Freedom Network

  • Field Director, Mississippi

    ID
    2018-2693
    Job Locations
    US-MS-
    Sub-Location
    Ridgeland, MS
    Category
    Grassroots
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As Field Director, you will be an ambassador for Americans for Prosperity in Central Mississippi, working to educate the public and drive freedom-oriented policy.  In this role, you will create, manage, and implement a strategic plan to make an impact at the local, state, and national level. You will be expected to work with the rest of the AFP Mississippi team to recruit, train, and organize local volunteers to become active within their community and will be asked to plan grassroots activities, such as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, events, and other creative activity that advances the organization’s strategic plan.  If you are a passionate advocate for individual liberty and a motivated self-starter who loves people, this could be the job for you.

     

    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Be an ambassador for AFP, building grassroots relations with political, business, media and community leaders
    • Educate and mobilize citizens to build a community of committed grassroots activists on issues within the organization’s mission
    • Recruit activists and volunteers to become involved in AFP volunteer phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and neighborhood events on policy initiatives
    • Represent the organization by attending and speaking at local grassroots events for recruitment and education purposes
    • Organize and plan state and local educational rallies and other grassroots events
    • Prepare, maintain, and staff a Field Office where AFP grassroots activists and partners will feel a sense of community and will feel comfortable dropping in for events, activities or conversation.

     

    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with state and national staff, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
    • Willingness to perform all duties as listed and any other duties assigned
    • Willingness to travel for day and overnight trips in and out of state
    • Proven ability to work remotely and in an office environment
    • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
    • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and all state chapters
    • A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets 
    • Must have valid driver’s license

     

    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • Experience with grassroots operations and/or event planning

     

    About Us

     

    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 with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 

     

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