Associate, Direct Response Strategy

Who We Are

AmPhil is a leading provider of integrated professional services with a mission to strengthen civil society by helping mission-driven enterprises flourish. Since 2009, AmPhil has served over 750 nonprofits, philanthropists, charitable foundations, and other missional initiatives, helping them succeed and grow through practical guidance, strategic analysis, and a full suite of professional services.

As a firm, we value true partnership with our clients and our colleagues; encourage large-heartedness and conviviality; honor the virtues and traditions that have made American society prosperous and free; and employ practical wisdom and deep thinking. Learn more about AmPhil and our philosophy here.


What You’ll Do

As part of AmPhil’s Direct Response Division, an Associate, Direct Response Strategy at AmPhil works within the Direct Response Strategy consulting group and provides project execution support to the group’s members to ensure the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations.

Primary activities and responsibilities include:

  • Managing and coordinating multiple projects and workflows for the group’s direct response engagements to ensure deadlines are met and deliverables are executed in a timely manner;
  • Providing project management and strategy support on select accounts as assigned, meeting regularly with clients and building strong relationships while helping to advise on a range of direct response questions and projects;
  • Collaborating with client engagement leads and taking initiative on client-facing deliverables and communication to deliver an exceptional balance of strategy and execution on each project;
  • Acting as a liaison between designers, copywriters, print vendors, list brokers, and other internal and external partners;
  • Assisting with the tracking and internal coordination of client projects and calendars as needed;
  • Scheduling calls, drafting meeting agendas, taking call notes, and noting and following up on action items;
  • Assisting with data reporting and analysis;
  • Communicating regularly with clients in a professional manner, demonstrating excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Developing familiarity with key direct response and fundraising concepts, as well as important ideas and figures in AmPhil’s landscape; and
  • Contributing to firm culture through strong engagement, communication, collegiality, and conviviality.


What We’re Looking For

  • Experienced: The ideal candidate will have 2–3 years of professional experience, including time spent in a project management, production, development and/or marketing-related role. Familiarity with the nonprofit landscape and a liberal arts background are strongly preferred. Candidates must be operationally- and systems-minded and have an ability to appreciate the entire workflow process to keep tasks coordinated and moving forward together. Exceptional attention to detail, a high degree of personal initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and a steadfast commitment to client service are required.
  • Principled: We look for colleagues who are excited about our mission to strengthen civil society; understand and honor the Western tradition; value truth, faith, and self-governance; and understand that humans need virtue to flourish in community.
  • Bright: We want to work with people who are intelligent, logical, self-directed, and curious; able to create order from ambiguity and translate theory and strategy into practical action.
  • Convivial: We put a premium on humor and good cheer and seek unpretentious, genuine, generous people who are fun to be around.
  • Forthright: We value clear, intelligent, engaging communicators who balance warmth and candor as they earn respect and build honest and trusting relationships.
  • Diligent: We search for conscientious colleagues who possess the prudence and discipline to work hard, strive for excellence, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and go above and beyond when necessary to help our clients, partners, and firm succeed and grow.


What You’ll Love About AmPhil

Mission: Everything we do is guided by our mission to strengthen civil society and we’re passionate about building strong partnerships with clients engaged in work that supports strong families, virtuous citizens, vibrant communities, durable institutions, and a flourishing nation. Our employees have the opportunity to work in a company that’s in the trenches with its clients in the service of their incredible missions, helping them refine and grow their work and achieve more.

Culture: We genuinely respect, trust, and enjoy working with our colleagues—and it shows. On any given day, you might find us engaged in healthy debate about the principles of a healthy democracy over happy hour, swapping book recommendations, or challenging one another to a salsa-making competition. We strive to model the “art of association” through our culture of vibrant communitarianism and prioritize courtesy, clarity, warmth, and humor in our interactions and decisions.  We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

Growth: Our employees are given a high degree of ownership over their work and have significant freedom to execute responsibilities in line with their interests and talents. They have the opportunity to learn continually, stand out quickly, do work they’re proud of, and earn the respect and appreciation of their clients and colleagues. It’s hard work and sometimes chaotic, but exciting and rewarding.

Flexibility: We are a hybrid remote/in-person company and have been from the start. Depending on their roles and preferences, many of our employees have remote flexibility. There are also regular opportunities for in-person interaction. We also understand our staff have lives outside of work.  We work hard and expect our colleagues to do the same, but we recognize that while a strong work ethic is supremely important, so also is maintaining a healthy life that does justice to other goods, including those of family, faith, and community.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: We will pay competitive market rates and have a generous benefits package and holiday/PTO schedule that reflect our commitment to our employees and their families. Benefits and perks include health insurance for employees and their dependents, employer contributions to health savings accounts, a 401(k) retirement program with employer matching, paid parental leave, dependent care spending accounts, a yearly stipend for books and print publications, support for employees’ volunteer board service, and more.