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Evan McMullin for President


Evan McMullin was born in Provo, Utah on April 2, 1976 to David McMullin, a computer scientist, and Lanie (Bullard) McMullin. He graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Master’s of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Evan served as a Mormon missionary in Brazil and Volunteer Refugee Resettlement Officer in Amman, Jordan on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On September 11th, 2001 Evan was in training at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He completed his training and repeatedly volunteered for overseas service in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, spearheading counterterrorism and intelligence operations in some of the most dangerous places on earth. Having completed his CIA service, in 2011, McMullin transitioned to the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked with companies in several industries, including technology, energy, consumer goods, biotech, industrials and real estate on capital raising projects and mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, McMullin joined the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as a senior advisor and later became the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference. He declared his candidacy for President of the United States on August 8, 2016, saying “In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up. It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a better choice for President.”

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Areas of Specialization

  • Field Organization
  • Volunteer Organization
  • Digital Communication/Outreach


  • ou will serve as the primary point for all day-to-day contact in our Salt Lake City office. You will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organization skills and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. You will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Manage and coordinate with all volunteers that work in the Salt Lake City office.

  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.

  • Greet visitors and answer questions.

  • Perform general office duties.

  • Schedule meetings and organize events when requested.

  • Manage and update volunteer database daily.

Qualifications of an IdeaL applicant

  • Clear and professional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking, gtime-management, and organizational skills
  • Can handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Student enrolled or college degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be able to learn and operate volunteer database.