Position: Environmental Outreach Canvasser
Organization: Toronto Environmental Alliance
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) has exciting opportunities for environmentally minded, well spoken and passionate individuals to join our front-line engagement team.
For 30 years TEA has been Toronto’s environmental watchdog at city hall. TEA campaigns locally to create equitably green solutions for urban environmental issues. We proudly work alongside and for the eclectic and vibrant community that is our city.
FUN FACT: TEA is the reason Toronto has Green bins! (We think that’s pretty cool)
Face to face conversations are the cornerstone of effective community organizing and engagement. Our door to door canvass campaigners work hard to communicate TEA’s work, and raise crucial funds for our organization. Individual’s donations are the lifeblood of the nonprofit sector. Without them we cannot speak openly, freely and passionately at city hall for our community.
Don’t be fooled, this is not a sales job, nor is it your average fundraising job. The position is unique in that it entails not only raising critical funds, but galvanizing supporters to affect policy change and educate the public.
Really care about social and environmental organizations and want to work directly for one? This is the place!
Craft highly personal, educational and motivating pitches for the public
Speak in an engaging and informational way about our work
Speak to potential donors and supporters outdoors and on your feet
Liaise with our campaigns team for latest updates on our work
Take the concerns of the public back to campaigns team to ensure we are serving the community effectively
Hours and Benefits
Both full-time and part time available
Minimum part time is 3 days a week – you pick the days!
We believe in ethical fundraising – no commissions and guaranteed hourly wages! (yay!)
Training wage is minimum wage (1-2 weeks)
Regular wages start at $14/hr and go up to $21/hr
Full time staff are eligible for vacation and health benefits
What do you need to succeed? An open mind and a willingness to try new things!
Ready to change the world, starting with your community? APPLY by sending a resume and cover letter to the ATTN of our Development Manager, Andy McKinnon. Please include “Door Canvass Application – (Where you read this ad)” in your subject line. No phone calls please.
TEA impassionedly fights for climate justice, from the reduction of toxics and GHGs to poverty alleviation. We welcome all voices into our climate organizing. We encourage Indigenous folks, black folks, people of colour, queer, trans and nonbinary folks, disabled folks and people of all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply and self identify!
Accessibility notes: Unfortunately, our office is located on the basement of an old building that is not wheelchair accessible. The work requires walking from house to house, ascending and descending stairs, outdoors and in all types of weather.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 3 2018 ID: 48622