24 Jun Job Opportunity: Advocacy Organizer
Farmworkers and Latinx Working Families United
Job Opportunity: Advocacy Organizer
PCUN is based in the heart of the Oregon Latinx community, in one of the most vibrant agricultural areas
in the state. Our mission is to empower farmworkers and working Latinx families in Oregon by building
community, increasing Latinx representation in elections, and policy advocacy on both the national and
state levels. We continue to build an agenda that strengthens workers’ rights by creating safer workplaces,
advocating for fair wages, and pushing for enough economic security to care for our families.
PCUN is seeking an experienced and energetic organizer to join our team. The Advocacy Organizer will
work to advocate for progressive and bold climate, economic, and racial justice policies that center
farmworkers at the Oregon legislature, through rulemaking, and in local government. The Advocacy
Organizer will implement advocacy campaigns that involve base-building, organizing, and public
education strategies. They must be able to organize and effectively communicate at all levels – with
grassroots communities as well as established community leaders and elected leaders. Must be highly
organized, an effective communicator, self-motivated, and passionate about PCUN’s mission.
Summary of Responsibilities:
● Reports to the PCUN lead organizer and works closely with the political department team to
create base-building and political organizing strategies to reach political/policy outcomes in
specific issue areas.
● Operates as a team member in building legislative campaign goals, strategies, and budgets to
reach political/policy outcomes in specific issue areas. Provide analysis and track progress.
● Develop relationships and regular communication with allies, coalition partners, and other
organizations to meet advocacy goals.
● Works with organizational partners to win priority advocacy campaigns. This may include joint
strategy meetings, joint actions or other events, relationship building, etc.
● Builds and maintains relationships with state, and local level elected officials.
● Leadership development, and recruitment of community advocates, and leaders for legislative
activities such as lobby days, hearings, press statements, and visibility actions.
● Developing new members from our base of activists, and advocates.
● Spends considerable time in the field building relationships with the community and documenting
stories and testimonies around key policy areas.
● Develops political education materials and supports the leadership of farmworkers and Latinx
working families to understand systemic inequities and collectively define solutions in their
● Engages and mobilizes our base on advocacy issues through grassroots fieldwork including
tabling, house visits, canvassing, community outreach, phone banking, presentations, event
canvassing, one-on-ones, and text banking.
● Works with the existing database (EveryAction) to track members, participation and maintain
progress towards achieving political organizing goals.
● Develops regular reports on progress towards Political Department objectives.
● Speaking engagements, presentations, and interviews about PCUN and our campaigns.
● Represents PCUN at conferences and state coalitions.
Experience and Qualifications
● Demonstrated commitment to farmworker and immigrant rights, environmental justice, social
justice, and gender justice.
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
● Strong bilingual communication in Spanish and English (written and oral).
● Bicultural/multicultural, with a strong understanding of Oregon’s Latinx community.
● At least two years of experience in community organizing.
● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and willing to work a flexible schedule, including
some weekends and late evenings.
● Self-motivated and resourceful. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
● Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain genuine relationships.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume (1-page max) detailing relevant experience, work history,
education, references, and accomplishments, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOURS: 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent (40 hours/week), some nights, weekends, and some travel required
LOCATION: Due to COVID-19, our staff will continue to work virtually through zoom and phone, until
further notice. Vaccinations are required to attend required office meetings and for job-related travel.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $38,000-$45,000 annual salary; Full benefits – Employer covered health
insurance with family plan included, dental, vision, chiropractor; 401K with employer match; paid
vacations, paid sick days, paid family medical leave, paid holidays.
REPORTS TO: Lead organizer
APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.
INTERVIEWS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JULY 5TH.