Although the Foundation was launched just over two years ago, it is already making a significant impact. The new Executive Director will be tasked with continuing this progress and growing the programs to reach even more people more effectively.
Ideally the Executive Director will live and work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and be in the office on a regular basis. We will also consider exceptional candidates who live elsewhere and are willing to visit the office as needed.
The Executive Director responsibilities will include:
- Working closely with Foundation President David McIntosh to execute the Foundation vision and advance the development strategy for the Foundation.
- Engaging in fundraising, including coordinating contacts with foundations and overseeing production of proposals for donors. The President actively engages in fundraising efforts, and the new Executive Director should be prepared to support that and take on additional development responsibility over time.
- Overseeing the Foundation’s fellowship program. This includes selecting the fellows – a rigorous application process — but also organizing and planning monthly Zoom lectures with academics and policy experts, 2 three-day in-person seminars, and regular one-on-one conversations with the fellows.
- Managing the Foundation’s staff, which currently includes one full-time scorecard researcher and one intern, and coordinating services provided to the Foundation.
- Quarterbacking the annual production of approximately 20 economic state legislative scorecards and expanding the missed votes scorecard program to all 50 states. The state legislative scorecards project includes working with consultants who help identify votes to score, compile the scorecards, and use the vote database to create the final product.
- Developing new “products” and initiatives for the Foundation, including research papers, governor scorecards, an educational video series, and other projects.
- Working with existing Club for Growth staff who bill time to provide services to the Foundation: Club for Growth staff help raise money for the Foundation and provide communications, digital, event planning, finance, and accounting services.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- 10+ years in the public policy arena in business, nonprofit, government and/or academic setting
- 5+ years of management/leadership experience; leadership skills necessary to lead and manage an organization with various stakeholders
- 5+ years of experience within the free market movement
- Some fundraising experience with strong willingness to embrace and learn effective fundraising
- Deep commitment to and understanding of free-market and limited government principles
- A firm grasp of economic public policy – this includes both an understanding of foundational principles, key issues, and how they can be addressed and applied in the real world
- Strong attention to detail
- Willingness to delegate
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in Club for Growth Foundation’s mission/this position and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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