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Director of Grassroots Operations, Minnesota

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Grassroots and Community Organizing


Are you up for the challenge of motivating and leading a large and diverse group of individuals across an expansive state? Americans for Prosperity’s Minnesota Director of Grassroots Operations will work to optimize field performance for the Minnesota field team to create a more free and open society across the state. This person will execute strategies from state leadership and will work closely with the State Director. The Director of Grassroots Operations's key contribution will be supervising and managing field staff, imparting knowledge from the field, and identifying personal growth to create top talent field staff. The Director of Grassroots Operations will ultimately drive the success of activities in the field including events, phone banks, door knocking campaigns, and grassroots lobbying meetings. They will be required to speak on behalf of the organization in official capacities across the state at events. The ideal candidate will have a background in community activism, logistics, and management.



Your Responsibilities Include

  • Supervise and manage field staff and talent development across the state  
  • Represent the organization by attending and speaking at local grassroots events for recruitment and education purposes 
  • Organize and plan state and local rallies and other grassroots events, including the phone bank setup process and door-to-door canvassing 
  • Work closely with state leadership and HR to drive talent development and professional growth of field staff 
  • Foster an entrepreneurial environment and encourage and guide innovation within the state chapter 
  • Advance a culture of Market-Based Management®
  • Review and approve timecards and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance 
  • Manage and approve budgets for field staff 
  • Practice servant leadership and ensure that everyone has the resources and knowledge they need to meet their objectives 
  • 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 
  • Develop state-based strategies to advance state and federal policy priorities and desired outcomes 
  • Mobilize volunteer communities in support of policy priorities and building capabilities to advance future priorities 
  • Serve as a community leader by leveraging local knowledge and building partnerships to solve problems in your state  


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • Demonstrated experience leading, coaching, and building capabilities in others
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong relationship-building skills 
  • Drive to deepen your own knowledge and a focus on life-long learning 
  • Willingness to transform yourself and our organization to be more impactful in our efforts 
  • Ability to coach others in the development of strategic and tactical plans centered around community groups coalitions to achieve outcomes 
  • Eagerness to connect with teams to further shared interests and advance the state and federal priority initiatives 
  • Competency with the Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Exceptional customer focus skills and ability to anticipate needs 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with state and national staff, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment 


Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • 3-5 years of management and supervisory 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.   PM19


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