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Join Our Team- We're Hiring!

We are excited to announce that Unite Oregon is hiring for two new positions in our Portland Office.

Position Title: Field Director
Duration: Full Time, Ongoing
Compensation: $60,000 per year; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care, 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, paid family leave, paid wellness leave, vacation, flex time, and personal days off.

About Unite Oregon: Unite Oregon is a 501c3 grassroots community organization with three chapters, in Portland, Beaverton, and Medford. We believe that all people can become leaders and agents of change in the areas of racial justice, immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing, and living wages. Unite Oregon is building a unified intercultural movement for justice in our state.

Position Description

Unite Oregon is seeking an experienced, culturally responsive Field Director to develop, coordinate, operationalize and lead implementation of field programs in our three chapters – Multnomah County, Washington County, and Rogue Valley. This new position works closely with the Executive Director to translate strategy into effective workplans with measurable goals supporting Unite Oregon’s regional and statewide organizing, campaigns, and communications strategies.  We are looking for a proven strategic thinker and fearless problem-solver with experience guiding a team while being responsive to dynamic current events, someone who seeks out opportunities as well as challenges and who thrives in a team setting and strives to be an excellent example of team leadership as a direct support to our organizing staff.

Position Responsibilities

Field Strategic Planning and Development

  • Work with Executive Director and field team to develop practical field plans that build a statewide, multi-racial and politically independent movement with measurable goals, and accountability that connects to those goals. This includes both 501(c)3 and (c)4 work.
  • Utilize project management systems to track deliverables, reconfigure goals and team roles when needed, and support project completion.
  • Coordinate with statewide partner organizations and alliances.

Local and Statewide Media Coordination

  • Work with communication team to help write, adapt, and edit targeted communications including press releases and Op Eds; and ensure messaging targets and timelines are met.
  • Track national, state, and local news to gather information pertinent to Unite Oregon’s work
  • Coordinate with organizers to edit regular e-news and social media posts as well as website updates

Staff Supervision and Support

  • Recruit, hire and directly supervise regional field staff in all three
  • Support and problem-solve, and ensure accountability toward advancing and meeting the statewide and local field goals and deliverables
  • Assist in developing annual field workplans; use project management tools to support implementation of annual plans, quarterly, and weekly field workplans for each chapter.
  • Conduct regular supervisory check ins and annual personnel reviews
  • Convene and lead weekly field organizer calls; spend 2-3 days “in the field” each month with all three chapter teams

 Fundraising  

  • Work with fundraising and field staff to develop a grassroots fundraising program with annual goals including organizing and hosting local fundraiser events, membership drives, and implementing a “culture of asking” within all field programs and actions.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5-7 years experience in community organizing, electoral politics, issue advocacy and campaign development and execution
  • A working knowledge of community and coalition organizing, grassroots leadership development, issue and political campaigns, and traditional and new communications strategies
  • Knowledge of and cultural competency with immigrant and refugee, low-income, people of color, rural communties and LGBTQ
  • Political experience at the local, state and federal level, and strong understanding of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 regulations and structures.
  • Understanding of the structural nature of power and inequity and a well-developed and articulate racial analysis.
  • Strong writing skills, experience with digital media campaigns and content production, knowledge of Oregon’s political landscape and ability to address multiple audiences, public speaking ability and skill in collaboration with a diverse organizing team. In addition, candidate will have the ability to learn new systems, experience in a fast-paced media environment, understands social justice messaging, and is movement-oriented.

How to Apply

Submit digital package (PDF preferred) to charlotte@uniteoregon.org

 Include:

  • Cover letter (2 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.
  • A resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments

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Position Title: Executive Assistant

Duration: Full Time, Ongoing

Compensation: $45,000 per year; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care, 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, paid family leave, paid wellness leave, vacation, flex time, and personal days off.

About Unite Oregon:
Unite Oregon is a 501c3 grassroots community organization with three chapters. We support people to become leaders and agents of change in the areas of living wages, racial justice, immigrant and refugee rights, and affordable housing. Unite Oregon is building a unified intercultural movement for justice in Oregon.

Position Description

Unite Oregon is seeking an experienced, culturally competent, Executive Assistant to provide ongoing support to the Executive Director.  The position calls for a resourceful, excellent communicator who will be an important liaison between diverse community and staff to the Executive, in a fast-paced office environment. The ideal candidate will be an administrative professional who is a natural with coordination and has high standards of accountability.

Position Responsibilities

Executive Communications

  • Use G-suite tools to streamline Unite Oregon’s Executive Director communications
  • Assist in drafting and editing communications to members, funders, electeds and stakeholders
  • Provide assistance with calendar management; schedule meetings and make travel reservations
  • Follow organizational communication strategies to support campaigns, projects, major events, etc.

Staff Support

  • Work with Operations Director to continually improve communication system between chapters
  • Work with Field Director to update information in project management software
  • Support staff communication by optimizing Ring Central VOIP system to
  • Support Development team by managing donor correspondence and grant agreements

Donor Development Support

  • Work as part of the development team to expand and cultivate a base of sustaining donors
  • Manage member online payment system, facilitate member renewals and annual donation letters
  • Cultivate donor support by arranging one-on-one meetings and donor visits to programs and events
  • Assist in developing fundraising campaigns and events

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

5 Years administrative experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting

Commitment to racial justice

Ability to work with a diverse, multicultural staff, board, membership, and partners of various backgrounds

Strong communications and writing skills; ability to address multiple audiences both in writing and in person

Understanding of donor engagement and an ease with personal relationship building

Possess an interest in and basic knowledge of Oregon’s political

Highly organized, serious attention to detail and adherence to deadlines

 

How to Apply

Submit digital package (PDF preferred) to charlotte@uniteoregon.org. Include:

  • Cover letter (2 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.
  • A resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments

 

 

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