Public Policy Outreach Coordinator

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organization:Oregon Food Bank
position summary:


Provide advocacy and community education for solutions to root causes of hunger and poverty. Organize, educate and train low-income people on how to effectively become involved in public policy issues. Develop and cultivate relationships with key community partners to create greater awareness and change. The public policy outreach coordinator is the grassroots organizing component of OFB advocacy. The person in this position works directly with the OFB director of advocacy and public policy advocates.

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Salary / Pay Rate:Range starts at $32,582 per year
Required Skills and Abilities:• Work with a broad base of OFB local agencies and other organizations to organize low-income people, educate and train them for involvement in public policy issues. • Identify low-income people with real-life stories to support OFB advocacy issues, train and involve them in advocacy efforts. • Implement mechanisms for input from low-income people such as focus groups, forums, and citizen advocacy network. • Serve as liaison between OFB local agencies and Advocacy Department. Facilitate communication of local agency needs regarding advocacy efforts. • Serve as liaison with OFB Agency Relations Department to coordinate outreach activities linking local agencies and clients with nutrition programs and other needed services. • With director of advocacy, design organizing strategies to target and meet goals for grassroots involvement in public policy issues. Implement these strategies. • Represent OFB at grassroots community events. • With director of advocacy, analyze potential for volunteer student involvement in OFB advocacy and other activities. • With director of advocacy, design organizing strategies to target and meet goals for volunteer student involvement. Implement these strategies. • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and two year's organizing experience. Additional education may be substitued for experience, and educational qualifications may be waived depending on work history. Must be able to build and maintain professional relationships with a wide variety of people. Must understand the importance of involving the real-life experiences of Oregonians in debates about public policy. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to make presentations and write reports. • Strong problem-solving skills. • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work. • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and standard office equipment. Self-starter. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Safe driving record, current vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle for OFB business. • Must be able to pass criminal background check.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer