Field Director – Common Energy – Boston

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The Outreach Team

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 an important and exciting campaign to help people switch from their current utility to community solar. We are hiring for Lead Director and Deputy Director positions in Boston, MA.

We’ll be going into the community to educate people and help them switch from their current utility to community solar, which cuts costs and emissions, everybody wins. Utilities are very expensive in Boston and a lot of people don’t know what community solar is or how it could change their lives and impact the environment.

Field Directors will recruit, train, and manage a team of local canvassers to go door to door to talk to homeowners about their current utility services and what we can do to help them lower their energy bills and improve their carbon footprint. Additionally, the Lead Campaign Director will manage up to 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 sign them up for community energy sources. 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 4/29, with opportunities to extend.

Locations: Boston, MA. Strong preference for in-state candidates, short-term travel may be required.

Canvass Management Responsibilities:

Manage a team of 5 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.
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
Qualifications:

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)
Nice-to-have

Community or issue-based campaign experience
Sales 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 this position is $980-$1,269 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.

To apply for this job please visit theoutreachteam.applytojob.com.