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Healthy Democracy Oregon seeks Outreach and Research Coordinator

NCDD member Tyrone Reitman sent us this opening to share with the network…

Healthy Democracy Oregon is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007.  The mission of the organization is to develop and implement innovative political reforms based upon deliberative methods of public engagement.  The organization is currently focused on a reform to Oregon’s ballot initiative process, called the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR). The Citizens’ Initiative Review is an application of the Citizens Jury model of public deliberation, designed to evaluate ballot measures, and provide voters with a new source of clear, useful, and trustworthy information during elections.  A bill passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2009 allows for one to three Reviews will be conducted during the 2010 election cycle.  Healthy Democracy Oregon is currently working to convene these Reviews in August, 2010.

Healthy Democracy Oregon is seeking an Outreach & Research Coordinator.  The Outreach and Research Coordinator will raise awareness of the Citizens’ Initiative Review though community event organizing, and public relations work both with print media and online.  The Outreach & Research Coordinator will also work with HDO’s Directors and Staff to coordinate presentations, and conduct background research, for the Citizens’ Initiative Reviews.  The ideal applicant for this position will have both strong communications and research skills.

Download the February 23, 2010 job announcement for more details.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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