Careers at LI

Field Representative

The Leadership Institute seeks Field Representatives for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 

This position is for the 2024-2025 school year from. With five weeks of paid vacation in between the Fall and Spring semesters. Before employment all required training is compensated, and will begin in Arlington, VA in 2024.

If selected for the LI Field Representative program, you will travel to college campuses within your assigned region through the end of the academic year. At each college, you will recruit, train, and inspire students to promote and defend conservative principles on their campus. 

This position is remote and based in an assigned state/region.

LI Field Representatives help students start conservative student organizations or publications on campus and provide them with the skills they need to help their group succeed. 

Field Reps will receive a company card for approved travel and business expenses and receive per diem and paid mileage. 

Field Representatives will earn the following-

  • $28,000 base salary
  • An Additional $6,890 per semester in overtime pay
  • $4,000 as a contract completion bonus to be paid in May 
  • Two, semesterly performance bonuses of $3,000 
  • Paid training  
  • Travel costs covered 
  • Tech stipend   
  • 100% employer paid HMO health insurance plan for employee and family 
  • Employer HSA contribution; ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA 
  • 100% employer paid vision plan for employee and family 
  • 100% employer paid dental plan for employee and family with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade 
  • A 403(b)-retirement plan  
  • Short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, $50,000 life insurance plan. 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer 
  • Access to all Institute training and career development programs 

In total, after 40 weeks, a Field Rep can expect to earn up to $54,000, plus travel expenses.  

After completing the LI Field Representative program, former Field Reps have gone on to work for conservative think tanks, consulting firms, congressional offices, and national and state political parties. 

Some have even started their own conservative non-profits or have run for political office. 

Being an LI Field Rep opens doors to the political world. 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to launch your political career today! 

Apply now -- this may be the most exciting job you’ll ever have, and spots go FAST. Over 1,200 inquiries were made into the program last year. 

Required Skills 


Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization.  


Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in both written and oral communication. 


This position involves re-location and a great deal of travel. Candidates for this position must be willing to relocate anywhere in the continental United States for the 2023-2024 Academic School Year.

Due to the travel requirements of this position, interested candidates must have the following items to be considered: 

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license 
  • Auto insurance 
  • Automobile 
  • Laptop computer 
  • Cell phone 
  • Willing to relocate 

How to apply:

Apply via Conservative Jobs

Bonus Qualifications: 

- Experience as a leader or member of a student organization

- Experience building a grassroots organization 

- Experience running for office or working on a political campaign 

- Strong public speaking skills 

- Experience shooting video 

- Active social media presence 


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Strategic Marketing Coordinator

Leadership Institute (LI) is hiring a Strategic Marketing Coordinator to provide marketing support for LI’s many programs and initiatives.  

It is a full-time position based out of LI’s offices in Arlington, VA, with the eventual possibility of working remotely one day per week. The ideal candidate will be able to start ASAP, and is committed to at least a year in this role.

The right candidate thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, has excellent adherence to details, possesses innate writing and communication skills, and is committed to advancing the conservative mission of the Leadership Institute. 


The Strategic Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Digital Marketing team (and other External Affairs staff) to complete the essential duties of the role, including:  

  • Drafting, editing, scheduling, and coordinating marketing emails for various campaigns promoting LI’s programs/initiatives. 

  • Curation of social media content.

  • Monitoring, documenting, and reporting marketing data/performance.

  • Creating and maintaining Google/Meta Ad Campaigns.

  • Maintaining marketing platform hygiene.

  • Email List Management.

  • Blogging + copywriting for various campaigns. 

  • Strategically planning future marketing campaigns.

  • Assisting with additional division and Institute projects as needed. 

  • Limited conference travel (less than 5%) 

Necessary Qualifications:  

  • At least one year of previous experience in related roles is required (internships count as experience). 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, or other similar fields of study is highly preferred, but can be substituted with sufficient relevant experience.

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.

  • Ability to work in LI’s Arlington, VA office full-time. 

  • Ability to independently manage detail-intensive processes.

  • Understands the current political environment and is committed to conservative principles. 

  • Superior written and oral communication abilities. 

  • Creative abilities.

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to juggle multiple deadlines at once. 

Why work for the Leadership Institute? 

