As a Canvass Director, you will run your own office and work on campaigns with the Human Rights Campaign. You’ll recruit supporters, raise money and mobilize thousands of people to take action. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment, and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign and fieldwork goals.
Meet Goals for Your Campaign
Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year.
Recruit, Train & Manage Staff
Recruit, hire and manage a staff of 10-40 canvassers.
Train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques.
Run staff meetings and skills trainings.
Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback.
Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within.
Lead by example. Canvass three to four times a week so you can train new staff, evaluate current staff, raise money, identify and activate members, and educate the public on the issues.
Run the Office
Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising, membership development and general office management.
Ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations.
Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.