You: An experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial coalitions professional with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills. A dedicated freedom fighter, you’re passionate about PLF’s mission and values, and eager to put your skills to work developing partnerships that define our next-generation public interest law firm. You have a proven track record of turning opportunities into partnerships and products, but, most importantly, you’re not content to rest on past success and eager to challenge the status quo.
We’re not just looking for a gladhander. While you have strong interpersonal skills, you also possess a keen strategic mindset and are able to weigh PLF goals with those of our audience and partners, in order to build strong, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, work together to achieve, and are confident in, and passionate for, the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.
Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the U.S. Supreme Court, with 17 victories out of 19 cases litigated at the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.
We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.
Here’s what you get to do in this role:
When we say “manager,” we mean it! In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading coalitions from soup to nuts for either our Separation of Powers or Equality and Opportunity programs. You’ll create, maintain, and leverage groups of stakeholders – individuals, organizations, and communities engaged on PLF’s issues – who can support our litigation, legislative campaigns, and research development. In addition to maintaining strong relationships with ideological allies at the federal, state, and local levels, you’ll work to deepen our relationships with industry, academic, and grassroots organizations.
You’ll work across the organization to identify and capitalize on opportunities for PLF to advance the national conversation in your program area of focus (Separation of Powers or Equality and Opportunity). In essence, you’re responsible for making sure that PLF is seen as a partner of choice, disseminating our ideas, and raising our organizational profile among key audiences.
You’ll be responsible for maintaining accurate, up-to-date information on outreach contacts and will work with the Outreach Director to make data-driven updates to our partnerships strategy.
In practice, your specific job duties will likely include:
- Creating and supporting coalitions of individuals and organizations in support of PLF’s work, including building original outreach lists and engagement strategies
- Taking the front seat in new outreach campaigns, leading from strategy to execution
- Identifying and pitching opportunities for collaboration to both internal and external stakeholders
- Maintaining accurate, up-to-date information on outreach contacts and partnerships, and working with the Outreach Director to make data-driven updates to our strategy
- Working with PLF attorneys and department leads to identify and leverage existing networks of support
- Representing PLF at meetings, events, and conferences with partners and allied organizations
This role is ideal for someone with:
- At least five years of experience in outreach, external affairs, public relations, or similar
- Demonstrated interest in current cultural and policy conversations
- A keen strategic mind capable of identifying, pitching, and managing opportunities for partnership
- Passion for working with people of all ideological backgrounds, from every walk of life
- A positive and proactive solutions-oriented mindset
- Ability to work under tight deadlines
- Willingness to travel up to 30% of the year
Knowledge of law isn’t required, although it’s certainly a plus.
Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.
As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, although approximately half of the staff works from home across the country. The ability to work from the Arlington, VA, office is a plus for this role, although outstanding candidates will be considered for work from any office, or full-time remote placement within the United States.
This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:
- Your resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience
- A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, what distinguishes you from typical applicants, and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Director of Outreach at 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.
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. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.