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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Use your grassroots and digital organizing skills to fight for voting rights and representative government in Colorado. Common Cause is seeking a passionate, strategic, self-reliant, and collaborative organizer to assist in our efforts to build a democracy grassroots movement throughout the state. The Colorado Organizer will be instrumental in moving priority campaigns by educating, training, and mobilizing activists and action teams. Position is based in Denver, Colorado.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage our current members so that they are more connected to Colorado Common Cause and have the tools they need to stand up for our democracy:
  • Work with the executive director and policy manger to develop, strengthen, and maintain a grassroots organizing network across Colorado;
  • Recruit and mange volunteers and interns;
  • Plan and staff member meetings such as our monthly member happy hours and grassroots lobby days;
  • Build coalition support, organize members, and educate the public on Common Cause’s work and campaigns;
  • Develop and coordinate trainings for grassroots activists on legislative advocacy, elections reform, and other skills as needed;
  • Coordinate rapid response in-person events that may include petition deliveries, rallies, stand-up news conferences, and other creative actions that earn media attention;
  • Assist with regional fundraising for our organizing campaigns in coordination with the executive director and policy manager.
  • Build and diversify our membership:
  • Recruit and develop diverse leadership of grassroots members, especially youth and people living in low-income communities and communities of color;
  • Stay abreast of legislative and organizational developments across constituencies. In other words; know what’s going on across the issues we care about and know which ones are most important to communities of color, low income communities, and young people;
  • Deepen and build support through online organizing:
  • Create and implement online campaign plans;
  • Develop public outreach materials including factsheets, action alerts, presentations, online updates, text messages, and email blasts;
  • Maintain website;
  • Draft advocacy emails and blogs.
  • Assist with and/or manage administrative tasks as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1-3 years of experience in organizing, advocacy, project management, or similar fields.
  • Working knowledge of statewide democracy issues, including voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, ethics, and more.
  • Experience working with many different kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
  • Exceptional reading and writing skills.
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to craft compelling messages and explain complex ideas in accessible ways.
  • Commitment to political reform and social and economic justice.
  • Able to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to travel throughout the state.
  • Strong empathy, ability, and desire to work in diverse settings.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours—including occasional weeknights and weekends.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team. Commitment to professionalism including standards for self and others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize and plan backward.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience as a community organizer working in low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Ability to speak more than one language, Spanish preferred.
  • Understanding of the political landscape and policy trends in Colorado.
  • Action Network (or similar website and advocacy management program) mastery.

SALARY RANGE: $32,000—$39,000, plus a generous benefits package

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include ORGANIZER – COLORADO in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE:

Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process. Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org.

Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

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