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Columbia Riverkeeper is a successful nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Columbia River watershed.

Columbia Riverkeeper (Riverkeeper) has offices in Hood River and Portland, Oregon. Riverkeeper is a leader in high-profile campaigns to protect our region from fossil fuel infrastructure, toxic pollution, the Hanford Nuclear Site, and other threats to Columbia River communities and salmon habitat.

Current Opportunities:
Bridge in front of Dam with Columbia River Sign
Communications & Operations Assistant
Hood River

Provide administrative, operations, and communications support to staff.

No LNG Rally on May 26, 2015, in Salem, Oregon; in 2016 we defeated the project, photo by Alex Milan Tracey
Canvass July 2018
Grassroots Canvasser
Portland

Engage the public in Columbia River issues, how to get involved, and raise funds.

Communications & Operations Assistant 

Organizational Overview: Columbia Riverkeeper (Riverkeeper) is a successful nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Columbia River watershed. We have offices in Hood River and Portland, Oregon. Riverkeeper is a leader in high-profile campaigns to protect our region from fossil fuel exports, toxic pollution, the Hanford Nuclear Site, and other threats facing Columbia River communities and salmon habitat. 

Location: Hood River, OR
Job Type: Full-time employee, 40 hours per week 

Position Description: This position provides administrative, operations, and communications support to our staff, including, managing the office and basic bookkeeping. The applicant must be comfortable with technology, detail-oriented, efficient, and able to manage several projects at once. This position is critical to a strong and healthy organization. 


The position will: 

  • Oversee office operations, including maintaining supplies, office computers, and other technology. 
  • Assist the Communications Director with social media, website updates, and email marketing layout.
  • Assist with basic bookkeeping, including accounts payable and receivable. 
  • Process donations and grants and maintain accurate donor records. 
  • Communicate with members and the public in person, phone, and email.
  • Assist the Executive Director and other staff by arranging travel, scheduling meetings, and other tasks.
  • Provide support for human resources staff, including processing paperwork for health insurance and retirement. 
  • Other tasks as required. 

Required experience and qualifications: 

  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. 
  • Experience with social media and digital communications.
  • Ability to work fluently with Microsoft Office, Google Mail, and Apple and Windows operating systems. 
  • Ability to assist staff and troubleshoot technology (hardware and software).
  • Desire to work with diverse populations and promote equity and inclusion. 
  • Ability to solve problems independently and use creative thinking. 
  • Passion for clean water and a healthy environment. 

Desired experience: 

  • Experience laying out emails, website updates, and social media posts.
  • Experience writing, marketing, photo editing, and graphic design.
  • Experience working with a large quantity of data and maintaining strong data integrity. 
  • Speaks Spanish. 
  • Experience with non-profit operations. 

Salary & Benefits: $33,000 - $38,000, depending on experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance (for full-time employees), generous vacation package, 401(k), an encouraging and flexible work environment, training, and career growth opportunities. 

To Apply: Send an email to info@columbiariverkeeper.org with the subject line “Communications and Operations Assistant.” Please include a single pdf attachment titled “Your Last Name.Your First Name,” containing 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of at least three professional references. Include relationship to each reference. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2020, early applications encouraged. 
Start date: Flexible, prefer immediate. 

PDF of job description


 

Grassroots Canvasser (Portland)

Join Columbia Riverkeeper’s exceptional team of activists in our fight to protect the Columbia River from the fossil fuel industry and other threats.

Location: Portland, OR
Job Type: Part-time Employee; Non Exempt position.

Position Description: Columbia Riverkeeper seeks part-time (26 hours per week) door-to-door grassroots canvasser based out of our SE Portland office. Canvass shifts are Monday through Thursday between 2:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills;
  • A friendly, confident, and outgoing personality;
  • Ability to walk four to five hours at a time outdoors in the evenings, on your own, in all types of weather;
  • Possess a healthy sense of humor and an enthusiastic and optimistic attitude;
  • Passion for protecting the environment.

Experienced canvassers preferred, but  will consider applicants with strong communication skills and knowledge of Columbia River issues, especially pertaining to fossil fuel projects on the River. A quick Google search should provide a lot of useful info.

Salary & Benefits: Base pay is $100 per day, plus incentive pay. Our canvassers earn an average of $18 - $20/hour. Paid sick leave. Paid vacation based on seniority and fundraising results.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to alex@columbiariverkeeper.org. Questions? Call Alex at (541) 399-7284.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Start date: Flexible, prefer immediate.