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Regional Canvass Lead

The Center for Popular Democracy – Brooklyn, NY

Position Location: No specification. Candidates must be available to travel 3-4 times per month.

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action (CPD/CPDA)promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 53 partner organizations in more than 38 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C., and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. CPD is a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action (CPD/CPDA) is seeking Regional Canvass Leads who are veteran Fundraising and/or Membership Canvass Directors with dynamic personalities to join us as we launch a new, game-changing, national canvass program in partnership with CPD partner organizations in multiple cities throughout the country. These individuals will supervise a group of canvass directors of grassroots field offices as they build membership and raise money for community organizations building power in low-income communities of color, and be on the forefront of piloting new technologies and techniques in grassroots organizing. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who seeks to create social change, revolutionize how nonprofits raise money and win campaigns, and move up in both pay and position in a fast growing operation.

Primary Responsibilities

The Regional Canvass Lead will:

  • Develop Leaders: Supervise a team of canvass directors by overseeing office performance, setting goals and objectives, and training and developing the next generation of managers and leaders to support your team;
  • Transform Social Change: Be part of a team where your voice, and your ideas, matter and make a difference. Join our team on the ground floor to contribute new ideas, test new methods of fundraising and mobilization, and help change how social change happens in America;
  • Manage Staff: Train staff in grassroots fundraising and campaign skills. Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders. Cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and motivating atmosphere;
  • Raise Money and Build Membership: Meet your office fundraising objectives and canvass in the field as needed to train new and experienced staff and meet personal and office fundraising requirements, and recruit new active members for our partner organizations to help build our power-in-numbers approach to organizing
  • Ensure Member Information Security: Ensure that all policies on information security are followed and that members information is secure at all times; and
  • Develop a Set of Innovative Offices: Carefully track income and expenses to manage a budget. Analyze performance and set strategy. Test new technologies to streamline door-to-door organizing and fundraising.

Job Requirements:

We are seeking a seasoned leader and organizer with strong references who is interested in growing the canvass operation into a credible powerhouse for fundraising, member engagement and mobilization in 2017 and beyond. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 to 3 years of fundraising and/or membership canvassing experience. Candidates should also have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, strong analysis of systemic oppression based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, and an understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
  • Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail;
  • A high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
  • * Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
  • * Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;
  • * Capacity to engage and inspire a variety of audiences
  • * Willingness and ability to relocate and/or travel for these positions

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 12 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals 401K plans.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume through our hiring portal:

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

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