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Grassroots Program Coordinator

Leadership Institute

1101 N Highland St

Arlington , VA 22201

United States

Job Description

Are you interested in working at the intersection of politics, elections, public policy, and education? Do you love to travel and meet new people? If so, the Leadership Institute's Grassroots Programs Coordinator position may be a place to continue on your career path.   We are looking for a solid conservative with a background in center-right public policy and activism knowledge.

Candidate should at least five years of demonstrable campaign and public policy experience, not including previous volunteer and internship positions.  Candidate must enjoy public speaking, networking, teaching, and approximately 50% short-term weekend travel. 

The job also involves approximately 30% of administrative duties.

The position is based out of the Leadership Institute's Arlington, VA headquarters.


Type of Position


Required Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizen

Start Date


Required Experience

4 Years

Required Education


Required Major


Required Travel


Hourly Rate (US$)


Annual Salary (US$)


Relocation Assistance Provided


Required Skills

Grassroots Programs Coordinator at The Leadership Institute

Summary: Responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative training organization. A previous background in political organizing is necessary. Having prior experience in designing and delivering training materials is highly preferred. The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short- term travel with most of the travel taking place on weekends.

Duties: Candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, and organization of multiple training programs. This political skills-focused The Leadership Institute's training programs designed to educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists.

Our Grassroots Programs include curriculum focused on teaching campaigns, activism, communications, fundraising, and get-out-the-vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. The candidate must possess strong public speaking skills, and high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. The candidate will also be responsible for updating curricula, public speaking, attendee recruitment, and program logistics for both program attendees as well as adjunct faculty at workshops.

The Grassroots Programs Coordinator will routinely aid in creating, updating, and presenting the course content to participants. The candidate must possess multiple years of advanced and proven political organizing experience with a grassroots focus as well as paid political campaign experience. Several years of previous campaign experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility is necessary. It is highly desirable that the candidate has established political networks and is also capable of developing new contacts throughout the country.

Required Skills: Individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to been flexible. Prior public speaking experience is necessary and is an essential part of the coordinator position. The applicant should be comfortable teaching to both small and large size groups ranging from 20-200 people.

Desirable Skills: Campaign Experience, Teaching, Communications, Curriculum Development, Leadership Coalition Building, Fundraising, and Development


Required Certifications: None


All interested candidates should email their resume to Robert Arnakis,

Desired Skills

Campaign Expereince, Teaching,  Communications, Curriculum Development, Leadership Coalition Building,  Fundraising and Development