As a Field Office Director, you will run your own canvass office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. 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. You’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, stopping throw-away plastics from polluting our oceans, powering more of our cities and states with clean energy like wind and solar power, and more.
You should apply to work with us if you want to:
Canvass and Raise Money
Directors canvass three to four times a week
Train new staff in the field
Identify and activate members
Educate the public on the issues
Run the Office
Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and 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
Recruit, Train and Manage Staff
Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10 to 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
Meet the Goals for Your Campaign
Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, gathering 35,000 political actions, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year.
We have an excellent training program—it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. All positions have a month-long initial training, most of which is spent working in an existing field office and getting hands-on training. After that, we follow up with a classroom-style training.
Throughout the year, new and experienced canvass directors will participate in advanced trainings on staff management, canvassing, campaign strategy, media and public speaking.
We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. We are currently running campaigns in CA, CO, MA, NJ, OR, PA, TX, WA and Washington D.C.
Things To Know When You Apply
Fund for the Public Interest has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. Visit our websitefor things you should know about our organization when you apply.
Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.
Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience and excellent communication skills, and who are willing to work hard to make lasting, positive change on important issues.
Additional Salary Information: The target annual compensation for Field Office Directors is $28,000-$35,000 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
About Fund for the Public Interest
We're Work for Progress. We're hiring candidates for the dozen plus organizations in The Public Interest Network.
These organizations are transpartisan. They reach out to everybody who might agree with their work, including liberals, conservatives and everyone in between. They value dialogue over polarization. And they invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.
Over the past 45 years, this approach has won hundreds of victories. In just the past few years, organizations within The Public Interest Network helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state, Virginia and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon energy and McDonald’s to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in its global beef supply.
We are hiring for nonprofit groups that tackle these issues and have positions available in more than 30 cities and states.