Americans for Prosperity Foundation

Grassroots Trainer

ID
2017-2253
US-VA-Arlington
Category
Grassroots Leadership Academy
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AFP’s Grassroots Leadership Academy seeks a full-time Grassroots Trainer.  The role will include building relationships that advance the principles of Freedom and Liberty through the development and delivery of  skills training to individuals across a variety of geographic and topical areas including: GOTV, voter registration, and canvassing. 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 Market Based Management©, keep up with the best practices of community building, and any relevant legal statutes.

Responsibilities

  • Update and develop training materials to teach grassroots execution and best practices to Network Employees and their volunteers and 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 the audience.
  • Assist in developing measurement systems to track outcomes and collecting 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

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 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 ©
  • Four to six cycles of campaign experience is required
  • Three to six cycles of direct grassroots experience (phone banks, social media for field recruitment, canvassing and other grassroots field techniques) is preferred
  • Two to three years of public speaking or training experience is required
  • 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 and building/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 50-75% in peak training season

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