Grassroots Campaigns needs Assistant Canvass Directors

 Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities – Nationwide!

Grassroots Campaigns is looking for top student leaders to join their teams as Assistant Canvass Directors! 

Students who are interested should apply directly to:
Miku Lenentine


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 hiring decisions.

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 atmosphere.

Ø       Canvassing:  Canvass in the field for four days per week, to
train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.

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.

To Apply:

Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to Miku Lenentine at

Please visit our website,, for more information about current and past campaigns.

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