Political Equality PAC Manager Position

| January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon is hiring for the position of Political Equality PAC Manager.   The Political Equality PAC Manager is responsible for coordinating and strengthening key aspects of Basic Rights Oregon’s work to win policy changes, elect fair-minded officials to office, and build lasting political power for LGBT communities. The position will involve in-state travel. This is a full-time, temporary, exempt position, reporting to the Government Relations Director. This position will run through the duration of the 2014 election cycle. This person will also work at the direction of the Government Relations Consultant and Deputy Director on specific projects while the Government Relations Director is on loan to Oregon United for Marriage.

Applicants may submit a resume to info@basicrights.org.  The position will be open until filled, with priority given to early applicants.


Basic Rights Oregon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

Equality PAC Coordination
• Coordinate and staff board meetings of Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC, which works to elect fair-minded officials to office.
• Manage Equality PAC endorsement process, including collaboratively developing candidate questionnaires, managing endorsement interviews, and drafting and distributing the Equality PAC’s voter guide.
• Accountable to meeting large-scale fundraising and field goals for the Equality PAC.
• Act as primary liaison to compliance vendor in conjunction with Development Director to help assure the EPAC is operating within state election law

Organizational Communications
• In collaboration with the Government Relations Director prepare reports and needed materials to report on EPAC activity to BRO staff and boards at the direction of the Executive Director.
• Prepare and deliver regular reports to staff and board about progress and current work.
• Collaboratively conceptualize and coordinate candidate education programs as needed.

Movement Building & Coalitions
• Represent Basic Rights Oregon at select short- and long-term political coalition tables.
• Assist in researching disparities that impact LGBT Oregonians, especially transgender communities and LGBT communities of color, and assist in pursuing administrative solutions.
• Other duties as assigned.

• 2+ years of experience working in electoral or legislative politics, as an advocacy organizer or as legislative staff.
• Experience coordinating substantial fundraising and field campaigns.
• Demonstrated understanding of systems and procedures related to legislative and electoral politics.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team setting.
• Experience working with communities of color and/or transgender communities.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, develop work plans and meet targeted goals and objectives.
• Commitment to the mission and goals of the organization, including commitment to anti-racism, youth inclusion, fighting transphobia, and advancing marriage equality.
• Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Applicants may submit a resume to info@basicrights.org. Position open until filled. Priority application deadline January 14th.

Basic Rights Oregon is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Portland, Basic Rights Oregon is a progressive, statewide nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.basicrights.org.

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Medical, vision and dental provided. Paid time off includes 15 days annually. In addition, employees observe 10 paid holidays annually.

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