Work With Us - Careers at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is a 501c3 non-profit located in the unceded territory of Portland, OR. Our work is at the intersection of civil rights, environmental justice, and transportation access and equity. We focus on empowering individuals to actively engage in transportation related changes in the Portland metro region in order to increase accessibility for Black, Indigenous, people of color, youth, low-income, and transit-dependent communities. We have a 14 year legacy of winning victories and growing the movement for environmental justice and a just transition toward an anti-racist, grassroots feminist, regenerative economy.

OPAL strives to be an affirming, positive, diverse work environment. OPAL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ, womxn, non-binary, disabled, transit-dependent and/or low-income.

All applicants must be committed to combating and eradicating anti-black racism.

Community Organizer for Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (Not Currently Accepting Applications)

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The YEJA Community Organizer will work towards OPAL’s mission by overseeing YEJA’s youth engagement initiatives. This Community Organizer position is a member of the OPAL Organizing Team, and will be working closely with the current YEJA Organizer. This is a full-time, union-represented position.

Community Organizer for Bus Riders Unite (Accepting Applications)

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The Bus Riders Unite Community Organizer will work toward OPAL’s mission by overseeing OPAL’s transit justice initiatives, including Bus Rider Unite (BRU) and associated campaigns. This Community Organizer position is a member of the OPAL Organizing Team, and will be working closely with the current BRU Organizer. This is a full-time, union-represented position.

Development Manager (Accepting Applications)

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The Development Manager will manage the organization’s foundation and individual fundraising. This position manages close to $1 million in a portfolio of grants and contracts. This is a full-time, union-represented position.

Communications & Narrative Strategy Coordinator (Not Currently Accepting Applications)

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The Communications & Narrative Strategy Coordinator will develop and advance OPAL’s strategic communications on climate and environmental justice issues and will play a lead role in amplifying the voices of frontline communities most impacted in the Portland metro region. This is a full-time, union-represented position.

Please feel free to reach out with questions regarding the application process, or any assistance needed at [email protected] and someone will be in touch as soon as they’re able.

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