Citizens of the World Los Angeles Canvassing Coordinator in Los Angeles, California

Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;

  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and

  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);

  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and

  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years).

CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality

  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences

  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid

  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times

  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways

Position Description

CWC LA is seeking a strategic, driven, reflective leader to manage all aspects of the organization’s field and canvassing campaign. Additionally, the Canvassing Coordinator will manage a small team of independent contractors and volunteers in their fieldwork. The Canvassing Coordinator will be responsible for the follow up to enrollment opportunity leads and will work closely with Principals and school administrators to meet their target enrollment goals while increasing the brand recognition of CWC LA in the communities in which our schools exist.

Detailed responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting, hiring, and training a canvassing team that will work to identify new families interested in enrolling with CWC LA

  • Supervising a paid canvassing team, including tracking hours and shifts covered by staff, maintaining consistent and up-to-date data integrity in and out of the field, and developing canvassers into leaders within the team

  • Ensuring all canvassers are committed to core CWC LA values and are trained on CWC LA messaging

  • Collaborating with CWC LA leadership to identify high-yield neighborhoods for door-to-door and high traffic canvassing

  • Developing data integrity and quality control measures to hold staff accountable to field goals

  • Canvassing at least three times a week to exemplify leadership

  • Providing daily and weekly reports (both quantitative and qualitative date) to Manager of Special Projects

  • Meeting and exceeding daily, weekly, and monthly performance targets

  • Managing follow up phone calls to leads

  • Consulting with CWC LA staff on overall outreach strategy

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Prior experience organizing or canvassing for a Charter Management Organization (CMO) a plus

  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to complex systems and operations in a highly regulated industry

  • A minimum of one calendar year or two electoral cycles of canvassing experience

  • Experience managing staff

  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends

  • Proficiency communicating in Spanish or Korean a plus


The Canvassing Coordinator must have:

  • Alignment with the organization’s mission and core values

  • A strong drive to surpass objectives and take initiative

  • Strong leadership and team management skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to manage complex tasks with competing priorities

  • An ability to influence and motivate through strong leadership

  • Enthusiasm for building strong and invested teams

  • An ability to handle many responsibilities simultaneously

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work well with diverse individuals and groups

  • Highly self-motivated and ability to work independently and in collaboration with others

  • Demonstrated skills with Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite, including expertise in Excel

ID: 2018-1081

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