Census Engagement Organizer

May 7, 2020

Job Announcement: Census Engagement Organizer

Classification: Temporary, Part Time

Salary: $17 an hour

Reports to: Oregon Census Manager

 Location: Remote/Portland, OR

Duration of employment: Until the project has been completed as decided by the Oregon Census Manager

Deadline to apply: Open until filled


Forward Together transforms culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Since our founding in 1989, we have continually fought to dismantle the ways our society marginalizes us based on race, gender and sexuality. Today, we build courage and foster connection among our multi-racial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all families need to thrive.

Across our country, and in our organization, we envision communities where we are all at home, where we take care of and respect each other, and where everyone is better off. We value the shared leadership of people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and Indigenous people in building this future.

We are part of the  #WeCountOregon team, a coordinated statewide effort to ensure that every Oregonian—especially people of color, native people, children under 5, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, and multiple family homes—are counted in the 2020 US census.

Forward Together is looking for enthusiastic and qualified leaders to join our census engagement outreach team in 2020.


Forward Together and #WeCountOregon are looking to build political power for communities of color during the 2020 census. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to engage in campaign and community organizing.


  • Ability to work 5 hours per day, on scheduled workdays
  • Ability to attend mandatory trainings
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Access to Internet, Laptop with functioning mic and cam, phone, and a quiet working space
  • Must be on time, drug and alcohol-free during work hours
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to take direction and feedback
  • Goal-oriented
  • Not required, but previous campaign experience is a plus
  • Not required, but previous Zoom experience is a plus

 Outreach team will work up to 24 hours a week on the following schedule:

  • Monday: 3:30PM-8:30PM
  • Tuesday: 3:30PM-8:30PM
  • Wednesday: 3:30PM-8:30PM
  • Thursday: 3:30PM-8:30PM

If you are interested in working with us but don’t have the capacity for 24 hours a week, we are open to arranging on-call shifts. The capacity for on-call shifts will be determined based on the needs of our program and as decided by our Oregon Census Manager.


Applicants can fill out the application by clicking on the following link:

People of color, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

To learn more about Forward Together visit our website: https://forwardtogether.org