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Current openings are:


POSITION: Development Officer

LOCATION:  Reston, Virginia

OPENING:  Immediate

JOB SUMMARY:

The development officer is a member of theYoung America’s Foundation’s Development Team which includes staff at the Foundation’s new National Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and at the Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Young America’s Foundation has raised $175 million in the last decade, and we expect this staffer to add to this momentum.  The development officer will work in close collaboration with the Foundation’s overall team of six development officers to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.  The development officer will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual, major, and capital gifts.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The development officer would receive training from the Institute for Charitable Giving programs and by the director of development to perform the following duties:  

 Manage a portfolio of primary prospects in all aspects of the gift cycle: 

  • Initiate contact with current and potential major gift donors 
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies (home visits, Ranch visits, correspondence, event participation, etc.) 
  • Move donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation 
  • Make solicitations when appropriate 
  • Provide high level of quality stewardship after the gift 
  • Report the status and progress of an assigned list of supporters 
  • Ensure that a comprehensive and informative visit report is timely filed for all donor contacts 
  • Work with the overall development team to ensure supporter events, including Rawhide Circle Retreats, President’s Club events, and other supporter events, reach the maximum financial potential for Young America’s Foundation 
  • Provide other members of the Foundation development team with support including research. 
  • Fulfill supporters’ recognition wishes of naming opportunities throughout the organization. 
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about Young America’s Foundation’s mission and programs.

PERSONAL QUALITIES: 

  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible 
  • Ability to create excitement and energy around the Young America’s Foundation’s programs and encourage others to support the organization 
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop donor centered relationships between the donor and the Foundation 
  • Persuasive, persistent, and determined in the pursuit of the organization’s fundraising goals 
  • Committed to ongoing education and training in the development field 
  • Must be willing to travel 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking 
  • Preference given to candidates with history of activity in our programs   

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience.   

APPLICATION (incomplete applications will not be considered):

Please submit resume, references, all salary history, and a cover letter to: Director of Development Jason Barbour at  jasonb@reaganranch.org  


POSITION: Development Officer 

LOCATION: Santa Barbara, California

OPENING:  Immediate 

REPORTS TO: Director of the Reagan Ranch

JOB SUMMARY:

The development officer is a member of the Young America's Foundation's Development Team which includes staff at the Foundation's National Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and at the Foundation's Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Young America's Foundation has raised $175 million in the last decade, and we expect this staffer to add to this momentum.  The development officer will work in close collaboration with the Foundation's overall team of six development officers to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.  The development officer will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual, major, and capital gifts.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The development officer would receive training from the Institute for Charitable Giving programs and by the director of development to perform the following duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of primary prospects in all aspects of the gift cycle:
  • Initiate contact with current and potential major gift donors
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies (home visits, Ranch visits, correspondence, event participation, etc.)
  • Move donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation
  • Make solicitations when appropriate
  • Provide high level of quality stewardship after the gift
  • Report the status and progress of an assigned list of supporters
  • Ensure that a comprehensive and informative visit report is timely filed for all donor contacts
  • Ensure that each Reagan Ranch visitor has a first-class experience to establish, or reinforce, the supporter's lifelong support of Young America's Foundation
  • Maximize the Foundation's current and future support in Santa Barbara, in California, and throughout the country
  • Work with the overall development team to ensure supporter events, including Rawhide Circle Retreats, President's Club events, Reagan Ranch Roundtables, and other supporter events, reach the maximum financial potential for Young America's Foundation
  • Provide other members of the Foundation development team with support including research.
  • Fulfill supporters' recognition wishes of naming opportunities throughout the organization. 

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Committed to and enthusiastic about Young America's Foundation's mission and programs
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible
  • Ability to create excitement and energy around the Young America's Foundation's programs and encourage others to support the organization
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop donor centered relationships between the donor and the Foundation
  • Persuasive, persistent, and determined in the pursuit of the organization's fundraising goals
  • Committed to ongoing education and training in the development field
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Preference given to candidates with history of activity in our programs

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION (incomplete applications will not be considered):

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

 Director of the Reagan Ranch Andrew Coffin at andrewc@reaganranch.org

Director of Development Jason Barbour at  jasonb@reaganranch.org



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

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Opening: Immediate

EMPLOYER: Young America’s Foundation POSITION: Development Officer

LOCATION: Santa Barbara, California

OPENING: Immediate

REPORTS TO:  Director of the Reagan Ranch

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • 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.

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION (incomplete applications will not be considered):

Please submit resume, references, all salary history, and a cover letter to: Director of the Reagan Ranch Andrew Coffin at andrewc@reaganranch.org
  



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