At Our Childrens Trust, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Our Childrens Trust believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.Our Mission: Our Childrens Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earths climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths legal actions. Our legal work guided byconstitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of natureaims to ensure systemic and science-based climate recovery planning and remedies at federal, state, and global levels.We seek legally-binding, countrywide and/or statewide science-based Climate Recovery Plans that will return atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to levels below 350 ppm by the year 2100.Position Summary: As a member of the Communications team, this position will help advance OCTs mission to protect youths constitutional rights to a safe climate by planning, promoting, and facilitating a range of in-person and on-line events to a diverse audience including donors, plaintiffs, attorneys, educational institutions, and the general public.Location: This position is based in Eugene, Oregon.Opportunity to work remotely may be considered for the right candidate.Key Responsibilities:Plan, promote, and facilitate all OCT-hosted online events and webinars, including working closely with CEE Director and members of OCT legal team to identify opportunities for new OCT-hosted events.Plan, coordinate, and facilitate all OCT-hosted in-person events including the management of all outsourced logistics contracting (permits, facilities, equipment, security, A/V, sanitation, advertising, visuals/art, etc.) and staff/client/contractor travel, accommodations, meals, etc. for all OCT related or hosted events, including but not limited to trial and other court rallies, VIP visits, press conferences, staff and client events and gatherings.Maximize and measure strategic impact of all OCT events and event participation.Identify and initiate new speaking and event engagement opportunities to maximize education and awareness of OCT cases, clients, and organizational mission, including online events/presentations to supplement K-12, college/university, and law school curricula.Direct contracting with and supervision of chaperones for clients as necessary during client travel.Field, vet, manage, coordinate, schedule and support all incoming speaking engagement requests.Additional ResponsibilitiesIdentify appropriate tools and resources, as well as design and deliver professional development trainings on a quarterly or semi-annual basis, for staff and clients participating in public speaking and event engagement.Collaborate with Earth Guardians Youth Litigation Mobilization Coordinator to plan and facilitate community engagement events in support of OCT clients and legal actions.Research and assess new and emerging tools for effective event engagement and presentation.Partner with CEE Director to assist with support and promotion of YOUTH V GOV film social impact campaign, including community film screenings and possible curricula distribution efforts online.Work with CEE Director to evaluate possible honoraria program for client speaking engagements.Minimum Qualifications: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and our hiring processes are centered on assessing candidates based on diverse lived experiences. We would encourage you to apply, even if you dont believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure of whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, contact us to discuss your application.Degree inhospitality, communications, public relations, or a related field.3-5 years of experience organizing and managing events.Exceptional event and project coordination skills.Exceptional organizational and communications skills.Experience planning and facilitating online events.Excellent writing skills.Experience managing external contractors.Experience coordinating travel logistics.Preferred Qualifications:Experience as a teacher, trainer, or facilitator.Experience with online educational events and curricula.Experience communicating with and/or working with young people.Creative, big picture thinking, and strategic planning abilities.Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesStrong communication skills, ensuring information is effectively exchanged with others.Ability to identify and solve problems with sound judgment and effective solutions.Respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and contributing to a positive work environment.Takes personal responsibility for job performance; receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embraces continuous improvement.Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis.Salary and Benefits:Salary range: $60,062 – $65,634. Benefits include 100% employer paid medical and dental for employee, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, SIMPLE IRA plan, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave including restorative leave after 6 years. This position is part of the OCTWA Bargaining Unit.Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Work is primarily performed in a standard office setting. Work is primarily performed Monday through Friday; however, evening and weekend hours may be necessary dependent upon deadlines and workload. The office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all work is remote.
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