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Available Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for Judicial Watch. We are currently hiring for the following position(s):


Development Openings:

1. Development Manager

As a member of Judicial Watch’s Development Department, the Manager of Development Operations will oversee the administration and daily operations of its Major Gift programs and activities and provide support to the major gift officers and the Director of Development.  The position reports to the Director of Development and supervises two staff members:  Donor Coordinator and Major Gifts Coordinator.

Scope of Responsibilities

Included within Major Gift operations are stewardship, major donor research and gift analysis, recognition and loyalty programs, planned giving, events, marketing, donor communication, donor file maintenance and database management.

While the primary focus will be major gift programs and activities, this position coordinates with direct mail operations for major donor specific content, mailings, and invitations.

List of Duties

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the Donor Coordinator and the Major Gifts Coordinator are trained, productive, effective and efficient and that appropriate work is given to the Administrative Assistant
  • Ensure operations are timely, effective and efficient
  • Plan and execute donor recognition and loyalty programs
  • Oversee day-to-day donor stewardship including thank you letters,  phone calls, correspondence, special mailings,  and invitations
  • Respond to planned giving informational requests as appropriate
  • Administer the Charitable Gifts Annuity Program including responding to information requests, preparing proposals and contracts and serve as an additional point of contact with Wells Fargo Philanthropic Trust
  • Support the Major Gift and Foundation staff with proactive, regular donor research and prospect identification. Establish and execute processes needed to ensure all routine and necessary contact, cultivation and  follow-up are accomplished
  • Track and report Major Gift activity and results
  • Coordinate the implementation of development-related marketing materials and content to be included in newsletter, direct mail, email blasts, website, Facebook, etc.
  • Coordinate the quarterly Tele-Townhall event
  • Coordinate, attend and represent Judicial Watch at JW sponsored fundraising events
  • Work with Public Relations staff to inform donors and generate attendance and interest in Educational Panels, press conferences and other events of interest
  • Manage requests for JW speakers including contacting group, making the speaker arrangements and ensuring that best use is made of JW speaker time. Identify requests that best meet educational mission and philanthropic interests
  • Manage schedule of conventions, conferences and appropriate meetings. Coordinate with JW staff to ensure a JW presence.  Attend such events as needed
  • Serve as point of contact with vendors to organize events and conferences
  • Oversee maintenance and organization of donor files, records and database
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of Development/fundraising experience which included direct communication with donors and the solicitation of gifts, and administering major gift programs
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or team leadership experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of philanthropy tools such as planned giving, charitable gift annuities, donor recognition programs and major donor research and cultivation
  • Successful coordinator of philanthropic events
  • Experience with database management, donor research tools and reporting
  • Occasional travel required
  • Solid written communication and editorial skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver on deadlines
  • Works well independently and in project settings
  • Able to see projects through from start to finish with little oversight
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

This full-time, exempt position includes: employer-funded health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug), life insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in Judicial Watch’s 403(b) retirement program.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Steve Andersen, Director of Development at careers@judicialwatch.org.


Legal Openings:

1. Staff Attorney (with a concentration in voting-related matters)

Judicial Watch is currently seeking a staff attorney to work in its litigation department on election and voting-related matters.  The ideal candidate will have between 3 and 5 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts.  As a part of Judicial Watch’s nationally renowned litigation practice, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on exciting cases which often garner substantial media attention.  In recent years, Judicial Watch has litigated cases in Arizona, California, DC, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Ohio, and has participated in additional cases as intervener or amicus curiae in Kansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.  Our attorneys are experienced litigators in constitutional law, election law, and related subjects. They regularly file amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court and perform various other duties as assigned.  To apply for a position, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@judicialwatch.org.  Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line.


Staff Openings: 

1. Administrative Assistant

Judicial Watch is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to assist in donor relations and provide reception for our DC office. Duties include the reception of guests, screening and directing phone calls, sorting and processing incoming mail, and assisting the Development Department through donor database management and execution of direct mail efforts. Past experience with confidential information is preferred.

Employer-funded health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug), life insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and eligibility to participate in our 403(b) retirement program. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply for a position, please submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@judicialwatch.org. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line.

Fall 2015 Internships 

Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2015 Fall Internship Program to serve in the following capacities:

Legal Intern: Legal interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Legal Department on various federal lawsuits brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the National Voter Registration Act as well as state lawsuits on behalf of taxpayers.  Over the course of 8-10 weeks, interns will assist Judicial Watch’s eight attorneys and two paralegals with legal research, brief writing, drafting FOIA requests and administrative appeals, document review and analysis, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities, as well as various other duties as assigned. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

Development and Fundraising Intern: Judicial Watch’s Development Department is seeking interns for its busy and growing fundraising development program to assist Development staff in the many day-to-day activities fundamental to raising over $21 million for one of the leading conservative non-profit organizations in America. Development interns will gain experience and understanding in all aspects of non-profit fundraising, from direct mail, internet fundraising, and foundation grants, to major and planned giving programs. Interns will assist with a variety of tasks including donor correspondence, telephone calls to donors, writing and sending acknowledgement letters, major donor research and foundation grant writing, as well as various other duties as assigned.  Interns will also gain a thorough knowledge about the importance of donor databases by assisting with data-entry, data clean up, donor coding and more. Interns must be politically conservative, detail oriented and willing to learn. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 500 word writing sample to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

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