Position Title: Fair Shot for All Campaign Director
Duration: Temporary Position (through July 2015)
Hours: 1 Full Time Equivalent (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $4-7,000/month depending on experience. Access to benefits will be based on the type of employment arrangement agreed upon. Open to both a temporary employee or consulting arrangement.

Background on the Fair Shot for All Coalition

Our vision: We envision an Oregon that provides equal access to economic opportunity for all and not just a privileged few. Furthermore, we believe that increased equity in opportunity will result from a shared focus on resolving the economic disparities faced by people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ people and working families.

What we do: We work together to advance a shared legislative and campaign agenda. We determine our priorities each year through a collaborative and representative process that includes a diverse alliance of community-based advocacy organizations and labor organizations employing models of shared leadership. We prioritize work that advances racial and gender-equity and that reduces overall income and wealth inequality. We value organizing in our communities, involving the people most affected by the policies we seek to change, and supporting leadership development. We balance the need for short- term concrete policy change and for broader, visionary, long-range work to change to our economic system toward more equitable outcomes for all.

Position Summary

We seek a qualified candidate to serve as Campaign Director for the Fair Shot for All Coalition. This individual will work regularly with the Steering Committee (composed of 8-10 experienced advocacy and labor organizations), as well as with a membership base of several dozen organizations and an array of additional partners and supporters. Our coalition will convene regularly as a full membership, as a Steering Committee, as well as through subcommittees focused on specific issue areas. The Campaign Director will act centrally to develop a broad field and communications campaign in support of short and long-term coalition goals. Work will predominantly be focused externally, on outreach, organizing and leadership development in the field with a diverse group of stakeholders. This position is anticipated to start in January 2015, will be based in Portland, OR, housed at Family Forward Oregon.

The 2015 issues that are priorities for the Fair Shot for All Campaign include:

  • Raising the minimum wage,

  • Ending job discrimination for people with criminal backgrounds,

  • Requiring employers to provide paid sick days,

  • Creating ways for workers to save for retirement in a way that is safe, affordable, and portable;

  • Stopping the practice of profiling based on race, gender and religion.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a campaign plan with a focus on identifying the people most affected by our issue work (people of color, women, low- wage workers) and involving them in an activist role to support the campaign.

  • Overseeing a field team that comes to the campaign in many different ways: loaned to the campaign from organizations, embedded in different organizations, and directly working for the campaign.

  • Working with our communications firm to implement an effective communications strategy.

  • Building a field plan that activates coalition partners’ memberships and that identifies new activists from community organizing and door-to-door campaigns.

  • Fundraising from local and national foundations and partners.

  • Coordinating the field campaign and the communications strategy with the coalition lobby strategy.

  • Developing a strategic plan that will help the coalition advance our complete agenda.

  • Work effectively with the different organizations that are leading on different parts of the campaign.

Required Experience & Skills

  •  Higher education degree and/or relevant experience
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Experience developing and managing a significant policy or political campaign
  • Experience successfully fundraising for a campaign
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholder organizations and leaders
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Understanding of economic inequity and racial & gender justice frameworks
  • Experience working with people of color led organizations and/or organizing in communities of color
  • Experience working with labor organizations
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Proficient with technology including word processing, Powerpoint, spreadsheets
  • Able to regularly use a computer/phone, walk, bend, and climb stairs. Must be able to maneuver, lift and carry event materials, packages and supplies up to 25 pounds. Offices and buildings are totally smoke-free.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing grants or project proposals
  • Understanding of Oregon's political and policy-making history and process
  • Ability to speak another language
  • Anti-oppression, anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion work experience

How to Apply

Please send the following before Thursday, January 15th at 5 pm:

  • A two-page or less cover letter describing your interest in the position and how you met the qualifications
  • Your resume
  • Three references with title, organization, phone and email contact information (including current supervisor if possible)
  • A response to the following (in one page max 12 pt font):
    • Offer a brief analysis of economic equity, being sure to include a racial and gender justice lens.

Please send your complete application to jobs@familyforward.org and include "Fair Shot for All Campaign Director" in the subject line of your emailed application.

Please direct any questions about this position to andrea@familyforward.org.

 




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AuthorMike Westling