Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usThu, 28 Aug 2014 09:20:53 -0400Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:20:53 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Field Organizer @ Clean Water ActionThu, 28 Aug 14 04:43:32 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4995http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4995Organization Name: Clean Water Action
Website: www.cleanwateraction.org/jobs
Location: 320 miller ave, suite 180, ann arbor MI 48103 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time / Evening
Salary: $400 weekly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

For more than 10 years over half our streams and 20 million acres of wetlands have been vulnerable to destruction due to bad policy decisions taking away their protection under the Clean Water Act. That means over 1.4 million people in Michigan, and a third of Americans nationwide, have been getting their drinking water from unprotected sources. Join Clean Water Action in the fight to restore those protections, and make sure all Americans have access to clean drinking water!

Qualifications

Skills:
As part of our staff, you would organize communities around environmental issues. Responsibilities include one-on-one communication, fundraising, dispersing information, and good record keeping.

We look for candidates who have strong oral and written communication skills, and who possess good attention to detail. Candidates should have an interest in working to protect our environment. We do provide extensive training on the job responsibilities and on the issues we cover.

The hours for the work are from 2pm to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday, or at least 3 days a week between Monday and Friday. We are hiring for positions starting immediately for fall and winter semesters as well as for long term work. We provide benefits, travel opportunities, and the potential for growth within the organization.

Organization Description

Clean Water Action is a non-profit organization with nearly 300,000 members in Michigan working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us. For 40 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.

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Education Organizer @ Rocketship EducationMon, 25 Aug 14 20:11:18 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4655http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4655Organization Name: Rocketship Education
Website: www.rsed.org
Location: Milwaukee, WI View Google Map
Job Post Date: 25 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The Position
The Education Organizer, Milwaukee is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the National Director of Parent Leadership. The position will lead the region’s strategy and work in engaging and investing in parent leadership, to ensure that Rocketship is building a strong base of parents and families who will help extend Rocketship’s impact throughout Milwaukee and far beyond K-5.

This position will have a strong (but not sole) focus on developing parent leadership and education organizing campaigns in both Latino immigrant and African-American communities, so experience working with either Latino immigrant or African-American communities is required.

The Education Organizer will:

• Build and lead the mission-critical work around parent engagement, leadership, and advocacy;
• Actively engage Rocketship parents in further investing in their leadership skills and organizing around expanding Rocketship’s impact;
• Complete 20 one-on-one relational meetings every week with current and potential parent leaders and other important stakeholders;
• Foster relationships and develop champions with community based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence;
• Lead the implementation and development of Rocketship’s parent empowerment and advocacy model to ensure that parents are deeply engaged in Rocketship’s work and are highly effective advocates for educational reform throughout the city;
• Develop and implement parental engagement strategies that lead to a meaningful parent-led advocacy and activism. Advise on school-level strategies in support of parent empowerment;
• Support all charter renewal and application processes in order to support all high performing Rocketship schools to be successfully renewed and further develop Rocketship’s impact and growth in the Milwaukee area.
• Have significant evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Qualifications
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in public education reform in Milwaukee and beyond. The Education Organizer must believe that no student’s life is subject to the destiny of demographics and must have a passion for developing civic leadership in Milwaukee parents.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
● The ability to position Rocketship in the policy arena as an agent for positive change through strong communication and strategic skills;
● Two or more years as a community organizer or deeply engaged in grassroots movements;
● Demonstrated ability to interact and cultivate support among diverse constituencies, including public officials, key external agencies and stakeholders;
● Demonstrated experience working with Latino immigrant and/or African American communities;
● Verbal and written fluency in Spanish required.
● A bachelor’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess some combination of the following:
● In-depth experience managing and/or leading community organizing campaigns;
● Experience inside or working with an urban, public school district;
● Experience with local Milwaukee politics;
● Desire to learn and openness to challenge;
● Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills;
● Capacity to think strategically and critically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;
● A significant network of local and community officials to aid in Rocketship’s local work and impact;
● A results-oriented, goal-driven, team approach to work;
● Confidence and persuasiveness compelling enough to bring divergent groups together;
● Experience working in a high-growth (100% annual growth) start-up environment;
● A sense of urgency;
● Two or more years as a manager, including a demonstrable track record of assembling effective teams, strategic planning, communicating a vision and setting priorities, managing team execution, delegating, mentoring others and developing emerging parent leaders.

