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Thank you for your interest in working with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. We are currently hiring for the following position:

Clean Air Organizer - Marion County, OR (click here for PDF)


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

Job Announcement: Clean Air Organizer

Oregon PSR seeks a dynamic, skilled organizer to join our Healthy Climate Program team and work for clean air in Marion County by advocating for responsible alternatives to waste incineration.

Guided by the expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate, and promote peace. Oregon PSR is committed to creating a culture of Equity and Justice in our organization and in the world. Our work for climate and energy justice includes bringing the health perspective to campaigns for a just transition to a healthy energy system. To learn more, visit

Position Summary: The Clean Air Organizer will work closely with staff, volunteers, and partners to coordinate a campaign for responsible alternatives to waste incineration in Oregon as a part of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Failing Incinerators Project.

Supervision: The Clean Air Organizer will report to the Healthy Climate Program Director and work as part of a cohort of GAIA Failing Incinerators Project staff tackling waste incineration across the country. Supervision will primarily occur in Marion County or via phone call.

Location: The position is based in Marion County, Oregon, with travel to Portland and elsewhere in Oregon for events and coalition meetings. Occasional travel within the US for GAIA meetings.

Hours: Primarily weekdays with some weekend and evening work required.

Compensation: This is a full time, 40-hour a week, exempt position with generous benefits including one month paid vacation, health, dental, complementary and alternative medical care, and retirement match. Salary range: $40,000-$44,000, depending on experience.

Major Responsibilities:

The Clean Air Organizer is responsible for coordinating a campaign for clean air in Marion County by advocating for responsible alternatives to waste incineration. This work will be a part of Oregon PSR’s Healthy Climate Program and will be coordinated with the Clean Air Workgroup of the Oregon Just Transition Alliance as well as other organizers affiliated with the GAIA Failing Incinerators Project. Duties will include:

  • Developing and executing a campaign plan to support responsible alternatives to waste incineration in Marion County, Oregon
  • Coordinating with allies that include frontline communities most impacted by waste incineration such as farmworkers and the Latinx community, health professionals, other GAIA Failing Incinerators Project cohort members around the country, and partner organizations in Oregon
  • Creating research reports, fact sheets, social media posts, and other materials to support the campaign
  • Communicating with elected officials, government agencies and other decision-makers about zero waste and responsible alternatives to waste incineration
  • Leading the waste incineration campaign within the Oregon Just Transition Alliance coalition’s Clean Air Workgroup
  • Informing Oregon PSR members and partners about opportunities for action to support the campaign for alternatives to waste incineration
  • Participating in Oregon PSR’s organizational activities, including our ongoing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work


  • Have a minimum of two years of experience with community organizing, political organizing, and/or engaging with policymakers
  • Be proficient in Spanish
  • Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Support the mission of Oregon PSR
  • Have existing relationships and connections in Marion County
  • Have a commitment to organizing through a social and racial justice lens
  • Ability to motivate and engage diverse constituencies
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal communication
  • Be highly organized and comfortable with a fast-paced environment  
  • Display a positive and outgoing attitude
  • Work well independently and with a team

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong candidate for this position will:

  • Have an understanding of climate and energy issues as they relate to human health
  • Demonstrate experience with social media and digital organizing
  • Background in health or science fields 

Application Instructions: 

Send a résumé, cover letter, and three references as a single PDF document to with the subject line “Clean Air Organizer Position” to apply. The priority deadline for applications is November 15th, 2019. Applications will be accepted after November 15th on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Oregon PSR is committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and abilities to apply. We especially welcome applicants from communities on the frontlines of climate disruption and air pollution to apply for this position.