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Are you looking to work with a small and dynamic team that will help you realize your potential? Are you interested in helping to empower marginalized communities in conflict-affected countries? Consider applying for an employment or internship position with the Marshall Legacy Institute! See available opportunities below and feel free to send us your CV at any time at


We are currently hiring positions for: 

Development and Communications Manager 

MLI is seeking a Development and Communications Manager with a start date of December 1, 2021. The Development and Communications Manager will be responsible for the Marshall Legacy Institute’s grant development, fundraising events, donor reporting and communication, donor requests, and implementation of new fundraising strategies.

Job responsibilities:

Grant Development

  • Identify, research, and solicit potential Government, Corporate, and Foundation funders interested in MLI’s mission;

  • Develop grant applications and proposals for recurring and new funding opportunities;

  • Manage relationships with current and new foundation, corporate, and individual donors;

  • Maintain relationships with various Government offices to pursue funding for new MLI programs;

  • Expand MLI’s Government, Corporate, and Foundation donors to meet growing MLI needs as MLI implements an increasing number of social impact programs;

  • Conduct business development as needed to source new partnerships and maintain current MLI partnerships. This will involve attending area-based, regional, and international events.


Fundraising Events

  • Oversee MLI’s annual fundraising events, to include Clearing the Path Gala, which takes place each October. This will include vendor management, timeliness, preparation, staff and board involvement, and results tracking;

  • May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Donor Communication

  • Manage all communications associated with foundation, corporate, and individual donations. This includes ensuring that all donations are solicited and thanked in MLI’s donor database;

  • Lead the development of donor reports on MLI’s Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program. Work closely with the Program Manager to obtain accurate reports from MLI’s partner organizations in the field; 

  • Create content for MLI’s monthly newsletters and draft strategies and content for MLI’s social media channels;

  • Oversee MLI development interns and volunteers.  


Work experience:

  • 4+ years of direct fundraising and event planning experience

  • 4+ years of grant and/or contract management experience

  • Strong project management skills

  • Knowledge of donor management and stewardship principles


Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus professional training or experience in fundraising practices

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent judgment, time management, organizational, and customer service skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Positive attitude with a willingness and desire to help others

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Willingness to travel on occasion (both international and domestic)



Please send your resume, cover letter, your salary requirements, and your earliest available start date to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but preference will be given to candidates who can start on December 1, 2021.


Salary range in the mid-60s. We offer excellent benefits, to include health insurance, retirement, and vacation benefits.

Project Assistant (part-time)

MLI is seeking a Project Assistant to work with MLI’s Program Manager in a project to develop and implement a social rehabilitation program for imprisoned women and youth in Iraq. The ideal candidate will have some experience working on programs, monitoring and evaluation, and recording and visualizing data. 



  • Communication with project partners in Iraq and oversight of project metrics;

  • Conduct program monitoring and assist the Program Manager in program evaluation;

  • Develop timelines and resources to achieve project objectives, and ensure program activities stay on track;

  • Ensure effective systems to track outputs and progress, and draft reports;

  • Proactively build partnerships with project partners;

  • Publish and communicate program results to emphasize successes for replication.


Skills and experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least two years of program management experience and working in a group setting

  • Excellence in organizational management

  • Proficiency in project budget management

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail

  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to project planning

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and cultures

  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


Language requirements:

  • English (required)

  • Arabic (required)


Compensation: This is a part-time position (25 hours per week) with a mix of remote and in-person work paid hourly with wage determined based on experience. The MLI office is located in Arlington, Virginia, within blocks of the Courthouse metro. A parking place or commuter benefits may be provided.


Interested candidates please submit your resume and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Phone, video and/or in-person (when applicable) interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.