Leadership Institute is among the most respected and long-established organizations in the conservative movement, with more than 280,000 graduates across the world. You will become part of a friendly and youthful team based in Arlington, VA, just a short metro ride from Washington, D.C. Our office is only 54 steps away from the Clarendon Metro Stop, we counted!  

Staff enjoy benefits such as comprehensive health insurance, flexible PTO, public transit stipends, free parking, staff training, 403(b) accounts, phone plan stipends, and much more. 

How to apply: 

Email a one-page resume, a brief writing sample (less than 500 words), and a personalized cover letter in PDF format to Dylan Craig, at

Along with emailing Dylan, applicants should also submit their application through this CJ portal for ease of reference.

Your writing sample should be less than 500 words, and should display your abilities as a persuasive copywriter. Please include your salary expectations in the cover letter. Compensation is dependent on experience. Please email Dylan with any questions.

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Grassroots Director

Director at The Leadership Institute

Are you interested in working at the intersection of politics, elections, public policy, and education? Do you love to travel and meet new people? If so, the Leadership Institute's Grassroots Director position may be a place to continue on your career path. We are looking for a solid conservative with a background in center-right public policy and activism knowledge.

Summary: The Grassroots Division is responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative public policy training organization. Previous leadership experience and a background in political organizing are necessary. In addition, having prior instructional expertise in designing and delivering training materials is essential. 


The candidate should have eight years of demonstrated paid campaign, activism, and public policy experience, not including previous volunteer or internship positions. In addition, the candidate must have strong public speaking and teaching skills.

The job also involves approximately 30% of administrative duties.

Position Location: The Director is based at the Leadership Institute's Arlington, VA, national headquarters; however, remote work options may be available.


Duties: The candidate is responsible for recruiting, organizing, and facilitating grassroots training programs held throughout the United States. This teaching position requires applicants to possess relevant paid campaign and activism experience. The Leadership Institute's training programs educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists.

The Grassroots Programs include a curriculum that teaches campaigns, activism, communications, fundraising, and get-out-the-vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. Therefore, the candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; specifically, high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. The candidate will also be responsible for updating course curricula, attendee recruitment, and coordinating program logistics for workshops. Several years of previous campaign experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility is necessary. It is highly desirable that the candidate has established political networks and can develop new networks.


Required Skills: Individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Prior public speaking experience is essential to the coordinator position as the audience ranges from 40 to 200 people.  


Desirable Skills: Campaign Experience, Teaching, Communications, Curriculum Development, Leadership Coalition Building, Fundraising, and Development


Required Certifications: None

All interested applicants should create a profile and apply directly at

Required Travel: The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short-term travel, with most of the travel taking place on weekends.

Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience. A generous compensation package consisting of healthcare, retirement, and transportation benefits is available. Additionally, performance bonuses may be issued as the organizational goals are achieved. 

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Video Editor

The Leadership Institute's Campus Reform is hiring a Video Editor for its website. The Video Editor is responsible for producing video content and managing the YouTube channel. This position reports directly to the Editor in Chief.

As a conservative watchdog to the nation’s higher education system, Campus Reform exposes liberal bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses. Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of campus administrators, faculty, and students. Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

To apply, complete all steps through application portal.

Salary is dependent on experience. A generous compensation package consisting of healthcare (premiums paid by the organization), retirement, and transportation benefits is available. 

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Development Operations Associate (Part Time)

The Leadership Institute is growing! We are actively hiring for a Part-Time Development Operations Associate.

You will be a crucial member of the Operations team - which processes millions of dollars in donations every year. 

Your day-to-day responsibilities focus primarily on data entry.

  • Inputting donor correspondence into our database.
  • Data Hygiene 
  • Processing Receipts

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Hard-working
  • Curious
  • Ready to learn and grow quickly
  • Detail-oriented
  • Personally Organized
  • Experience with a CRM

Fundraising is one of the most important skills you can learn. It's the art and science of building an organization.

This position has tremendous room for growth.

How to apply

Complete the Public Policy Questionnaire:

Email a one-page resume in PDF format to Aron Railey at

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Leadership Institute Spring 2024 Internship Program

Jump-start your career in politics! Join the Leadership Institute staff team as a spring 2024 intern.

The internship will run from January 8, 2024 through April 19, 2024.

