Wisconsin Deputy Canvass Manager

Wisconsin, USA Req #485
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Company: Community Outreach Group

Job Title: Deputy 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 Deputy 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 Deputy Canvass Manager will supervise a team of hourly canvassers and team leaders. As a Deputy Canvass Manager, you will hold responsibility for the day-to-day management of the canvass 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. If you’re ready to organize in your community, we urge you to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

The Deputy Canvass Manager's responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with field leadership to develop and implement all components of a strategic canvassing operation in a key area.
  • Assist the process of recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of canvassers.
  • Create a canvassing plan to break down campaign-wide goals into daily and weekly benchmarks.
  • Analyze daily and weekly reports to track progress to goals and implement rigorous quality control measures.
  • Partner with the Canvass Field Coordinator to delegate key responsibilities in the payroll, recruitment, management, training, office culture and environment, turf, reporting, and quality control areas.
  • Communicate and coordinate as needed with client and/or partners.

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 $48,000 and $52,000. 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