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Direct a Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Multiple Locations 

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Canvass three to four times a week

Train staff in the field

Evaluate staff

Raise money

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

 

TRAINING

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.

 

LOCATIONS

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.

 

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Posted February 8, 2018



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