This intensive program allows you to gain professional experience in a real working environment, further your knowledge of the conservative movement, and sharpen your skills for future success. Leadership Institute interns receive free housing, an $825 monthly stipend, priority access to the Institute’s Employment Placement Service, free tuition to all Leadership Institute schools and workshops, weekly private lunches and dinners with conservative VIPs, and the opportunity to build public policy references.

For more information, please visit us on the web by clicking here.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation through Conservative Jobs.

Cover letters and letters of recommendation should be addressed to the intern program manager, Aly Lepinski,

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Recruiter - Correspondent Program

The Leadership Institute is hiring a Recruiter for its campus news website Campus As America’s leading source for conservative college news, Campus Reform serves as a watchdog to our country’s higher education system, with a mission to expose liberal bias and abuse on college campuses.

Campus Correspondents are freelance student journalists that form an integral part of the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform’s news team. The Recruiter will scale up the Campus Correspondent Program and provide daily administrative assistance. The Recruiter's duties will be to recruit new Campus Correspondents, market the program, assist with media booking and preparations, develop the Campus Correspondents and alumni community, organize events, supervise interns, provide professional guidance, and represent Campus Reform at events.

Qualified candidates will be friendly and outgoing, with a professional background in recruitment and a working knowledge of journalism ethics. The position is entry-level, but candidates must have a bachelor's degree and approximately one year of related professional experience. To apply, complete all steps through application portal.

Salary is dependent on experience. A generous compensation package consisting of healthcare (premiums paid by the organization), retirement, and transportation benefits is available. 

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Donor Communications Officer

Donor Communications Officer

Do you have prior experience in direct mail fundraising?

Have you coordinated direct mail projects from start to finish?

Are you at your best when you’re spinning five plates at once?

Are you a data management guru with a perfectionist’s attitude?

If these questions read like your biography, the Leadership Institute wants you to apply for the role of Donor Communications Officer. This is a full-time position working at our headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. We are looking for someone with experience in direct mail fundraising who can jump right into coordinating with vendors, managing data, and executing direct mail projects.

Ideally, we want a candidate with strong, relevant experience in direct mail fundraising.

About the Leadership Institute:

The Leadership Institute (LI) is a non-profit organization with the mission of creating strong conservative leaders for America. Conservatives from across the country attend LI’s more than 54 types of trainings. Graduates of LI training include Congressmen Jim Jordan and Byron Donalds, culture warriors James O’Keefe, Kat Timpf, and Lawrence Jones, and many more conservative powerhouses you probably know of – but didn’t know they got a head start with their Leadership Institute training.

The Leadership Institute’s most ambitious effort yet is currently underway, and we need your help to keep up the momentum. LI’s ‘Leaders for America’ strategic plan began last year with the goal of creating 70,000 strong Leaders for America by the end of 2024. This is the perfect time to join the LI team and build your career as we build a strong conservative movement.

Your Skills:

  • Detail-oriented and data-hygienic: You know that if you fumble-finger the keyboard and accidentally credit a donation to “Mr. John Smith” instead of “Mr. Joe Smith,” that seemingly small error can and will snowball into a big problem, destroying relationships with donors.
  • Tech-savvy: You have experience with a database like Salesforce and manipulating data in Microsoft Excel, you have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Outlook and Word), and you’re comfortable with instant-messaging apps, like Slack.
  • You enjoy analyzing and organizing data: You’ll spend a lot of your time generating, manipulating, and analyzing reports in Excel. Much of this data will be exported from Salesforce. Experience with Salesforce is a major advantage, but not required – you’re a fast learner.
  • You’re personable both on and offline: You know how to interact well with others, as you’ll collaborate with your fellow Donor Communications teammates, LI employees from other departments who you’ll collaborate with, the vendors you’ll communicate with daily, and the Leadership Institute donors you’ll see touring our headquarters and at LI events.
  • You over-communicate: With multiple projects being handled at once, proactively communicating information is crucial. You don’t wait to be asked for a status update because you’ve already given your team a heads up.


