Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Elections Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Job Opportunity- Work for Progress Election Canvass Directors

Work for Progress seeks Election Canvass Directors.  Canvass Directors will help us elect candidates who will fight to reverse global warming, get big money out of politics and help young people deal with the rising cost of college and student debt. Applicants should be friendly, outgoing, politically savvy, and creative. You will recruit and oversee a team of committed canvasser activists to have face to face conversation with voters in critical districts this summer and fall.

For the 2016 election, Work For Progress will partner with Fair Share Action and Environment America Voter Action to help elect candidates who want to make a difference on issues like global warming and getting big
money out of politics. We will launch close to 20 field offices in critical states like New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, or Colorado. We are looking for Canvass Directors to manage these operations.

The canvass director exercises independent judgment and discretion to:

Recruit a team of committed canvasser activists: To get out and talk to tens of thousands of voters, you need a team of committed canvasser activists. As a Director for one of our election offices, you will recruit dozens of people to have face-to-face conversations with voters at their homes. You will design a recruitment strategy, write and place ads, and interview and hire top candidates.

Manage a field plan: As you build your team, you will send your staff into the field to talk with targeted voters. Directors are responsible for creating and managing a plan that involves speaking with tens of
thousands of specially identified voters in precincts around the office.

Manage & train your team of canvassers: You will need to train your team in the best practices for communicating with and motivating voters. Each day, you will hold training sessions in the office, and each week you will get out in the field, yourself, where you will canvass and train your staff hands-on.

Manage operations: You will need to manage all of the operations behind the scenes. You will track information we can use for more sophisticated targeting and planning. You will be responsible for running payroll, reimbursing office expenses, and all of the other logistics that go into running a big operation.


Work For Progress is looking for Director candidates with all levels of experience. We will provide you with classroom and ongoing training so you will know everything to do the job, from how to run a staff recruitment campaign to how to manage and develop leaders in your office to how to work with advanced mapping and canvassing technology. We are looking for people who are ready for a major challenge. You should be ready to:

Go where the fight is. We are looking for people who are flexible
geographically and ready to move to work in one of our election offices.
Work hard and work long. You will work 70+ hours and 7 days a week.
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; and
Compensation & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the
relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a
candidate has. We value experience with electoral, advocacy and
organizing campaigns. Work for Progress offers a competitive benefits

To Apply: Apply online
at: http://workforprogress.org/component/content/article/1-main-content/
121 . Direct your application to Mary Rafferty.  We'll carefully
consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in

Work for Progress is an equal opportunity employer

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