Texas AFT
Texas AFT

Texas AFT Canvasser

Based statewide in Texas


The Texas AFT invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Position: Texas AFT Canvasser
Location: Statewide
Starting Salary: $15 – $20 per hour based on experience
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: N/A

Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is seeking reliable, part-time Canvassers with good communication skills to engage with families in our public-school districts in Dallas and surrounding areas through our 2021 Back-to-School program. Our goal is to make sure every family has what they need for a safe return to school this Fall.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of unions and a commitment to the labor movement. Some organizing experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

All applicants must be 18 years or older.

Specific job duties include:

  • Daily check-in Team meetings to set daily goals and de-brief.
  • Recording accurate survey data from all conversations.
  • Communicating with current and potential public-school students and families through targeted door to door conversations.
  • Must be able to work weekends and afternoons.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel regularly within the Dallas and surrounding area.

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Outgoing and comfortable with talking to the public, walking neighborhoods, and knocking on doors to engage in Back-to-School encouragement.
  • Punctual, well organized, self-motivated, energetic, and motivated to work independently.
  • Strong passion for bettering our DFW public schools.
  • Political, community, education, or labor experience a plus.
  • Being bilingual (particularly in Spanish) is a plus.
  • Polite and courteous.
  • Strong verbal and customer service skills.

Salary and Benefits:

  • 15-$20 per hour based on experience
  • $50 gas stipend per week
  • Employment type: Part-Time (20-25 hours per week)

To apply, please email us your résumé, references, and best contact phone number to jvines@texasaft.org and be sure to use “Canvasser Position” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.