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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.


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.