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  • TCUYAF45Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a project of Young America's Foundation, helps students start and run chapters on college and high school campuses to boldly advance conservatism. We pride ourselves on offering the leading chapter services to help YAF chapters become effective conservative organizations on campuses.

    Since YAF has become a project of the Foundation, we have seen exciting growth in chapters across the country. We are looking for a program officer to join our strong 35-plus member team to help strengthen and grow YAF nationwide.

    We are seeking a team member who can utilize Young America's Foundation's contacts on more than 2,000 campuses to build on the more than 120+ YAF chapters that currently operate around the country. The applicant will have a desire for developing key relationships with student activists, provide ongoing advice and guidance to chapter leaders and stay current on new outreach methods to attract the best campus activists.

    The ideal candidate will coordinate all aspects of building YAF chapters including student outreach, following up on inquiries, maintaining frequent contact with existing chapters, promoting Foundation projects, organizing training sessions for YAF leaders, and reporting on current YAF activities.   

    The program officer will work with YAF's leadership to continually review our outreach methods and services to ensure YAF chapters are provided the best resources in the Conservative Movement.

    Responsibilities include

    Coordinate formation of YAF chapters and ensure they excel on their respective campuses.  

    Maintain organized database that tracks progress of all chapters.  

    Communicate the success of YAF chapters through social media including the Foundation's website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.    

    Participate in Foundation and other conservative conferences to communicate the benefits of YAF chapters to participants.

    Utilize new outreach methods and new media to recruit students to form YAF chapters.

    Visit select campuses to meet with chapter leadership.

    Work with Foundation team members at headquarters, Reagan Ranch Center and the National Journalism Center on joint programs.

    Stay informed of current trends in the Conservative Movement as related to conservative activism.    

    Write about YAF activities for the Foundation's website and publications.

    The candidate will have a strong interest in promoting conservative ideas to young people.

    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 qualifications: team-player, self-starter, 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 copyediting skills are a plus. A car is required.

    Send cover letter, resume, references, prior salary history, to Patrick Coyle at, fax 703-318-9122, or mail to: Young America's Foundation, 110 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170.

    Requirements include: 

    Bachelor's Degree

    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and similar programs  

    A strong grasp of promotional and marketing strategies and concepts; eagerness to learn more if needed.

    Knowledge of and use of new media technology

    This job description is not intended to be an inclusive list of duties; the program officer will be responsible for all other duties assigned by the Foundation leadership.  It is understood that activities and duties will continue to change as we grow.

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