Canvasser

Job Title: Canvasser
Organization: Living United for Change in Arizona
Status: Seasonal/Short-term August-November 10, 2022, part-time, Non-exempt 36 hours per week but maybe more if needed (At least 6-hour shifts M-Sat)
Reports to: Team Lead & Regional Field Director
Location: Must reside in Arizona within the legislative district
Salary Range: $23 - $25 per hour, dependent on experience, perks, and incentive pay offered

 


ABOUT

LUCHA Blue is a Progressive Political Campaign to ensure that we continue to shift Arizona's Political Landscape to a more inclusive and progressive vision. We believe that not all candidates align with the mission and vision of LUCHA, and this is why we created a campaign not only to flip Arizona Blue- but LUCHA Blue!! This year, LUCHA blue will prioritize a number of races. With a goal of creating a strategic voter contact campaign plan to include a field plan of knocking 500K doors, driving 250K calls, and layering a digital and comms strategy. Overall, the goal of the campaign is to win these targeted races, increase Latin/Hispanic voter turnout, and educate voters on the voting process.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Field Canvassers are the face and brand of the campaign. You are the ones that make the initial contact with the community. It is important that you, the canvasser, understand how important you are to the campaign and the integrity and responsibility that are needed for this position. Canvassers are assigned to a regional team with up to 8-14 other canvassers and one Canvass Lead. Canvassers are responsible for providing detailed information related to Arizona’s political landscape and progressive vision. Canvassers will strive to educate and share our mission and goal to flip to a Blue Arizona. Finally, canvassers must be aware that this is a role that requires you to educate the community to make informed voting choices during the election. LUCHA will provide you with PPE needed for successful canvassing.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet daily door-knocking goals, participate in mandatory trainings, and attend work on time and regularly

  • Maintain accurate track of canvassing plan and update lead on any issues

  • Recruitment: collect names and contact information from potential volunteers and canvassers in the field

  • Assist team members in achieving goals

  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

  • Be able to articulate issues and/or questions and communicate with leads and other team members

  • Be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time in a variety of weather

  • Must be able to communicate and articulate information well

  • Act professionally and represent Living United for Change in Arizona in an appropriate and excellent manner

  • Be proactive and assertive, use common sense, and build unity amongst team and community

  • Must have a positive attitude and outlook with a winning attitude


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Lead with LUCHA’s values and always keep a growth mindset, willingly taking and incorporating feedback

  • Work with a diverse team of staff; including team leads, data manager, and canvassers, with emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal communication.

  • Lead with cultural competency and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, voters, and volunteers who identify as POC and across lines of difference.

  • Metrics-driven approach to planning, evaluating, and reporting on work

  • Must have at least one social media presence/platform and share campaign material on your site

  • Be detail-oriented & organized

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bring previous experience using VAN or the ability to learn quickly

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Have reliable transportation and proof of current insurance

  • Have one (1) year of experience in field campaigns

  • Have access to technology-computer, internet, mobile phone

  • Must enter and track data on a daily basis

  • Knows how to use WhatsApp or Signal

  • Knows how to use BLOCKS and thru TALK & thru TEXT **Not required but helpful

  • Must be available to work 30 hours or more, which will include weekends, evenings, and holidays

  • Must be COVID Vaccinated with at least the booster/a copy of the vaccine card will need to be submitted


You will also:

  • Know Spanish but not required

  • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • College and/or relevant work experience

  • You must disclose previous employment and/or volunteer work history with ACE & LUCHA

  • Mandatory dress code-Shirts will be provided, jeans and shorts are permitted as long as they are not more than 5 inches above the knee, and closed shoes (gym shoes) are acceptable

Contingencies & Physical Requirements

You must be physically present, be able to stand for long periods of time, walk through diverse neighborhoods and businesses for extended periods, exposure to a variety of weather conditions (rainy, snow, hot, and/or cold), lifting up to 10-15 pounds and frequent use of technology. Must be willing to submit a 39-month certified MVR and undergo a criminal background check. Must be available to work at least six (6) days a week Monday-Saturday and occasionally on Sundays

How To Apply

To apply, https://www.luchaaz.org/careers or send a direct email to hr@luchaaz.org with title “Canvasser - Region # - LD #” LUCHA is an equal opportunity employer. Racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, as well as persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

  • Ten (10-15) positions per LD

  • Must live within one of the cities listed in the LD

  • Regions:

    • ​Region 1: Maricopa Northwest / Coconino

      • ​LD 2: Glendale, Phoenix

      • LD 6/7: Flagstaff

      • LD 27: Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix

      • LD 29: El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Wittmann

    • ​Region 2: Maricopa Southwest

      • ​LD 5: Phoenix

      • LD 22: Avondale, Glendale, Phoenix, Tolleson

      • LD 24: Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix

      • LD 26: Glendale, Phoenix

      • LD 23/25: Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Waddell

    • ​Region 3: Maricopa Northeast

      • ​LD 4: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale

      • LD 8: Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe

      • LD 9: Mesa, Tempe

      • LD 11: Laveen, Phoenix, Tempe

    • ​Region 4: Maricopa Southeast

      • ​LD 12: Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe

      • LD 13: Chandler, Gilbert

      • LD 15: Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley

    • ​Region 5: Pinal / Yuma

      • ​LD 16: Casa Grande

      • LD 16: City of Maricopa

      • LD 17: Marana

    • ​Region 6: Pima North / Cochise

      • ​LD 17: Oro Valley, Tucson

      • LD 18A: Tucson

      • LD 18B: Tucson

      • LD 19: Douglas, Sierra Vista + Bisbee (LD 21)

    • ​Region 7: Pima South / Santa Cruz

      • ​LD 20A: Tucson

      • LD 20B: Tucson

      • LD 21A: Tucson, Sahuarita

      • LD 21B: Rio Rico, Nogales + Green Valley (LD 19)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LUCHA /ACE reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.


Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at LUCHA, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.