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West Slope Organizer

Grand Junction, CO, USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

To Apply: Submit a resume, responses to the three questions below, and contact information for three references in one Word or PDF document to: [email protected].

Please respond to the following questions in 1-2 paragraphs for each question: 

  1. Why do you want to work for CIRC and the immigrant community?

  2. What is not in your resume that makes you a good organizer?

  3. What kind of community support and response would you propose for immigrant communities amid COVID-19?

Organization Summary

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide membership-based coalition of immigrant, labor, interfaith, youth and ally organizations founded in 2002 to build a unified statewide voice to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States. CIRC is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code and achieves its mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education and advocacy to win fair, humane and workable public policies. 

The CIRC West Slope Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting CIRC members with trainings and capacity building to strengthen CIRC membership and mobilizing West Slope regional members in CIRC’s strategic issue campaigns. This position requires extensive travel within the region with frequent travel to Denver and participation in occasional national convenings.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Training and Leadership Development 

  • Strengthen development of individual members as leaders in the region through targeted training and support.

  • Connect members in West Slope Region to other trainings and base building opportunities through other priority campaigns.

Manage and Advance Strategic Campaigns 

  • Manage West Slope region membership with support of CIRC Campaigns Director and the Organizing Team to advance goals and strategies for CIRC priority campaigns

  • Work with members, base and allies to develop and execute local/regional components of the statewide campaign plans and grow their base.

  • Ensure that plans are implemented effectively in region and that goals are achieved.

Coordination and Support of Regional CIRC members 

  • Support plans for membership recruitment and growth.

  • Maintain consistent communication with member organizations and board members, including organizing quarterly regional meetings.

  • Function as liaison between member organizations, regional CIRC Board members and CIRC staff.

  • Strengthen long-term working relationships and networks of existing and emerging immigrant-based and ally organizations in the West Slope Region and recruit new organizations in the West Slope Region to become members of CIRC

Participation in Collective and Collaborative Grassroots Fundraising

  • Achieve annual individual/team fundraising goals that all CIRC staff participates in annual events, house parties,and individual giving programs .

Demonstrated Commitment to Anti-Oppression

  • All staff are expected to be active participants in CIRC’s internal anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts to make progress toward a vision of an organizational culture that reflects the values/principles that we are fighting for in world.

 

Skills/Experience: 

 

  • Strategic thinking: Ability to analyze context and develop organizing campaigns that build power in region.

  • Organizational skills: Ability to coordinate and support the various moving components of coalition and campaigns. 

  • Strong communication: Maintain effective coordination and relations with members, staff and stakeholders.

  • Teamwork and collaboration: Flexibility, willingness, and ability to work collectively with diverse individuals and organizations.

  • A commitment to 100% follow-through and accountability to delivering the highest level of support to CIRC’s membership in the region. 

Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual written and spoken English and language of immigrant community. 

Compensation/Benefits: 

Salary & Benefits: This is a 40 hr a week position with an annual salary of $41,500 and full health, vision, and dental benefits and a generous PTO policy.

How to Apply: 

To Apply: Submit a resume, responses to the three questions below, and contact information for three references in one Word or PDF document to: [email protected].

Please respond to the following questions in 1-2 paragraphs for each question: 

  1. Why do you want to work for CIRC and the immigrant community?

  2. What is not in your resume that makes you a good organizer?

  3. What kind of community support and response would you propose for immigrant communities amid COVID-19?

Organization Info

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Overview
Headquarters: 
Denver, Colorado, USA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2002
About Us
Mission: 

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

Programs: 
  • Advocate for the rights of all immigrants and refugees and their families.
  • Empower the immigrant community by supporting the formation of grassroots organizations.
  • Promote leadership development within all immigrant communities.
  • Increase public awareness about the social/economic contributions of immigrants.
  • Educate the general community on the issues and realities of immigration.
  • Strengthen collaboration among the diverse immigrant organizations and with groups that are discriminated against and marginalized in the broader community.
  • Expand collaboration and coordination among immigrant organizations and allies.
Why Work For Us?: 

Join our team of motivated community leaders fighting for dignity and respect for all Colorado residents, especially immigrants and refugees!

We are a statewide membership-based coalition of immigrant, labor, interfaith, youth and ally organizations founded in 2002 to build a unified statewide voice to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States.

We achieve our mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education and advocacy to win fair, humane and workable public policies.

If you are passionate about immigrant rights and helping change the current political landscape for immigrants and our communities, come work for us. 

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 18 2020
Active Until: 
Apr 18 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
industry: 
Nonprofit