Field Canvasser | MOVE Texas

Job description

Job description

MOVE Texas is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy.

We are working hard to build a Texas that believes in its young people and reflects our values. We believe that every young Texan should be able to have their voice heard at the capitol, their city halls, and at the ballot box.

MOVE Texas currently operates in San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Denton, and Dallas. We are headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

MOVE Texas innovates democracy for our generation. We work daily to build a more just, more representative future and empower inspiring new leaders—such as yourself—to keep making Texas better.

We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued.

MOVE Texas is seeking an energetic, dedicated field canvasser to join our efforts to register thousands of young voters in Texas this upcoming crucial election year in 2022 —specifically college students who are often registering to vote for the very first time! You’ll be joining the A-team of youth civic engagement: In 2016, MOVE registered 8,568 new young voters and helped 66% of them cast a ballot in the Presidential Election. In 2017, we registered another 5,300 young people and over 71% voted in San Antonio’s city election — tripling the millennial voter turnout in just two years. Now, we’re growing fast and need YOU to join the squad. If you care about giving our generation a voice in the political process - from canvassing for voter registration to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts - we want to talk.

Regional Areas

  • Bexar County

  • Denton/Tarrant Counties

  • Hays/Guadalupe/Comal Counties

  • Harris County

  • Nueces County

  • Travis County

  • Webb County

  • Dallas County


80% | 12 hours

  • Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in relevant counties

  • Meet young people where they’re at, in campuses, classrooms, and public events, to get them registered to vote and collect pledge to vote cards

  • Engage in Get out the Vote initiatives and mobilize thousands of young voters to the polls

20% | 3 hours

  • Enter data collected from voter registration forms and pledge to vote cards

  • Deliver completed voter registration cards to county election offices in a timely manner

  • Participate in regular check-ins with MOVE field team

Job requirements

Job qualifications

  • Fulfill a weekly 15 hour time commitment

  • Available weekdays, with some weekday evenings and weekends. Willingness to work non-traditional hours to accommodate working with college-age schedules and supporting organizational events.

  • Deep commitment to MOVE’s mission of engaging more young people in our democracy

  • Excitement for registering young voters and turning them out to vote

  • Enthusiasm for working within diverse and underrepresented communities

  • Work style that is flexible, respectful and collaborative, and will maintain a supportive, empowering work culture

  • Access to reliable transportation and a driver's license strongly preferred

  • Access to wifi and a laptop/PC strongly preferred

  • Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required


This is a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position with paid sick leave and more. The hourly compensation is $20.00 an hour, up to 15 hours a week. The Field Canvasser reports directly to the Field Manager. While hours will increase or decrease based on certain cycles, campaigns, and activity, the position requires willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends. MOVE Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA community to express interest by application.

COVID-19 Update: Because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all interviews for this role will either be held by phone or virtually using Zoom software. All MOVE Texas staff are currently working in a hybrid model which allows them to work remotely from home and in the field when required by the position. We anticipate this model to stay in place for the foreseeable future. This position will require travel and hours may some evenings and weekends. The new team member will be required to have residency in Texas and must live in one of the regional areas or cities in which MOVE Texas operates: San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Denton, and Dallas.

Application Availability

NOTE: Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive a response to their application within two to four weeks of applying.

  • Spring 2022 Application
    • Closes: Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Fall 2022 Application
    • Closes: Friday, July 15, 2022