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Manage a Campaign to Save the Bees

Posted on: November 22, 2019

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Job Description

As a Field Office Director, you will run your own canvass office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. 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 fieldwork goals. You’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, stopping throw-away plastics from polluting our oceans, powering more of our cities and states with clean energy like wind and solar power, and more. We are hiring for immediate positions as well as positions beginning August 2020.

You should apply to work with us if you want to:

Canvass and Raise Money

Directors canvass three to four times a week
Train new staff in the field
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
Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion

Recruit, Train and 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
Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback
Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within

Meet the 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.

Qualifications

We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience and excellent communication skills, and who are willing to work hard to make lasting, positive change on important issues.

Training

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.

Locations

We work on the campaigns and the issues 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 CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI, and Washington, D.C.

Pay and Benefits

The target annual compensation for Field Office Directors is $28,000-$31,500 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.

Things To Know When You Apply

Fund for the Public Interest has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Visit https://fundforthepublicinterest.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our organization when you apply.

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

Locations

Albuquerque, NM
Ann Arbor, MI
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
New Brunswick, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Richmond, VA
Sacramento, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

Details

Employer
Fund for the Public Interest

Job category
Fundraising

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$28,000 – $31,500

Start date
January 6, 2020

Apply by December 22, 2019