Freedom Network

  • Deputy State Director, Michigan

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  • Overview

    You want to be a part of something bigger. Something meaningful. You excel at relationship-building, naturally inspire others, and know how to prioritize. Now you’re looking for an opportunity to leverage your talents and use your career to leave a legacy you can be proud of by improving the lives of others here in the Mitten.

    We have a place for someone with your passion to lead the grassroots teams, legislative initiatives, and partnerships for our AFP-Michigan. You will play a critical role in removing barriers holding Michiganders back from improving their lives. This mission is worthy of your life’s work. Apply now.



    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Assist the state director in the development and execution of issue education initiatives throughout the state chapter on priority initiatives, including criminal justice reform, economic freedom, occupational licensing, etc.
    • In collaboration with state director and headquarters team, oversee the development of legislative scorecard
    • Develop candidate questionnaire and develop a timeline and strategy for conducting candidate interviews
    • Working with the state director, identify key grassroots and legislative initiatives that you are excited to own and execute from soup to nuts
    • Drive narratives around the priority initiatives for the state chapter
    • Be a positive and productive team member who helps to set a culture example and drive culture throughout the state chapter
    • Develop and implement a strategy for building partnerships with individuals and groups that share our vision to help advance the goals of the state chapter and organization
    • Proactively solve problems, make decisions, and prioritize in collaboration with state director to drive strategy to advance the vision of the organization
    • Supervise a team of five to drive policy victories at the local, state, and federal level


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • 5+ years of grassroots and/or government affairs experience, ideally a mixture of both
    • Previous supervisory and management responsibilities
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Strong organization, time management, and prioritization skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
    • A positive attitude that focuses on solving problems once they have been identified


    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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