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 10/14/20 Read More

Regional Field Coordinator

The Leadership Institute is seeking a Regional Field Coordinator (RFC) to work in our Campus Leadership Program. Regional Field Coordinators are responsible for organizing our MI, MN, WI region of our nationwide network of more than 2,030 conservative student groups. This also involves extensive travel on a monthly basis within your region to organize student activists and conduct institute training programs.

Day-to-day tasks of an RFC will have you constantly thinking on your feet and using creativity to tackle problems. This job will require you to travel and interact with various conservative organizations to build a coalition on campus.

The duties of an RFC include:

  •     Recruiting and organizing students.
  •     Providing student groups with advice to help them grow and    sustain their organizations.
  •     Assisting students with exposing liberal bias on campus.
  •     Working with student activists to engage in activism projects on their campus.
  •     Coaching students on handling the media and message development.
  •     Offering advice for dealing with administrators.

An RFC should possess a strong commitment to conservative values and an understanding of the dynamics of college/youth activism on campus. A working knowledge of student government, on-campus organizations, student newspapers, and field team management is crucial. A passion for conservative activism is required.

Applicants should apply via the one-click apply option at the top of this page. Contact Kristin Dobson, National Field Director, with any additional questions about this position. Kristin Dobson can be reached at 703-647-3385 or


Job Posted 09/10/20 Read More

Development Operations Officer

The Leadership Institute seeks a Development Operations Officer to join our fast-paced and growing Development team. This is an amazing entry-level position for someone interested in rapidly acquiring non-profit fundraising skills. Primary responsibilities are to process mail and donations, read and record the mail sent by the Leadership Institute’s 45,000 donors, update donor records, maintain database hygiene, and assist in the process of quickly thanking donors for their donations. More projects and opportunities will come up as your skills develop.

Opportunities to draft emails to donors and articles for our donor newsletter are available for those with creative skills. Similarly, opportunities to build relationships with donors and cultivate giving increases are available for those with high levels of interpersonal communication skills. 

Ideal candidates will be hard working, curious, and ready to learn. The best applicants will have professional experience, preferably in development, be familiar with Salesforce, and possess an appreciation for our mission. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be capable of meeting hard deadlines, and have flexibility in schedule.

To apply, fill out the Public Policy Questionnaire on and apply to the position through the same website. Then, submit your cover letter and resume to Laurel Clark at

Job Posted 09/02/20 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

Donor Services Officer

The Leadership Institute seeks a Donor Services Officer (DSO) to join our fast-paced and growing Development team. He or she will work to research and build personal relationships with mid-level donors.

This is a robust entry-level position for someone determined to rapidly acquire non-profit fundraising skills as a member of the Leadership Institute’s donor services division.  This role provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of relational fundraising and donor cultivation techniques.

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 principled conservatives to become effective leaders. The purpose of LI’s DSO position is to increase donor retention and upgrade donors to major giving levels to achieve our mission.

To apply, fill out the Public Policy Questionnaire on and apply to the position through the position listing. Then, submit your cover letter and resume to Laurel Clark at

Job Posted 09/18/20 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

Reporter/Media 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 10/26/20 Read More