About the Development Director Opening:

The National Center for Public Policy Research is seeking an ambitious, self-motivated and entrepreneurial individual who strongly believes in free enterprise, limited government and individual liberty to lead and build its fundraising department.

The ideal candidate will have impeccable leadership, writing and communications skills and experience developing and successfully implementing fundraising strategies.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for the candidate with the right skill set and experience.

The Development Director will work in the office three days a week and up to two days a week from home.

About the National Center’s Initiatives and Fundraising Opportunities:

The National Center has experienced incredible revenue growth over the past four years: Its foundation support has grown by nearly seven-fold; its high dollar direct mail donor file has grown by six-fold; and its low dollar direct mail net revenue has grown by 75%.

The National Center has many more fundraising opportunities than it can take advantage of and is building out of its development department.

The National Center leads the freedom movement’s response to woke corporations through its Free Enterprise Project, which files shareholder resolutions, engages corporate CEOs and their boards at annual shareholder meetings, files lawsuits and provides conservatives with shareholder tools they need to turn up the heat on woke corporate CEOs and much more. The National Center also leads the freedom movement’s efforts to realign the black community in support of limited government through its black leadership program, Project 21, whose members currently appear on TV an average of over twice per day and on radio an average of 1.5 times per day.

In short: Pitching the National Center is not a heavy lift. Its product line is incredible.

The National Center for Public Policy Research’s headquarters is “Freedom’s Embassy” located on embassy row, a few short yards from the DuPont Circle metro station.


  • Managing development staff of one to start and recruit 1-2 more additional development staff
  • Working with the National Center president to develop a fundraising vision and priorities;
  • Travel 30% to meet with donors
  • Working with the National Center president and key staff to develop grant proposals;
  • Managing and engaging a portfolio of top-level donors and employing moves management;
  • Managing relationship with outside professional fundraisers;
  • And more.


  • At least five years professional experience in fundraising;
  • Experience managing staff;
  • Passion for the National Center for Public Policy Research’s mission and programs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Leadership and strategic thinking skills;
  • Integrity and strong moral compass;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with all aspects of fundraising: foundation, corporate, direct mail, planned giving and major gift fundraising.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, why you believe you are best suited for the position, NCPPR’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • Writing samples: Foundation grants, inquiry letters, direct mail copy etc.

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

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 Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement at 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.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.