The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is a non-partisan, nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just, and equitable state for all Coloradans.
The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is committed to a building a diverse coalition of organizations that represents ALL Coloradans. We commit to build the coalition intentionally to represent all communities. We commit to actively recruiting and involving a broad base of organizations and creating entry points for groups at all stages in the spectrum of civic participation work.
Simply put, our goal is to help nonprofit, non-partisan organizations work together around democracy issues so that they can have a bigger impact. The Collective Impact model believes that the most successful way to achieve progress is for actors from different sectors to come together and commit to a common agenda in order to solve a social problem. When separate organizations try to find separate and independent solutions to common social problems, we end up working at odds with one another and either duplicating efforts or working in opposition to one another. The Roundtable provides a framework and a support system so that other organizations within our network can work collectively and effectively.
This means that policy experts and constituency organizations have to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and cultivate lifelong supporters, voters, and those who participate in democracy. If we want long-term results, we must put in long-term efforts, the kind of effort that no one person or groups can do alone.
By embracing the collective impact model of social change, the Roundtable helps guide vision and strategy and then provides the frame, support and expertise to bring that vision to life.
We actively support policy efforts that reduce barriers to voter participation and enfranchisement and provide a space for the network to share best practices, create common plans and work together on a variety of different policy issue areas.
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable—Field & Advocacy Manager
Field & Advocacy Program Manager
Denver, with some travel
The Field & Advocacy Manager will convene issue specific work groups and manage relationships with participating organizations and allies to develop coordinated plans. We seek a full-time, non-exempt qualified candidate with strong coalition, facilitation and interpersonal relationship skills who will work well as a team player in a fast-paced organization.
May 2019 and remains open until filled
Salary range $48,000 - $50,500 based on experience, plus competitive benefits package
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable seeks a talented leader with a record of success leading, facilitating and managing civic engagement coalitions to serve as Field & Advocacy Manager. The Field & Advocacy Manager will convene issue specific work groups and manage relationships with participating organizations and allies to develop coordinated plans. We seek a full time, non-exempt qualified candidate with strong coalition, facilitation and interpersonal relationship skills who will work well as a team player in a fast-paced organization.
About Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Our mission is to foster the development of a more equitable, just and inclusive state where all Coloradans can participate in and have a voice in democracy and policy decisions that affect them.
We envision a Colorado where all eligible voters successfully cast a ballot in every Election; where people from all walks of life can have their voices heard in policy matters; and where every person, regardless of race, gender, geography, age, sexual orientation, ability or income, influences the decisions that shape and guide our state.
At the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, we believe that …
➔ A vibrant and thriving democracy requires the participation of all its residents
➔ To correct the imbalance of history, underrepresented communities must be actively involved in civic engagement efforts
We strive to live our commitment to a just and equitable world, by …
➔ Embracing equity and inclusion internally and within all of our programs and network
➔ Having an innovative culture that is adaptable and nimble in order to maximize impact
➔ Working together in order to achieve greater scale and success
➔ Leveraging and distributing resources for greatest efficiency
➔ Integration of data and metrics into programs with the goal of measuring outcome and not just outputs
The Field & Advocacy Manager, reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for the following:
❏ Priority projects include, but not limited to, census 2020 planning and nonpartisan voter engagement education and mobilization
❏ Develop and maintain strong communication with our partners and allies
❏ Create curriculum, coordinate and conduct training opportunities both within the network of Roundtable organizations and with broader resources outside of the network
❏ Build and strengthen relationships among potential partners through one-on-one and small group meetings
❏ Convene, facilitate and ensure completion of the follow-up from monthly meetings
❏ Facilitate successful execution of collaborative programs with support from the Data Manager and Deputy Director
We’re seeking candidates that will bring the following personal attributes and professional qualifications:
❏ A commitment to racial equity
❏ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a small team of passionate and dedicated individuals
❏ Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively
❏ Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate nonpartisan civic engagement best practices to new organizations
❏ Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines and take the initiative yet be accountable to and part of a team working toward a common goal
❏ Relational development skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people
❏ Knowledge of and experience with community organizing, volunteer coordination, project management and/or campaign work
❏ Vision and energy that is both inspirational and collaborative
❏ Knowledge of and experience in group dynamics and facilitation, problem solving, planning, consensus building and conflict resolution
❏ Very strong written and oral communication skills
❏ Impeccable integrity and honesty
❏ A thoughtful, organized approach to decision-making and attention to details
❏ Campaign field experience
❏ Knowledge of the Colorado election system and landscape
❏ Experience creating curriculum and conducting trainings
❏ Experience using Voter Access Network
❏ Spanish speaker + $1,500 annually
❏ Bachelor's degree or 3-5 years experience in a similar field
❏ Full-time, salaried position located in Denver with some travel
❏ There is a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental, vision, retirement and phone reimbursement
❏ Compensation is up to $48,000 - $50,500 based on experience
❏ Occasional evenings and weekend work required
❏ Fast-paced and required juggling multiple projects and meeting deadlines
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with FIELD & ADVOCACY MANAGER POSITION in the subject line. Applications will be held confidentially. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.
The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people of all abilities, immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBTQIA community to apply.