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Development and Communications Assistant at Unite Oregon

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Campus Compact of Oregon


Host Site Name: Center for Intercultural Organizing (DBA - Unite Oregon)
Department: Development and Communications
Location: 1390 SE 122 nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233
Position Title: Development and Communications Assistant

Summary of Position and Project Goal:
As a VISTA, you will help end poverty and build power for immigrants, refugees, and Black,
Indigenous, People of Color (IR-BIPOC) in Oregon by assisting with increasing Unite Oregon’s
development and communications capacity, allowing us to reach more IR-BIPOC people and
people experiencing poverty across Oregon each year through our direct service, leadership
development, civic engagement, community organizing, and advocacy programs. Major
functions include supporting development and communications at Unite Oregon, assisting with a
20th anniversary fundraiser, building out communications infrastructure, designing assets for
marketing and development purposes, creating and maintaining a development calendar,
leading documentation of our programs, assisting with grant writing and direct donor initiatives,
and more. As a VISTA, you will serve our communities through indirect service. The programs
and processes you develop will have a direct impact on our communities and build our enduring
capacity for Unite Oregon.
Applicants should have a four year degree in any discipline with significant emphasis on writing
or communications, OR four years of relevant work experience or a combination thereof. The
ideal applicant works well with diverse, multilingual communities, is detail-oriented and has a
strong understanding of systemic oppression and social justice issues. The applicant should
have experience with fundraising, communications, collateral design, and development work.

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

● Assist with development tasks (direct donor outreach, report writing, management/creation of
grants calendar and tracking tools, research and identify prospects, solicit in-kind donations,
● Assist with communications tasks (designing newsletters, social media assets,
communications strategy, marketing, etc.)
● Assist with fundraising events
● Create and lead internal documentation efforts of our programs (photos, videos, etc.)

Marginal Responsibilities:

● Assist with grant writing
● Donor support/communications

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Responsibilities:
● Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required trainings and events
● Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required progress
reports, timesheets, and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

● 18 years and older
● Must have at least an Associates Degree or equivalent credits
● Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
● A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or DACA recipient
● Able to serve full-time for 365 days
● Ability to pass a criminal history background check

Site Specific Requirements:
● Must have reliable access to internet
● Must be able to work for 8 hours a day on a computer
● Must be proficient in English with strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:
● Development experience
● Communications experience
● Proficient in Google Docs
● Experience in designing assets using Canva, Photoshop, or other design software
● Experience in photo or video editing is a plus, but not required
● Must have a strong foundation in racial justice and equity, working with diverse populations,
LGBTQIA2S+ populations

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:
● A living allowance of $16,617 (for VISTAs serving in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah,
Washington, and Yamhill counties)
● A living allowance of $13,362 (for VISTAs serving in any other county of Oregon)
● An education award of $6,195 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of
● Relocation allowance of $550 and mileage - based reimbursement if moving more than 50
miles to serve
● Health benefits
● Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
● Child care (if eligible)
● Training and professional development opportunities
● Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
● Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service

Site Specific Benefits:
Flexible options to work remotely or in-office (once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
Access to a Unite Oregon chrome book for the duration of the term
$150 professional development fund
Access to Unite Oregon mandatory staff trainings on various topics (disability justice, trans
justice, anti-Black racism, abolitionism, etc.).

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About Campus Compact of Oregon


620 SW 5th Ave. Suite 910, Portland, OR 97204, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Campus Compact of Oregon convenes and supports the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon. OUR EQUITY STATEMENT As a racial justice and educational equity organization, we owe it to ourselves, our partners, and the communities that we collaborate with to strive for the utmost integrity. With this, we seek to dismantle harmful systems that perpetuate hate, xenophobia, and ignorance while working to center those most impacted by institutional, systemic, and interpersonal oppression: Black Indigenous & People of Color, LGBTQAI2++ people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, and people with disabilities. ​


Campus Compact of Oregon is the only statewide organization working with private, public, four-year, and two-year institutions of higher education, and the only regional or state Compact welcoming K12 schools and education nonprofits as members. We embrace our unique position to strengthen educational equity in Oregon through a focus on racial justice, community engaged learning, and college and K12 partnership. Take a look at how we do this through our programs.

Campus Compact of Oregon currently operates four AmeriCorps programs: an AmeriCorps VISTA program, Summer VISTA, and two state/national projects Connect2Complete and College Access Corps. All Campus Compact of Oregon programs are committed to promoting racial equity and social justice, and eliminating inequities that exist in Oregon in postsecondary access and success for students of color and first generation students. National service members are placed at colleges, universities, K12 schools, or education nonprofits and work with a supervisor at this host site. Each of our programs achieve this mission in a slightly different way.



We'll work with your schedule.


1390 Southeast 122nd AvenuePortland, OR 97233



  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, full time

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