Interested in Changing the Conversation?

We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to achieve levels of excellence. We also strive to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard, as well. We also acknowledge the work is hard, and the world is brutal, and we strive to build a culture of positive, hopeful attitudes, with joy, laughter, and mission.

Job title: Senior Organizer

About the Organization

Changing the Conversation (CTC) is building a corps of deep canvassers to grow an American electorate that embraces compassion and inclusion. CTC helped flip Staten Island in 2018 , Pennsylvania in 2020 , and again in 2022 . Campaigns have been featured in the NY Times , The Nation , WNYC , The American Prospect , Politics Is For Power , The Philadelphia Citizen and The Forge .

Deep canvassing is a proven method that patiently invites voters over to support a cause. It’s a form of conversation that builds trust through empathetic listening, deep mutual respect, and connecting emotionally. Through the telling and eliciting of stories, voters connect their values with participating in democracy. Randomized control trials have shown deep canvassing to be the most effective form of voter persuasion that’s ever been measured. CTC’s Deep Canvassing connects with unlikely voters in marginalized communities of Philadelphia in a way that no one else does. Our country, and our world, is at a critical turning point. Next fall, US voters will face a stark choice: stand up for democracy or stay home and let autocratic rule continue its ascent. A few states will tip the balance. Pennsylvania is one of them. The good news is that there are potential voters that are open to talking, there are potential volunteers seeking meaningful ways to be political, and our deep canvassing strategy works!

We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to achieve levels of excellence. We also strive to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard, as well. We also acknowledge the work is hard, and the world is brutal, and we strive to build a culture of positive, hopeful attitudes, with joy, laughter, and mission.

About the Role

Do you feel like the world is on fire? Do you believe in building people-power and movements for people who want to be part of this pivotal moment and turn things around? Are you a results-oriented community builder and storyteller? If so, you may be the right candidate for the Senior Organizer role at CTC in this critical moment.

The Senior Organizer role is not just a “campaign job,” it’s a career. This is an opportunity for a meaningful, sustainable career with opportunities for learning, work, and growth after election day. CTC is developing and launching a series of training and capacity-building partnerships for unions, community organizations, and other groups interested in building a corps of effective deep canvassers that will help in 2024 and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build a volunteer canvassing program in Philadelphia that can serve as a training center for CTC’s canvassing efforts nationwide
  • Maintain existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships by recruiting new groups (community and/or political organizations) that would hire and/or partner with CTC
  • Plan and facilitate training to canvassers, including on-the-job coaching while actively canvassing
  • Hire, train, and supervise organizers who are responsible for managing a team of canvassers in their region and hitting weekly and quarterly goals

Candidate Requirements:

  • Passion for constructively countering the forces of demagoguery, violent extremism and voter suppression
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to build relationships quickly
  • 5-15 years paid organizing experience, or equivalent
  • Ability to train, motivate, and influence others to take action and meet ambitious goals
  • Ability to work with people from a diverse set of backgrounds, and a genuine curiosity and interest in others
  • Ability to problem-solve, think flexibility, and navigate ambiguity
  • Comfort speaking and listening in front of groups; ability to teach and tell a good story
  • Willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced organization with high levels of accountability
  • People management and past experience leading teams preferred
  • Willingness to work in the field, including some evenings and weekends
  • A driver’s license and access to a working car

Location and Travel

This role will be based in the Philadelphia area. Applicants should reside in the Philadelphia area, be willing to relocate, or be able to spend 75% of their time there. Some travel to CTC’s NY headquarters may be required to coordinate with the Executive Director and other leadership, especially during onboarding.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $90,000-110,000 and is commensurate with experience. CTC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, cell phone reimbursement, retirement, and paid vacation.

CTC is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we strongly encourage Black, Indigenous & People of Color, Spanish Speakers, and women to apply. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

How to Apply

Interested parties should email careers@ctc4progress.org with the following:

  • An updated resume
  • The answer to the following question [300 words max]: Former President Donald Trump has framed his campaign as the “final battle” against political adversaries, and he and his allies are devising plans for a presidency that would fundamentally undermine American democracy. As Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor at New York University who studies fascism said, “There are echoes of fascist rhetoric, and they’re very precise.” In no more than 300 words, please share why you are passionate about this role at CTC in this particular moment of our nation’s history.

Please write “Senior Organizer Application” in the subject line of the email.

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Job Title: Community Organizer

About the Organization

Changing the Conversation (CTC) is building a corps of deep canvassers to grow an American electorate that embraces compassion and inclusion.CTC helped flip Staten Island in 2018, Pennsylvania in 2020, and again in 2022. Campaigns have been featured in the NY Times, The Nation, WNYC, The American Prospect,Politics Is For Power, The Philadelphia Citizen and The Forge.

