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Current openings are:


Position: Program Officer, Young America's Foundation at the Reagan Ranch Center

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Opening: Immediate

The program officer will work in close collaboration with team members at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, as well as those at Young America's Foundation's National Headquarters in Herndon, Virginia to plan and execute significant student conferences and programs at the Reagan Ranch. In addition, the program officer will stay in close communication with students nationwide, with a particular emphasis on West Coast students, regarding opportunities for involvement at Young America's Foundation and activism resources for use on their campuses.

The ideal candidate will have had previous involvement in Young America's Foundation and/or YAF programs and experience running a club on campus. In addition, the ideal candidate will also have experience working in an office environment either through an internship or other position. Other important qualifications include: team-player, ability to manage multiple projects, able to take direction and at the same time work independently.  Applicant must have excellent oral, written, and organizational skills. Outstanding copy editing skills are a plus. A car is required.


  • Recruit the best and brightest students in the Conservative Movement to become involved at Young America's Foundation student conferences, local programs, and the Reagan Ranch Center internship program.
  • Organize event details (line up vendors and rentals, create staff timeline, handle speaker & student transportation, etc.).
  • Reach out to regional conservative groups, both in communities and schools.
  • Maintain and update database of student leaders and ensure information is communicated to national staff.
  • Utilize new and traditional outreach methods, including new media, to recruit students to Foundation programs. Maintain and grow the Reagan Ranch Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Visit select campuses to meet with conservative student leaders and recruit for programs.
  • Work with Foundation team members at headquarters and the National Journalism Center on joint programs.
  • Stay informed of current trends in the Conservative Movement as related to conservative activism.  
  • Write about select Foundation programs for the website and publications


  • Committed to and enthusiastic about Young America's Foundation's mission and programs.
  • Energetic and passionate about student activism.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to comply with YAF policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative, constructive team member.

This job description is representative of the expectations of the position described.  Additional duties, reporting relationships, and/or position criteria may be assigned.  YAF reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description does not in any way alter the "at-will" employment relationship.

Please submit resume, references, salary history, and a cover letter to: 

Director of the Reagan Ranch Andrew Coffin at

National Journalism Center Internships 

The National Journalism Center seeks ambitious journalists and dedicated conservatives for its internship program. Three times a year—spring, summer and fall—NJC provides an opportunity for students and recent graduates to get involved in combating liberal media bias through its press internships. Internships are full-time positions, and in addition to on-the-job experience, interns participate in weekly seminars with prominent journalists and receive training from our experienced academic director. If you want to help change the biased nature of today's media, apply today! More   

Young America’s Foundation’s internship program provides useful and effective training for student leaders preparing for a career in the Conservative Movement. Interns attend signature conferences and seminars, free of charge.  They hear from professors, Nobel Laureates, acclaimed authors, public policy analysts, and other dynamic speakers who help deepen their understanding of policy matters involving individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.   More   


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