Fields: racial justice, climate change, sustainability, environmental justice,
Location: Portland, Oregon
About the Organization: OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon founded the Oregon Just Transition Alliance in 2017. The alliance brings together frontline communities to “Build the New”. It is a statewide network of organizations actively building a grassroots movement in environmental justice and climate justice communities across the state of Oregon.
About the Position: The Organizer will work closely with current, new and potential alliance members to build power, deepen partners’ involvement and analysis to advance an Oregon Climate and Environmental Justice Agenda. Key duties include organizational development, program development/implementation/management, and fundraising and donor development [see link for full list of duties].
• Experience working with low-income communities and communities of color
• Understanding of and commitment to Environmental Justice and Climate Justice principles and the Just Transition framework
• Strong planning and facilitation skills and popular education-style training experience
• Coalition-building, grassroots organizing and campaign experience preferred.
This position will require some statewide travel to urban and rural communities; as an organization committed to challenging traditional models of organizing and in proactively practicing ways to reduce our organizational carbon footprint, a Driver’s License and personal automobile are not required – but demonstrated experience and success in telecommuting and excellent communication skills are.
Estimated Salary: $40,000 starting salary + benefits
Deadline: Until filled
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon