Canvassers and Field Managers, Coalition for Peace Action
Contact: Dave Gibson
Coalition for Peace Action
1 West Baltimore Pike, Suite 3
Lansdowne, PA 19050
TITLE: Field Managers & Canvassers
Good pay and opportunities for advancement.
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Activist Job Description To increase our influence and build support for issues that matter, Coalition for Peace Action is leading an aggressive new staff recruitment effort, involving public events, direct mail, and a professional community-outreach program. You will work with a team of canvassers, performing educational outreach and speaking with about 30 people each evening.
Hours are approximately 2:00 PM till 10:30 PM. You will recruit contributors and volunteers, collect small and large contributions, and generate petition signatures, letters and phone calls on key campaign issues. You will raise funds to finance campaign activities, identify sustainers, patrons, and other high level donors to the Coalition’s work. While contacting supporters and collecting contributions, petition signatures, and letters, you will also learn what it takes to build grassroots support and mobilize voters and taxpayers to take action. See firsthand how we build coalitions, run press conferences, and hold meetings with local government officials or editorial boards, and learn about peace and justice issues and what can be done about them. You will learn how to motivate and mobilize a group of activists around specific campaign goals. Learn the art of effective fund-raising and how to train others. Recruit and identify volunteers and conduct letter-writing campaigns that will have an impact. Advanced positions require training new staff in effective community outreach and fundraising skills. You will be responsible for coordinating travel of a crew safely to and from the field each day, planning logistics of canvassing specified townships, and communicating with township officials to allow reasonable regulation of The Council's efforts in each community.Starting salary for full time staff is $300/wk plus bonus.
Rapid advancement possibilities.
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Washington, DC-area (Silver Spring, MD)
Contact: Paul Martin
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 120 Fellowships have been awarded.
To apply: read instructions at the Scoville Fellowship application page here.