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Field Canvasser and Voter Outreach

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SOUL in Action | Chicago, IL
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SOUL in Action


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Published 19 days ago

February 6, 2020
$15.00 per hour at 25 hours per week

SOUL in Action a political education, advocacy and civic engagement organization dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the Black electorate in Chicago's southland to create a permanent progressive movement and infrastructure in the city and beyond; one that is committed to reversing decades of racialized poverty, criminalization and incarceration in Black communities. We are committed to a long term approach building the political and electoral power necessary to secure an investment of resources in Black communities to ensure that our families and children will no longer be denied the quality of life and access to the opportunities they deserve.

We are currently seeking talented Field Canvassers and Voter Outreach Team Members for a part-time, temporary contract to engage voters in conversations about their community and the political process for African American residents on Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs. Canvassers serve as the face of the campaign and are responsible for increasing awareness and mobilizing voters within the community. It is important that applicants for this position possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Talking to constituents via door-to-door contact and phone
  • Advocating on behalf of the organization and recording accurate data
  • Engaging grassroots organizing activities as a mechanism to identify and mobilize voters
  • Representing the organization with professionalism and integrity as specified by the Field Director
  • Use best practices as specified by the Field Director to organize and maintain supporter and other program data
  • Provide qualitative and data reports as specified by the Field Director
  • Attending daily meetings/trainings
  • Maintaining daily contact goals 
  • Various other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • A positive, team-player attitude and a strong commitment towards achieving progressive change
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Able to perform under tight deadlines while maintaining good judgment
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to walk moderate distances
  • Must be able to carry at least 10 pounds
  • Must be friendly, reliable, amiable and trust-worthy

SOUL in Action a political education, advocacy and civic engagement organization dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the Black electorate in Chicago's southland to create a permanent progressive movement and infrastructure in the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be proficient in English.

Must be proficient in English.

How to Apply

If interested, please send a resume or letter of interest to Tanya Watkins at tanya@soulinaction.org or call ‪(773) 245-3390‬.

If interested, please send a resume or letter of interest to Tanya Watkins at tanya@soulinaction.org or call ‪(773) 245-3390‬.

Location

Chicago, IL

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