We are hiring!!!!

What we hope for: We’re looking for a committed, resourceful individual who believes in the power of young people to create change and is passionate about mobilizing young people to register to vote, participate in elections, and tackle the most pressing issues facing our generation (i.e., economic justice, climate justice, criminal justice, housing justice). The Program Organizer is a core member of our team, and will be leading the largest component of our 2017/2018​ young voter registration.

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 to register voters while rollerskating, the determination to hit ambitious goals, and the commitment to support young leaders in learning to do this work. We also look for people who have a positive outlook and contagious personality. You, yes, you should throw your hat in the ring if you’re excited by this challenge and are ready to work hard. This position offers tremendous opportunities for leadership, innovation, and professional development on a very supportive team that takes the work seriously, but not ourselves.

About us: ​We’re an innovative nonprofit organization that mobilizes young people to move Oregon forward through civic engagement, leadership development and advocacy work. We register and turn out thousands of young voters every year by working on issues like election reform, and economic, climate and housing justice, all while training hundreds of young leaders to create change.

The Ideal Program Organizer will:

❖ Lead the execution of large-scale, volunteer-driven voter registration drives and turnout programs targeting young voters in Oregon including all aspects of voter registration, phone banks, canvasses, voter guide distribution, etc.

❖ Work in close partnership with the Leadership Development Coordinator to meet the goals of the Bus; In particular, supporting all aspects of our leadership program including goal-setting, recruitment, management and plugging volunteers into leadership opportunities.

❖ Maintain a regular presence at private college campuses,​high schools, ​community events and festivals.

❖ Manage a small team of temporary organizers and organizing fellows to assist with the execution of a large-scale voter registration in Summer/Fall 201​7​.

❖ Manage tasks such as data entry, financial management, voter registration entry, taking voter registration cards to the county clerks office and help staff with other small projects as necessary.

❖ Lead all grassroots lobbying activities in Salem, and engage interns and volunteers in Oregon’s legislative session.

❖ Manage National Voter Registration Day and Trick or Vote.

❖ Manage and oversee Brewhahas, Education Forums and other events.

❖ Draft email correspondence, blog posts, and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.

❖ Work with coalition partners to collaborate on programs and campaigns as needed.

❖ Maintain a deep ​commitment to the Bus Project mission and to advancing the organization’s goals and objectives.

❖ Emanate enthusiasm for voter registration, voter turnout, and election access.

❖ Have incredible organizational skills. Seriously.

❖ Take initiative to lead and self-improve, and work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines.

❖ Communicate a passion for tackling the issues facing our generation, especially economic justice and racial justice.

❖ Build relationships easily, especially with young people, and commitment to developing young leaders.

❖ Attend Monthly Bus Project Board meetings, while assisting a variety of Board of Directors Committees.

❖ Have enthusiasm for, experience with, and ability to work within diverse and underrepresented communities.

❖ Have a high energy personality and enthusiasm for engaging thousands of young voters face-to-face.

❖ Demonstrate success in thoroughly managing multiple projects with many moving parts to produce great results.

❖ Be relentless in reaching goals.

❖ Have a work style that is flexible, respectful and collaborative, and the ability to maintain a supportive, empowering work culture.

❖ Have a positive, solutions-oriented attitude & enthusiasm for designing and implementing new initiatives.

❖ Be willing to work nontraditional hours on a regular basis & campaign hours during election season.

Preferred, but not required:

❖ Fluency in Spanish.

❖ Some experience working with voter registration or campaigns.

❖ Understanding of VAN or willingness to get trained and learn VAN and NGP.

Please note: We care more about your ability to get the job done than whether you have formal or informal experience. We encourage you to submit your application if this job excites you!

Position Details: This is a full-time position based out of Portland’s office reporting to the Executive Director. We provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage (with 100% of the premium covered by the employer), paid sick and vacation time, and lots of pizza during election times. Salary range ​begin at $31,000-$34,000,​ ​but is ​commensurate with experience.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates has been identified. Ideal deadline for hire is no later than July 30th.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Please send your cover letter and resume to info@busproject.org and in the subject line put Program Organizer.

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