Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation‐minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other conservation/progressive nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region.
This coming year we will be tackling everything from finalizing Colorado’s state water plan and mobilizing action to protect our climate, to moving key public lands and wilderness bills which will preserve iconic places in Colorado like Browns Canyon. Conservation Colorado seeks employees and interns who will bring vision, smarts, energy, and passion to their work. We welcome diversity and can adjust position requirements to match the needs of applicants when necessary.For information on the Becca Strelitz Internship Program, click here.
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Protégete Community Organizer
Community Organizer – Protégete: Our Air, Our Health
Location: West Denver/Jefferson County
Deadline for submission: January 23, 2017
Work schedule: Full time, non-exempt
Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Community Organizer for Protégete: Our Air, Our Health, our Latino organizing program. Community Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training and mobilizing Latino volunteers on critical environmental issues facing Colorado and the nation. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of engaging grassroots volunteers through community outreach and have a genuine interest in developing individuals’ and communities’ leadership. They will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced, independent work environment, work well in a team, and manage his or her own time effectively. This position presents an opportunity to work with Colorado’s most innovative team that is working on changing the power dynamics that lead to Environmental Injustice and making sure that Latinos are in the forefront of the new Environmental movement.
The Community Organizer will organize West Denver and Jefferson County, Colorado. The Community Organizer reports to the Protégete Organizing Manager. The Organizer is responsible for the following:
- Developing relationships with Latino community members and establishing active volunteer teams who can effectively advocate for environmental and community health issues;
- Recruiting and engaging volunteers, conduct trainings that identify and develop volunteer leaders and ensuring consistent turnout and active participation of volunteers in campaign activities;
- Using grassroots organizing methods such as: one-on-ones, community meetings and presentations and a well-developed ladder of engagement that moves volunteers into increasing leadership roles;
- Working collaboratively with team members to organize events such as: neighborhood meetings, press conferences and forums on a frequent basis and ensure volunteer participation;
- Engaging in intensive outreach including phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, street outreach and other outreach tactics with the organizing team;
- Tracking work meticulously and accurately in VAN (Voter Activation Network) and submitting weekly reports on volunteer recruitment and cultivation;
- identifying, planning, and implementing relevant local campaigns in their communities
- Participating in achieving other organizational priorities, including fundraising, as the need arises, and general team support
We’re seeking a candidate who possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, is results-focused, highly driven, and is thoughtful and strategic. You should possess:
- A track record of cultivating strong relationships with and generating respect and trust from individuals and organizations;
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles;
- A passion for and an enjoyment of working with people;
- A genuine belief that empowered individuals are agents of change for their own communities;
- The highest level of integrity, confidentiality and workplace ethics.
- English (Professional)/ Spanish (Conversational)
Community organizing experience and familiarity with Colorado’s Latino, environmental, and/or progressive community are pluses but not requirements.
The position requires a willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Includes health/dental benefits, retirement with match, paid time off program and sabbatical program.
We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.
Please send a cover letter and resume by January 23rd to Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, Protégete Organizing Manager, at email@example.com. Please indicate in your letter where you saw this posting. No phone calls please.