JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: CANVASSER POSITION
Jolt Action 501c4
Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans.
Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.
Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. The organization entered a new phase in August 2019, when Antonio Arellano took over as Interim Executive Director. Jolt is a young organization with big dreams about what is possible in Texas. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Jolt Action seeks to mobilize 75,000 Latinx voters by the November election November 3rd, 2020. To meet this goal, the organization is hiring a team of seasonal, full-time canvassers to mobilize voters in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Jolt seeks dynamic, outgoing, and hard-working individuals ready to create change in Texas.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Contactless canvass neighborhood doors to drop off important election materials and reminders.
- Track data in our canvassing tool and in our database on a regular basis.
- Check-in weekly with your supervisor about your progress and team GOTV goals.
- Communicate with your supervisor daily about your shifts and availability.
- Represent the organization professionally and effectively to the public.
- No experience necessary, but must be highly motivated and eager to engage with community members
- Willing to work irregular hours and weekends
- Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in the state of Texas
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
- Access to a smartphone
- Must be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week
LOCATION AND LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT
Three positions available and based in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. The Canvassers report to the Canvass Operations Managers in each city.
Please note this is a seasonal, 40-hour per week position scheduled to commence September 21, 2020 through November 3, 2020.
$15 per hour.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the job title in the subject line. Only applicants that send their resumes to this email will be considered. Position is open until filled.
Jolt Action 501(c)4 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.