Work on a Campaign to Protect Our Waterways

Work on a Campaign to Protect Our Waterways

Loopholes in the Clean Water Act have left more than half of our streams vulnerable to unchecked pollution. Environment America is running a campaign to protect these waterways from big polluters. The Fund for the Public Interest is running 41 door-to-door canvass offices in partnership with Environment America, working on this and other critical environmental issues like fighting. Apply today.


We are seeking smart, motivated, action-oriented college graduates to work as Assistant Canvass Directors in our canvass offices.

As an Assistant Director, you and the other directors are responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of up to 40 canvassers, who work full-time to educate the public, sign-up members, build visibility, raise money, and put grassroots pressure on decision makers. You will train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques. You will evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback. And you will identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills, and promote from within. In addition, you will canvass two to three times a week so you can train new staff; evaluate current staff; raise money, identify and activate members, and educate the public on the issues.

You will oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management. You will ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations and complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion.


Candidates must have strong verbal communication and public speaking skills. Leadership experience or campaign experience is a plus.


Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

How to apply


Fill out our online application. Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

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