Careers at LI

Software Engineer

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!

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


Benefits:


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


Schedule:


  • Monday to Friday, infrequent overtime

Supplemental Pay:


  • Bonus pay


Experience:


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


Work Location:


  • Arlington Virginia, or Remote


Job Posted

Grassroots Administrator


Do you love data collection? Does a clean database or organized Excel sheet make you feel calm and accomplished? Can you work independently and with groups? Are you able to proofread and find misatkes? Do you have a sense of humor? Can you complete tasks quickly? Do you want your evenings and weekends free? Do you love politics and want to impact elections across the country?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this

administrative position may be for you.

At the Leadership Institute, the Grassroots Division takes the

trainings done in the building on the road to communities across the country.

With as many as six trainings per weekend, the Grassroots team of traveling

teachers needs assistance managing the paperwork and other special projects

that make the programs successful.

As the Grassroots Administrator, you will have the opportunity to

work with campaign veterans and guest faculty who are currently campaigning.

You will get to know leaders in the states where we teach. You will help us

find venues, book travel, and file reimbursements. You will master the

Leadership Institute's databases and build graphics and presentations. You will

not have to get coffee, give tours, or drop off dry cleaning. This is a

professional position for someone looking to gain valuable office experience

and make connections that will expand your political horizons. The Grassroots

Team fully expects that you will use this position as a springboard from which

you can launch your career.

This is a full-time position with some ability to have flexible

hours. The workload will wax and wane with the political cycle.

This position is perfect for someone entering the workforce or

attending night school. It is also a great position for someone easing into

retirement.

If this job description intrigues or excites you, join our team!

Apply today!


Compensation and Benefits:

 

The Grassroots Administrator will earn:

·       $35-40,000 base salary

  • 100% employer paid HMO health insurance plan for employee and family
  • Employer HSA contribution: ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA.
  • 100% employer paid vision plan for employee and family.
  • 100% employer paid dental plan for employee and family with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade.
  • SEP-IRA retirement plan employer contribution for eligible employees. Yearly contribution between 0-25% of annual earnings.
  • 403(b) plan.
  • Short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, $50,000 life insurance plan.
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan and annual holidays.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer.
  • Generous paid-time-off (PTO) plan and annual holidays starting on the first day of employment.
  • Paid maternity leave.
  • Parking or Metro benefits.
  • Access to all Institute training and career development programs.
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement for eligible employees.

Location and Travel:


The Grassroots Administrator will work from the Leadership Institute’s offices in Arlington, Virginia. Hybrid options (in person and remote) are available on a case-by-case basis.



The Grassroots Administrator does not routinely travel, but may be invited to assist at special events, conferences, and occasional trainings. 

Required Skills

 

Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization, political campaigning, or the public policy process. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in written communication.


Previous campaign experience (even as a volunteer) is a bonus. Experience with Excel and PowerPoint is a must. Knowledge of and experience with graphic design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Canva is preferred but not necessary.


A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to learn new skills are required to succeed in this position. The Grassroots team will rely on your judgment and opinions. Participation in internal political policy discussions is encouraged.

How to apply

 

To apply, email your resume to Scot Crockett at SCrockett@LeadershipInstitute.org.

 

 

 


Job Posted

Human Resources Manager


LI seeks a friendly, detailed-oriented, and organized individual with the highest levels of personal integrity and exceptional judgment to serve as our Human Resources Manager. The HR Manager supports the organization and its staff in a variety of human resource functions. 


The person we are looking for is a servant leader, a team player, and a “doer”, who is motivated by the Institute’s mission to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative leaders. 


This is a full-time role based in LI’s Arlington, VA office; remote candidates will not be considered. The position reports to the Institute’s chief financial officer. 


Responsibilities


  • Orientation: Develop and lead an onboarding experience for new hires on LI’s history and culture; provide training on the Institute’s various procedures and systems.
  • Onboarding & Offboarding: Manage the onboarding and offboarding of all new employees in the Institute’s HRIS; process all employment updates.
  • Personnel Search: Assist hiring managers in the search for organizational talent. Develop a strong network with conservative universities and nonprofits to develop a talent pipeline.
  • Employee Benefits: Manage the Institute’s generous employee benefits package including annual insurance renegotiation, open enrollment, 403b, and SEP-IRA plans. Lead employee education relating to benefits.
  • Personnel Management: Serve as the point of contact for all Institute personnel issues and investigations. Provide regular employee communication, as needed.
  • Policies and Procedures: Ensure LI’s employee handbook and finance operating procedures are up-to-date and communicated to staff.
  • Culture Building: Work with the CFO to develop and execute a strong culture in the finance department.
  • Performance Management: Collaborate with key stakeholders across the Institute to develop and enhance employee performance management


Required Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience in personnel management (i.e. human resources) 
  • Familiarity with laws and policies regarding interviewing, hiring, and HR issues
  • Highest levels of personal integrity, exceptional judgement, and demonstrated discretion handling sensitive information
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Strong customer-service ethic
  • Highly detailed-oriented
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills; strong team player
  • BSc or BA with preference given to degrees in human resources, business or the liberal arts; graduate degree or certificate in human resources management a plus but not required
  • Alignment with and passion for the mission of the Leadership Institute


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance plan for employee and family
  • Employer retirement plan contribution typically equal to 15% of compensation for eligible employees. No employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid-time off (PTO) plan and annual holidays
  • Employer HSA contribution; ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA 
  • 100% employer-paid vision plan and dental plan for employee and family, with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Employer-paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, & $50,000 life insurance plan.



