Each summer we hire thousands of people to work on our campaigns. Whether this is your first time working on a campaign, or if you are an experienced canvasser, we have a position for you.
As a canvasser with Fund for Equality, you’ll work out of one of our campaign offices across the country. You’ll go out into communities and talk to people face-to-face about LGBTQ equality to raise awareness, build our membership and raise money for the Human Rights Campaign.
In addition to canvassing every day, field managers work closely with the canvass director to meet the goals of the office, and they have the chance to build even more skills.
They are responsible for recruiting, training and motivating their team to hit their goals. Additional responsibilities include keeping good financial records.
Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is our top priority; we will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols to protect our staff and the public.
What's canvassing like?
Canvassing is challenging, but it’s something that you get better and better at. We’ve been running canvass offices for more than 35 years, so we’ll make sure you learn the skills you need to be successful. In addition, many of the issues that we work on are commonsense policies supported by a sizable majority of people. Canvassing is less a matter of changing someone’s views on an issue, and more trying to get the people that are with us to support our work and get more involved in the campaigns we’re working on.
Staff generally earn a base pay between $10-16.84 per hour, which varies by location. You are paid that base hourly pay for meeting the minimum performance standard, plus may earn an additional $1-7 per hour or more for exceeding the minimum performance standard. Staff never earn less than minimum wage for the hours that they work. So, you could earn between $11 and $20 per hour depending on performance.
Depending on your position, location and other factors you may be eligible for benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, our commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and short-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Fund for Equality is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.