Deep Canvass Paid Program Manager

Full Job Description

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time, Temporary

Organization Overview:

About People’s Action POWER

People’s Action Institute (501c3), People’s Action (501c4) and sister organization People’s Action Power (PAC), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute/Power builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

With offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 28 states, improve lives by running  local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively come together to change  national policy and politics.

We have a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organization have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including:  health insurance for millions and the reversal of  health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

About the Movement Politics Program

People’s Action Power is building a powerful movement politics program to recruit, run and elect radical progressives into local and statewide offices across the country. Our focus is on electing women, people of color and low income people who are grounded in progressive movement building with our member organizations. We are running a scaled national distributed organizing program to elect leaders in our


movement who can bring community activism to elected office, transforming our political system town by town and state by state.

We have an innovative model of phone banking that is proven 102 times more effective than traditional models. This means that through our deep canvass program we know that we can not only Defeat Trump, but begin to heal America by engaging voters around our worldview on race and class.

Job Description:

The Deep Canvass Program manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day paid deep canvass national team and supervising team leads.   The Field Manager will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and will interface with the broader movement politics team. The ideal candidate understands electoral campaigns, has field operations leadership experience, has a solid grasp of the roles and methods of distributed and relational organizing and has a creative approach to grassroots civic engagement.

What You Will Do:

Help to hire deep canvass national paid team leads and deep canvass staff;

Onboard and train large team of canvassers on “deep canvass” methodology and script and ThruTalk dialer;

Supervise team  of lead canvassers who will assist with coaching supervising larger deep canvass national paid team;

Manage daily deep canvass paid phone bank operation;

Work with the Data Team to monitor impact and progress towards programmatic goals and objectives.

Qualifications and Experience:

Two or more cycles of electoral field management and/or canvass operations management.
Computer skills: advanced user level/intermediate administrative level of experience within NGP Voter Activation Network (VAN), word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software.

Demonstrated ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local allies and leaders and carry out required objectives.
Successful experience leading and managing diverse teams and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook to effectively conduct campaigns.
Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational skills.
Strong communication, interpersonal, motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.
Background and commitment to social justice work and demonstrate a strong personal commitment to People’s Action Power mission and values.
To Apply: Email resume to recruitingpap@peoplesaction.org

Status: Full Time Temporary through 11/20/20

Pay: $6500/month

© People’s Action Power. All rights reserved, People’s Action Power  is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

Remote Applicants: People’s Action Power will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.



To apply for this job email your details to recruitingpap@peoplesaction.org