Government Affairs Coordinator

Engagement Department


The American First Policy Institute (AFPI) is seeking a Government Affairs Coordinator to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. This position is integral to advancing the core mission of the America First Policy Institute and the America First Agenda. The qualified applicant should possess a deep respect for American liberty and freedom and an eagerness to be a champion the America First Agenda for the American people.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This candidate will report to the Chief Government Affairs Officer, working closely with the Chief Government Affairs Officer and the Government Affairs Manager. The Government Affairs Coordinator will assist the Government Affairs team in coordinating engagements with Governors, leaders in select state legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. This candidate will work closely with other components at AFPI to plan, coordinate, and execute policy events involving government officials. This team member will also assist in creating and maintaining various email lists, drafting correspondence, drafting and compiling materials for meetings, and creating weekly Government Affairs team reports. 


  • Organized and Exceptional Work Ethic. Proven organizational skills and superb work ethic. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Relevant job experience that demonstrates a level of competence in the areas necessary to fulfill the responsibilities and duties of the position. Has excellent writing and editing skills. Prior government affairs experience, including internships is preferred, but not necessary for this early-career position.
  • A self-starter. The individual must be willing and able to conceive and develop innovative ideas independently and often and bring them to fruition. An entrepreneurial mindset that seeks out new opportunities to grow and advance the mission of AFPI and its policy centers.
  • Principled. Demonstrated support of America First principles that support American citizens, economic prosperity for all, and American liberties and a willingness to combine these with personal integrity in making decisions.
  • A Servant Leader. Able to work collaboratively and have flexibility; meets the highest ethical standards; passionate about AFPI and its mission and has demonstrated commitment to a servant leadership culture; the ability to maintain productive, collaborative, and collegial relationships with other team members and external stakeholders and uphold the public reputation of the Institute.

The position’s salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the candidate who accepts the position. Please apply with a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, writing examples, and references here.

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