[Englmajors] Grassroots Campaigns Job Posting Information
wensel at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 11 07:32:04 PST 2009
TO: UW English Department Listserv
Subject: Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities – Nationwide!
History was made 1 year ago, and now is the time for the change to
really happen! Grassroots Campaigns, inc. has joined forces with the
American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Equality
California, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Sierra Club, Save the
Children, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
and other progressive and humanitarian organizations to drive forwards
a progressive agenda and get ready for the 2010 midterm elections.
Grassroots Campaigns is looking for top student leaders to join our
teams as Assistant Canvass Directors! There is no better time or
place to get involved and help to shape the new generation that will
take this country in a more progressive direction.
Students who are interested should apply directly to:
Email: mlenentine at grassrootscampaigns.com
Phone: 206.329.4416 (Cell: 425.999.6461)
Assistant Canvass Director Job Responsibilities:
Ø Recruitment: Build a team of 15-40 canvassers by recruiting
from within the local community. Interview prospective staff and make
Ø Staff Management: Teach canvassing/fundraising skills. Work
with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular
eye towards developing leaders. Cultivate a welcoming and motivating
Ø Canvassing: Canvass in the field for four days per week, to
train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal
Ø Administration: Carefully track income and expenses. Manage
the budget for your office. Process staff payroll. Maintain records
for future organizing efforts.
Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire
for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work
within a team, have proven leadership ability and an orientation
towards handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and
the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.
Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify
candidates for additional leadership positions.
Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field
training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will
also attend a week-long national classroom training. Additionally,
directors receive support from regional management staff throughout
their time on staff.
After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of
running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited
to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff
and/or volunteers, and turf management.
Positions are through the Election of 2010, and we’re building towards
the mid-term elections. Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week,
including work on weekends.
Annual salary for Assistant Canvass Directors begins at $24,000. Staff
may opt into our health care plan (PPO). Paid training, vacation and
sick days are included; student loan assistance is available.
Timing and Location:
Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities
nationwide. Ask Miku Lenentine for details.
Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to Miku Lenentine at
mlenentine at grassrootscampaigns.com.
Please visit our website, www.grassrootscampaigns.com, for more
information about current and past campaigns.
Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Democratic
National Committee, MoveOn.org Political Action, American Society for
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. League of Conservation Voters,
Amnesty International, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,
American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause,, Working America, Center
for American Progress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Save the
Children (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not
religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct
affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners
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