Citizen Outreach Canvassers

  • Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • Nov 21, 2017
Flexible - Several Options Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Protection Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Citizen Outreach Canvasser Position Description: Join our exceptional team of activists in our fight to keep oil trains and other fossil fuels out of the Columbia River. Columbia Riverkeeper has an immediate opening for a part-time (26 hours per week) door-to-door canvassing position in our SE Portland Office. Our canvassers are paid a base rate of $100 a day for a 6.5 hour shift, plus earn incentive pay based on fundraising. Canvassers are responsible for maintaining a nightly fundraising average of $100 per day over a two-week pay period. Incentive pay is equal to 40% of all funds raised over quota.

Location: Portland, OR.

A typical day:

  • 2:30 pm Arrive at our office in SE Portland near Hawthorne and 12th for announcements, training, campaign updates, and to prep materials.
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Half-hour paid lunch with the canvass crew, usually at a grocery store near the canvass turf.
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Canvassers dropped off on assigned turf, first knock at 4pm.
  • 4:00 – 8:30 pm Canvass door-to-door. On a typical night, knock on about 50-60 doors, have approximately 20-30 conversations, sign-up 3 to 5 new members, raise between $100 to $300.
  • 8:30 – 9:00 pm return to office for cash-out.

Ideal candidate will have a passion for environmental issues with an interest or background in conservation and environmental studies as well as the following:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • A friendly, confident, and outgoing personality (this is not a job for introverts)
  • Ability to walk for several hours at a time outdoors in the evenings, on your own, in all types of weather
  • Possess a healthy sense of humor and an enthusiastic and optimistic attitude.

At this time, we are only seeking experienced door-to-door canvassers with a proven track record of successful fundraising.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to rob@columbiariverkeeper.org.  No phone calls please.

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO