The Wisconsin Wave is hiring a new Public Outreach Canvass Director!

April 16, 2014
Liberty Tree Foundation

Public Outreach Canvass Director

Job Description
Liberty Tree’s Wisconsin Wave project, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to build the grassroots democracy movement in Wisconsin, is hiring a full-time Public Outreach Canvass Director. Responsibilities include door-to-door canvassing to recruit members and raise funds, managing general canvass operations including hiring and training canvass staff, and participating in grassroots campaign development.

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be passionate about working for progressive social change as well as responsible, detail-oriented, personable, and dedicated.  Other required qualifications  include:

  • Strong interest in taking on a leadership role in a growing campaign to build the grassroots democracy movement in Wisconsin
  • Previous experience working on a grassroots organizing campaign
  • Previous professional or volunteer experience going door to door for a political or social cause
  • Confidence asking for financial contributions from members of the public
  • Ability to manage a team of up to 15 individuals and lead by example
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Exceptionally detail oriented
  • Working knowledge of current U.S. political and social affairs
  • Experience and comfort working with diverse communities
  • Strong proficiency in office software including Excel, Word, and google docs

Preferred Qualifications
Professional experience working for a door to door education or fundraising canvass is preferred but not required.  Other preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience making outreach and fundraising phone calls
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin political and social affairs
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin grassroots organizations
  • Personal connections to grassroots activists in Wisconsin

Employment Details
This is a full-time salaried position based in Madison, WI.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and is based on personal and office-wide canvass performance.

The Liberty Tree Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, People of Color, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dave at  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

More information at  The Wisconsin Wave is a project of the Liberty Tree Foundation, a Madison-based strategy center working to build the U.S. democracy movement.