Fundraising Canvass Director @ Wave

Full-time • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Multiple Locations

About Wave

Wave is a firm that specializes in face-to-face canvassing. We partner with organizations working to solve some of the biggest problems facing our society — from protecting human rights to fighting climate change — and help them build the resources they need to make an impact. We are a people-powered enterprise; our campaigns are effective because we hire diverse teams of talented people, invest in our staff, and treat them well. We are looking for people who are interested in relocating to work on progressive campaigns in new locations across the country.

Featured Partner – ACLU

One of our current partners is the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is the nation’s largest public interest law firm, standing up for all American’s civil rights. Through litigation and lobbying, the ACLU works to protect segments of the population that have traditionally been denied their rights. With a presence in all 50 states, the ACLU is working to advance equality for people of color, women, gay and transgender people, prisoners, immigrants, and people with disabilities.

The ACLU can only sustain their critical work and take on new challenges, campaigns, and cases, with members and money. That’s why they’re partnering with us; we have the experience and expertise to recruit the members and raise the money groups like the ACLU rely on to run effective campaigns.

We are looking for talented leaders to run face-to-face fundraising campaigns. A canvass director builds an office from the ground up and is responsible for training and managing a staff of paid canvassers to hit ambitious membership and fundraising goals. The ideal candidate is eager to get hands-on experience with fundraising, project management, and staff development and is prepared to be challenged.


Train staff in skills needed to be successful fundraisers and communicators. Provide ongoing motivation for staff. Ensure company policies are upheld.

Canvass 3-4 days a week, leading by example by consistently meeting and exceeding goals.

Participate in canvasser hiring and onboarding, including interviewing and offering candidates.. Create canvasser schedules, develop turf plans, oversee daily logistics, track field and donor information, process payroll.

Ensure the staff and the canvassing efforts are rooted in and shaped by the values of equity and justice. Infusing equity and justice principles into every aspect of the job including but not limited to staff management, recruitment and canvassing.


Must have

  • Ability to effectively interface with members of the public
  • Motivated to make a difference through fundraising
  • Driven and goal-oriented
  • Trainable and open to new skills
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Ability to build a team, motivate and inspire others Toughness;
  • a strong work ethic
  • Trustworthy, professional and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Geographic flexibility, an ability to relocate to run an office


Previous canvass or campaign experience
Previous sales, customer service, or fundraising experience

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