November 13, 2023

Now Hiring: AF Executive Director!

By: AF Editors

Since 1995, America’s Future (AF) has been the premier nationwide network of liberty-minded young leaders, providing unique opportunities to learn the ideas of liberty and develop the skills necessary to articulate them.

AF empowers young people to be active, civil, and curious citizens who build freer communities that lead to fulfillment, dignity, and happiness for all. AF offers opportunities for networking, mentoring, leadership, and community engagement through our national network and extensive array of programming.

Position Summary

America’s Future seeks a talented and passionate new Executive Director who will continue to advance the mission of the organization and usher in the next phase of growth.

In 2025, AF will celebrate its 30th year. Heading into this season, the new Executive Director will chart a renewed vision and accelerate its direction—helping the organization reach the next level.

This role requires vision-setting, strategic leadership, outreach, executive presence, coaching, follow-through, and an entrepreneurial mindset. The ideal candidate will lead a national conversation about the future of the United States and the role younger generations play in bringing us there. The Executive Director is the primary face of America’s Future, representing the organization to both internal and external constituencies, including at events and in the media.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and will manage 6 full-time staff. The Executive Director has historically been DC-based, and presence in DC is a plus, but a remote employee will be considered with the expectation of regular travel to DC. In addition, the role involves about 30% travel for events and development activities.


-Set the vision for the organization
-Develop and execute the organization’s strategic plan, including clear metrics for success
-Represent America’s Future to a national audience
-Maintain and grow an engaged board of directors
-Directly manage 6 full-time staff and indirectly oversee XX part-time staff

-Lead the development and execution of the fundraising plan
-Work closely with the Director of Development to ensure all fundraising goals are met or exceeded
-Cultivate and grow foundation, individual and corporate support through in-person meetings, Zoom calls, and regular interaction
-Work closely with program staff to ensure relevant metrics are being properly tracked and shared with donors
-Develop alternative revenue streams to diversify funding sources

Financial Management:
-Craft and grow the organization budget
-Work with an accounting firm to develop and review reports, conduct financial planning, and conduct the annual audit
-Execute an investment strategy for a strong financial position
-Provide oversight and budget maintenance across organization
-Review and approve all monthly financial statements and reports

-Work with department directors to ensure programmatic implementation of strategic plan
-Provide oversight, coaching and strategic guidance to ensure high-quality, effective programming
-Oversee flagship events, awards programs and the AF co-working space
-Oversee the overhaul and improvement of existing database to ensure AF members, allies, and partners are tracked and leveraged over the long-term

-Develop and maintain a positive, engaging culture
-Execute onboarding and offboarding of staff
-Manage payroll and benefits with the aid of an outside firm
-Maintain AF leader handbook
-Directly manage all department heads, as well as the Operations and Development Manager

-Maintain accounts with financial institutions
-Maintain insurance coverage
-Take charge by identifying solutions for team struggles

-7+ years of work experience, including 3+ years of proven management experience and a track record of turning ideas into action
-Firm grounding in and commitment to the principles of liberty and the role it plays in human flourishing
-Proven fundraising experience
-Ability to provide visionary thought leadership on the role of young people in advancing freedom and human flourishing and execute on ideas
-Understanding of the importance of data and metrics to inform your work and communicate success to donors
-Familiarity with the “freedom movement” and key stakeholders
-Passion for uplifting and supporting others to succeed
-Entrepreneurial mindset
-Humility and a commitment to personal growth and continued learning
-Understanding and experience with local grassroots organizing is a plus
-Marketing, public relations and communications experience are a plus

Application Instructions

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

-A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and America’s Future’s mission, how your experience relates to this role, your salary requirements, and your location preferences

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]. 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 consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.