Canvass Director – Campaign for Equality
Posted on: October 6, 2017
Canvass Director for Fund for Equality
As a Canvass Director with Fund for Equality, a project of Fund for the Public Interest, you’ll build the people power we need to achieve full equality for LGBTQ Americans.
You will build and lead a team that will mobilize thousands of citizens to take action for equality and work toward a day where all LGBTQ Americans are ensured basic equal rights.
If you want to see real change, and you’re willing to do the work it takes to stand up to the forces of reaction and opponents of progress, this might be the job for you.
We have an excellent training program — it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. 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.
Throughout the year, new and experienced canvass directors will participate in advanced trainings on staff management, canvassing, campaign strategy, media and public speaking.
We work on the campaigns that we think are the most pressing, and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. We are running campaigns in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Miami and Washington, D.C.
PAY AND BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for Canvass Directors is $27,000-$31,000 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
As a Canvass Director you will run a local campaign office to build people power on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. You will be responsible for hiring, training and managing a staff of canvassers. You’ll recruit supporters, raise money and mobilize thousands of people to take action. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign and field work goals.
MEET GOALS FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN
Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, gathering 35,000 political actions, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year.
RECRUIT, TRAIN & MANAGE STAFF
- Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10-40 canvassers
- Train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques
- Run staff meetings and skills trainings
- Arrange expert briefings and issue workshops to educate and motivate staff
- Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback
- Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within
Lead by example. Canvass three to four times a week so you can train new staff; evaluate current staff; raise money; identify and activate members; and 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 Human Rights Campaign securely
- Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion
Fund for the Public Interest 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, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
For Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.