Job Opportunities

Be a part of our dedicated staff

Major Gifts Director

Oregon Environmental Council is hiring a Major Gifts Director. The Major Gifts Director works with staff, board and friends of OEC to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from both prospects and existing donors; coordinate and support fundraising volunteers; actively participate in organizational fundraising campaigns; work with staff to develop and implement strategy to increase giving from new and long-term donors and build and maintain key external relationships.


Legislative Director

Oregon Environmental Council is hiring a Legislative Director to advance our collaborative, proactive, bipartisan policy agenda. The Legislative Director is Oregon Environmental Council’s voice in Oregon’s Capitol and other policy-making settings; cultivates relationships with lawmakers, lobbyists, and other influencers; and works in close collaboration with our program staff to develop and execute our policy campaigns.



Working with us

Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) has been ranked among the top 10 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon—often ranking #1—since Oregon Business magazine began the ranking in 2009.

Our employees are valued experts in their field. We strive to appreciate them in both words—as a regular part of our staff meetings—and in actions, through a supportive management structure, flexible hours and generous benefits.

Benefits include four weeks of paid vacation (three the first year) and 11 holidays, health insurance for employees and their families, cafeteria plan and commuter choice tax benefits, contributions to retirement after one year of employment (including a first-of-their-kind series of fossil-free and no-carbon 401k investment tools shaped by OEC), and more.

OEC is actively working to advance the core values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our hiring, workplace culture, programs and policy, internal operations, and leadership role in the environmental community. To learn more, see our Partners and Diversity webpage.

OEC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to or call 503-222-1963 x102 to let us know the nature of your request.

We strive for an efficient hiring process that keeps applicants in the loop. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question about your application.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Oregon Environmental Council that our organization does not discriminate in its leadership, staffing, or service on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation, or religious belief.

Resources to help you find a job working for the environment

If you are seeking a job or volunteer opportunity working for the environment, please see OEC’s Jobseeker Resources in the Environment fact sheet.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please visit our Volunteer page to find out about opportunities to help OEC work to protect our land, air and water here in Oregon.

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