Position: Canvass Captain – 2020 Census (Long Beach, West Hollywood, San Fernando Valley)
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Type: Part-Time, Temporary, 15-20 hours a week
Start: March 2020
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Census Program Manager
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. Through its legislative work, EQCA has successfully sponsored 140 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with the strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to EQCA, its 501(c)4 counterpart. EQCAI educates the broader community on important LGBTQ issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBTQ seniors and youth, homelessness and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEP’d, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.
In 2019, Equality California launched Silver State Equality, a program to advance the mission of full, lived equality for all LGBTQ people in Nevada.
EQCAI seeks a part-time Canvass Captain to help lead the implementation of EQCAI’s Canvass and Text-to-Relay 2020 Census Campaign outreach.
The Canvass Captain will support EQCAI’s 10-week canvass campaign in one of the following communities, Long Beach, West Hollywood or San Fernando Valley, to educate EQCAI members about the 2020 Census and encourage the completion of the questionnaire during the self-response period.
Additionally, the Canvass Captain will support the Census Program Team in volunteer recruitment, training, and retention to ensure an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census.
This position would be based in our Los Angeles office and will be supervised by the Census Program Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the leadership of EQCAI Census Program Manager, the Canvass Captain will:
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ allies.
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