Community Organizer

 (via Indeed)
Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK)
Washington County, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Languages Required: 
English and Spanish
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a community based environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tualatin River and its watershed. Located in a bustling and growing part of the Portland Metropolitan region, TRK and its members care for waters and natural resources that feed industry, agriculture, and connect residents from rural to urban areas. TRK is part of a broader global ‘Waterkeeper’ movement (http://waterkeeper.org/) that has a rich history of linking human health, justice and livelihoods to clean water and environmental protection. 

Position Description 

TRK is seeking a dynamic, outgoing and organized new team member to organize public engagement opportunities responsive to the growing cultural diversity within Washington County. The Community Organizer will expand the community organizing platform to better integrate TRK’s work, build stronger social capital, engage in community listening, build trust with partners and create transparent mechanisms for evaluation and change. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with staff and community partners to create, implement, and evaluate TRK’s Green Jobs Training Program
  • Conduct outreach at community events with a focus on events that connect with younger generations, rural-urban communities, and immigrant and refugee communities
  • Direct the planning and implementation of TRK’s community outreach events and projects, ensuring these events will touch on community needs as expressed from underserved communities
  • Work with staff, board and volunteers through equity, diversity and inclusion trainings to shift structure, perception and power within the organization and help identify where inequity is happening, how it works and how it can be changed internally
  • Assist in planning and implementing TRK’s established annual outreach and fundraising events
  • Work closely with staff on grant writing and reporting
  • Present at meetings, conferences, community groups, etc. on Tualatin Riverkeepers and relevant projects
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required qualifications: 

  • Cultural competency and experience working with culturally diverse populations 
  • Commitment and knowledge of environmental justice, equity and inclusion 
  • Experience leading conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Possess confidence when speaking to and liaising with the public 
  • Able to work with staff in a team atmosphere 
  • Highly organized 
  • Strong community organizing experience 
  • Must be fluent in Spanish 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or three years of experience in community organizing or similar field 
  • Understanding of natural resources 
  • Experience planning and supervising large scale events in a professional atmosphere 
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience 

Salary: $40,000 annually plus benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave and monthly retirement contribution 

To apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references in a single Word or PDF document to .