Down Home North Carolina (DHNC) seeks multiple part-time, temporary canvassers to aid in our 2022 base building program in various rural counties across the state. This year Down Home North Carolina is planning the largest organizing program our organization has ever attempted. We plan to expand into multiple new counties from the mountains in the West to the coast out East in order to grow our movement of working class people. Down Home is working to engage voters in small towns and rural areas through base building, leadership development, and canvassing. We are committed to building a long term base of working-class power through both community organizing and participating in elections on all levels of government.
The 2022 canvassers will be responsible for participating in a three month long Deep Listening Canvass in various counties. Canvassers will be tasked with knocking on doors, conducting deep listening conversations, and sharing their insights with the local Down Home Field Organizer. The ultimate goal of their work will be to learn what issues matter the most to working people in their areas, what solutions they think their communities need, and engage them in Down Home’s work of building long term power for working people.
The ideal candidate is a people-person who is highly motivated to build a powerful multiracial base that wins changes for poor and working-class people in rural North Carolina. They have an organizer mindset, a willingness to learn, strong interpersonal skills, are a team player, are able to work independently, and are mission aligned. Previous experience as an organizer or a grassroots leader is preferred but not required.
Locations include the following counties:
About Down Home North Carolina
Down Home North Carolina is a growing statewide organization of rural and small town communities that advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. We move North Carolina toward the values of dignity, safety, and inclusion through leadership development, strategic campaigning, multiracial movement building, and civic engagement that advances positive, life-changing reforms for rural communities.
Founded in 2017, Down Home has built a strong organizational track record, including:
Required skills and experience:
Personal or professional experience living in rural communities, living in the South, rural organizing, and/or organizing in the South are a plus but not required.
Some irregular hours are required, including nights and weekends. Locations vary in North Carolina. Applicants must be able and willing to travel regularly for work.
Compensation for this part-time, temporary position is $20 hourly. Locations will be in Alamance, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Craven, Granville, Johnston, Person, and Watauga Counties. Applicants must be able and willing to travel regularly for work. In person work will be required.
How to Apply
Down Home NC is committed to creating a dynamic, multicultural, diverse working environment. Candidates of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Down Home NC is an equal opportunity employer
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as spots are available. If this job description is posted on Down Home’s website (www.downhomenc.org), we are still accepting applications.