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Movement Building Manager

Oregon Food Bank, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/28/2020

This position is open until filled. Please submit your resume and cover letter through the Oregon Food Bank website.

The salary range is $65,000 - $75,000

Will work remotely in accordance with government stay-at-home and/or public health orders until further notice.

Who We Are:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

At Oregon Food Bank, we believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work on two fronts in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, OFB actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced poverty or food insecurity and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity.

Who We Are Looking For

You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are an effective leader who will build connections and bridges across issues, identity and geography to build movement against poverty and hunger in Oregon.

You are known for your ability to think holistically in terms of issues, organizations and communities and to identify opportunities for multiple constituencies to act in collaboration to change public narratives and policy. You have a proven ability to build effective relationships and move people and organizations toward common goals. You have deep experience working in and with communities of color and moving an agenda for racial, gender and economic justice. You are skilled at juggling multiple competing deadlines and judicious at setting priorities.

Most of all, you are excited by the idea that we can build power with communities most impacted by food insecurity and leverage that power toward systemic change.

Position Summary

The Movement Building Manager cultivates and sustains relationships with communities and organizations so that we can both lead and support movement building and systems change. The position ensures that Oregon Food Bank is advancing our 10 year vision to build a movement to end hunger in partnership with communities who share values of eliminating the root causes of hunger. This position supervises two statewide organizer positions.

Primary Responsibilities:

● Work collaboratively with the Director of Advocacy to develop a strategic movement building framework and strategy with measurable outcomes that will increase food security and systems solutions across multiple sectors.

● Lead the implementation of movement building strategy – including delegating and supporting other Oregon Food Bank staff in organization to organization relationship building and networking.

● Cultivate and maintain relationships with movement and community leaders with an emphasis on building long term values based relationships within our equity constituencies.

● Collaborate with Public Policy and Racial Justice Organizing Managers to align movement building, organizing and policy change priorities through development and implementation of campaigns.

● Bridge the Advocacy Department and Strategic Communications Department to ensure coordination. Project manage collaborations that result in effective communications infrastructure for movement building, organizing and advocacy outcomes.

● Participate fully in data and technology systems and lobbying and finance tracking processes.

● Participate fully in OFB’s Manager’s team, leaning in to collective responsibility for developing manager skills and a strong equity centered organizational culture.

● Collaborate in preparation and co-management of the annual department budget.

● Manage two statewide organizer positions with potential of managing up to four staff.

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:

● 8+ years experience in race and gender justice social change strategies – including organizing or policy campaigns.

● 8+ years experience building cross-organizational relationships and working in coalitions or networks spanning issues, identity and geography.

● Familiarity with EveryAction or similar platform as an organizing and advocacy tool.

● Demonstrated capacity to identify strategic opportunities for movement building and leverage those opportunities into measurable mission aligned action.

● Demonstrated excellence in conceptualizing project work plans and project managing from conception to evaluation.

● Excellent written and verbal communications.

● Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with organizations and coalitions—deftly navigating complexities of personalities and organizational/coalition structures.

● Ability to travel within or outside of Oregon for up to 4 days at a time up to four times per year.

● Proficiency in a language other than English, bi-lingual and multicultural skills.

● Personal lived-experience of systemic hunger and/or its root causes (racism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism, ageism, size-ism, ethnocentrism, and classism).

Fine Print: Work is performed in an office environment while sitting at a computer screen for extended periods. Periodically walk throughout the facility (warehouse and office) to communicate with staff and check on the status of projects. May lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Work outside normal working hours and occasional out of town travel and driving your personal vehicle for various projects as needed.

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