Job Posted

Donor Services Officer

The Donor Services Officer (DSO) is an early-career position for anyone looking to quickly develop strong communications and relational fundraising skills. You will work alongside other gift officers on the Donor Services team to cultivate lasting relationships with donors to steward their support and upgrade their giving. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include researching donor background and financial information, managing relationships with an assigned caseload of donors, soliciting gifts, and serving as the front lines of the Leadership Institute's Development Team.


This role entails a wealth of professional development opportunities through the Leadership Institute's training programs and one-on-one mentoring by LI Development staff. As a DSO, you'll have the opportunity to learn the tactics and strategies for high-dollar, online, and direct mail fundraising in addition to public speaking and political organizing.


Our ideal candidates for this role are highly personable, professional, warm, and excited to learn and grow quickly. All applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable on the phone, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The strongest applicants will have customer service experiences, a working knowledge of issues in the conservative movement, and an appreciation for LI's mission.


How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire: LeadershipInstitute.org/PPQ

Email resume and personalized cover letter to Laurel Clark at lclark@leadershipinstitute.org.


Job Posted

Development Operations Officer

The Development Operations Officer is an outstanding position for anyone looking to learn the ins and outs of fundraising. You will be a crucial component of the Operations team which processes over $20 million in revenue a year. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include processing donor correspondence and gifts by mail, maintaining donor records and data hygiene in our database, and stewarding donor relationships through timely receipting and thank you letters.


The position comes with tremendous room for growth as your skills develop. If you posses strong written or interpersonal communication skills, growth opportunities including writing fundraising copy for donor products or building relationships with donors to cultivate giving increases.


Our ideal candidates for the role are hard-working, curious, and ready to learn and grow quickly. All applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The strongest applicants will have professional experience, familiarity with a CRM database like Salesforce, and an appreciation for LI's mission.

Salary is commensurate with experience and the entry level nature of this role

.

How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire: LeadershipInstitute.org/PPQ

Email a one-page resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to Laurel Clark at lclark@leadershipinstitute.org.


Job Posted

Field Representative

To apply, email your resume to Kristin Dobson at kdobson@leadershipinstitute.org


This position is for the 2022-2023 school year from Aug 3rd 2022 to May 5th 2023. All required training is paid and will begin the week of July 23rd, 2022. 

The Leadership Institute is seeking Field Representatives for the 2022-2023 school year.

If selected for the LI Field Rep program, you will travel to college campuses within your assigned region through the end of the school year. At each college, you will organize, train, and inspire students to promote and defend conservative ideas and values on their campus.

LI Field Reps help students start conservative student organizations or publications on campus and provide them with the skills they need to help their groups succeed. 

Field Reps will receive a company card for approved travel and business expenses and paid mileage 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

 

Field Reps will earn the following

 


  • $36,000 base salary including overtime
  • $4,000 as a contract completion bonus to be paid in May
  • Semesterly performance bonuses of $3,000


  • Mandatory five weeks paid vacation from December 5th to January 9th
  • Paid training 
  • Travel costs covered
  • Tech stipend 


  • Remote field based job 
  • 100% employer paid HMO health insurance plan for employee and family
  • Employer HSA contribution; ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA 
  • 100% employer paid vision plan for employee and family
  • 100% employer paid dental plan for employee and family with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade



  • SEP-IRA retirement plan employer contribution for eligible employees. Yearly contribution between 0-25% of annual earnings. 
  • 403(b) plan 



  • Short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, $50,000 life insurance plan.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer 
  • Access to all Institute training and career development programs

After completing the LI Field Rep program, former Field Reps have gone on to work for conservative think tanks, consulting firms, Congressional offices, and national and state political parties. Some have even started their own conservative non-profits or have run for political office.

Being a LI Field Rep will open doors to the political world.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to launch your political career today! Apply now -- this may be the most exciting job you’ll ever have and spots go FAST. Over 1,200 inquiries were made into the program last year.

Required Skills

 

Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in both written and oral communication.

 

This position involves re-location and a great deal of travel. Candidates for this position must be willing to relocate anywhere in the continental United States for the 2022 fall semester. Due to the travel requirements of this position, interested candidates must have the following items to be considered:



  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Auto insurance
  • Automobile
  • Laptop computer
  • Cell phone
  • Willing to relocate 

How to apply

 

To apply, email your resume to Kristin Dobson at kdobson@leadershipinstitute.org


Job Posted

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 kdobson@leadershipinstitute.org


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 kdobson@leadershipinstitute.org


Job Posted

Senior Writer, Major Gifts

Senior Writer, Major Gifts

Leadership Institute

Arlington, VA

Full Time


Job Summary:

Communicates and promotes the impact and goals of the Leadership Institute to major gift donors and prospects.

