Oregon Rural Action, a progressive grassroots organization based in La Grande, Oregon, seeks a full-time Community Organizer with a passion for social, racial, and environmental justice to work with new and existing members on a range of locally-identified issues. Current campaigns include sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and healthcare, with an emphasis on engaging an increasingly wider and more diverse membership in Morrow, Umatilla, Malheur, Baker, and Union Counties. Primary responsibilities include recruiting and engaging members; building and supporting local chapters and issue teams; working with member-leaders to develop campaign strategies; and further developing members’ capacity to take action on issues that affect their lives. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred. Exceptionally strong candidates may request work-from-home arrangements in Malheur, Umatilla, or Morrow Counties; otherwise position will be based in ORA main office in La Grande.
Salary and Benefits: Starting salary $30,000 - $35,000 depending on experience, health insurance, and other benefits.
Review of applications begins January 9 and continues until position is filled.
Email cover letter, résumé, and 3 references to email@example.com or mail to Search Committee, Oregon Rural Action, P.O. Box 1231, La Grande, OR 97850.
In your cover letter, please describe which of your past experiences, education, and/or interests connect most directly to this position, and what you believe would make you an especially strong Community Organizer for Oregon Rural Action.