Colorado Common Cause is looking to expand our membership in Northern Colorado and we’re looking for a part-time organizer who can help build a robust community. As the newest organizer on our team you will use your grassroots and digital organizing skills to fight for voting rights, transparency and representative government in Northern Colorado. Common Cause is seeking a passionate, strategic, self-reliant, and collaborative organizer to assist in our efforts to build a democracy grassroots movement. The Northern Colorado Organizer will be instrumental in moving priority campaigns by educating, training, and mobilizing activists and action teams. This is a remote position based from your home or a field location in Northern Colorado (preferably Weld or Larimer Counties).
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 in Northern Colorado;
- Recruit and manage volunteers;
- Plan and staff member meetings such as member happy hours and house parties;
- Build coalition support, organize members, and educate the public on Common Cause’s work and campaigns;
- Develop and coordinate training’s 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.
- 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;
- Draft advocacy emails and blogs.
Oversee our get out the vote and election protection efforts in municipal elections.
Assist with and/or manage administrative tasks as needed.
Experience, education and technical proficiency:
- 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.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms.
- Experience recruiting or managing volunteers.
- Experience as a community organizer working in low-income communities and communities of color.
- Ability to speak more than one language, Spanish preferred.
- Action Network (or similar website and advocacy management program) mastery.
Ideally you have:
- A deep knowledge of and commitment to the communities in Northern Colorado.
- The ability to craft compelling messages and explain complex ideas in accessible ways.
- Ability to travel throughout the state.
- Ability to multi-task and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to working as part of a team. Commitment to professionalism including standards for self and others.
- May periodically need to attend meetings in Denver, Colorado.
- Willingness to work flexible hours—including weeknights and weekends.
- Understanding of the political landscape and policy trends in Colorado.
You’ll thrive if you are/have…
- Exceptional reading, writing skills and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to political reform and social and economic justice.
Nice to have, but not essential:
- Able to take initiative and be a self-starter.
- Strong empathy, ability, and desire to work in diverse settings.
- Demonstrated ability to strategize and plan backward.
EQUITY & INCLUSION:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. 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.
$17 – 20 per hour
Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include ORGANIZER – NORTHERN COLORADO in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.