Deep Canvasser

Deep Canvasser

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**Deep Canvasser, Missouri Jobs with Justice
A part-time, temporary deep canvasser (full time the 4 weeks before the November election) at
20 hours per week at $25/hour from June 2022 – April 2023
*These positions are dependent on yet to be secured funding so the timeline could shift or be
cut short*


The Organization:
Missouri Jobs with Justice (MO JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community
activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people. MO
JwJ attacks the root causes of poverty while working for an economic system that benefits the
entire community. We believe that the fate of all working people and the communities in which
they live are tightly bound together. We strive to build a multi-racial movement and are
dedicated to leadership development and base building. We work in partnership with central
labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based
organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice, including the right to
organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment
for all. MO JwJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We seek a diverse pool of
volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in
particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, and
people of all ages.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be comfortable having intense and sometimes
uncomfortable conversations with a wide array of people. Candidates must have a working
vehicle with insurance, a cell phone with data and have an ability to work 15 hours a week in the
field including some evenings and Saturday or Sunday each week. We require staff to be
vaccinated.


Role: Through a combination of deep canvassing and traditional voter engagement this position
will work regionally to test scripts and messaging, identify voters on issues, educate voters on
where candidates stand on issues that are important to the targeted voters and mobilize
supportive voters to turn out in the August, November and April elections.
Deep canvassing is one of the most proven and durable forms of persuasion and is far more
effective than other forms of persuasion employed by traditional political campaigns. Deep
canvasses are candid, two-way conversations where canvassers ask voters to share their
relevant, emotionally significant experiences and reflect on them aloud. Deep canvasses
typically involve:
● Non-judgmentally soliciting voters’ views and asking follow-up questions about voters’
experiences.
● Sharing narratives about personal experiences with the issue that reinforce values
relevant to the issue.

Weekly Work:
● Training and conversation prep
● Canvassing 15 hours in the field (or pivot to phones due to inclement weather)
● Follow up calls to pledge signers
● Debriefing and offering feedback on script and survey questions


Training and Onboarding: At JWJ we believe that all staff should be well oriented, continuously
developed and trained and participate in anti-racist work at the individual and organizaional
level. This work will be incorporated through an intensive onboarding process the first few
weeks of being hired as well as incorporated at a smaller scale into weekly work plans

To Apply, go to: https://forms.gle/ftD2puSbyw3bzUrs5


For more information on Missouri Jobs with Justice, please visit www.mojwj.org or call the office
at 877-644-0466.