Overview

Voter Registration Field Directors

About The Outreach Team

The Outreach Team is a premier national field firm. We partner with organizations working to solve some of the biggest problems facing our society — from protecting human rights to fighting climate change — and help them build the resources they need to make an impact. We are a people-powered enterprise; our campaigns are effective because we hire diverse teams of talented people, invest in our staff, and treat them well.

We are hiring Directors to manage our offices in Long Island, Westchester, and Syracuse. Directors will recruit, train, and manage a team of local circulators to collect voter registrations in highly trafficked areas. Field Directors will work within the director team to build an office to scale from the ground up. The Field Director is expected to train circulators in the field while collecting registrations themselves to lead by example; they must also communicate long and short term goals to staff and manage campaign reporting. The Field Director manages circulators and Team Leads and reports to the Lead Director.

 

Registering voters is an essential first step to ensuring elected officials reflect the diversity and wishes of the communities they serve. Too often community members are invested in elections but do not have access to register to vote or they’re unsure of the process to register. We’ll engage with unregistered voters in busy areas in their communities and take them through the process to register to vote. Through our work, we will provide access for thousands of voters in New York to register to vote and cast their vote later this election cycle.

 

We are hiring immediately. This position can run through July 24, 2024, with opportunities to extend.

 

Locations: Long Island, Westchester, and Syracuse, New York. Strong preference for in-state candidates, short-term travel may be required.

Canvass Management Responsibilities:

Manage a team of 15-30 hourly staff who will be collecting registrations for a state-wide ballot initiative
Set goals and hold staff accountable
Train and provide ongoing motivation and support to staff
Identify, promote, and train a leadership team
Build a diverse team where staff feel respected, while fostering a culture of equity and justice
Implement quality control measures to ensure integrity of the work
Go in the field yourself a few days per week to register voters, train staff, and help drive office goals
Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all staff
Develop strategic plans to reach registered voters in assigned locations
Manage administrative duties, including reporting data, record keeping, processing payroll, and distribution of materials

 

Qualifications:

Must have

Leadership experience, ability to motivate a large team
Eagerness to lead from the front and canvass several days a week.
Extreme attention to detail and a proven ability to instill that quality in others.
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.
Strong passion for community organizing and fostering civic engagement.
Track record of equity and inclusion.
Ability to work long hours, including evenings and weekends.
Nice-to-have

Experience running paid canvasses or managing paid employees
Familiarity with VAN
Experience working in underserved or marginalized communities
Facilitation experience
Local knowledge/experience
Salary: The salary range for this position is $5,000 – $5,800 per month. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and hands-on training. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement and bonuses.

At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

To Apply: Visit: https://theoutreachteam.applytojob.com/apply