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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.

Current Openings

Protégete Mobilizer - Pueblo

Status: Full-time, Temporary (through December 2019 with the possibility of extension). Exempt.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Pueblo, Colorado

Reports to:  Protégete Mobilization Manager

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Protégete Mobilizer based in Pueblo who will organize and mobilize Latinx communities in Pueblo and the Pueblo County to advocate for climate action. We are looking for a motivated individual with an organizing background who is goal-driven and detail-oriented. They should have experience in community mobilization and/or community organizing.

 

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. Over the last three election cycles, Conservation Colorado has established a track record of success running top-quality mobilization efforts.

Protégete is a program that builds a more powerful and influential voice for local Latino communities and leaders in the fight against climate change by empowering and organizing communities and fostering leadership to build a strong voice for Latino families for clean air, healthy communities, and a safe climate for future generations.

Our work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color and 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 Protégete Mobilizer, who reports to the Protégete Mobilization Manager, is responsible for the following:

  • Organize and mobilize communities and individuals in Pueblo to undertake grassroots tactics in support of climate change action and holding decision-makers accountable, including but not limited to educating lawmakers, building local coalitions, participate in advocacy actions, coordinating in-person meetings with local Congressional offices.
  • Identify opportunities for grassroots involvement within the respective areas to reach Latinx voters and the larger community.
  • Travel to different areas within target geography in order to maximize opportunities for constituent engagement.
  • Coordinate with Protégete and Conservation Colorado staff on reporting, strategy, and other activities; provide reports to the Protégete Mobilization Manager to ensure mobilization efforts are reaching their goals, including reviewing data weekly.
  • Ensure the program is executed with the highest standards of accuracy and professionalism and all applicable laws are followed.

 

Qualifications:

We are looking for an organizer who is results-focused, has outstanding interpersonal communication skills and is organized & meticulous.

  • Experience in or the skills to run community mobilization efforts, petition drives, or similar campaign efforts in predominantly Latinx communities;
  • Professionalism to act as a representative of Conservation Colorado and Protégete in myriad situations and circumstances;
  • Willingness to take directives and implement a complex program plan;
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain grace under pressure, handling multiple tasks at once, and setting and achieving goals in a fast-paced, ever-changing, high-performance environment;
  • Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated;
  • 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; and
  • A complex understanding of priorities in communities of color, cultures, and potential for effective civic engagement.

This position requires the ability to work evenings, weekends, and nontraditional hours.

This is a temporary position through December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, especially for this position.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, parental leave, and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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:

Send a cover letter explaining how your skills are applicable to this position and resume to Protégete Director Juan Gallegos at jobs@conservationco.org with “Protégete Pueblo Community Mobilizer” in the subject line by June 19th, 2019.

Protégete Mobilizer - Greeley

Status: Full-time, Temporary (through December 2019 with the possibility of extension). Exempt.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Greeley, Colorado

Reports to:  Protégete Mobilization Manager

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Protégete Mobilizer based in Greeley who will organize and mobilize Latinx communities in Greeley and the Northern Front Range to advocate for climate action. We are looking for a motivated individual with an organizing background who is goal-driven and detail-oriented. They should have experience in community mobilization and/or community organizing.

 

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. Over the last three election cycles, Conservation Colorado has established a track record of success running top-quality mobilization efforts.

Protégeteis a program that builds a more powerful and influential voice for local Latino communities and leaders in the fight against climate change by empowering and organizing communities and fostering leadership to build a strong voice for Latino families for clean air, healthy communities, and a safe climate for future generations.

Our work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color and 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 Protégete Mobilizer, who reports to the Protégete Mobilization Manager, is responsible for the following:

  • Organize and mobilize communities and individuals in Greeley to undertake grassroots tactics in support of climate change action and holding decision-makers accountable, including but not limited to educating lawmakers, building local coalitions, participate in advocacy actions, coordinating in-person meetings with local Congressional offices.
  • Identify opportunities for grassroots involvement within the respective areas to reach Latinx voters and the larger community.
  • Travel to different areas within target geography in order to maximize opportunities for constituent engagement.
  • Coordinate with Protégete and Conservation Colorado staff on reporting, strategy, and other activities; provide reports to the Protégete Mobilization Manager to ensure mobilization efforts are reaching their goals, including reviewing data weekly.
  • Ensure the program is executed with the highest standards of accuracy and professionalism and all applicable laws are followed.

 

Qualifications:

We are looking for an organizer who is results-focused, has outstanding interpersonal communication skills and is organized & meticulous.

  • Experience in or the skills to run community mobilization efforts, petition drives, or similar campaign efforts in predominantly Latinx communities;
  • Professionalism to act as a representative of Conservation Colorado and Protégete in myriad situations and circumstances;
  • Willingness to take directives and implement a complex program plan;
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain grace under pressure, handling multiple tasks at once, and setting and achieving goals in a fast-paced, ever-changing, high-performance environment;
  • Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated;
  • 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; and
  • A complex understanding of priorities in communities of color, cultures, and potential for effective civic engagement.

This position requires the ability to work evenings, weekends, and nontraditional hours.

