The Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) is seeking a high achieving, exceptional individual to join our team as a full-time Constituency Organizing Coordinator. The DPO is committed to invigorating and empowering Democrats at the grassroots in Oregon and as Constituency Organizing Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in fulfilling our vision for a stronger, more effective, and more diverse Democratic Party.
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position based in Portland with extensive statewide travel, and is supervised by the Deputy Director.
The Democratic Party of Oregon has a statewide plan to build long-term, year round, sustainable organizational infrastructure. The Constituency Organizing Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the party’s outreach to key constituencies.
- Develop and execute an effective organizing and outreach plan in coordination with DPO leadership, caucus leaders, and organizing allied organizations.
- Help develop and implement field, voter contact, outreach, and training activities.
- Attend caucus and county party meetings and regularly meet with local leaders and activists to assist in developing and implementing local strategic plans
- Train and engage volunteers in opportunities to engage diverse communities and caucuses.
- Coordinate with DPO Caucuses to help them participate in this work, be successful in their initiatives, grow their membership and participate in Party activities and voter contact programs.
- Staff the DPO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI).
- Increase numbers of precinct level organizers, neighborhood leaders, registered voters, and build party membership working through key constituency groups.
- Work with allied organizations for voter turnout and Democratic initiatives
- Consult candidates and campaign managers regarding constituency issues and appropriate methodology in strategic races.
- Work with Digital Director to post to DPO social media and website with applicable news and updates.
- Assist in organizing DPO events and projects as needed
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have the ability to relate successfully to individuals of all races, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, income levels, ages, educational backgrounds, and occupational groups.
- Previous organizing experience with a campaign, state party, membership organization, or nonprofit is critical
- Bilingual/Multilingual highly desired but not required.
- Extensive in state travel and ability to work evenings and weekends required; reliable personal vehicle to use for statewide travel required.
- Computer proficiency with online databases, Microsoft word and excel, and Google Docs.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
- Comfortable working in a team environment, while also self-driven and able to meet goals.
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills necessary.
To Apply: Submit a resume with three references and a one-page cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to Candy Emmons, Deputy Director at the Democratic Party of Oregon [email protected]. Qualified applicants should be prepared to interview as soon as possible.
This is a full-time exempt position, based in Portland, available immediately. Benefits include a phone stipend, fully paid health, vision, and dental coverage, guaranteed weekly time off and weekly work hours caps, annual bonuses and cost of living raises, 6 remote work days each month, paid family leave, sick and vacation leave, as well as a 401k. Salary is commensurate with experience and begins at $60,000. This position is represented by the Campaign Workers Guild.
The Democratic Party of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are dedicated to constantly improving our organization, in part by making sure our staff reflects the communities most impacted by our work. We are committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition.