Regional Office Director, Paid Canvass Program, Cumberland Co

Fayetteville, NC, USA
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Job Description

Carolina Federation Employment Opportunity

Regional Office Director, Paid Canvass Program

Full-Time May 2024-December 2024

Openings Are Currently Available in Fayetteville

About the Carolina Federation

The Carolina Federation is a statewide organization that brings local people together across race and the rural-urban divide to build political and electoral power in their own communities and across North Carolina.

At a time when the right-wing still holds power in North Carolina and far too many campaigns overlook the importance of long-term investment in local communities, we are developing a bold approach to multi-racial organizing and voter engagement for our state. Our approach to building power is defined by our relentless commitment to bringing new people into political action, our deep investment in local leadership and our intentional integration of cultural work with community and electoral organizing. By unleashing the full potential of our diverse communities we can create real change in the lives of our people, win elections that were previously unwinnable and transform the political terrain. And by rooting ourselves in our movement traditions, our grassroots democratic practice and our solidarity with each other, we can dismantle the concentrated corporate power that seeks to control our government and our economy.

Our Challenge and Opportunity

North Carolina remains a key national battleground between the white nationalist infused right-wing and our vision of multi-racial, progressive left populism.

Over the past three years, we have launched three new county-based chapters, trained hundreds of member leaders in our core organizing principles, developed local democratic governance, created a grassroots statewide policy platform and built one of the largest volunteer-driven electoral efforts in North Carolina outside of the major political parties.

While we are incredibly proud of these successes, we also know that the work of our first three years is only the beginning of our effort to fundamentally change the direction of our state. Indeed, we are clear that several challenges still lie ahead of us.

First, we must work to refine, expand and deepen our approach to our multi-racial base-building at scale -- one that centers the leadership of working class folks and people of color while bringing in new members in the thousands and thousands.

Secondly, we must harness our grassroots political power in the electoral arena through large-scale voter contact to deliver key electoral victories needed to build the long-term political and electoral power of our people. Indeed, in this moment we are contesting for the survival and flourishing of our own people. Our ability to demonstrate the power of transformative electoral organizing to move new people into action -- in the face of ongoing community crisis -- will be put squarely to the test this coming year.

About the Regional Office Director Position

The Regional Office Director reports directly to the Deputy Field Director, and their primary responsibility is directly managing and overseeing a regional office space and a team of canvassers. The following is required:

  • North Carolina resident, 21 & over, that can provide proof of your up to date COVID-19 vaccination status 
  • Managing an office that is open 11am-7pm 6 days a week, with at least 12 canvassers any given shift
  • Requires flexible and (at-times) long hours, especially in the height of the campaign season
  • Developing and constantly training lead canvassers 
  • Identifying, training and developing leaders within your staff 
  • Contributing to turf management, turf cutting and overseeing turf tracking with your Deputy FIeld Director
  • Ensuring the integrity and quality execution of our canvassing strategies by being in constant communication with your canvassers in the field
  • Overseeing your office’s scheduling and hour-tracking
  • Training and supervising all canvassers on a daily basis, conducting check-in calls and tracking their progress
  • Holding every staffer accountable to the Company Policies and upholding high ethical standards
  • Embodying the core values of the Carolina Federation in all your interactions with staff and the public 
  • Participating in partner and coalition relationship-building by attending meetings, calls, activities etc
  • Flexible problem-solver who takes ownership of their role and makes sure their office runs smoothly
  • Tracking results in real-time and assisting lead canvassers in the management of their canvass teams
  • Building an office culture and conducting daily motivational chats or skill sessions with our canvass teams
  • Make one-on-one relationship-building calls and visits with your canvassers on a daily basis
  • Coordinate with Recruitment, HR & DEI Director to manage talent pipelines, hiring plans, employee issues
  • Constantly identifying and communicating to your supervisor our most urgent needs and possible issues

In addition, we would be excited about Regional Office Directors who would:

  • Be thrilled to help grow an innovative political organization alongside an extraordinary team
  • Exemplify our core values and therefore naturally serve as an ambassador for the organization in the way you conduct yourself in your day to day interactions.
  • Fit our culture of courageous leadership and playful camaraderie, and who shares our deep love of people, and ferocious commitment to power and transformation.

Skills and Competencies We’re Looking For In An Ideal Regional Office Director

  • At least one cycle working as a manager with VAN in a North Carolina paid political campaign is preferred
  • Familiarity with VAN both as a canvasser and manager is ideal
  • Familiarity with managing voter contact programs and the geography of North Carolina
  • Strong management skills and a core desire to build people up, develop leaders, and life skills
  • Experience in political campaigns
  • A deep working knowledge of the issues facing Americans and North Carolinians in the upcoming election.
  • The ability to speak compellingly about campaign issues and to inspire others.
  • Competence with G Suite
  • Excellent communicator 

Qualities We’re Looking For In All of Our Teammates

Our organization values the recruitment of staff with strong political alignment and key leadership qualities that match both the role and the kind of work we do. Because the work we do is political, fast-paced, deeply relational and about power, we look for many of the following qualities:

1. Politically Clear: You know why building power through elections, issue campaigns, and transformative organizing is essential. You are convinced that racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice are what we need and you lift up the leadership and dignity of working-class people and people of color.

2. A Leader Who Unleashes More Leadership: You take responsibility for motivating others, coordinating effective collective action and building powerful teams -- even in the face of obstacles. But most of all you unleash leadership in others, igniting responsibility and ownership in those you lead.

3. Interdependent: You bring your best, rely on the strengths of others and know that we are responsible for each other’s well-being.

4. Courageous and Determined: You draw from deep values and beliefs so you continue to take action towards goals, even in the face of change, fear, loss, conflict, and uncertainty.

5. Ambitious, Innovative, Relentless: You believe that you and others are capable of greatness. You believe not only that we can win but that we have a duty to win. When things get difficult you get creative and keep trying and learning until we succeed.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Full-time, salaried position at the rate of $5,500 per month, starting May 2024 through December 2024 
  • Employer-based health care with 100% contribution for single coverage
  • Provided with a laptop that will be yours to keep, contingent upon completion of the full project 
  • Potential to transition to a permanent staff position within the Carolina Federation.

Location and Travel

The ideal candidate for this position would live in proximity to the office they are applying to. The Fayetteville office is our only opening. Applicants from other North Carolina-based locations may be considered.  

Preferably, applicants have their own vehicle and will be reimbursed for any business-related personal vehicle use at the federal mileage rate.

This position will require consistent periodic travel to locations within North Carolina, including the Triad, the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.  

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to