Pacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available. We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who embody our core values.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

We are freedom fighters.

Liberty is our obsession—we live and breathe it. When it’s threatened, we act decisively to protect it.

We are relentless.

Our pioneering spirit spurs us to take big, bold swings. We never rest on past success. Our eyes are aimed squarely on the future.

We elevate others.

We trust and invest in our clients, allies, and each other. We believe that—together—we can change the world.

We are confident.

We know liberty will win.

Digital Coordinator

You: An aspiring marketer passionate about technology, software, and marketing communications. You are determined to master these tools to promote freedom and dismantle policies that trample individual liberty. You will be a crucial component of the execution of PLF’s communications strategy, learning from and supporting managers and directors across the organization.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in, and passionate for, the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

You will work with every part of the communications team to make marketing communications a reality. You will have the opportunity to become an expert in all critical aspects of digital marketing: lead generation, search engine optimization (SEO), marketing automation, digital advertising, and the infrastructure and measurement to make it all happen.

Getting down to brass tacks, your specific job duties likely will include:

  • Ensure that PLF’s digital tools and capabilities are supporting teams across the organization.
  • Perform daily execution of digital tasks across a variety of channels, including website content editing, email marketing, paid advertising, social media, events, and lead generation.
  • Measure the effectiveness of campaign and channel performance, providing stakeholders with detailed reporting and analysis of performance.
  • Research and apply the best messaging and language for SEO.
  • Give strategic input for, and monitor results of, paid advertising.

This is an entry-level role with significant growth potential.

Experience in relevant systems like social media, CMS, CRMs, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Analytics is a plus—but we intend to teach you.

It is absolutely essential that you are fascinated by technology, enthusiastic to master the intricacies of various software platforms, and capable of working with/interpreting data. An attention to detail is critical.

Finally, you must understand and support the organization’s mission and vision for individual liberty.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. We prefer that this role work in one of our offices, but outstanding candidates may be approved to work remotely.

TO APPLY

If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below.

  • Your resume, including your experience and any relevant professional work samples.
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what about this role stands out to you.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings.

We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.

Apply

Legal Fellow

You: A scholar who has studied administrative law and seeks to end the unconstitutional aspects of the administrative state. You’re fluent in the language of administrative law, from Chenery II to Chevron Step Zero, and look for creative and novel solutions to restore the Constitution’s greatest protection for our individual liberties—the separation of powers. You’re relentless, determined, and thrive in a team setting. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the administrative state. You know unwinding the administrative state will take many hands and many years to accomplish, and you want to be in the center of the action that gets the job done.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. Like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court, and two more set to be argued this fall. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation, a growing number of legislative and administrative policy wins, and increasing engagement with thought leaders.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

  • Produce research and develop new legal challenges and legislative solutions to overturn the unconstitutional aspects of the administrative state and restore the separation of powers.
  • Write research papers, legislative testimony, regulatory comments, blog posts, op-eds, and other articles on PLF priority issues, especially in administrative law; commission and edit work by other scholars.
  • Stay abreast of all important administrative law scholarship and developments.
  • Work with PLF litigators to translate innovative research into potential cases; the Legal Fellow may also join litigation teams and participate directly with briefing on novel legal issues.
  • Work with the Legal Policy team to draft model legislation, executive orders, and other separation-of-powers reforms at the state and federal level.
  • Organize and participate in conferences, public events, and other speaking engagements, including radio, podcast, TV, and print interviews.
  • Build strong working relationships with legal scholars, coalition partners, the press, and other opinion leaders.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A JD or equivalent, and three or more years of experience working in research or legal policy.
  • Demonstrated success and ability to communicate complex legal ideas through both written and oral communication (e.g., articles or research papers, legislative testimony, opinion pieces, and speaking engagements).
  • Expert knowledge of administrative law; experience studying or working in an administrative agency is a plus.
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, creative, and detail oriented.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. You can work physically in any of our hub offices or request to work virtually. However, we prefer the Legal Fellow be based in the DC area.

TO APPLY:

If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below. Candidates who fail to include all three of these items will not be considered for this role:

  • Your resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience for the role.
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from other applicants.
  • A writing sample.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.

Apply

Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager

You: A digital marketer passionate about technology, software, and storytelling. You are determined to use your powers for good: to promote freedom and dismantle policies that trample individual liberty. You will be a crucial component of the execution of PLF’s communications strategy: responsible for managing the alignment of digital content and distribution with PLF brand and legal priorities.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in, and passionate for, the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

You will work closely with the creative and digital teams to ensure marketing communications have significant and measurable impact. You will drive decision-making with data and analytics, distributing the stories from the front lines of the fight for liberty to a hungry audience. Importantly, you will be expected to experiment with new strategies to take PLF’s digital marketing, advertising, and measurement to the next level.

