Deep Canvasser

Deep Canvasser


Area: Columbia, Springfield, St. Charles, St. Louis

The Organization:

Missouri Jobs with Justice (MO JwJ) is a coalition of labor, faith, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of all people.  MO JwJ attacks the root causes of poverty while working for an economic system that benefits the entire community.  We believe that the fate of all working people and the communities in which they live are tightly bound together. We strive to build a multi-racial movement and are dedicated to leadership development and base building. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all.   MO JwJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, and people of all ages. 

Position: A part-time, temporary deep canvasser at 20 hours per week at $25/hour

*These positions are dependent on funding so the timeline could shift or be cut short*

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be comfortable having intense and sometimes uncomfortable conversations with a wide array of people. Candidates must have a working vehicle with insurance, a cell phone with data and have an ability to work 15 hours a week in the field including some evenings and Saturday or Sunday each week. We require staff to be vaccinated.

Role: Through a combination of deep canvassing and traditional voter engagement this position will work regionally to test scripts and messaging, identify voters on issues, educate voters on where candidates stand on issues that are important to the targeted voters and mobilize supportive voters to turn out in the August, November and April elections. 

Deep canvassing is one of the most proven and durable forms of persuasion and is far more effective than other forms of persuasion employed by traditional political campaigns. Deep

canvasses are candid, two-way conversations where canvassers ask voters to share their relevant, emotionally significant experiences and reflect on them aloud. Deep canvasses typically involve:

  • Non-judgmentally soliciting voters’ views and asking follow-up questions about voters’ experiences.
  • Sharing narratives about personal experiences with the issue that reinforce values relevant to the issue.

Weekly Work: 

  • Training and conversation prep
  • Canvassing
  • Phonebanking 
  • Debriefing and offering feedback on script and survey questions

Training and Onboarding: At MO JWJ we believe that all staff should be well oriented, continuously developed and trained and participate in anti-racist work at the individual and organizational level. This work will be incorporated through an intensive onboarding process the first few weeks of being hired as well as incorporated at a smaller scale into weekly work plans.

To apply for this position fill out the application at:

For more information on Missouri Jobs with Justice please visit or call the office at 877-644-0466.