Careers at LI

Best Internships in Washington, DC!

Jump-start your career in politics! Join the Leadership Institute staff team as a spring, summer or fall intern. 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, a $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 VIP’s, and the opportunity to build public policy references. For more information please visit us on the web at: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/aboutus/intern.cfm

Job Posted 06/20/19 Read More

Donor Relations Officer

This is a headquarters-based position (in Clarendon) supporting the Leadership Institute’s Regional Development Officer (RDO). The Donor Relations Officer (DRO) works with the RDO to build personal relationships with top donors through a customized moves management system.

Numerous professional development opportunities exist through LI’s political training programs (e.g., High-Dollar Fundraising, Public Speaking, Online Fundraising, and Direct Mail) and one-on-one mentoring by LI Development staff.

The Leadership Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation that trains conservatives to be effective activists and leaders. The purpose of LI’s Regional Development Division is to increase donor loyalty and upgrade major donor giving.

LI has set the standard in conservative non-profits for its comprehensive and successful high dollar fundraising programs. This is a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of donor cultivation techniques as well as additional areas of high dollar fundraising including planned giving (wills, estates, and bequests), foundation and corporate grant writing, annuities, and one-on-one major gift solicitations.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Aaron Rainwater at ARainwater@leadershipinstitute.org

Job Posted 03/20/19 Read More

Accountant 1

The Leadership Institute is hiring an entry-level accountant who is consistent, accurate, reliable, and timely. As Accountant 1, you will be joining LI’s dedicated, fun, and energetic team. You will help the Accounting department with essential functions that allow the Leadership Institute to run efficiently. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing corporate credit cards
  • Prepares vouchers, invoices, expense reports, and other records, and reviews for accuracy
  • Assists employees, vendors, clients, or customers by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services
  • Makes bank deposits
  • Posts transactions and deposits in accounting software
  • Works with the Comptroller to develop and document new accounting policies and processes
  • Other activities assigned by the Comptroller and CFO

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Strong quantitative, analytical skills and basic understanding of finance (debits and credits)
  • Ability to be highly confidential about internal financial and HR information
  • Eagerness to learn new tasks that are not listed in your job description

Desired Skills:

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with 501(c)3 organizations

Why it’s great to work at the Leadership Institute:

  • Opportunities to improve your skill set through LI’s investment in your professional development
  • Free access to all Leadership Institute trainings (time permitting)
  • Fun workplace with great mix of energy and teamwork
  • Team building exercises every quarter
  • Wonderful coworkers who are always happy to lend a helping hand
  • Become part of the Leadership Institute’s vast conservative network
  • Opportunity for advancement

How to apply: Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position/mission of the Leadership Institute and salary requirements to Melissa Blume at MBlume@leadershipinstitute.org. Get creative and tell us why you're passionate about helping conservatives. We will review your resume and contact you for further information if we feel your background and skills are a good match for this position.

Job Posted 07/16/19 Read More

Donor Relations Officer

Primary Purpose of Position:

The purpose of the Leadership Institute’s (LI) Regional Development Division is to increase donor loyalty and upgrade major donor support.

The Donor Relations Officer is responsible for supporting the Senior Development Officer in the South Central region with major gifts donors, as detailed below.  The Donor Relations Officer reports directly to the Senior Development Officer and has the potential to supervise a seasonal intern.

Numerous professional development opportunities exist through LI’s political training programs (e.g., High-Dollar Fundraising, Public Speaking, Online Fundraising, and Direct Mail) and one-on-one mentoring by LI Development staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Senior Development Officer with tasks to ensure donors are receiving the highest quality service and care
  • Assists the Senior Development Officer with donor visit appointments and maintains her calendar
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for high-dollar donors in the region
  • Uses personable customer service skills to fulfill the Leadership Institute’s goal of highest-quality donor relations
  • Advances the donor's relationship with the Institute in all communications
  • Proactively responds to donor requests, messages, and donations
  • Collaborates across multiple departments to generate shareholder-specific investment updates
  • Creates briefing reports for the Senior Development Officer’s state trips to visit with caseload donors
  • Maintains Raiser’s Edge updates and researches potential donors to cultivate
  • Uses Crescendo software to generate annuity quotes for regional donors and maintains annuitant list
  • Performs administrative duties as required
  • Prioritize tasks of varying importance in order to meet project deadlines

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Bethany Rolando at BRolando@leadershipinstitute.org.

The Leadership Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation that trains conservatives to be effective activists and leaders.

Job Posted 09/18/19 Read More

Digital Reporter

 Campus Reform is looking for a Digital Reporter to shoot and edit video content for online platforms and broadcast media. This includes creating short form videos in a timely manner for YouTube and other social media platforms. 

The ideal applicant would have an understanding of the media cycle and would eventually be able to appear on-air to speak on behalf of Campus Reform and offer insight into their videos and other Campus Reform stories. 

Applicant must be a strong writer and proficient in some form of editing software (Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie).

Job Posted 09/18/19 Read More