Oregon Field Organizer for Transportation for America

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Transportation for America (T4A)
position summary:

The Transportation for America (T4A) Campaign is seeking a smart and motivated Oregon Field Organizer to direct the development of a diverse coalition of prominent state and local organizations working in key regions of Oregon to reform federal transportation policy.

The Oregon Field Organizer will report to the T4A Campaign Field Director in Washington DC and will be housed in the 1000 Friends of Oregon offices in Portland. The successful applicant will work closely with the existing Oregon transportation reform network to expand the coalition, build leadership, and meet local capacity-building goals.

• This is a full-time position with some work on nights and weekends required.

• Experience managing field operations and coalition organizing on a political or issue campaign is a MUST.

• Candidate must be available for travel on a frequent basis throughout OR and to Washington, DC.

• Strong applicants will be dynamic individuals who are prepared to speak to diverse audiences and organize events for NGOs, unions, business leaders, and elected officials.

• This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills.

• The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and will fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision.

To find out more about Transportation for America please visit our website, T4america.org, where you can read about us and view our partners.


• Convene and provide staff support for a diverse coalition of partners and allies.

• Provide assistance with local education and outreach efforts of Oregon groups.

• Develop educational tools and materials on campaign goals and issues (in coordination with other local coalition partners and other T4America campaign teams).

• Engage in policy advocacy, media outreach and organizing public events.

• Support and strengthen creative partnerships and grassroots transportation reform campaigns in Portland, Eugene and other Oregon cities.

• Build and manage a powerful field operation to mobilize “grasstops” supporters of the campaign, including local business leaders, environmental organizations, labor unions, the real estate sector, equity and health groups, elected officials and others.

• Expand the capacity of local and state campaign partners to engage with state and federal leaders on transportation and other related policies.

• Analyze and translate federal policy goals and "best practices" in transportation reform into a Oregon-specific context through outreach to local groups and allies.


• At least two years of experience organizing with a political or issue campaign (required).

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

• Proven record meeting deadlines and showing measurable results.

• Professional experience working on bicycling, walking, transit, or community development issues (strongly preferred).

• Experience working with unions, business groups, health interests or seniors (strongly preferred).

• Knowledge of Oregon communities and politics and campaign experience in Oregon (strongly preferred).

• Strong communication and writing skills and an ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people and audiences.

• Experience managing relationships and partnerships through internet communication, in person and by phone.

How to apply:

Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

To be considered for this position, candidates must supply all the following:

1) a cover letter specific to this job posting,

2) a current resume,

3) three references, and

4) writing samples not to exceed four pages.

Applications that do not include all requested material may not be reviewed.

Job is available for an immediate start.

Please send application materials and direct questions to:

Lori Meadows

1000 Friends of Oregon

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503 497 1000 x131

Interviews will be held during the last 2 weeks of January.

Salary / Pay Rate:Dependent upon experience
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:http://t4america.org/