Careers at LI

Grassroots Program Coordinator

Are you interested in working at the intersection of politics, elections, public policy, and education? Do you love to travel and meet new people? If so, the Leadership Institute's Grassroots Programs Coordinator position may be a place to continue on your career path.  We are looking for a solid conservative with a background in center-right public policy and activism knowledge.

The candidate should at least five years of demonstrable campaign and public policy experience, not including previous volunteer and internship positions. Candidate must enjoy public speaking, networking, teaching, and approximately 50% short-term weekend travel. 

The job also involves approximately 30% of administrative duties.

The position is based out of the Leadership Institute's Arlington, VA headquarters.

Grassroots Programs Coordinator at The Leadership Institute

Summary: Responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative training organization. A previous background in political organizing is necessary. Having prior experience in designing and delivering training materials is highly preferred. The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short-term travel with most of the travel taking place on weekends.

Duties: The candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, and organization of multiple training programs. This political skills-focused The Leadership Institute's training programs designed to educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists.

Our Grassroots Programs include a curriculum focused on teaching campaigns, activism, communications, fundraising, and get-out-the-vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. The candidate must possess strong public speaking skills, and high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. The candidate will also be responsible for updating curricula, public speaking, attendee recruitment, and program logistics for both program attendees as well as adjunct faculty at workshops.

The Grassroots Programs Coordinator will routinely aid in creating, updating, and presenting the course content to participants. The candidate must possess multiple years of advanced and proven political organizing experience with a grassroots focus as well as paid political campaign experience. Several years of previous campaign experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility is necessary. It is highly desirable that the candidate has established political networks and is also capable of developing new contacts throughout the country.

Required Skills: Individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to be flexible. Prior public speaking experience is necessary and is an essential part of the coordinator position. The applicant should be comfortable teaching to both small and large size groups ranging from 20-200 people.

Desirable Skills: Campaign Experience, Teaching, Communications, Curriculum Development, Leadership Coalition Building, Fundraising, and Development

Required Certifications: None

All interested candidates should email their resume to Robert Arnakis,

and complete the Leadership Institutes PPQ:

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Regional Field Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Leadership Institute is seeking a Regional Field Coordinator (RFC) to work in our Campus Leadership Program. This RFC will be based in DC and will be responsible for organizing the student groups in their assigned region.

Day-to-day tasks of an RFC will have you constantly thinking on your feet and using creativity to tackle problems. This job will require you to travel and interact with various conservative organizations to build a coalition on campus.

The duties of an RFC include:

  •    Recruiting and organizing students.
  •    Providing student groups with advice to help them grow and sustain their organizations.
  •    Assisting students with exposing liberal bias on campus.
  •    Working with student activists to engage in activism projects on their campus.
  •    Coaching students on handling the media and message development.
  •    Offering advice for dealing with administrators.

An RFC should possess a strong commitment to conservative values and understand the dynamics of college/youth activism on campus. Working knowledge of student government, on-campus organizations, student newspapers, and field team management is crucial. A passion for conservative activism is required.

Applicants should apply by emailing your resume to Kristin Dobson, National Field Director, at

Required Qualifications:

  •    Past involvement in a conservative campus organization
  •    Youth organizing experience
  •    Experience with campus activism
  •    Strong reading, writing, and editing skills
  •    Working knowledge of conservative politics
  •    Strong oral communication abilities
  •    Public speaking/training experience
  •    Willingness to travel
  •    A valid U.S. driver's license

Bonus Qualifications:

  •    Experience with student government
  •    Experience with student publications
  •    Campaign experience
  •    Sales/management experience
  •    Event planning/recruitment experience
  •    Proficiency with new media

To apply: Email your resume to Kristin Dobson at

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Web Developer

The Leadership Institute is looking to grow our Tech Solutions team! The right qualified candidate is key to migrating legacy application to modern infrastructure. We are currently working on several projects that will significantly increase our ability to advance the Leadership Institute's mission. We are looking to complement the team with a professional developer familiar with both JavaScript and relational database experience. Huge plus for any ColdFusion experience, though not required!

To apply please send your resume and github profile or other code examples to the hiring manager:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ability to function as a full stack developer.
  • Designing user interfaces.
  • Develop back-end website applications.
  • Design and develop REST APIs.
  • Stay current on developments in web applications and programming languages.

Full Stack Developer Requirements:

  • Experience in the full stack development process.
  • Experience in implementing site security and reliability.
  • Experience deploying to AWS.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Coding Bootcamp certificate, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with fundamental front end development such as HTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as NextJS, React, and NodeJS.
  • Proficiency with JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with relational databases, MSSQL, postgreSQL.
  • Attention to detail.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • SEP-IRA Eligibilty
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Training Budget
  • Equipment stipend


  • Monday to Friday, infrequent overtime

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Relational Databases: 1 year (Preferred)
  • JavaScript: 2 year (Preferred)
  • APIs: 2 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Arlington Virginia, or Remote

Job Posted

International Programs Coordinator

The International Programs Coordinator is responsible for managing the Leadership Institute’s online and in person educational programs training conservatives outside of the United States. Experience in the conservative movement and/or campaigns is preferred. Some travel is required.

DUTIES: The International Programs Coordinator manages the organizing, promotion and management of training programs held outside of the United States, and online, under the direction of the Director of International Programs. Specific responsibilities include working with faculty members, scheduling of programs and faculty, promoting programs in coordination with LI’s marketing department, contacts management, working with meeting venues for in-person programs, coordinating travel, and related tasks.

