Who We Are

AmPhil is a leading consulting and professional services firm with a mission to strengthen civil society by providing solutions for mission-driven enterprises. Since 2009, AmPhil has served over 650 nonprofits, philanthropists, charitable foundations, and other missional initiatives, helping them grow and flourish through practical guidance, strategic analysis, and a full suite of professional services. We believe excellence is the result of doing the right things in the right way, consistently and over time—so rather than peddling magic formulas or shortcuts, AmPhil helps its clients identify and do what it takes to achieve excellence.

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

Position Summary: The Senior Consultant in AmPhil’s Direct Response Strategy Group will support AmPhil’s clients in planning and executing integrated direct response programs by assisting in a variety of duties including client communication and cultivation, strategic guidance and support, communications planning, project management, and coordinating tasks among internal and external stakeholders. This role reports to the Managing Consultant for the Strategy Group within AmPhil’s Direct Response division. This position may require up to 20% travel.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serving as the lead consultant for Direct Response engagements, helping to establish and execute strategic communications plans aligned with client objectives;
  • Guiding strategy and ensuring timely execution of all facets of integrated fundraising campaigns for multiple clients;
  • Leading regular strategy calls with clients and supporting strategic communications planning;
  • Maintaining client relationships and building trust through consistent communication and engagement;
  • Interacting professionally by phone, video conference, in-person, and email with clients, internal colleagues and consultants, and external partners;
  • Reviewing project deliverables for quality and accuracy to ensure all components align with client brand message and communications plan and support their goals and objectives;
  • Assisting with staff training, including serving as mentor to new staff, managing other staff and giving feedback on their work in the context of client engagements, and helping to develop training materials; and
  • Assisting with business development activities including leading contract renewal discussions, upgrading clients, attending prospecting events, and drafting and editing proposals and contracts.

 

What We’re Looking For

Experienced: The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of professional experience, including time spent in direct mail and fundraising. Familiarity with the nonprofit landscape and a liberal arts background are preferred. A strong candidate will also possess and demonstrate:

  • Practical hands-on experience leading and overseeing direct response programs, including direct mail and digital initiatives, strategy development, and tactical execution;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify trends, gauge success, and adjust activities in line with results;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills, as demonstrated by consistently thorough and thoughtful execution of client work;
  • An aptitude for getting and keeping business, including effective cultivation and maintenance of current clients and, over time, seeking out and winning new potential clients;
  • Strong collaboration skills with clients, colleagues, and outside partners;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines with diligence and accuracy, and
  • Strong work ethic, a humble manner, and a willingness to go above and beyond when necessary to help our clients and company succeed and grow.

Principled: We look for colleagues who 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.

 

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 do more good.

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, extoling the merits of the Oxford comma during happy hour, swapping book recommendations, or challenging one another to a salsa-making competition.

We are grounded in virtue and guided by common sense and practical wisdom, not bureaucracy or trite slogans. We strive to model the “art of association” through our culture of vibrant communitarianism and prioritize courtesy, clarity, warmth, and humor in our personal and professional interactions and decisions.

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.

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.

We also believe that intellectually curious people make the best employees and we want our staff to continue developing the life of the mind and their own skills and interests—even if they relate loosely to their specific responsibilities. All employees are provided with a yearly stipend for print publications to enhance your learning, receive regular educational and professional development opportunities, and are encouraged to continue their learning and growth both in and outside of the workplace.

Flexibility: We are a hybrid remote/in-person company and have been from the start. Employees have the option to work out of one of our beautiful office spaces or to work remotely. Either way, there are regular opportunities for in-person interaction.

We also understand our staff have lives outside of work and we value the goods of family, faith, and community. We encourage you to take regular time off to refresh and renew, and trust you to organize your time off in a way that does not jeopardize the quality of your work, the sanity of your colleagues, or the health of your client relationships.

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, their families, and their communities. 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.

 

Application

  • Brief statement (250 words or fewer) that outlines 1) your interest in the position 2) how your values align with our mission 3) a highlight of your professional and/or personal achievements that have particular relevance to your ability to perform the role’s duties with excellence
  • Resume
  • Writing sample/work product from professional experience
  • Three professional references (optional attachment)

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