Nov 21, 2021

Dallas Community Outreach Canvasser

  • KIPP Texas
  • Dallas,TX
Part-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description

ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

The Opportunity
KIPP Texas Public Schools is seeking experienced outreach workers who can connect directly with a broad base of parents, schools and community partners committed to high-quality schools and positive change in their communities. A canvasser must have excellent relationship building skills, physical stamina to canvass door to door, an ability to call potential applicants, and passion to help families access high quality schools. The ideal candidate has experience doing door to door canvassing, cold calling, community outreach and is familiar with the neighborhoods where KIPP Texas schools are located in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and / or San Antonio. This can be a temporary role through the start of the school year. There is potential to grow into a part time role across the entire school year.
Key Responsibilities
  • Door to door canvassing, home visits and phone calling related to enrollment or other outreach efforts.
  • Set-up, execute, and tear down tables / booths for school based and community events
  • Meet daily and weekly goals related to enrollment and outreach.
  • Develop, implement and execute on strategies for community outreach including, but not limited to, student enrollment and parent engagement.
  • Build relationships with families, community leaders and businesses to sustain KIPP's vision of high quality schools for all children.
  • Approach new challenges with creativity and flexibility with a focus on measurable outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with a team and colleagues.
  • Report daily on goals, strategies and outcomes.
  • Keep up-to-date records on all work, including using online tools.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to manage personal transportation needs to move efficiently across neighborhoods.
  • Takes on additional roles and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications
  • At least one (1) year of experience with grassroots field organizing, including experience in door-to-door canvassing, political or issues campaigns, or leading a field organizing team.
  • High School Diploma or GED required; College preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Demonstrated skills in reading, writing and computation in English and Spanish
  • MS Office and Google Drive basic skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competency, and self-awareness.
  • Experience working with families from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to take initiative, motivate others, be accountable and work at a fast pace.
  • Curiosity in people's stories and ability to initiate and build relationship with a wide and diverse range of people.
  • Must be able to travel to and from locations quickly and with ease.
  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Excellent problem-solver.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties of the job; ability to walk and canvass for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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