Hiring: Western Slope Roaming Organizer

New Era is hiring another member for our 2012 organizing team! This position will primarily be on the road with a small team of organizers conducting voter registration and voter engagement activities in communities and campuses on the Western Slope: Durango, Alamosa, Telluride, Gunnison, etc.

 

Job Description
Title: Western Slope Roaming Organizer
Location: Based out of Denver or Boulder, but on the road for several weeks at a time
Type: Full-Time, Temporary 
Starts: ASAP

New Era Colorado Foundation is an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. We engage, educate, and train a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado. We are seeking a versatile and enthusiastic individual to join our voter registration, voter engagement, volunteer recruitment, and other civic engagement programs.

Job Activities

  • Work closely with the Program Director to plan and execute a volunteer-driven voter registration drive in Colorado’s Western Slope that targets young voters
  • Maintain a regular presence at college campuses, community events, festivals, and concerts
  • Play a role in planning and executing New Era’s 2012 civic engagement programs
  • Recruit & effectively manage volunteers to plug into New Era campaigns and efforts
  • Coordinate and assist with New Era Colorado events 

Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and management preferred
  • Event coordination & planning experience preferred
  • Willingness to work on the road and stay at home-stays at times
  • Proven and highly effective organizational and written/oral communication skills
  • Strong track record of setting and meeting goals
  • A high energy and contagiously fun(ny) personality
  • A self-starter that shows strong initiative
  • Strong affinity for networking and building strategic relationships
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Some familiarity with Colorado political landscape and culture preferred
  • Experience with and ability to work within diverse and underrepresented communities
  • Some experience working with young voters, voter registration, or campaigns preferred
  • Commitment to the organizational mission in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of New Era Colorado Foundation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work non-traditional work hours

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to the attention of Stephen Fenberg to Jobs@NewEraColorado.org. New Era Colorado Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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