Sunday, September 25, 2022

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance hiring Voter Mobilization Canvassers.

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Pittsburgh is hiring Voter Mobilization Canvassers, with a preference for those proficient in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Spanish.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Pittsburgh, PA

$20 an hour

Part-time, Temporary. Hours range from 8-20 per week and shift hours are flexible.


The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO is seeking Voter Mobilization
Canvassers to help our team execute our Every Vote Counts electoral program. The anticipated start date is October 3, 2022 with an end-date of November 8, 2022.

Job Overview

The Voter Mobilization Canvassers will be essential to the success of our Every Vote Counts campaign. Field canvassers will be responsible for direct voter contact through door-to-door canvassing. Canvassers will be based in the Pittsburgh Area, and should have a reliable mode of transportation. Nights and weekends may be required, but hours may also be flexible.

Excellent communication skills required, because you will be interacting with voters! Must be able to follow procedures, track information, practice cultural competence, and have a friendly, professional attitude, demeanor and appearance. Experience helpful but not required; you will be provided with on-the-job training.


  • Engaging directly with voters through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking
  • Performing required reporting tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Consistently meeting goals as an individual and team
  • Giving feedback about voter reception during debrief
  • Reporting to assigned canvassing location on time and ready to go
  • Attending regular team meetings


  • Good communication skills, outgoing and friendly demeanor
  • Metric-driven and proven ability to meet assigned goals in a given time period
  • Ability to canvass for extended periods of time
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Evening and weekend availability

Preferred Experience

  • Bilingual in English and another language, particularly Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Spanish
  • Prior canvassing experience
  • Experience with AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community

Submit resume, cover letter encouraged, and 2 references with the subject line “Voter Mobilization Canvasser.” APALA is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled folks to apply.


Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) union members and allies advancing worker, immigrant, and civil rights.

Backed with strong support of the AFL-CIO, APALA has 20 chapters in 14 states and a national office in Washington, D.C. In 2011 to ensure broader education, civic engagement, and capacity building for our communities, APALA established the Institute for Asian Pacific American
Leadership & Advancement (IAPALA) as a 501(c)3.

To achieve our mission, we build power by:

  • Organizing members into unions, develop a pipeline of labor leaders, and build political power for our community;
  • Educating AAPI workers and allies about the labor movement, principles of trade unionism, and collective bargaining, as well as provide a vehicle for AAPI issues and concerns;
  • Activating our chapters across the country to advance social, racial, and economic justice through state-based campaigns; and
  • Representing the voice of AAPI workers on coalitions within the labor community and more broadly in the civil rights, AAPI, and racial justice communities

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road

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