Staff Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: Starting salary dependent on qualifications, experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



P. O. Box 1231
1118 Washington Ave.
La Grande
United States


Oregon Rural Action, La Grande, Oregon, seeks a full-time Staff Director.  Responsibilities include supervising staff, board development, financial management/fundraising, strategic planning, administration, and a passion for social justice and community organizing. Complete job description available at

Oregon Rural Action is a force for progressive public policy and grass-roots democracy in Oregon. ORA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability. We empower people by providing information and tools for addressing the issues affecting our communities. We are a member group of the Western Organization of Resource Councils.

Qualifications: Strong background in community organizing; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to motivate diverse people to work together and develop collective vision and goals; strategic thinker; ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing responsibilities; good interpersonal skills and a sense of humor; ability to maintain positive, supportive attitude; passion for social justice; excellent computer skills; willingness to travel throughout rural eastern Oregon.


$500/mo. healthcare stipend. Generous vacation, holidays, personal days. Annual personnel development stipend.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in spoken and written English. Spanish proficiency preferred. Excellent communicator.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume, cover letter responding to questions below, and contact information for three references to:


Staff Director Search, Oregon Rural Action, P.O. Box 1231, La Grande, OR 98750

Cover letter questions:

  • Why do you want this job?
  • What is your experience as a community organizer?
  • Describe your supervisory experience.
  • Describe your experience, strengths and challenges in organizational management.

Review begins May 18, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.