ROP is hiring an Organizer!

Rural Organizing Project

Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups that work to create communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people, the need for equal access to justice, and the right to self-determination. ROP was founded by and for small town Oregonians in response to far right organizing and backlash in rural and small town Oregon.

Rural Organizing Project will be hiring an organizer in 2016 to build and strengthen the movement for justice in rural and small town Oregon. This position requires working from home, travel to visit member human dignity groups around the state and occassional travel to ROP’s Scappoose or Cottage Grove offices. This is a rolling hire with interested applicants encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, January 15th. Start date is flexible.

Ideal applicants have a demonstrated ability to mobilize grassroots communities to confront power, an understanding of issues impacting small town communities, experience organizing with working class people, an enthusiasm for travel and excellent communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants living in rural communities.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and Capacity Building: develop individual and organizational relationships with local human dignity groups through ongoing communication (in-person, email, phone) that grows the capacity of each group (including leadership development, membership recruitment, database and other communication technology, fundraising).
  • Education and Mobilization: coordination, development, and implementation of programs and campaigns that build and engage the membership of ROP at local and statewide collective levels in a wide range of intersecting issues including gender, economic, and racial justice and democracy.

We are a small group of dedicated organizers working from different communities around the state. Staff work as a close team and are accountable to each other, a grassroots Board of Directors and our member human dignity groups. Excellent communication skills are a must in order to maintain relationships with leaders across the state and to work collaboratively with the rest of the ROP staff team over distance.

People living in rural or small town communities, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply. All applicants are encouraged to review our website at before applying. Questions may be directed to

To apply, please mail or email a resume with a cover letter describing your interest in this position to:

Cara Shufelt –
Rural Organizing Project
PO Box 1350
Scappoose, OR 97056

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