Through telephone outreach, progressive organizations are able to reach, inform and mobilize thousands of citizen supporters. Directors of the Fund's Telephone Outreach Projects oversee a staff who raise funds and activate citizens over the phone.
Your responsibilitiesYou recruit and manage a staff of 20 to 30 people, who conduct membership drives and special appeals over the phone. You train your staff in effective telephone canvassing techniques, you identify those who show the most potential, and you teach them how to be leaders. You organize a grassroots campaign. You teach your staff how to attract media coverage for the issues. You teach them to enlist the support of political leaders and others for your cause. You teach them to organize grassroots pressure on elected officials, corporate boards and other decision-makers. You raise funds, seeking to reach or exceed your office goals. A typical Telephone Outreach Project office will raise $1 million and contact 50,000 citizens. You'll call two to three evenings a week to train staff, raise money, and develop new approaches. You make the office run smoothly, tracking and analyzing your staff's performance in terms of fundraising, membership, campaign and other work.
What we're looking for in youWe want to see if you're smart, motivated and action-oriented. If you're interested in politics and are committed to progressive issues. If you work well with a team of people. If you're able to convey a sense of urgency and passion about the issues. If you're able and willing to work hard. If you can be resourceful on a shoestring budget. We'll train you on the issues, on campaign strategies and tactics, and on calling skills. You provide the brains, heart and drive.
What you earnAssistant Telephone Outreach Project Directors earn $23,750 in their first year. All staff are eligible for apply for college loan assistance and accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of their first year on the Fund staff. Staff are encouraged to join our group health care plan through pre-tax payroll deductions. Those who secure positions with the Fund for a second year are eligible to join our 401(k) plan.
Where you workThe Fund is running Telephone Outreach Projects in Boston, Mass., Portland, Ore. and Sacramento, Calif. To apply Fill out our online application. Click here to apply now. For more information, contact Peggy Mansperger at (617) 747-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. > back to leadership opportunities page