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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, 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 on 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.

Job Description

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute seeks a full-time, experienced Program Manager for the newly established Center on Civility and Democracy. This position will operationalize the Center’s vision and concept into reality. Reporting to the Director of the Center, the Program Manager will be essential in launching new initiatives and convenings that seek to reduce the toxic nature of today’s political discourse and strengthen our democracy. The Program Manager role will have several duties including but not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize existing research and landscape analyses into a cohesive planning narrative.
  • Strategize and outline programming goals and objectives.
  • Oversee planning and execution of programming initiatives including outside advisors, convenings, working groups, etc.
  • Develop internal systems, processes and infrastructure leveraging digital suites and project management tools.
  • Communicate program objectives and progress to stakeholders including senior leadership, trustees, donors, and key partners.
  • Monitor and evaluate program efforts against stated goals and objectives.
  • Support other RRPFI initiatives including signature convenings and events as directed.
  • Based in Washington, DC, the successful candidate will work closely with RRPFI colleagues in Washington, DC, and Simi Valley, CA, including on graphics, traditional media, and social media engagement.

Candidate Requirements

  • The successful candidate must be passionate about President Ronald Reagan’s legacy and principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of work experience.
  • Supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Must be an energetic self-starter and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, and collegial.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability and willingness to learn – and stay updated – on the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s operations, projects, and programs.
  • Work may be required on evenings or weekends for special events.
  • Driven and eager to make a real impact.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Director of the Center on Civility and Democracy.


This is an exempt full-time position, offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid vacation, a health/dental plan, and retirement benefits.

How to Apply

To apply, send resume and thoughtful cover letter (with job title) via email to





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