Voter Outreach Specialist

Job Announcement: Voter Outreach Specialist Canvasser (Part-Time, Temporary)   

Announcement date: October 11, 2022

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

VOS Job Description 2022

Summary of Position 

The Voter Outreach Specialist Canvasser engages in conversation with voters and members of the public through door-to-door canvassing in support of CVI’s civic engagement and advocacy work. This is a part-time (15-25 hours weekly) position that will run through Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Primary Tasks and Areas of Responsibility 

  • Engage in productive in-person conversations with voters in Ada County and the Treasure Valley.
  • Interpret and enhance basic script language to improve effectiveness. 
  • Take initiative to adapt conversation beyond script in order to achieve feedback goals of project/campaign.
  • Follow procedures and instructions.
  • Exercise excellent communication abilities.
  • Represent CVI in a professional manner at all times.
  • Multi-task, stay organized, and use time productively.
  • Complete reports in software as directed; accurately and on schedule.
  • Maintain open communication with the team; collaborate with others.
  • Stay in close contact with the Leadership Team for scheduling and administrative issues.
  • Escalate issues or concerns to the Leadership Team immediately.

Required Skills and Behaviors 

  • Optimistic approach and flexibility.
  • A teamwork mindset.
  • Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised personality.
  • Clear enunciation and correct grammar.
  • Ability to follow directions, read scripts.
  • Ability to write at 8th grade level for reports.
  • General experience in word processing and calendar software and ability to learn other software.
  • A commitment to environmental conservation.
  • Ability to work remotely with consistent internet access and cell phone.
  • Ability to learn, process and follow instructions.
  • Tact and diplomacy; ability to deal with abrupt or rude behavior.
  • Comfortable and self-confident about initiating conversations.
  • Flexibility to move to new projects with little notice; deal with change and variety.
  • Reliable transportation to/from canvass sites.

Education 

High school diploma or GED preferred. 

Experience 

  • Prior experience in customer service or other interaction with the general public.
  • Prior experience volunteering or working for non-profit organizations. 
  • Previous sales/customer service or call center experience is a plus. 
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Compensation 

  • Starting pay is $17.00/hour.
  • Mileage reimbursement available.
  • Sick leave and Employee Assistance Program benefits.

To Apply 

Send a resume to jobs@cvidaho.org with the subject line “VOS Canvass.”

CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.