Basic Rights is Hiring: Canvass Supervisor

| July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)



Basic Rights Oregon is seeking a temporary Canvass Supervisor to work through November 14 to lead delivery of a limited-term canvass program to meet electoral, political and fundraising goals consistent with Basic Rights Oregon’s mission to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to lead effective canvass programs, motivate and support canvassers to achieve goals and provide analysis about canvass performance. The position term is through November 14, 2014 and is projected to require 40 hours per week. This position is based in Portland, Oregon and reports to the Political Manager.
Basic Rights Oregon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.
The Canvass Supervisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervising and training canvass staff with a high level of professionalism.
  • Help canvass staff analyze their work, offer training, support and development plans.
  • Manage and assign canvass turf based on targeting objectives.
  • Join canvass shifts whenever possible.
  • Oversee transportation logistics of canvass staff to and from the field.
  • Maintain daily canvass administrative and data reporting systems and share reports and recommendations with other staff.
  • Work closely with political staff on overall canvass strategy, materials and messaging.

Basic Rights Oregon seeks candidates who excel in leading a team, are results-oriented, and have a strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience leading and supervising a team to achieve goals.
  • Prior experience in canvass organizing and turf management within voter files preferred.
  • Energetic attitude and ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to self-motivate as well as a commitment to collaborative teamwork.
  • Demonstrated experience working within communities of color, trans/gender variant and LGBT youth communities and a commitment to the mission of the organization.

Competitive wage, commensurate with experience. Benefits are not provided.
Applications should include resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit applications electronically to Basic Rights Oregon Political Manager Amy Herzfeld at: The priority deadline for applications is Monday, July 14, 2014, although the position is open until filled.

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