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What does a canvasser do?

As a canvasser with the Fund, you’ll work out of a campaign office in one of dozens of cities across the country. You’ll go out into communities, knock on doors and talk to people about the issues. You’ll build people power, raise awareness, and raise money for the organizations we work with.

What does a field manager do?

In addition to canvassing every day, field managers are more involved in recruiting, motivating and training their fellow canvassers to hit our goals. They also have additional responsibilities to set performance goals, map out canvassing territories, keep good financial records, and help implement the non-canvassing aspects of the campaign (e.g. media, coalition-building, petitioning).

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 30 years, and we make sure our staff learn the skills needed to be successful. And 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.

How do we decide which groups, which campaigns?

We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing, and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference.

Compensation and benefits

Canvassers generally earn about $400 - $600 each week. Field managers earn an additional $50 - $100 each week.

Fund for the Public Interest 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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