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Open Answer is a non-profit enterprise that connects with people at their doorsteps, on the street, and via phone, text and digital. We provide canvassing services for mission-driven efforts in communities across Colorado. Our projects range from get-out-the-vote efforts, to grassroots fundraising, to qualitative and quantitative research. Open Answer was created by Healthier Colorado, a non-profit organization with deep experience in grassroots outreach.

Some issues we work on include:
*Healthy air and environment
*Mental health access
*Criminal justice
*Access to affordable healthcare

Healthier Colorado is dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. We believe that every Coloradan should have an equal opportunity of living a healthy life. Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful change to improve people’s health throughout our state’s diverse communities.

Position Overview:
Open Answer team members canvass, petition and interact with people to support the mission-driven purpose of our clients.

Job Duties:
-Communicate with people by knocking on their door, or saying hello on the street, or calling or texting them. Canvassers may be engaging people to raise money, turn them out to vote, activating people on a policy issue, or performing research through asking questions. A canvasser’s tasks may change from day-to-day, according to geography, method of contact, or client.

-Accurately tracking data from the individual conversations that happen during canvassing. Often, this will mean using the Voter Activation Network (VAN), but might include other programs like Excel, etc.

-Maintaining client confidentiality and following all prescribed procedures for safeguarding data.

-Participate in training and debrief sessions to help improve the team’s work.

-Canvassing can entail physical activity, including having to move from door to door and/or station oneself at a particular location to speak with people.

-Manage time effectively to achieve specific goals within prescribed time periods.

Preferred qualifications:
-We are looking for resilient, outgoing people interested in making a difference in the world. Successful canvassers need excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening, projecting a friendly demeanor, and the ability to share data succinctly.

-No particular educational attainment or experience is required.

Open Answer Non-Discrimination Policy:
Open Answer is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Open Answer does not discriminate in employment or advancement opportunities on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation (including gender identity and gender expression), disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

We believe that traditional hiring practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire groups of people — including people of color, people from different socio-economic backgrounds, women, and people in the LGBTQIA+ community, to name a few. We believe that we are better as an organization when we work to deconstruct barriers and build a team that has authentic representation from diverse communities, backgrounds and beliefs. Hence, we strongly encourage qualified candidates from those mentioned, as well as other marginalized communities, to apply for roles within our team.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume to the email below, and put “Open Answer” in the subject line. Please briefly explain your interest in the position in the body of the email, or in a separate cover letter if you prefer.