Election Canvasser

Location: Alamance County & Cabarrus County

Part-Time/Temporary

Time Period: October 1, 2021 to November 3, 2021

Compensation: $15 per hour

Pay schedule: Bi-weekly

Hours: Up to 29 hours per week

About the Project

Down Home was founded on the belief that small towns and rural areas cannot be ignored if we want to see progressive change at the state and national level. Through organizing, leadership development, multiracial movement building, and civic engagement, we work to build permanent infrastructure that amplifies the voices and power of rural working people and the issues that affect them the most. 

This Fall, Down Home North Carolina will be running a non-partisan, voter engagement canvass  to encourage working class voters to make their voices heard in local elections. For 2021, our focus is running a voter engagement program across two counties: Alamance and Cabarrus County. These canvases will be centered  around the issues of the local economy, housing, and infrastructure. We also aim to educate and engage people on how local governments work and inform people on the mission of Down Home and the issues we work on.

About the Role

Down Home North Carolina seeks multiple full-time paid canvassers for it’s 2021 political voter outreach (C3). Organizers will have the opportunity to work as a part of a state-wide team raising awareness about upcoming municipal elections and providing voters with the most up to date voting information. Positions are available in Alamance and Cabarrus Counties. 

Responsibilities:

  • Have conversation with voters through door to door canvassing
  • Ensuring accurate and complete data is submitted
  • Assisting Canvass Director in meeting program goals as assigned
  • Managing canvass staging locations
  • Represent Down Home at public and political events
  • Participate in 4 to 5 canvasses per week 
  • Ensure that data and information collection is consistent and accurate
  • Attend meetings, daily pre-canvass launches, and regular trainings
  • Attend management calls with the Canvass Director 
  • Troubleshooting issues within the program
  • Must be willing to work in a team centered environment 

Qualifications

  • Experience canvassing before is preferred, volunteer or paid experience
  • Is motivated and works well under pressure
  • Able to manage time and work independently
  • Experience using VAN and knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel desirable, but not required
  • Ability to work well with teammates 
  • Excellent listening and communication skills. 
  • Can be empathetic, vulnerable and motivational