NOW HIRING: 2020 Paid Canvassers in Fort Collins, Boulder, Durango, and Gunnison!

October 14, 2020

Build power for young people, make progress on issues, and drive record youth turnout for 2020! 

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To Apply

We’ll be hiring on a rolling basis until the election. These roles will start soon. To get started, use this google form to sign up — seriously, it takes just 2 minutes to fill out! Someone from our team will reach out with next steps. No phone calls please. 

About the Position  

We’re looking for part-time canvassers who will work to advance issues that young people care about and drive record youth turnout for 2020 until election day! We’re looking for folks who are enthusiastic about organizing and building power for young people and committed to the issues that young people care about – including climate change, election access, racial justice, and protecting abortion access here in Colorado. You will play a critical role in mobilizing our generation toward progressive change and making sure that young people’s voices are heard by working on the 2020 election. 

You’ll participate in door to door canvassing — one of the most effective tools to mobilize people to vote, with a goal of talking about issues on the ballot, making vote plans, and distributing voter guides to help educate young voters on what’s at stake this election. We’re looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 2 shifts which are typically from 11-2pm. If you can commit to knocking on doors between now until election day in Fort Collins, Boulder, Durango, and Gunnison please sign up

This position is an in-person part-time position. Safety is the number one priority and we have organizational safety protocols that canvassers New Era staff are expected to follow. 

About New Era

New Era is the leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country. We work to reinvent politics for young people, mobilizing and empowering a new generation to participate in our democracy to advance progressive change. We’ve registered over 200,000 young people to vote and driven record young voter turnout. We organize to advance economic justice, abortion rights, climate action, and election access. Along the way, we’ve passed student debt relief and young voter access legislation, made two viral videos (This Is Why We Vote; Campaign for Local Power), and eaten ~1 million pizzas. 

We are early on a journey to embed equity and inclusion in our organization’s day-to-day and DNA, and to transform into a truly anti-racist organization. For us, this means working to authentically centering the experiences and leadership of young people of color in our program work; dismantling white supremacy within our organizational systems, policies and culture, and rebuilding anew; and ensuring that we have a thriving, diverse team of staff and board members advancing our mission. We expect all staff to engage enthusiastically in this work.

Our team is deeply dedicated to social change, and takes the work very seriously—but not ourselves.We truly believe in the power of young people. Get to know us: Our website | Our Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Position Details, Compensation and Benefits

We are hiring for multiple part-time positions across the state. This is a temporary position that goes through November 3, 2020. Pay is $15/hr.  New Era provides hazard pay to employees on a per shift basis for shifts involving in-person work. In addition, New Era reimburses staff for mileage incurred as a result of working for New Era.

New Era Colorado Foundation and New Era Colorado Action Fund are equal opportunity employers. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.