Position is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Candidate would:


  • Write and format major gift proposals, reports, collateral materials, and letters that enthusiastically communicate the mission and goals of the Institute. 
  • Write quick-response letters and emails to high dollar donors.
  • Capture and write in the voices of multiple leaders throughout the organization.
  • Meet regularly with colleagues throughout the organization to gather data and stay up to date on current projects and initiatives.
  • Project manage all requests for written materials from the Major Gifts team, and shepherd projects through the review process.
  • Manage vendor relationships -– including designers, printers, and writing contractors.

 

Ideal candidate possesses the following:


  • 5+ years writing in a fundraising, development, or sales environment.
  • The ability to boil down complex ideas and projects and communicate them to a major gift audience.
  • Talent for storytelling and editing.
  • A passion for preserving conservative principles.


  • An eye for visual marketing; working knowledge of InDesign a plus.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a short time frame.
  • Attention to detail, follow-up, and follow through.

 

  • A friendly, approachable personality.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently.

 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Courtney Trollinger, Director of Major Gifts, at ctrollinger@leadershipinstitute.org.


Job Posted

Communications Training Coordinator

Communications Training Coordinator – Leadership Institute

In support of Leadership Institute’s (LI’s) mission to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders, the Communications Training Division offers a wide range of training in television technique, speech writing, debate, and more.


The Coordinator will manage the planning, recruitment, execution, and follow-up of LI’s communications training programs. Depending on interest and ability, the Coordinator can also participate in on-camera and behind-the-camera experience; create and deliver presentations at training programs and conferences, execute a digital marketing plan, and build relationships with a community of professionals in the conservative movement.


The Coordinator will work for the Director of Communications Training based out of LI’s offices in Arlington, VA. Salary will depend on experience.


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.


The Communications Training Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:



  • Plan, recruit for, execute, and follow-up of the Leadership Institute’s communications training programs.
  • Supervise the Communications Training Intern by assigning tasks, monitoring their professional development, and giving feedback.
  • Be the point of contact for the division’s wide portfolio of faculty.
  • Identify coalition partners for training opportunities and potential new faculty.
  • Finding ways to innovate and grow the division. 


Why work for Leadership Institute?

Leadership Institute is among the most respected and long-established organizations in the conservative movement with more than 240,000 graduates across the world. You will become part of a friendly team based in Arlington, VA, just a short metro ride from Washington, D.C. 


Staff enjoy benefits such as generous IRA pension contributions, comprehensive health insurance, staff training, and more.   


Qualifications

First and foremost, the ideal candidate will be a smart and ambitious team player with a commitment to LI’s mission.

A bachelor’s degree is preferable with previous experience in either communications or media.


How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire: LeadershipInstitute.org/PPQ

Email a one-page resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to Ryan Brann at: rbrann@leadershipinstitute.org


You should also include your salary expectations in the cover letter.


Please email Ryan with any questions.


Job Posted

Studio Fellow

The Leadership Institute seeks individuals interested in careers in media or content production to join the studio's team to become a Studio Fellow.


The Studio Fellowship Program will teach and train those interested in how to produce video, podcasts, photographic content, and graphic design. Work will be in coordination with all departments of the Leadership Institute, including campus, events, programs, and external affairs as well as other conservative groups that will benefit from the Studio Fellows work.


The candidate should possess an interest in graphic design and video editing or marketing. They will assist with the daily content needs of both LI and partner organizations. They will help develop social media graphics, marketing materials, presentations, and videos. The position requires becoming familiar with the studio space in the Leadership Institute for the purposes of external rentals and for recording video and podcast content in-house. They will become fluent in the Leadership Institute’s branding language.


Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy and possess strong interpersonal skills, excelling in both written and oral communication. This position involves relocation to Virginia and a moderate amount of travel. At the completion of the program, qualified individuals will receive an equipment stipend to purchase necessary gear to help jumpstart their careers.


Interested individuals should apply here and then send a link to their portfolio and cover letter to chuynh@leadershipinstitute.org


Compensation:

Fellows will receive the following.


  • $23,000 salary for six months with the potential to extend to one year
  • at the completion of the program, they will receive 7,000 to purchase equipment.


Position Responsibilities:

-      Determine production requirements by reviewing client requirements and considering internal scheduling factors.

-      Develop content strategies by examining project objectives and planning, scheduling, and completing design and production requirements.

-      Improve creative standards

-      Media and production file storage, including backing up all media, creating and maintaining file storage solutions, transferring files to external clients and LI departments

-      Travel with the team for live streaming events and taking footage of various LI training

-      Attended training to help better develop skills


Job Posted