The Leadership Institute’s international programs provide training in campaigns, communications, leadership, management, fundraising and related subjects, aimed at international conservative audiences. Programs are conducted independently, or in concert with other organizations. 

A significant portion of duties involves the logistics of conducting our international programs online and in person. Approximately 30% of responsibilities are administrative. The position is based in our Arlington, VA offices.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Strong written and oral communications skills, and a strong proficiency in PowerPoint and technologies involved with presenting in person are essential.  A candidate for this position must be highly organized and possess the ability to track and manage logistical details to an exceedingly high standard.

DESIRABLE SKILLS/BACKGROUND: Campaign, conservative movement and public speaking experience.

TRAVEL: The candidate must have the flexibility to travel up to several times each year for major international programs conducted by the International Division. All expenses for work-related travel are covered by the Leadership Institute. The candidate must have a valid passport and be free of any impediments that would limit international travel during the present pandemic. 

REPORTS TO: Ron Nehring, Director of International Programs (

LOCATION: Leadership Institute headquarters in Arlington, VA

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ron Nehring at RNehring@Leadership The cover letter should describe how the candidate’s skills and background match with the position as described above.  Candidates should also establish an account at then complete the Leadership Institute’s Public Policy Questionnaire at

Job Posted

Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant, The Leadership Institute's Campus Reform

The Leadership Institute is hiring an Editorial Assistant for its campus news website

As America’s leading source for conservative college news, Campus Reform serves as a watchdog to our country’s higher education system, with a mission to expose liberal bias and abuse on college campuses.

About the Position: The incumbent will provide administrative and research support to the editorial team, reporting directly to the managing editor. This is a great opportunity for an entry-level professional to gain skills in writing, social media, marketing, and office administration.

Editorial Assistant Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

50% - Research and Reporting

a) Identifying and researching incidents of liberal bias, abuse, and indoctrination in American higher education

b) Writing news stories for publication on as assigned by the Managing Editor

c) Conducting public records requests and data-driven research to long-term projects

30% - Social Media and Marketing

a) Creating content for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to increase engagement and reach

b) Maintaining and updating database of media hits

c) Using Google Analytics and other digital tools to track website performance and other key metrics

20% - Editorial Support

a) Assisting editorial team with the Campus Profile series

b) Supporting the editorial team’s management of the correspondent program

c) Performing administrative duties to support publication process

Qualifications: This is an entry-level position and training will be provided to the incumbent. Desired qualities and experience include strong organization and written and oral communication skills. The individual should have the ability to handle several projects at one until under deadline.

Education or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; approximately one year’s related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: DOE, $35,000 - $45,000


Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Retirement plan

Vision insurance


Monday to Friday


Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)

Journalism: 0-1 year

Social Media: 0-1 year

Administration: 0-1 year

Work Remotely: No

To apply, please email with a resume and cover letter.

Job Posted

Associate/Assistant Editor and Spokesperson

Associate/Assistant Editor, The Leadership Institute's Campus Reform

The Leadership Institute is hiring an Associate or Assistant Editor for its campus news website As America’s leading source for conservative college news, Campus Reform serves as a watchdog to our country’s higher education system, with a mission to expose liberal bias and abuse on college campuses.

The incumbent will serve on Campus Reform’s editorial team and report directly to the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Fact-checking and verification process management

Research projects management

Investigative Reporting

Potential for TV and media appearances on behalf of Campus Reform. Training and support will be provided.


Desired qualities and experience include strong organization and written and oral communication skills. Previous editing, reporting, and/or process management experience is highly desired.

Education or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; approximately two years’ related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum one year of professional reporting or editing experience required.

To apply, please email with a resume and cover letter.

Job Posted

Development Operations Officer

The Leadership Institute seeks a Development Operations Officer to join our fast-paced and growing Development team. This is an amazing entry-level position for someone interested in rapidly acquiring non-profit fundraising skills. Primary responsibilities are to process mail and donations, read and record the mail sent by the Leadership Institute’s 45,000 donors, update donor records, maintain database hygiene, and assist in the process of quickly thanking donors for their donations. More projects and opportunities will come up as your skills develop.

Opportunities to draft emails to donors and articles for our donor newsletter are available for those with creative skills. Similarly, opportunities to build relationships with donors and cultivate giving increases are available for those with high levels of interpersonal communication skills. 

Ideal candidates will be hard working, curious, and ready to learn. The best applicants will have professional experience, preferably in development, be familiar with Salesforce, and possess an appreciation for our mission. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be capable of meeting hard deadlines, and have flexibility in schedule.

Salary is in the mid-$30k and commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire:

Email a one-page resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to Laurel Clark at

Job Posted

Donor Services Officer

The Leadership Institute seeks a Donor Services Officer (DSO) to join our fast-paced and growing Development team. He or she will work to research and build personal relationships with mid-level donors.

This is a robust entry-level position for someone determined to rapidly acquire non-profit fundraising skills as a member of the Leadership Institute’s donor services division. This role provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of relational fundraising and donor cultivation techniques.

Numerous professional development opportunities exist through LI’s political training programs (e.g., High-Dollar Fundraising, Public Speaking, Online Fundraising, and Direct Mail) and one-on-one mentoring by LI Development staff.

The Leadership Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation that trains principled conservatives to become effective leaders. The purpose of LI’s DSO position is to increase donor retention and upgrade donors to major giving levels to achieve our mission.

How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire:

Email resume and personalized cover letter to Laurel Clark at

Job Posted