Community Voters Project
The non-partisan Community Voters Project is a project of Fair Share Education Fund with a goal of increasing voter registration and participation rates in communities of color. We help to increase civic engagement among underserved and underrepresented communities, focusing primarily on African Americans and Latinos through non-partisan voter registration.
In coordination with our allies, we use a site-based canvassing model to identify and help register new voters, with a goal of achieving a measurable increase in African American and Latino voter participation. We run civic engagement offices. We hire and train teams of hard-working directors, field managers and canvassers who go out into communities and help people register to vote. We are building on more than three decades of experience, during which The Community Voters Project and its affiliated organizations helped to register over three million voters. In 2015-2016 alone, we helped register 215,000 voters in PA, NC, FL, GA, CO and AZ.
In the 2017-2018 cycle, we plan to help 200,000 African American and Latino people register to vote in as many as 7 states through on-the-ground, site-based programs designed to reach as many unregistered potential voters as possible.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Community Voters Project Canvass Director is bottom-line responsible for our program in a particular city or area, and exercises independent judgment and discretion to:
The Community Voters Project Canvass Director reports directly to the Community Voters Project Regional Director and is also accountable to the Field Director of the Community Voters Project and to the Public Interest Network’s leadership.
We are looking for candidates with all levels of experience. We will provide you with classroom and ongoing training so you will know everything to do the job, from how to run a staff recruitment campaign to how to manage and develop leaders in your office to how to manage and execute a successful voter registration drive.
We are looking for people who are ready for a major challenge. You should be ready to:
Successful candidates will also bring all or most of the following skills and attributes to the position:
Compensation & Benefits: Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience. The Community Voters Project offers a competitive benefits package.
Location: Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Fayetteville, NC; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Denver, CO; and Colorado Springs, CO
Application: Please apply online.
The Community Voters Project is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, or veteran status.