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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and advancing his principles – limited government, individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength, and national pride.  The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Reagan Leadership Academy, and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.  More information is available at

Position Available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is seeking an Associate Director of Development (ADoD) - Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the ADoD will be a member of the RRPFI’s Development team and will provide excellent and energetic support to the Chief Development Officer and three Directors of Development. 

This individual will be responsible for implementing and managing a comprehensive corporate and foundation relations, prospect identification, solicitation and grant writing program in support of the development team. The ADoD will consistently promote positive and mutually rewarding interaction with and recognition of corporate and foundation donors at all levels.

This position could be based at the Foundation headquarters in Simi Valley, CA or at the Ronald Reagan Institute offices in Washington, DC.  Consideration may be made for exceptional candidates who are remotely based, but will be required to travel regularly to meet with and engage donors across the U.S. 

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to other duties that may be assigned in the future, the ADoD will have the following responsibilities:

Corporate and Foundation Relations (90%):

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of 50-75 foundation and corporate donors and prospects with capacity to give five-to six-figure gifts.
  • Identify corporate and foundation funding prospects for RRPFI’s programs, special exhibits, campaigns and other special initiatives.
  • Create sponsorship prospectus and corresponding benefits to present to potential donors in collaboration with internal stakeholders for RRPFI special exhibits and other key opportunities such as but not limited to Presidential Primary Debates, events series, and forums.
  • Oversee the growth of RRPFI’s Corporate Membership Program, including prospect identification and outreach and management of associated benefits, to maximize organization-wide relationships.
  • Work closely with program colleagues to become thoroughly familiar with a wide array of programs and communicate them in a compelling manner to funders—both verbally and in writing.
  • Draft letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters, briefing materials and other development communications.
  • Work collaboratively with finance office and program colleagues on grant budgets and supporting materials for proposals, applications and reports.
  • Work with program colleagues to ensure fulfillment of foundation grant portfolio deliverables including outputs, outcomes, and success indicators.
  • Maintain accurate record of stewardship and contact information in Salesforce.
  • Represent RRPFI and its programs in meetings, site visits, and phone conversations with foundation and corporate prospects and donors.
  • Stay current with corporate and foundation fundraising trends including, but not limited to, data management software, research methodologies, and stewardship best practices.


General (10%):

  • Demonstrate behaviors in concert with the Foundation’s mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures.  Adhere to the highest ethical standards and strict confidentiality policies in handling donor information. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships and communications with all Foundation constituencies.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Development team; attend department and all-staff meetings and events; support the organization’s overall fundraising efforts.
  • Assist with events and other programs and activities of the Board of Trustees, CEO and CDO relating to the mission and activities of the RRPFI.
  • Assume responsibility for reaching assigned fundraising and activity goals (during specific campaign periods both the dollar amount and number of gifts will be adjusted to obtain the fundraising goal established by the Board of Trustees).
  • Participate in the preparation of and attending the Reagan National Defense Forum, held annually at the end of November/beginning of December at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.


  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience in institutional fundraising, grant writing, and/or related areas.
  • Extensive knowledge of foundation and corporate foundation/philanthropy funding communities.
  • Proven track record in relationship-building, donor cultivation and securing support from corporate and foundation sources.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities simultaneously and meet grant and reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data with the facility to understand complex budgeting models.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office and Excel; knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Passion for and alignment with President Reagan’s enduring principles, including limited government, individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength, civility, and national pride.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner and to tactfully handle stressful situations, negotiate and resolve conflicts, maintain confidentiality and to respect and observe organizational protocol.
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 20 percent of time. Nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position, offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits, including vacation, health/dental benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan.  

Application Instructions

Please send thoughtful cover letter, resume and salary history to:  No phone calls please. 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.