Voices for Vaccines Canvass Manager 

Temporary Position: September - November 2021 

Location: Wayne, Ingham, Calhoun, Berrien, Genessee & Saginaw Counties

About the Voices for Vaccines Coalition 

Michigan Voices, Michigan United, Detroit Action, Detroit Change Initiative, Our Own Wall Street, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Michigan Coalition for Black Civic Participation, Better Men Outreach, and Community AIDS Resources and Education of Southwest Michigan are partnering together in the Voices for Vaccines Coalition. The Voices for Vaccines Coalition organizing effort addresses barriers to access and/or vaccine hesitancy by Michigan residents, especially Black,  Indigenous, and People of Color, living in medically underserved areas with low vaccination rates.  Through a layered program, the Coalition will reach out to 320,000 families statewide to serve as trusted messengers in the communities in which partners have historically engaged, educating community members about the COVID vaccine and providing resources to ensure access to vaccination.  

About the Position 

We are seeking enthusiastic Canvass Managers that will work directly with a Voices for Vaccines  Coalition partner.  Canvass Managers will manage a door-to-door neighborhood canvassing program to share COVID-19  vaccine information in a non-judgmental manner, provide resources and address barriers to accessing vaccinations, and encourage your community to get vaccinated.  

Primary Responsibilities 

The Canvass Manager position is an intermediate-level role. 

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a Voices for Vaccines partner organization to directly manage the day-to-day responsibilities of a door-to-door canvass to address issues around vaccine hesitancy, provide resources and encourage your community to get vaccinated. This will require preparing turf and materials, working with Michigan Voices data staff to ensure data integrity and progress to goal, managing a team of canvassers, including training, and debriefing and directing the team while canvassers are in the field.

 

Requirements: 

  • There is no formal education requirement for this position 

  • Previous experience with data entry and reporting functions  Previous paid or volunteer canvass experience (including Census outreach work) ∙ Previous management experience working with diverse groups of people 

  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening and interpersonal skills, ∙ Must have the physical stamina to stand/walk for extended periods (up to 5 hours per day) while  meeting and talking to people 

  • Flexibility to work weekdays and weekends

  • Ability to memorize and recite scripts and statements prepared and provided by Michigan  Voices regarding COVID-19 vaccines 

  • Ability to collect information for others to follow up regarding vaccination status and for quality  control 

  • Consistently meet daily and weekly door goals 

  • Understand how to use a tablet to track and submit data 

  • Ability to work within a team and in a field environment 

  • Good time management skills  

  • Proof of Covid vaccination or undergo regular testing 

 

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience with VAN and MiniVan canvassing tools 

  • Social service or organizing experience 

  • Telemarketing or retail marketing experience 

  • Candidates with ties and familiarity with any of the following regions are strongly encouraged to apply: Wayne, Berrien, Ingham, Saginaw, Genessee, and Calhoun Counties. 

 

Salary and Benefits: 

 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply. 

Michigan Voices and Michigan United are equal employment opportunity employers and are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.