The Grassroots Manager is responsible for the development and maintenance of a strong network of activist NFIB members in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin. This role develops, coordinates, and implements grassroots activities for NFIB members, in coordination with internal departments, to further advance the organization’s mission and grow member activism.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting and training activists, coordinating strategic grassroots campaigns, administering strategies for activism, building and maintaining a key contact program, especially in priority legislative districts, and maintenance of activist data. Work collaboratively with state teams and media managers to support opportunities for member participation, plan and execute events and meetings, assist with fundraising, political activities, member recruitment, and membership support.
Keep abreast of best practices and trends in grassroots advocacy, and support fellow grassroots managers.
Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work outcomes must meet and / or exceed productivity and quality standards. Must be able to work as part of a cooperative team environment, adhering to Company and Department policies and procedures. Performs other projects as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Political Science, related field; or equivalent.
- Five (5) years relevant work experience as a grassroots coordinator, fundraiser, event planning, or similar position.
- Experience working for a non-profit, elected official, and / or on a political campaign preferred.
- Knowledge of grassroots advocacy efforts, trends, and the legislative process.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and membership database software.
- Ability to represent NFIB at meetings and events. Able to travel approximately 50 nights per year.
- Ability to meet deadlines, negotiate conflicts, take initiative, assume project responsibility, and prioritize work under pressure. Must possess flexibility and stress tolerance.
- Professional, energetic self-starter. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; including public presentation skills.
The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.