Community Organizer Job Posting

East County Rising Community Projects (ECRCP) seeks a self-motivated, outgoing Community Organizer to work closely with our Director of Programs to conduct outreach, base building, training, education and leadership development for East Multnomah County residents to get more involved in areas of public interest.

 

The organizer will be responsible for community involvement on issues related to our mission of building grassroots leadership and power within East Multnomah County to create an equitable and livable community, centered on the needs of underrepresented and marginalized residents. The organizer will aim to build knowledge and skills of community members about City, County, and State policies and how they impact their lives, as well as how to have an impact on shaping those policies through grassroots advocacy.

 

While we are seeking individuals with experience and skills in organizing, we recognize that some skills will be learned or developed on the job. We believe in supporting team members to learn and grow in their positions through provided support and training. If you have interest in this position and feel you meet some, but not all, of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

Apply here!

The application will be open until midnight on Sunday, January 16th

 

Duties may include:

 

Leadership Development

  • Plan and lead community organizing trainings and utilize coaching opportunities for community members to build their skills and knowledge to advocate, organize, and work in coalition with others

  • Play an integral role in facilitating the coordination of our Rising Fellows program:

    • Support the development or refinement program curriculum

    • Facilitate workshop sessions with program participants

    • Provide support to program participants

 

Civic Education and Engagement ​

  • Track policies and current events to ensure the community is able to have the most strategic impact on them

  • Facilitate meetings to provide opportunities to learn about the political/policy process, discuss current events impacting the community, and identify upcoming advocacy and organizing opportunities

  • Plan events and programming to engage and cultivate community supporters and volunteers

 

Coalition Building​

  • Build and maintain relationships with staff in partner organizations and coalitions to advance shared priorities

  • Conduct regular 1:1 meetings with community members, leaders, and organizers in partners organizations to build relationships, assess shared priorities, and effectively collaborate

  • Attend coalition meetings as a representative for ECRCP

  • Work to increase the connection and collaboration between organizers in East Multnomah County

 

Grassroots Lobbying

  • Train community members on providing testimony to different jurisdictions in order to express a view about specific ideas, policies, or legislation 

  • Manage regular meetings with elected leaders in East Multnomah County to pass progressive policy

  • Facilitate the creation of a community-driven policy agenda to advocate for at city, regional, and state levels

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Manage current database operations and create new database systems to grow ECRCP’s base

  • Train ECRCP team members in database operations

  • Draft and post social media content

  • Draft and send email newsletters and action alerts

  • Form and conduct outreach plans to spread the word about opportunities for engagement in ECRCP programming and political processes

 

Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum of one year of community organizing experience

  • Outgoing personality and ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds 

  • Great listener 

  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-motivation 

  • Positive, proactive, and personable team player 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

  • Comfort with social media and digital communication

  • Experience or familiarity with Google Suite or other office programs, databases and CRM tools

  • Special interest in building power among low-income people of color to fight for social, economic, and racial justice

  • Supervisor or management experience with small teams

 

Preferred

  • Bilingual

  • Strong connection to communities in East Multnomah County

  • Familiarity with local, regional, and state governments

  • Experience with VAN/EveryAction, phone and text outreach tools

  • Experience with developing campaign strategies and engaging in power analyses

  • Teaching and training other organizers, staff or volunteers

 

Working Conditions 

  • Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, laptop, telephone and/or headset 

  • Hybrid, in person and remote work 

    • Following COVID-19 social distancing protocols and mask mandates 

    • Will require non-traditional hours and work on some evenings and weekends to accommodate community schedules for organizing

    • May require some driving or ability to meet people throughout East County

 

Compensation & Benefits 

  • This position will be an exempt, full-time position, and the annual salary will be between $48,000 and $52,000

  • We offer medical and dental plans that are paid 100% by the employer, or reimburse up to the same amount if another plan is adopted. 

  • We offer a monthly cellular phone reimbursement, and a home internet stipend during the COVID-19 pandemic when working from home more than 50%. 

Make sure to apply by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 9th and reach out to info@ecrcommunityprojects.org with any questions.