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2024 | Electoral Canvasser | San Antonio

  • San Antonio, Texas, United States
$22 - $22 per hourElectoral Division

Job description

Who We Are

MOVE (Mobilize, Organize, Vote, Empower) Texas innovates democracy for our generation. We work daily to build a more just and representative future that empowers inspiring new leaders to keep making Texas better. Our vision is to build the political power of young people to transform democracy in Texas and beyond. While we are known as MOVE Texas, we are comprised of two organizations.

  • MOVE Texas Action Fund (501(c)(4) is the political arm of MOVE Texas, an organization dedicated to building the political power of young people in underrepresented communities through civic engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy.

  • MOVE Texas Civic Fund (501(c)(3) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy.

MOVE Texas operates throughout Texas and primarily in San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, Houston, College Station, Fort Worth, Denton, and Dallas. We plan to continue growing and serving other cities and counties beyond these areas.

Our Values & Commitments

We are an organization that leads from our values of People First, Equity, Imagination & Action, Sustainability, & Community Focus. We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters personal and professional development opportunities. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles, where each employee is valued.

Job Summary

The Electoral Canvasser engages with the community in direct voter contact by registering voters, gathering pledges to vote, disseminating voter guides, and supporting our electoral goals. Their primary role is to initiate conversations with our base to increase civic engagement and voter turnout. They support voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) initiatives. The Electoral Canvasser would report directly to the Electoral Manager and work alongside the Civic Engagement Division, Issue Advocacy Division, and Data Division to meet the community's needs. 

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Job requirements

Who You Are (the must-haves)

  • Well-organized and detail-oriented. You are detail-oriented and adaptable, with a proven ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and projects. You perform all job tasks with a high standard of excellence, demonstrating social responsibility and awareness as you interact effectively with diverse populations. Must be able to manage one’s time and prioritize tasks and regular travel despite competing demands with tight turnarounds.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. You have a work style that is flexible and respectful. You maintain a supportive and empowering work culture. You have a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff in a team environment to achieve identified goals and objectives. You possess excellent oral and written communication skills with strong proficiency to condense and convey information clearly and concisely. You share information and demonstrate an ability to listen openly and empathetically to others.

  • Community-oriented with grassroots energy. You have the desire to support your community in the issues that matter to them. You’re ready to mobilize people to register to vote using tactics such as deep canvassing, issue-based messaging, in-person and digital organizing tactics, managing voter information, and being accountable for metrics and reporting. You have experience working collaboratively to reach shared goals. You’re interested in learning more about local political landscapes, including progressive movement issues and the unique barriers to democratic participation in Texas. You’re ready to travel frequently across your designated region to support team members and organizational priorities.

  • Justice & Inclusion Oriented. You are passionate about engaging and educating young voters and advocating for progressive policies like voting rights, climate justice, and gender justice. You are deeply committed to MOVE’s mission of engaging more young people to build power in our democracy. You can passionately engage and inspire others toward a larger vision while exhibiting a demonstrable passion for advancing the organization's mission. You model and ensure an inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring organizational culture aligned with our values.

Our Wishlist (the pluses)

  • Experience coordinating volunteers or program participants.

  • Experience as a volunteer deputy registrar or paid canvasser position in Texas or other Southern states.

  • Experience working within the Texas progressive ecosystem or social justice organizations or non-profits in other Southern states.

  • Spanish language skills.

  • Ability to thoughtfully navigate issues related to race, identity, and equity and be deeply committed to advancing the values of equity and inclusion.

Position Details

This full-time, temporary, hourly, non-exempt position is available from April to October 2024. This position requires the employee to reside in Texas. The Electoral Canvasser is a hybrid position (90% in-person, 10% virtual) that requires reliable access to transportation, wifi, and a dedicated working space. Regional travel will vary based on organizational needs. The employee is responsible for maintaining valid travel documentation. This position is paid $22.00 hourly with a regular commitment of 40 hours per week unless pre-approved by the Field Manager and/or the Electoral Manager. This non-supervisory position reports directly to the Electoral Manager. This is not a union-eligible position.

Physical & Mental Requirements

  • Occasional periods of sitting at a desk and constantly operating on a computer.

  • Frequently walks, stands, and moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for in-person events.

  • Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions for in-person events.

  • Frequently moves throughout the community and inside and across buildings to access meetings or to conduct site visits for in-person work.

  • Learn new tasks, remember processes, maintain focus, complete tasks independently, make timely decisions in the context of a workflow, ability to communicate with coworkers and partners, ability to complete tasks in situations that have time constraints.

Application Availability

  • 2024 Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • NOTE: This employment contract ends on Friday, October 11, 2024.
  • NOTE: Applicants can expect to receive a response to their application within two weeks of applying.

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