Position Title: Bilingual Community Organizer
Employment Status: Full Time
FSLA Status: Exempt
Starting Salary: $45,760
Salary Bonus: Spanish Language Enhancement add $2,600
Student Loan Repayment Stipend add $1200
ABOUT ROGUE CLIMATE
Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in Southern Oregon to achieve solutions to climate change that will result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy climate. We have also played a lead organizing role in Oregon to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas export project, moving forward clean energy solutions, and providing community support in the aftermath of the Almeda Fire. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to clean energy that benefits rural, low-income and communities of color.
The Bilingual Community Organizer will build organizing power in Latinx/o/a communities in Southern Oregon to respond to the climate crisis and ensure a just recovery from the Almeda Fire.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
- Organize with community members impacted by the Almeda Fire to build power in the Latinx/o/a community in Southern Oregon and to develop and implement campaigns to ensure a just recovery as we rebuild and restore Talent and Phoenix.
- Build and maintain relationships with other organizations in Southern Oregon supporting communities in the aftermath of the Almeda fire and across the state that work in the Latinx/o/a community.
- Track and stay up to date on community needs related to the Almeda Fire recovery and relief efforts.
- Support the Phoenix-Talent Fire Relief distribution site as a hub for community organizing in response to the Almeda Fires and as a resource center for both Covid-19 and wildfire.
- Work with community members to identify policies and programs that will support the resiliency of the Latinx/o/a community in Southern Oregon in responding to the climate and other compounding crises in our region like Covid-19. Work with community members, campaign staff and other partners to develop and implement campaigns for change.
- Active recruitment of youth and community volunteers through field outreach activities including phone-banking, canvassing, community presentations, digital organizing and more. Regular and ongoing field work is a requirement of this position.
- Coordinate community and professional translation and interpretation of key materials and events that serve the Latinx/o/a community.
- Host cultural and community spaces to build relationships and support, especially for Latinx/o/a youth and families in the Rogue Valley.
- Manage interns and/or part-time paid fellows.
- At least two years of experience in grassroots, campus, or campaign organizing work.
- Organizing and/or lived experience working with and relating to Latino/a/x communities.
- Ability to identify volunteer leaders, set priorities and move teams of volunteers in line with community goals and the strategic direction of Rogue Climate.
- Ability to work independently and in team settings, including virtually during Covid-19.
- Capacity to work irregular hours (including evenings and weekends) for field outreach, and community meetings, etc.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
- Organization skills, in particular time management and prioritization.
- Fluency in both Spanish and English.
- Experience managing interns or fellows with an emphasis on leadership development.
- Experience managing volunteer databases and social media.
- Experience and familiarity with the climate justice movement, immigrant rights, and other issue-based campaigns.
- Existing relationships with the Latino/a/x communities in Jackson County who have been directly impacted by the Almeda Fires.
LOCATION and BENEFITS
This position is based out of the Rogue Climate office in Jackson County. The organizer with be provided with a cell phone and a laptop. Benefits include health care, robust vacation, sick time, flexible holidays, a Spanish language salary enhancement and a student loan repayment stipend.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and specify “Bilingual Community Organizer” in the subject line by January 5, 2020.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.