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Position Title: Census Equity Coordinator

Duration: Project-based, dependent on Census 2020 programming (estimated until September 2020) with potential for permanent position after project duration

Hours: 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent


Supervision: Hourly/part-time employees and volunteers


Reports To: Executive Director 


Job location: Gresham, Oregon 


Application Deadline: October 11th, 2019 at 6:00pm 


Compensation: $48,000 to $55,000 depending on experience, plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, paid time off. This position requires nights and weekend work hours.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately upon posting and continue until the position is filled.

Position description

The Census Equity Coordinator (CEC) will serve as a full-time staffer and as the primary liaison between East County Rising, the #WeCountOregon campaign, and partner organizations. The CEC will hire, supervise, and support a paid team of canvassers to ensure that East County Rising meets contact goals for Census 2020 outreach. The CEC will participate in daily field-team calls to share and learn from other partner organizations and the #WeCountOregon campaign. Additionally, the CEC will conduct trainings, coordinate volunteer participation, execute events, serve as a campaign spokesperson, and represent East County Rising and the campaign in interactions with community partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will bring direct experience working in the community, a “can-do” attitude, and a lens for racial and gender equity to their work. Moreover, the CEC needs to be able to work well with bilingual/multilingual communities, have strong writing and public speaking skills, and have an interest in potentially growing into a permanent position with the organization.


Primary Responsibilities

Staff and Program Management (60%)

  • Serve as the primary liaison between East County Rising and the #WeCountOregon campaign

  • Lead Census Team of 12 paid canvassers to ensure that campaign contact goals are met 

  • Conduct a hiring event and canvasser trainings to ensure paid canvass team is prepared and ready to launch canvassing efforts

  • Develop and execute East County Rising’s field plan, systems, and processes required for a successful field campaign to reach our campaign goals 

  • Provide content and skills-based trainings to paid canvass team

  • Coach and support canvassers to meet their goals and build their skills and capacity for canvassing

  • Manage and maintain campaign budget

  • Coordinate and support community members in conducting paid and volunteer field efforts

  • Coordinate with and report field efforts to #WeCountOregon and assist with communications, data, and training needs

  • Provide training and workshops for partner staff, community members, elected officials, government agencies, and organizational allies

  • Develop and execute community events to raise attention and awareness of the #WeCountOregon campaign

  • Collect and post weekly social media content with #WeCountOregon tags


Administrative and Reporting Expectations (10%)

  • Conduct nightly reporting and work with #WeCountOregon Field Director to adjust program to ensure goals are met

  • Receive feedback, support, and coaching from #WeCountOregon Field Director

  • Identify ways to blend innovation and nuance into field operations so that they reflect East County Rising’s style and personality


Volunteer Engagement (30%)

  • Represent the campaign with stakeholders including partner organizations’ staff, community members, and media

  • Coordinate and align field efforts with #WeCountOregon communications, data, and training needs to ensure that campaign goals are met

  • Conduct training and workshops for partner staff, community members, elected officials, government agencies, and organizational allies


Required Trainings & Support

  • Participate in The Cascade Society campaign training from October 28th - 31st

  • Participate in and provide Census 101 training, Ambassador Training, Text-to-Count training, Pledge-to-Count training, Spokesperson training, etc.

  • Participate in VAN (Voter Activation Network), Hustle, Autodialer and other technical trainings


Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity; record of exposure working with communities of color, low-income populations, LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized communities

  • Familiarity with canvassing or campaigns and relevant and relevant apps/ online technology

  • Contribute to fostering a safe and secure environment for community members and staff

  • Understand and adhere to confidentiality

  • Strong project management experience

  • Ability to think strategically and prioritize

  • Ability to understand, interpret, and explain complex material

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment

  • Thrives under pressure and is detail oriented

  • Excellent communication, reading, research, writing, and analytical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to interpersonal and political dynamics and details

  • Ability to work well independently and with a team

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours

  • This position requires nights and weekend work hours

  • Access to a car and ability to transport materials required


The following are a plus, but not requirements:

  • Second language proficiency

  • Familiarity with Census 2020 and hard to count communities

  • Experience in social media and digital organizing


Travel Required
In-state travel is required for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license and provide proof of insurance if using own vehicle, or if renting, must be insurable. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely and use a seat belt when in operation. Mileage and travel expenses are reimbursed per East County Rising policy.

Physical Requirements

  • The employee will need to work outdoors and be able to coordinate public events

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear 

  • The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


How to Apply
Only complete applications submitted by October 11th, 2019 at 6:00 PM PDT, will be considered. Applicants must be available October 15th or 16th to interview. The candidate who is hired will have a mandatory training on October 28th - 31st in Ashland, Oregon. Applications should be emailed as a single attached document (PDF preferred) to
info@eastcountyrising.com with subject title “Census Equity Coordinator.”

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge that you bring to the job and how you are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position

  • A resume (2 page max) with relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishments

  • 2 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference


For more information, please email info@eastcountyrising.com 


East County Rising Community Projects is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment and we do not discriminate against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected classification. East County Rising Community Projects strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, and other minority groups. 


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