Civic Engagement Canvasser

Bilingual Outreach Worker (Spanish-Speaking)
July 30, 2022

Civic Engagement Canvasser

Website SEAMAAC, Inc.

JOB TITLE:                            Civic Engagement Canvasser
DEPARTMENT:                     Health and Social Services
REPORTS TO:                       Civic Engagement Coordinator
JOB SCHEDULE:                   Part-Time (Seasonal Position)
EXEMPTION STATUS:         Non-Exempt


General Description:
SEAMAAC welcomes applications for a Civic Engagement Canvasser. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong andunified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and socialpower. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land,immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole,healthy lives with joy and dignity.


Essential Responsibilities:
SEAMAAC is looking for a personable and energetic individual with a strong passion to support civic engagement. Essentialresponsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Canvassing: Door knocking individual households, primarily in Southeast Philadelphia, to provide nonpartisan education about voting in the 2021 General
  • Assisting with voter registrations and encouraging people to Get Out The Vote (GOTV).
  • Phone banking: Calling community members to GOTV
  • Text Banking: Texting community members to GOTV
  • working in the field with the public with extended periods of
  • Following all public health safety guidelines and funder requirements for interacting with the public during COVID-19.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in an Asian language is highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Vietnamese, Nepali, Khmer, Lao,
  • Experience working with Limited English Proficiency populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse
  • Understanding of and commitment to SEAMAAC’s principles, concerns, and considerations in regard to issues ofrace, class, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities
  • Digital literacy including comfort with using tablets and cell phones
  • BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to sit, use hand tofinger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performingthe duties of this job, the employee is regularly expected to be on their feet and/or walking. The individual will be interacting withcommunity members in public settings and will follow all COVID-19 public health protocols.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While canvassing in the neighborhood, there is a potential for interacting with unpredictablecommunity members and inclement weather.


Applicants must undergo criminal and child abuse background checks.SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect theapplicant’s suitability for the job.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities andrequirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.


Salary and Benefits:
Hours: This position ranges from 10-30 hours per week, per the Canvasser’s availability. Must be flexible to work someweekends. This is a temporary position from August-November 2021.


Salary: Hourly rate: $15-$17/hour commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position offers sick leave on an accrual rate, as well as paid holidays. SEAMAAC is an EqualOpportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should submit a resume to [email protected].

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