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Be part of a talented and dynamic team passionate about working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to improve lives through smarter tax policy.

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Current Openings

Manager of Strategic Giving

Individual Development

Tax Foundation seeks a Manager of Strategic Giving who will provide leadership, strategy, and support for our individual giving program. Several thousand individuals support Tax Foundation each year, and this position will manage our direct mail process and identify individual donor and upgrade prospects. This person must be self-starting and organized, able to set and meet metrics and deadlines, and ready to join an amazing team. The right candidate must believe in the Tax Foundation mission of pushing the tax reform debate toward smarter policies. The Manager of Strategic Giving will report to our Vice President for Individual & Foundation Giving.

Here are a few regular duties that can be expected:

  • Run the direct mail process from concept and drafting of ideas through review, design, and mailing. Work closely with outside consultants and in-house editors to ensure deadlines and goals are met. Analyze ROI and other metrics to increase number of supporters and revenue.
  • Support the organization’s donor cultivation by identifying and researching prospects and donors with high capacity to give, scheduling donor visits, setting up donor lunches and other events. Manage the growth of our three giving programs (President’s Circle, Loyalty Society, and Legacy Society).
  • Coordinate donor stewardship and retention by being a point of contact for donors, supervising new donor welcome packages, provide leadership in creation of donor impact reports, and write thank you letters and donor emails.
  • Monitoring continuously and reporting regularly on program metrics, keeping accurate records and analyzing results to recommend improvements
  • Document interactions and use moves management techniques and research to identify gift prospects.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends and make appropriate recommendations on Tax Foundation’s fundraising strategy

Ideal Skill Sets

  • 3 years or more experience in non-profit individual donor fundraising
  • Results-oriented, strong organization skills, and solid attention to detail
  • Able to think strategically, drive projects, meet deadlines, develop and execute plans effectively
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and donor-engagement skills, projecting a positive and optimistic attitude

Benefits

Salary range is $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage (TF covers an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposits the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 12 holidays per year, 15 vacation days per year, sick leave, early release on Fridays, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan (100% match on first 3%; 50% match on next 2%).

Applying

Submit cover letter and resume to Mr. Joseph Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation, at henchman@taxfoundation.org. The cover letter should demonstrate informed interest in our organization. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Development Associate

Individual Development

Tax Foundation seeks a Development Associate who will be responsible for managing correspondence and donations from our direct mail, grants, and online giving programs. This person must be self-starting and organized, able to set and meet metrics and deadlines, and ready to join an amazing team. The right candidate must also believe in the Tax Foundation mission of pushing the tax reform debate toward smarter policies. The Development Associate will report to our Vice President for Individual & Foundation Giving and will be located in Washington, DC.

Here are a few regular duties that can be expected:

  • Report donations and donor contact information according to internal standards relating to recording of donor data, deposit reports, caging and scanning of checks, and daily revenue reports
  • Communicate with donors (thank you letters, welcome packets, recognition), documenting interactions, and using moves management techniques and research to identify gift prospects
  • Coordinate our Monthly Map Club mailings and other small-dollar donor engagement activities
  • Cultivate and prepare up-to-date house file and donor mailing lists
  • Monitor continuously and report regularly on program metrics, keeping accurate records and analyzing results to recommend improvements
  • Support various events and conferences throughout the year; may require some travel

Ideal Skill Sets

  • Interest in non-profit individual donor fundraising.
  • Results-oriented, strong organization skills, and solid attention to detail
  • Able to think strategically, drive projects, meet deadlines, develop and execute plans effectively
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, projecting a positive and optimistic attitude

Benefits

Salary range is $48,000 to $56,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage (TF covers an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposits the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 12 holidays per year, 15 vacation days per year, sick leave, early release on Fridays, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan (100% match on first 3%; 50% match on next 2%).

Applying

Submit cover letter and resume to Mr. Joseph Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation, at henchman@taxfoundation.org. The cover letter should demonstrate informed interest in our organization. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

Apply Now

 

Who We Are

We’re an 80-year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank located steps away from the White House in Washington, DC. Our staff brings a balance of time-earned experience and youthful ambition to the table, and we regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes.

By focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

Recently, we’ve analyzed the tax plans of every presidential candidate, bringing their proposals to the national spotlight and ensuring that the politicians and media are informed and honest.

At the state level, we use our research to foster competition between the states and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

In 2016, our work was cited in 34,079 news articles, including all 100 of the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produced 72 publications, posted 441 blog posts, and our website got a record 16.4 million views.

What We Offer

Health Benefits

The Tax Foundation offers HSA-based health coverage (we cover an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposit the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, and life/AD&D/LTD insurance.

Time Off

We understand that life is more than work. That’s why we take off 12 holidays per year, offer 15 vacation days per year, offer sick leave, and encourage leaving the office early on Fridays.

401(k)

The Tax Foundation offers a 401(k) retirement plan, with a 100% match on your first 3% of contributions and a 50% match on your next 2% of contributions.

The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.

 


Internship Program

We offer a unique internship program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, and apply them in assessing and advancing public policy. Working directly with our staff in various areas of tax policy, interns gain valuable professional experience and learn about all aspects of our operation.


Clerkship Program

As part of our Center for Legal Reform, the Tax Foundation hires law clerks each fall, spring, and summer. Supervised by our Tax Counsel, law clerk responsibilities include substantive research, authoring, and editing assistance in preparing amicus curiae briefs to appellate courts and special reports on important legal and economic issues relating to tax. Clerks have also authored pieces for publication.