Getting down to brass tacks, your specific job duties likely will include:

  • Create story-driven advertising and lead-generation campaigns, leveraging PLF’s content team and vendors.
  • Manage and extend PLF’s SEO strategy.
  • Spearhead new projects to learn about the different segments of PLF’s audiences and which stories resonate and inspire action.
  • Create tests of all kinds, with different levels of media, and analyze results.
  • Ensure that systems for digital marketing are running smoothly: email marketing, social media publishing, website(s), social media channels.

This is a mid-level management role with significant growth potential.

Experience in some relevant systems like social media, CMS, CRMs, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Analytics is required.

Experience with SEO strategies is also beneficial, but not a requirement.

It is absolutely essential that you are comfortable with, and excited by, the intersection of digital marketing strategy, technology, and marketing content creation.

Finally, you must understand and support the organization’s mission and vision for individual liberty.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. Outstanding candidates may be approved to work remotely.

TO APPLY

If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below.

  • Your resume, including your experience and any relevant professional work samples.
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what about this role stands out to you.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings.

We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.

Apply

Media Manager

Arlington, VA or Virtual Office

You: A skilled communicator with prior experience in media relations and a proven track record of developing relationships with the media. You live and breathe the news of the day and you know what makes the media tick. You constantly dream up new and creative ways to capture a journalist’s attention during a chaotic news cycle. You have a deep appreciation and passion for individual liberty.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court—so far. We have more than a hundred active cases nationwide and a growing number of legislative and administrative policy wins.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

You will be a critical member of our communications team, collaboratively working to build and maintain trusted, positive, and productive relationships with media outlets.

The scope of your responsibilities will encompass one of PLF’s program areas: equality and opportunity—protecting true equality, freedom of thought, and opportunity for all Americans, or property rights—defending the right to productively use property without undue government interference.

This role reports to the Media Director.

Your specific job duties will likely include:

  • Building and maintaining friendly and productive relationships with reporters, bloggers, television bookers and producers, columnists, editorial staff, and legislative communication professionals
  • Pitching PLF story ideas to the media
  • Handling inbound press inquiries in coordination with the media team
  • Tracking and responding to developing stories related to PLF issues
  • Organizing press conferences, press availabilities, media briefings, teleconferences, and other press or Capitol Hill events
  • Drafting press releases, advisories, talking points, blog content, position statements, and other written products, as needed

This role is ideal for someone with:

  • At least two years of experience in media relations; previous work with legal or governmental affairs is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills—being able to write and speak concisely and persuasively
  • The ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines on time
  • A team-oriented, can-do attitude and the willingness to pitch in however needed
  • Minimal to no travel, depending on the candidate

General Information:

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff works from home offices across the country. Working from the Arlington, Virginia, office is a plus for this role, although candidates will be considered for work from any office or home office.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide and offers a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work culture. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.

To Apply: 

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

  • Your resume, including your relevant professional experience.
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

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.

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Donor Stewardship Coordinator

You: A confident self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication skills who will be a critical link between our supporters and the fundraising team. Your role is to provide our donors with a “wow” experience to help steward and strengthen donor relationships.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

Not saying thanks could be the #1 reason why donors stop giving. In this role, you’ll develop and implement a comprehensive process to acknowledge and steward PLF’s contributors in order to strengthen donor retention and generate increased support for PLF.

For many supporters, you will be the first person they speak with at PLF. You will be answering their questions, resolving their donation issues, and thanking them for their support.

Your commitment to donor stewardship will help lay the foundation for a supporter’s long-term relationship with PLF.

This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to PLF’s Director of Annual Giving. Due to the sensitive nature of the work, this position will need to work from either our Arlington, VA or Palm Beach Gardens, FL offices.

Getting down to brass tacks, your specific job duties will likely include:

  • Donation and Stewardship Management—Develop and implement a comprehensive process for acknowledgment and stewardship of contributions, ensuring a top-notch donor experience while adhering to the highest standards of accuracy and timeliness. This includes coordinating with Development staff on follow-up and personalization opportunities
  • Customer Service Management—Develop and manage a process for handling donor inquiries, issues, and stewardship in accordance with the highest levels of customer service. Inspire a donor-first culture within Development and across the organization, ensuring that PLF consistently delivers a “wow” experience to donors
  • Prospect Research and Segmentation Management—Oversee the strategic use of prospect research, analytics data, and segmentation to maximize donor retention and upgrades
  • Donor Record Management—Maintain accurate, updated donor records in our Development database. Continually review and recommend improvements to PLF’s processes to ensure the optimal use of data to provide outstanding cultivation and stewardship to donors

This role is ideal for someone with:

  • 1-2 years of experience in fundraising or sales, preferably in customer relations; relevant internships will be considered experience
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and unshakeable commitment to accuracy in data maintenance
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Proficiency with technology, including database management skills. Experience in Raiser’s Edge is preferred
  • Proven ability to build an easy rapport and interact well with others at all levels, both externally and internally
  • Passion for the ideas of freedom and individual liberty will be crucial in communicating with PLF supporters
  • Interest in growing with PLF over time

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country.

TO APPLY:

If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below.

  • Your resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants

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 Stephanie Keaveney, Network Engagement Manager 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 able to contact only 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.

PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us. 

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