Job Description:


The Donor Communications Officer is assigned duties crucial to LI’s direct marketing program, like:

  • Oversight of the production for direct mail projects. This means organizing data (including names and addresses of people to receive mail), talking to vendors about the project’s timeline and price, and making sure deadlines are met (like the deadline for sending the data to the vendor).
  • Example of a direct mail project: Sending a specified segment of LI donors an invitation to an LI-hosted event. The Officer would request estimates on the invitations from vendors, send the data (names and addresses) to the vendor, send the final design to the vendor, and make sure all deadlines are met.
  • Creating reports and dashboards to view project performance and analyze data for future projects and deployments.
  • Generating and organizing mass data for mailings. This means generating a report with specific parameters in Salesforce, exporting the report to Excel, and sorting the data in accordance with each project’s specifications.
  • Managing relationships with vendors. You’ll work with several companies who help LI send mail, and maintaining these relationships is make or break.
  • Routinely performing data-hygiene tasks, like maintenance of our donors’ information to make sure communications go to the right person at the right place flawlessly.
  • Creating spreadsheets of cost breakdowns for direct mail projects by aggregating invoices from vendors and entering the costs into spreadsheets. This is critical to determine the success of a mailing because it allows us to calculate the revenue to expense ratio.

Required Travel:

Travel is not required for this role.


Salary is dependent on experience. A generous compensation package consisting of healthcare (premiums paid by the organization), retirement, and transportation benefits is available. Additionally, performance bonuses may be issued as the organizational goals are achieved.

To apply:

Please apply for this position on by filling out the Public Policy Questionnaire and attaching your resume and cover letter.

Please indicate your desired salary range in your cover letter. We want to hire the most experienced, best-fit person for this role and give generous compensation commensurate with your skills.

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Grassroots Administrator

Do you love data collection? Does a clean database or organized Excel sheet make you feel calm and accomplished? Can you work independently and with groups? Are you able to proofread and find misatkes? Do you have a sense of humor? Can you complete tasks quickly? Do you want your evenings and weekends free? Do you love politics and want to impact elections across the country?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this

administrative position may be for you.

At the Leadership Institute, the Grassroots Division takes the

trainings are done in the building on the road to communities across the country.

With as many as six trainings per weekend, the Grassroots team of traveling

teachers need assistance managing the paperwork and other special projects

that make the programs successful.

As the Grassroots Administrator, you can

work with campaign veterans and guest faculty currently campaigning.

You will get to know leaders in the states where we teach. You will help us

find venues, book travel, and file reimbursements. You will master the

Leadership Institute's databases and build graphics and presentations. You will

not have to get coffee, give tours, or drop off dry cleaning. This is a

professional position for someone looking to gain valuable office experience

and make connections that will expand their political horizons. The Grassroots

Team fully expects that you will use this position as a springboard from which

you can launch your career.

This is a full-time position with some ability to have flexible

hours. The workload will wax and wane with the political cycle.

This position is perfect for someone entering the workforce or

attending night school. It is also a great position for someone easing into


If this job description intrigues or excites you, join our team!

Apply today!

Compensation and Benefits:


The Grassroots Administrator will earn:

·       $40-50,000 base salary DOE

  • 100% employer paid HMO health insurance plan for employee and family
  • Employer HSA contribution: ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA.
  • 100% employer-paid vision plan for employees and families.
  • 100% employer-paid dental plan for employees and families with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade.
  • SEP-IRA retirement plan employer contribution for eligible employees. Yearly contribution between 0-25% of annual earnings.
  • 403(b) plan.
  • Short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, $50,000 life insurance plan.
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan and annual holidays.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer.
  • Generous paid-time-off (PTO) plan and annual holidays starting on the first day of employment.
  • Paid maternity leave.
  • Parking or Metro benefits.
  • Access to all Institute training and career development programs.
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement for eligible employees.

Location and Travel:

The Grassroots Administrator will work from the Leadership Institute’s offices in Arlington, Virginia. Hybrid options (in-person and remote) are available on a case-by-case basis.

The Grassroots Administrator does not routinely travel but may be invited to assist at special events, conferences, and occasional training. 

Required Skills


Candidates for this position must know and understand conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization, political campaigning, or the public policy process. Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in written communication.

Previous campaign experience (even as a volunteer) is a bonus. Experience with Excel and PowerPoint is a must. Knowledge of and experience with graphic design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Canva is preferred but not necessary.

A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to learn new skills are required to succeed in this position. The Grassroots team will rely on your judgment and opinions. Participation in internal political policy discussions is encouraged.

How to apply


To apply, email your resume to Robert Arnakis at




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