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Healthy Kids Community Organizer for Oregon Action

Community Organizer


Oregon Action has an opening for a community organizer in its Portland office.




Oregon Action is a 32-year-old community-based membership organization that works with low-income and people of color communities to build community power to address the pressing social, racial & economic justice issues in our state.




The community organizer will work under the direction of the Portland Regional Organizer to provide community presentations and sign-up eligible participants for the State of Oregon’s Healthy Kids Initiative which seeks to provide health coverage to all kids from birth to 18 years old. Working with a multi-racial, multi-lingual, low-income base, the position focuses on identifying hard to reach populations and assisting these community members with the application process and sign-up for health coverage.


Responsibilities Include:


•Outreach to eligible community members using Oregon Action established community partners and outreach strategies


•Providing public presentations, conducting house visits, open houses neighborhood canvasses and other activities to share information with low-income people of color families and assist them in signing up for health care coverage


•Keep details records of contacts, outreach and sign-up information for reporting monthly to State of Oregon


•Work with community partners including faith based organizations, youth and social service organizations to identify and support enrollment of eligible youth.


•Develop & implement weekly workplan with specific measurable outcomes;


•Ability to work independently and excellent time management skills-need to be available when low-income people are more likely to including evenings and weekend hours




•a love of organizing •prior organizing experience •prior experience with economic and/or race issues •personal warmth and ability to develop rapport with a broad range of people •experience and effectiveness organizing low-income people and people of color •fluency in one or more second languages •strategic thinking skills, creativity, vision •good written and oral communication skills •ability to work independently and with others •ability to type, use computers proficiently, and provide own clerical support •drivers license and reliable means of transportation required


Salary/benefit range:


This is a fulltime position at $28,000-$31,000 annually depending on experience. This position will provide health care and auto insurance.


To Apply


Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Steve Mayes NLT 7/20/10 either by mail (Oregon Action, 6601 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR, 97211), email ([email protected]). Open until filled.