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Position: Canvass Director
Organization: Ancient Forest Alliance
Location: Greater Vancouver (home office); in the community

  • Duration: Full-time (approximately 32 hrs/week), permanent staff position
  • Hours: Flexible with canvass hours Mon to Thurs from ~ 4pm-10pm. Occasional Fridays and weekend hours
  • Compensation: $42,732 per annum plus performance-based income
  • Estimated application deadline: Posting will remain open until the right candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged.
  • Anticipated start date: April 15 - May 31

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is seeking a dedicated Canvass Director to drive our fundraising and awareness-raising efforts in the Greater Vancouver Region. This natural leader and confident communicator will manage a stellar team of door-to-door canvassers and coordinate various outreach activities.

The Ancient Forest Alliance is BC’s foremost non-profit focused solely on old-growth forest protection. Built on grassroots outreach and fundraising, we rely on our teams of passionate fundraisers to sustain our campaigns and have a strong track record of success over our thirteen-year history as a result. We have successfully campaigned to protect outstanding old-growth forests like Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew and Echo Lake near Mission and have reached tens of thousands of British Columbians through our outreach efforts. We campaign for province-wide legislation to protect endangered old-growth forests while also ensuring a sustainable, second-growth forestry industry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advertise, recruit, train, and manage a canvass crew of 5-10 individuals who recruit new donors and supporters door-to-door.
  • Oversee canvass shifts Mondays – Thursdays and some Fridays and weekends
  • Lead by example and canvass at least two days per week
  • Facilitate canvass team meetings and skills trainings before each canvass shift
  • Evaluate canvasser and program success and give ongoing, constructive feedback
  • Coordinate additional fundraising initiatives such as setting up information booths at community events and assisting with occasional fundraising events
  • Manage administrative duties (e.g. create canvass turf maps, organize materials, review and reconcile donation transactions)
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner
  • Reports to the Executive Team and the Administrative Director


  • Dedication to protecting old-growth forests and nature in general
  • Supports the Ancient Forest Alliance and its mandate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong task management, organization, and time management skills; proficiency in excel and MS Word.
  • Consistently strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated but also able to take direction
  • Good judge of character; experience recruiting, hiring, and training an asset.
  • Good basic math and accounting skills
  • Former canvassing or sales experience an asset
  • Have valid BC Drivers Licence and good driving record.

If you are passionate about protecting BC’s ancient forests, enjoy self-directed work, and are committed to educating others about critical environmental issues, then we want to hear from you!

To apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Joan Varley at: . Please include “Vancouver Canvass Director” in the subject line. Please mention you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We thank all applicants for the diversity, skill, and experience they offer; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.









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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 2 2024    ID: 70810