Community Canvasser

Are you concerned about civil rights and Islamophobia? Do you enjoy interacting with community members and organizing for social change? Are you a student, parent, or retiree looking for a part-time job that enables to you to get paid to do social justice work? Join the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) in our mission to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with community members about their civil rights and opportunities for civic engagement
  • Manage voter registration booths at local mosques and other high traffic areas and events
  • Canvassing community centers, mosques, halal restaurants, and ethnic grocery stores

All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Community organizing and leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community empowerment
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & LOCATION

The Community Canvasser will be based in CAIR’s Santa Clara office and report to the Executive Director.

TIME COMMITMENT

Part-time with frequent evenings and weekends required.

COMPENSATION

  • Pay is $16/hour
  • Mileage will be reimbursed per I.R.S. standards

TO APPLY

Please submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three references to info@sfba.cair.com with the subject line “Community Canvasser.”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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