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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.

The Development Associate reports to the Director of Major Gifts and manages a caseload of ISI’s top major donors and prospects and is responsible for exceeding annual budgeted income goals in a manner that builds long-term relationships to increase annual giving over time.

The Major Gifts Coordinator reports to the Director of Major Gifts and is responsible for coordinating the major gift proposal and reporting queue and after-meeting follow-up actions, ensuring that all deadlines are met and grant requirements are exceeded. The coordinator also works with the Director of Donor Communications to craft personalized correspondence that builds stronger relationships with donors so that their annual giving will increase over time.   

“Required reading for those who want to engage conservative thought at a high level.”
—Wilfred M. McClay

“The principal quarterly of the intellectual Right.”
—George H. Nash

Modern Age is seeking a creative, dynamic editor who will stake out a vision for what conservatism means in twenty-first-century America. The editor must nurture a forum for developing and refining ideas—a place where readers turn for stimulating debate and discussion of the most important ideas being batted back and forth on the right.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to reestablish the true meaning of conservatism in contentious, often confusing times. Modern Age applies timeless principles to the specific conditions and crises of our age—to what founding editor Russell Kirk, in the inaugural issue, called “the great moral and social and political and economic and literary questions of the hour.” As Kirk said, critically engaging with these questions is “the means by which the legacy of our civilization may be kept safe.”

Founded in 1957, Modern Age is a quarterly journal with a companion website,, that features articles from the print issue as well as online exclusives. Current editor R. V. Young recently announced that he will retire at the end of this year. His successor will be the sixth editor in the nearly sixty-year history of Modern Age.

This is an exciting time to take the helm at Modern Age. Top conservative writers are featured in the journal’s pages; readers are flocking to the new Modern Age website and app; newsstand circulation has quadrupled over the past year; overall print circulation has doubled.

This is a part-time position; the editor of Modern Age works as an independent contractor for the journal’s publisher, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

The Regional Director manages a caseload of student leaders at targeted schools in their region. He or she works as a member of the student programs and outreach team (currently a 5-person team) responsible for establishing and implementing measurable annual recruitment goals, objectives, and priorities for ISI. This is a full-time position based in Wilmington, DE.