Position: Canvasser, door-to-door, phone (multiple openings)
We Are Oshawa is a membership-based grassroots, non-partisan organization that seeks to make progressive issues a priority in Oshawa. We aim to empower and mobilize residents to become active agents for social change in their community.
We Are Oshawa is seeking champions of social justice who can work in an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, who are hungry to canvass and eager to help us build capacity. We Are Oshawa has temporary, part-time contracts available as canvassers.
o Organize and coordinate capacity building for We Are Oshawa
o Recruit members through door knocking and phone-calls
o Coordinate and assist with outreach and resident engagement
o Maintain contacts lists, records, program statistics, as required by We Are Oshawa
o Build rapport with community members
o Participate in some of the broader activities of We Are Oshawa
o Deep sense of social justice, able to work in anti-racist/anti-oppression framework working with diverse neighbourhoods
o Experience working with community development
o Strong time-management skills
o Demonstrated experience working with residents from diverse communities and backgrounds
o Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
o Self-directed with ability to collaborate with multiple teams
o Adaptable to working flexible weekdays, some evenings and weekends
We Are Oshawa welcomes the contributions that individuals from equality seeking communities bring to our organization and invites indigenous people; people of colour; women; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer oriented people, transgender and transsexual persons; single parents; members of ethnic minorities; newcomers and/or refugees; people with disabilities; and people of all ages to apply.
Contract date to be determined
Applications: Persons interested should send their resume and cover letter in Word, PDF or RTF format. Applications will be accepted via e-mail with “Canvasser” in the subject line to the attention of We Are Oshawa, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, September 20th at 5:00pm EST.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or queries please.