Civic Engagement Canvasser

Department: Advocacy

Civic Engagement Canvasser

Department: Advocacy
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, Contract until November 8, 2022 or later
Compensation: $16+/hour, dependent on qualifications

Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is a private nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy. Founded on the belief that “people need people,” CPACS is the first, largest and oldest organization in the Southeast to focus on issues and concerns of Asian Americans, especially women, children and families with low incomes.

Position Summary:

Canvassers will build power, presence, and relationships on behalf of CPACS by implementing our 501(c)(3) nonpartisan civic engagement initiatives in key priority areas across the state, with the goal of encouraging the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) vote in Local, State, and Federal Elections. Canvassers will assist the Advocacy team with outreaching to New Americans, new voters, and potential voters who need help registering and updating their registration, while also providing education about the upcoming local elections. This is a seasonal role requiring 8-20 hours per week through November 8, 2022, with the likelihood of an extension until December in the event of a runoff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Relational organizing for Get Out The Vote efforts (door-to-door and digital canvassing, phone and text banking, robo calls, mailers, non-partisan voter education)
  • Lead voter registration drives and engages in direct voter contact at events such as community festivals, local business, schools, and other sites determined by CPACS
  • Facilitate additional community outreaches to ensure that potential table visitors are educated by word, flyers, and other supplemental materials
  • Help recruit and support new Canvassers
  • Attend team check-ins, as well as other trainings as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Some high school or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to listen to others and articulate their ideas clearly
  • Cultural competence: awareness of one’s own cultural identity and the ability to learn and build on varying community norms and a commitment to equity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong motivation and adaptability, including ability to work under pressure and with little supervision.
  • Ability to travel and work outdoors and walk or stand for long periods.
  • Experience in voter registration, field organizing, and/or social justice work.
  • Bilingual/multilingual capability a plus, especially Asian languages.
  • Available evenings and weekends.

For interest in the position, please contact Anna Cho at Anna.Cho@cpacs.org

To apply for this job email your details to anna.cho@cpacs.org