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.
Community Organizer - Protégete: Our Air, Our Health
Location: North Denver/Commerce City Community Organizer
Deadline for submission: July 8, 2016
Work schedule: Full time
Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Community Organizer for Protégete: Our Air, Our Health, Conservation Colorado’s 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. He or she will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced 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 North Denver and Commerce City, 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 ensure consistent turn out and active participation of volunteers in campaign activities;
- Using grassroots organizing methods such as: one-on-ones, house 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;
- Participating in achieving other organizational priorities as the need arises
We’re seeking a candidate who possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, is results-focused, highly driven, and are 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.
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.
English (Professional)/ Spanish (Conversational)
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 welcome diversity and can adjust position requirements to match the needs of applicants when necessary. Offices and buildings are totally smoke-free. Conservation Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday June, 27th to Eddie Soto, Protégete Organizing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Communications Coordinator
Digital Communications Coordinator
Deadline for submission: July 4, 2016
Work Schedule: Full-time
Conservation Colorado is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator based in Denver who will bring vision, smarts, energy, and passion to his/her work. The Digital Communications Coordinator will work on the Communications Team, bringing strategy and talent to the digital communications sphere in order to influence policy and advocate for environmental change.
The position will manage digital media platforms in order to engage the public, build an activist base, and implement Conservation Colorado’s campaign goals. The position is based in Denver but may require some travel throughout the Front Range and the state.
About Conservation Colorado
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 nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This year we will be tackling issues such as working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations, implementing policies to cut carbon pollution, and moving public lands and wilderness bills that will protect iconic places in Colorado.
The Digital Communications Coordinator, who reports to the Communications Director, is responsible for the following:
- Coordinate and track long-term and short-term digital communications needs of multiple staff and campaigns to ensure smooth execution of organizational priorities;
- Maintain the website with consistent, fresh, and relevant content;
- Design highly effective and cutting-edge digital strategies, create social media content and posts, and track reach and influence of organic and paid digital content;
- Work closely with the Communications Director to strategize and execute savvy digital advertising;
- Build and maintain a photo bank;
- Design and create graphics and visuals for use in digital and print communications;
- Lead and/or participate in the writing or creation of other communications materials as needed, such as: organizational videos, blog or Medium posts, factsheets, fliers, etc.;
- Participate in all other aspects of the communications program including online base building, earned media, collecting stories, and improvement of internal communications processes;
- Engage communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies;
- Actively participate in achieving other organizational priorities as needed, including fundraising efforts.
We’re seeking a strategic thinker & problem solver who is results-focused, highly-driven, possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and is organized and meticulous. You should possess:
- A passion for protecting Colorado’s land, air, water, and people through citizen action;
- Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Medium, WordPress, Flickr, etc., and a willingness to learn new ones;
- Demonstrated experience in graphic design, preferably Photoshop and Illustrator;
- Experience with social media advertising and targeting, including drafting audience-specific content, strategizing ad placement, and executing ad buys;
- Experience creating messaging or organizing racially, politically, ethnically, and/or geographically diverse communities;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work independently;
- Excellent organization and time management skills, the ability to deliver products on tight deadlines, and ability to maintain grace under pressure;
- Professionalism to act as a representative of Conservation Colorado in myriad situations and circumstances; and
- Ability to interact and engage easily and naturally with anyone, regardless of their background, knowledge of our issues, or involvement with our organization.
Spanish/English bilingual is nice, but not a requirement. The position requires a willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
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 July 4th, 2016 to Jessica Goad, Communications Director, at email@example.com. In your email please include where you saw this job posting. No phone calls please.