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Regional Canvass Director

Grassroots Campaigns is hiring an experienced Regional Canvass Director to maximize the performance of our fundraising campaigns across a multi-state region. With the threat of a White House and Congress controlled by the far right, in addition to attacks on our most basic rights, Grassroots Campaigns is working with our partner groups to fight back and push the progressive movement forward. The Regional Director will oversee multiple offices across a large region of the country, with bottom line responsibility for exceeding goals for our partner groups.



Each “region” consists of 6-7 field offices.  Each office is run independently by a Canvass Director, who will have responsibility for setting up and maintaining the office, personnel, and performing the work for the client.  A typical office will employ, on average, between 15 and 50 canvassers over the course of a year, and will have annual goals of contacting 65,000 citizens, identifying 10,000 members, and raising $365,000 for our partner organizations.  Therefore each region will typically have goals of identifying 60,000 members and raising nearly $2.2 million per year.


Qualifications: Candidates must have strong leadership and communication skills, and experience managing field campaigns or small donor fundraising operations is strongly preferred. Verbal, analytical and persuasive skills must be strong, and candidates must be able to work with great autonomy.  Regional Directors must have the ability to effectively work with staff both in person and over the phone.  Candidates must have a commitment to progressive change, great work ethic and professionalism.  At least 2 years of campaign management experience required.  This position requires extensive travel and campaign hours.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed goals for # of canvassers, # of citizen contacts, fundraising results and overall campaign product
  • Recruit, evaluate, and hire potential Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors
  • Train Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors, both in the field and through periodic regional and national trainings
  • Report and discuss regional performance weekly with National Canvass Director
  • Ensure each office in region meets all legal and administrative obligations and has well-organized systems
  • Meet personal fundraising requirements (1-2 days of canvassing per week)
  • Serve as a liason with partner groups for campaign performance, visits, briefings, and materials
  • Do outreach and networking to local political and non-profit decision-makers to generate new projects
  • Roll out new initiatives and national priorities to Canvass Directors in region
  • Provide input to national management staff and participate in leadership discussion about management strategies and priorities



About Grassroots Campaigns:

Grassroots Campaigns runs face-to-face mobilization campaigns on behalf of progressive nonprofit, political, and humanitarian organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the national Democratic Party.  Our core expertise is launching national small donor fundraising and membership recruitment drives using site-based and door-to-door canvassing.  We also run voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote campaigns, and grassroots advocacy efforts.  Founded in 2003, our principals have a combined 100+ years of organizing experience. Grassroots Campaigns currently has active field offices in 20+ cities around the U.S.  The hard work done by our teams on the ground advances our partners’ ability to create change on issues like LGBT equality, fighting hate groups, lifting people out of poverty, and curbing climate change.


Salary/Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive Benefits package is included.


Grassroots Campaigns provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Grassroots Campaigns 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, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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