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About OPAL

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is a 501c3 non-profit located in Portland. Our

work is at the intersection of civil rights, environmental justice, and transportation

access and equity. We focus on empowering individuals to actively engage in

environmental justice related changes in the Portland metro region in order to

increase accessibility and equity for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, youth,

low-income, and transit-dependent communities. We have a 16 year legacy of

winning victories and growing the movement for environmental justice and a just

transition.

About the Position

The Campaign Organizer will work towards OPAL’s mission by overseeing OPAL’s

campaigns. This Community Organizer position is a member of the OPAL

Organizing Team. This is a union-represented position.

Reports to: Organizing Director

Direct reports: none

Pay: The starting pay for this position is $53,500, and increases based on years of

experience, up to $62,020, based on years of experience. Steps are outlined in the OPAL

Workers Union staff contract.

Benefits: Medical and dental (100% of premium paid), professional development

($1000 annually), progressive Paid Time Off (PTO) policy starting at 16 days PTO, and in

addition to 3 weeks of office closure each year.

Exempt, Regular, Full Time

Essential & Specific Duties

I. CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION: (50%)

● Executes OPAL’s main campaign(s), including a ballot initiative campaign to

address community members’ greatest needs and issues;

● Develop campaign plans that include member outreach, community outreach,

voter mobilization, and coalition engagement, and deeply engage members

directly in the development of campaign plans, strategy, and implementation;

● Forecast future campaigns by developing extensive campaign plans that can be

used to raise money, engage community members in the campaign development

process, and contribute to OPAL’s annual plan and overall strategic framework;

II. POLICY (20%)

● With OPAL’s Policy Team, discern major policy needs to address issues of

community members;

● Work with lawyers, key stakeholders, consultants, policy analysts, elections offices,

and other agencies to draft comprehensive policy solutions that include

progressive funding mechanisms and responsible implementation timelines;

● Communicate complex policies and initiatives to community members, OPAL staff,

and coalition partners through the use of educational materials such as

slideshows, pamphlets, etc.

III. ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT (20%)

● Engage in overall organizational planning processes, including yearly goals &

strategic planning;

● Develop work plans that align with organization-wide mission and activities, as well

as Organizing Team needs;

● Participate in organizational decision-making processes, especially to engage

membership when appropriate;

IV. GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING & GRANT MANAGEMENT (10%)

● Identify and apply for grants to support campaigns, and support the needs of the

Development Team in applying for grants;

● Manage grant reports and deliverables, and incorporate grant goals into

workplan;

● Participate in and support OPAL grassroots fundraising efforts, such as our

annual Movement of Movements event

Position responsibilities include other duties as assigned to meet the mission, vision,

and values of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.

Minimum Qualifications:

● 1-2 years of experience community organizing with some or all of the communities

that OPAL organizes, including BIPOC, low-income, transit-dependent, youth and

elders, disabled communities

● 1-2 years of experience in non-profits, labor unions, or other community

organizations

● 1-2 years of experience participating in grassroots or political campaigns, and

adept at campaign skills including using the Voter Activation Network and other

digital organizing tools


Preferred Qualifications:

● 3+ years of experience community organizing with some or all of the communities

that OPAL organizes, including BIPOC, low-income, transit-dependent, youth and

elders, disabled communities

● 3+ years of experience in non-profits, labor unions, or other community

organizations

● 3+ years of experience participating in grassroots or political campaigns, and

adept at campaign skills including using the Voter Activation Network and other

digital organizing tools

●● Bilingual (Spanish preferred)

How to Apply: If interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter (attached as PDFs) to jobs@OPALpdx.org. Please include the posting you are applying for in the subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate how you heard about this position and describe your interest in this position, as well as how you are directly impacted by

the issues that OPAL organizes around.

● Answer the following questions:

1. Please describe how campaigns locally can be more effective at creating

intersectional campaigns that truly address the needs of communities

which are most impacted by the effects of environmental racism.

2. Please describe tactics or strategies that you have been a part of or created

in order to advance past campaigns. How should organizers go about

developing creative tactics to advance campaign goals?

3. How do your personal and/or professional experiences inform how you

develop campaign goals and implement campaign strategies?

4. When have you confronted an oppositional campaign (for example, a

counter-campaign that wants to see your campaign fail)? How did you and

your team react? Do you think you were successful in changing campaign

plans? Why or why not?


Please feel free to reach out to jobs@opalpdx.org with questions regarding the

application process, or any assistance needed. Your application must be

submitted before end of day on Monday, May 16, 2022. This position will remain

open until filled. OPAL is an affirming, positive, diverse work environment. OPAL

provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants

for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,

disability or genetics. We strongly encourage applications from people who

identify as BIPOC, transit-dependent, low-income, LGBTQ, disabled, and/or women.

About OPAL

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is a 501c3 non-profit located in Portland. Our

work is at the intersection of civil rights, environmental justice, and transportation

access and equity. We focus on empowering individuals to…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    16 de mayo de 2022
  • Educación
    Bachillerato
  • Nivel de Experiencia
    Principiante
Salario
USD $53.500 - USD $62.020
/ año

Compensación

Medical and dental (100% of premium paid), professional development

($1000 annually), progressive Paid Time Off (PTO) policy starting at 16 days PTO, and in

addition to 3 weeks of office closure each year.

Medical and dental (100% of premium paid), professional development

($1000 annually), progressive Paid Time Off (PTO) policy starting at 16 days PTO, and in

addition to 3 weeks of office…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Portland, OR
Ubicación Asociada
Portland, OR, USA

Aplicar a: Oportunidad de empleo

Instrucciones:

How to Apply: If interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume

and cover letter (attached as PDFs) to jobs@OPALpdx.org.

● Please include the posting you are applying for in the subject line.

● In your cover letter, please indicate how you heard about this position and

describe your interest in this position, as well as how you are directly impacted by

the issues that OPAL organizes around;

● Answer the following questions:

1. Please describe how campaigns locally can be more effective at creating

intersectional campaigns that truly address the needs of communities

which are most impacted by the effects of environmental racism.

2. Please describe tactics or strategies that you have been a part of or created

in order to advance past campaigns. How should organizers go about

developing creative tactics to advance campaign goals?

3. How do your personal and/or professional experiences inform how you

develop campaign goals and implement campaign strategies?

4. When have you confronted an oppositional campaign (for example, a

counter-campaign that wants to see your campaign fail)? How did you and

your team react? Do you think you were successful in changing campaign

plans? Why or why not?



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