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25 Aug 2021

Full-Time Field Directors

The Outreach Team – Posted by Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Job Description

The Outreach Team is a field firm specializing in face-to-face canvassing operations. We fuel the nation’s leading progressive groups to raise money, and impact critical elections.

We are currently seeking Field Directors to join us on important and exciting campaigns to contact registered voters and engage them around lowering prescription costs and electric bills for Virginians.

We are working with partners around the Commonwealth to create common-sense solutions that will ensure all Virginians – not just the well-connected – have access to good-paying jobs, quality and affordable healthcare, and excellent educational opportunities. For many working Virginians, cost of living and core expenses like healthcare or electrical bills are rising faster than wages. Special interests are driving too much of the political agenda, prioritizing their own profits above working people. Freedom Virginia believes that when Virginia families are thriving, the economy thrives.

Field Directors will recruit, train, and manage a team of local canvassers to teach voters how to amplify their voices around the need to lower utility bills. Additionally, the Lead Campaign Director will manage one or two Deputy Directors, and will be responsible for building an office to scale from the ground up. This position reports to the Project Director.

COVID-19 has altered the political landscape, but one thing remains the same – we will need to have in-person conversations with people to assist voters in engaging their legislators. Thankfully, we can do this in a way that is low risk. We will provide PPE and substantial health and safety training, we will work outside, and we will all follow the canvassing protocols that will allow us to do this critical work while keeping ourselves and everyone else in our communities safe.

We are hiring immediately. This position can run through November 2nd, with opportunities to extend.

Locations: Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Strong preference for local and in-state candidates, short-term travel may be required.

Canvass Management Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 25 to 30 canvassers, setting goals and holding staff accountable
  • Train and provide ongoing motivation and support to staff
  • Identify, promote, and train a leadership team
  • Build a diverse team where staff feel respected, while fostering a culture of equity and justice
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure integrity of the work
  • Go in the field yourself several days per week to canvass, train staff, and help drive office goals by contacting voters.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all staff
  • Develop strategic plans to reach target voters/constituencies in assigned locations
  • Manage administrative duties, including reporting data, record keeping, processing payroll, and distributing materials


Must have

  • Strong management skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team while also holding staff accountable to goals and expectations
  • Can speak compellingly about campaign issues and strategy
  • Willing and able to listen to staff and solve problems
  • Committed to equity and inclusion
  • Strong work ethic; able to persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks
  • Flexible; ready for the unexpected and willing to adapt to last minute changes
  • Eager to learn and open to feedback
  • Basic tech competency (G-suite or microsoft office, smart phone or computer)


  • Community or issue-based campaign experience
  • Experience running paid canvasses or managing paid employees
  • Passion for social change and activism
  • Team building ability
  • Attention to detail
  • A track record of success meeting or exceeding goals
  • Experience working in underserved or marginalized communities
  • Facilitation experience
  • Local knowledge/experience

Salary: The salary range for these positions is $1,000 – $1,250 per week. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and hands-on training. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement and bonuses.

At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 11 days.

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