About Dancing Hearts Consulting: Dancing Hearts Consulting (DHC) is a progressive consulting firm that curates innovative ideas, programs, and campaigns to test emerging strategies that change the game to win long-term change for the people most impacted by systemic oppression. DHC crafts values-driven campaigns that build power for those most impacted by systemic oppression: Black people, women of color, indigenous people, immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQIA folks. We partner with social justice and philanthropic leaders to create a more reflective, responsive, and accountable American democracy.

 

DHC was launched in June of 2017 by Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett who has earned a solid reputation as a savvy electoral strategist, a seasoned political organizer, and a power-building innovator among social justice activists and philanthropic leaders.

About the Oregon #WeCountOregon Campaign: The #WeCountOregon campaign is a coordinated statewide effort to ensure that every Oregonian—including people of color, Native people, children under 5, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, and multiple family homes—are counted in the 2020 US Census. The #WeCountOregon campaign will work in rural and urban communities around Oregon in 2020 to ensure that the Census is equitable, fair, and just.

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Hiring: Independent Contractor

Location: Portland, Oregon

Salary: $65,000 - $75,000

Description:

The Field Director will build and execute the Dancing Hearts Consulting #WeCountOregon Campaign, an initiative to ensure that the 2020 Oregon Census is equitable, fair, and just. The Field Director will provide campaign leadership and coordination of a robust team of Census Coordinators, manage a paid field team, and represent the campaign with community partners, governmental partners, and other stakeholders. This position reports directly to the DHC Principal.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute the plan, systems, and processes for a successful field campaign

  • Lead and manage a team of paid canvassers to ensure that campaign contact goals are being met

  • Coordinate and support Census Coordinators to execute paid and volunteer field efforts

  • Coordinate and align field efforts with communications, data, and training needs to ensure that campaign goals are met

  • Manage and maintain Portland Office and campaign budget

  • Represent the campaign with multiple audiences and stakeholders including funders, organizations, social service organizations, and government agencies.

  • Conduct training multiple audiences and stakeholders including funders, organizations, social service organizations, and government agencies.

  • Identify ways to blend innovation and nuance into field operations

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and track record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities

  • 3+ years of experience executing a field campaign

  • 3+ years of experience managing a budget and supervising

  • Advance knowledge of VAN

  • Ability to lead and implement paid field operations

  • Ability to manage coalition and provide support to run paid field program

  • Thrives under pressure and works at a high-level

  • Excellent communication, reading, research, writing, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to interpersonal and political dynamics  and details.

  • Ability to work well independently and with a team

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours

  • This position requires the ability to travel 40% of the time.

 

Preferences:

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English; Chinese/English; other)

Field Director

Hiring: Independent Contractor

Location: Portland, Oregon

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Description:

The Communications Coordinator will build and execute the Dancing Hearts Consulting #WeCountOregon Campaign, an initiative to ensure that the 2020 Oregon Census is equitable, fair, and just. The Field Director will provide campaign leadership and coordination of a robust team of Census Coordinators, manage a paid field team and represent the campaign with community partners, governmental partners and other stakeholders. This position reports directly to the DHC Principal.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with and respond to requests from community partners, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders who want to learn more about how to get involved with the #WeCountOregon Campaign

  • Develop and deliver engaging Census 2020 education for various audiences.

  • Coordinate and align training efforts with communications, data, and training needs to ensure that campaign goals are met.

  • Support Census Coordinators, anchor organizations and Census Assistance Centers to develop and deliver culturally-specific training.

  • Conduct training multiple audiences and stakeholders including funder, organizations, social service organizations, and government agencies.

  • Represent the campaign with multiple audiences and stakeholders

  • Identify ways to blend innovation and nuance into the #WeCountOregon campaign

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and track record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.

  • Demonstrated ability to bring strategic 3+ years of experience executing a field campaign

  • Experience executing a political or social justice field outreach campaign

  • Experience managing partnerships and coalitions to work across issue and sector silos to advance shared goals.

  • Thrives under pressure and works at a high-level

  • Excellent communication, reading, research, writing, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to interpersonal and political dynamics and details.

  • Ability to work well independently and with a team

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours

  • This position requires the ability to travel 40% of the time.

 

Preferences:

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English; Chinese/English; other)

Community Engagement & Partnerships Coordinator

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