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Canvasser, Voter Contact Innovations Team (temporary role)

Vote Rev

Vote Rev

Full-time
Orange County, CA, USA · Tucson, AZ, USA
5,416 – 5,416 USD per month
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

LOCATION. Orange County, California and Tucson, Arizona. Applications from people who do not currently live in Orange County, CA or Tucson, AZ will not be considered.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.

  • $5,416/month for roughly 2 months (annual equivalent is $65,000/year)
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision

ROLE TYPE. This is a temporary role with an end date of 3/15/2024 (Orange County) or 3/22/2024 (Tucson).

APPLICATION DEADLINE. The application will close on January 8 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. We may close early if all positions are filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are welcome anytime however, we likely will not be able to respond to applications or questions until Jan 2. We intend to conduct interviews the week of Jan 8 with an intended start date of Jan 16.

About the opportunity

Vote Rev is hiring 3 canvassers in Orange County and 2 canvassers in Tucson to conduct canvassing as a part of our Vote Contact Innovations team. The team of canvassers will conduct a canvassing operation leading up to the 2024 primary elections. This is a research-focused program to improve our voter registration and turnout tactics. That means that instead of learning one script and trying to talk to as many people as possible, you will prioritize excellent data tracking and giving detailed feedback on how your interactions are going. You'll experiment with many different ideas and help determine which ones will be scaled up in the general election later in the year.

This role will require flexibility, creativity, and an openness to trying new practices.

We are dedicated to creating an organization that reflects the diversity of the country we serve. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in campaigns and voter engagement nonprofits to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Canvass using the tools and tactics being researched and report back to communicate needs and learnings.
  • Observe, record, and report detailed feedback and data from your interactions.
  • Be active in engaging with the community through canvassing interactions and conversation. Canvassers should be excited to connect with a variety of voters.
  • Be an active thought partner in the team to test and improve upon tactics.

Requirements for the role

  • You should have 1-6 months of canvassing experience in a canvassing or similar role (e.g., charity fundraising, customer service outdoors).
  • You must live in Orange County, California or Tucson, Arizona.
  • You must be willing to:
    • Work in the field for most of the day, regardless of weather (canvassing will shift indoors in case of rain).
    • Travel outside the Orange County or Tucson area for at least two weeks total between January and March (dates flexible, locations TBD).
    • Canvass on at least three weekend days per month (dates flexible, with an equal number of weekdays off in compensation).
  • You must be able to use Google Docs and Sheets, and willing to learn team chat software (Slack).
  • You must be open to constructive feedback and willing to adapt and change on the fly as we update scripts and processes over time.
  • You must be willing to learn about research methods such as voter interviews and observation.
  • You don't need any research experience, just excitement about trying new things and learning from both successes and failures!

Preferred but not required

  • Experience with voter file data and management systems (VAN, TargetSmart, Grassroots Unwired, or any similar tools).
  • Experience or familiarity with Southern California or Arizona political landscapes and community issues.

Requirements for all Vote Rev team members

  • Commitment to the mission of the organization: to design and quickly mainstream field-tested voter engagement innovations to amplify the power of historically disenfranchised communities
  • Commitment to understand and actively oppose racism and promote equity
  • Commitment to working with and for teams of diverse individuals, and to reducing disparities in whose voice is heard in the electoral space
  • Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity and ability to build relationships and collaborate across lines of difference

Reasons to love this role

  • This team's work will support a unique blend of canvassing work, design, and behavioral science research. You'll gain experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and enable some of the most innovative tactic development in the progressive movement.
  • Vote Rev has the ability to mainstream the tactics you'll work on across many top progressive campaigns and organizations, potentially generating an election-changing number of votes in 2024!

Compensation and benefits

  • $5,416/month for roughly 2 months (annual equivalent is $65,000/year)
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision
  • Paid time off: Employees accrue 1.5 days of PTO per month. All federal holidays are company holidays.

Timeline

The application will close on January 8 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. We may close early if all positions are filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are welcome anytime however, we likely will not be able to respond to applications or questions until Jan 2. We intend to conduct interviews the week of Jan 8 with an intended start date of Jan 15.

Application instructions

Women, Black and Indigenous People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically.

  • OPTIONAL: Please listen to this podcast to familiarize yourself with our work, and also visit www.voterev.org/media for more resources if you are interested.
  • Fill out the application form via clicking the link to the external site.
    • You will be asked to provide information about yourself, a resume, and to answer some questions in lieu of a cover letter.
    • Do not submit a cover letter.

Due to the nature of our work, Vote Rev is only able to hire US Citizens, DACA recipients, and current Legal Permanent Residents (i.e. you currently have a Green Card). If you are in the process of getting a Green Card in the future, you are not currently eligible to work for Vote Rev. We are not able to sponsor work visas. By applying to this role, you are acknowledging that you are a U.S. Citizen, DACA recipient, or current Legal Permanent Resident.

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Vote Rev is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various public health authorities and professional organizations, Vote Rev has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted (once eligible) for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Vote Rev unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, you are eligible to get a booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If you received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible to get a booster at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.

Application note

For the best application experience, please apply directly through our website, on a desktop. If you have found this application through another website like Facebook or LinkedIn, please be sure to submit your application on the form on our website. Some applicants have experienced submission errors when applying using their phone or when navigating through an external website. We are working on the issue. Thank you!

Vote Rev is an equal opportunity employer.