Stand Together

State Director, Kentucky

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Grassroots and Community Organizing


You want to be a part of something bigger. Something meaningful. You excel at relationship-building, naturally inspire others, and know how to prioritize. Now you’re looking for an opportunity to leverage your talents and build a legacy of which you can be proud. 


We have a place for someone with your passion to lead the grassroots teams, legislative initiatives, and partnerships throughout the Bluegrass state. You will play a critical role in removing barriers holding Kentuckians back from improving their lives. This mission is worthy of your life’s work.  


While leading state initiatives, the Kentucky State Director will act as the visionary and main spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky. The State Director will report to the Regional Director and will work closely with volunteers, legislators, press, partners, and with different departments in the national office. This position requires an individual with a broad range of core competencies as he/she is running an individual state chapter within the broader organization. 



Your Responsibilities Include

  • Develop and implement long-term strategic plans to effectuate public policy change in Kentucky
  • Craft and advocate a legislative agenda to members of the State Legislature, Governor, and Kentucky Senators and Congressional Members 
  • Draft and implement a strategic plan that defines and measures success for the state chapter 
  • Build relationships for the state chapter with political, business, media, and community leaders 
  • Mobilize activists and volunteers to advance policy initiatives that bring about institutional change 
  • Represent the organization as the key spokesperson for the state through consistent branding  
  • Create and implement a state-wide legislative action plan and assist on national issues of importance 
  • Collaborate with coalition partners, investors and AFPF & AFP state chapters, and headquarters office to sustain state operations
  • Create and cultivate donor relationships with new, as well as existing supporters, at the state level
  • Lead a team to drive policy victories at the local, state, and federal level


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • Experience cultivating relationships with high-profile individuals 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Public speaking experience  
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment 
  • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude 
  • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners, and other state chapters 
  • A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets 
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining broad-based coalitions


Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • State or federal public policy and/or legislative experience 
  • Fundraising Experience


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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