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Jump-start your career in politics! Join the Leadership Institute staff team as a spring, summer or fall intern. This intensive program allows you to gain professional experience in a real working environment, further your knowledge of the conservative movement, and sharpen your skills for future success. Leadership Institute interns receive free housing, a $825 monthly stipend, priority access to the Institute’s Employment Placement Service, free tuition to all Leadership Institute schools and workshops, weekly private lunches and dinners with conservative VIP’s, and the opportunity to build public policy references. For more information please visit us on the web at: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/aboutus/intern.cfm

Job Posted 06/20/19 Read More

Grassroots Program Coordinator

Grassroots Programs Coordinator at The Leadership Institute

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

Duties: Candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing and organization of multiple training programs. These political skills focused programs are designed to educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists. 

Our grassroots programs include programs focused on teaching Campaign, 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 a high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. Candidate will also be responsible for updating of 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 course curriculum 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 have established political networks and is also capable of developing new networks throughout the country.

Required Skills: Individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to been flexible. Prior public speaking experience is necessary and is an essential part of the coordinator position. 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 intersted candidates should email their resume to Robert Arnakis, rarnakis@leadershipinstitute.org

Job Posted 07/16/19 Read More

Grassroots Programs Coordinator

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

Duties: Candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, and organization of multiple training programs. These political skills focused programs are designed to educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists. 

Our grassroots programs include programs focused on teaching Campaign, 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 a high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. Candidate will also be responsible for updating of 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 course curriculum to participants. The candidate must possess five 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 networks throughout the country.

Job Posted 12/14/18 Read More

Graphic Design Coordinator

The Leadership Institute is hiring a Graphic Design Coordinator to work in its External Affairs division.

The right candidate thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, enjoys independent research and learning new skills, and is committed to providing high-quality creative marketing materials to advance the conservative movement.

The Design and Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Director of External Affairs and the Communications Coordinator to complete the essential functions of the role, including:

  • Development and design of promotional materials for trainings for all of LI, including flyers, ads, brochures, digital marketing graphics, and booklets
  • Prepare printed materials for conference tables, and attend 3-6 conferences throughout the year
  • Photograph LI events and trainings
  • Opportunity to add creative and writing to LI’s digital marketing
  • Keep track of printing needs for LI

To apply, email Carol@LeadershipInstitute.org with your portfolio, resume, and cover letter detailing your salary requirements and ability to start.

Job Posted 05/30/19 Read More

Events Coordinator

Events Coordinator will have a wide range of administrative duties that include operations management, event logistics, data management, program operations, and hospitality. A very motivated and self-starting individual is sought that has strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities. This job requires being on your feet as much as sitting behind a desk. This role also has room for growth and provides opportunities to develop new skills.

Events Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

-Facilitate LI’s in-house training programs
-Facility maintenance: includes scheduling cleaning, security, and inventory of supplies
-Assist the planning and executing happy hours, donor events, staff events, and the yearly National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée
-Maintain relationships with partner organizations and vendors
-Provide support with internal and external promotion of events

Desired Candidate Attributes:
-Experience with spreadsheets (or translatable organizational skills)
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Attention to aesthetic details
-Enjoys organizing
-Bonus: familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

Position includes benefits, room for growth, and a yearly salary between 30K-40K.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Hackleman at DHackleman@LeadershipInstitute.org.

Job Posted 05/24/19 Read More

Accountant 1

The Leadership Institute is hiring an entry-level accountant who is consistent, accurate, reliable, and timely. As Accountant 1, you will be joining LI’s dedicated, fun, and energetic team. You will help the Accounting department with essential functions that allow the Leadership Institute to run efficiently. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing corporate credit cards
  • Prepares vouchers, invoices, expense reports, and other records, and reviews for accuracy
  • Assists employees, vendors, clients, or customers by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services
  • Makes bank deposits
  • Posts transactions and deposits in accounting software
  • Works with the Comptroller to develop and document new accounting policies and processes
  • Other activities assigned by the Comptroller and CFO

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Strong quantitative, analytical skills and basic understanding of finance (debits and credits)
  • Ability to be highly confidential about internal financial and HR information
  • Eagerness to learn new tasks that are not listed in your job description

Desired Skills:

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with 501(c)3 organizations

Why it’s great to work at the Leadership Institute:

  • Opportunities to improve your skill set through LI’s investment in your professional development
  • Free access to all Leadership Institute trainings (time permitting)
  • Fun workplace with great mix of energy and teamwork
  • Team building exercises every quarter
  • Wonderful coworkers who are always happy to lend a helping hand
  • Become part of the Leadership Institute’s vast conservative network
  • Opportunity for advancement

How to apply: Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position/mission of the Leadership Institute and salary requirements to Melissa Blume at MBlume@leadershipinstitute.org. Get creative and tell us why you're passionate about helping conservatives. We will review your resume and contact you for further information if we feel your background and skills are a good match for this position.

Job Posted 07/16/19 Read More