Careers

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 live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail over time.  We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

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.

Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship

Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—seeks an entrepreneurial, optimistic, and energetic individual to join our fundraising team as Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship.

PLF is engaged in a strategic expansion and this position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to play a key leadership role on a team that will increase PLF’s national visibility and prominence. The position requires a disciplined, highly organized self-starter with outstanding communication and management skills and a proven track record of driving multiple projects to completion within deadlines.

The Director’s main objective will be to broaden PLF’s base of supporters ensuring that donors feel connected to PLF and understand how their support is critical to advancing liberty. The Director will have a customer service mentality and know how to effectively engage supporters over time. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Plan, implement, and oversee a comprehensive annual giving program that includes direct mail acquisition, renewal/upgrade appeals, online giving, monthly giving, matching gifts, etc.
  • Provide outstanding stewardship to PLF’s broad base of donors regularly showing the impact of their gifts in meaningful ways that differentiate PLF from other organizations. Provide top-notch customer service to every donor to ensure the best possible donor experience.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Annual Giving team including the Liberty Society Manager, Development Communications Officer, and Development Researcher—ensuring a cohesive effort to identify, cultivate, solicit, acknowledge, and steward annual donors. Provide regular feedback, advice, and guidance based on individual staff needs and performance.
  • Develop and execute focused direct mail and electronic appeal efforts to renew and upgrade current donors, acquire and retain new donors, secure monthly recurring gifts, and promote matching gifts. Ensure a smooth, donor-focused gift acknowledgment process.
  • Work closely with the Development Researcher and Director of Donor Relations to identify potential major gift prospects to maintain a steady pipeline of prospects for major gift officers.
  • Work closely with the Development Communications Officer and Senior Director of Development to craft messaging for appeals, acknowledgments, and other collateral.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development Systems to ensure effective use of lists/segmentation.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5-10 years of fundraising experience including staff management.
  • Experience with annual giving, direct mail, online engagement, and/or membership preferred.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the importance of protecting individuals from unconstitutional government intrusion.
  • Previous work at a pro-liberty organization preferred.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

GENERAL INFORMATION

PLF identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedent 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. Our attorneys have ten victories before the U.S. Supreme Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement—plus additional cases currently before the High Court with decisions pending. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. We also know how to prevail in the court of public opinion.

If you share our passion to vindicate the principles of freedom and individual liberty, you should be a part of PLF no matter where you live. A national nonprofit organization, PLF has offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Bellevue, WA. The right candidate may choose to be located in one of those offices or elsewhere—virtually or from a physical office.

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter. The résumé should have the usual: your experience in the liberty movement, your professional experience, as well as your academic credentials. The cover letter should explain why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

TO APPLY:

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

  • Résumé.
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position/PLF’s mission and salary requirements. Specifically, the cover letter should explain why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

PDF applications should be submitted to Talent Market at: http://talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions about the opening can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: claire@talentmarket.org.

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. No phone calls please.

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.