Canvass Coordinator – Wisconsin Jobs Now - Milwaukee, Madison and Fox Valley

Canvass Coordinator – Wisconsin Jobs Now – Multiple Locations

Summary
Canvass Coordinators needed for full-time work in Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.  Primary responsibilities will be directing a voter contact canvass for the November 2014 elections as part of a comprehensive campaign to win higher wages and political power to expand economic security in low income and working class communities.

Campaigning with Wisconsin Jobs Now is about being a leader in the struggle to transform people's lives.  Canvass coordinators lead a team dedicated to expanding access to our democracy.  You'll learn skills from some of the best campaigners in the progressive and labor movements. Coordinators help grow the movement to win higher wages in the defining struggle of our time.

Wisconsin Jobs Now is building an innovative campaign to increase political power and economic security; integrating worker & community organizing, issue campaigning, and political action.  Canvass Coordinators will play a crucial role empowering our communities to exercise collective political power.

Description
A Canvass Coordinator at Wisconsin Jobs Now is responsible for:
•    Executing a plan to win as part of a multi-faceted statewide campaign structure
•    Leading a team to build a base of empowered voters
•    Hiring, training and managing a team of canvassers, including spending time in the field
•    Managing turf, tracking and reporting outcomes, and driving operation to meet goals
•    Recruitment of volunteers from our voter base and working with partner organizations to mobilize activists through campaign structure
•    Participation in and support of periodic campaign events
Who is Wisconsin Jobs Now?
Wisconsin Jobs Now is a community based organization fighting every day, in every way, to win economic justice for workers and for our communities.  We are a membership-based organization that believes deeply in the power of the strength in numbers. We organize our communities to fight and win in workplaces, in the streets, in neighborhoods, at the ballot box, and in the halls of government. 

Qualifications
•    A passion for justice, a fighting sensibility, a willingness to learn, the ability to work hard with irregular hours, and the ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
•    Good communication skills, personal discipline and organization, good judgment, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
•    A working understanding of campaigns and elections, as well as the Wisconsin political scene
•    Willingness to see politics beyond Democrats & Republicans, elections as a vehicle to build a movement, and the connection between issues & elections.
•    Demonstrated leadership ability and experience in political activism
•    Thorough attention to detail, resourcefulness and a talent for problem-solving, tenacity and determination in challenging situations, a high sense of urgency, and an ability to carry out a plan
•    Computer skills needed (word processing, spreadsheets/databases, internet/email)
•    Automobile and valid driver’s license required
Wisconsin Jobs Now is an equal opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, and LGBT folks are encouraged to apply. 

Details
Wisconsin Jobs Now offers a competitive salary.  Canvass Coordinators will be hired through the week following Election Day in November. 

To view this job description please visit 

http://www.unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=4525

Send cover letter and resume to Peter Rickman at peter.rickman@wisconsinjobsnow.org and Maureen Dunn at maureen.dunn@wisconsinjobsnow.org.