Regional Director for National Political Consulting Firm-Several Places in the States.
Position Title: Regional Director for National Political Consulting Firm
Location: San Diego, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Seattle, WA. Denver, CO. Chicago, IL.
Hours & Compensation: Full time. Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Not listed.
About GCI: Grassroots Campaigns, Inc, or GCI, is a consulting firm that runs face-to-face mobilization campaigns on behalf of progressive nonprofit, political, and humanitarian organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, and the national Democratic Party. Our core expertise is launching national small donor fundraising and membership recruitment drives using site-based and door-to-door canvassing. We also run voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote campaigns, and grassroots lobbying efforts. GCI currently has active field offices in 20+ cities around the U.S. The hard work done by our teams on the ground advances our partners’ ability to create change on issues like LGBT equality, fighting hate groups, lifting people out of poverty, and curbing climate change. GCI was founded in 2003, and our principals have a combined 100+ years of organizing experience.
Position Summary: Each “region” of the GCI canvassing operation consists of six field offices. Each office is run independently by a Canvass Director, which will have bottom-line responsibility for setting up and maintaining the office, personnel, and performing the work for the client. A typical office will employ, on average, between 15 and 50 canvassers over the course of a year, and will have annual goals of contacting 65,000 citizens, identifying 10,000 members, and raising $365,000 for our partner organizations. Therefore each region will typically have goals of identifying 60,000 members and raising nearly $2.2 Million per year. The Regional Director’s primary job is to recruit, train, develop and support the Canvass Directors in their region, so that each local directing team succeeds and the region as a whole exceeds its overall campaign goals. The Southern California Regional Director will be based in Los Angeles and will work with offices in Greater LA, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and potentially 1-2 offices in other states.
Qualifications: Candidates must have strong leadership and communication skills, and experience managing field campaigns and/or face-to-face small donor fundraising operations is strongly preferred. Verbal, analytical and persuasive skills must be strong, and candidates must be able to work with great autonomy. Regional Directors must be able to develop the best campaign strategy and tactics, and have the ability to effectively work with staff both in person and over the phone. Candidates must have a commitment to progressive change, great work ethic and professionalism. 2-4 years of campaign management experience required. This position requires extensive travel and campaign hours.
Job Responsibilities: • Maximize Performance of Region: Meet and exceed goals for # of canvassers, # of citizen contacts, fundraising results and overall campaign product • Recruit, evaluate, and hire potential Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors • Train Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors, both in the field and through periodic regional and national trainings • Report and discuss regional performance weekly with National Canvass Director • Ensure each office in region adheres to GCI’s agreements with our partner groups • Ensure each office in region meets all legal and administrative obligations and has well-organized systems • Meet personal fundraising requirements (1-2 days of canvassing per week) • Serve as a liaison with partner groups for campaign performance, visits, briefings, and materials • Do outreach and networking to local political and non-profit decision-makers to generate new potential projects • Roll out new initiatives and national priorities to Canvass Directors in region • Provide input to national management staff and participate in leadership discussion about management strategies and priorities
Work Environment: Based in one of our field offices, but fast-paced with significant time in the field. Regional Directors should expect to be travelling 60% of the time to do on-site visits with region. We have field offices and partner groups across the country, so communicating with internal and partner staff from afar will be common. A typical workday might involve a planning meeting with several office directors, a training session with local canvass staff, a call to evaluate national performance with our leadership team, and canvassing and observation in the field.
Location: Los Angeles strongly preferred. (San Diego may also be considered).
Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience.
How to apply:
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