Job Description: Bilingual Small Business Organizer

Location: Portland, Oregon

General Purpose: The Main Street Alliance of Oregon (MSA OR) seeks a part-time Bilingual Small Business Organizer to recruit and develop a base of small business owners to support progressive issues.

About the Main Street Alliance of Oregon: Main Street Alliance of Oregon is a coalition of over 3500 independently owned small businesses across the state that brings forward the voices of Oregon’s small business owners on public policy and economic development issues. Our advocacy promotes vibrant small businesses and healthy communities, and fosters leadership development of socially responsible business leaders.  Too often, small businesses are “spoken for” by corporate lobbyists who claim to represent us but are really pushing a Big Business agenda. We’re changing that by creating opportunities for Oregon’s small business owners to speak for themselves – face to face with decision-makers, at public events and through the media.  For more information about the Main Street Alliance of Oregon, visit oregon.mainstreetalliance.org.  

Job Description: The Main Street Alliance of Oregon is seeking a Small Business Organizer  to recruit small business support. The canvasser will help us recruit and mobilize our small business membership base; develop small business owners into dynamic, socially responsible small business leaders; and support local, state, and federal campaigns for economic justice, tax fairness, racial justice and  immigrant rights, and other issues.  We are seeking a candidate who is energetic, willing to learn, and has a passion for justice.

The duties of Small Business Organizer focus primarily on grassroots organizing and leadership development, campaign execution, and partner and ally relationship building.

Campaign Execution

Grassroots Outreach & Leadership Development


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To apply, email a cover letter, resume and references to Khanh at khanh@mainstreetalliance.org. With subject line: Small Business Organizer. Deadline: September 1st 2017.

Inclusion Statement: We are looking for committed, enthusiastic people with a sense of humor to join our organizing team! The Main Street Alliance of Oregon is committed to equal opportunity, and is considering applicants of all races, gender, ages, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religion, and abilities. We urge people of color, and experienced organizers and activists of all backgrounds, to apply.