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

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:
No LNG Rally on May 26, 2015, in Salem, Oregon; in 2016 we defeated the project, photo by Alex Milan Tracey

Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Canvass July 2018
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.

Staff wearing waders at the Little White Salmon

"Pound for pound, there is no more effective advocacy group in America right now. They are smart and tenacious, and use science, law and communications together to get great results."

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.