MN Policy Assistant - Part-time

The Center for Rural Affairs is hiring a Policy Assistant in Minnesota. The Policy Assistant will report to a Policy Manager and will assist with Policy data management and engage with the Center’s constituents and build up their personal advocacy.

Position details

This is a fixed-term, part-time 20 hour per week position located from your home. Compensation is commensurate with experience and a benefits package is provided as described in the Employee Handbook. Travel is required throughout the state of Minnesota.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Contact constituents and build relationships with community leaders.
  • Identify opportunities to build recognition in key communities.
  • Assist with research and writing media, outreach, and reports.
  • Update information on supporters and legislators in the constituent management system.
  • Work alongside supporters to advance policy campaigns.
  • Draft organizing appeals to grass roots constituents including an initial contact email, action alert, or call script.
  • Attend partner and network events.
  • Meet with grass roots constituents capturing their stories and directing them towards opportunities for advocacy.

Preferred qualifications

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills; excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well independently and adapt to a changing work environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Willingness to travel regionally on a regular basis.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals can apply by sending their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to The position will remain open until filled.

The Center for Rural Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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