BASIC RIGHTS OREGON
Job Announcement: Justice Fellowships
Basic Rights Oregon seeks two temporary Justice Fellows who will work with both the Trans Justice and Racial Justice and Alliance Building programs beginning in early June 2014 through August 2014. These Fellowships are entry-level organizing internships which will be supported by program Organizers and the Policy and Program Directors.
The Fellows are responsible for recruiting and mobilizing large numbers of volunteers for community events through phone banking and in-person outreach, supporting the planning and execution of identity specific community listening sessions, assisting with social media, fundraising, and other responsibilities as assigned. Fellow responsibilities and work plans will be identified in collaboration with supervisors.
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.
- Previous student, issue, electoral, community, environmental, or labor organizing experience OR any other relevant experience, including working with GSAs, canvassing, phone banking
- Experience working within transgender communities, queer and trans people of color, and people with multiple marginalized identities
- Experience with volunteer coordination
- Experience or interest using social media as an organizing tool
- Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and social justice issues
- Demonstrated commitment to ending homophobia and transphobia and to working across lines of identity
- Strong understanding of how racism, homophobia, and transphobia operate
- Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends, and to have a flexible schedule
- Training and presentation skills a plus
- Research and writing skills a plus
- Spanish language skills a plus
- Assist with conducting educational trainings
- Assist with planning trans and racial justice program events
- Assist with base building and volunteer recruitment activities
- Maintain administrative systems to track and maintain volunteer participation
- Assist with volunteer orientation and engagement activities
- Prepare written weekly work plans and progress reports
- Perform other duties as assigned
Approximately $15 per hour. Approximately 30 hours per week.
Please submit your a resume, cover letter and names of three references to Nico Quintana, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the subject heading Justice Fellow. Priority will be given to applicants that submit their materials by Wednesday, May 28.
About Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality. Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon is a progressive, statewide nonprofit organization with three primary program areas: racial justice, transgender justice and marriage equality. For more information, visit www.basicrights.org.