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About the Bill of Rights Institute:

The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. It is the goal of the Institute to help the next generation understand the freedom and opportunity the Constitution offers.
 

Our current open positions are:

Director of Operations

Development Officer

Senior Grants Writer

 

Internships

The Institute is always looking for talented individuals that have a passion for educating young people about the Constitution to join our team. We have unpaid internship opportunities available throughout the year. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to agillette@billofrightsinstitute.org. With the number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those that meet the current internship needs. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Bill of Rights Institute.
 

Director of Operations

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Director of Operations who can help advance the mission of the Bill of Rights Institute by improving the financial and personnel practices of the Institute in ways that increase our ability to achieve long-term results. This position will be a part of the leadership team of the organization, with opportunities to advance.
 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Financial planning and strategy development.
  • Budgetary lead and oversight with internal departments.
  • Implement best practices and ensure compliance with all laws.
  • Primary liaison with external accounting, HR, and legal teams who provide key support to the Institute.
  • Recruiting, retention, and development of staff.
  • Design and implement strategies to help build a culture focused on results and our Organizational Principles.
  • Manage vendor searches, negotiate large contracts on behalf of the Institute, and drive key operational improvements such as finding new office space.
  • Supervise 1-2 employees.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years professional experience, including 3+ years of experience in operations or leadership positions and 2+ years budgeting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong project management skillset with demonstrated success in achieving benchmarks on the way to long-term goals
  • Supervisory experience of full-time staff
  • Entrepreneurial mindset focused on long-term results
  • Proven ability to coordinate and motivate a staff to enact organizational improvements
  • Passion for the ideas of the American Founding, and the principle of individual liberty that underlies the Constitution

 

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the K-12 education market
  • Knowledge of content management systems, especially Salesforce

 

Apply here!

 

Development Officer

The Institute is seeking a Development Officer to join a team focused on both rapid short-term and sustainable long-term growth. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual to join a quickly growing organization. The candidate will advance the mission of the Bill of Rights Institute by identifying new individual donors who are excited about investing in our success, in addition to cultivating existing donors to unlock higher levels of giving.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Proactively work to develop a portfolio of major gifts prospects to drive Institute growth.
  • Independently managing fundraising goals within a “moves management” framework.
  • Effectively self-manage time to reach fundraising goals.
  • Secure high-value meetings to execute on fundraising plan.
  • Drive enhanced donor involvement in Institute programs and events.
  • Oversee results-oriented coordination with Programs and Education teams to identify new projects to excite donor interest.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in development
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication skills and relentless, friendly approach
  • Attention to detail in cultivation of new donor relationships
  • Passion for the ideas of the Founding Fathers, and the principle of individual liberty that underlies the Constitution
  • Extensive travel and face-to-face meetings

 

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the K-12 education market
  • Knowledge of moves management fundraising framework
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce CMS

 

Apply here!

 

Senior Grants Writer

We are looking for an entrepreneurial senior grants writer who can help advance the mission of the Bill of Rights Institute by securing increased funding from existing and new foundations, and by helping the Institute identify new programs to be funded.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identification & cultivation of foundations new to the Institute with long-term giving potential.
  • Significantly grow the gift size of foundations who currently give to the Institute.
  • Work extensively with the Marketing team and leadership to craft an engaging narrative of our work.
  • Results-oriented coordination with Programs and Education teams to find new projects to fund that advance our mission.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • 4-6 years of experience in development
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for the ideas of the Founding Fathers, and the principle of individual liberty that underlies the Constitution
  • Occasional travel

 

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the K-12 education market
  • Knowledge of content management systems, especially Salesforce

 

Apply here!