Entry Level - Kick Start Your Political Career - Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL

Employer: Grassroots Team

Campaign Job Summary

Do you want to change the political landscape in this country? Do you want to launch your political career and run for office? Many politicians agree that you must start canvassing on the ground level first to enlist everyday people in change-making.

We are seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to join our team as a Canvasser. As a Canvasser, you will be working to canvass door to door and on the street and fundraise on behalf of our amazing non-profit partner, Amnesty International of the USA. We work together to fight for human rights, stand up to the gun lobby, and stop public health crises caused by the erosion of women’s reproductive rights and the crisis at the border. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys sales, customer service, and engaging people in conversations on important issues. This is a great position for those who are looking for a less traditional work environment, not sitting in a cubicle, but working on their feet, using their voices, and taking action in the community.

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  • Canvass in teams in designated neighborhoods and public areas to fundraise for NGO's
  • Engage with people and provide information about our partner's campaign
  • Explain the benefits of our offerings and answer any questions or concerns
  • Collect contact information from interested individuals for follow-up
  • Attend team meetings and provide feedback on community responses
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all interactions
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM


  • You do not need experience in canvassing or fundraising
  • You must be comfortable canvassing and fundraising on the street
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet targets
  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, and have a positive attitude
  • Strong English communication skills
  • A good work ethic, and a passion for human rights
  • Bilingual is a plus

Pay and Benefits

  • Base Pay: $18.80
  • Paid Training
  • Medical, dental, vision, and 401-K retirement plan after 90 days of employment
  • Paid time off for sick, vacation, and personal leave and paid Holidays (after 20 shifts)
  • Bonus System: You can earn anywhere between $25 - $450 + in our bonus system per week, and this is uncapped for those who go above and beyond
  • $450 referral bonus for canvassers
  • Opportunities for rapid advancement to Field Manager, Field Director, Canvass Director with industry leading training and pay at each position
  • Ongoing training and professional development programs

About Grassroots Team

We are actively seeking people who understand the value and meaning of grassroots activism and fundraising, and are willing to work on the ground level and develop their career here. If you are passionate about sales, enjoy working with people, and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing company, we encourage you to apply for the position of Canvasser.

Grassroots Team is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, women, and individuals with disabilities.

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