The South has come to the cusp of a critical change: with rapidly growing AANHPI/AMEMSA and immigrant communities, the composition of the South, its electorate, and its power are shifting.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is seeking a Canvass Manager who will help us build a movement toward this change for and by Asian Americans, immigrants, and communities of color in Georgia and across the South.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is the first legal and policy advocacy center
dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 2010 to create a powerful voice for AANHPI and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities in the South, we provide in-language direct legal services to low-income clients, coordinate civic engagement and voter mobilization work in Georgia, lead and shape public policy for AANHPI immigrants and refugees, and
develop new leaders to create a better Georgia.
The Canvass Manager position for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta requires the execution and management of door-to-door canvassing and voter contact programs. The candidate is required to use dynamic thinking and excel in the management and organization of door-to-door canvassing events as well as develop a team effort and personal pride in all aspects of the job and program mission. The Canvass Manager will play a key position in community engagement and will run daily aspects of the programs including engaging and interfacing with voters and community members.
- Staff and Volunteer Management:
- Train staff, volunteers, and coalition representatives in door-to-door canvassing and other voter contact activities.
- Assess and communicate team members' job performance.
- Work with your staff, volunteers, and coalition representatives in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.
- Cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and motivating atmosphere.
- Run an Organized Office:
- Test new management and data systems to streamline door-to-door canvass and voter contact programs.
- Guarantee the quality and effectiveness of field work through meticulous tracking and one-on-ones.
- Perform administration functions including scheduling and work product reporting.
- Performance Reports:
- Analyze canvasser, volunteer, and coalition performance and communicate with Programs Coordinator to adjust strategy as needed.
- Regular reporting of progress to goal and timeline, feedback from the team, and intel from the field.
- Assessing program progress and making ongoing recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
- Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
- Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to drive a project independently.
- Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data in order to determine the best course of action.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve under pressure and to correct the course of a project when necessary.
- Ability to recognize where team members can play the most meaningful role and where they need support.
- Demonstrated ability to engage, inspire, and communicate persuasively across race, culture, ethnicity, and class.
- Aware of personal strengths and weaknesses, and experienced working effectively with and through them.
- Willingness and ability to travel for work and work flexible hours.
- Experience working with data and reporting a plus.
- A demonstrated commitment to social justice; strong analysis of systemic oppression based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity; and an understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities and overall communities of color.
Experience and Skills Required
- Mastery of Excel.
- Experience maintaining and tracking performance and progress to goal.
- GA Driver’s License and a reliable car required.
- Strong task management and time management skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Additional language helpful but not required.
This position is a temporary full-time position with full benefits. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email Esther Lim your resume and cover letter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Ideal start date is August 15th.
Advancing Justice – Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, low-income people, women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI people to apply.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required