Deadline for submission: April 25, 2021
Work Schedule: Non-exempt, Full-time
Conservation Colorado is seeking an English/Spanish bilingual Communications & Storytelling Coordinator who will create story-based content to help expand membership, shape public opinion, and win campaigns, with a particular eye towards telling the stories of communities that have been traditionally shut out of the environmental movement. They will work with departments across the organization to identify, cultivate, and tell stories through written content that includes blogs, web pages, social media posts, op-eds, and emails. They will also develop and manage our Salesforce storybank and support organization-wide work including our electoral and fundraising efforts. Opportunities will also exist to create multimedia content in close consultation with the Visual Storytelling Creator.
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado is committed to protecting our climate, air, lands, water, and communities. Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects our commitment to racial and social justice, particularly by ensuring that policy victories are shared by all Coloradans people living on lower incomes and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) communities and other frontline communities. We achieve these goals by organizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, activists, businesses, and other organizations, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture of policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
What You’ll Do
As the communications & storytelling coordinator you will be a central part of the communications team, working to cultivate and elevate stories that win campaigns to protect our air, land, water, wildlife, communities, and climate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with conservation-minded folks throughout our state to win concrete policy changes. In this role you will report directly to the Communications Director. The primary responsibilities of the role are:
- Content Creation
- Serve as an advocate and expert on storytelling within the Communications team
- Write blogs, emails, social media posts, and other content that help advance our mission
- Work with other Communications team members to ensure that we tell authentic and culturally competent stories that speak to the full range of Colorado’s diversity
- Develop and Manage Our Storybank
- Manage our Salesforce-based storybank
- Work with other teams to identify storytellers, cultivate their stories, and meet other departments’ needs
- Train staff in story gathering best practices and explore new avenues for gathering stories
- Track gathered stories to ensure they are told in a timely and accurate manner
In addition to your regular responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate in certain fundraising efforts, take part in our election-related activities, and commit to our efforts around equity & inclusivity.
Bilingual English-Spanish fluency is a requirement for this position.
To be successful in this job, you will excel at creating impactful story-based content that elevates people of all backgrounds while operating in a campaign-focused environment that requires flexibility and grace under pressure. More specifically, you will have or be:
- Relevant experience in communications, journalism, organizing, or writing – this could be from school, volunteer opportunities, or other jobs. We are looking for someone who can write stories that resonate with different communities, particularly in terms of gender, geography, and race and/or ethnicity. So, if this job speaks to you, please apply!
- The attention to detail to learn and write in our brand voice and copy edit materials as well as to accurately record the nuances of interviews.
- Ability to see the big picture and connect opportunities to solutions.
- Can quickly develop a rapport with new people, particularly with people different from yourself.
- A desire to elevate stories that connect people’s lived experiences with our issues to move narratives or win campaigns.
The position requires a willingness to work some evening and weekend hours as needed.
Compensation and Benefits
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 6 sick days in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program. The full-time salary range for this role is between $38,000-42,000 with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range. 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.
If this job speaks to you, please visit our online portal here where you can upload your resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references (don’t worry; we will not contact your references without first discussing that with you).