Movement Building Director

The Movement Building Director (MBD) is a new, statewide position that will lead Oregon Recovers’ (OR) effort to mobilize the power of people in recovery—and their friends and families—to transform Oregon’s fractured and incomplete addiction recovery system. The position requires the development, management, implementation and evaluation of ambitious power-building and movement-building programs that integrate with Oregon Recovers civic engagement, coalition building and advocacy work.

The MBD reports to the Executive Director and works with the OR Steering and Policy Committee’s to leverage the intersection of elections, organizing, and advocacy to build and sustain a new activist constituency focused exclusively on reducing Oregon’s addiction rates and increasing recovery rates.  That will require the development of a strategic effort that builds local chapters, recruits and trains volunteer leaders and builds broad public support for sustained transformational reform.


  • Organizing: Identify multiple urban/suburban/rural communities within which to build a grassroots presence for Oregon Recovers. Facilitate the development of local work-plans and provide leader training and coaching as needed.
  • Leadership Development: Assist in the design and development of an annual statewide recovery summit and design/develop a statewide speaker’s bureau.
  • Outreach: Represent Oregon Recovers at community events, elected official town hall meetings, public forums, etc.  Participate in member mobilization and activist duties as needed, based on local priorities; manage state database of program activity and member activism.
  • Budget Management and Fundraising: Work with Executive Director to develop program budgets; participate and support organizational fundraising efforts; work with event staff to secure teams and organizational sponsors for annual “Walk for Recovery.”
  • Organizational Development & Support: Collaborate with Executive Director to develop and maintain a healthy, safe work environments and dynamic, inclusive organizational culture. Additionally, with the Executive Director and the Steering Committee, develop long-term goals and strategies for the organization.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • Familiarity with and passion for addiction recovery preferred;
  • Enthusiasm for working with a broad cross-section of Oregonians;
  • Two-years of experience as a field organizer or campaign worker;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers;
  • Experience in electoral, labor or community politics preferred;
  • Leadership, team-building and strategic planning ability;
  • Ability to work independently in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
  • Excellent problem-solving and relational skills;
  • Computer proficiency and strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability and enthusiasm to travel on a regular basis (current driver’s license and access to a car required);
  • Must be able to work irregular and long hours.

Please email your letter of interest and resume to and indicate Movement Building Director in the subject line. This role will continue our work to support the development of leadership with/in the recovery community in Oregon, and specifically within underserved populations like communities of color, rural Oregonians and Native Americans. Please share in your cover letter how your current or previous work has supported community organizing, especially for marginalized populations and reference your familiarity with addiction recovery..

Oregon Recovers is an equal opportunity employer. And, we’re also an organization that’s guided by people in recovery, who are also people of color, women, immigrants, queer people, and working-class people. We eagerly invite people in recovery, people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, gender nonconforming people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply for all open positions at Oregon Recovers.

This position is open until filled, and we’ll begin our applicant review process on November 26th, 2018.