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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

Student Programs Manager

 

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!

 

Student Programs Manager

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, detail-oriented Student Programs Manager who can help us reach ambitious goals for growth in our student outreach programs. This person will oversee multiple programs focused on high school students: define the vision and strategies, implement plans, coordinate with other staff members to manage their progress, and evaluate results. In particular, the Student Programs Manager will oversee the “Constitution Connection” program, drive the implementation of new student programs, and improve systems to engage alumni with opportunities to continue exploring constitutional issues after high school.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of, budget for, and drive improvements to the “Constitution Connection” program, which provides resources to teachers and students to identify high school students passionate about the ideas of liberty.
  • Primary owner of efforts to connect students with clubs, universities, organizations, scholarships, and professional experiences that advance the ideals of a free society.
  • Create and implement strategies to engage and stay in contact with Institute alumni (such as events, platforms/websites, social media or newsletters) to improve our ability to provide ongoing support to an increasingly large student network. Coordinate with the Marketing team to productively engage alumni.
  • Independently manage the development and implementation of, and budgets for, experimental student programs. Start programs from scratch.
  • Supervise interns to help achieve grant goals; oversee their priorities and professional development.
  • Understand the interests, passions, and concerns of students. Get to know key market groups to identify new opportunities; make suggestions to the Development team to successfully get new projects funded.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Entrepreneurial, demonstrated initiative and ability to define and undertake work assignments with minimal supervision. Has experience creating new, comprehensive programs scaled from the ground up.
  • Strong project manager. Must be able to set priorities and achieve them independently in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to drive results on projects from implementation to evaluation, and to hold others accountable.
  • Enjoys (and is effective at) persuasively “selling” programs verbally to a wide variety of audiences, including teachers, administrators, and students. Also, finds fulfillment in behind-the-scenes work to build systems that engage thousands of students who you would never meet in person.
  • Ability to organize information into report documents. Proficient with word processors, databases, and spreadsheets. Tech savvy: ability to master Institute software applications.
  • Experience communicating with individuals in professional environments, sharing messages with a variety of audiences.

 

Preferred skills:

  • Understand and enjoy youth culture; ability to speak the language of young adults.
  • Experience in the high school education market, student outreach, coalition building, and/or student programming for high school or college audiences.
  • Marketing experience.
  • Comfortable with customer relationship management systems, especially SalesForce.

 

Apply here!