As a Canvass Director for Fund for the Public Interest, you’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change for great organizations as they face their toughest challenges. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, ending the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, defending our environmental protections and more. We are hiring for immediate positions and beginning August 2018.
You will run your own office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign, and fieldwork goals.
RECRUIT, TRAIN AND MANAGE STAFF
Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10-40 canvassers
Train staff on canvassing and campaigning
Run meetings and skills trainings
Evaluate performance and give feedback
Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within
Canvass three to four times a week
Train staff in the field
Identify and activate members
Educate the public on the issues
RUN THE OFFICE
Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management
Ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations
OTHER CAMPAIGN TACTICS
Work with our partner organizations on a range of campaign tactics, including petition drives, coalition building, letter writing, phone banks, media work and news conferences.
We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience, excellent communication skills and are willing to work hard to make lasting positive change on important issues.
We have an excellent training program. All positions have a month-long initial training, most of which is spent working in an existing field office and getting hands-on training. After that, we follow up with a classroom-style training.
We are running campaigns in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, WI, and Washington, D.C.
PAY AND BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for Canvass Directors is $27,000 – $31,500 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package which includes paid holidays, sick days and vacation, the opportunity to enroll in a group healthcare plan, the opportunity to apply for our college loan assistance program and more. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.