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: Oregon

Travel: Statewide

Base Contract: $35,000-$40,000

Time: Through September, 2020


The primary role of the Tribal Community Coordinator is to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of tribal census and civic engagement activities with urban, off and on reservation tribal communities throughout Oregon. The Coordinator will organize logistics for activities of the #WeCountOregon team and other partner organizations to carry out effective strategies that amplify the voices of Native people in civic engagement and policy advocacy arenas. 

WCO Responsibilities:

  • Planning & Training  

  • Facilitate the development of culturally-responsive training materials  

  • Facilitate and track trainings

  • Support Tribal liaisons to build and execute Census outreach plans and capturing the data to report out on activities.

  • Coordinate logistics of team training and planning sessions  

  • Documentation of meetings, sending meeting notes and reminders of deadlines to ensure work happens as designed. 

  • Tracking participation in trainings, events, and meetings to support reporting

  • Provide reports on project goals 

  • Attend statewide meetings that focus on tribal outreach efforts

DHC Responsibilities:

  • Participation in organizational staff meetings  

  • Abide by legal requirements and company policies and procedures  

  • Operate within budget  

  • Maintain an approved work plan at all times  

  • Participate in funder deliverables and evaluation as directed  

  • Maintenance of organization and program records in database  

  • Other duties as designated by Project Director



  • At least 3 years experience in community organizing, project management and 

  • policy advocacy  

  • Personal qualities of professionalism, integrity, confidentiality and reliability  

  • A commitment to the Native community, mentorship and leadership 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Native American Studies, Community Development or Public 

  • Administration or equivalent experience 

  • Direct experience working with Native Americans 

  • Professional references and/or tribal community recommendations  

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends  

  • Ability to work with a team of Black, Indigenous and Women of Color leaders and

  • organizations

  • Strong communications skills

  • Ability to travel extensively throughout Oregon  

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Position includes desk work as well as fieldwork


This is an independent contractor position with Dancing Hearts Consulting through September, 2020. Interview finalist will take place in person on January 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. 

Tribal Community Coordinator