Rural Arizona Action: Canvassing Manager (Coconino County AZ)


381 W Central Ave AZ


$55,000-$65,000 / Yearly


Rural Arizona Action



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# **Position Summary**
- **Position: **Canvassing Manager
- **Reports to:** Statewide Campaigns Director
- **Location: **Coconino County
- **Salary: **$55,000-$65,000
- **Start Date: **ASAP

Ignite the spirit of democracy as a Canvassing Manager with Rural Arizona Engagement (RAZA)! Take charge of a dynamic team of canvassers, spearheading operations that will shape the future of our communities. You'll be the driving force behind creating and canvassing operations and, working hand-in-hand with our Deputy Field Director and dedicated canvassing squad. Your role won't just be about paperwork - it's about catalyzing civic engagement, sparking positive transformation, and ensuring that every voter contact effort hits its mark with precision and impact. Get ready to be at the forefront of change, making waves and leaving a lasting legacy in the vibrant tapestry of Rural Arizona!

# **Responsibilities**
## **Team Management**
- Recruit, train, and supervise a team of canvassers responsible for conducting voter engagement in their assigned county.
- Set clear performance goals and expectations for canvassers to include contact and registration goals.
- Identify and evaluate potential canvassing locations within the assigned county. 
- Develop detailed location plans for canvassers, including maps, routes, and schedules if necessary.
- Coordinate with the canvassing team to ensure they have necessary materials and resources for their canvassing shifts.
- Provide guidance on efficient canvassing techniques and strategies.
- Provide ongoing support, feedback, and coaching to team members.
- Conduct performance reviews with canvassers as needed based on performance or at the request of partner organizations. 

## **Canvassing Operations**
- Conduct door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, or virtual outreach to connect with voters. This involves engaging in meaningful conversations, answering questions, and discussing the candidate's platform or the cause's key issues.
- Distribute literature, flyers, and other promotional materials to potential voters to increase visibility and awareness of Organizational mission and values.
- Coordinate with other staff and volunteers to align canvassing strategies with broader Organization objectives. Participate in regular meetings to provide updates and receive guidance.
- Actively engage in recruiting and training volunteers to expand the Organization's outreach efforts and maximize its impact on the community.
- Adhere to all relevant legal and ethical guidelines while conducting canvassing activities, ensuring compliance with campaign finance laws and voter protection regulations.
- Provide regular reports to campaign management on canvassing activities, progress, and any challenges encountered on the field.

## **Voter Registration **
- Facilitate the voter registration process and ensure voters are prepared to cast their votes on Election Day.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of voter registration requirements and procedures in Arizona.

## **Quality Control**
- Address any errors or discrepancies promptly and take corrective actions as needed.

## **Analysis and Reporting**
- Ensure data security and compliance with regulations.
- Provide updates to the Deputy Field Director and Campaigns Director as requested.

## **Communication and Collaboration**
- Foster a collaborative and positive work environment within the team.
- Communicate effectively with campaign staff to coordinate efforts with broader campaign goals.
- Establish relationships with community property owners or managers for securing permission to canvass on private property.
- Collaborate with partner organizations.

# **Qualifications**
## **Must Haves:**
- **Management Skills**
- Strong leadership and team management skills.
- Excellent organizational and project management abilities.
- Ability to scout and select canvassing locations.
- Knowledge of effective canvassing techniques and strategies.
- **Strong Communication Skills**:
- Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of local voter registration regulations and requirements.
- **Quality Control **
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and maintain high levels of efficiency and accuracy.
- **Commitment to Social Justice & Racial Equity: **
- Recognizes the role of race, gender, and other identities in shaping health disparities, is driven to improve conditions, and proactively learns re: race, equity, and identity.
- **A commitment to our shared progressive organizational values and a shared commitment to advocate for working-class & BIPOC families in rural Arizona.**
- **Highly Organized & Self-Directed: **
- Strong organizational skills to manage canvassing routes and track voter interactions.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, especially during election seasons.
- **Basic Technology Proficiency:**
- Proficiency with Google Suite and data management tools.
- Basic technology proficiency for data entry and using Organization software or apps (i.e. Paychex, Expense Wire)

## **Nice to Haves:**
- Previous experience with political campaigns and/or as a canvasser
- Basic data entry and analytic reporting experience including experience with Blocks
- Knowledge of political issues, policies, and the Organization’s values
- Bilingual - English/Spanish proficiency preferred

_RAZE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic is prohibited as outlined by federal, state, or local laws._

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