Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon AFL-CIO

Campaign Canvasser

Based in or near Portland, OR


Job description
Are you passionate about economic justice and want a job that will make a real difference? Are you ready to strengthen the voice of working people in the political process and help balance the power of corporations and wealthy elites?

If so, we need YOU for our robust political program during the upcoming general election to help mobilize voters for critical races! The Oregon AFL-CIO represents over 300,000 working Oregonians. Our mission is to improve the lives of our members and all workers, and to raise the standard of living for all Oregonians through collective bargaining, advocacy, political education and outreach. Being a part of our campaign team is a great way to build the skills and connections needed to launch a career in the non-profit sector, political organizing or grass-roots mobilization.

This is a full-time temporary position. Position begins on August 29th, with an orientation the week prior and ends on November 8th (Election Day!). Compensation is $21-$24 per hour. The schedule will be 12:30-9pm Monday-Friday, including a paid lunch break and opportunities for overtime on the weekends paid at time and a half. Each day, we will provide training, guest speakers and practice sessions to help each of you master the script and feel confident before we hit the doors!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for economic, racial and gender justice
  • Outgoing and friendly demeanor with a team-player attitude
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • A good work ethic
  • Comfortability walking outside for 5 hours a day
  • Based in or near to Portland, OR

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with the electoral process
  • Political campaign and/or canvass experience
  • Experience with MiniVAN
  • Conversational level proficiency in languages other than English
  • Licensed and insured driver

To Apply
Please email all résumés to gabby@oraflcio.org with “Campaign Canvasser-YOUR NAME” in the subject line. We're scheduling interviews immediately. The Oregon AFL-CIO strongly encourages people of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities to apply. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this position but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, or concerned about the schedule, we still encourage you to apply.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We have strict health and safety protocols for our campaign work. We provide all of the training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you will need.

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