MPA is currently accepting inquiries for a Canvass Director based in our Portland office. The Portland Canvass Director will be responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing a team of 10 – 20 door-to-door canvass staff who will engage in fundraising, member recruitment, direct action, earned media and other campaign activities.


A qualified applicant should possess:

A strong commitment to MPA’s mission of achieving social, economic, environmental and racial justice
Strong communication skills
Previous management or supervisory experience
Ability to multi-task in a challenging fast-paced work environment
Fundraising experience
Previous canvass experience

The position is a full time   position, with potential for advancement.  Salary range begins at $36,000 annual salary and commensurate with experience.  Applicants should own (or have access to) their own vehicle (travel is reimbursed). MPA is an equal opportunity employer.

About Maine People's Alliance

The mission of Maine People’s Alliance is to create a world where everyone has what they need, contributes what they can, and no one is left behind.

By forming community with people from all walks of life, we build power, inspire new leaders, heal divisions—particularly across lines of race—and win campaigns that change what is politically possible.

With more than 32,000 members across Maine, MPA is the state's largest community action organization.

Over the past three decades, MPA has worked to build a powerful statewide grassroots movement for progressive social change, serving as a leader in state campaigns for expanded health care access, toxics use reduction, affordable housing, universal home care, clean elections reform, racial justice, immigrant rights, a higher minimum wage and tax fairness, among others.

MPA is dedicated to providing Maine people with the tools, knowledge, skills and opportunity to become involved in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.