Jobs

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.

Jobs

Protégete Organizing Manager

Organizer Manager – Protégete: Our Air, Our Health

Location: Denver, CO
Deadline for submission: September 15, 2016.
Work schedule: Full time

Position Overview

Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Organizer Manager for Protégete: Our Air, Our Health, Conservation Colorado’s Latino organizing program. The Organizing Manager should have experience building effective relationships with Latino communities and experience in community organizing and advocacy programs that recruit, train and mobilize Latinos. 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.

Job responsibilities

The Protégete Organizing Manager will supervise organizers in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe and Adams Counties.  The Protégete Organizing Manager reports directly to the Protégete Program Director. The Organizing Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Directly manage and support team of organizers;
  • Provide ongoing trainings and support to organizers to effectively recruit, train and mobilize Latino volunteers, including how to execute effective one-on-one’s, house meetings, phone banks and canvasses;
  • Conduct weekly organizing team meetings to discuss priorities, strategy, updates, and troubleshooting;
  • Design and implement grassroots organizing methods and a well-developed ladder of engagement to recruit, train and mobilize a base of Latino volunteers and activists;
  • Train organizers and activists in best practices for community outreach and work directly with our policy staff to ensure that we are designing the best grassroots organizing strategies to meet our policy goals, volunteer recruitment and leadership goals.
  • Develop strong relationships with local leaders in the Colorado Latino and conservation communities;
  • Work within the Voter Action Network (VAN) to track organizing metrics and ensure that the organizers are accountable to measurable goals.

Qualifications:

We’re seeking a candidate who possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, is results-focused, highly driven, and are thoughtful and strategic. You should possess:

  • Enthusiasm and a commitment to building the voice and leadership of the Latino community in Colorado
  • An interest in environmental activism
  • At least two years of community, issue, labor, or political organizing experience.
  • Experience with successful volunteer or membership recruitment.
  • Experience leading and managing teams
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Fluency in VAN (Voter Action Network)
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment

Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual (Spanish/ English), bicultural, and have Colorado experience or ties.

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.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by 9/15/16 to Hilda Nucete, Program Director of Protégete: Our Air, Our Health, at jobs@conservationco.org with “Resume: Protégete Organizer Manager” in the subject line. Position is open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Advocacy Director

Advocacy Director

Location: Denver
Deadline for submission: September 16, 2016
Work Schedule: Full-time

Conservation Colorado is seeking an Advocacy Director based in Denver who will bring vision, smarts, energy, and passion to our work protecting Colorado’s environment. The Advocacy Director will lead in the development and implementation of policy solutions and high-level strategic campaigns on priority conservation issues that will help solve some of the most pressing problems Colorado is facing today. This person will also serve as a key member of the senior leadership team.  

The position will leverage our power building work to make conservation policy priorities a reality at the state Capitol, in Congress and in various regulatory arenas. By working closely with the membership, organizing and communications teams, as well as directly overseeing our team of four issue area advocates, the Advocacy Director will ensure winning campaigns that build power and lead to environmental victories. This position provides vision and oversight to our legislative team and contract lobbyists and is responsible for making sure we are effectively using politics to forward our issues. The position is based in Denver but will require some travel throughout the state.

About Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservationminded 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 coming year we will be tackling everything from working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations and implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, to moving key public lands and wilderness bills that will protect iconic places in Colorado.

Job Responsibilities

The Advocacy Director, who reports to the Deputy Director, is responsible for the following:

    • Ensuring development of high-level strategic campaigns in priority issue areas;
    • Directly supervising team of advocates/issue experts as well as contract lobbyists and consultants;
    • Developing policy solutions and legislative strategy while overseeing implementation at the state Capitol;
    • Reaching out to coalition partners and diverse allies to build alliances on key campaigns;
    • Cultivating high-level relationships with decision-makers at the legislative, administrative and congressional levels as well as others in the community;
    • Leading and overseeing the organization’s direct election work with candidates and helping to ensure pro-conservation majorities in the state legislature;
    • Providing issue area expertise and staying informed about policy developments in the areas of climate change, clean energy, lands protection, water and dirty energy and their impacts on diverse populations;
    • Integrating sophisticated political analysis into all aspects of policy work;
    • Providing leadership and organizational vision as part of the organization’s senior staff team;
    • Coordinating with membership, organizing and communications teams to ensure power building and environmental wins;
    • Seeking out voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies;
    • Actively participating in achieving other organizational priorities as needed, including grant writing, fundraising events, and organizational planning efforts.
Qualifications

We’re seeking a strategic thinker & problem solver who is results-focused, highly-driven, organized and meticulous, and possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills. You should possess:

  • A passion for protecting Colorado’s land, air, water, and people through citizen action;
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain grace under pressure and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, ever changing environment;
  • Expertise creating winning campaign plans and developing policy solutions that work for all Coloradans, including frontline communities most directly affected by pollution and climate change;
  • Passion for politics and ability to develop sophisticated political strategy;
  • Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers;
  • Ability to navigate difficult conversations with people who don’t agree with us or who have competing priorities;
  • Ability to interact and engage easily and naturally with anyone, regardless of their background, knowledge of our issues, or involvement with our organization;
  • Professionalism to act as a representative of Conservation Colorado in a myriad of situations and circumstances.

Spanish/English bilingual is beneficial, 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.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by September 16th to Carrie Curtiss, Deputy Director, at jobs@conservationco.org. No phone calls please.

Southwest Field Organizer

Field Organizer

Location: Durango, CO
Deadline for submission: Sept 26, 2016. Interested parties encouraged to apply ASAP.
Work schedule: Full time

Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to assist with our organizing on the Western Slope, primarily by building and maintaining relationships with the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on issues including protections for public lands and rivers, bolstering the renewable energy economy, and addressing climate change.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of engaging and inspiring the public to advocate for themselves and their communities. She or he will be committed to building relationships with a diverse array of people and will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced, multi-issue environment. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work on environmental issues in Colorado, gain community organizing and campaign experience, and build relationships with elected officials, policy makers, business leaders, and the public to create positive change.

About Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservationminded 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 state. This coming year we’ll be engaging in work including protecting Colorado’s rivers from mining and misuse, shoring up support for more renewable energy development and strong state-level incentives to act on climate change, and progressing key public lands processes that will protect iconic places in Colorado.

Job Responsibilities

The Field Organizer, who is based in Durango and reports to the West Slope Field Manager, is responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting and mobilizing a strong base of volunteers and activists to engage with their local and state decision makers on our issues;
  • Developing strong working relationships with conservation partners and other allies;
  • Seeking out new voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies;
  • Talking to diverse audiences on challenging subjects;
  • Generating earned media demonstrating public support for our issues through proactive press strategies.
Qualifications

We’re seeking a candidate who is results-focused, highly-driven, possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and is organized and meticulous. You should:

  • Be comfortable and excited about building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Believe in the importance of citizen action and civic engagement in creating positive change;
  • Have experience with leading and organizing volunteers;
  • Be a “self-starter” with demonstrated ability and willingness to work independently.

Spanish/English bilingual is nice, but not a requirement.  The position requires a willingness to work some 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.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@conservationco.org with “Durango Field Organizer” in the subject line.  Please indicate in your email where you heard about this position.  Applications will be accepted through September 26, 2016. Interested parties are encouraged to apply ASAP. No phone calls please.

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