Regional Organizer

Job Type

Part Time

Remote

Ok

Salary

Minimum: $35,000
Maximum: $40,000
Details: Full-time equivalent, pro-rated depending on number of hours FTE

Published

07/13/2018

Start Date

08/10/2018

Application Deadline

07/30/2018

Address

2420 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Suite 116
Portland
Oregon
97232
United States

Description

Title:​ ​Regional Organizer

Reports​ ​to:​ Organizing ​Director

Direct​ ​Reports:​ ​0

Location:​ 2 options - ​Portland or Salem, OR

Salary:​ ​$35,000 - 40,000 full-time equivalent, pro-rated depending on number of hours FTE

Type:​ Part-time(Salem)/exempt, Full-time(Portland)/exempt  (Salem - 20 hrs, PDX - 40 hrs) We are open to negotiating number of hours for either position.


Deadline:​​ ​Open​ ​until​ ​filled​.  Qualified​ ​applicants​ ​will​ ​be​ ​screened​ ​and​ ​advanced​ ​on​ ​a​ ​rolling​ ​basis.​ ​First application​ ​review​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​on​ ​July 30th.   


Mission​ ​Statement

Family​ ​Forward​ ​Oregon​ ​and​ ​Family​ ​Forward​ ​Action​ ​are​ ​public​ ​policy​ ​and​ ​advocacy​ ​nonprofit organizations​ ​that​ ​fight​ ​for​ ​the​ ​economic​ ​justice​ ​for​ ​women​ ​and​ ​caregivers. We​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​caring​ ​for​ ​our​ ​children,​ ​our​ ​parents,​ ​and​ ​others​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​care​ ​is​ ​a​ ​not​ ​only​ ​a​ ​fundamental principle​ ​of​ ​a​ ​civilized​ ​society,​ ​but​ ​a​ ​fundamental​ ​part​ ​of​ ​our​ ​economy​ ​–​ ​and​ ​the​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​value​ ​for​ ​the​ ​work of​ ​caring​ ​for​ ​others​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​root​ ​causes​ ​of​ ​large-scale​ ​gender​ ​and​ ​racial​ ​inequities.


We​ ​work​ ​for​ ​systemic​ ​change​ ​by​ ​1)​ ​shifting​ ​cultural​ ​attitudes​ ​about​ ​women,​ ​work​ ​and​ ​care;​ ​2)​ ​organizing people​ ​to​ ​fight​ ​for​ ​a​ ​more​ ​fair​ ​system;​ ​and​ ​3)​ ​advocating​ ​for​ ​bold​ ​public​ ​policies​ ​—​ ​like​ ​paid​ ​sick​ ​days,​ ​paid family​ ​and​ ​medical​ ​leave,​ ​a​ ​higher​ ​minimum​ ​wage,​ ​equal​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​equal​ ​work,​ ​and​ ​affordable​ ​childcare.   


Position​ ​Summary   

We​ ​are​ ​seeking​ ​two Regional Organizers,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​be​ ​responsible​ ​for​ executing regional aspects of our ​statewide​ ​organizing program​ ​and​ ​ensuring​ ​that​ ​it​ ​meets​ ​organizational​ ​goals.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​building​ ​a​ ​new​ ​organizing​ ​program,​ ​one that​ ​will​ ​combine​ ​elements​ ​of​ ​transformational​ ​and​ ​power-based​ ​organizing,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​will​ ​involve​ ​more mothers​ ​and​ ​other​ ​caregivers​ ​in​ ​grassroots​ ​systems of​ ​change​ ​and​ ​political​ ​work.​ ​The​ Regional Organizers will work within their communities to identify supporters, activists, and cultivate activist leaders who are prepared to engage on Family Forward’s issues.  


