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GOTV Canvasser

YWCA Kalamazoo is seeking a dedicated and values-driven person to support the agency’s robust Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and campaigning efforts. This will be a year-long initiative that will work to support the agency’s larger effort of protecting comprehensive reproductive rights of women, girls, and those whose identities intersect with LGBTQIA+. The GOTV Canvasser will work closely with the Director of Public Policy, providing support around canvassing specified districts within Kalamazoo County, base building, signature gathering, and issue awareness regarding reproductive access. The ideal candidate must have attention to detail in order to balance and execute multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. A willingness to learn and engage with educational material and be able to speak to YWCA Kalamazoo GOTV and campaign initiative confidently.

The GOTV Canvasser position is a temporary position lasting for one year.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

YWCA Kalamazoo is seeking a dedicated and values-driven person to support the agency’s robust Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and campaigning efforts.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Passion for reproductive health, rights, and justice
  2. Communicate regularly with Director of Public Policy.
  3. Be able to effectively communicate updates and necessary supports to the direct supervisor as it pertains to the satisfactory of your role.
  4. Comply with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and or regulations.
  5. Know and adhere to Association policies, procedures, and practices.
  6. Safeguard confidential information gained because of the position.
  7. Comply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse.
  8. As a YWCA employee, project a positive image of the Association and its programs to the community.
  9. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff, and volunteers.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. YWCA location- Cornerstone Building: 405 W Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  2. Off-site location (meetings occur at community-based organizations, and other associations in Michigan); Promotional events; Networking events; Community Engagement events, etc.
  3. Potential outdoor events.
  4. Actions: Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting.
  5. High required standing.
  6. High required walking.
  7. Minimal required sitting.
  8. Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  9. Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  10. High required verbal communication and listening.
  11. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision.
  12. Frequent driving and walking to and from different communities, neighborhoods, doors, and meetings within the community.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Demonstrate strong skills in organization, communication, and collaboration as a part of working in groups and with a team.
  3. Must be goal oriented; have the ability to effectively communicate, meet deadlines, work independently and be self-motivated.
  4. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  5. Must be able to pay attention to detail and manage multiple tasks.
  6. Eagerness to learn materials and communicate goals and objectives of GOTV initiative.
  7. Satisfactory results of background checks and Central Registry Clearance.


  1. Petitioning and Canvassing training.
  2. Petitioning and Canvassing safety training.
  3. Familiarization with YWCA Personnel Policies and Mission.
  4. Appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.
  5. Eliminating Racism Workshop, Gender Equity Training.

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