Deep canvassing is a proven method that patiently invites voters over to support a cause. It’s a form of conversation that builds trust through empathetic listening, deep mutual respect, and connecting emotionally. Through the telling and eliciting of stories, voters connect their values with participating in democracy. Randomized control trials have shown deep canvassing to be the most effective form of voter persuasion that’s ever been measured. CTC’s Deep Canvassingconnects with unlikely voters in marginalized communities of Philadelphia in a way that no one else does.Our country, and our world, is at a critical turning point. Next fall, US voters will face a stark choice: stand up for democracy or stay home and let autocratic rule continue its ascent. A few states will tip the balance. Pennsylvania is one of them. The good news is that there are potential voters that are open to talking, there are potential volunteers seeking meaningful ways to be political, and our deep canvassing strategy works!

We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to achieve levels of excellence. We also strive to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard, as well. We also acknowledge the work is hard, and the world is brutal, and we strive to build a culture of positive, hopeful attitudes, with joy, laughter, and mission. 

About the Role

Do you feel like the world is on fire? Do you believe in building people-power and movements for people who want to be part of this pivotal moment and turn things around? Are you a results-oriented community builder and storyteller? If so, you may be the right candidate for the Community Organizer role at CTC in this critical moment. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Organizer will be responsible for the successful execution of canvasses in the Philadelphia area. This is an outstanding opportunity for a relentless, results-oriented individual who has strong relationship-building skills and excels at managing complicated projects. This full-time position is fast-paced, fun, and will require your all. The job includes intensive training in the skills of effective organizing; provides opportunities for professional growth; entails working with committed volunteer leaders; and will develop your expertise in the most effective form of voter engagement ever measured.With the skills you gain, you will play a key role in building a progressive future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, train, develop, inspire, and retain a highly motivated and capable volunteer base of canvassers
  • Maintain existing relationships and support the Director in the development of new strategic relationships (community and/or political organizations)
  • Oversee 1-2 volunteer teams (e.g. recruitment, training, and logistics) and monitor and report on outcomes
  • Help plan, execute all logistics for canvases that results in a smooth and positive experience for volunteers, high turnout, and a strong retention rate
  • Cultivate, recruit, and develop leaders from within the volunteer base who can support with logistics and recruitment, and eventually oversee teams of volunteers
  • Serve as a leader and be physically present at all canvases
  • Create a culture where volunteers and volunteer leaders feel valued, seen, and respected
  • Ensure volunteer data integrity is consistent and accurate across all platforms

Candidate Requirements:

  • Passion for constructively countering the forces of demagoguery, violent extremism and voter suppression
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to build relationships quickly
  • Ability to train, motivate, and influence others to take action and meet ambitious goals
  • Ability to work with people from a diverse set of backgrounds, and a genuine curiosity and interest in others
  • Ability to problem-solve, think flexibility, and navigate ambiguity
  • Comfort speaking and listening in front of groups; ability to teach, inspire, and tell a good story
  • Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced organization with high levels of accountability
  • Willingness to work in the field, including some evenings and weekends
  • A driver’s license and access to a working car

Location and Travel

This role will be based in the Philadelphia area with some travel to CTC’s NY headquarters to coordinate with the Executive Director and other leadership, especially during onboarding.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is $70,000-$75,000 and is commensurate with experience. CTC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, cell phone reimbursement, retirement, and paid vacation.

CTC is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we strongly encourage Black, Indigenous & People of Color, Spanish Speakers, and women to apply. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

How to Apply

Interested parties should email careers@ctc4progress.org with the following:

  • An updated resume
  • In 300 words or less, please share where you learned about the role, why you are interested, and what makes you qualified for the Community Organizer role at CTC.

Please write “Community Organizer Application” in the subject line of the email.

Apply

 

Job Title: Part-Time Development Manager

About the Organization

Changing the Conversation (CTC) is building a corps of deep canvassers to grow an American electorate that embraces compassion and inclusion.CTC helped flip Staten Island in 2018, Pennsylvania in 2020, and again in 2022. Campaigns have been featured in the NY Times, The Nation, WNYC, The American Prospect,Politics Is For Power, The Philadelphia Citizen and The Forge.

