Enumerator Recruiter

Build and Nurture a Pipeline of Local Candidates


The Census Bureau can’t hire enough enumerators due to a cumbersome online application, a short window to apply, a long waiting period, a strong economy, and a lack of targeted outreach in hard-to-count communities


Nonprofits can source and support eligible candidates through the process


  • 500,000 enumerators who are U.S. Citizens over 18 who can work part-time are needed in 2020
  • Effective enumerators need to be locals familiar with the hard-to-count communities they will engage with
  • The application process is long and complex, taking months to complete
  • There is a long waiting period between when candidates apply and when they are trained and deployed
  • The Census Bureau provides limited information to support the application process


  • Build a pipeline of local candidates with language skills
  • Keep qualified candidates engaged and motivated
  • Enable viral sharing of enumerator opportunity
  • Reporting: Administrators can see progress of recruitment efforts on live dashboards so as to better coordinate sourcing efforts

How It Works

  1. Easily enable people to opt-in to receiving job info from caseworkers, events, etc.
  2. Recipients will automatically receive a series of informational messages about the job.
  3. Recipients can be automatically pre-screened for eligibility.
  4. The campaign automatically provides nudges and reminders to complete the application, as well as links to resources, such as instructional videos or practice assessments.
  5. Data dashboard tracks candidates and keeps them engaged through the long waiting period.
  6. Share with a friend: Candidates can virally share the opportunity with other community members to further build pipeline.
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