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Education and Outreach Phone Banker (Los Angeles)
January 1, 2019 at 11:09 am

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Type: Part-time

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday (Start) 12pm -6pm (Off).  27.5 hours maximum each week. Scheduling is very flexible but must work at least (3) days a week / 16.5hrs.

Salary: $15+/hour plus generous bonus incentive

Start Date: ASAP

Organizational Background

Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (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 142 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.

Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission statement 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 PrEPed, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.

Equality California Political Action Committees advocate for candidates who support full equality and social justice for LGBTQ Californians, as well as for issues and initiatives that further these priorities. We oppose candidates and issues that hinder progress toward full LGBTQ equality and social justice.

Position Overview

Phonebanking to support pro-equality candidates and promote LGBT equality throughout California. A strong commitment to LGBTQ rights and social justice is a must.


Engage with Equality California members and other pro-equality supporters, educating them on LGBTQ issues and candidates over the phone. Fundraising is the primary focus and in addition robust training will be provided.


Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:

  • Knowledge, passion and commitment to addressing issues impacting the LGBTQ community as well as advancing equality and social justice.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills on the phone
  • Ability to memorize a short script and adjust as needed to audience
  • Ability to meet reasonable number of dials per night and/or fundraising quotas
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to sit and/or walk for long periods of time, breaks are provided every 1.5 hours and when needed.
  • Punctuality—shifts have pre-set start times
  • Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and organized
  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Supportive of mission and philosophy of Equality California
  • Previous canvassing experience (doors, phones, or both), in either a paid or unpaid capacity, is preferred but not required.

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.

Application Instructions

Email resume (including names and contact of 2 references) and a cover letter to Andrew Arias andrew@eqca.org & Tymothie Bergendahl at tym@eqca.org.

Please title subject heading of email: Education and Outreach Phone Banker – [Your Name]

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