Houston in Action is recruiting a Canvasser Manager for a fulltime position in Harris County. The Canvasser Manager will manage and oversee the HiA Canvassing Program, ensuring the successful coordination of canvassers teams whose responsibility is to reach out to the undercounted community in Harris County, with specific focus in unincorporated Harris County.
A successful Canvasser Manager will ensure that a team of canvassers is hired and onboarded. The Manager will also ensure that the canvassers are supervised and metrics are being tracked and met.
1. Check in with County Project Manager and County data Consultant regarding neighborhoods/geographical areas where canvassing teams should be canvasing door- to-door.
2. Ensure the program is properly staffed at all times by recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, and motivating subordinate staff.
3. Responsible for managing 6 Canvasser Supervisors that supervise will supervise 1 Partner Organizer and 8 Canvassers per team.
4. Build canvassing program through relationships with stakeholders in community service organizations in targeted communities throughout Harris County (i.e. communities of color, low income, renters, youth 18 to 25, foreign born, limited English proficiency, limited internet access, parents with young children, formerly incarcerated, people with disabilities and LGBTQ).
5. Build and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with Houston in Action Members and Partners.
6. Drive the execution of the Canvassing Program through desired behaviors, techniques, and performance management.
7. Identify service organizations and community influencers needed to ensure meaningful participation of said organizations in the 2020 Census.
8. Ensure that the Canvassing Program is connected to the larger HiA role of base building by collecting accurate data, sharing partner relationships, and working closely with HiA leadership to execute new initiatives to ensure goals are being met.
9. Adhere to all company policies, procedures and ethics.
10. Other duties as assigned.
1. Ability to review and strategically make decision regarding canvassing operations based on data
2. Ability to build relationships in a professional environment with County Officials and staff
3. Experience working effectively and collaboratively with diverse populations
4. High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and a great listener
5. Experience working with data-informed approaches, evaluating and improving programs
6. Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion
7. Solutions-oriented and collaborative work style
8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Basecamp and Google Drive/Docs/Sheets
9. Strong communication skills; ability to synthesize information in an easily
10. Requires a vehicle, valid driver's license, and personal auto insurance
11. A demonstrated interest and experience in community organizing
12. Experienced in managing a large staff
13. Fluency in at least one additional language to English preferred
14. Experience in community organizing, nonprofit and/or social justice setting preferred
Experience: 3-5 years of coalition work experience. (include any educational experience requirements) Experience in campaigns, canvassing and community organizing, nonprofit and/or social justice setting in at least two of the following communities: Communities of color, low income, renters, youth 18 to 25, foreign born, limited English proficiency, parents with young children, LGBTQ community, formerly incarcerated, and people with disabilities.
Compensation: Salary position and benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.
Application procedure Submit one-page cover, resume, and three references by email to
Ana Mac Naught at Ana@houstoninaction.org
Deadline Resumes will be accepted until job is filled.