Careers at IHS

Looking to make a meaningful impact with your career? Join our team.

The Institute for Humane Studies strives for a more peaceful, prosperous world by advancing a better understanding of ideas that promote universal human flourishing — ideas rooted in the classical liberal tradition, such as individual liberty, the rule of law, and freedom of expression.

Be a part of a passionate, entrepreneurial team that supports both current and aspiring professors on college campuses nationwide. We seek talented and driven applicants for a variety of roles within the organization.

Careers at IHS
  • Employer-paid medical and dental premiums
  • Portion of deductible funded through HSA
  • FSA accounts
  • Onsite fitness center
Careers at IHS
  • Robust speaker series and reading groups
  • In-house training sessions
  • Employer-funded development opportunities
  • 12 annual credits of free tuition at George Mason University
Careers at IHS
  • Highly competitive salaries
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid family leave
  • Employer-funded garage parking or Metro SmartTrip payment plan
Careers at IHS
  • Passion for the mission
  • Casual workplace attire
  • Flexible work environment
  • Staff events and activities

Application Process

You can apply for an open position by clicking on the “Apply Now” button located above or below the job description. Once you have applied, a member of our Human Resources team will review your application. Should you be selected to advance in the process, a representative will contact you directly to schedule an introductory phone interview.

If your skill set and experience appear to be a good match for the role, we will invite you to interview with the manager of that role. If, after speaking with you, they feel you are a qualified candidate, we will invite you to have a conversation with some of your potential colleagues. All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission.

New roles and positions often become available, so we encourage interested candidates to visit our site frequently for new opportunities that may fit your interests and skills.

Managing Director of Development
Reporting to President and CEO Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright and serving as a member of her senior leadership team, IHS seeks a Managing Director who will set the strategic direction for the development team’s long-term, sustainable growth. IHS raised over $21 million in 2020, and as its organizational strategy has evolved, the Institute is better positioned to engage a broader philanthropic constituency that includes and reaches beyond those who have traditionally supported IHS. The ability to develop an innovative strategic engagement plan and successfully build and grow IHS’s fundraising program to its greatest potential is essential. For additional information and to download the prospectus, click here.