This is a temporary position through December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, especially for this position.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, parental leave, and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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:

Send a cover letter explaining how your skills are applicable to this position and resume to Protégete Director Juan Gallegos at jobs@conservationco.org with “Protégete Greeley Community Mobilizer” in the subject line by June 19th, 2019.

Field Organizer

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline for submission: June 28, 2019

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. This person will actively seek out and cultivate relationships with members of the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on climate and energy issues, water issues, and a primary focus on public lands.

 

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 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 nationally leading policy to address climate change, ensuring our state has enough water for future generations, increasing the state’s use of renewable energy, and defending our public lands from attacks by the Trump administration.

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.

 

What You’ll Do:

Our work on the Front Range to elect conservation champions, build strong relationships with community leaders, and create citizen activists is critical to our ability to build power, hold decision makers accountable and pass strong policies to protect our land, air, water, and communities. You will report to the Front Range Field Manager and be primarily responsible for building relationships with and mobilizing citizens and leaders to advocate for themselves and their communities on conservation issues. Your main responsibilities will include:

Community Engagement

  • Recruit & mobilize a strong base of volunteers and activists to engage with decision-makers on conservation issues, with a focus on public lands;
  • Build relationships and train community members to develop skills to engage directly with decision makers.
  • Work with local activists to understand, educate, and strategize ways to move targets in order to achieve campaign goals on priority conservation issues;
  • Talk to diverse audiences on challenging subjects;
  • Engage in Conservation Colorado’s electoral activities including phone banking, canvassing, and recruiting and training volunteers;

Relationship Development with Partner Organizations and Decision-makers

  • Develop strong working relationships with conservation partners and other allies;
  • Seek out and elevate voices from communities who are disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies, particularly low-income communities and communities of color;
  • Work with the communications team to generate earned media showing public support for our campaigns.
  • Act as a spokesperson on local, statewide and federal conservation issues in various venues.

Fundraising

  • Cultivate a variety of community donors including small and large donors, monthly giving donors, and develop members who fundraise for the organization
  • Garner financial and in-kind support from area businesses.


Qualifications:

To be successful in this job, you will demonstrate the judgment, results-focused work, and problem solving skills to work well with our team in a fast-paced & every changing environment. Fundamentally, we want someone who is committed to organizing people to make long-term political change and who has the skills to do that in our context.  More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:

  • Share 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.
  • An independent worker: This position requires you to be self-directed and proactive about owning and following through with responsibilities and be able to thrive without constant management.
  • Creative & critical thinking: Have the ability to look at problems and figure out solutions that advance the strategic goals of the organization.
  • A strong verbal and written communicator: public speaking, one-on-one interactions with community leaders, media, decision makers, and activists, as well as writing fact sheets and other materials are all parts of the work.
  • A passion for organizing: engaging the community in our work is at the core of what we do and a belief that empowered individuals are agents of change for their communities is critical in this work.
  • Authentic relationship builder: The ability to build the trust & respect necessary to develop high-level relationships with business, political leaders, and/or progressive community partners, and community members regardless of their background.
  • Experience organizing events, managing volunteers, and implementing advocacy projects is a plus but if you have the desire to dive in and make a difference we want to talk to you.

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.  We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off & holidays as well as 5 sick days in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future.  It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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 do the following two things to submit your application:

  1. Please fill out this short questionnaire
  2. Send a cover letter and resume by June 28, 2019 to Alicia Ferrufino-Coqueugniot, Front Range Field Manager with the subject line “Front Range Field Organizer” to jobs@conservationco.org.

No phone calls, please.

Development Coordinator

Location: Denver

Deadline for submission: July 8, 2019

Work Schedule: Full-time non-exempt, overtime eligible position.

 

Conservation Colorado seeks a Development Coordinator based in Denver. As the Development Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for the excellent execution of events and fundraising support with a specific focus on producing experiences to attract and engage our supporters.

 

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 and beyond we will be engaging in critical work to elect pro-conservation candidates as well as educate the public and mobilizing the public to advocate for climate action, protection of Colorado’s lands and rivers, and increase support for clean energy and transportation 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 and 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.

 

What You’ll Do

The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Director and works with the various staff members and committee members to plan and execute annual fundraising and special events. This position also supports the Development Team in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donations to meet the $4.5M annual fundraising goal.

Event Planning and Management – 50%

  • Ensure the successful planning, marketing, and execution of Conservation Colorado’s annual gala, Rebel with a Cause, working within budgetary frameworks to achieve expected goals and outcomes
  • Work closely with the Development team to produce at least 6 annual cultivation and stewardship events to support revenue and engagement objectives.
  • Manage all logistics of events including program design, invitations, vendor relationships, and staff and board roles
  • Work with the fundraising team to secure event sponsorships
  • Manage auction intern to set goals, create a plan for success, and reach out to local companies to secure donations and participation in the silent auction
  • Keep an inventory of event supplies and marketing materials

