Job Opportunities


Part Time Climate Justice Organizer

Denver, CO
Part-time
Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 /hour

Title: Part Time Climate Justice Organizer

Supervised by: Climate Justice Organizer

Salary/Hourly/Time: Part Time, Hourly

Organization Summary

Colorado People’s Alliance was founded in the winter of 2015 with a commitment to racial justice, community-led organizing, and working with those most directly impacted by the issues. Since our beginning, we have accomplished a lot. In 2016, we co-chaired and successfully led efforts to increase the minimum wage in Colorado to $12 an hour by 2020. In 2017, we organized and won a community drafted immigration protection policy, the Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act and Legal Defense Fund in the City of Denver. In 2018 we won vital changes to the immigrant driver’s license program in Colorado that expanded eligibility and facilitated the renewal process. Additionally, in 2018 we moved forward an initiative that capped payday loan interest rates at 36%, the initiative passed with 77% support from voters. We have mobilized hundreds of our members, and we are leading on the fight for climate, immigrant and economic Justice in our state.

Mission

Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-led organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all Coloradans through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.

Position Summary

The Community Organizer will build relationships within our members, allies and broader community; work with identified leaders to develop their leadership skills; recruit new members; organize and attend community meetings; work with staff and leadership committee to coordinate and develop comprehensive strategies and plans; organize campaigns around identified issues; conduct research; write press materials; prepare written materials; participate in regular reflection; conduct certain administrative duties and other tasks as assigned.

Responsibilities

Organizing

  • At least 50% of your time will be to knock doors, in the field, make calls, and or in 1:1 conversation
  • Coordinate with Climate Justice Organizer and the rest of the staff to develop organizing strategies and campaigns concerning Colorado People’s Alliance priorities
  • Organize individual members to build power and develop leadership to address critical climate justice issues in our community
  • Identify and work with individuals and community who are directly impacted by COPA’s issues
  • Work one-on-one with identified leaders to build their leadership skills
  • Arrange workshops, meetings, and conferences to provide a variety of training for staff and community
  • Engage in outreach to community, organizations, and public institutions about COPA’s campaigns and efforts to build power and create change
  • Work with other organizers to implement COPA’s Civic Engagement plans, participate in and lead canvassing efforts, voter registration efforts and GOTV efforts
  • Work with members to build relationships with elected officials to move forward our issues

Administrative

  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, and related materials as they pertain to the work
  • Plan and execute logistics for community outreach events, and member/community meetings
  • Create and participate in strategies to recruit new members and maintain current membership

Fundraising

  • Support fundraising efforts of the Climate Justice Organizer
  • Lead on grassroots fundraising efforts along with staff and/or members
  • Assist in identifying and drafting proposals and reports, participate and prepare leaders for site visits
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Work to identify new donors and work on making “asks”
  • Assist the Executive Director with other tasks, as assigned

Communications

  • Update social media accounts on a regular basis
  • Work with staff on the development of mass email updates
  • Update website as needed
  • Work with organizers on developing campaign and membership materials
  • Draft and develop other communication materials as needed

Qualifications

  • Bilingual, English and Spanish preferred but other languages welcome
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details and track information
  • Demonstrated passion for eliminating gender, race, and class-based oppression
  • An excellent team player who will appreciate the experience and share the ambition of our staff and members and stretch our work toward new campaigns, projects, and alliances
  • Is comfortable in the field working directly with grassroots leaders
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Understands and is comfortable with a diverse range of organizing and organizational models and methodologies
  • Experience organizing in Communities of Color
  • A strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and progressive political change
  • Experience and/or willingness to do fieldwork

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

$19 an hour 25 hour a week

This is a community organizing job and as such may flexible hours and will require attendance at night and weekend meetings/events/activities.

APPLICATION: Send your resume to Kevin at kevin@coloradopeoplesalliance.org

Updated: 5/15/2019