Political Canvass Manager (Dallas County – Temporary)

About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP): Founded in 2009, TOP has become a leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. We have a base of over 277,000 members and supporters who are reflective of Texas’s growing population – people of color, low moderate income families. Through on the ground organizing, grass-roots leader trainings, direct action, policy advocacy and electoral engagement we have made gains in policy solutions and public investments in criminal justice, neighborhood infrastructure, family sustaining jobs, affordable housing, community schools, health access and immigrant rights. TOP and its partner PACs have also run the largest independent grassroots electoral field operation in the state, running program in four of the largest counties.

Job Description: TOP’s culture is a highly collaborative environment that engages staff and members as full partners. TOP’s Political Canvass Manager is responsible for managing a team of canvassers year round to continue to build out TOP’s 2024 political program and elect TOP endorsed candidates who share our values. This position is a temporary role ending December 31st, 2024. The position includes managing and training a team of canvassers, leading the charge on all metrics, logistics, recruitment and overall program in Dallas County. Core responsibilities include:

Managing Paid GOTV Efforts:
● Recruitment of canvassers & lead canvassers, this position will supervise the canvass team
● Training and development of canvassers
● Maintaining admin documents including onboarding, timesheets, incident reports and warnings.
● Keeping track of program budget with support from the Political Field Manager
● Stay in constant communication with the local Office Data Manager to ensure there is always a stock of canvass supplies
● Preparing for and launching the canvass program everyday
● Managing vendor relationships for paid GOTV programs
● Track metrics, logistics, & recruitment to ensure programs deliver on voter turnout goals – reporting to TOP’s Political Field Manager.
● Researching candidates and races TOP’s members have endorsed to produce written raps for the canvass and help canvassers be equipped with all the information they need to secure support for our candidates.
● Strong communication with TOP’s Political Field Manager, Data team, Logistics team and Finance and Payroll team.
● Daily check in with team leads and staff support.

Other Responsibilities:
● Consistently tracking and inputting data into EveryAction database, training provided
● Weekly community outreach and base-building responsibilities which include
canvassing/door-knocking, phone banking, text banking, etc .
● Working with staff and members to integrate political strategy into their campaign efforts

● Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:
● Strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice
● Minimum one year experience working in organizing or electoral spaces
● Strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
● Ability to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups
● Ability to identify, recruit and develop canvasser
● Experience running or managing some or all components of an electoral program
● Previous staff management experience required. Experience managing a team of canvassers preferred.
● Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends
● Willingness to learn and grow within the TOP culture
● Computer competency – Zoom, VAN (or other electoral database), Google Docs, Internet required;
● One to two years organizing experience preferred

Characteristics of the Position:
● Regular travel.
● Willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.
● Some evening and weekend hours will be required – with ramp up during election time.
● Position reports to TOP Political Field Manager
● Position ends 12/31/24.

TOP is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to recruit@organizetexas.org.

*This position is not within TOP’s bargaining unit.

***Salary: $60,000 – $65,000. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays including a weeklong period of rejuvenation during the summer and at the end of each calendar year, vacation, parental leave, sick leave, and travel reimbursement.