Hiring: Greater Minnesota Outreach Director

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Center of the American Experiment is hiring! We are looking for a Greater Minnesota Outreach Director excited to foster relationships with our chapters, donors, community officials, and other stakeholders outside the Twin Cities metro. Keep reading to learn more about the position and how to apply.

Greater Minnesota Outreach Director | Minnetonka, MN

About American Experiment

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. American Experiment’s staff advances those solutions by drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees, placing op-eds in newspapers and magazines across the state of Minnesota and nationally, appearing on radio and television news programs, holding numerous in person and online events, publishing a quarterly magazine, posting daily on our active web site, placing radio ads and digital media, and using every form of social media to promote our messages.

The Center maintains six chapters within Minnesota that are critical to promoting our messages throughout the state. The chapters sponsor and participate in events, recruit more members of our organization in their areas, and assist with fundraising in Greater Minnesota.

About the Position

The Greater Minnesota Outreach Director will serve as the primary liaison between the Center and Greater Minnesota, fostering relationships with established chapters, donors, community officials, and other stakeholders. This role involves managing the operations of all six chapters as well as maintaining relationships throughout Greater Minnesota, planning and executing events, and expanding the Center’s initiatives and network.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated gift for building meaningful relationships with 3+ years of related experience.

This is a full-time position located in the Center’s office in Minnetonka, MN. Approximately 40-50% travel within the state of Minnesota is expected, with occasional evening events.

Core Responsibilities

  • Represent the Center to Greater Minnesota, functioning as a liaison to established chapters, area donors, community officials and stakeholders, and the broader Center network.
  • Manage the operations of all six chapters of the Center. Conduct monthly meetings with each. Strategically, plan out events in each area. Create benchmarks for growth.
  • Provide resources for chapters and the Center network to expand initiatives.
  • Grow the Center network by adding new magazine subscriptions, email addresses, new donors, and event attendees.
  • Establish relationships with existing Center donors and actively initiate relationships with prospective new donors.
  • Coordinate events to grow donor relationships.
  • Help with strategic planning for events in Greater Minnesota and associated initiatives.
  • Represent the Center at community events.
  • Work with policy fellows to initiate ways to expand their work in Greater Minnesota.
  • Activate the Center network to create impact for issue campaigns.
  • Field inquiries from Greater Minnesota and connect them with respective resources.


  • 3+ years of outreach, campaign, coalition-building, or business development experience, with knowledge of how to build meaningful relationships.
  • Alignment with the American Experiments mission and passion for the principles of free enterprise, limited government, personal responsibility and government accountability.
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of Minnesota approximately 40-50% of the time.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; competent in public speaking.
  • Outgoing, dynamic, charismatic personality with an independent work ethic.
  • Ability to relate to and build rapport with people from all walks of life; high comfort level in a multitude of environments and settings.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in the organization’s mission and your relevant experience
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Keaveney, Senior Manager of Outreach at Talent Market, who is managing the search process: [email protected].

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

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.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.