COLORADO PROGRESSIVE COALITION
JOB DESCRIPTION: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Position Title: Community Organizer
Reports To: Southern Colorado Director
Location: Pueblo (with some travel throughout the state)
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 5th, 2013
The Community Organizer is responsible for organizing efforts around all of CPC’s priority campaigns. They will work with our Campaign Directors to ensure CPC is working as effectively as possible to meet our local, statewide and national strategic goals. This position works closely with other field staff, coalition partners, elected officials, activists and members. The major focus is on building a base of local community activists and leaders to mobilize on CPC’s campaigns related to Economic Justice, Racial Justice and Civil Rights, Health Justice and Civic Engagement. The Community Organizer helps identify, recruit, train, educate and activate community members directly impacted by our priority campaigns. They also supervise interns and canvassers when applicable and support organizational fundraising goals. This job requires some travel across the city and state as well as flexible work hours including some evenings and weekends.
• Help devise and implement organizing strategies to achieve CPC campaign and project
• Educate and build public support for CPC campaigns;
• Effectively articulate policy and organizing strategies and updates to the public.
• Activities including but are not limited to: planning and implementing direct actions, rallies,
• Work with a diverse group of individuals and partners, with particular focus on low-income
• Work with the Campaign Directors and Communications Director to coordinate effective
• Work with the Campaign Directors on meeting fundraising goals from foundations and
• Maintain close relationships with coalition partners, public officials, small business allies,
• Work with the Campaign Director to recruit, manage and develop volunteers and interns;
• Supervise temporary and permanent canvass staff when applicable;
• Other related duties as assigned; and
• Maintain administrative functions, including the web site, database, reimbursements, and protests, educational trainings, coordinating phone banks and door-to-door canvasses, 1:1 member meetings, story collection, organizing member meetings, etc; communities, communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ people, and youth;media (traditional and new) outreach on campaign issues; individuals; and diverse allied constituencies in the regions and at the state level when appropriate; budgets, shared calendars and project planning.
• Knowledge of social justice issues and Colorado politics
• At least one year experience or demonstrated ability in coordinating grassroots campaigns,
• Experience with event and activity logistics and planning
• Ability to recruit, inspire, manage and mobilize volunteers and activists to take action
• Experience working effectively with a diversity of people and constituencies
• Willingness to travel throughout Colorado, sometimes on short notice
• Excellent people and organizational skills
• Superior phone, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
• Ability to work with other staff and coalition partners in a team
• Self-directed and efficient
• Attention to detail
• Intermediate computer skills including basic database management
• Fluent in Spanish, strongly preferred but not required
Special Job Requirements: Have own vehicle with valid Driver’s License, registration, and insurance that can reliably travel throughout Colorado, sometimes on short notice. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Physical Demands: The Community Organizer regularly uses a computer/phone, walks, bends, and climbs stairs. Must be able to maneuver, lift and carry event materials, packages and supplies up to 25 pounds. Offices and buildings are totally smoke-free. Compensation and Benefits: Salary ranges from $28,000-$36,000 and is based on experience, plus health/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation, and paid sick leave.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Committed to a Diverse Workplace: Colorado Progressive Coalition
is an aggressive advocate of affirmative action and welcomes applications from all, particularly from
people of color; women; LBGTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people with disabilities; and people
from low- or moderate-income backgrounds.
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Theresa M. Trujillo at:
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 5th @ 1:00pm.