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The Community Voters Project seeks Canvass Directors. Do you want to increase voter registration and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in our democracy? If yes, you should apply to be a Canvass Director with the Community Voters Project.  You will recruit and oversee a team of committed canvasser activists and help increase participation of underrepresented communities in the 2018 elections.
This summer and fall, the Community Voters Project is running a campaign to increase voter registration and participation rates of underrepresented communities. Historically African American and Latino voters have been significantly underrepresented at the polls. To break this cycle, Community Voters Project aims to close the registration and participation gaps between these voters and the rest of the voting population so that the interests and viewpoints of all Americans are fairly represented.  
Since 1984, Community Voters Project and its affiliated programs have helped register over 3 million voters across the country and has trained hundreds of staff in voter registration and staff management skills they can take with them into other civic engagement efforts.
Apply today if you are ready to make a difference as a Canvass Director with the Community Voters Project.
The canvass director exercises independent judgment and discretion to:

  • Recruit a team of committed canvasser activists: To register hundreds of voters, you need a team of committed canvasser activists. As a Director for one of our offices, you will recruit dozens of people to register voters in busy public places. You will design a recruitment strategy, write and place ads, and interview and hire top candidates.
  • Manage & train your team of canvassers: You will train your team in the best practices for registering 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 register voters and train your staff hands-on. 
  • Manage operations: You will manage all of the operations behind the scenes. You will be responsible for tracking and submitting voter registration forms in accordance with applicable law. You will be responsible for running payroll, reimbursing office expenses, and all of the other logistics that go into running a big operation.

We are looking for 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 manage and execute a successful voter registration drive. 

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 voter registration offices.
  • Work hard and work long. You will work 70+ hours a week 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;
  • Team orientation and focus on results; and
  • Outstanding work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset. 

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. We offer a competitive benefits package. 
The Community Voters Project is an incredible opportunity for both experienced and brand new organizers who want to gain skills in political activism and organizing. We offer an excellent training program and work to place our Canvass Directors with organizations working for change after Election Day. 
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018.
To Apply: Apply here. Direct your application to Krista Vendetti, Recruitment Director. We'll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.

The Community Voters Project 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, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.