We have a full-time opening for a Election Canvass Director.
Must be able to work various shifts per week.
Work for Progress seeks Canvass Directors for 2016 Election Offices. The U.S. has big problems, and we want to make sure those problems get addressed in November. This country is too reliant on oil companies, student debt is crippling an entire generation, and big donors have way too much power in elections. This is your opportunity to stand up and fight for these issues.
Now, we know that elections are not the beginning or the end of social change activism. In order to create meaningful change, long after the elections are over we'll need to continue to run smart campaigns to put pressure on elected decision-makers to do the right thing. But, we also know that elections can help, especially when there is a big difference on where the candidates stand on important issues like climate change, women's rights, and LGBTQ rights. And this year there are BIG differences between the candidates.
That's why we aren't sitting on the sidelines this election season. We're taking action.
A strategic field campaign can inspire thousands of people who were not planning to vote to get to the polls and vote, which can provide the margin of victory. So, for the 2016 election, we will run field campaigns to elect candidates who want to make a difference on issues like global warming and getting big money out of politics.
We will launch field offices across the country to make a difference in the 2016 elections. These offices will be in critical states like New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, or Colorado. We are looking for Canvass Directors to manage these Campaign Offices.
The canvass director exercises independent judgment and discretion to:
Work For Progress is looking for Director candidates with all levels of experience (including entry level). We provide classroom training and ongoing training so that you are prepared to succeed. Our trainings include sessions on how to run a staff recruitment campaign, how to manage and develop leaders in your office, and how to work with advanced mapping and canvassing technology."
That said, while we are ready to train you, we are looking for people who are ready to take on a major challenge. You should be ready to:
Successful candidates will also bring all or most of the following skills and attributes to the position:
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities
- Demonstrated recruiting skills
- Proven problem-solving and organizational skills
- A team orientation and focus on results
- An outstanding work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset
Post Election Opportunities:
Work for Progress is an incredible opportunity for both experienced and brand new organizers who want to gain skills in political activism and organizing. Along with our training program, we work to connect our Canvass Directors with other social change organizations after Election Day.
To Apply: Apply online at: http://workforprogress.org/job-board/?entry=105 . We'll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.
Feel free to check out this video to see more about what the position looks like!
Work for Progress is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.