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Job Description: ​LA ROOTZ PHONE BANKER

Reports to:​ Regional Field Lead, SoCal or LA Campus Coordinator ​(see Signatures section)
Classifications: ​Temporary​ (in most cases)​, Non-Exempt, Part-Time (​ 0–29.5 hours/week)​, At-Will
As of April 2019

POSITION SUMMARY
The ​LA Rootz Phone Banker conducts civic engagement campaign phone banking. ​The person in this role
must be motivated and enthusiastic, and able to converse over the phone to contact and mobilize voters.
Training and scripts are provided.​ This position is part of the field campaign operations for Power California
and its sibling 501(c)4 social welfare nonprofit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Phone Banking
● Works 4-hour phone banking sessions, usually 4 days a week, adhering to legally-vetted script, as
scheduled by supervisor
● Maintains professional and engaging conversations with voters and peers
● Works with online voter contact platform database (PDI), as trained
● Tracks voter data contact on a nightly basis to lead staff, entering voter contact data and pledges

OTHER DUTIES
● Carries out administrative tasks, as assigned
● Provides support at organizational events, as needed
● Submits any and all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
● Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
● Passion for and commitment to working with young people of color, low-income immigrants, and
refugees, especially with regard to engaging of local students of color
● Experience with voter engagement campaigns or customer service a plus (not required)
● Must be computer-literate, with basic skills in word processing, spreadsheets
● Comfortable conversing with young voters over the phone and through text about the electoral process
● Able to communicate in an outgoing, enthusiastic and persuasive manner
● Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
● Strong attention to detail
● Bilingual language skills with English-Spanish a plus (not required)
● Must be able to work flexible hours; some evenings and weekends required
● Based in or near East Los Angeles, California (within 25 miles)
● Because of the job duties of this position, a criminal background check will be required as a condition of
an employment offer

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Position is located at office in East Los Angeles, California
● While performing the duties of this position, the employee frequently travels by automobile or public
transit or works outside and is thus exposed to changing weather conditions
● When working inside an office, this position is not exposed to weather conditions
● The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Sits at a desk 75% of the time, which includes typing on a computer and mouse 15% of the time and
talking on the phone 10% of the time
● Regularly required by the duties of this job to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or
crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell
● Participates in gentle tai chi-influenced physical practice, making any physical adjustments personally
necessary
● Carries 15 pounds of equipment about twice a month over medium distances (20-30 feet)
● Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
● Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus