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Washington, DC 20001

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Employment Opportunities

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


External Affairs Director

FreedomWorks seeks a full time senior level External Affairs Director as it implements ambitious capacity building plans to grow the organization. The position is suited for someone based in the DC with some travel through the United States. This position offers potential for growth and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly productive team as it raises over $12 million towards advancing the organization’s mission to promote limited government. Above all else, this position requires a firm commitment to individual freedom. External Affairs Director will work with the Development Director and President to steward relationships with the organization’s external stakeholders including foundations and corporations. A background in libertarian/conservative causes is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Devise and implement year-round communication strategies for stakeholders and prospects
  • Manage a portfolio of contacts ensuring they are made aware of the organizations program developments and investment opportunities
  • Travel to visit corporate and foundation stakeholders as needed (approximately 10% of the year)
  • Participate in all aspects of the grant cycle:

    - Initiate contacts

    - Develop appropriate cultivation strategies 

    - Move potential stakeholders in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation

    - Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate an empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors 

  • Assist in development of goals for revenue and contacts
  • Work collaboratively with the development team, leadership and program staff. Offer prospect strategy counsel to the President and Vice President of Development
  • Invite stakeholders to participate in events, lobbying, media and other activities

Required Skills:

  • Degree(s) in marketing, public relations, political science or other areas of business
  • Eight or more years’ experience in either fundraising, coalition building, policy, political nonprofits, campaigns, public relations, government relations or sales
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive communications
  • Ability to conduct research and identify new funding opportunities; knowledge of fundraising information sources, basic fundraising strategies, and prospect research techniques
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to understand the needs and interests of the organizations, corporations and foundations in order to develop relationships between them
  • Successful experience in developing new stakeholder relationships and solicitation strategies
  • Must be willing and enjoy extensive travel
  • A deep interest in and understanding of politics and the freedom movement cause

FreedomWorks offers a competitive salary, full health, dental, and life insurance benefits and a pension plan.

Please visit FreedomWorks for more information about the organization.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: development@freedomworks.org. Please include “External Affairs Director – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Selected candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and references.

FreedomWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Graphic Designer

FreedomWorks, a vibrant and growing free-market and limited government grassroots advocacy organization, is seeking to hire a Graphic Designer.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience with graphic design for print and web production, and be able to help with website maintenance, website analytics, UI testing, online member engagement, as well as offer strategic improvements in these areas.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the design and conceptualization of assets for both print and web production;
  • Create graphic collateral for a variety of projects, including (but not limited to): events, campaigns, digital advertising, web design, logos, brochures, and other print materials;
  • Assist with website maintenance, user interface testing, and landing page design to facilitate digital marketing and fundraising;
  • Monitor website content for style consistency and formatting;
  • Respond to staff requests for graphic design and website updates;
  • Analyze web traffic and make recommendations that will improve key metrics;
  • Perform competitor analysis to stay informed on trending design and technology;
  • Manage the upkeep and organization of internal multimedia file system.

Qualifications Include:

  • Proven commitment to free market principles;
  • 3+ years’ graphic design experience;
  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign;
  • Ability to produce creative, high quality designs in a fast paced environment;
  • HTML and CSS proficiency;
  • Analytical skills and Google Analytics experience;
  • Drupal and WordPress experience preferred;
  • Photography or videography experience considered an asset;
  • JavaScript and PHP experience a plus;
  • Premiere or Final Cut Pro and After Effects experience a plus;
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize changing workloads;
  • Attention to detail and ability to recognize and flag issues;
  • Ability to operate in a collaborative, cross-functional environment;
  • Excellent judgment and ability to make recommendations and decisions.

This position reports to the Vice President of Digital Marketing and offers an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated individual. Please visit FreedomWorks for more information about the organization.

Please email a portfolio, resume, and cover letter to: careers@freedomworks.org.

FreedomWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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.


Senior Strategic Partnership Officer

FreedomWorks seeks a full time senior level major gifts officer as it grows the fundraising department to increase its impact in the liberty movement. The position is suited for someone based in the DC area but eager for extensive travel through the United States.  This position offers potential for growth and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly productive team as it raises over 12 million towards advancing the organization’s mission.  Above all else, this position requires a firm commitment to individual freedom. The major gifts officer will work with the Development Director and President to build programs that identify, grow and nurture major gifts from individual donors. The primary responsibility of this position is first steward relationships with current donors and second to identify prospects and develop them through meetings and calls.  Background in libertarian/conservative causes is a plus. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with implementing a regular, year-round communication strategy
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and major donors (Individuals, foundations, and corporations)
  • Travel to visit top prospects and donors regularly approximately ten days of each month
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle
  • Work collaboratively with the development team, leadership and program staff. Offer prospect strategy counsel to the president and vice president of development
  • Ensure donors and prospects are made aware and have the opportunity to participate in events, lobbying and other activities

Required Skills:

  • Five or more years’ experience in fundraising, policy, nonprofits, campaigns or sales
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive communications  
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail  
  • Ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to conduct research and identify new funding opportunities; knowledge of fundraising information sources, basic fundraising strategies, and prospect research techniques 
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them 
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies 
  • Previous experience with political non-profits or campaigns  
  • Must be willing and enjoy extensive travel
  • A deep interest in and understanding of politics and the freedom movement cause
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  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree

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 submit cover letter to: development@freedomworks.org. No phone calls. Selected candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and references.

FreedomWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.