Rural Energy Organizer job vacancy in Oregon Rural Action (La Grande, OR 97850)

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Company name : Oregon Rural Action
Location : La Grande, OR 97850
Position : Rural Energy Organizer

Description :
Oregon Rural Action

Reports to: Executive Director Category: Full-time; Exempt Location: La Grande, Oregon
Salary range and benefits: Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience, within the range of $45,000 – $55,000. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies.
Oregon Rural Action (ORA) is seeking an experienced community organizer to develop a strategic, community-led grassroots campaign in eastern Oregon to build rural resilience, protecting our heritage and environment.
Oregon Rural Action (ORA) is a grassroots, culturally diverse, and community-led organization in Eastern Oregon working to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability, and the stewardship of the region’s land, air, and water. Through community organizing, public conversations, and policy advocacy, we are building a rural movement for the well-being of all people and our environment.
Core Functions
The Rural Energy Organizer will conduct relational one-on-one meetings and small group conversations; identify and build a base of local community leaders; identify, research, and assess organizing opportunities for rural community-led initiatives involving renewable energy; assess the disproportionate impact of climate change on rural low income and communities of color; network with statewide coalitions and organizations; monitor current statewide and national public policy developments; build relationships with public decision-makers at the local, state and national levels; identify organizing issues and develop an overall community-led organizing campaign.
A successful candidate brings a commitment to the organization’s mission, goals, and region; experience in organizing, public policy advocacy, issue, and/or electoral campaigns; experience and/or education in renewable energy; strong facilitation, listening, verbal, and written communication skills; strategic thinking and project management skills; knowledge of rural communities; a personal commitment to building grassroots power, movement building, and community organizing as an approach to social change. While a working knowledge of the energy landscape in the Pacific NW is not essential, it would greatly facilitate working in this position. The ability to write and speak in English/Spanish is a plus.
Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a single pdf file that includes: a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position and why you are interested in joining the Oregon Rural Action team, a resume, and 3 references to Steven Coles, Office Manager at, and note “Climate Community Organizer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please respect our no phone calls policy. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement.
Oregon Rural Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to staff diversity and cultivating and preserving a work environment that is built on the premise of equity. We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

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