Freedom Network

  • Grassroots Trainer - Atlantic & Southeast Central

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    AFP Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy seeks a full-time Grassroots Trainer & Curriculum Specialist.  The role will include preparing and delivering both grassroots skills training and issue education programming to Seminar Network staff, citizen groups and volunteer activists.


    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 AFPF’s Vision and Market Based Management©, keep up with the best practices of community building, and any relevant legal statutes.


    The Grassroots Trainer will travel extensively in the Atlantic and Southeast Central regions of the United States including the following states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.


    • 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


    • 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 ®
    • Six-plus years of grassroots / campaign experience is preferred
    • At least two 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 75% in peak training season



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