Community Canvasser

Kansas City
Field / Organizing
Entry Level, Paid Internship / Part Time
$15/hour

Summary

We are a dynamic and passionate campaign and our mission is to engage and mobilize the community to elect Representative Patty Lewis to the Missouri State Senate.  Patty is the ideal candidate for Senatorial District 7 because she is the only candidate with experience as an elected official and the only Registered Nurse in the entire General Assembly.  Her unique qualifications make her the ideal advocate for women’s healthcare rights to drive powerful change in the Kansas City area.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as a Paid Canvasser.  As a canvasser, you will be the face of the campaign – engaging with community members, sharing our candidate’s vision, and encouraging voter participation.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct door-to-door canvassing in designated neighborhoods to communicate the candidate’s platform and gather support.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations with potential voters, addressing their concerns and providing information about the candidate’s policies and positions.
  • Distribute campaign literature, flyers, and other materials to inform and persuade community members.
  • Collect and accurately record data from interactions with voters, ensuring confidentiality and accuracy.
  • Attend training sessions and team meetings to stay informed about campaign updates, canvassing strategies, and talking points.
  • Represent the campaign professionally and courteously at all times.
  • Assist with other campaign activities as needed, including phone banking, event staffing, and volunteer coordination.

Requirements

Preferred qualifications:

 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with diverse individuals.
  • Passion for progressive politics and commitment to the campaign’s goals and values.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable, punctual, and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Comfortable walking for extended periods and working outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Basic computer skills for data entry and communication purposes.
  • Previous canvassing, campaign experience, and knowledge of NGP and MiniVan is a plus, but not required.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a valid form of identification.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Reliable transportation to travel to canvassing locations within the Kansas City area.
  • Ability to adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols as determined by the campaign.

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage with potential for performance-based incentives.
  • Hands-on experience in grassroots organizing and political campaigning.
  • Opportunity to make a tangible impact in your community and support a candidate who shares your values.
  • Training and development in effective canvassing and communication techniques.

Apply

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the position and any relevant experience.  Applications can be sent to niswongercarolyn@gmail.com with the subject line “Canvasser Application – [Your Name]”.