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Employment Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in working for FreedomWorks. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:


Senior Development Writer & Grants Manager

FreedomWorks Foundations seeks a full or part-time foundations grant manager based in the DC area. This position offers potential for growth and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly productive team. Above all else, this position requires a firm commitment to individual freedom. The grant manager will work report to the Development Director to develop proposals, letters, reports and other donor communications to effectively communicate the organizations programs and goals to foundation communities. Background in libertarian/conservative causes is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ability to communicate FW’s work in a compelling manner to different donor audiences, with a primary focus on foundations.
  • Work closely with all areas of FW to learn about current projects, initiatives; and grasp implications for donor base.
  • Work closely with development staff to better understand donor motivation and the best approach for communications.
  • Conduct basic research on grant-making foundations.
  • Write letters of inquiry, major grants proposals, project descriptions, and reports.
  • Contribute to investor impact reports and other cultivation communications
  • Monitor existing grants by tracking progress and expenses for funded projects.
  • Create and send reports and other ancillary materials as appropriate.
  • Develop strategies for renewal and to inspire upgraded gifts from past foundation supporters.
  • Maintain foundation records in the database for lapsed, current and prospective foundations.
  • Utilize systems for tracking foundation deadlines including board meetings, proposal due dates and reporting requirements.

Skills:

  • Excellent grasp of English technicalities, including grammar and usage.
  • Ability to vary and control nuances of tone, diction, rhythm, pace and other stylistic features to make a piece of writing suit its purpose.
  • Ability to proof copy.
  • Ability to render complex technical aspects of FreedomWorks’ programs in language that donors can readily understand.
  • Clearly and persuasively relate the aims of these program to policy and philosophical concerns of donors.
  • Strong time management and an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Understand and support FreedomWorks’ mission and vision.

Requirements:

  • Education: B.A. in related field; graduate work preferred.
  • Experience: Established writer with at least 3 years of experience; experience in fundraising preferred.
  • Computers: Proficient in Word; knowledge of databases (Lexus/Nexus) and Excel useful.
  • Philanthropic knowledge of foundation procedures and major freedom movement funders is a plus
  • A deep interest and joy for writing about policy, politics and the freedom movement cause

This position reports to the Director of Development and offers an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated individual. FreedomWorks offers an excellent salary and benefits package in addition to a great office location convenient to Union Station.

Please visit FreedomWorks for more information about the organization.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Development@freedomworks.org. No phone calls please.

FreedomWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.