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Director of Development

Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

(Charleston, WV or Virtual)

 

Apply here: https://talentmarket.org/dodcardinal/

 

About the Organization:

Established in 2014, the Cardinal Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to researching, developing, and promoting effective public policies for the Mountain State. Cardinal’s goal is to restore freedom and opportunity across West Virginia by advocating for free-market solutions to West Virginia’s most pressing challenges. We are building the intellectual foundation and network necessary for putting our state on the path to prosperity. Cardinal is an entrepreneurial, fun, freedom-loving organization that’s been making a serious impact since its founding days.

About the Role:

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads …”

If you’ve ever sung this song at the top of your lungs, then you have a love and connection for West Virginia. Now, it’s time to take the next step!

The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy seeks an experienced fundraiser to help take the Institute – and West Virginia – to the next freedom-loving level. As a growing, dynamic organization, the Cardinal Institute seeks someone with the willingness to do what’s necessary to advance liberty and opportunity for a state that so desperately needs it.

Already making an impact in WV, the Cardinal Institute wishes to grow its influence and impact to a level unseen in West Virginia’s history. If exciting growth, meaningful work, and entrepreneurship sound exciting, then the Cardinal Institute is likely a great fit for you.

This position is suited for an experienced, dedicated fundraiser with a proven track record in fundraising strategy development, meeting new people, cultivating relationships, and making asks. This role reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director can work from headquarters in WV or virtually. Ideally the candidate will live in WV or within a short flight which will allow them to travel around WV as needed.

 Responsibilities

  • Strategic Development Planning: Building detailed plans for meeting the organization’s fundraising goals. These plans will include construction and maintenance of yearly table of gifts, moves management matrix, donor pipeline analysis, donor prospecting, and digital fundraising.
  • Prospect Research: Identifying and researching individuals and foundations whose philanthropic interests align with the organization’s work.
  • Major Gifts: Cultivating donors and making major gift asks of existing and prospective donors.
  • Team Communications: Coordinating and communicating with other Cardinal Institute team members regarding assistance needed to advance fundraising operations.
  • Direct Mail Calendar: Setting and maintaining a mailing calendar, as part of the execution of the overall strategic plan, in order to maintain regular contact with donors that we are only able to communicate with by mail.
  • Database Management: Oversee data entry and management of SalesForce and Basecamp databases of donors and prospective donors. Create regular reports to update the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other team members of organizational fundraising progress, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience in a sales and/or fundraising capacity
  • Outgoing, engaging, passionate, and professional demeanor
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in SalesForce, Basecamp or other Customer Relationship Management Software
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively to complete tasks at hand
  • Training and mentoring by development professionals and consultants will be available and ongoing for the right candidate.
  • Ability to travel 25%
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications, primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials as a single PDF:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, public policy, and the mission of Cardinal and your salary requirements

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Director of Network Engagement of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

 

 

 

Communications Associate

Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

(Charleston, WV or Virtual)

 

Apply here: https://ep-stf.icims.com/jobs/1632/koch-associate-program-2022-2023/job 

 

About the Organization:

Established in 2014, the Cardinal Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization, or “think tank,” dedicated to researching, developing, and promoting effective public policies for the Mountain State. Cardinal’s goal is to restore freedom and opportunity across West Virginia by advocating for free-market solutions to West Virginia’s most pressing challenges. We are building the intellectual foundation and network necessary for putting our state on the path to prosperity. Cardinal is an entrepreneurial, fun, freedom-loving organization that’s been making a serious impact since its founding days.

Visit our website to learn more about what we’re about!

About the Role:

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads …”

If you’ve ever sung this song at the top of your lungs, then you have a love and connection for West Virginia. Now, it’s time to take the next step!

The Cardinal Institute seeks a communications associate to join its growing team to drive awareness around the Cardinal Institute and its mission of advancing liberty and prosperity for all West Virginians. This is an opportunity to contribute to a statewide conversation on important issues such as Tax and Fiscal Policy, Education Choice, Energy, Rural America’s Issues, Government Ethics/Transparency, as well as other policies consistent with a freer West Virginia. The successful candidate will be supporting Cardinal’s communications director and will be instrumental in achieving Cardinal’s ambitious communications goals for the upcoming year.

Working remotely or here with us in Charleston are possibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing and executing a communications and marketing strategy for the Cardinal Institute including: messaging, materials, digital strategy, and cross-platform promotions
  • Metrics Monitoring for Google Ads/Analytics and Social Media
  • Assist with traditional media outreach
  • Help execute Cardinal’s ambitious “owned audience” goals
  • Ensure optimal branding of the Cardinal Institute to a statewide and national audience
  • Successful management of Cardinal’s popular weekly newsletter and biweekly podcast, “Forgotten America”
  • Partner closely with the communications director in the development and execution of communications campaigns
  • Liaison between West Virginia media, stakeholders, and Cardinal Institute

How to apply:

To apply, follow these two steps:

1. To apply, all you’ll need to to is click “apply to this job online” at this link: https://ep-stf.icims.com/jobs/1632/koch-associate-program-2022-2023/job 

2. All candidates will be required to provide two writing samples, one of which may include a cover letter expressing interest in the position. Please email those two samples to

[email protected]. From there, we will be notified of your submission and our team will be in touch.