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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him 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 and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, DC.

The Reagan Library houses over 60 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential, and personal papers, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film, 25,000 audio recordings, 22,000 video recordings, and over 83,000 objects 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.   

About The Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity

The Ronald Reagan Institute’s Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity (CCEO) works at the nexus of civics and education policy, answering President Reagan’s call for an “informed patriotism” to ensure a more prosperous future for America. The challenges to America and our institutions require an educated citizenry and a multifaceted and nonpartisan approach. As such, the CCEO looks to create a collective impact on American society through partnerships and investments that help support the three levers of change - civics, education, and opportunity. Placing young people at the center of our work, the CCEO looks for 22nd century solutions and innovative ways to “renew the American spirit and sense of purpose.”

Job Overview

The person hired for this full-time position must be a “can-do” professional with the organizational abilities and learning mindset to serve as the Policy Assistant of the Center for Civics, Education and Opportunity (CCEO).  They will perform a wide variety of functions in support of national education programming and events at the intersection of policy and civics.  These activities include: program design and development, research and planning, development/fundraising support, marketing, and general office duties.  This individual will be a proactive take-charge team-player who is a strong communicator, excellent writer, detail-oriented, and has experience providing administrative and office support. Finally, this individual should be mission driven and solutions oriented to ensure the American experiment continues to thrive.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Policy Assistant will be expected to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities related to this position and any duties hereafter assigned:

  • Assist the Director of the Center with extensive research for the Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity (CCEO) convenings including The Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) a bipartisan education policy summit that assesses the health of the American education system.
    • Support smaller convenings (RISE collaboratives) that delve deeper into policy issues, and other education and civic learning initiatives and national programming.
  • Research includes list building, spreadsheet maintenance, relationship tracking, preparing internal and external memos and presentations, quantitative and qualitative reports, and written remarks.
  • Coordinate events and programs out of the CCEO including running logistics of meetings, reservations, venue or hotel selection, and audio-visual needs, etc.
  • Support programs that engage students or next generation professionals (American Opportunity Bootcamp, College Leadership Programs)
  • Provide research and analytical support to the Director of the CCEO including grant writing and development research.
  • Work and collaborate with Development staff as needed to manage donors’ needs, including event invitations, proposals, and reports.
  • Manage relationships with important education policy institutes and individuals and coordinate with the Chief of Staff for events.
  • Manage, schedule, and prioritize appointments for the CCEO.
  • Maintain cloud-based tracking documents and files.
  • Support with social media, outreach, and communications of the Center.


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Be a mission-driven individual passionate about improving education and civics in America; inspired by President Reagan’s call for “an informed patriotism” as communicated in his Farewell Address.
  • Have expertise in one of the following areas: Civics, Economics, History, Education Policy.
  • Be collaborative and work well within and across teams.
  • Possess strong work and time management skills, including flexibility and adaptability.
  • Be fluent and agile with cloud-based platforms and environments (i.e. Google Drive, Canva, Slack etc.).
  • Enjoy systems organization finding ways to integrate and connect digital files.
  • Has a keen attention to detail and ability to function at a high level in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and adapt well to change.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment, including basic computer proficiency.
  • Organizational skills with keen attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Display strong initiative, integrity, and stress tolerance.
  • Have excellent communication, writing, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Be efficient, effective, and energetic with autonomy and limited direction or daily management from supervisor and/or teammates.
  • Be autonomous with computer and mobile applications.
  • Maintain a professional image and represent the organization well on the phone, through email contacts and at all virtual and in-person events/programs.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Director of the Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity in Washington, DC and will work closely with the RRI team (Associate Director of Programs and Program Coordinator) and the Education team in California.


This full-time position offers an annual salary of $44,000-$46,000 based on experience, excellent benefits, including paid vacation, a health/dental plan, and a generous 403(b) retirement plan.

  • This is an exempt, full-time position. Occasional evenings and weekends for special events are required.
  • The position is located onsite at our office in Washington, D.C., with hybrid options available with advance approval.
  • From time to time, travel may be required to participate in meetings and/or events at the Foundation office in Simi Valley, California or elsewhere. 


How to Apply

Please provide a resume and a thoughtful cover letter (including salary history and requirements) to with the position title in the subject line: CCEO Policy Assistant. Please no telephone calls.


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