Portland Just Energy Transition Collaborative Organizer position

Organizational Overview

350PDX’s mission is building 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 relatively young, dynamic volunteer-driven grassroots non-profit organization with thousands of supporters that regularly engages hundreds of people to volunteer and take action. 350PDX is a rapidly expanding organization with a small staff that enjoy a friendly and flexible work environment and opportunities for professional training and development.

Position Summary

Our Collaboration’s steering committee seeks a campaign organizer to support our work. Steering committee members include 350PDX, Verde, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA), NAACP Portland Chapter, and Oregon Chapter Sierra Club.

The organizer works with the steering committee to build a citywide coalition of climate, racial, social and food justice activists. This coalition is focuses on an initiative that aggressively reducing local greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that directly promotes economic opportunities for low-income people and people of color.

Our work is significant — the nation and world need compelling examples of communities that are addressing climate change head on through bold and creative measures that bring diverse people together at a time of divisiveness and insufficient state and federal action.

Job Type 9-month part-time position; potential for full time. Compensation: $17-25/hr DOE

The Collaborative organizer will (tasks will be varied based on the specific strategies of the Collaboration steering committee):  

  • Plan and facilitate bi-monthly steering committee meetings
  • Build a broad coalition of supporters through outreach to non-profit organizations, businesses and community leaders
  • Generate public awareness and support for climate justice-based solutions
  • Help develop and manage our process, planning and strategy documents
  • Assist Collaboration organizations to activate and engage their membership
  • Organize educational events/trainings

Core Competencies:

  • Culturally competent and responsive, with an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and communities
  • Demonstrated interest, understanding and commitment to climate justice and/or social justice
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including ability to quickly learn new software and technology platforms
  • Resourceful, flexible and self-motivated
  • Campaign experience or grassroots organizing experience a plus

Benefits include: PTO, flexible work hours

To Apply:

Please email jobs@350pdx.org with a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining your skills, experience and motivation for the position. Please also indicate whether part-time or full-time is desired. Use the subject line “Collaborative Organizer” when applying. Position available until filled, with preference given to applications submitted by August 4th

We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative group that brings a diversity of approaches and perspectives to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. This position is open to all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or identity. We strongly encourage applicants from communities most impacted by climate change or other kinds of environmental, social and economic injustice.

If you have suggestions for us, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350pdx.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.