Atlas Network takes pride in its high-energy, high-morale and high-achieving team. We foster an environment where all employees make valued contributions toward achieving our mission. We encourage creative thinking about how to be more cost-effective and impactful as an organization. We promote an office culture that is at once serious but fun, ambitious but humble, idealistic but practical, and full of the camaraderie that comes from advancing a noble cause together.

Current Openings

Institute Relations Associate

Atlas Network works to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by providing support and training to a network of 480+ independent, pro-liberty organizations in more than 90 countries throughout the world.  The Atlas Network’s institute relations department provides the organization timely and accurate information and insights about the work of pro-liberty organizations throughout the world.  The department also provides those organizations personalized consulting and advice related to think tank excellence and facilitates their engagement with Atlas Network’s broad selection of training, networking, grants, and award programs.

The Institute Relations Associate is primarily responsible for actively organizing the flow of information from pro-liberty organizations and to serve as a key “hub” for driving the organization’s efforts to provide relevant, timely and high quality programs and services to the network.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Summarize and catalog the ongoing reports about pro-liberty activities all over the world submitted to the IR department from a variety of sources including staff, grantees, partners, field contractors and other allies.
  • Manage global directory of partners including support for the process for evaluating potential partners, on ramping new partners and shepherding exit.
  • Maintain a rolling series of online applications and ensure timely and accurate database records for the content.
  • Manage events calendar for the network of partners worldwide.
  • Perform data entry and quality control on database.
  • Schedule meetings and calls with grantees and potential/new partners.
  • Provide support to grants process, including drafting agreements and ensuring proper disbursement of grants.
  • Provide support to the awards process

Ideal candidates will strongly exemplify qualities similar to the following:

  • Careful attention to detail and a patient determination to ensure accuracy and completeness of information for database records, report content etc.
  • Excellent time management skills and strong self-motivation to stay on task
  • Comfort level with fast evolving processes and organizational activities to keep pace with growth and innovation
  • Positive, hardworking, and professional attitude coupled with appreciation for fun-loving team
  • Open-minded and curious about other cultures
  • Committed to free markets and individual liberty as a solution the world’s most important problems

This position reports to the director of institute relations and works closely with all members of the institute relations team. This position is located at Atlas Network headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Tangible Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • [health/dental]
  • Metro/parking allotment

Intangible Benefits:

  • Develop a diverse and deep knowledge of the fight for liberty all over the world;
  • Get to know brave and inspiring leaders in the world’s most difficult places;
  • Be part of a fast growing and exciting workplace with a team that works tirelessly for the right reasons.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Kristina Crane at with subject line: Institute Relations Associate Candidate followed by applicant’s full name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

Recruiters may not apply.

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

About Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a non-profit that seeks to increase global prosperity and human progress by strengthening a network of independent partner organizations that promote individual freedom and are committed to identifying and removing barriers to human flourishing.

About the Opening

The VP of Marketing & Communications will oversee the Marketing & Communications department at Atlas Network. This department fulfills two critical roles: 1) serving as an internal service organization for the Institute Relations, Training and Events and Development teams to enable them to effectively reach their key stakeholders and achieve the organization’s North Stars, and 2) maintaining stewardship for the organization’s external brand and acting as a megaphone for the amazing work of our partners.


The VP of Marketing & Communications will lead the department’s efforts to:

  • Identify departmental and organizational MarCom priorities
  • Design innovative ways to measure success and impact of our MarCom work
  • Define and align department skills with current and future needs of MarCom
  • Provide effective team leadership and development of MarCom staff
  • Create consistent media engagement with new media outlets and highly visible media institutions
  • Envision how to most effectively fulfill our role to be a megaphone for the liberty movement
  • Build and elevate the Atlas brand and intellectual eminence with key stakeholders (donors, media, other influencers)
  • Lead the execution of dynamic, multi-faceted and complex grant specified marketing and communications programs
  • Provide strategic leadership for core marketing and communications functions within the team including:
    • Press Relations
    • Donor Communications
    • Stakeholder Relationship Management
    • Advertising
    • Social Media
    • Email Marketing
    • Events/Experiences

Requirements and Critical Candidate Attributes

  • 10+ years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, media relations, or related field
  • Proven ability to build and elevate brand awareness of entities and initiatives
  • Management experience; track record of leading successful teams
  • Existing relationships with national and foreign affairs media preferred
  • Passion for the mission and role of Atlas Network in building the worldwide freedom movement
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Ability to think systemically
  • Strong EQ, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to navigate and grow complex cultural and international organizational relationships
  • Learner orientation
  • Highly organized; strong understanding of how to design effective work processes
  • Exceptional written or oral communication skills
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as communications or marketing

Role Location

It is anticipated that this position will work from the Arlington, VA office. Given current COVID-19 conditions, employees may work from home or the office. Our targeted formal return-to-office work status is September 8, 2020. For a virtual candidate, we would anticipate spending a week a month at the Arlington office. The role is only open to individuals authorized to work in the United States.

Travel for the role will be approximately 10-20% and include both domestic and international travel.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter detailing
    • 1) your interest in this position/Atlas Network’s mission and why you think its work is important, especially now
    • 2) salary requirements
    • 3) your geographic preferences
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

Recruiters may not apply.



Spring 2021 Internships

Atlas Network teams with the Charles Koch Institute’s Internship Program serving as a host location for their interns. For information and to apply to the Charles Koch Institute’s Internship Program and, if accepted, apply through the Koch portal for Atlas Network intern roles with the development, training, communications, and institute relations teams.

The KIP application portal opens October 12, 2020 and closes Jan. 1, 2021.  The internship program runs from February 2, 2021 to April 9, 2021.

Contact: with questions.

Recruiters may not apply.