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Unite Oregon

Position Title: Criminal Justice Policy Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Duration: Full Time, Ongoing

Hours: 40 hours/week

Compensation: $ 45,000 to $ 48,000 per year; generous and progressive benefits


Unite Oregon is seeking an energetic,  experienced and culturally responsive Criminal Justice Policy Director to lead Unite Oregon’s strategies for implementation of the key goals of Oregon’s End Profiling Act as well as to advance new criminal justice policy solutions in Oregon.  Unite Oregon is a 501c3 grassroots community organization with three chapters, in Portland, Beaverton, and Medford, Oregon. Unite Oregon empowers and develops leaders to become agents of change in the areas of racial justice, police accountability and reform, immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing and living wages. We work to eliminate systemic inequities, including law enforcement policies and practices that lead to criminalization and high rates of incarceration, detention, deportation, and family separation.

All of Unite Oregon’s racial justice campaigns are framed to include allied populations who are likewise experiencing oppression.   The End Profiling Act bans profiling based not only on race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion, but also on language, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, income, housing status, physical/mental disability or medical condition. Unite Oregon is building a unified intercultural movement for justice in our state.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead Unite Oregon’s Criminal Justice Reform Program – Develop model policies that can be implemented at the local, city, and state levels by working collaboratively with coalition partners, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
  • Campaign Development and Base Building – Identify and implement opportunities for the public to take action in support of criminal justice reform.  Increase opportunities for Unite Oregon supporters and potential supporters to be involved.
  • Community Education and Training – Develop popular education training tools that will support Unite Oregon’s criminal justice reform’s core strategy and focus.
  • Coalition Support – Be responsible for logistics, materials, and coordination of coalition meetings and updates.
  • Communications Teamwork –  Work with Unite Oregon Communications Manager to publish profiling stories, produce op-eds, launch social media campaign using proactive framing.
  • Administration – Manage timely database recordkeeping and reporting, create goals, objectives and individual work plans for all staff and volunteers; monitor implementation of goals.


●       Minimum of 2 years professional work experience in criminal justice policy field

●       Understanding and commitment to racial justice

●        Lived experience and understanding of impacted communities

●       Familiarity with legislative process and legislative advocacy

●       Commitment to and understanding of equity and inclusion work

●        Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to work within diverse communities, with a diverse, multicultural staff, board, membership, and partners of various backgrounds

●       Experience managing member database

●       Exceptionally organized, excellent communicator

●       Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of the position evolve

How to Apply

Submit digital package (PDF preferred) to gro.nogeroetinunull@enelrad


●       Cover letter (2 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.

●       A resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments

For more information, please email questions to Associate Director, Darlene Huntress: gro.nogeroetinunull@enelrad








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