[COMM-ORG] jobs: various, Grassroots Campaigns
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Mon Jan 25 08:52:27 CST 2010
From: cnannicelli at grassrootscampaigns.com
Subject: Campaign Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors- Nationwide!
Grassroots Campaigns, has joined forces with the Amnesty
International, Equality California, the League of Conservation Voters,
Save the Children, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals) and other humanitarian organizations to build
grassroots support across the country.
Grassroots Campaigns is coming to CAMPUS to interview top student
leaders to join our teams as Assistant Canvass Directors! There is no
better time or place to get involved and get great leadership
"The amount I've gained from this experience is so much more than I
anticipated. Not only have I been able to learn all the inner-workings
of running my own campaign office but I've also found a great
community of friends that have helped to make my experience so
-Kirsten Soong, UMICH Class of 2009 (Psychology)
Assistant Campaign Director (Chicago)
Seniors who are interested should send their resume directly to:
cnannicelli at grassrootscampaigns.com
Assistant Canvass Director Job Responsibilities:
? Recruitment: Build a team of 15-40 canvassers by recruiting from
within the local community. Interview prospective staff and make
? 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
? Canvassing: Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train
new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising
? 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 August of 2011, 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
Timing and Location:
Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities
nationwide. Ask Christine for details.
Please send your resume to Christine at cnannicelli at grassrootscampaigns.com .
Please visit our website, www.grassrootscampaigns.com, for more
information about current and past campaigns.
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