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Part Time Municipal Election Organizer - ACORN Canada

Part Time Municipal Election Organizer

Posted August 15, 2022

Are you passionate about social and economic justice? Like working with people? We’re looking for people who are serious about affordable and livable housing, better transit, accessible childcare, closing the digital divide and other issues affecting low income and working class communities this municipal election.

Job Description:

  • We need people to do grassroots, issue-based organizing at the community level in Ottawa to get people engaged in the democratic process before the municipal election this October!
  • Canvassers gather petition signatures, engage new members into the organization and generate phone calls from the public to their local representatives to support campaigns
  • Build our donor base of community allies through direct door to door fundraising, engaging allies on our low income members’ issues/campaigns and asking supporters to donate on a monthly basis
  • Phone outreach as needed to existing ACORN members in advance of large actions, meetings and events
  • Must be willing to work field hours between 2:30PM and 7:30PM as we organize predominately when many people are at home (we can be flexible on the days worked but not the hours). Minimum of 3 five hour shifts a week are required.

What is ACORN?

ACORN Canada, the nationwide community union of low-to-moderate income people, is expanding our organizing in Ottawa & Gatineau and is hiring part time Social Justice Organizers!

ACORN is a multi-issue, mass based union of low-to-moderate income people. ACORN’s purpose is to give low-to-moderate income people the power needed to have their voices effectively heard at the highest levels in the country. ACORN is able to be both a local-based union winning local campaigns, as well as a large-scale organization combining forces to fight national corporations and governments that are at the root of most of our problems.

We are a tenants’ union. We are a disability action union. We are a worker’s union. We are a consumer’s union. We are whatever our members are. Our members pay dues so that the organization can be sustainable and not dependent on outside funding from government and corporations. Each dues member has a vote, and only members speak for the organization. Our members get elected to our board of directors and set our policy and help determine the tactics.

Our board’s current campaign priorities include:

Qualifications and Skills

  • No paid experience required; professional fundraising and canvassing training is provided
  • Have strong social and people skills.
  • Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Be self driven and the ability to work both independently but also follow direction.
  • Ability to listen in order to identify issues that are affecting our people.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to