Capitol Hill Outreach Director

Capitol Hill Outreach Director
Young America’s Foundation
Washington, DC, and Reston, VA

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.

About the Role

YAF is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Director of our Capitol Hill outreach efforts. The Director would work primarily from YAF’s Capitol Hill Townhouse (428 3rd Street NE) in Washington, DC, and YAF’s Reston, Virginia-based national headquarters.

The Director will manage and oversee YAF’s Capitol Hill outreach including establishing and building relationships with key individuals and organizations in the DC area, recruiting interns and students to YAF’s programs, and serving as the primary caretaker of YAF’s Capitol Hill facility.

YAF’s Capitol Hill Townhouse is a 3,600-square-foot facility just steps from the United States Senate and House of Representatives office buildings. It provides an ideal meeting location for our students, alumni, supporters, friends, and allies in Congress and the White House. YAF often invites guests to the Townhouse to enjoy dinners, receptions, book signings, roundtable discussions, and other intimate gatherings and fellowship with key conservative leaders and like-minded friends.

The prime location of this property allows YAF to expand our reach to the thousands of young people who live and work in the District of Columbia throughout the year. This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President & Chief of Staff.


  • Establish and build relationships with members of Congress and their staff through meetings, briefings, and events at the Capitol Hill Townhouse to ensure YAF’s activities, projects, and initiatives are shared with our allies in Congress and the Conservative Movement
  • Manage and track speaking invitations to members of Congress for YAF’s programs around the country
  • Regularly communicate YAF accomplishments with key Congressional allies
  • Develop and implement programs to share YAF’s work and mission with conservative interns in Washington, DC, with an emphasis on Capitol Hill
  • Recruit interns and local conservative college students to attend events at YAF’s Townhouse as well as at YAF’s national headquarters in Reston and our seminars and conferences nationwide
  • Establish and build relationships with intern coordinators at DC-based conservative organizations, regularly recruiting interns for YAF’s seminars and conferences
  • Coordinate events and programs at the Townhouse to benefit key YAF programs and projects, including alumni outreach, the National Journalism Center, the Reagan Ranch, and YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise
  • Work independently at the Capitol Hill Townhouse and also, as necessary, at YAF’s Reston-based headquarters
  • Oversee the majority of events at the Capitol Hill Townhouse, including promotion, recruitment, set-up, catering, and all necessary tasks to ensure all events are on par with YAF standards
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of the Capitol Hill Townhouse, including scheduling and working with vendors, cleaners, contractors, and other licensed professionals
  • Collaborate with members of YAF’s development team to secure additional funding for YAF’s Capitol Hill Townhouse and related activities
  • Submit regular reports on DC-based activities to the Foundation’s President and other leadership as required
  • Assist with other Foundation supporter and student events as needed


  • Committed to and enthusiastic about Young America’s Foundation’s mission and programs
  • At least 2 years of experience working on and/or in-depth knowledge of Capitol Hill and Congressional office operations
  • Prior involvement with Young America’s Foundation and/or Young Americans for Freedom, is a plus
  • Event-planning experience, is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on writing and copyediting
  • Energetic and passionate about the Conservative Movement
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree, is a plus
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%
  • Owning a vehicle would be advantageous

Housing Opportunity

This position includes a potential opportunity for the Director to reside in the furnished one-bedroom private living area at YAF’s Capitol Hill Townhouse. This living arrangement would constitute “workforce housing” offered to the occupant at a reasonable market rate. Parking is provided. No pets allowed.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this position, your alignment with the organization’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Outreach Specialist at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

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.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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