Compensation
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and paid time off.

Organization Description

Organizational Overview
Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.

Rocketship schools are located in San Jose and Milwaukee, but we realize the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We're opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day.

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Education Organizer, Bay Area @ Rocketship EducationMon, 25 Aug 14 20:11:02 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4436http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4436Organization Name: Rocketship Education
Website: www.rsed.org
Location: San Jose, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 25 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Position Summary
Rocketship operates eight schools in San Jose, California, serving over 4,000 students, and plans to open another school in the Bay Area in the fall of 2014. Among 2,000 low-income elementary schools in California, Rocketship schools are all in the top 5% statewide and are the top performing low-income elementary schools in San Jose and Santa Clara County. Rocketship schools have results rivaling wealthy school districts (such as Palo Alto) while serving 80%+ low-income students and 70%+ English Language Learners.

The Education Organizer, Bay Area is a full-time, exempt position that will lead the region’s strategy and work in engaging and investing in parent leadership, to ensure that Rocketship is building a strong base of parents and families who will ensure that Rocketship’s impact extends throughout San Jose and far beyond K-5.

The Bay Area Education Organizer will:
• Build and lead the mission-critical work around parent engagement, leadership, and advocacy;
• Actively engage Rocketship parents in further investing in their leadership skills and organizing around expanding Rocketship’s impact;
• Complete 20 one-on-one relational meetings every week with current and potential parent leaders and other important stakeholders;
• Foster relationships and develop champions with community based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence;
• Lead the implementation and development of Rocketship’s parent empowerment and advocacy model to ensure that parents are deeply engaged in Rocketship’s work and are highly effective advocates for educational reform throughout the city;
• Develop and implement parental engagement strategies that lead to a meaningful parent-led advocacy and activism. Advise on school-level strategies in support of parent empowerment;
• Support all charter renewal and application processes in order to support all high performing Rocketship schools to be successfully renewed and further develop Rocketship’s impact and growth in the Bay Area.
• Have significant evening and weekend work.


Compensation
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off.


Other
Ideal start date: As soon as possible.

Rocketship Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Education complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Education expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Education’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Qualifications
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in public education reform in the Bay Area and beyond. The Bay Area Education Organizer must believe that no student’s life is subject to the destiny of demographics.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
● The ability to position Rocketship in the policy arena as an agent for positive change through strong communication and strategic skills;
● Two or more years as a community organizer or deeply engaged in grassroots movements;
● Demonstrated ability to interact and cultivate support among diverse constituencies, including public officials, key external agencies and stakeholders;
● Verbal and written fluency in a second language required. Spanish preferred.
● A bachelor’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess some combination of the following:
● In-depth experience managing and/or leading community organizing campaigns;
● Experience inside or working with an urban, public school district;
● Experience with local Bay Area politics;
● Desire to learn and openness to challenge;
● Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills;
● Capacity to think strategically and critically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;
● A significant network of local and community officials to aid in Rocketship’s local work and impact;
● A results-oriented, goal-driven, team approach to work;
● Confidence and persuasiveness compelling enough to bring divergent groups together;
● Experience working in a high-growth (100% annual growth) start-up environment;
● A sense of urgency; and
● Two or more years as a manager, including a demonstrable track record of assembling effective teams, strategic planning, communicating a vision and setting priorities, managing team execution, delegating, mentoring others and developing emerging leaders

Organization Description

Organizational Overview
Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.
Rocketship was founded in San Jose, but we realize the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We're opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day.

