What does a canvass director do?

As a canvass director with Fund for Equality, a project of Fund for the Public Interest, you’ll work to build the people power we need to achieve full equality for LGBTQ Americans and work toward a day when all LGBTQ Americans are ensured basic equal rights.

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.

If you want to see real change and you’re willing to do the work it takes to stand up to the forces of reaction and opponents of progress, this might be the job for you.

What's the training like?

We have an excellent training program—it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. All positions have a monthlong 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.

Where will I be working?

We work on the campaigns that we think are the most pressing, and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. We are running campaigns in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Miami and Washington, D.C.

Pay and benefits

The target annual compensation for canvass directors is $27,500-$31,500 in the first year, depending on the position. Fund for Equality offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Things to know when you apply

Fund for Equality has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our organization when you apply.

Fund for Equality 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, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Change takes people power, and people power starts with you.

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