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

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.

Current Job Opportunities:

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 rob@columbiariverkeeper.org. Questions? Call Rob at (541) 399-7284.

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

PDF of job description.