OPAL Environmental Justice Organizers-in training prog. coord. (Close when filled)

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
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rganizer-in-Training Leadership Program

Position Title: Organizers-In-Training Program Coordinator
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time (approx. 40hrs / week, some weekends / evenings required)
Compensation: $9,600 salaried, paid every 2 weeks
Benefits: Health insurance effective after 30 days.
Start Date: June 20, 2016
End Date: September 9, 2016
Position Closes When Filled

Program Overview

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is seeking a Coordinator for our Organizers-in-Training (OiT) program for Summer 2016.  OiT is a dynamic leadership development program that seeks to cultivate the next generation of environmental justice organizers, advocates and leaders.  The program grounds participants in the racial, social and environmental justice movement, combining trainings and workshops with grassroots field experience.  Strong candidates with campaign, organizing and/or advocacy experience, including strong management and facilitation skills, with an understanding of racial, social and environmental justice and a commitment to grassroots, multiracial and intergenerational organizing.  Coordination of this program is a non-exempt full-time job, salary negotiable depending on experience, with transit and health benefits.  The program runs for ten (10) weeks, from June 27th to September 2nd.  Some evening and weekends are required.

Program Goals:

●       Teach principles of environmental, racial, economic and social justice to cohort of 4-6 individuals

●       Provide grassroots community organizing experience and skills-building

●       Create personal and professional leadership development opportunities

●       Support OPAL campaigns and programs


Program Activities and Responsibilities:

●       Curriculum implementation and development

●       Supervision of cohort’s grassroot organizing and field experience

●       Administrative and office support work

●       Strategic campaign and program support


Desired Qualifications:

●       Demonstrated experience in grassroots and/or campaign organizing

●       Cultural competency a must; Bilingual ability strongly preferred

●       Experience supervising or managing staff, volunteers and/or interns

●       Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is an explicit anti-racist organization.  People of color, women, transit riders and those with working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and two references to: jobs@opalpdx.org

About OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and Civil Rights in our communities.   Environmental Justice is ensuring a safe and healthy environment for low-income families and people of color where we live, work, learn, play and pray, as well as securing opportunities for meaningful participation in the decisions that affect our lives. Learn more at opalpdx.org