Stand Together

Grassroots Trainer, Southwest

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Grassroots and Community Organizing


AFP Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy seeks a full-time Grassroots Trainer. The role will include preparing and delivering both grassroots skills training and issue education programming to internal staff, citizen groups, and volunteer activists.


The Grassroots Trainer will be responsible for building relationships and driving performance with participants and business partners, following-up on the implementation of the training for effective application, and measuring results. Trainers will also be expected to learn and apply AFPF’s Vision and Market Based Management®, keep up with the best practices of community building, and any relevant legal statutes.


The Grassroots Trainer will travel extensively in the Southwest region of the United States including the following states: New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. 



Your Responsibilities Include

  • Update and develop training materials to teach grassroots execution and best practices to internal grassroots staff and their volunteer activists
  • Facilitate training seminars to audiences for an assigned geographic region and across the United States
  • Learn and apply Market Based Management ®
  • Follow-up with training participants to provide support and gain feedback critical to building best practices
  • Research, experiment, and innovate best practices among all grassroots campaigns and build an understanding of how to best reach a variety of audiences
  • Assist in developing measurement systems to track outcomes and collect information from training exercises
  • Build relationships of trust with team members, business partners, activists, and communities
  • Review and edit training curriculum
  • Develop and design new curriculum materials that best address the needs of communities and leverage local knowledge and comparative advantages


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • A strong passion for the concepts of freedom, liberty, personal accountability, and creating value for society
  • Willingness to learn and deliberately apply Market Based Management ®
  • 2-3 years of public speaking or training experience
  • Strong professional presence and an ability to engage an audience
  • Driven, self-motivated, and passionate about facilitation and presenting grassroots topics to inspire community building and activism
  • Experience networking, building, and sustaining strategic relationships
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
  • Expected to travel up to 75% in peak training season


Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Spanish language proficiency 
  • A Bachelor’s degree 
  • 6+ years of grassroots or campaign experience is a plus
  • At least two cycles of direct grassroots experience (phone banks, social media for field recruitment, canvassing, and other grassroots field techniques) 


About Us


Here are some examples of the positive impact our grassroots staff have made in the lives of Americans across the country. 



Americans for Prosperity is driving long-term solutions to the country's biggest problems through broad-based grassroots outreach. Our activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit. We have an on-the-ground infrastructure in 36 states that recruits and unites citizens behind a common goal of advancing policies that help people improve their lives. 


Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating and training citizens to be courageous advocates for the ideas, principles, and policies in a society of mutual benefit--knowing that leads to the greatest prosperity and well-being for all. Our educational programs break barriers standing in the way of people realizing their potential. By eliminating these obstacles to opportunity, in areas like occupational licensing, free speech, K-12 education, and free trade, we are supporting and working to lift up the lives of individuals and local communities. 


We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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