Careers at LI

Program Operations Coordinator

The Program Operations Coordinator will have a wide range of administrative duties that include event planning, 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.

Program Operations Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate LI’s in-house training programs
  • Facility maintenance: includes scheduling cleanings, 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 and room for growth. Starting salary is $40,000/year.

Start Date: ASAP

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to David Fenner at

Job Posted

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


  • 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 Coordinator

The Coordinator manages the day-to-day customer-facing aspects of, Leadership Institute’s free, personalized job bank connecting recruiters and job seekers of all experiences across America. The Coordinator will communicate with both jobseekers and recruiters, create content for, aggregate job listings, and complete other responsibilities assigned by the Director of Professional Services, who oversees the division.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail oriented with 2-5 years’ professional experience. Equivalent experience in internships or volunteer experience in areas specific to marketing, writing, and content creation will be considered. Ideal applicants will also possess some experience with workflow processes and/or experience for platforms such as WordPress.

Applicants should be the epitome of professionalism and be able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, work independently and with others, possess the ability to troubleshoot basic technical issues, and serve as the product owner for To perform this job successfully, an individual must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and be able to manage multiple projects at once.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Professional Services and Tech partners to improve the quality of
  • Quickly troubleshoot jobseeker and recruiter issues
  • Create blog and other content for
  • Identify and aggregate publicly-listed job opportunities onto the platform
  • Assist with projects as needed

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Matthew Hurtt, at You must have a completed Conservative Jobs profile to be considered for an interview. Please indicate the profile is complete as well as a desired salary in your cover letter.

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 are 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 need assistance managing the paperwork and other special projects

that make the programs successful.

As the Grassroots Administrator, you can

work with campaign veterans and guest faculty 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 their 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


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

Apply today!

Compensation and Benefits:


The Grassroots Administrator will earn:

·       $40-50,000 base salary DOE

  • 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 employees and families.
  • 100% employer-paid dental plan for employees and families 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 training. 

Required Skills


Candidates for this position must know and understand 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




Job Posted

Grassroots Director

Director at The Leadership Institute

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 Director 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.

Summary: The Grassroots Division is responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative public policy training organization. Previous leadership experience and a background in political organizing are necessary. In addition, having prior instructional expertise in designing and delivering training materials is essential. 


The candidate should have eight years of demonstrated paid campaign, activism, and public policy experience, not including previous volunteer or internship positions. In addition, the candidate must have strong public speaking and teaching skills.

The job also involves approximately 30% of administrative duties.

Position Location: The Director is based at the Leadership Institute's Arlington, VA, national headquarters; however, remote work options may be available.


Duties: The candidate is responsible for recruiting, organizing, and facilitating grassroots training programs held throughout the United States. This teaching position requires applicants to possess relevant paid campaign and activism experience. The Leadership Institute's training programs educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists.

The Grassroots Programs include a curriculum that teaches campaigns, activism, communications, fundraising, and get-out-the-vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. Therefore, the candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; specifically, high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. The candidate will also be responsible for updating course curricula, attendee recruitment, and coordinating program logistics for workshops. 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 can develop new networks.


Required Skills: Individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Prior public speaking experience is essential to the coordinator position as the audience ranges from 40 to 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 resumes to Robert


and complete the Leadership Institutes PPQ:

Required Travel: The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short-term travel, with most of the travel taking place on weekends.

Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience. A generous compensation package consisting of healthcare, retirement, and transportation benefits is available. Additionally, performance bonuses may be issued as the organizational goals are achieved. 

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


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

Career Programs Training Coordinator

The Career Programs Training Coordinator routinely seeks out and recruits participants to various Leadership Institute DC-based training programs. The Coordinator will continuously communicate with participants who have questions about the programs and encourage their attendance at Leadership Institute training.

The ideal candidate will possess event management experience and 3-5 years professional experience. Equivalent experience in internships or volunteer experience in areas specific to events, marketing, or human resources will be considered. It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to represent the Leadership Institute in a professional manner as they will develop new networks throughout the country to recruit attendees for online and DC-area trainings.

