350PDX Community Engagement Manager

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@350pdx.org with the subject line “Community Engagement Manager application.” Priority deadline is April 14, 2024.

Organizational Overview:

350PDX’s mission is to build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. We are a dynamic, volunteer-driven grassroots organization with thousands of supporters. We regularly engage hundreds of people to volunteer and/or take action. Our work is significant — the nation and world need compelling examples of communities that are addressing climate disruption head-on through bold and creative measures that bring diverse people together at a time of divisiveness and insufficient state and federal action.

Position Summary: 

The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for building and maintaining the 350PDX community through relationship building, including volunteer onboarding, leadership development, and mobilization. They are also responsible for relationship building in the 350PDX donor community, getting to know new and existing donors and leading on donor fundraising campaigns.


350PDX is a peer-managed collective. This means we have no executive director or hierarchy within staff, and all staff members contribute to maintaining the ongoing functions of the organization. Each member of the collective manages, and is managed by, one other collective member. 

Living in or relocating to the Portland area is a requirement for this position. 350PDX has an office in N. Portland and staff have the choice whether to work from home or the office, with most staff doing a mix of the two. We are very flexible with work location but expect that staff will attend at least some meetings and events in person.


This is a full-time position (350PDX considers full-time as 30 hours/week) starting on or after June 3, 2024, with an annual salary of $56,887. Benefits include generous PTO (3+ weeks/year) as well as an organization-wide 2-week vacation in the summer, flexible work hours, professional development funds, and $300/month toward company health insurance.

General Responsibilities: (15%)

  • Work within peer management accountability structure to cultivate and maintain a culture of feedback, continuous improvement, and performance correction, as needed. Collaborate with peer manager, and managee, to set clear expectations and correct performance issues as needed by providing and receiving timely, clear, candid, actionable feedback in the moment and in regular peer management meetings.
  • Support the recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers. Maintain familiarity with equitable hiring practices and targeted recruitment.
  • Support the implementation of an organization-wide strategic plan based in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Weave JEDI focus into all aspects of position, including trainings, outreach, event planning, event accessibility, etc.
  • Support organization-wide grassroots fundraising efforts including project-specific grants; uphold a culture that celebrates and elevates fundraising.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of climate change issues and related social, political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks. Stay up to date on recent developments.
  • General organizational upkeep, including: respond to organizational opportunities and threats, network with community leaders and organizations, facilitate internal and external communications, have fun with other collective members, etc. 

Specific Responsibilities: (85%)

  • Volunteer Management (40%)
    • Leads on volunteer onboarding (i.e. the stage after outreach once people have signed up to get involved), focused on building relationships, making folks feel welcome, and plugging them into a useful role. Includes orientations, one-on-ones, connecting people to teams and other volunteer opportunities, ongoing check-ins and leadership development. 
    • Co-leads on mobilizing, with the Communications Manager. The Engagement Manager leverages their relationships with volunteer and donors to get those people to show up for our actions, events, volunteer opportunities, and donor drives
    • Co-leads Action Nights with Outreach & Organizing Manager
    • Maintains database of all volunteers and donors (we use Salsa CRM)
    • Co-lead big picture Movement Building planning with Outreach & Organizing Manager
    • Oversees conflict resolution involving volunteers 

  • Fundraising (40%)
    • Co-create annual / multi-year development plan with Grants and Operations Coordinator 
    • Supports budget planning by adding anticipated fundraising goals for the upcoming fiscal years as well as contributing to team budgeting
    • Builds relationships with donors including major donors, and makes fundraising asks
    • Maintains donor database (we use Salsa CRM)
    • Bottom-lines a spring sustainer drive, an end-of-year donor appeal, and other appeals as needed, with support from rest of staff where appropriate (Comms support from Comms Manager, event support from Outreach & Organizing Manager, etc.)
    • Donor cultivation – appreciations, thank you letters, receipts, relationship building, and quarterly donor newsletter
    • Coordinates planned giving, employer matches, merchandise, and other fundraising streams, with support from other staff and volunteers
    • Manages fundraising volunteers/team as needed
    • Supports staff and volunteers to make asks and thrive as fundraisers, creating a culture of FUNdraising at 350PDX

  • Professional Development and Accountability (5%, average)
    • Participate in study groups, courses, workshops, and/or conferences to continue developing 350PDX’s organizing knowledge and political ideology to be able to adequately inform others. 
    • Attend neighborhood meetings, events from frontline organizations, etc. to ensure accountability to the communities we work with.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with grassroots community organizing in climate justice, social justice, and/or labor movements, preferably in the greater Portland area
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in welcoming and maintaining volunteers or donors to an organization
  • Experience tracking volunteers or donors using a CRM or other system
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in making fundraising asks to prospective donors
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as much as 3–5 times per month during busy periods. Schedules can be flexed for an average of 30 hours per week. 
  • Self-driven, able to work autonomously and move forward projects independently
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organization and project management skills. Ability to plan effectively, meet deadlines and coordinate others’ involvement within a dynamic and fast-paced setting. 
  • Experience with justice and equity planning, policies, and practices. Commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that fuel the climate crisis and to understanding one’s own role as an individual in systems of privilege and power. 
  • Commitment to self and community care, including practices of stress management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated capability to exercise sound judgment and conduct one’s self in opposition to white supremacy culture, including when dealing with the public and with difficult situations. 
  • Experience or interest in collaborative decision-making models and consensus-based decision-making
  • Commitment to centering, uplifting, and holding oneself accountable to the leadership of frontline communities, understanding that those most impacted by climate crises and environmental injustice must lead the transition

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with nonprofit management
  • Understanding of basic financial management including budgeting, funding sources, expenditures, and practices for maintaining financial solvency
  • Experience working in a worker collective or other non-hierarchical structure
  • Speaks language(s) other than English

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@350pdx.org with the subject line “Community Engagement Manager application.” Priority deadline is April 14, 2024.

About the Staff Collective

350PDX’s staffing model is a non-hierarchical Staff Collective. Members of the collective are accountable to each other and to the organization’s leadership — there is no boss. Each member of the collective fills specific roles and serves on different management teams that are responsible for different departments within the organization. We chose a collective model because we wanted to staff the organization in a way that models our value of distributing power and having shared accountability for the whole. As a collective, we are all responsible for the health and wellbeing of the organization. We all have some shared responsibilities — to help raise money, to respond to opportunities and threats, and to work on organizational development projects. Because the collective structure is unique, we are building it as we go. We are looking for someone who is not intimidated by an evolving organizational structure and who is excited to help shape it. When issues arise, we all take responsibility for addressing them. 


350PDX is a non-discriminatory organization that seeks to support and empower all those working within a diverse and inclusive climate justice movement. For that reason we adhere to both the letter and the spirit of applicable laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by law. We actively strive to create a space of equity and trust for all who wish to contribute to our goals and welcome those who can teach us how to do this better. Any concerns about misconduct are received and dealt with seriously.

350PDX is committed to being an inclusive and collaborative group that values bringing a diversity of approaches and perspectives to the work we do. We try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly, respected, and enjoys working together. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and members of communities on the frontlines of climate change are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

If you have suggestions for us, we value your input and encourage you to write to us at jobs@350pdx.org.