Wisconsin Canvass Manager

Wisconsin, USA Req #484
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Company: Community Outreach Group

Job Title: Canvass Manager

Position Term: Temporary

Location: Wisconsin - Racine, Milwaukee, Dane, Brown, Waukesha



About COG

Community Outreach Group, through the principles and practices of community organizing, scales and grows partner organizations to achieve their goals by organizing with, hiring from, and building for the communities they serve.


Community Outreach Group envisions a world where people, including the most marginalized, can express their truest selves, imagine infinite possibilities, and feel radical joy, vulnerability, and empowerment.


About the Position

Community Outreach Group is seeking a Canvass Manager to serve as a part of a Voces de la Frontera Action’s electoral outreach campaign. Voces de la Frontera Action is a national leader in the movement for immigrant and worker rights and the largest grassroots Latinx membership organization in Wisconsin. Led by low-wage immigrant workers and students, Voces works to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing, and collective empowerment.

The Canvass Manager will supervise 1 Deputy Canvass Manager as well as a team of hourly canvassers and team leaders. As a Canvass Manager, you will hold responsibility for the day-to-day management of the canvassing office, including taking primary responsibility for meeting goals, managing staff, payroll, recruitment, supporting team leaders, training, office culture, and environment, turf, reporting, and quality control. Some of these duties will be delegated to the Deputy Canvass Manager. If you’re fired up and ready to organize your community, we urge you to apply.

Primary Responsibilities


In this manager-level role, you will have the opportunity to:


Program Management

  • Collaborate with field leadership to develop and implement all components of a strategic canvassing operation in a key area.
  • Create a canvassing plan to break down campaign-wide goals into daily and weekly benchmarks.
  • Draft weekly reports on the status of the program for leadership and the client.
  • Write and make adjustments to the program script to ensure optimal performance.
  • Lead client meetings to report on progress to goal, trends from the field, and overall program performance.

Staff Management & Hiring

  • Own the process of recruitment, hiring, training, management, and coaching of support staff and canvassers.
  • Lead canvass office team meetings and regular check ins with canvass office staff to ensure staff are supported and coached for growth and development.
  • Provide onboarding training to new staff, ensure all required onboarding documents are completed, review and approve staff time sheets

Data & Quality Control

  • Implement rigorous quality control measures to ensure high-quality data and program performance.
  • Analyze daily Civis reports tracking progress to goals and program performance, and provide solutions as needed.
  • In the VAN database, create campaigns, cut turf, commit data, sync and report daily canvassing results.


Job Requirements:

  • Comfortable with, knowledgeable of, and enthusiastic about discussing topics related to immigrant, worker and student rights, politics, and public policy.
  • Prior community organizing experience (paid, volunteer, or internship) for at least one cycle.
  • Has strong ties in the community you are applying to work.
  • Proven staff management and coaching experience as a volunteer leader, organizer, or canvass manager.
  • Clear and concise communication with clients, team members, and senior management.
  • Strong project management skills and is able to break a large project into daily and weekly benchmarks and be accountable for canvass performance.
  • Proficient with VAN including managing and cutting turf.
  • Ability to read a report and take action.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and find answers when issues arise and ask questions/seek clarification as needed.
  • Flexible and self-motivated to identify priorities and complete work.
  • Maintains a positive, can-do, and solutions-oriented attitude in tough situations.
  • Has respect for and can work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds including immigrants from various countries, and LGBTQ folks.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Licensed driver with access to a vehicle.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English are highly encouraged to apply.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing.
  • Has developed campaign or field plans (strategies to accomplish a goal).
  • Demonstrated success in meeting goals and expectations and managing others to goals.
  • Experience with hiring and budget management.
  • Experience managing logistics or office operations.
  • Has led trainings or facilitated workshops.


There is no formal education requirement for this position.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt, mid-level position with the Community Outreach Group, with an annual base salary between $58,000 and $62,000. Full-time exempt employees are also eligible for a cell phone reimbursement of up to $75/month, and employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. This is a short-term position with an end date of November 11, 2022.


Please apply on our website at www.knockdoors.org/jobs. We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.

The Community Outreach Group, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Community Outreach Group, LLC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
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  • Wisconsin, USA