About the John Locke Foundation 

The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank dedicated to defending and advancing freedom and working for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina. The foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders. 

With John Locke’s vision as our guide, and the North Carolina Constitution as our foundation, we joyfully plant the flag for freedom and nurture its growth in North Carolina. Over three decades we have educated policymakers and informed the public debate with reason and research. Our spirited defense of economic and personal freedom has established the John Locke Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as North Carolina’s premier free-market public policy think tank, one of the most influential in the nation. 

Job Overview 

The John Locke Foundation is seeking an outgoing and organized person to join our Investor Relations team and provide critical support to our fundraising efforts. 

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with donors by making thank you phone calls and emails in a timely manner. 
  • Stay up to date on donor activity and inform appropriate staff when necessary. 
  • Accurately logging activity in Salesforce. 
  • Using fundraising software to prospect for new donors and documenting current donor capacity. 
  • Manage the CEO and Vice President of Development’s donor and prospect list. 
  • Schedule donor meetings for CEO and Vice President of Development. 
  • Assisting donors’ general needs as they occur, such as connecting them with a Locke researcher or mailing Locke materials. 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • A passion for and understanding of Locke’s mission and research 
  • Commitment to integrity, teamwork, and other organizational values 
  • Experience using a CRM system, Microsoft Word proficiency, and ability to learn new software. 
  • Organizational skills 

How to apply:

This position is considered part-time, meaning the employee will regularly work fewer than 30 hours per week.