The Organizer is responsible for engaging the community around the mission of Unite Oregon, ballot measure 110 and Senate Bill 755. Areas of responsibility include volunteer recruitment, one-on-one meetings with community members, meeting facilitation, public speaking, field activities such as text and phone banking, community events, database management, and communications. The Organizer reports to the Unite Oregon Field Coordinator and Policy Director.
Position Title: Policy Field Organizer
Duration: Full Time, Limited Duration
Compensation: $42,500 annual salary and position to terminate on Dec 31, 2021; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care, 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, paid wellness leave, accrued vacation time, flex time, and personal days off.
About Unite Oregon: Unite Oregon is a 501(c)(3) grassroots community organization with four chapters in Multnomah county, Washington county, Clackamas county and the Rogue Valley. 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: The Organizer is responsible for engaging the community around the mission of Unite Oregon, ballot measure 110 and Senate Bill 755. Areas of responsibility include volunteer recruitment, one-on-one meetings with community members, meeting facilitation, public speaking, field activities such as text and phone banking, community events, database management, and communications. The Organizer reports to the Unite Oregon Field Coordinator and Policy Director.
- Identify enthusiastic supporters of the ballot measure 110 campaign
- Recruit volunteers and maintain regular volunteer and leadership development opportunities
- Have one-on-one conversations with community members about criminal justice reform issues
- Maintain regular email and social media engagement with Rogue Valley and eastern Oregon members
- Build and maintain relationships with local and statewide partners, allies, and leaders
- Meet with organizations in targeted communities with a connection to criminal justice reform and organizations that serve those disproportionately impacted by our drug laws, such as: advocacy groups, community groups, churches, veterans, others.
- Organize and motivate people invested in this work by meeting their self-interest
- Gain a deeper understanding of what qualities community members can bring to our work and how they want and ask about other roles, if appropriate
- Demonstrate knowledge of our specific messaging surrounding our measure 110 work
- Learn and share information regarding measure 110 and individual’s rights within communities, groups and organizations
- Engaging with the public in the measure 110 rulemaking process to ensure low-barrier and culturally specific services are prioritized and that we are centering the needs of the folks most harmed by the war on drugs
- Education about our rights under the new law and debunking myths
- Sharing our narrative with stakeholders
- Encouraging culturally specific treatment service providers to apply for grants
- Identifying storytellers
- Support Rogue Valley & eastern Oregon office goals and organizing projects as assigned
- Make connections effectively, make phone calls, follow up, retain members/volunteers
- Support UO coalition meetings every month as assigned, including coordination, facilitation, and other designated tasks
- Recruit new members, maintaining a balanced diversity of members
- Work with coalitions to hold appropriate trainings, events, field work, and meetings
General Support and Administration
- Attend staff meetings, lobby days, and fundraising events as requested by Policy Director and Field Coordinator
- Maintain communications with members and staff as required by Policy Director and Field Coordinator
- Track all work using database files
- Other duties as assigned
- Comfortably use G-Suite programs, such as gmail, google drive, google documents, google spreadsheets, google hangouts (or zoom)
- Flexibility with scheduling and ability to shift weekly hours in accordance with political events
- Adapt to new and changing tasks and goals
All interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to Operations Director Khanh Le [email protected]
This position is open until filled.
Unite Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.