350PDX is recruiting new board members

Do you believe environmental policies and practices should center the needs of those hit first and worst by climate chaos?

Do you believe in a climate future grounded in racial equity?

Interested in building transparent, just and accountable systems?

Want to participate in creating a culture of climate resiliency, optimism, and anti-racism?

350PDX is recruiting new board members! And, if you answered yes to any of these questions, that could be you!

We are a grassroots, climate justice organization that engages in direct action and organizing to challenge fossil fuel development, industrial forestry practices, and works to pass bold policies that move us towards a sustainable future, like the Portland Clean Energy Fund.

Our organization is run as a staff collective with 7 staff and 6 board members currently. There is no Executive Director and operational decisions are made by all staff via a democratic process, and the board offers support in a variety of ways to the staff team, in addition to holding standard legal responsibilities.

We are excited to have new board members who have been involved in the 350PDX community as volunteers, but new people to 350PDX are very welcome too.

Some skills that would be useful (but not necessary) include:

  • fundraising experience and/or enthusiasm
  • experience on nonprofit boards (and/or staff)
  • legal background
  • but above all, enthusiasm and experience in the work and goals of 350PDX

We value the wisdom that comes from lived experience on the front lines of climate chaos and the extractive economy, and strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other candidates of color who hold those experiences. Ideally, board members have 10-15 hours a month to commit. In alignment with our desire to remove barriers to board participation, small stipends (approximately $150/month) are available to all board members.

If you want to learn more, please email Devyn Powell (devyn@350pdx.org), telling us a little about yourself and why you’re interested to join the board. We’ll ask for your resume and for answers to our board application questions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with no set deadline right now. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and share with folks who may be interested! We look forward to hearing from you!