Job & Internship Opportunities
Position: Director of the Center for
Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise
Location: Herndon, Virginia
The Director will coordinate
Young America's Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurship & Free
Enterprise's efforts to provide quality free enterprise programs to
college and high school students. These may include the
Center's programmatic efforts to administer a nation-wide campus
free enterprise lecture program; conduct seminars; identify allies
in the collegiate and business communities; commission polls of
attitudes and values; and all appropriate evaluation of such
This position has three
responsibilities: (1) Planning, execution, and expansion of
the educational programs of the Center, including its free
enterprise-related campus activities; (2) Creating growth and
public exposure opportunities in external media for the Center; and
(3) Assistance with identification, cultivation, and stewardship of
individual supporters and bequests.
The director of Young
America's Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurship and Free
Enterprise in Herndon, Virginia, reports directly to the president
and is responsible for the program's consistent achievement of its
mission and financial objectives.
In program development and
execution, the Director will:
a. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational,
and financial plans with the staff.
b. Promote active and broad participation by students in all
areas of the program including coordinating activities with
existing Young America's Foundation student programs.
c. Maintain an excellent level of technical knowledge
regarding all areas of the Center's programs and a working
knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of
free enterprise, burdensome regulations, and campus attitudes
toward these issues.
In communications, the
a. Keep the staff fully informed on the condition of the
program and all important factors influencing it.
b. Publicize the activities of the organization, its
programs and goals, utilizing the talent and resources of Young
America's Foundation, including its public relations, program, and
c. Establish sound working relationships with agreed-upon
d. Represent the program's mission to organizations,
supporters, young people, and the general public at the direction
of Young America's Foundation's president.
In relations with staff, the
a. Be responsible for the recruitment, training, and
supervising of all of the Center's personnel, both paid staff and
interns, under the direction of the President and in consultation
with other YAF team members.
b. Ensure that regular performance evaluations are
c. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a
staff of top quality people.
In financial management, the
a. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound
b. Work with Young America's Foundation's finance and
development teams in preparing an annual budget; see that the
program operates within budget guidelines.
c. Develop and write relevant proposals and evaluation reports and
participate in meetings with key funding sources when
The candidate should have a
passion for advancing the free enterprise system among young people
and be comfortable working in an environment that promotes
traditional values and a strong national defense. The
candidate must also show ability to take primary responsibility and
initiative for several projects and complete them in a timely
A minimum of:
- Bachelor degree from an accredited college or
- At least five (5) years of experience in a related
field. Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory
- Excellent communication and presentation skills to
Ability to discuss strategic and financial issues
Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills
c. Ability to write and deliver
engaging reports on the progress of the Center for supporters, the
Board, and management.
4. Excellent managerial skills and knowledge of the
Salary will be based on
experience and previous salary history.
Send cover letter, resume
outlining the requirements, professional references, salary
history, and a writing sample (encouraged but not required)
110 Elden Street, Suite
*Incomplete applications (i.e.
those suggesting references upon request) will not be
Position: Development Officer, Young America's Foundatio
Position: Director of the National Journalism Center (NJC)
Location: The National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW Suite 1145, Washington, D.C. 20045
The National Journalism Center mission: The National Journalism Center provides young
journalists a premier opportunity to receive responsible journalism training
and to promote accuracy in the news media.
Young America's Foundation mission: Young America's Foundation (YAF) is committed
to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are
inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free
enterprise, and traditional values.
Position reports to:
President, Young America’s Foundation
Job Summary: The
director will coordinate the day-to-day activities of the National Journalism
Center including the supervision of its event planning, budget and finances,
development, and internal management.
The executive director would take the lead in selection of additional
team members and coordination with the chairman, the Board of Governors, and
the leaders of Young America's Foundation.
We have a strong preference for candidates with prior journalism
experience. Salary negotiable, but all
applicants must include all prior salary history and references on
Duties of the director include but are not limited to:
the budget for the organization
regular contact with a significant number of supporters and solicit gifts on a
regular, organized basis to fund the budget.
This is done through a combination of in-person visits, phone calls and
new supporters and work with Young America's Foundation's development team to
sustain and grow the National Journalism Center
proposals for grant making foundations
team members and supervise a growing staff
6. Stay in
regular contact with the Board of Governors, seeking their advice and support
reports for the periodic NJC Board of Governors meetings and Young America’s
Foundation Board of Directors meetings
8. When not
traveling to meet supporters, maintain a regular physical presence in the
Coordinate journalism related panels and activities with other YAF
10. Help NJC
alumni find full time employment
with scheduling high profile speakers to NJC programs
12. Speak for
and represent NJC at journalism-related events and other conservative events
with NJC interns and alumni on a regular basis at events
yourself of networking opportunities, including frequent evening events
marketing plan for NJC
other duties as assigned by the president of Young America’s Foundation
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume outlining
the requirements, professional references, salary history, and a writing sample
(encouraged but not required) to*: Hannah Jackman, Program Director, National
Journalism Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org AND Ron Robinson, President, Young
America's Foundation at email@example.com.
*Incomplete applications (i.e. those suggesting references
upon request) will not be considered.
Position: Program Officer, Young America's Foundation
Location: Santa Barbara, California
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 copyediting skills are a plus. A car is
- 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
- Organize event details (line up vendors and rentals, create
staff timeline, handle speaker & student transportation,
- Reach out to regional conservative groups, both in communities
- 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
- 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
- Ability to work as a collaborative, constructive team
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.
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Mission: Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.
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 Herndon, Virginia, at the Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and at the Foundation’s North Carolina office. Young America’s Foundation has raised $125 million in the last decade, and we expect this staffer at the Reagan Ranch Center to add to this momentum. The development officer will work in close collaboration with the director of the Reagan Ranch, the president of the Foundation, and the Foundation’s overall development team 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. The centerpiece of Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch operation is President Ronald Reagan’s 688-acre ranch, Rancho del Cielo, which served as the “Western White House” during his Presidency. The Reagan Ranch is complemented by the Foundation’s newly renovated, 22,000-square-foot Reagan Ranch Center located in downtown Santa Barbara which houses a conference center, classrooms, a theater, a library of conservative resources, an exhibit gallery, and the Reagan Ranch administrative offices.
- 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 each Reagan Ranch visitor has a first-class experience to establish, or reinforce, the supporter’s lifelong support of Young America’s Foundation
- Ensure that a comprehensive and informative visit report is timely filed for all donor contacts
- 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 Foundation development team with the support they will need from Santa Barbara for planned giving, direct mail, and other development needs
- Fulfill supporters’ recognition wishes of naming opportunities throughout the organization.
- A minimum of three years professional fundraising experience in a sophisticated organization with a reputation for quality and excellence
- A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors and foundations
- Experience with developing and maintaining productive relationships with donors
- Understanding of and willingness to embrace the “moves management” system of donor-centered, relationship building fundraising
- A record of measurable results in organizing and implementing such activities as: major gifts, annual gifts, planned gifts, grant writing, foundation giving, and special events
- Ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including staff, donors, and members of the board
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
- 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 donnor 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 fieldMust be willing to travel
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Application: Please submit resume, references, salary history, and a cover letter to:
Director of the Reagan Ranch Andrew Coffin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Development Jason Barbour at email@example.com
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