The Urban League of Portland is hiring for two positions to advance its Organizing Program, housed within the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Department. Take a look at the full job descriptions if you’re interested in working to advance social and racial justice in our community. Connect with the Urban League: Facebook & Twitter
The Urban League of Portland is seeking an Organizing Coordinator to join a dynamic team of organizers working to increase the power, voice and leadership of Oregon’s African American/Black communities. The Organizing Coordinator will supervise issue campaigns, field organizing, project associates/interns and lead volunteers.
The ideal candidate:
- has a strong background in racial and social justice movement building,
- is results oriented,
- enjoys working as a team,
- and has at least three years of organizing experience.
The Urban League of Portland empowers African Americans and others to achieve social justice and racial equity in employment, education, health, economic security and quality of life. The Advocacy and Civic Engagement department advances the Urban League of Portland’s mission of economic empowerment and social justice through advocacy, outreach and community organizing, research, policy analysis, issue campaigns and publications.
The Organizing Coordinator will lead the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Department’s Organizing Program; responsible for its grassroots organizing and base-building, leadership development program, civic engagement and campaign management. S/he will work with the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy to align our organizing projects and campaigns with our statewide policy advocacy, informed by the Urban League’s State of Black Oregon.
View the full job description: Organizing Coordinator
The Urban League of Portland is looking for a motivated, creative, and organized Field Organizer to develop and meet organizing goals towards building power, voice and leadership within the African American/Black community in Oregon to advance racial and social justice. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented, self-starter able to work independently and collectively within a team.
The Field Organizer is responsible for organizing efforts around all of the Urban League ACE Department’s priority campaigns in coordination with the Organizing Team, with their focus in 2014-2015 on our Jobs and Economic Justice campaigns and our Basebuilding program. The position may involve travel in the city and throughout the state; and involves regular evening and weekend hours.
View the full job description: Field Organizer