Director of Development

Foundation for Economic Education - Remote

Since 1946, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been a leader in teaching the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.  Today, FEE engages millions of high school and college students with sound free-market economics, principles of limited government, and ethical leadership to become tomorrow’s leaders, voters, educators, entrepreneurs, and parents who advance the cause of liberty.

With its 75th anniversary, FEE knows that continuing to advance good ideas to Generation Z and future generations is paramount. We've seen a catastrophic failure in 2021 with government trying to solve our nation’s problems and young people know it’s not working. They are hungry for alternatives, and FEE is that alternative.

FEE seeks a mission-aligned Director of Development to join its senior leadership team to oversee the organization’s fundraising programs and to help spearhead a new fundraising initiative for enhanced educational resources for Gen Z. The Director of Development can be based out of FEE’s headquarters in Atlanta or have a hybrid position of both on-site and remote work.




Engaging student workshops, compelling high-quality media, educator resources, and timely written content across multiple platforms.


To realize a world where the ideas of liberty are familiar, credible, and compelling to the rising generation.


  • Free Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurial Value Creation
  • Private Property
  • Limited Government
  • High Moral Character


Board of Trustees


40 FTE





The ideal candidate must have a strong alignment with FEE’s mission and passion for America’s youth learning the principles of liberty. He or she must also:

  • Have 4+ years of experience in nonprofit and/or political fundraising, with a preference for having some supervisory experience.
  • Possess a history and proven track record of leadership, effective management, and ability to cultivate current and prospective donors.
  • Have major gifts experience, solicitating five to six-figure gifts, grant-writing experience, with a preference for a knowledge of the liberty movement major donors.
  • Reflect strong interpersonal skills and articulation of liberty ideas.
  • Desire to mentor and professionally develop those with less development experience.
  • Have a history of setting aggressive yet attainable goals and attaining them.
  • Be adept in managing work, teams, and third-party contractors.
  • Demonstrate exceptional organization skills and strong written communication skills.
  • Be proficient in CRMs, preferably Salesforce.
  • Be able to travel roughly 20% of the time.



The Director of Development develops and executes FEE’s development strategies through effective analysis, actionable goals and tasks, coordination with other leaders internally and externally in the liberty movement, and management of development staff. 

By joining a dynamic organization that has achieved on average over 20% annual growth in contributions revenue over the last six years, the Director will build upon this remarkable success to spearhead a new campaign to increase FEE’s impact in the digital liberty movement space. 

The successful Director of Development will become a subject-matter expert on all of FEE’s programs, products, and stakeholders to become an influential advocate and standard-bearer for its mission. The Director reports directly to FEE’s President and will spend a significant amount of time at FEE’s headquarters in Atlanta.


The Director of Development’s primary responsibilities include: 

  1. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP—oversee and execute the annual strategic fundraising plan, including implementation of FEE’s multi-year projects; develop and improve department policies and processes that include stewardship practices, data entry, analytics, and grant calendars; maintain best practices for fundraising programs and make revisions as needed; participate as a senior leader in major deliberations concerning FEE; communicate with other staff directors to optimize donor experiences with new and current FEE products, prepare for and present at Board of Trustee meetings.
  2. MAJOR DONOR RELATIONS—manage a portfolio of select major donors; create individual strategic donor plans that incorporate executive leadership as needed; manage up to executive leadership about specific donors; attend prospective and major donor meetings; attend liberty movement relevant events; identify and communicate to leadership about ongoing opportunities for cultivation of current and prospective donors; ensure donor intent.
  3. MANAGEMENT—manage development staff and ensure appropriate mentorship to meet KPIs and professional development growth plans; coordinate services effectively with in-house team and third-party contractors; update staff about annual fundraising plan progress; provide guidance and coaching to major gifts officers; hire appropriate staff needed to execute organizational fundraising goals.

The Director of Development will play a critical role in determining what the next 75 years at FEE will look like as it tirelessly implements strategic objectives to shape the minds of America’s rising generations of leaders to embrace and promote the principles of liberty!




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