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Grassroots Campaigns Assistant Director Interview Questions

Updated Sep 28, 2014
Updated Sep 28, 2014
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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair at my campus. I gave them my information, not expecting much from it. The next day they texted me and informed me they would like to move forward and speak to me on the phone. They never told me it was an interview, I was thinking it was in informal conversation where they would tell me about the organization and ask about my interest and would then move on to a interview at a later date. So I was kind of blindsided, but luckily a friend who was also looking to join the organization received the call earlier and told me. It was not one of my best interviews, some of the questions they asked were a bit difficult, since I didn't have any direct experience organizing or strong leadership positions under my belt. Ultimately they offered me a lower position in the Berkeley office, which I was not all that interested in as I am from Los Angeles and had no plans to move out on my own right after graduation. I asked how long I would have to think about it and was informed I would be contacted via email in the following week. The email never came and I never heard from them again. After reading other people's experiences with the company I knew I didn't want the job, so it all worked out anyway.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about a time where you taught someone a skill.
      What is your experience with community organizing.
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I read a review about an individual who relocated and had a horrible experience. The review stated that he/she was given a hotel night after night but the situation was unstable. They wouldn't find out what hotel they were staying in until the end of the night. They offered me a position where I would have to relocate, so that didn't sit well with me. Also the pay for the amount of work you do is low. It seems like a lot, but when you factor in hours it's fairly low.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application on the company website and was contacted in less than a week by a recruiter. I had a short 20 minute phone interview first, followed by 1 hour in person interview. My interviewer was very upfront about the large time commitment the position entails, which is 80+ hours a week. After traveling all the way to NYC on a holiday weekend for the interview, I literally never heard from them again, despite attempts to follow up. This is incredibly disrespectful to prospective candidates. A simple, sorry we've decided to go in a different direction would have taken less than 5 minutes and not left such a negative impression on me. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a recent phone interview with this organization. The interviewer sounded as if he was reading off of a script. It felt very unnatural and uncomfortable however polite he was. He asked about my previous experiences working with campaigns, and about what areas of the campaign I would be most excited to work with.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    Total of 3 calls and a handful of emails. First call was a fairly informal initial interview, that felt almost like a normal conversation. Second interview was more in depth and informative about the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why is grassroots fundraising important to a campaign?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary is not worth relocating, and I've read some reviews of this company that make it questionable.

    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pitts, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pitts, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I did not continue with the offer because of the hours. They required you to commit to at least 50 hours of work for meager income. The job required you to canvass in the localities. As an assistant director, I was required to manage a number of canvassers as well.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty basic. They wanted to why was I interested in working with them.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    I went through a few interviews before I was offered this position. First, I had a phone interview. I then scheduled another, longer phone interview because I was not in a location near the office I was applying for. Afterwards, I had a chance to stop by the Washington, DC office and meet the office director. He was a really nice guy who was genuinely passionate about the work he was doing. I was called shortly after and offered the position. I was not ready to commit to the job at the time, so I declined.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was really that surprising or hard. I just shared my passion for progressive causes and everything went well.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The hardest part for me was getting over how many hours you're supposed to work for such a low pay. I couldn't justify that lifestyle.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and then following a skype interview because i was out of the country and then coming back to America I was given a face to face interview. I loved the interview process because I was able to have intelligent conversation with intelligent people.

    Interview Questions
    • None really, I studied politics and loved talking about it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Because the pay was too low for me to relocate

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Assistant Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then in person interview, then phone interview. All along the way people were very upbeat, friendly, and passionate about the causes Grassroots Campaigns promotes. Fast process from application to hire.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, just a flat offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call about a day later to set up an initial interview. I was interviewed 3 days after that over the phone. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and they said they would call back if I had made it to the second round interview. I didn't make it to the second round interviews but they said it would be about an hour long and be either through skype or in person.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me if i had read anything interesting lately in the news.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Grassroots Campaigns in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I originally applied to be a canvasser, but during my initial telephone conversation, I was identified as someone with a great deal of potential for the Assistant Director position. I was asked to compile a resume and was scheduled immediately for a interview over the phone with one to follow in the Sacramento, California field office. The staff were very pleasant and expressed that they were excited to learn more about me. There was a strong, upfront investment in me as a candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • I think the most difficult question is that of a time commitment. It's not difficult because of the way it's posed, but because it's a lifestyle commitment that you're being asked to jump into.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a solid a couple of weeks to get moved and relocated. I felt a bit of pressure to get there quickly. I would suggest for others that if relocation is something you're doing, to give yourself more time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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