August 2017

Job Title: Canvasser

 

Freaked out about the condition of water quality in Iowa? Upset with the decline of rural communities and the disappearance of the family farmer? Angry that Iowa’s politicians are not holding corporations accountable and think people like us should pay to clean up the water crisis?

Here’s your opportunity to do something about it, have a new experience every day, work with real people who feel the way you do and get paid while doing it! Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) is hiring full time canvassers for permanent positions in the Des Moines metro and surrounding area. We are looking for individuals who work hard and have a passion for social, economic, racial and environmental justice.

Canvassers will knock on doors and make phone calls to talk to people about political issues, sign up dues-paying members, and help build people power to create a better future for Iowa. Canvassers generally work 35-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) is a 42 year old grassroots, member-led organization that builds the power of everyday people to win social, economic, racial and environmental justice for all. We fundamentally believe that everyday people can be a powerful force for justice and that people most directly impacted by an issue should be in the driver’s seat – making decisions and taking leadership roles. We get things done on tough issues by being strategic, persistent, and by dealing directly with decision-makers.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting new dues-paying members to join the organization
  • Raising money on a daily basis and meeting fundraising goals
  • Administrative reporting
  • Participation in daily trainings and meetings

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Resiliency, grit and thick skin
  • Persistence
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Goal-oriented
  • Able to walk for long periods of time up and down steps and hills in variable weather (approximately 4-5 hours per day, knocking 80+ doors and talking to 25-35 people)

Salary and Benefits:

  • Base wage of $15/hour plus competitive performance bonuses
  • Health/dental/vision insurance benefits after 60 day probationary period
  • Training is provided

How to Apply:

Email resume, 2 references and cover letter to:
Tim Glaza, Canvass Director, timg@iowacci.org

Please put “canvasser” in the subject line.

Please apply by September 1, 2017.

Iowa CCI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

We’re teaming up with our friends at SEIU, and looking for someone like you!

Do you want to work for economic and social justice in Des Moines?   

Do you want to carry on the tradition of social movements and organize people’s strength in numbers to protect and advance freedom, justice, and equality for all?

Do you want to join with others to build movements across the Midwest – where they are most needed – and help change the direction of the nation?

Do you want to learn to be more skilled, effective and smarter about organizing?

If you answered yes, then we want you!

We seek serious and highly committed applicants for our paid summer canvasser program. We look for people who want to fight the nation’s hardest political battles, happening today in America’s Heartland in order to take the country in a different direction.

Key Responsibilities: To identify and sign up workers in the workplace and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their work place, areas of public transit, and in the community.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have (i) passion for economic and social justice, (ii) ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences, (iii) ability to work flexible hours and adapt to a changing schedule.

Required: Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Position Term: This is a temporary position with potential to last up until September 8th.

Hours: Canvasser could work up to 40 hours, but no more than 40 hours per week. May include some weekends.

Start the application process by clicking here!

Join the Fight!

  • Ready to take action? Contact us to learn how to get actively involved in this fight.
  • Join as an Iowa CCI member
  • Sign up for our email Action List
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.