Job opening: Census Outreach Worker (New Orleans & Lafayette Facility)

To support a fair and complete count for the 2020 Census, Second Harvest Food Bank is mobilizing Louisianans to self-respond to the 2020 census through our outreach campaign. The campaign timeline includes a pledge and phone banking period. The Census Outreach Worker will be overseeing all of our campaign efforts by leveraging existing food distributions with partners across 23 parishes. Special emphasis will be placed in Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Lafourche, Thibodaux, Acadia, and Cameron Parishes. We will hire two outreach workers: one located in the Greater New Orleans area and one in the Greater Lafayette area.


  • Work with Chief Impact Officer, Partner Capacity Manager, and Program Coordinators to develop census outreach strategy.
  • Provide information to our community partners (i.e. churches, schools, etc.) about the importance of completing the 2020 Census.
  • Engage Louisianans about the census through a variety of activities, including tabling at SH food distributions, phone-banking, text-banking, town halls, and other types of events.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Second Harvest stakeholders as it relates to the Census 2020 Campaign.
  • Collect census completion pledges .
  • Work with volunteer services to coordinate volunteers for various outreach activities like phone banking.
  • Travel across various parishes.
  • Communicate project developments regularly with the Impact Department and Feeding America.

Skills and Capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice movements.
  • Experience in community organizing, direct outreach or campaign work, preferably in a nonprofit, public policy or advocacy-oriented setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in use of technology such as laptop computers and tablets.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with others, maintaining a positive, professional attitude.


The salary for this position is $15 hour and travel reimbursement up to $1,200. This is a part time (20 hours/week) short term position from March 2020 until July 31st, 2020 and is not benefits eligible.

How to apply: 

  1. Email resume and cover letter  to
  2. Type “Census Outreach” as the only content in the subject line of your email. 
  3.  All attachments should be in Word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.


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