Work At RAD

Rights & Democracy (RAD) works to advance human rights and strengthen our democracy through grassroots organizing, transformative policy and supporting the development of a new generation of leaders from across Vermont and New Hampshire. We work in close alignment with our sister organization, the Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI).

Our mission is to bring people together to take action to build healthy communities and make
the values of our communities guide the policies of our government. We are building a popular
movement to advance rights and build a real democracy. We work in partnership with
community groups, progressive unions, faith communities, organizations fighting for human
and civil rights, and environmental and climate action groups.

We recognize that there are powerful forces that strategically use racism and hate to divide our
communities, but we know that when we all come together we can build a strong multiracial
democracy in which everyone can thrive.

RAD is a rapidly expanding and dynamic organization, focused on building a people’s
movement to win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants,
communities of color and those most impacted by our overlapping crises. Our nation has failed
to establish a democracy that safeguards our fundamental, inalienable rights to achieve full
human dignity and to advocate effectively for that dignity. We are united in our fight to build
and secure a democracy that guarantees the rights of all to a sustainable, secure livelihood.

We are united in embracing our shared humanity and committing ourselves to the struggle to
claim our inalienable rights, build collective power, and to achieve systemic change toward a
safe future for humanity and our planet.

We are united in our vision of a society committed to human rights and core democratic
principles. Our work to bring this into existence is guided by a commitment to equity,
solidarity, universality, justice, accountability, transparency, power, sustainability, safety, and

Current job openings

Field Canvasser 2024

About Rights & Democracy

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is a member-led people’s organization working in New Hampshire and Vermont. Our mission is to shift the political landscape through electoral and community organizing to ensure that the values and needs of our communities guide the policies of our government. We are building a popular movement to advance human rights, dismantle economic inequality, racism, and sexism, and to build a real democracy.

Position Overview and Schedule

Rights & Democracy is hiring part-time Canvassers in New Hampshire. These positions will be 30 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday. We are currently focusing our work in Manchester, and ideal job candidates will live in the Manchester area. These are temporary, non-exempt, union positions starting immediately and running through November 30, 2024. Any possibility of extension is funding-dependent.


  • Utilize outreach tactics such as door knocking, phone banking, and tabling to initiate contact with people we hope to bring into our movement by recruiting them as RAD members. (Note: Geographic turf for field activities will be determined on a case-by-base basis depending on the location of the staff member and current organizing priorities.)
  • Communicate with other organizing team members about the people met through outreach and ensure there is a plan to follow up with each person to try to engage them in our broader organization and work. 
  • Participate in team meetings and training with RAD via Zoom or in person.
  • Engage with RAD as a whole organization, learning its organizing model and history.


  • Access to your own transportation.
  • Ability to walk and stand for up to 6 hours per day.
  • Strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and the RAD mission.
  • Reliability and commitment to work shifts.
  • Ability to connect with people with a variety of backgrounds and identities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity for self reflection and ability to approach conflict and disagreement in respectful and constructive ways.
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive, positive relationships.
  • Willingness to adapt to a work schedule that includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Basic computer and technical literacy in commonly-used computer applications, comfort with video conferencing, and ability to learn how to efficiently enter data into an online database that we use in our work.
  • Willingness to engage in personal growth and professional development to more effectively complete your goals.

Desired Qualifications (helpful to have, but not required):

  • Canvassing experience (individuals without canvassing experience won’t be disqualified)
  • Experience with VAN (Votebuilder, EveryAction, MiniVAN).
  • Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Calendar, etc.).
  • Experience with Zoom.
  • Capacity to establish genuine, human connections with the people you work with and those you canvass.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a great quality to have. 

Things to know:

  • Shifts are generally 6 hours long, 5 days a week
  • Workweek runs Tuesday through Saturday
  • Weekday shifts are generally 1pm to 7pm
  • Saturday shifts are generally 10am to 4pm
  • Paid breaks provided

Compensation and benefits:

  • This position is paid hourly, at a rate of $23.50 per hour
  • 26 days paid time off per year (prorated for staff working shorter than 1 year; for a 5 month position, this is about 11 days)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance starting on first day of employment
  • Monthly stipends for smartphone and data plan ($75) and home internet ($60)
  • Mileage reimbursement at federal rate of 67 cents per mile

Application Process:

To apply, send your resume and 3 references addressed to RAD Deputy Director Dögg Hugosdóttir (she/her) at

Equal Employment Opportunity:

RAD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

RAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple and intersecting ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, indigenous peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities.

Rights & Democracy does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, gender identity, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.


We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their voices heard.  Join Rights & Democracy a become a part of making positive change in our community!