Job Details

Senior Black Lives Matter Field Organizer

Unite Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/30/2020

Duration: Full Time, Limited Duration
Compensation: $46,000-$50,000 per year depending on experience; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, 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: The BLM Senior Organizer is responsible for engaging the community around the mission of Unite Oregon and to organize, mobilize and activate community members, particularly Black Oregonians who are impacted by police violence and other institutionalized racism. To create an environment and space where they can participate and feel ownership of the campaign. Work closely with our campaign partners particularly Black led organizations and impact policy reforms.
This position reports to the Multnomah County Director, and Executive Director (ED).

Community Engagement
Help develop a strategy to implement the Defund.Reinvest.Protect campaigns.
Help identify policy reforms that will be community-led and focused to shift resources from the Police Bureau and invest in a community-centered health and safety model that is developed in strong partnership with community partners.
Address the health and safety of Black, Indigenous, and Brown communities by prioritizing solutions identified by the community
Convene a monthly table of African American and Black stakeholders to advance a shared agenda and identify policy recommendations
Coordinate rallies and community action to galvanize impacted citizens

Coalition Support
Support Unite Oregon coalition meetings every month as assigned, including coordination, facilitation, and management
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
Maintain communications with members and staff as required
Track all work using database files

Other duties as assigned

All interested candidates, please and resume and cover letter and 2 references to Operations Director Khanh Le at admin@uniteoregon.org.
This position is open until Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
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.