Field Associate Contractor

The Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum (MnCEF) seeks a Field Associate Contractor to join our public grassroots education campaign across Minnesota. Ideal candidates for the position are self-starters with a passion for conservative political or direct marketing campaigns and the ability to communicate with members of the general public.

About MnCEF

MnCEF, a member of the Conservative Energy Network, educates and advocates for a conservative-led “all of the above” energy policy and a diverse, stable power grid with growth led by clean energy technologies. MnCEF works with conservative elected officials, local activists, and individuals across the state to help clean energy technologies drive Minnesota towards a cleaner and cheaper electrical grid.

Work Environment

The Field Associate Contractor will provide services approximately 40 hours per week as part of a public grassroots campaign. This opportunity provides many similar opportunities to the exciting work environment of a political campaign but offers significantly more balanced work hours. The contractor’s work will take place across the state of Minnesota and includes a significant amount of travel, including overnight travel, across the state. Mileage and lodging, when necessary, will be a covered expense by MnCEF/CEN. The Contractor will need access to a working vehicle and be physically capable of consistent drives across the state of Minnesota. Occasional out of state travel may be required. Role will require ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.

Scope of Work

The Field Associate Contractor will assist the Field Operations Director in running a statewide campaign on issues of energy and economics to defend Minnesotans property rights, Minnesota job growth, and clean and affordable energy technology. Duties will include:

Develop and Communicate Economic and Energy Messages

  • Develop messaging in conjunction with the Field Operations Director and Executive Director
  • Write and prepare materials for distribution based on scientifically tested polls and focus groups
  • Prepare fact sheets on renewable energy technologies
  • Prepare and deliver educational materials and remarks for public testimony before local units of government
  • Directly communicate with key individuals and members of the public using chosen messages
  • Respond to requests for information from policy makers
  • Execute traditional campaign contact techniques including phone calls, door knocks, and letter writing
  • Deliver messages to the general public via direct contact and digital media

Identify and Manage Individual Engagement

  • Identify and engage targeted thought leaders in selected communities, included political activists, locally elected officials, local landowners, and others
  • Develop and maintain a database of engaged and supportive individuals
  • Oversee spending and marketing campaigns that boost support and engagement among key members of the public
  • Deliver key messages to individuals to win engaged support

 

Work with Business Leaders

  • Develop strategies in coordination with renewable business community teams
  • Build relationships with key industry partners
  • Attend meetings and conference calls with industry groups
  • Learn policy and technical backgrounds based on materials provided by business and public policy organizations
  • Communicate technical materials with assistance from technical advisors

 

Qualifications

  • Political or grassroots campaign experience required
  • 4-year degree preferred
  • Experience in Minnesota and/or rural communities a plus
  • Background in energy issues or policy a plus
  • Digital marketing experience a plus
  • Ability to effectively use digital analytics tools and utilize data to drive strategies
  • Independent time management skills

Compensation

Compensation commensurate with experience

Application Process

Please email a resume and short cover letter to MnCEF Executive Director Adam Seidel at aseidel@mncef.com for consideration for this consultancy.