Creation Justice Coordinator

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/19/2024

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to or apply below. Position open until filled.

PURPOSE: To coordinate the Creation Justice program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) through community organizing, policy advocacy, and administrative and program support.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of EMO as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the Executive Director and their delegates.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director.

DIRECT REPORTS: Interns and volunteers.

LOCATION: EMO Central Office, some work may be done from home.

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, 16 hours/week, non-exempt.

BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $23.94 hourly. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee training.


  1. Support congregation-based Creation Justice (CJ) programs throughout the state by sharing resources and knowledge, visiting programs, and participating in their events.
  2. Coordinate with national and international partners, such as Interfaith Power & Light, IMIrJ, Together Lab, Oregon Synod, Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice, EcoFaith Recovery, Salem-Keizer Interfaith Network, Interfaith Earthkeepers of Eugene/Springfield, Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee, etc.
  3. Collaborate with organizations working on environmental and climate justice such as Verde, 350PDX (and other 350 groups), Sunrise groups, Oregon Just Transition Alliance, Oregon Environmental Council, Climate Solutions, Consolidate Oregon Indivisible Network’s Climate, Energy and Environment Team, NW Energy Coalition, Oregon Conservation Network, Portland Harbor Collaborative Group, and Divest Oregon, and organizations supporting practical solutions such as Oregon Clean Power Cooperative and Build Soil.
  4. Organize communities across the state through meetings, inviting participation in advocacy, and encouraging individuals and green teams to join our Green Circles.
  5. Organize and support public policy advocacy and actions by participating in climate advocacy campaigns, organizing constituents to participate in legislative meetings and public testimony, and create the annual Creation Justice advocacy team.
  6. Work in conjunction with the development team, secure funding for Creation Justice projects, and maintain the Creation Justice members database in Constant Contact.
  7. Plan and coordinate Creation Justice events including the Earth Summit.
  8. Provide administrative report for Creation Justice committee meetings.
  9. Respond to phone calls, manage routine correspondence, maintain social media communications, and draft email blasts.
  10. Assist with writing reports, articles for The Voice, and press releases.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and to maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

KNOWLEDGE: Two years of experience in the environmental or related field.

SKILLS: Able to work independently while maintaining a close relationship with team, supervisor and co-workers; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; Ability to travel statewide; Treat all individuals with respect and dignity.

EFFORT: High level of organization and prioritization skills; Candidate must have access to reliable transportation to scattered work sites and possess a valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

RESPONSIBILITY: Experience and comfort working with clients at offsite locations, for example: home visits, site visits, etc.; Self-starter.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicities, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture, and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Well-connected in the community.

Experience in the creation justice community.

Experience in the faith community.

Experience in fundraising.

Familiar with social media.


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.

Job Type: Part Time

Job Location: EMO Central Office

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