Job Announcement: Organizing Director, Full-Time / Short-Term

September, 2016


Are you an experienced organizer interested in motivating community members and helping turnout brand new voters in this election? The Bus Project Foundation (The Bus) and The Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (OLCV-EF) are partnering up on an innovator program to mobilize people at the neighborhood level and help ensure a successful, inclusive, and broadly empowering first election cycle for Oregon’s new landmark automatic registration law – Oregon Motor Voter. We are seeking a highly driven and dynamic person with experience organizing, managing volunteers, and running door-to-door canvassing operations.


About The Bus: The Bus is Oregon’s leading organization that focuses on millennial outreach, voter engagement and education, and building strong and impactful leadership training programs. Our unique advocacy is built on a style that is run and organized by young people for young people.


About OLCV-EF: OLCV-EF works to protect Oregon’s natural legacy by providing Oregonians with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective advocates for the environment. A fundamental part of OLCV-EF’s mission is to reach out to voters through Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and voter education efforts during elections.


Start/End Date: September 15th through November 15th, 2016.


Job Description:  During the fall of 2016, The Bus and OLCV-EF are partnering on a Neighborhood Turnout Program, which will recruit and mobilize volunteers at the local level in Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts targeted specifically amongst the newly registration voters through the Oregon Motor Voter law. The Organizing Director will be the lead for ensuring this program’s success, including managing organizers, implementing the plan for turnout, and supervising the daily progress on volunteer recruitment and mobilization. Our ideal candidate takes initiative, is highly organized, builds relationships easily, and has experience working with diverse and underrepresented communities. You’d be a good fit if you’ve got the energy and determination to hit ambitious goals, the commitment to support young leaders in learning to do this work, and you have a positive outlook and contagious personality.


Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and supervise organizers on their tasks of volunteer recruitment and mobilization
  • Ensure best volunteer experience in the state, with high impact and fun as part of any volunteer event
  • Develop and implement best practices for volunteer recruitment, training, and retention
  • Support organizers in tracking canvassing plans with volunteers
  • Prepare materials for the program, such as recruitment scripts and canvassing scripts
  • Ensure data collected is recorded and entered into database


General skills and experience desired:

  • Down with the cause: Experience with public interest and grassroots politics or other scrappy non-profit groups
  • Proven ability to supervise and energize staff and volunteers
  • Understands the mechanics of organizing and experience working with and recruiting volunteers
  • Experience communicating with voters
  • Highly organized and productive (friends have a hard time understanding how you get so much done in one day)
  • Respect for deadlines and goals
  • Culturally competent: You’re not only able to relate to people different than you, but you love to
  • Experience working with Voter Activation Network (VAN) and preparing and running canvasses
  • An interest in Oregon politics, the environment, and community involvement for change


Locations:  Portland, OR.


Process:  Please submit a resume and short cover letter via email to with Organizing Director in the subject line and addressed to OLCV-EF Program Director Lindsey Scholten. No phone calls please.


OLCV is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, LGBTQ, and people of color are encouraged.


Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97204 | 503-224-4011 |


The Bus Project Foundation

333 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214 | 503-233-3018 |

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