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about canvassing

Canvassing is a proven method of environmental organizing that is as important today as it has ever been. It allows us to reach a large number of people, in many towns, with varied socio-economic interests and political affiliations. This helps us build campaigns with diverse membership that is truly representative of communities in Texas. Every night, all year long, TCE staff members are out in different neighborhoods all over Texas, mobilizing citizens to get involved and have a positive impact on the environment and our quality of life.

TCE offers excellent opportunities for those interested in non-profit management and students wanting campaign experience. Entry level organizing positions are available in Austin, Dallas and Houston. 

qualifications

  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday, 2:00-10:00pm
  • Part-time available for students, minimum 3 weekdays, 2:00-10:00pm
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commitment to environmental, social, and political justice
  • Some college, or relevant experience is preferred

benefits & compensation

  • $425-490 per week, contingent upon fundraising and leadership responsibilities
  • Health benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays.
  • Opportunities for rapid advancement and management training, as well as travel throughout the country.

join our team

Ready to get started? Choose your region and get in touch today!

Austin    Dallas    Houston

You can also call our office with any questions:

Austin – 512.326.5655
Dallas – 214.599.7840
Houston – 713.337.4192

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Community organizing is one of the best ways to learn the personal communication and strategic campaign skills needed to win positive change on environmental and social justice concerns, for years to come. Check out what some of our former canvassers are up to these days!

 

ice1Lauren Ice

I was a Canvasser and Senior Field Manager in the DFW office, and although I initially thought of it as a fun summer job, I loved the work so much that I stayed for over two years! The friends I made while at TCE are still some of my best, and the people I talked with at their doors are still inspiring me to work toward a healthy environment.

After TCE, I attended the University of Oregon School of Law. After earning my law degree with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, I married Josh (whom I met at TCE seven years earlier), and we returned to Texas together. I now work in Austin as a Staff Attorney with Save Our Springs Alliance, a non-profit that works to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs, and contributing streams with special emphasis on Barton Springs.

kosoris1Justin Kosoris

I worked for TCE for most of 2008, first in the DFW office and then in Austin. TCE helped me define my passion for environmental issues, and my experience at TCE helped guide my coursework throughout graduate school at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

In my current international development work, I have had the opportunity to live in Haiti and Senegal, and now I reside in Washington, DC. I focus on the intersection of climate change and agriculture – how does climate change exacerbate existing agricultural productivity issues in the developing world, and how can we find solutions to help farmers adapt? I draw upon my ability channel my passion to improve people’s lives, an ability that I unlocked through community organizing at TCE.

wyatt1Lauren Wyatt

For as long as I can remember, I’ve cared about the environment, but TCE helped me learn how to take an active role in its protection. Before canvassing, I knew almost nothing about the political process and how to organize a community over a particular issue.

This work was a launchpad into my career as an environmental educator. I walked away with new skills that served me while I was in graduate school and now, as a children’s zoo specialist, I get to spend every day teaching kids to appreciate and respect nature; to feel empathy toward the animals in our lives; and to leave the world a little cleaner than how we found it.

TCE is the only place I’ve worked at where long-lasting friendships formed. Today, years later, many of these friendships still thrive, even though we’ve moved on to other occupations. I believe it’s because we knew we were a part of something bigger than ourselves – a movement that must continue to grow.