Job Opportunity: Coalition Manager

**We are currently reviewing this position description given the new economic and health crises and it may be updated soon**

Job Type: 1.0 FTE, salary $43K

Benefits include: PTO, flexible work hours, health benefits

Start Date: May 1, 2020 

Position Summary

The Coalition Manager organizes teams, coalitions, and implementation to further just transition policies and frameworks at 350PDX. By representing 350PDX in our coalitions, this position coordinates our Just Energy Transition work to expand and deepen our relationships with frontline communities to further climate justice. This position also supports our leadership, staff and teams in the development and implementation of an organizational Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Plan. 

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. 350PDX has recently transitioned to a staff collective model, meaning we do not have an Executive Director. The staff collective manages themselves through management teams. Finalizing what this looks like is an ongoing process, but we are excited to live our values of inclusive/democratic decision making and organizational resilience.

The Coalition Manager’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with, uplift and support the Just Transition work of our frontline community and community of color allies (50%):
    • Work in coordination with our frontline and community of color allies to help expand collaborative partnerships and supporting organizations
    • Learning relevant policy expertise in order to further climate justice
    • Serve on relevant committees in Just Transition coalitions
    • Organize climate justice events and actions that mobilize and engage people in the Just Transition work
    • Help develop and manage our process, planning and strategy documents related to our Just Transition work
    • Work and organize with the City County Watchdog Team, the Transportation Justice Team, and the Green New Deal Team to develop Just Transition work
    • Weekly meetings with the Partnerships, Campaigns, and Organizing Management Team
  • Collaborate with and support our leadership body on planning and implementation of our organization JEDI Plan (20%)
    • Attend JEDI Committee meetings twice a month
    • Organizing the Training 4 Trainers JEDI Cohort of volunteer trainers within teams
    • Organizing the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Caucus (if applicable)
    • Updating timelines and goals laid out in the JEDI Plan
    • Coordinate and plan monthly meetings with the JEDI Management Team
  • Support program evaluation and tracking grant deliverables in collaboration with other staff collective members (10%)
  • Training and education creation, such as JEDI training, coalition training, and other training as necessary (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned, including board relationship building, fundraising, and HR support

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with justice and equity planning and policies. Commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that fuel the climate crisis, including a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of social privilege and the importance of addressing these proactively to promote equitable, just, and inclusive resolution to conflict.
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally. A demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations. Commitment to self and community care, including practices of stress management. 
  • Experience grassroots organizing in climate justice and/or social justice movements, preferably in the greater Portland area
  • Self-motivated and driven, with an extensive interest in working on a collaborative and fast-paced team and working environment
  • Comfortable with a flexible work schedule, including ability to often work on evenings and occasionally on weekends 
  • 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 smaller nonprofit management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience in grant, event-planning, and/or donor relationships
  • Speaks language(s) other than English, such as languages spoken by our frontline partners


Please send a cover letter and resume to Priority Deadline midnight March 18.

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