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Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, unites working people who don't have a union on the job. With 3.5 million members in urban and suburban communities, we work together for good jobs, a fair economy and a democracy that represents all of us.

Learn organizing techniques from some of the best minds in the country, door-to-door, face-to-face opportunities to educate Working America members and working people and mobilize them to take action on some of the most crucial issues of our day: health care, education, good jobs, and more! Enjoy opportunities for development and rapid advancement with Working America's field team!

You'll recruit new Working America members, engage current members, mobilize them to action, and collect dues. Debrief with Field Managers on effective messaging techniques and deliver feedback from the field to help shape ongoing strategy. Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and possess a commitment to organizing. Fundraising experience is a plus; for those who qualify, Field Manager and Field Director training is available.

We’re looking for organizers to help us win in 2020. Please answer the questions below to see if you qualify for an interview.

Health (required): Working America is implementing COVID-19 mitigation protocols to keep our employees and the community safe. We will require everyone to be tested for COVID-19 and will provide protective gear and training to ensure success and safety. All health information shall be maintained as confidential private health documents.

Do you have the ability to provide a negative test for COVID-19 taken no more than one week prior to start date? Applicants will be reimbursed for the initial pre-approved COVID-19 test upon completion of five canvass shifts.


You will be required to wear a face covering (provided to you) at all times during your shift in order to be able to fulfill the obligations of the job in a safe manner. Is this something you are willing and able to do?


Issues (required): Working America fights for issues that impact working families. We believe everyone should have access to good jobs, healthcare, a quality education, a secure retirement, and workplace rights. We are going to work tirelessly this fall to help elect politicians who will fight for us on these issues.

You would be required to take an active role on these positions. Would you be able to communicate about these issues and on Working America's position on candidates, which may or may not be consistent with your personal views?


Schedule (required): Working America organizers typically work a 40 hour work week. The schedule is typically 12:30-9pm and we may have shifts available 7 days a week. Can you commit to 40 hours a week?


Vehicle: Staff will be required to use a personal vehicle for travel to and from training locations and the neighborhoods where we are organizing. Staff will be eligible for mileage reimbursement at the IRS rate ($0.575 per mile) for the distance between meeting points and the neighborhood they canvass.

  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Do you have access to a reliable vehicle?
  • Do you have proof of vehicle insurance?


Technology (required): Working America will conduct the interview remotely. This will require a personal device (i.e. laptop, computer, tablet, phone) and internet access.

  • Do you have access to a device?
  • Do you have reliable internet access?


Job Duties: The job for which you are applying is physically demanding. It involves walking and standing for 4½ to 5 hours per day, including hills and stairs, driving a vehicle for up to two hours at a time, and handling equipment (such as iPads or flashlight) in various weather conditions. Are you able to perform these functions?


Leadership (optional): Working America is looking for people with leadership potential to help us run the largest program in our organization’s history. If you are interested in advancement, please describe any experience you may have canvassing, organizing, or fundraising. You may also share any other experience that demonstrates your leadership potential.