Deadline to apply: Opened until filled (applications will be considered on a rolling basis)
Position Overview: Main Street Alliance (501(c)(3)) and Main Street Alliance Action Fund (501(c)(4)) seeks a Small Business Organizer to focus on building small business leadership in Oregon. The Organizer will work with Main Street Alliance staff and state staff to develop a coordinated organizing plan, conduct direct canvass-based outreach to recruit small business owners, develop small business leaders, and mobilize small business owners to impact decision-makers, opinion leaders and the media. This position involves frequent travel around the state.
The Main Street Alliance of Oregon works to provide small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues across the nation. Our advocacy promotes vibrant businesses and healthy communities, and fosters leadership development of socially responsible business leaders.
MSA OR is exciting to fill multiple roles that will expose the right candidates to our organization’s Membership Development, Communications and Policy Departments. Candidates must be self starters and eager to learn and work with staff members.
MSA OR is seeking an intern to assist our Economic and Business Development department. The intern will work closely with the State Director and Outreach Coordinator and experience day-to-day work inside a statewide small business organization. Further, the intern will help develop and implement a membership values program, support business development, research small business policy and drive the organization’s fundraising effort.
The Policy Fellow will develop and implement various Main Street Alliance OR functions including research and draft state and local small business policies on issues including affordability and access to capital. Further, the Fellow will work with staff and small business members to strategize long-term policy program that advance a small business platform.
The Communication Internship is a great opportunity to learn and cultivate communications and marketing skills. Individuals who may be a good fit for this position include those with interests in journalism, politics, public relations/marketing, social media for professional purposes, writing, and other related fields. Also, a successful applicant will have good writing skills as well as an understanding of communication planning and the digital media landscape. Position supports research, media relations and social media.