Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation‐minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses, and other nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region.
Our work focuses on keeping Colorado’s rivers healthy and flowing, mobilizing action to protect our climate, and moving key public lands and wilderness bills to preserve iconic places in Colorado. 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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Community Organizer - Protégete: Nuestro futuro vale la lucha
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Deadline for submission: February 2nd, 2018
Work schedule: Full time, non exempt
Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Community Organizer for Protégete, Conservation Colorado’s Latino organizing program. Community Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training and organizing 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 community leaders. 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 is an exciting opportunity to help change the power imbalances that lead to environmental injustice, and make sure that Latinos are at the forefront of the new environmental movement.
The Community Organizer, who will report to the Protégete Organizing Manager, will organize in the City of Pueblo and is responsible for the following:
- Developing relationships with Latino community members and establishing active volunteer teams who can effectively advocate for environmental conservation and community public health issues;
- Recruiting and engaging volunteers, conducting trainings that identify and develop volunteer leaders and ensuring 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, while providing opportunities for volunteers to take on increasing levels of leadership;
- 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 to track all of our activity and submitting weekly reports on volunteer recruitment and cultivation;
- Representing the organization during networking events, partnership and partner meetings; and
- Participating in achieving other organizational priorities as the need arises, including helping with fundraising efforts.
We’re seeking a candidate who possesses outstanding interpersonal communication skills and ability to connect policy to the real lives of our communities, is results-focused, highly driven & self-motivated, and are thoughtful and strategic. You should possess:
- Ability to cultivate strong relationships and generate respect and trust from individuals and organizations;
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without hands on supervision
- A demonstrated ability of maintaining grace under pressure and setting and achieving goals in a fast-paced, ever changing environment;
- A passion for and an enjoyment of working with people;
- A genuine belief that empowered individuals are agents of change for their own communities;
- Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
- Ability to speak English professionally and Spanish conversationally.
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.
How to Apply
If this job truly speaks to you, please send a cover letter that explains why (not a standard cover letter!) and resume by Friday, February 2nd 2018 to Juan Perez, Protégete Organizing Manager, with the subject line Protégete -Pueblo Community Organizer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation Colorado seeks to protect what makes Colorado unique: its spectacular natural environment. The magnificent mountains, clear rivers, and wide open blue skies are rivaled by none and provide a truly exceptional quality of life. Unfortunately, the state of Colorado faces grave threats. Powerful interests are constantly pushing to put pollution and profit over public health. Conservation Colorado is at the front lines of every fight working to protect the air, land, water, and people across our state.
Conservation Colorado seeks a leader who is passionate about protecting Colorado’s unique environment. This individual will be a tireless advocate for Conservation Colorado’s mission, inspiring others to support this organization’s position on issues and policies. This person will elevate voices of diverse communities historically disenfranchised from discussions of environmental policy.
The Executive Director is the organization’s chief executive officer. This individual is part entrepreneur, part politician and part environmental sector leader. This individual will commit to building a diverse staff inclusive of many different backgrounds, identities and philosophies and creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. Candidates must demonstrate experience in organizational management and leadership.
The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of government relations, policy development and politics, and is driven by a love of the outdoors. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected.
To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction on or before Friday, February 9, 2018, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/conservation-colorado/
For more information about Conservation Colorado, please visit www.conservationco.org.
Conservation Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.