Avow is hiring: Field Canvassers

Position: Field Canvasser
Reports to: Field Manager 
Salary: $25/hour for 6 months (starting mid-February), with possibility of renewal
Benefits: Childcare stipend, meal and gas stipend, and PPE provided
Expectations: Contract position; 15 hours/week, flexible schedule
Location: Northern suburbs of Dallas: area around Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite

Avow seeks a team of 8-10 innovative, community-oriented, and values-driven people to work on a six-month-long field program in one Texas House district. Reporting to Avow’s Field Manager, Canvassers will mobilize voters as a part of Avow’s first-ever field program including deep canvassing and c4 voter registration. Canvassers will be canvassing, base-building, and advocating for abortion rights. The Canvasser position is a temporary, six-month contract from February 15th, 2022 to August 15th, 2022, with the possibility of extension in the fall.

Position Details

  • Outreach and base-building work to increase voter registration among Texans, particularly young Texans and Texans of color through door knocking, tabling, phone banking, and text banking.
  • Comprehensive deep canvassing program that entails going door-to-door and talking to voters in the community about abortion.
  • Track and input data via the Voter Activation Network (VAN), EveryAction, and MiniVan databases and tools.
  • Work closely with Avow Field Manager, Avow Political Director, and All* Above All Action Fund Political Strategies Coordinator to ensure that the Field Program is meeting our goals.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of Dallas’ Northern suburbs
  • Comfort discussing abortion and reproductive rights
  • Ability to execute multiple projects, set priorities, and follow through on plans 
  • Inventive, creative, and problem-solving approach to challenges 
  • Ability to to build positive relationships with staff, volunteers and supporters 
  • Alignment with Avow’s values of compassion, boldness, communal care, and trust
  • Bilingual capacity in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and other languages is a plus!

About Avow: Through community-building, education, and political advocacy, Avow is securing unrestricted abortion care and reproductive rights for every Texan. Avow, Inc. is a c4 non-profit that works to secure unrestricted abortion access for every Texan. Avow is a non-discriminatory workplace and equal opportunity employer. People of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA individuals are encouraged to apply. 

About All* Above All Action Fund: All* Above All Action Fund, a project of New Venture Fund, is a catalyst for abortion justice, envisioning a world where abortion care is affordable, available, and supported for everyone who needs it. Launched in 2013 as a women of color-led effort to restore and sustain public insurance coverage of abortion, the organization changed the game a few short years later by mobilizing policymakers and the public around the harm of these bans, especially for those unable to make ends meet. After years of bold work that centers people of color working to make ends meet, All* Above All recently expanded its mission and scope beyond insurance coverage of abortion, to other abortion access issues and strategies, particularly at the intersection of racial, economic, and immigrant justice issues. All* knows that race, economic insecurity, and immigration status can multiply the already-massive barriers to abortion care, and that true abortion justice must incorporate these issues.

To apply please send a resume to [email protected] by January 31st, 2022 with the subject line “Field Canvasser.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note: this job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills for this position and is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs of the organization. This position will be housed at Avow and report to Avow’s Political Director. The Field Manager will also work closely with All* Above All on the deep canvassing program.

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