Position Title: Canvass Coordinator
Duration: Full Time, Ongoing
Compensation and Duration: This is a year-long contract for a full-time position (1.0 FTE or 40 hours per week), which may be extended depending on funding. Salary range between $42,000-45,000 per year; 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular use of an office computer, printer, telephone, and photocopier is required.
About Unite Oregon Action
Unite Oregon Action (UOA) and Unite Oregon are affiliated 501c4 and 501c3 organizations resulting from the 2016 merger of two strong social justice organizations—Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA)—who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, low-income and rural Oregonians to address racial justice and human rights issues in our state. Unite Oregon Action has three chapters across the state: Multnomah County (Portland), Washington County (suburban and rural Northwest Oregon), and Jackson County (Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon).
UOA is developing new, year-round canvassing programs in Rogue Valley to augment our existing community organizing work by directly contacting households, voters, and families (door-to-door, person-to-person), at scale, within the communities in which we organize. The goals of these programs are to identify a broader audience of supporters in the geographic areas in which we organize, build community support for democracy reform (small donors campaign) and other UOA’s priorities and membership.
- Coordinate with C4 Political Director to enact policy initiatives and campaigns
- Build and implement a year-round canvass program in Rouge Valley
- Identify, recruit, train and support UOA members and supporters.
- Educating the public on UOA’s democracy campaign and other policy initiatives.
- Build relationships with elected officials and other decision-makers.
- Coordinate with other staff and partners organizations to enact UOA’s priorities.
- Work with Political Director to develop a grassroots fundraising program with annual goals including organizing and hosting local fundraiser events, and membership drives.
- Work as integrated team member with the Rogue Valley chapter staff to build chapter priorities and campaigns.
- Maintain and track data and report grant deliverables; maintain and track political
- Help with other duties as required.
The ideal candidate will have:
- 5+ years' prior grassroots organizing, political or issue campaign, and policy experience.
- Flexible schedule - ability to work nights & weekends
- Must have a clean driving record and a valid driver's license
- Unrivaled interpersonal skill - you're an expert a determining what makes people tick and aligning that to the needs of an organization to optimize impact
- Exceptional communicator and relationship builder
- Organized, detail-oriented, and deadline driven
- Skilled in adapting to requirements of numerous, constantly changing demands
- Knowledge of and cultural competency with immigrants and refugees, low-income Oregonians, people of color, rural communties and LGBTQ community members
- Political experience at the local, state and federal level, and strong understanding of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 regulations and structures
- Understanding of the structural nature of power and inequity and a well-developed and articulate racial analysis.
- A working knowledge of community and coalition organizing, grassroots leadership development, issue and political campaigns, and traditional and new communications strategies
Political Director, Executive Director and Field Director
How to Apply
Submit digital package (PDF preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 27th.
- Cover letter (2 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.
- A resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments
- For more information, please email questions to Political Director, Khanh Le: Le.Khanh@uniteoregon.org