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3 Nov 2020

Temporary Oregon Coastal Organizer

Surfrider Foundation – Posted by dmimm Anywhere

Job Description


Part-Time/Temporary Assignment

Hours: Average of 15 Hours/week

*Ranging from 10-25 hours/week, not to exceed 25 hours/week and not to exceed 480 hours in total for the duration of the assignment.

Assignment Term Length: December 1, 2020 – June 20th, 2021

*6 months, some flexibility with commencement and completion dates.

Rate: $28-$30/Hour

Location: Remote

*Strongly prefer a candidate based in Oregon.


The Surfrider Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a 6 month, temporary assignment term for the position of Oregon Coastal Organizer. The ideal candidate must have a background in direct action organizing and grassroots outreach. The main objective for this position is to increase the organizational capacity of our Oregon chapter network through training and coaching volunteers on engaging in public process.


  • Coordinate Chapter participation in local and statewide campaigns in Oregon.
  • Facilitate and train chapter volunteers in direct action organizing techniques including, but not limited to; campaign planning, recruitment, retention, strategy, tactics and program implementation.
  • Represent Surfrider Foundation at state and local hearings when necessary.
  • Assist in growing statewide membership.
  • Administrative Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; writing newsletter articles, supporting web content development, social media outreach and grant reporting.
  • Miscellaneous projects and assignments as needed.

Reports to: Oregon Field Manager



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience participating in public process in Oregon (i.e. actively worked on getting a local ordinance or State bill passed).
  • Experience in direct action grassroots organizing, community outreach and civic engagement.
  • Experience using WordPress, Mailchimp, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Knowledge of state, regional and national coastal & ocean environmental issues.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing with elected officials, agency staff, industry representatives and ocean stakeholders.
  • Experience in speaking publicly in front of a large number of people in diverse situations.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (including some weekends and evenings).
  • Ability to work effectively from a remote home office.
  • Ability to be highly organized with strong follow through.
  • Ability to work independently.


  • Educational concentration in environmental or marine science and/or related field is extremely beneficial.
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills
  • Experience in speaking publicly in front of a large number of people in diverse situations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish


The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches. Our success and impact depends on learning from our community, standing in solidarity with our allies and working towards a more just future, both for our organization and the environmental movement as a whole.

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Together we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class.

To learn more about out DEI commitments, please visit:

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please email the items listed below to: with Subject Title: “Oregon Coastal Organizer Position”
  • Cover letter
  • A brief summary of your experience engaging in civic engagement (300 words or less).
  • Resume
Deadline for receiving resumes: Friday, November 20, 2020

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary.

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