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Public interest Campaign Hiring Canvass Director @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:38:01 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4994http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4994Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: San Diego, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

San Diego Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Directors for our San Diego office

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s San Diego office, the staff you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the San Diego grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.


LOCATION:
San Diego, CA

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the San Diego Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Public Interest Campaign Hiring Canvass Director @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:36:17 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4993http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4993Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: San Francisco, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

San Francisco Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Director for our San Francisco office

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s San Francisco office, the staff you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the San Francisco grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

LOCATION:
San Francisco, CA

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the San Francisco Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Run a Campaign to Protect the Boundary Waters! @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:33:53 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4992http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4992Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: Minneapolis, MN View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $24,500 and $28,500 annualy.

Job Description

Minneapolis Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Director for our Minneapolis office

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s Minneapolis office, the staff you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the Minneapolis grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Directors will earn $24,000-$28,500 in their first year, depending on position. The Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes full paid health care, college loan assistance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. Directors also earn two weeks paid vacation and become eligible to join our 401(k) program upon completion of their first year.

LOCATION:
Minneapolis, MN

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the Minneapolis Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Fund Canvass Director or Assistant Canvass Director @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:31:30 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4991http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4991Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: Santa Cruz, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Santa Cruz Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Directors for our Santa Cruz office

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s Santa Cruz office, the staff you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the Santa Cruz grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

LOCATION:
Santa Cruz, CA

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the Santa Cruz Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Protect the New Jersey Shore! Salaried Canvass Director @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:29:00 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4990http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4990Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: New Brunswick, NJ View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $24,000 and $28,500 annualy.

Job Description

New Brunswick Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Director for our New Brunswick office. This summer we are campaigning to protect the New Jersey Shore.

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s New Brunswick office, the staff people you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the New Brunswick grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Directors will earn $24,000-$28,500 in their first year, depending on position. The Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes full paid health care, college loan assistance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. Directors also earn two weeks paid vacation and become eligible to join our 401(k) program upon completion of their first year.

LOCATION:
New Brunswick, NJ

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the New Brunswick Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Campaign for Gay Rights @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:25:38 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4989http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4989Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: Miami, FL View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Miami Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking two smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Directors for our Miami office. The Miami office is partnering with the Human Right Campaign on campaigns for LGBT rights.

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s Miami office, the staff people you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the Miami grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Directors will earn $24,000-$28,500 in their first year, depending on position. The Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes full paid health care, college loan assistance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. Directors also earn two weeks paid vacation and become eligible to join our 401(k) program upon completion of their first year.

LOCATION:
Miami, FL

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the Miami Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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Public Interest Campaign Hiring Salaried Canvass Director @ Fund for the Public InterestSat, 23 Aug 14 10:23:28 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4988http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4988Organization Name: Fund for the Public Interest
Location: Chicago, IL View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Aug 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $24,000 and $28,000 annualy.

Job Description

Chicago Assistant Canvass Director

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to start as the Assistant Canvass Director for our Chicago office

As the Assistant Canvass Director of the Fund’s Chicago office, the staff you supervise educate citizens about the issues and get them involved in campaigns to win progressive change. They do this by canvassing; they go out into communities to talk to as many people as possible and get them involved. Your job is to build a team of committed activists who mobilize hundreds, even thousands of citizens to take action. You give leading groups the people power they need to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the Assistant Director you help to run the Chicago grassroots campaign office. You and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three 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.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
Directors will earn $24,000-$28,500 in their first year, depending on position. The Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes full paid health care, college loan assistance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. Directors also earn two weeks paid vacation and become eligible to join our 401(k) program upon completion of their first year.

LOCATION:
Chicago, IL

TO APPLY:
Fill out our online application. Indicate that you are applying for the Chicago Assistant Canvass Director position. Click here to apply now. Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

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