Operations & Membership Director


Principles First for America


18-Month Contract


Washington, DC


$120,000/annum + benefits


Principles First for America, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to advancing pro-democracy leadership on the center-right, is seeking a full-time Operations & Membership Director for an 18-month contract position, with the possibility of extension. This person will plan and execute the organization’s near-term rapid expansion with a focus on acquiring audiences, lifting brand awareness nationally, and planning our annual flagship event, the Principles First Summit, in the spring.

The organization is in a growing phase and needs an experienced, hard-working, independent mid-career professional capable of stewarding that growth and achieving the Principles First mission at scale. The organization is headed by Founder Heath Mayo who serves in a voluntary capacity. The Operations & Membership Director will be the only full-time dedicated staff member with Principles First, at least in the beginning phases of our expansion.

Preference will be given to candidates who are based in Washington, D.C. and available to come into the office part-time.

For the Operations & Membership Director, the metrics we will use to evaluate success include the following: 1) Principles First will grow its membership nationally, with a focus in key states; 2) We will have our largest Principles First Summit to date; 3) The organization’s profile will be raised with key audiences through earned and paid media; 4) Internal operations will be streamlined and professionalized; and 5) Our programmatic offerings will expand nationwide.

Primary responsibilities include:

Preferred skills and experience include:

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Heath Mayo at [jobs at principlesfirst dot us]. This position is open on a rolling basis and will remain open until we find a suitable candidate. We offer a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with candidates’ experience.

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