Deep canvassing is a proven method that patiently invites voters over to support a cause. It’s a form of conversation that builds trust through empathetic listening, deep mutual respect, and connecting emotionally. Through the telling and eliciting of stories, voters connect their values with participating in democracy. Randomized control trials have shown deep canvassing to be the most effective form of voter persuasion that’s ever been measured. CTC’s Deep Canvassingconnects with unlikely voters in marginalized communities of Philadelphia in a way that no one else does.Our country, and our world, is at a critical turning point. Next fall, US voters will face a stark choice: stand up for democracy or stay home and let autocratic rule continue its ascent. A few states will tip the balance. Pennsylvania is one of them. The good news is that there are potential voters that are open to talking, there are potential volunteers seeking meaningful ways to be political, and our deep canvassing strategy works!

We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to achieve levels of excellence. We also strive to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard, as well. We also acknowledge the work is hard, and the world is brutal, and we strive to build a culture of positive, hopeful attitudes, with joy, laughter, and mission. 

About the Role

Do you feel like the world is on fire? Do you believe in building people-power and movements for people who want to be part of this pivotal moment and turn things around? Our country, and our world, is at a critical turning point. Next fall, US voters will face a stark choice: stand up for democracy or stay home and let autocratic rule continue its ascent.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Part-time Development Manager to support, and ultimately lead, our efforts in fundraising and donor relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record in nonprofit development. While experience in development is a plus, we are dedicated to supporting employees in developing new skills. We welcome candidates with a variety of backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification. It does require a genuine interest in learning about the art and science of raising money for work you believe in.

This role reports to the Director and offers a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Development Strategy

  • Work closely with the Director and organization leadership to implement, and iterate, a fundraising strategy aligned with the organization’s mission
  • Learn how to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from diverse sources, including grants and individual donors

Donor Engagement, Stewardship, Management

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors, major donors, and corporate partners
  • Develop and execute donor engagement plans to enhance donor retention and satisfaction
  • Implement effective stewardship practices to express gratitude and demonstrate the impact of donor contributions
  • Own relationship management for key funder prospects and donors
  • Develop a tiered stewardship strategy to demonstrate gratitude, keep donors engaged with our work and mission, and amplify future gifts

Development Operations

  • Work closely with CTC’s Director to create and implement development operations procedures and policies
  • Manage day-to-day operations of development office and data administration, including gift processing and acknowledgment, database management, reporting,ensuring integrity of all records, and working with other departments, as appropriate
  • Maintain complete records including contracts, paperwork, and key documentation
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program

Grant Writing Management

  • Work with Director and outside consultants to help create outward-facing materials, including reports and summaries as needed for funders, board of directors (Fundraising Outreach Toolkit) and general appeals
  • Research grant opportunities aligned with CTC’s focus
  • Prepare first drafts of grant proposals and reports, ensuring alignment with organizational goals
  • Manage relationships with grantors and ensure compliance with reporting requirements
  • Work with consultants to create clear, concise, and compelling proposals and letters of intent that animate our work, values, and vision
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events, ranging from small donor gatherings to dinner parties; ensure seamless event logistics, engaging programming, and meaningful donor interactions
  • Work closely with, and under the guidance of, Director to build a volunteer fundraising team by identifying, recruiting, training volunteer leaders.
  • Networking and Outreach 
  • Represent the campaign at relevant industry events, networking functions, and community gatherings, leveraging these opportunities to expand the donor base and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders

Candidate Requirements:

  • Passion for constructively countering the forces of demagoguery, violent extremism and voter suppression
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive issues, including at least three years of experience working in a progressive politics or organization, or through consistent volunteer experience
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to build relationships quickly
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and collaborating with stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong written communication skills required; experience writing grants and managing non-profit communications materials preferred but not required
  • Ability to problem-solve, think flexibility, and navigate ambiguity
  • Comfort working remotely and technical fluency in utilizing Google Suite, databases, and new and different online portals; comfort and experience with Everyaction and Donorbox is a plus
  • Demonstrated success in development preferred but not required
  • Willingness to work in the field, including some evenings and weekends for events
  • Desire and willingness to learn how to deep canvass and work on canvases, on occasion

Location

The is a hybrid position, working at times on sight with the New York-based Director. There would also be occasional travel to Philadelphia for canvassing.

Compensation 

This is a part-time job that will be, on average, 10-20 hours per week. We expect that as the second quarter of 2024 turns into the third and fourth, there will be periods of intensity. The hours and pay for this job will be $75-$125. The final rate will be determined based on years of experience and internal equity. This is also a position with an opportunity for career growth, training and advancement.

CTC is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we strongly encourage Black, Indigenous & People of Color, Spanish Speakers, and women to apply. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

How to Apply

Interested parties should email careers@ctc4progress.org with the following:

  • An updated resume
  • In 300 words or less, please share where you learned about the role, why you are interested, and what makes you qualified for the part-time Development Manager role at CTC.

Please write “Part-Time Development Manager Application” in the subject line of the email.

Apply