Thursday, September 22, 2011

Career in Politics; Help Run Progressive Campaigns

What do Barack Obama, Gene Karpinski, Stephanie Schriock, Russ Feingold, Howard Dean and you all have in common?

They all at one point worked in a campaign office and canvassed for issues and causes they cared about. Canvassing is taking ownership over what is happening around us, and standing up for those causes that you care most about.

Take the first step towards a career in fighting for progressive issues!

Direct a campaign office with Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. Take on important issues like women's reproductive rights, constitutional rights, international development, the environment and equality for all.

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. is currently hiring Assistant Campaign Directors in 18 locations nationwide (CA, CO, DC, NC, IL, IN, MA, MO, NY, OH, OR, PA, WA) to run Campaign Offices on behalf of issue-based organizations.

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc is a progressive political consulting firm that specializes in running face-to-face citizen mobilization campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups. We focus on building membership and volunteer bases for these individuals while running field campaigns for candidates and other organizations to win progressive victories on the local, state, and national level and mobilize citizens to be more active and engaged in politics.

Responsibilities Include:

Recruit a team of 10-40 canvassers to represent our partner groups on the front lines.
Strategically develop a plan to hire the best representatives for our campaigns.
Manage staff and develop leaders in the canvass office.
Work with your staff to make them the best organizers and fundraisers they can be.
Promote staff into leadership positions and develop the next generation of progressive leaders.
Canvass to raise funds and build support in the community.
Lead your staff by example and work on the front lines on the most important issues facing our nation.
Coordinate logistics.
Manage budgets and track income and expenses.

Requirements for Position:

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.

Apply online or send a Cover Letter and Resume to Wayne at jobs@grassrootscampaigns.com.

Visit us at www.grassrootscampaigns.com/jobs.php 

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