Job Title: Operations and Engagement Coordinator

Reports To: Lead Advocate

Hours: 20 hours a week

Pay: .5 FTE, $19-$21 an hour, depending on experience.
Benefits: none

**This is a time-sensitive job announcement. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

SUMMARY: TheOperations Coordinator works closely with the Lead Advocate to advance the mission of racial justice nonprofit Brown Hope. Roles include: organizing events, managing social media channels; managing the e-newsletter; community outreach; managing the donor database; and managing bakery operations.

ABOUT BROWN HOPE: Brown Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in March 2018. Our mission is to lead community-grounded initiatives to make justice a lived experience for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Oregon. Our two recurring programs are Reparations Power Hour and Blackstreet Bakery. Blackstreet Bakery is an economic development program of Brown Hope. Blackstreet Bakery’s mission is to honor Mississippi Avenue as a historic home for Black Portlanders and to expand economic opportunities for Black people in plant-based baking. We operate a semi-weekly pop-up vegan bakery, with the intent to make enough revenue to pay a living wage to Black people and grow Blackstreet Bakery into a sustainable long-term venture.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY: Q Center is an emerging nonprofit in Portland, which boasts a robust online and media presence. Our high energy work environment encourages flexible work schedules and collaborative leadership.


  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including excellent oral, written and listening communication.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and passion for improving the community Brown Hope aims to serve.

  • Knowledge and experience with social justice issues and a culturally responsive equity, diversity, and inclusion framework.

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and decisively.

  • Proficiency in: Google Office, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, plus ability to quickly learn additional software.

  • Excellent organizational skills, such as convening meetings, scheduling, and note taking.

  • Willing to improve with a learning and entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Ability to think strategically while paying attention to detail and meeting deadlines.

  • Experience with project management, event planning, and event coordination.

  • Requires travel to offsite meetings and a valid driver’s license is preferred but other forms of transportation are acceptable as long as position requirements are met in a timely manner.


Operations: Support administrative operations for Brown Hope, primarily focusing on Blackstreet Bakery.

  1. Assist Brown Hope’s Lead Advocate in weekly coordination and management of operational activities.

  2. Monitor, control, and manage operations to meet program expectations and goals.

  3. Provide direction and guidance to internal teams to achieve performance targets.

  4. Maintain clear and accurate operations documents/procedures for reference purposes.

  5. Ensure volunteer coverage for event tasks and serve on-call for canceled volunteer shifts.

  6. Process catering orders, business agreements, invoices, fees and follow-ups.

  7. Keep the bakery commissary kitchen clean, neat, and well stocked.

  8. Coordinate donor

Engagement: Support the public presence of Brown Hope through communications and outreach activities.

  1. Support activities that advance Brown Hope’s and Blackstreet Bakery’s missions.

  2. Assist Brown Hope’s Lead Advocate in coordination of monthly Community meetings, and semi-monthly Reparations Power Hour events.

  3. Coordinate the regular creation of an e-newsletter to promote organizational visibility.

  4. Manage Brown Hope’s and Blackstreet Bakery’s social media presence, focusing on Facebook and Instagram.

  5. Conduct an outreach program to ensure that Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities are aware of Brown Hope’s presence, impact, and engagement opportunities.

  6. Actively seek out opportunities to collaborate with community partners such as other non-profits, local business and community leaders for collective impact.

  7. Willingly and cooperatively perform other duties that may not be in job description.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily within an office environment. It requires frequent lifting of furniture and 25 lbs. equipment, reading, writing, use of the computer and telephone, mobility in the 6,500 sq. foot space, and on occasion, travel by car or transit.

Work is primarily sedentary within an office environment, meeting space, or remote location. It requires reading, writing, use of the computer and telephone, occasional on-call cleaning, and frequent travel by car or transit.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This posting will be removed by 5pm March 24th at the latest, or removed earlier if the position is filled.Expected start date is March 28th.

Submit your application via email with a resume and answers to the three application questions below to The subject line MUST BE: [last name] Operations and Engagement Coordinator Application. Qualified applicants will be invited to complete a pre-interview draft operations plan activity, followed by an in-person interview.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS: Answers to these questions are required in order to be considered for this position. Limit your answers to no more than 150 words per question. If your individual answers are longer than 150 words each, all words past the 150 limit will not be considered.

Question 1: Share a brief biography about who you are and your professional goals.

Question 2: Describe your experience working with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.

Questions 3: Describe your experience with veganism and animal justice.