Black Fork Strategies

Black Fork Strategies

Regional Field Director

For covering Ohio
(may be based in Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati, OH)


Black Fork Strategies is an Ohio-based engagement firm that focuses on all aspects of community and electoral field work: voter engagement and registration, petition collection, canvass programs, and door-to-door campaign work. At Black Fork Strategies, we anchor winning campaigns while building long-term power for the communities in which we work and partner. For more information, visit: www.blackfork.org.

We are seeking a Regional Field Director who will work under the direction of the Statewide Field Manager to oversee a team of 100+ staff in the 2024 election. This position will take ownership over the following buckets of work:

  • Directly manages City Managers to build out large-scale voter engagement programs including voter registration and doors in assigned turf.
  • Holds City Managers accountable for hiring, onboarding, voter registration, doors, and reporting goals. Holds regular meetings with the City Managers to assess progress-to-goal and triage issues in the field.
  • Trains and provides ongoing motivation and support to City Managers and canvassers in the region.
  • Coaches City Managers to have effective courageous conversations with staff to motivate and hold staff accountable.
  • Ability to break down regional goals by office to set clear expectations for each team.
  • Ability to view reports such as progress to goal, IDs, contact rates, and precinct penetration and make and advise on programmatic adjustments. Has the acumen to understand what adjustments should be made ASAP and what needs to be discussed with the Statewide Field Manager.
  • Regularly reports to the Statewide Field Manager and Field Director progress-to- goal for ongoing programs.
  • Ensures that a thorough quality control process for voter registration is being adhered to in order to prevent voter registration fraud.
  • Reviews reporting and identifies trends and issues of concern with individual canvassers and offices. Works to triage issues while also reporting up to the Statewide Field Manager issues and possible solutions.
  • Works with the Training Manager to adjust and execute necessary training and training adjustments. Makes recommendations for trainings specific to the region. Conducts and observes trainings with City Managers and canvassers to ensure standards are being adhered to.
  • Participates in daily launches and debriefs as necessary to observe City Managers and canvassing teams.
  • Ensures there is statewide adherence to training standards, script usage, script approvals, script completion, reporting, and a clear field feedback loop in all offices.
  • Ensures all offices are regularly tracking canvasser information and that new hire processing and background checks proceed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that all hiring practices are being adhered to and holds the team accountable for non-compliance.
  • Maintains a healthy and safe working environment for all staff.

Required Skills and Abilities:
Strong field management skills and the ability to hold teams accountable for reaching key benchmarks. Ability to speak compellingly about campaign issues and strategy. Organize effective team meetings that set clear standards around a culture of accountability and competition while creating a healthy work culture.

The candidate should have experience with canvassing, managing hourly staff, experience working in the nonprofit and/or campaign setting, and demonstrated professionalism and tact in communications with a diversity of individuals. Strong organizational and time management skills, acute attention to detail and ability to work well with others on the campaign team is a must. This position can be based in Columbus, Cleveland, or Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Regional Field Director has:

  • 2 to 4 years of direct field experience.
  • Experience managing hourly staff.
  • The ability to be ready for the unexpected and willing to adapt to last minute changes.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, VAN, MiniVAN, Google Docs, and Google Chrome/Firefox.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Willing and able to listen to a wide variety of individuals to solve problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.

Position Duties:

  • Assist with hiring, training and managing of canvassers across multiple offices in Ohio.
  • Field spot checks and field audits for quality control of canvassing teams.
  • Oversees proper completion of HR paperwork for offices within region.
  • Other duties as assigned

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities are based on campaign needs and may change.

Position Details: The Regional Field Director is a full-time, temporary position. Benefits include health/dental insurance. Prior to starting the position, the Regional Field Director must reside in Columbus, Cleveland, or Cincinnati Ohio, possess a cell phone, a driver’s license, and have access to a reliable insured automobile. Extensive in-state and some national travel is required. Weekend and evening hours will be required.
Work-related expenses are reimbursed according to policy. Physical requirements include frequent standing, canvassing for long periods of time, the ability to sit in meetings, and lift moderate weight for supplies.

Salary: This position offers a highly competitive salary, based on experience. Salary Range for this position will be $65,000 to $70,000.

EEO/AAP Policy Statement We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, criminal history, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Instructions: Priority deadline ends February 9, 2024 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Please submit a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, your résumé, and three professional references. Please submit résumés to: Regina@blkfork.com, with the position name as the subject for the email.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati, OH

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