Citizen Action of New York

Citizen Action of New York

New York City Canvasser

Based in New York City, NY

Citizen Action of New York is one of the fastest-growing statewide grassroots organizations in the country. We fight to achieve racial, economic, and social justice, and a society that works for all of us. Our campaigns focus on critical issues like ending mass incarceration, education, voting rights, health care, fair elections, a more progressive tax system. We have won and achieved significant improvements in New Yorkers’ lives and have elected many progressive candidates to office. Citizen Action of New York works on both statewide and local issues and has eight regional grassroots offices. We play a leadership role in organizing major statewide coalitions and campaigns fighting for bold policy changes including Fair Elections for New York, #FREEnewyork, #SchoolsNotJails, NY Renews, and the Health Care for All New York Coalition.

The Canvasser, working under the active supervision of the NYC Campaigns Manager and the Lead Organizer, is responsible for engaging with community members and cultivating relationships with potential volunteers through surveys, signed petitions, and events.

The Canvasser will:

  • Engage community members through door knocking and tabling to discuss housing and good government, and how the two connect
  • Build membership and grassroots community participation with the organization
  • Record contacts made, contact results, and information collected in an organized manner
  • Ensure accuracy and usability of data and information collected


  • Previous experience with canvassing, phone banking, or community organizing, or equivalent educational experience
  • Preferred: ability to fluently speak language(s) other than English
  • Preferred: familiarity with communities and community politics in New York City

Pay is hourly and compensation for travel is included. Scheduling and hours are flexible.

How to Apply:
Please submit your résumé and cover letter addressed to Stanley Fritz, NYC Campaigns Manager at: https://nexusmanagement.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=56

Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.

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