The Regional Organizers will build a strong base of support among mothers and other caregivers in their region who are trained, engaged, and motivated to advocate as grassroots lobbyists. The new organizing program will be heavily focused on volunteer leadership development.  Regional Organizers will ​report​ ​to​ ​the Organizing ​Director​ ​and​ ​will​ ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ the other members of the Organizing Team.​ ​There may be an opportunity to supervise teams of Fellows/Interns.


Family​ ​Forward​ ​is​ ​a​ ​feminist​ ​organization​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​racial​ ​and​ ​gender​ ​justice.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​that​ ​the Regional Organizer ​understands​ ​and​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​about​ ​systems​ ​of​ ​oppression​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​organizing​ ​groups​ ​across​ ​race​ ​and​ ​class is preferred.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​impact the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​women ​and​ ​families​,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​eager to​ ​meet​ ​you.


Summary​ ​of​ ​Responsibilities

  • Build a strong base of support in assigned region(s) by increasing number of identified supporters, activists, and volunteer leaders.
  • Launch and sustain volunteer leadership teams (Action Teams) centering mothers, caregivers, and others most profoundly impacted by the issues.
  • Facilitate monthly Action Team meetings and work closely with volunteer leaders to execute community outreach, education, and engagement activities.
  • Identify leaders for and support year-long Mamas Lead training program cohort.
  • Collect stories and prepare story-sharers to engage on Paid Family Leave and Affordable Child Care campaigns.
  • Learn and use organizing tools to expand Family Forward’s reach and influence.
  • Manage volunteers and fellows in support of grassroots base-building and engagement, legislative advocacy, and electoral work*.
  • Relationship-building with activist leaders with a heavy focus on leadership development.
  • Maintain excellent data records of activists and activities.


Qualifications

We are seeking ​a​ ​passionate,​ ​fun,​ ​dynamic,​ ​leader​ ​and​ ​collaborator​ ​who​ ​can​ help us take ​Family​ ​Forward’s​ ​organizing program​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​level.​ ​


Desired qualifications​ ​include:

  • Commitment​ ​to​ ​Family​ ​Forward’s​ ​mission.
  • Knowledge​ ​of​ ​how​ ​race,​ ​class​ ​and​ ​gender​ ​oppression​ ​impact​ ​the​ ​women​ ​we​ ​organize.
  • Experience​ ​with​ ​and​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​working​ ​in​ ​a​ ​multi-racial​ ​environment.
  • Background​ ​in​ ​organizing,​ ​advocacy​ ​campaigns,​ ​and/or​ ​politics.
  • Experience​ ​working​ with volunteers and moving others to action.
  • Experience​ ​working​ ​with​ ​and​ ​organizing​ ​women​ ​of​ ​color.
  • Experience​ ​working​ ​with​ ​mothers​ ​and​ ​other​ ​caregivers,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​how​ ​the demands​ ​of​ ​caregiving​ ​impact​ ​women’s​ ​lives.
  • Experience​ ​building​ ​leaders​ ​and​ ​deepening​ ​the​ ​engagement​ ​of​ ​members​ ​and​ ​volunteers.
  • Excellent​ ​time​ ​and​ ​project​ ​management​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​juggle​ ​competing​ ​priorities​ ​and deadlines​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fast-paced​ ​environment.
  • Experience​ working remotely.
  • Demonstrated​ ​effectiveness​ ​as​ ​a​ ​team​ ​player.​ ​Confident,​ ​friendly,​ ​professional,​ ​resourceful​ ​and helpful.​ ​​ ​Willing​ ​to​ ​take​ ​on​ ​small​ ​or​ ​large​ ​tasks,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​try​ ​new​ ​things
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​and​ ​within​ ​a​ ​team​ ​environment​ ​--​ ​taking​ ​initiative and​ ​also​ ​knowing​ ​when​ ​to​ ​seek​ ​help.
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​new​ ​things.
  • Excellent​ ​verbal​ ​and​ ​written​ ​communication​ ​skills​ ​in​ ​English.​ ​​ ​Fluency​ ​in​ ​Spanish​ ​helpful.
  • Strong​ ​computer​ ​skills,​ ​including​ ​familiarity​ ​with​ ​the​ ​VAN,​ ​Microsoft​ ​Office,​ ​Google​ ​programs, video​ ​conferencing​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​CRM​ ​platforms.

