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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 sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy 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 Discovery Center 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.

Position Available

The RRPFI is seeking a year-round part-time Student Leadership/Education Program Coordinator that will be primarily responsible for administering the Student Leadership Program held during the summer at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. In addition, you will support other leadership-focused education programs including the Reagan Leadership Summit, Youth Town Hall, Royal Citizen-Scholar Institute, and others. The person hired for this position must be a take-charge professional with the organizational and facilitation skills necessary to deliver a first-class summer leadership development program for 9th-12th graders. You must have a passion for supporting students as they grow as citizens and leaders. The successful candidate will be willing to roll up his/her sleeves to do the work individually and alongside a team in support of the program. He/she needs to be enthusiastic, energetic and a reliable self-starter.

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Student Leadership/Education Program Coordinator, you will report to the Associate Director of Education. You will be expected to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities as are related to this position and any additional duties hereafter assigned:

Communication - You are charged with telling the story of the Student Leadership Program, ensuring that students envision themselves as citizen-leaders, and connecting them to the broader array of programs offered by RRPFI.

  • Coordinate marketing efforts (in conjunction with graphics and marketing teams) to promote awareness of the program, highlight achievements of alumni, and yield a deep pool of qualified applicants.
  • Track and manage student applications using SalesForce and facilitating correspondence with applicants throughout the application process. Ensure clear and efficient communication throughout process.
  • Report on alumni success and connecting students to other programs and partnerships.

Impact and Engagement - Your efforts will focus on long term relationship building and engagement with students and community partners with an emphasis on understanding the impact of RRPFI Education programs on students’ leadership journey.

  • Ensure students have a transformative learning experience;
  • Connect students to leaders at school, in the community, and in the Reagan Education network;
  • Recruit student alumni to volunteer/support other Education programs and initiatives;
  • Oversee and train student volunteers for the Reagan Leadership Summit;
  • Track progress and continue to support students, both from SLP and other programs, in their leadership endeavors after the program (including campus visits); and,
  • Maintain contact with School Partners to support students beyond the program.

Coordination - As Program Coordinator, you are responsible for overseeing the coordination and logistics of the Student Leadership program - application, facilitation, and evaluation.

  • Manage the timeline for applications, notification, and forging of school partnerships;
  • Evaluate completed applications using scoring rubric to identify program participants;
  • Oversee training of personnel and university interns for the summer program;
  • Manage curriculum development and program design; and,
  • Coordinate off-site outreach efforts with school partners and students to ensure communication and engagement.

Additional Responsibilities – In addition to the duties outlined above, you will be expected to participate in other events hosted by the Foundation and Institute.

  • Mentoring Simi Valley Youth Council in preparation for annual Youth Town Hall;
  • Working in partnership with Royal High School in facilitating the Royal Citizen Scholar Institute; and,
  • RRPFI employees are often asked to work during special events (annual Reagan National Defense Forum, Center for Public Affairs speaker series, Sunset Dinners, Fourth of July, etc.) to support other departments and the organization as a whole.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Museum Education degree is a plus.
  • Project management experience is required.
  • Working knowledge of SalesForce is a plus.
  • Experience mentoring and/or teaching 8th-12th grade students in a classroom, camp, or museum setting is required.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and adapt well to change.
  • Must have experience and a desire to work with a diverse population of students, teachers, parent chaperones, and volunteer docents.
  • Physical demands include the frequent walking and use of stairs, as well as long periods of standing.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Able to work well with various teams.
  • Experience managing/working with university-aged students.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.


  • This is a non-exempt part-time year-round position, approximately 25-28 hours per week. Occasional evenings and weekends for special events are required.
  • Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO) based on hours accrued per pay period and years of service as well as the opportunity to participate in a 403b retirement plan.
  • This position will be compensated on a per hour basis based on salary history and will be eligible for overtime.
  • The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, Simi Valley, California.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

For consideration please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.