Development Support– 50%

  • Oversee gift acknowledgment process, coding gifts, and pledge reminders
  • Support prospect research including preparing fundraisers for visits, including collateral and gift/program data
  • Responsible for donor records maintenance in Salesforce, prospect list updates, and performance tracking
  • Responsible for monthly giving annual strategy to increase annual giving levels and engagement
  • Support and help execute appeals including year-end campaign, Colorado Gives Day, and direct mail
  • Work with the organizing & advocacy teams to incorporate fundraising into day-to-day work

 

Qualifications

  • You have 1-3 years of event and/or administrative experience. You know what it takes to manage resources, budgets, timelines, and expectations. From event logistics to day-to-day administrative tasks, you think about it all. You are organized and have meticulous attention to detail.
  • You’re a problem solver. You see something that needs improvement and you take action. When an issue comes up, you instantly go into problem-solving mode — not panic. You can deal with the unexpected and problem-solve on the job. You’re prepared and methodical so you can propose solutions to problems on the fly. For example, if the projector is broken, you already have a tested backup on site. After each project, you take learnings and put new processes in place to ensure any challenges that occurred never happen again.
  • You get things done. You’re a multitasking machine and you don’t have a problem getting your hands dirty. You follow through on every task, no matter how big or small, and when duty calls you take matters into your own hands. You live for hitting deadlines and understand the importance of keeping on schedule and in budget. You take initiative on projects from the start and know how to bring people together and get things done.
  • You’re a communication ace. You keep everyone in the know so that the job gets done efficiently and effectively. You know when to ask for help, when to listen, and when to speak up. And you’re known for handling professional and personal situations with candor and respect.
  • You’re a team player. You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced environment, with people who are passionate about their work. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and enjoy bringing people together to achieve a goal. People enjoy working with you because they know they can trust you.
  • You’re committed to making progress in the environmental movement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. You are passionate about building a powerful environmental voice for all Coloradans, and we mean ALL Coloradans. You collaborate with people to create a welcoming and respectful environment that embraces diversity as a dimension of excellence and promote a culture of openness and inclusion.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off & holidays as well as 5 sick days in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future.  It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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 do the following two things to submit your application:

  1. Please fill out this short questionnaire
  2. Send a cover letter and resume by July 8, 2019, with the subject line “Development Coordinator” to jobs@conservationco.org.

No phone calls, please.

Visual Storytelling Coordinator

Location: Denver

Deadline for submission: July 11th, 2019

Work Schedule: Full-time, Exempt Position

 

Conservation Colorado seeks a Visual Storytelling Coordinator based in Denver who will be responsible for elevating Conservation Colorado’s brand and telling the story of its work through video production, photography, and graphic design. The position is based in Denver but will require some travel throughout Colorado.

 

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 and beyond we will be engaging in critical work to elect pro-conservation candidates as well as educate and mobilize the public to advocate for climate action, protection of Colorado’s lands and rivers, and increased support for clean energy and transportation 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 and 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:

As Conservation Colorado has grown in size and stature, telling our story with creative and impactful visuals has become increasingly central to fulfilling our mission. This position will be primarily responsible for creating Conservation Colorado’s visual content in order to help us win key campaigns.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about visual storytelling through video, photography, and graphic design.

This role can evolve over time, but the primary areas of responsibility are:

  1. Produce videos and photography
    • Conceptualizes and creates videos (scripted, interview-style, and rapid response) that will thrive on social media and on other mediums as needed.
    • Photographs organizational events with an eye toward telling the story of our work.
    • Maintains equipment to ensure successful shoots.
    • Maintains video and photo library.
  2. Create eye-catching visuals that communicate the organization’s mission and values
    • Designs visual communications to tell the Conservation Colorado story, including but not limited to: social media graphics, newsletters, annual reports, postcards, flyers, invitations, fact sheets, infographics, advertisements, and other creative content.
    • Brings new ideas for design and content creation to the communications team, using expertise and an eye for great design.
  3. Manages and maintains Conservation Colorado brand
    • Creates branding and style guides for staff so everyone understands the organizational brand.

Additionally, this position will participate in organizational fundraising when needed, such as the Rebel with a Cause gala, Save the Ales beer festival, and Colorado Gives Day.

 

Qualifications:

To be successful in this job, you will demonstrate a strong track record for producing videos, photography, and visual communications to advance Conservation Colorado’s mission. Additionally, the right candidate will have experience or the right skills to manage the organization’s brand and visual identity.

More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:

  • Degree in design, graphic design, or comparable field. This requirement may also be met through 3-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with design tools including Adobe Creative Suite and video production tools and software.
  • Ability to digest and present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Fast-paced & detail oriented, ability to maintain grace under pressure and meet deadlines in an ever-changing environment while maintaining 100% accuracy and a “no-balls-dropped” mentality.
  • Problem-solving orientation and “customer service” mentality.
  • Share our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization: possessing a willingness to do the personal and organizational work around diversity, equity, and inclusivity is vital.

Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, parental leave, and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.

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 do the following two things to submit your application:

  1. Please fill out this short questionnaire
  2. Send a cover letter and resume by July 11th, 2019 to Garrett Garner-Wells, Communications Director with the subject line “Visual Storytelling Coordinator” to jobs@conservationco.org.

No phone calls, please.