Canvasser / Organizer

  • New Georgia Project
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

NGP and NGPAF are vibrant, independent, fast-paced, non-partisan voter registration and civic organizations that have seen explosive growth in the last twelve months and are headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. NGP and NGPAF seek a passionate, energetic, and motivated professional that will join our Field department who are responsible for spreading voter awareness to minority communities throughout Georgia.

Canvassers are one of the most important positions we have, as our organization was built on direct voter contact. We are seeking a well-organized, self-starter for a full-time or part-time, temporary position as Canvasser. The Canvasser will report to their direct Office Manager.

The ideal candidate exemplifies a goal-orientated professional who is committed to all the issues we work on from voting rights to health care and everything in between and establishing everlasting relationships with who they interact with. Because our target communities and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds, applicants need to be able to thoughtfully navigate issues related to diversity, race, equity and inclusion, and bring a deep commitment to advancing these values.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Canvassing local areas in an effort to register Georgians to vote
  • Knowing and following all of Georgia’s voter registration laws and adhering to those rules at all times
  • Ability to engage in thoughtful and respectful conversations with voters throughout Georgia. (non-partisan of course!); and
  • Record and regularly sync data from the day's shift into our database using your smartphone.


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time
  • Comfortable working outside and in different weather conditions
  • Must have transportation to various work sites around your assigned office
  • Must have a working smartphone
  • Willingness to collaborate with diverse teams, personalities and expectations.


Required Competencies:

  • Committed to voter education
  • Maintain a can do, innovative and solutions-oriented attitude in all situations, especially tough situations
  • Strong sense of organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work in collaboration with a team
  • Strong sense of urgency while remaining calm under pressure
  • Commitment to the mission of NGP/NGPAF.


Nice-To-Have Qualifications:

  • Canvassing experience (as staff or as a volunteer)
  • Experience working with database systems


Scope and Impact:

The candidate will have a passion and commitment for NGP’s and NGPAF’s mission, history, and its work. They will understand how this role contributes to the overall mission, drawing inspiration for the position of Canvasser from the community. The Canvasser will be an inspiring and empathic individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics and values, treating others with respect. Additionally, this position has recurring work situations that involve having a high degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high.


Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Location: We are currently hiring canvassers for the following locations: Metro Atlanta, College Park, Gwinnett, Albany, Augusta, and Macon

  • Primarily works outdoors in different weather conditions
  • Due to COVID, canvassers are required to follow COVID protocols including wearing face masks at all times
  • Frequently required to come within 6 feet of a person often during your shift.
  • It is the Canvasser’s duty to make every effort to adhere to Social Distancing guidelines.
  • May travel over 1 mile on foot during your shift.
  • May infrequently lift and/or move up to 20lbs


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Part Time: Salary is $20/hr. Part-time canvassers can work a maximum of 25 hours per week.


  • Full-Time: Salary is $20/hour with a maximum of 40 hours per week with the opportunity for benefits. Overtime must be pre-approved by the Deputy Field Director.


Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/ or abilities. To perform this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.


NGP and NGPAF are equal opportunity employers. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at workstations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place