Do you want to have a summer full of adventure, working with awesome people, all while making the world a better place?
Join the MPA door-to-door canvass team!
WHAT IS MPA, you ask?
Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to create a world where everyone has what they need, contributes what they can, and no one is left behind. By forming a community with people from all walks of life, we build power, inspire new leaders, heal divisions—particularly across lines of race—and win campaigns that change what is politically possible.
Why is door-to-door canvassing so important?
Field Organizers canvass, develop, and engage people where they are: at their door, in their community. They are often the first touch people have with our organization. The Field Team’s operations motivate and empower new and current members to become more involved in creating political change in our communities together.
Why is it the best summer job?
MPA prioritizes developing leaders. The field canvassers are looking for leaders in the community and we are looking for leaders on the staff team! It is totally possible (and we love it when) you start as a canvasser and end the summer as a trainer or even team lead!
We take pictures of lawn gnomes. We have to clean the door dust off our knuckles after a rewarding day of hard work. We talk to people all day about talking to people all day. We are driven/drive people all over Maine and see the sunset on towns people vacation in. We learn the names of flowers, which grow in rare suburban habitats. We meet hundreds of dogs and cats. We are out and about exploring the world and gathering stories.
Are you up for the job? Do you have…
A commitment to fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice.
An ability to work independently and as part of a team, committed to helping others.
An ability to work outside in various weather condition
Openness to working in an environment where diversity based on race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important value.
Self-motivated, resourceful, creativity and problem solving skills.
Effective communication and active listening skills.
Values self-improvement, able to accept praise and constructive criticism while implementing feedback and evaluation.
Good time management and the ability to work under pressure.
Limited-term positions start May 1st and run through August, with opportunity for permanent positions.
Shifts 2:00pm-10:00pm Monday – Friday.
Pay starts at $17 per hour, plus bonuses and paid time off, with potential for advancement. (and you can join the UNION!)
Positions based in our Portland office.
MPA is an equal opportunity employer ▪ Learn more at www.mainepeoplesalliance.org
About Maine People's Alliance
The mission of Maine People’s Alliance is to create a world where everyone has what they need, contributes what they can, and no one is left behind.
By forming community with people from all walks of life, we build power, inspire new leaders, heal divisions—particularly across lines of race—and win campaigns that change what is politically possible.
With more than 32,000 members across Maine, MPA is the state's largest community action organization.
Over the past three decades, MPA has worked to build a powerful statewide grassroots movement for progressive social change, serving as a leader in state campaigns for expanded health care access, toxics use reduction, affordable housing, universal home care, clean elections reform, racial justice, immigrant rights, a higher minimum wage and tax fairness, among others.
MPA is dedicated to providing Maine people with the tools, knowledge, skills and opportunity to become involved in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.