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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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Front Range Field Organizer

Location: Denver, CO
Deadline for submission: April 25, 2018. Interested parties encouraged to apply ASAP.
Work Schedule: Full-time, non-exempt, overtime eligible position.

Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to assist with our organizing on the Front Range, focused primarily in Adams County. This person will actively seek out and cultivate relationships with members of the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on primarily climate and energy issues, as well as public lands protections and water issues. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to engage and inspire the public to advocate for themselves and their communities on conservation issues. She or he will work to build 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, work on priority election campaigns across the Front Range, and build relationships with elected officials, policymakers, 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 conservation‐minded policymakers. 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 will be engaging in work that involves educating the public and advocating for the protection of Colorado’s rivers, maintaining and enhancing the protection of our public lands, and increasing support for more renewable energy development and climate action at the local, state and federal level. We will also be focused on civic engagement and electoral work aimed at increasing voter participation in elections and electing pro-conservation candidates to office across all levels of government in Colorado.

Our work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities
The Field Organizer, who is based in Denver and reports to the Front Range Field Manager, is responsible for the following:

● Recruiting and mobilizing a strong base of volunteers and activists to engage with their local, state, and federal decision-makers on conservation issues via phone calls, town hall participation, electoral engagement, email activism, letters to the editor, lobby days, and more;
● Working with activists and volunteers through events — one on ones, small group meetings, or large community trainings — to develop activists’ skill sets and knowledge on conservation 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, particularly low-income communities and communities of color;
● Talking to diverse audiences on challenging subjects;
● Generating earned media demonstrating public support for our issues through proactive press strategies;
● Engaging in Conservation Colorado’s electoral activities including phone banking, canvassing, and recruiting and training volunteers;
● Acting as a spokesperson on local, statewide and federal conservation issues;
● Developing and implementing fundraising strategies tailored to local communities.

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 proactive and excited about mobilizing the public to engage in political and issue-area campaigns;
● Demonstrate strong written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills;
● Have experience organizing events and recruiting and managing volunteers;
● Be comfortable discussing local, state, and federal conservation issues with the media, business owners, local elected officials, partner organizations, and a diverse array of community members;
● Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking when brainstorming and problem-solving;
● Share our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is 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
If this job truly speaks to you, please send a cover letter explaining why (not your standard cover letter!) and a resume, to jobs@conservationco.org with “Front Range Field Organizer” in the subject line. Please indicate in your email where you heard about this position. Applications will be accepted through April 25, 2018. No phone calls, please.

Pueblo Community Organizer

Community Organizer – Protégete: Nuestro futuro vale la lucha

Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Deadline for submission: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Work schedule: Full time, non-exempt

Position Overview

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.

About Conservation Colorado

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 allies, 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, looking for ways to increase the state’s use of renewable energy, defending our public lands from attacks by the Trump administration, and electing pro-conservation champions to the state Legislature and governorship.

Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities

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, 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, 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.

Qualifications

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 to maintain 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 Monday, April 23, 2018 to Juan Perez, Protégete Organizing Manager, with the subject line “Protégete – Pueblo Community Organizer” to jobs@conservationco.org.

Grand Junction Field Organizer

Location: Grand Junction, CO
Deadline for submission: May 16, 2018. Interested parties encouraged to apply ASAP.
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week; non-exempt, overtime eligible position)

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 commitment to engage and inspire the public to advocate for themselves and their communities on conservation issues. She or he will work to build 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, policymakers, 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 conservation‐minded policymakers. 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 will be engaging in work that involves educating the public and advocating for the protection of Colorado’s rivers, maintaining and enhancing the protection of our public lands, and increasing support for more renewable energy development across the state.

Our work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities

The Field Organizer, who is based in Grand Junction 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, state, and federal decision-makers on conservation 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;
  • Acting as a spokesperson and feeling comfortable talking to the press on local, statewide and federal conservation issues.

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

  • Demonstrate strong written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills;
  • Have experience organizing events, managing volunteers, and successfully implementing advocacy projects;
  • Be self-directed and proactive about owning organizational responsibilities;
  • Be comfortable discussing local, state, and federal conservation issues with  the media, business owners, local elected officials, partner organizations, and a diverse array of community members;
  • Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking when brainstorming and problem-solving;
  • Share our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

Spanish/English bilingual is beneficial, 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, resume, and at least 3 reference contacts to jobs@conservationco.org with “Grand Junction Field Organizer” in the subject line.  Please indicate in your email where you heard about this position. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Interested parties are encouraged to apply ASAP. No phone calls, please.