Contract Opportunity



Organization: Propel ATL

Job Title: Canvasser

Reports to: Advocacy Team

Job type: temporary, contract

Compensation: $20/hour, 10 hours/week

Location: Various locations. Candidates must reside within the MARTA service area at the time of contract start.

Start/End Date: February 2024 - July 2024


Make a direct impact on transit in Atlanta with Propel ATL, a leading voice in transportation advocacy. Propel ATL, formerly the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS, helped establish the Atlanta Transit Coalition in 2021. 

We are committed to building a transportation system that ensures access to opportunity through investments that repair the harmful effects of institutional racism and foster an inclusive community. We’re looking for a community-minded individual who supports transportation equity, demonstrates enthusiasm for Propel’s mission and vision, and is committed to our guiding principles – particularly those related to social and racial justice.

As a paid canvasser, you will engage with bus riders by collecting feedback on their transit experiences, sharing information about the Transit Coalition and our work, and strengthening stakeholder relationships.

This job is for you if you're available for immediate hire. You like being outside, in busy areas, at different sites. You enjoy meeting, interacting, and sharing information with new people. You are good at documenting interactions.


Position Summary

Guided by the big-picture goals of our strategic plan, as a canvasser, you will play a crucial role in surveying bus riders about the Atlanta Transit Coalition's 2024 priorities. The insights collected will steer our campaigns, influence communication strategies, and influence the upcoming bus network redesign to align with community needs. The role will last from February to July.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represent Propel ATL in engagement with stakeholders about our transit initiatives.
  • Collect survey responses and bus rider feedback 
  • Communicate ideas, priorities, challenges, concerns, and other feedback expressed by stakeholders, ensuring our advocacy remains aligned with community needs and sentiments.
  • Keep accurate records of interactions, feedback, and potential leads for further engagement or support.
  • Distribute information and promotional material.
  • Regularly attend group and individual training sessions to stay updated on Propel ATL's strategic objectives, outreach strategies, and engagement principles.




  • Has customer service or sales experience
  • Is practiced at engaging with stakeholders in non-traditional settings
  • Has previously worked outdoors and at multiple sites


  • Proficient in basic computer skills
  • Willing to train in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Recognizes and understands Atlanta’s history — especially its racial disparities and record of “intentional harm perpetrated by white supremacist policies and actions”¹

¹The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice


  • Employs engagement practices emphasizing friendliness, high energy, a positive attitude, and information-sharing
  • Is service-oriented and impact-focused with an enthusiastic attitude about community perspectives
  • Excels in verbal communication and is a confident public speaker 
  • Thinks quickly during interactions
  • Is organized and reliable
  • Is resourceful, self-directed, and enlists critical thinking skills.
  • Able to work independently
  • Is approachable, accountable, and comfortable exchanging constructive feedback

Additional desired attributes

  • Canvassing experience
  • Is current on transit issues, especially their local context
  • Transportation advocacy experience
  • Understands why transit access is key to advancing equity and growth in the city
  • Fluency in a second language prevalent in metro Atlanta, such as Spanish or Vietnamese





  • Travel: Must be able to travel to assigned locations.
  • Hybrid: requires in-person engagements and virtual meetings. Some evenings and weekends are required as necessary for the position's responsibilities.
  • Physical requirements for this position: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally and up to 10 lbs. frequently to move objects. Must have physical stamina to be outside, moving around for long periods of time.

Propel ATL is a small, eclectic team that enjoys forging change in the city’s mindset about transportation, champions great infrastructure in the city we love, shares a passion for our mission, loves a good laugh, and commits to equity and inclusion.


Propel ATL aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects and values different backgrounds and talents. We do not discriminate in our staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of services, and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Apply for this Opportunity

Complete the application by clicking here to answer questions and upload your cover letter and resume. 

In your cover letter, let us know what resonates most with you from our mission, vision, and/or guiding principles and your understanding of why transit access is key to advancing equity and growth in the city. Include any details that uniquely qualify you for this position.

If you need accommodations to make our hiring process more accessible, please contact us at [email protected].

Propel ATL is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment and values diverse perspectives. If you don’t meet every qualification, please don’t let that keep you from applying. We welcome your application.

Applications are reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled.