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Director of Political and Fundraising Training

Leadership Institute

1101 N Highland St

Arlington , VA 22201

United States

Job Description

The Leadership Institute is hiring a Director of Political and Fundraising Training.  As the Director, you will be joining LI’s dedicated, fun and energetic team.   You will help inspire, educate and motivate aspiring campaign managers, candidates, and fundraisers to overcome their perceived challenges.  The director oversees and makes recommendations for agenda, curriculum, faculty and entire execution of political and fundraising core programs held at the Leadership Institute.  You will run the division’s trainings and evaluate your event’s outcomes and successes.  You will also control your own annual budget and scheduled programs by creating recruitment goals and suggesting innovative marketing approaches for three core programs held at the Institute’s F.M. National Training Center. 


The ideal candidate will possess either fundraising and or political campaign experience at any level.  The director may also be called upon to represent the Leadership Institute by speaking at various schools, conferences, special events as well as the opportunity to attend all Leadership Institute trainings, workshops for no charge.


Apply now if you’re great at:

  • Building a great professional network and helping others to succeed
  • Providing thoughtful feedback and making recommendations towards improvement
  • Running multiple projects at once and delegating tasks to others
  • Prioritizing in a fast-paced environment
  • Speaking to an audience


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

  • Free access to all Leadership Institute trainings and events
  • Competitive benefits
  • Fun workplace with great mixture of independence and teamwork
  • Wonderful coworkers who are always happy to lend a helping hand
  • Become a key part of the conservative network


How to apply:  Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Patricia Rausch, Director of Career Programs at .  Get creative in your cover letter and tell us why you are passionate about helping conservatives.


The Leadership Institute is a 501(c3) organization that was founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.


The Institute offers 47 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to organize campus groups.


Since 1979, LI has trained 200,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students.

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U.S. Citizen

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3 Years

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