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ISI seeks motivated, talented men and women dedicated to inspiring college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.

ISI was founded in 1953 to teach students the timeless ideas of America and the West—ideas like free enterprise and individual liberty that have increasingly come under attack. Our mission remains the same to this day: inspiring college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.

Today, ISI alumni can be found in influential positions in media, business, government, and higher education, countless more serving as leaders in their communities.

We work together in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment to identify the next generation of leaders who will follow in their footsteps. That’s what drives everything we do at ISI—the chance to have a far-reaching impact and ensure a better America for this generation and the next.

Sound like your mission too? Take a few minutes to check out our open positions: 


ISI is seeking a full-time Associate Development Officer (ADO) responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts. The successful candidate will manage a growth portfolio of individual donors, major donor prospects, and foundations located nationally with some concentration in California and the Midwest. The primary purpose of the ADO is to secure funds for ISI by qualifying donors, fulfilling their philanthropic interests and passions, providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give, and ensuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to ISI and are upgraded in their support and involvement. The ADO will be expected to conduct regular personal meetings with donors and donor prospects and make solicitations, employing an effective moves management strategy, and having exhibited in the past success securing gifts in the five- and six-figure range. Ideally, the ADO will work out of ISI’s National Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, but remote locations will be considered on an individual basis. The ADO reports to the Vice President, Philanthropy.

This is a tremendous opportunity for an up-and-coming fundraiser to expand into donor relations/caseload management with one of the nation’s most renowned and influential conservative organizationsIn this role you will be entrusted with a considerable amount of responsibility, while provided with the mentorship, flexibility, and back-office support to help ensure your best results.

The Intercollegiate Management Fellowship (IMF) marries the world of ideas with professional development. The two-year work fellowship provides a full-time programmatic role at ISI to selected applicants. In these roles, fellows navigate through a three-pillar curriculum comprising intellectual tradition, leadership, and personal development. The program further takes shape via IMF reading groups, regular colloquia, professional outings, portfolio-building events, and a capstone project.

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