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Now Hiring: Associate or Manager, Programs

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Now Hiring: Associate or Manager, Programs

May 23, 2024

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The Foundation for American Innovation (FAI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 with a mission to develop technology, talent, and ideas that support a better, freer, and more abundant future. Ours is a politics of builders, hackers, and founders working to advance a more perfect union between technology and the American republic.

To further this mission, FAI is seeking a Program Associate or Manager. Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, this role encompasses a variety of support tasks essential for FAI’s success in program execution, fundraising, and operations. This full-time hybrid position is based in Washington, DC, and offers significant growth opportunities. We seek an energetic, motivated, and detail-oriented individual to enhance our capabilities and execute key priorities in a fast-paced environment.


  • Operations (50%)
    • Support the executive director and chief operating officer with scheduling, calendar management, note-taking, and other tasks as requested.
    • Assist in the planning and execution of internal and external events.
    • Assist with office management and operations tasks as directed by the COO.
  • Fundraising (25%)
    • Maintain, update, and improve FAI’s CRM donor tracking system.
    • Assist with donor prospecting, meeting preparation, and strategy.
  • Programs (25%)
    • Assist with programmatic initiatives (e.g. fellowships, events, retreats, symposia, website) on an as-needed basis
    • Prepare documents, write marketing copy (tweets, LinkedIn posts, email drafts), and manage contractors for FAI’s flagship podcast


  • Enthusiastic support for FAI’s mission and a keen interest in our community of builders, hackers, and policy experts.
  • Proven track record in operations, project/event planning and execution, internal stakeholder management, and successfully balancing competing priorities and projects on tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and initiative.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of conveying complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and Google Docs/Drive collaboration.
  • Preferred but not required: Salesforce/CRM experience and prior experience with DC nonprofits.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K match up to 6%
  • Generous annual performance bonus
  • $1000 annual book credit
  • Monthly commuter benefit
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Flexible work schedule in a hybrid office environment in Union Market, Washington, DC.
  • Salary based on experience. Range $55k-70k

To Apply:

  • Qualified candidates should complete this Typeform, which requires a resume and cover letter. Click here to apply.
  • NB: we are unable to sponsor an employment visa for this position.

FAI, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. We review applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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