Careers at LI

Grassroots Program Coordinator

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 Programs Coordinator 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.

Candidate should at least five years of demonstrable campaign and public policy experience, not including previous volunteer and internship positions.  Candidate must enjoy public speaking, networking, teaching, and approximately 50% short-term weekend travel. 

The job also involves approximately 30% of administrative duties.

The position is based out of the Leadership Institute's Arlington, VA headquarters.

Job Posted 01/27/20 Read More

Investigative Reporter is currently accepting resumes for a full-time investigative journalist. Campus Reform is a fast-growing digital media outlet with a focus on exposing liberal bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses. Candidates must possess superior news judgment, strong writing skills, and at least one year of investigative journalism experience (including time spent writing for a student publication).

In this role, candidates have an opportunity for their work to be featured in major media outlets, including the Drudge Report, Fox News, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, and the Wall Street Journal. If you are looking for a high-impact role at a rising media outlet, please submit your resume and cover letter through Candidates also have the opportunity to take full advantage of the Leadership Institute's media training and to represent the Campus Reform brand on radio and television. is a project of the Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan educational organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public foundation operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Leadership Institute does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates or proposed legislation.

Job Posted 05/14/20 Read More Reporter/Spokesperson

Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is looking for a Reporter to write an average of 3-4 stories per day for covering liberal bias and abuse on America's college campuses. 

The ideal candidate would be equipped and trained to appear on televised media interviews, or have the potential to do so with appropriate training, be well-versed in identifying stories, interviewing sources, obtaining exclusive content, and able to identify ways to advance stories from competing outlets. 

He or she should have a firm grasp of the 24/7 news cycle, be accustomed to consistently meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-oriented newsroom environment, and have a working knowledge of AP Style. 

The ability to edit video is a plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Posted 02/20/20 Read More

Program Operations Coordinator

The Program Operations Coordinator will have a wide range of administrative duties that include operations management, event logistics, data management, program operations, and hospitality. A very motivated and self-starting individual is sought that has strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities. This job requires being on your feet as much as sitting behind a desk. This role also has room for growth and provides opportunities to develop new skills.

Programs Operations Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

-Facilitate LI’s in-house training programs
-Facility maintenance: includes scheduling cleanings, security, and inventory of supplies
-Assist the planning and executing happy hours, donor events, staff events, and the yearly National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée
-Maintain relationships with partner organizations and vendors
-Provide support with internal and external promotion of events

Desired Candidate Attributes:
-Experience with spreadsheets (or translatable organizational skills)
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Attention to aesthetic details
-Enjoys organizing
-Bonus: familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

Position includes benefits, room for growth, and a yearly salary between 30K-40K.

Start Date: September 1, 2020.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Hackleman at

Job Posted 06/17/20 Read More

Web Developer

The Leadership Institute is in search of a Mid-level Web Developer who’s ready to help us improve our customer experience by building functional systems that bring our business to new heights. You’ll need to have strong experience in modern Javascript, moderate experience with Linux administration, and some knowledge of DevOps tooling (AWS) and containerization.

As a Web Developer, you’ll be working in conjunction with our Software Development team to develop and deploy new products, assist in managing our infrastructure, associated processes and systems. You must be detail-oriented and a skilled problem solver. You’ll also be helping us streamline our existing business processes, integrating changes and automating new process when applicable.

Job Posted 05/08/20 Read More

Studio Training & Video Production Coordinator

The Leadership Institute is hiring a Studio Training and Video Production Coordinator. As coordinator, you will support several training programs and operate A/V equipment in the Sacher Multimedia Center’s broadcast, interview, live news hit, and podcast studios. You will be responsible for managing and producing a wide variety of media projects ranging from sit-down interviews to digital trainings to live streamed events. You will develop new and existing relationships with partner organizations, newsmakers, politicians, and studio clients. This is a high-energy, detail-oriented, and mostly self-managed position. The ideal candidate is creative, self-driven, and passionate about communicating conservative values in digital form.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and demo reel (if available) to Jared Cummings, at You must have a completed Conservative Jobs profile to be considered for an interview. Please indicate the profile is complete as well as a desired salary range in your cover letter.

Job Posted 07/09/20 Read More

Temporary Receptionist

**This is a temporary position**

Receptionist will operate multiline telephone system to answer incoming calls and direct callers and visitors to appropriate personnel. 

Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned: 

-Takes and logs forehead temperatures of all guests, staff, and contractors who enter the building. 

-Directs guests to follow posted Covid-19 safety protocols. 

-Retrieves messages from voice mail and forwards to appropriate personnel. 

-Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department. 

-Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable. 

-Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions, and other information. 

-Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel. 

-Maintains fax machine, assists users, sends faxes, and retrieves and routes incoming faxes. 

-Receives and disperses UPS, Fedex, office supplies and similar deliveries and notifies appropriate person of delivery. 

-Prepares and mails direct requests for information about the organization. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

The ideal candidate for this position is: one who is people oriented, has a very pleasant and clear speaking voice, and is willing to go the extra step to be helpful. 

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Deirdre:

Job Posted 07/28/20 Read More