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Canvasser (Temporary Part-time)

Position: Canvasser

Location: Hiring in greater Los Angeles and Sacramento Areas

Work Setting: In-person and Remote Required


The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve justice and self-determination for Native American communities through multigenerational power building, organizing, and civic engagement. CNVP is the first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy, which centers community organizing, and braids on top of that other strategies to achieve people-powered movements — including political education, leadership development; voter education, registration and protections; policy advocacy; research; and Native candidate preparation. 



The CNVP Canvasser is a temporary seasonal position that will be focused on conducting in-person, phone and text-based outreach to American Indian/Alaska Native peoples throughout California. Canvassers will be expected to attend mandatory trainings on topics that might include community organizing, integrated voter engagement, and other topics regarding building Native political power. Canvassers will also be asked to conduct outreach on a range of issues, including education, housing and houselessness, and decarceration. They will also be expected to educate Native voters on the 2022 November election, and issues that are on the ballot. Lastly, the canvasser position will be required to track their outreach progress through forms, participate in weekly canvasser meetings, and conduct other administrative tasks. 


Position Time Frame: July 2022 – November 2022


Work Schedule: Up to 15 hours per week 


Pay: $17 hour 


Position Requirements: Prior experience working with Native American communities is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with Native American communities and tribal organizations.  
  • A demonstrated commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of CNVP. 
  • Must attend mandatory orientation and series of trainings (trainings may be virtual and/or in-person).
  • Must have access to cellphone and web browser to accurately record responses (a laptop/desktop and Wi-Fi is recommended). CNVP may be able to loan technology items for work assignments.
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills, interpersonal communication skills and always maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Commitment to civic engagement and desire to build the political power of American Indian/Alaska Native peoples in California.
  • Confidently communicates CNVP campaigns and provides opportunities and resources to get involved.
  • Must have a form of reliable transportation to and from events (gas reimbursements will be provided).
  • Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time (3-6 hrs) while managing a booth at a cultural event such as a conference, gathering, or powwow.
  • Must be physically able to safely lift up to 40lbs.
  • Able to work hours that vary from standard office hours.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and personally grow themselves via networking, professional development trainings, and community engagement.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desire to learn the current socio-political status of American Indians/Alaska Natives in California, including the history that has given rise to current conditions. 
  • Commitment to civic engagement in diverse American Indian/Alaska Native communities, both urban and rural.
  • Comfortable and confident talking to people of diverse backgrounds in the AIAN community.
  • Experience working on issue-based or political campaigns.
  • Staying up-to-date on political, social, and economic issues which impact American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and personally grow themselves via networking, professional development trainings, and community engagement.


Other Information: 

Canvassers who use their own cell phone and data for work will receive a technology stipend of $3/day. Also, Canvassers who use their own vehicles for work-related travel will be eligible for mileage reimbursement.


Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.