Applicants should be the epitome of professionalism and be able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, work independently or with others, possess the ability to market and recruit attendees, have strong public speaking skills, and be very personable. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and be able to manage multiple projects at once.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with other divisions to provide support for upcoming training programs
  • Recruit attendees and advocate for Leadership Institute trainings
  • Manage attendee correspondence and answer questions about programs
  • Prepare materials and event preparations including classroom and catering setup
  • Assist with projects as needed

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Matthew Hurtt, at You must have a completed Conservative Jobs profile to be considered for an interview. Please indicate the profile is complete as well as a desired salary in your cover letter.

Job Posted

Online Fundraising Manager

Online Fundraising Manager

The Leadership Institute is the conservative movement's premier training organization and works to create leaders for America.

The Leadership Institute’s Development department seeks an individual highly skilled in online fundraising.

For the last several years, our Donor Communications team has steadily built our online communications with donors. Today, it’s an integral channel to report success to our supporters and raise new revenue.

Your role will be to increase, expand, optimize, and maximize our online fundraising efforts, with a focus on growth in new and existing channels.

You’ll build successful, scalable plans. We care greatly about our donors – they are the ones responsible for fueling our mission through their partnership – and we want to grow long-term relationships with them, not a short-sighted “churn-and-burn” model.

We need a team player. You’ll collaborate with your colleagues in Donor Communications, across the multiple Development teams, and between departments at the Leadership Institute to learn what our organization is accomplishing and report it back to donors. You’ll work with the leadership of Donor Communications to form and execute fundraising strategy.

You’re also a self-starter. Once we have the plans settled, you know how to hit the ground running and drive projects.

This role is not remote. We work cohesively as a team and thrive on the free flow of communication internally so you get to know your colleagues, your organization, and can stay on top of developments.


  • Make an account at and fill out the PPQ (Public Policy Questionnaire) section of My Profile. No need to fill out the other sections of the Profile except your name.
  • Send a cover letter and resume to Mitch Nozka mnozka [at] leadershipinstitute [dot] org

We read all cover letters! It’s an opportunity for us to get to know how you, your skills, and your experiences will fit in with what we’re looking for and what your goals are. 

We’re willing to entertain a range of experiences, but ideally seeking someone who exemplifies the Outstanding Candidate list below. Your salary requirements in your cover letter are helpful.

Thanks for your interest!

Other highlights of the role:

  • Executing digital marketing campaigns from conception and strategy to implementation and reporting
  • Supporting the Development department broadly with digital solutions to innovate and increase efficiency in processes

Day to day work:

  • Drafting emails and other marketing materials for donor acquisition, cultivation, and solicitation
  • Implementing marketing campaigns across the digital fundraising tech stack
  • Occasional conversion documents to HTML (basic HTML knowledge)
  • Deploy emails in our marketing platform
  • Create and maintain donation pages on our giving website
  • Data management in our CRM
  • Managing paid advertising on Facebook, Google Ads, and Microsoft Ads
  • Coordinating online donor correspondence with the operations and donor services teams
  • Analyzing engagement and donation data to report on the success of the program and test into growth strategies

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 to 3 years direct marketing or communications experience
  • Familiarity working in a CRM platform and using a mass marketing email tool
  • Good writing abilities and marketing communications experience
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail
  • A learning mindset, someone who can handle self-directing to find a solution

Outstanding Candidate:

  • 3 to 5 years of digital marketing experience
  • Significant experience with Salesforce, HubSpot, WordPress, Stripe, and Facebook Ads
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Graphic design experience/capability
  • Proficient in HTML and CSS
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience managing direct reports and taking lead on major fundraising projects

Job Posted

Leadership Institute Internship Program

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, an $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 VIPs, and the opportunity to build public policy references. For more information, please visit us on the web by clicking here.

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:

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

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:

Email resume and personalized cover letter to Laurel Clark at

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.   


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:

Email a one-page resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to Ryan Brann at:

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

Please email Ryan with any questions.

Job Posted