Campaigns Coalition Coordinator

Food Bank
City
Portland
State
Oregon
Title
Campaigns Coalition Coordinator
Description

Position Summary:
The Campaigns Coordinator is an experienced and energetic campaigner who leads the administrative and coordinating responsibility for the Food For All Oregonians (FFAO) Campaign, its Steering Committee and Workgroups. The position will act centrally to facilitate effective engagement, communication, and decision-making between the FFAO Steering Committee, campaign co-managers, coalition members, and will connect the activities of the workgroups with the full coalition. As the dedicated central representative for the Food For All Oregonians Coalition, this individual can expect to have a role in multiple areas of the campaign including policy research and development, communications, field strategy, legislative strategy, record-keeping and funds administration. This will be a limited duration, 2-year funded position.

Who You Are:
You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.

End date
Opportunity type
Job
Category
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

-Serves as the primary point of contact, resource and information clearinghouse for all Food For All Coalition activities, people, and partnerships.
-Co-plans, coordinates, and facilitates coalition meeting agendas with campaign co-managers
-Provides strategic input relating to campaign objectives and coalition building tactics to monitor, track and report on progress for the FFAO campaign.
-Responsible for the logistical and technological coordination and organization of Steering Committee and FFAO Coalition meetings.
-Recruits committee members and maintains a diverse coalition of representation in collaboration with the Strategic Partnerships Manager.
-Maintains regular communication with coalition members, including updates on work, invitations and reminders for events and utilizes project management tools and resources.
-Coordinates and updates appropriate Advocacy campaign staff to ensure internal and external operations are synchronized.
-Regularly updates Steering Committee members through meetings and one-on-one contacts
-Based on capacity, provides on-the-ground support for field organizing and mobilization activities and events during legislative session and in the interim.
-Identifies opportunities to amplify the leadership and stories of impacted community leaders as experts through experience.
-Participate fully in cross-department teams as assigned or as critical to position responsibilities.

Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.

In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
-cross-departmental efforts
-work culture activities and programming
-advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, and Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
-plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision, and mission.

Other related duties as assigned; we know it's impossible to convey every single task or responsibility for the job description. Our hope is that as we work together to fulfill the job responsibilities above as essential job functions, should the primary duties evolve with significant job responsibility changes over time, EPCA will periodically evaluate the updates through the job evaluation and classification review processes.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience:
-2+ years experience in coalition building, policy advocacy or community engagement including previous project management and reporting experience.
-Outstanding relationship-building skills. Ability to develop and maintain relationships in the context of building relationships for the organization and its mission.
-Excellent project and campaign coordination skills - ability to track and manage multiple moving pieces in a timely manner
-An unwavering commitment to racial justice.
-Self-directed; able to take initiative and maintain a high level of accountability
-Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
-Process-minded; excels at managing and improving processes.
-Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain values-based relationships with a variety of multicultural and multi-sector partners
-Exceptional interpersonal skills with high degree of emotional intelligence; possess cultural agility skills to work effectively with diverse groups of individuals and communities.
-Proficient with technology including Microsoft and Google office business productivity tools, video conferencing tools, project management tools including Asana & advocacy database -Every Action.
-Fluency in community organizing skills and ability to apply skills in a range of contexts and while elevating the leadership of BIPOC community members.
-Experience with digital tactics for organizing, including but not limited to phone banking, mass texting, social media, virtual community meetings, etc.
-Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially.

Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
-Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem-solve, test, fail, and adjust.
-Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and maintain confidentiality.
-Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines, and complete accurate work.
-Self-directed, meets benchmarks, and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows a willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
-Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Spanish bilingual preferred
-Basic understanding of Oregon's political and policy-making history and process
-Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
-Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
-Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
-Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the worldview and perspectives of others.
-Integration is defined as being able to move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
-Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
-Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
-Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.

About the organization

Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Additional information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with first review on 7/15/22. A cover letter is required for consideration. This position is currently remote with preference for candidates residing in Oregon or SW Washington. The pay range for this role is $56,868 -$64,179. Note: Proof of COVID-19 fully vaccination status or exception per OFB policy will be required as a condition of employment. Out-of-state selected candidates will be required to relocate to the Oregon/SW Washington area within 30 days of their start date. 

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