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March 11, 2008

Job Opportunity – Progressive Politics

Filed under: Community Outreach,Forensics - General — bk2nocal @ 9:29 am
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This was posted on edebate and I thought I would also post it here for anyone who may have missed it:

To: Graduating Seniors
Subject: Progressive Presidential Election Campaign Job Opportunities

The November 2006 midterm election was an exciting step forward for
progressives; but much work remains. The new Congress, on its own, will
not resolve our nation’s most pressing concerns.  If we want to combat
global warming, increase access to higher education, provide healthcare
for all Americans, end corruption in Washington, and redeploy our troops,
we must expand our majorities in Congress and take back the White House.
Students who are interested should apply directly to:

NAME: Adam Scott
EMAIL: ascott@grassrootscampaigns.com
PHONE #: 617.953.7501
WEBSITE: http://www.grassrootscampaigns.com

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), a national firm specializing in building
grassroots support for progressive causes, political candidates, public
interest campaigns, and non-profit fundraising operations, is interviewing
potential staff for their campaigns to Take Back the White House.
Grassroots Campaigns’ current and past clients include MoveOn.org, the
Democratic National Committee, the ACLU, and the League of Conservation
Voters. We are hiring for the following positions:

Position: Citizen Outreach Director

Citizen Outreach Directors and Assistant Directors manage grassroots
fundraising offices. They work with a team of other directors to recruit,
train, and work with a staff of up to 100 paid canvassers to build support
for the 2008 elections and a wide range of nonprofit organizations.

Position: Field Organizer

Field Organizers work in targeted Congressional districts and major
metropolitan areas around the country. They will recruit, train, and work
with volunteers to build the support needed to win on critical issues and
get good candidates elected. In fall 2008 Field Organizers will help run
one of the largest get-out-the-vote drives in the country.

For all positions:

Qualifications:
Sound communication and motivational skills, strong desire for political
change, and work ethic are essential. We are looking for people who have a
strong leadership background, and who are ready to take on a lot of
responsibility. Previous field organizing or canvass experience is a plus,
but not a pre-requisite.

Salary/Benefits
Annual salary begins at $24,000, and increases commensurate with
experience. Staff may opt into our health care plan. Student loan
assistance repayment program offered.

Locations:
Nationwide, ask recruiter for more details.

To Apply:

NAME: Adam Scott
EMAIL: ascott@grassrootscampaigns.com
PHONE #: 617.953.7501
WEBSITE: http://www.grassrootscampaigns.com

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1 Comment »

  1. Grassroots Campaigns, Inc., exploits students; they have been sued by students who have been overworked and underpaid. The worst part is that they suck you in with the promise of meaningful work. In reality you will be standing on a street corner trying to sign people up for membership in the ACLU or some other worthy cause — working for less than minimum wage. It is mind-numbing fundraising masquerading as working for social justice. Do a Google search for “Grassroots Campaigns” complaints or take a look at the Wikipedia article on them. Run the other way!

    Comment by Kristine — July 15, 2008 @ 10:10 pm | Reply


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