Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is a Non-profit, Community Action Agency (CAP) organization providing Community Services through federal, state and local agencies. Locations include Mt. Vernon, Moses Lake, Pasco, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, Seattle, Wenatchee, Omak and Yakima.

Our Mission is to promote human services, economic development, and affordable housing. We have been providing education and employment support to communities since 1971.

Our vision is to assist families with life's challenges.

We are proud to employ a diverse workforce to deliver job training in communities where the need is great.

It is the policy of OIC to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their marital status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

OIC of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids/services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY relay, call 1-800-833-6388.

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Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator YAKIMA  (Full Time)
Select Location: Yakima


Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator


Position Overview:

As the Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator for OIC of Washington this position will support the coordination and implementation of project activities related to assessment, capacity-building, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator will liaise with government and community partners and community residents strategically to advance equity and opportunity initiatives. Cultivating and maintaining effective, collaborative working relationships with residents, government personnel, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders from selected geographic areas to be involved in public policy campaigns and related topics focusing on equity and employment opportunities. Providing engagement, leadership, and support delivered in the forms of individual one-on-ones and small group sessions to resident leaders working to improve advocacy and community organizing skills.


Essential Duties:

  1. Articulate OIC of WA and Community Services missions to staff and clients and demonstrate a commitment to these missions.
  2. Promoting initiative aims and civic engagement through grassroots techniques Plans, organizes, and directs youth, volunteers, and community participants.
  3. Implementing communication plans and participating in new member orientations.
  4. Designing, coordinating, and facilitating meetings, trainings, education, and presentations for individuals and communities. 
  5. Planning special events in collaboration with community residents for the purpose of meeting project activities and objectives Supports members, program participants, and staff in achieving their goals through motivational support and guidance.
  6. Administrative & Work Plan Implementation.
  7. Provides day-to-day management, support, and progress-tracking of activities assigned to interns and resident leaders acting in a volunteer capacity.
  8. Gathers community data in the fashion of one-on-ones and small group sessions to support project activities and objectives.
  9. Assists in writing and preparing drafts of all reports necessary to maintain funding.
  10. Coordinates and maintains social media presence for the collaborative and its initiatives.
  11. Implements program policies and procedures as directed by supervisor.
  12. Attends all mandatory meetings and trainings.
  13. Coordinate and provide details of OIC of WA community events to other agencies and organizations to ensure the target communities receive the details of the events.
  14. Provides outreach by attending or participating in community events to provide the target community areas the information provided by the services of OIC of WA.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


Our generous benefits package includes:







Retirement (OIC of WA contribution)

403b employee contribution

Paid Time Off (PTO)

11 Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Agency Wide Training

Agency Wide Community Events


Minimum Qualifications:AA Degree (BA Degree preferred)

Two (2) years’ experience in a leadership role

Two (2) years’ experience working in a community based organization

OR Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education

Job Location:Yakima


 Salary Range:$21.83-$28.45



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