About People’s Action POWER
People’s Action Institute (501c3), People’s Action (501c4) and sister organization People’s Action Power (PAC), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute/Power builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 28 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively come together to change national policy and politics.
We have a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organization have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including: health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
About the Movement Politics Program
People’s Action Power is building a powerful movement politics program to recruit, run and elect radical progressives into local and statewide offices across the country. Our focus is on electing women, people of color and low income people who are grounded in progressive movement building with our member organizations. We are running a scaled national distributed organizing program to elect leaders in our
movement who can bring community activism to elected office, transforming our political system town by town and state by state.
We have an innovative model of phone banking that is proven 102 times more effective than traditional models. This means that through our deep canvass program we know that we can not only Defeat Trump, but begin to heal America by engaging voters around our worldview on race and class.
Job Description: Deep Canvasser PAP
People’s Action is hiring Deep Canvassers, which are temporary project positions through the November election.
Deep Canvassers are on the front lines of our communities, speaking to community members about our political and economic systems.
Our organizers engage in Deep Canvassing, which involves making real, human connections with voters through shared experience that establishes mutual trust.
Although more demanding than traditional outreach, our work is immensely rewarding. We offer training to candidates with the right attitude and desire to make a difference, which is more important than specific campaign experience.
In this time of social distancing, our organizing and “canvassing” is done remotely through phone calls rather than door knocking and in-person events. This is a remote position, however preference will be given to candidates within and/or with strong ties to Minnesota.
Conduct deep canvass conversations via phone with voters
Utilize deep canvass skills to elicit emotionally deep conversations with voters to decrease support for Donald Trump / down ballot Republicans.
Ability to intentionally listen to voters without judgment. Demonstrate vulnerability with voters. Share personal stake stories and illicit stories from voters.
Phone banking multiple times per week on a Zoom video call with team members.
Being present and available for weekly paid training experiences such as full team trainings, 1:1 trainings, and individual time to listen back on recorded conversations.
Being emotionally resilient and mentally present during work.
Maintaining a professional, positive, and healthy rapport during all public interactions, inviting people to share their stories and perspectives more deeply and offering them a clear analysis on the importance of collective action.
Accurately recording the results of every interaction in our tracking database and reporting daily numbers.
Helping to maintain a healthy and positive work environment.
Required Experience & Skills:
Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills preferred.
Ability to work quickly and cooperatively.
Proficiency with basic computer and smartphone applications, including Google Suite and Zoom.
Experience using relational databases preferred.
Strong work ethic.
Desire to learn about progressive politics and social issues.
Desire to improve your skills and a willingness to reflect on your own experiences and your stake in this work.
Adapt to a flexible work schedule.
Able to learn how to efficiently enter data into an online database.
Previous canvassing, public outreach or political/campaign experience is a plus.
You must be able to accommodate a work schedule that includes weekday evenings and sometimes weekends.
Compensation Starting pay for field organizers is $17 an hour, ~25 hours/week. Pay period is bi-weekly.
© People’s Action Power. All rights reserved, People’s Action Power is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.
Remote Applicants: People’s Action Power will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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