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Fundraising Director

The Outreach Team
Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC
Target annual compensation for this position is $55,000-$75,000 + benefits.
Closing date
Aug 20, 2021

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About Us


The Outreach Team 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.


Featured Partner - Greenpeace


One of our current partners is Greenpeace.In 1971, Greenpeace was founded by a small group of activists who took a stand against nuclear weapons testing in Alaska by sailing a small fishing boat into the testing site, disrupting the tests, and placing themselves in harm’s way. This action began the next 50 years of Greenpeace’s efforts to use direct action to tackle issues like commercial whaling, drilling in the Arctic, fracking, mining, and the climate crisis. Right now, one of the top priorities for Greenpeace is fighting plastic pollution.


Greenpeace 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 Greenpeace 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.


*Must be willing to relocate to one of our current offices: Washington, D.C., Portland, OR, Boston, MA or Detroit, MI. Or future office locations TBD.




  • 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




  • Previous canvass or campaign experience


    Previous sales, customer service, or fundraising experience


    Geographic flexibility, an ability to relocate to run an office


Salary: Target annual compensation for this position is $55,000-$75,000. The starting base salary range is $51,600-$62,000; bonuses and incentives fall in the range of $3,500 to $10,000. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, hands-on training, and opportunities for advancement.


We prioritize equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.


Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $51,600.00 - $75,000.00 per year




The Outreach Team is a national consulting firm working to make the world a better place. We do that by combining talented, mission-driven people with cutting-edge technology and strategies to marshal public support for the nation’s leading nonprofits and political campaigns.

We specialize in running canvasses – fundraising, voter registration, GOTV, and petition-gathering for initiatives.

The Outreach Team prioritizes equity and inclusion in all facets of our operations. We are focused and working on making sure our staff team, client roster, and outreach efforts are rooted in and shaped by the values of equity and inclusion.

We were founded by people who want to change the world to make it fairer, greener, safer, and more peaceful. In the end, we will only work with clients or hire staff who we believe will help us accomplish this mission.

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407 College Av Suite 349
United States
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