Job and Internship Opportunities


Director of Development


National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) are seeking an organized, energetic, and outgoing individual to lead our recently revitalized development operation to even greater levels of achievement in support of our missions.

The Director of Development will grow the portfolio of principal donors and prospects to NTU and NTUF, and is responsible for the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies and activities (including personal visits, correspondence and events). This individual will be capable of operating and integrating a wide range of programs, including direct mail, major individual gifts, corporate engagement, online campaigns, and foundation grants.

Working in close conjunction with public outreach, government affairs, and research staff, the ideal candidate will not only serve as a primary liaison to prospective donors, but will also inspire and motivate all members of the NTU/NTUF team to work toward achieving the organizations’ development goals. This individual will work closely with the President, Executive Vice President, and members of the Boards of Directors in ensuring that the annually established development objectives are regularly reviewed and met. TheDirector will closely supervise several employees and contractors associated with the Development Department.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Patrick Gallivan, Office Manager, via email: pgallivan@ntu.org.  If selected for an interview, please be prepared to discuss at least two examples demonstrating development success (e.g., fundraising letters, campaign outlines, grant proposals, etc.). No phone calls, please. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. NTU, a 501 (c)(4) organization, and NTUF, a 501 (c)(3) organization, are equal opportunity employers.

Required Skills:

The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience in the development field, but higher levels of seniority will also be considered. The following skills and qualities are necessary to be successful in this position, and will help to determine the salary offered:

  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of major and planned gifts
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal development and writing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for researching prospects and (with other staff) maintaining accurate donor records; familiarity with Salesforce and DonorSearch is highly desirable

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals

  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective major and planned giving donors and interact via telephone, email, and in-person

  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision

  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from individuals, corporations and foundations; within the limits of donor confidentiality, candidates will be asked to provide specific examples

  • Ability to work collaboratively in team settings

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, and to travel

  • A commitment to the mission of NTU and NTUF

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Internship Opportunities

Both NTU and NTUF offer a strong internship program for college students and recent graduates to learn more about limited government and free-market principles. Specifically, interns receive hands-on experience working to help achieve and implement tax reform and decrease wasteful spending. 

Internship Application Process

Internships are granted on a rolling basis and may take place during any time of the year. Participants may receive academic credit. Interested candidates should submit a resume and coverletter with the subject line "NTU/NTUF Internship Program" to thowland@ntu.org.

Internship opportunities exist in the following areas:

Communications Department:

Assist the Communications department in responding to media inquiries and research requests; conduct media outreach; identify placement opportunities in print, broadcast, and online media; track media coverage; write for NTU and NTUF newsletters; and edit numerous written materials such as press releases, letters to the editor, and policy papers. Candidates will also possess a basic knowledge of and interest in the media, strong communication and writing skills, and a positive attitude.  New Media knowledge and video/audio production are pluses. Please email a writing sample to jenn.fedor@ntu.org.

Government Affairs:

Assist NTU's Government Affairs department in lobbying on federal and state issues; conduct policy research and analysis; assist in grassroots taxpayer education efforts; formulate reports and opinion editorials; and attend or participating in policy seminars or briefings. Interns also will have the opportunity to work on NTUF projects. Candidates will possess an interest in public policy (specifically budget, tax, and regulatory issues) and strong research, communication, and writing skills.


Assist Development department in expanding and maintaining NTU's and NTUF's fundraising programs; conduct research on potential donors; sustain relationships with current supporters through correspondence; and maintain NTU and NTUF's extensive database of over 362,000 members. Candidates will possess strong research and communication skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to free-market principles.

Policy & Research:

Assist Research department by tracking and reporting on Congressional spending through NTUF's unique BillTally project. Interns also will be encouraged to pursue suitable research and writing topics that will lead to publishable policy papers, issue briefs, or op-eds. Candidates will possess basic quantitative skills, attention to detail, an interest in public policy issues (specifically budget, tax, and regulatory issues) and strong research, communication, and writing skills.