Stand Together

Deputy State Director, Pennsylvania

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Grassroots and Community Organizing


On behalf of Americans for Prosperity – Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) the Deputy State Director will drive engagement with members of the Pennsylvania legislature, coalition partners, local government officials, volunteers and activists on political, policy, and legislative activities in the Pennsylvania legislature. This includes legislative initiatives, strategy and planning for legislation, regulatory change, and related activities. This individual will be responsible for collaborating with our national policy team on research and analysis of current law and proposed state legislation that fits within the broader scope of AFP and AFPF. Reporting to the State Director, the Deputy State Director will work closely with the federal policy and government affairs teams and assist in the organization's advocacy efforts in the state legislature and executive branch in support of our policy priorities. A strong candidate will have existing knowledge of policy, legislative process, personnel in the legislative and executive branches, and the ability to quickly gather the appropriate knowledge to provide recommendations for new policy initiatives.


Your Responsibilities Include

  • Serve as the primary liaison between AFP-PA and members of the legislature and work with coalition partners, volunteers, and activists on political, policy, and legislative activities
  • Ensure that the appropriate resource support services are available and ready for all engagement activity with members of the Pennsylvania Legislature, coalition partners, volunteers, and activists on political, policy and legislative activities
  • Help monitor state legislative and regulatory trends in collaboration with AFP-PA policy team that impact our policy areas
  • Collaborate with the State Director, policy, and government affairs teams in the development and analysis of information for advocacy documents, presentations, testimony, etc.
  • Work with communities of activists to contact citizens (for example, sending text messages, making calls, or in-person door knocking) to educate and persuade the public to act on public policy initiatives 
  • Build relationships with local government officials, business owners, and other strategic partners to further coalition strength in the legislature and executive branch
  • Compile answers to inquiries from field staff. Assist and coordinate with their efforts in the field, including travel to strategic locations (near field offices and throughout the state) identified for key advocacy opportunities
  • Work to advance free market principles by working with AFP policy team on the production of advocacy materials such as issue summaries, briefs, advocacy tools, testimony, and assisting in the development and articulation of the organization's strategy
  • Draft updates for publications and reports


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • 3+ years of professional experience working in a related field (i.e. legislative affairs office, legislative position, etc.)
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and 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 field team members, partners, and activists
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles that drive our Mission
  • A commitment to advancing a strong, principled workplace culture


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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