 

Job​ ​Requirements

  • Available​ ​for​ ​evening​ ​and​ ​weekend​ ​activities.
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​as​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​other​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​Oregon​ ​and​ ​occasionally​ ​out-of-state​ ​for meetings​ or training opportunities.
  • Access to reliable transportation.


To​ ​Apply

Family​ ​Forward​ ​offers​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​benefits​ ​package​ ​including​ ​generous​ ​PTO,​ ​full​ ​employee​ ​health​ ​and dental​ ​insurance,​ ​access​ ​to​ ​a​ ​retirement​ ​savings​ ​plan,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​scheduling​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​the​ ​opportunity to​ ​work​ ​from​ ​home​ ​part-time.   People​ ​of​ ​color,​ ​queer,​ ​transgender,​ ​gender​ ​nonconforming​ ​people​ ​and​ ​people​ ​with​ ​disabilities​ ​are strongly​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​apply. We​ ​are​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​building​ ​a​ ​diverse​ ​and​ ​inclusive​ ​workforce.​ ​


If​ ​you’re​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​this​ ​position​ ​but​ ​do not​ ​meet​ ​100%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​qualifications​ ​listed​ ​above,​ ​we​ ​encourage​ ​you​ ​to​ ​apply.   Please​ ​submit​ ​your​ ​resume,​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​writing​ ​sample​ ​sharing​ ​your​ ​journey​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​and​ ​racial justice​ ​to​ Nichi Linder ​at​ nichi@familyforward.org​ ​with​ ​“Regional Organizer (Salem or Portland)”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line. Please be sure to indicate which region you are applying for.  Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​possibilities​ ​with​ ​us!  


*Electoral work will be executed under the Mother PAC, which is affiliated with Family Forward Action.



Benefits

Family​ ​Forward​ ​offers​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​benefits​ ​package​ ​including​ ​generous​ ​PTO,​ ​full​ ​employee​ ​health​ ​and dental​ ​insurance,​ ​access​ ​to​ ​a​ ​retirement​ ​savings​ ​plan,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​scheduling​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​the​ ​opportunity to​ ​work​ ​from​ ​home​ ​part-time.  

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

nichi@familyforward.org
http://www.familyforwardoregon.org

Family​ ​Forward​ ​offers​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​benefits​ ​package​ ​including​ ​generous​ ​PTO,​ ​full​ ​employee​ ​health​ ​and dental​ ​insurance,​ ​access​ ​to​ ​a​ ​retirement​ ​savings​ ​plan,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​scheduling​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​the​ ​opportunity to​ ​work​ ​from​ ​home​ ​part-time.   People​ ​of​ ​color,​ ​queer,​ ​transgender,​ ​gender​ ​nonconforming​ ​people​ ​and​ ​people​ ​with​ ​disabilities​ ​are strongly​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​apply. We​ ​are​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​building​ ​a​ ​diverse​ ​and​ ​inclusive​ ​workforce.​ ​


If​ ​you’re​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​this​ ​position​ ​but​ ​do not​ ​meet​ ​100%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​qualifications​ ​listed​ ​above,​ ​we​ ​encourage​ ​you​ ​to​ ​apply.   Please​ ​submit​ ​your​ ​resume,​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​writing​ ​sample​ ​sharing​ ​your​ ​journey​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​and​ ​racial justice​ ​to​ Nichi Linder ​at​ nichi@familyforward.org​ ​with​ ​“Regional Organizer (Salem or Portland)”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line. Please be sure to indicate which region you are applying for.  Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​possibilities​ ​with​ ​us!  


*Electoral work will be executed under the Mother PAC, which is affiliated with Family Forward Action.




Share:

Share: