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Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

Deep Canvassing Associate

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition


Job Summary

TIRRC is seeking enthusiastic Deep Canvassing associates to participate in our fall deep canvassing campaign to move conflicted voters to be more supportive of immigrant communities and create a pro-immigrant majority.  Associates will be involved in every part of the deep canvassing campaign including participating in door-to-door canvassing to speak with Tennessee residents about immigration, providing insight into script design and story sharing, and prepping materials for large team canvasses. Associates will also assist in the expansion of our deep canvassing volunteer base by participating in volunteer recruitment and training. Associates will serve as leaders in Volunteer Deep Canvasses and Trainings and will have the opportunity to participate in training with the New Conversations Initiative, experts in the deep canvassing and narrative field. 

This is a part-time temporary position for 5-15 hours/week with a rolling start date from March 4-27, depending on availability, and an end date of June 1, with a potential extension through August 1.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, marital status, or parental status. Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attend deep canvassing training sessions;
  • Canvass door-to-door with TIRRC in order to learn voters’ opinions on immigration and move conflicted voters to more supportive opinions;
  • Assist with training volunteer canvassers;
  • Participate in script development;
  • Participate in group learnings and debriefs;
  • Assist with data entry and tally sheets;
  • Assist with turf preparation and canvassing materials;
  • Build relationships with volunteers during deep canvassing training.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every position at TIRRC, every person in the organization will assist their colleagues to ensure a cooperative environment and respond to the needs of the moment.


  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and commitment to social justice;
  • Ability to engage in conversation with those who hold differing viewpoints;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse communities; 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including most weekends during the campaign;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Must have reliable transportation. 

Additional Information


Pay: $20 per hour, 5-15 hours/week, rolling start date from March 4-27 depending on availability, end date June 1, with potential extension through August 1

Benefits: Part-time TIRRC employees receive paid sick time commensurate with the number of hours worked and access to the Employee Assistance Program. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@tnimmigrant.org.  


  • Date Posted: February 22, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 03/22/2024
  • Salary Range: $20/hour