Center of the American Experiment is Minnesota’s think tank. Its mission is to change Minnesota’s civic culture by promoting free-market, limited government policies. In addition to writing and commissioning papers, holding public meetings, and informing legislators, the Center engages in an aggressive outreach program including op-eds, radio ads, videos, emails, an active web site (www.americanexperiment.org), a quarterly magazine, Thinking Minnesota, Facebook, and more. Through these means, the Center brings conservative messages to millions of Minnesotans.
The Center is looking for an Outreach Director to spearhead efforts to increase our presence in Greater Minnesota. The Director will do this identifying and recruiting allies in cities and towns outside the Twin Cities metro area. The Director will empower these allies to engage others in their communities with the Center’s work. This engagement will include connecting people to Center’s publications, arranging public meetings with Center staff, making connections with potential supporters and donors, and conveying information to the Center about their community’s policy and issue concerns. This role will complement and expand the work being done by the Center’s Greater Minnesota Coordinator.
The Outreach Director will report to the Center’s President, John Hinderaker. This role will require significant travel around Minnesota, the expenses of which will be reimbursed.
American Experiment is growing, and the Outreach Director position offers tremendous opportunity for professional development.
The Outreach Director’s responsibilities will include:
- Serving as an ambassador for Center of the American Experiment in Greater Minnesota
- Identifying and recruiting “pioneers” in cities and towns around Greater Minnesota. The pioneers’ functions will be to: a) distribute Center materials in their communities; b) sign up members of their communities for the Center’s magazine and email distribution lists; c) set up public meetings with Center staff, where appropriate in conjunction with one or more local groups; d) set up meetings with potential donors; and e) convey information to the Center about their community’s policy and issue concerns
- Maintaining relationships with pioneers and supplementing and replacing them as appropriate
- Scheduling and attending meetings in Greater Minnesota and putting on issue presentations to service groups and others
- Furthering the Center’s influence and presence in Greater Minnesota in additional ways, as may be suggested by experience
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
- Significant experience in outreach, advocacy, campaigns, or other public-facing roles
- Commitment to free-market, limited government principles
- Top-notch oral communication skills
- A professional presence
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship development skills
- Self-motivated and self-directed; the ability to drive projects from start to finish with little supervision
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in this position/the mission of the organization, your relevant public engagement work (outreach, campaign work, public speaking, etc.), and salary requirements
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While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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