Deputy Director, Development - America's Future

January 12, 2021

Deputy Director, Development

The Federalist Society
January 12, 2021
1776 I Street NW - Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia
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The Federalist Society, a conservative/libertarian non-profit organization that seeks to inform the legal and public policy debate, seeks an Deputy Director to work in our Development division. The ideal candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated, with an interest in legal and judicial issues and a commitment to the mission of The Federalist Society ( Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with short-term and long-term deadlines.  The position requires strong administrative, writing, editing, organizational, and research skills.  Bachelor’s degree required.  This position is intended for candidates with some 2-4 years of work experience preferably in development/fund raising work.


  • Maintaining, organizing, and directing all the mailings and donor communications.
  • Managing the internal administration of the Development Division
  • Putting into place and/or refining the internal processes to effectively run the Division
  • Monitoring the terms of restricted donations and communicating to the Director those terms to ensure compliance
  • Proposing policy changes that can assist the mission of The Federalist Society
  • Processing all donations
  • Supporting the Director in all activities associated with fund raising


  • 2-4 years of work experience preferably in development/fund raising
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Organized and process oriented to improve routine work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be highly collaborative
  • Strong writing and editing competencies
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite Applications with emphasis on spreadsheet fluency and charts creation
  • Salesforce or other database/CRM proficiency would be a plus
  • Patience, humility, optimism, and belief in the mission of The Federalist Society


Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate.

The Society is a membership organization that features a Student, a Lawyers, and a Faculty Division. Our active membership includes more than 10,000 law students at nearly every ABA-accredited law school, as well as more than 65,000 legal professionals in chapters in more than 100 cities.

Finally, the Federalist Society provides opportunities for effective participation in the public policy process. The Society’s ongoing programs encourage our members to involve themselves more actively in local, state, and national affairs, and to contribute more productively to their communities.


Our staff is deeply committed to the mission of “FedSoc,” as we are affectionately known. We are conservatives and libertarians working for a well-known organization in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States. We do not lobby for specific policies—instead we focus on our mission, which is to impact the quality and depth of discourse about governing and our Constitution.

We are opinionated, focused, optimistic, pragmatic, and anxious to engage with others. Those who come to FedSoc believe deeply in the rule of law, and our conversations naturally flow from that belief. Those with a well-developed and perhaps a quirky sense of humor, a desire to understand the law for its own sake, and those who are strongly self-disciplined (because we all operate without a lot of oversight) do well here. We are “all in” kind of people. We tend to thrive on great books and great film, and we are thorough and committed.


We are located in the heart of our nation’s capital, only three blocks from the White House and across the street from the Farragut West Metro Station.


Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.”

- President Ronald Reagan

“[T]his organization has played an important part in sparking a dialogue between lawyers and judges, and even at times amongst judges assiduously avoiding the temptation to take positions, or to lobby and engage in political advocacy. Resisting that temptation takes discipline, I am sure, but rest assured that you have made the right choice and are providing a genuine and unique service in so doing. Stay the course!”

- Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court

“It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech, free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution.”

- Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU

"There was a time when we thought that intellectual ferment was on the left and the right was brain dead. The Federalist Society played a major role in reversing that assumption."

-Walter Dellinger - Acting Solicitor General, The Clinton Administration


If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (please attach your writing sample to your cover letter and upload as one file) to our website


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