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CIRC is hiring for two positions: Operations Coordinator and South Regional Organizer.

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Job Announcement: Operations Coordinator

Title Operations Coordinator
Location Denver
Summary Responsible for ensuring that CIRC runs smoothly day to day with effective operations and administration of the coalition.
Reports to Executive Director
Posting Date July 11, 2017


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 internal operations and management systems that CIRC is focusing on to advance its mission include:

  • A strong, active and engaged coalition membership that experience the tangible and measurable benefits and support of being members of CIRC.
  • An engaged, supported, empowered Board of Directors.
  • Achieve optimal internal systems to promote high level: 1) financial transparency and accountability, 2) staff support and supervision, and 3) fundraising and development.
  • Advance and instill anti-oppression policies and practices within the organization such that CIRC’s internal culture reflects the values and principles that we are fighting for in world.
  • Strong external and internal communications to promote public education and effectively coordinate coalition work.

Job Summary
CIRC is hiring a full-time Operations Coordinator whose primary responsibility will be ensuring that CIRC has effective administration and operations systems and high quality customer service to run smoothly day to day. The Operations Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, and Bookkeeper/Accountant to build out strong internal systems, and will serve on the Development, Finance and Administration Team on staff to advance, implement, and evaluate these systems. The roles of the Operations Coordinator are essential to the overall success of the coalition’s mission. The ideal candidate has office management experience, customer service skills and abilities in person and over the phone in English and Spanish, and is comfortable using online, cloud-based technologies and databases.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Ensure that CIRC has effective operations systems and customer service.

  • Ensure all central office systems are working effectively, point person with vendors/technicians (phones, internet, mail, copying, scanning, fax, shredder, etc.), and serve as helper to regional offices as applicable to support regional office systems.
  • Responsible for answering central office phone and greeting walk-ins, checking out sound/translation equipment, and aligning with campaigns, legal services programs, and team on customer service process and the helper roles of other staff.
  • Ensure central office has appropriate space, layout, furniture, supplies, equipment, and serve as helper to regional offices on these needs as applicable.
  • Coordinate staff, Board meetings, member meetings and retreats, and member events: oversee reservation of meeting rooms, ordering copies/printing/supplies, coordinating food and childcare, vendor scheduling, and supplies.
  • Point-person for collecting and ordering document translations from contractors, vendors, and/or volunteers, and maintain list of simultaneous interpreters for meeting and event needs.

Help build and maintain strong administrative and financial systems.

  • Helper on project to centralize and organize all CIRC administrative and operations documents and policies in an easily accessible, cloud-based, shared drive (moving from Dropbox to Google Drive).
  • Trained on Salsa database platform and able to help with data entry as needed.
  • Helper on project to receive membership applications in central office, maintain membership database, deliver new member orientation packets, and communicate with members as needed to update information.
  • Serve on Development, Finance, and Administration Team interfacing with bookkeeper/accountant/auditor and assist with collecting and processing central office mail, invoicing bills to be paid on time, and other financial administration tasks.
  • Helper on project to ensure effective delivery of benefits and insurance across organization.

Member of Staff Team Committed to Collective and Collaborative Grassroots Fundraising

  • Achieve annual individual/team fundraising goals that all CIRC staff participates in.
  • Support the Development and Finance Team with key aspects of development and administrative duties.

Member of Staff Team Committed 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.

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills:  Ability to keep track of many details and support multiple team members.
  • Effective multi-tasking ability:  Ability to manage a high workload and drive multiple projects and tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality.
  • Able to identify what is needed to make things run well:  Ability to spot opportunities to make things work better and propose simple solutions.
  • Communication skills/managing up:  Maintain frequent contact with supervisor and colleagues to ensure everyone is in the loop and has a chance to consult on work as appropriate.
  • Comfort with online databases and cloud-based technology (Drive, CRM Database, Dropbox).
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics, willing to work in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and social change.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish required for central office customer service roles and responsibilities. Knowledge of other languages within Colorado’s diverse communities a plus.

Salary & Benefits: Full time position with full medical benefits and generous PTO policy.
Date of Posting/Closing: Position Closes July 21, 2017
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and contact for three references in Word or PDF to: jobs@coloradoimmigrant.org


Questions or info about CIRC visit: www.colorado immigrant.org, call 303-922-3344, or email: jobs@coloradoimmigrant.org

CIRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER THAT STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE SOCIAL GOALS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ANTI OPPRESSION. PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AS WELL AS OLDER PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Job Announcement: CIRC South Regional Organizer

Title CIRC South Regional Organizer
Location Pueblo/Colorado Springs
Program area(s) and general summary Responsible for supporting CIRC members with trainings and capacity building to strengthen CIRC membership. Engage CIRC South region members to mobilize in CIRC’s strategic issue campaigns and base building activities.
Reports to Campaigns Director
Posting Date July 10, 2017 posting closes July 21, 2017 at 5PM MST

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.

Key Responsibilities

The CIRC South Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting CIRC members with trainings and capacity building to strengthen CIRC membership and mobilizing South 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.

Training and Leadership Development

  • Manage with support of staff and members to deliver capacity building, trainings and technical support to CIRC membership.
  • Strengthen development of individual members as leaders in the region through targeted training and support.
  • Connect members in South Region to other trainings and base building opportunities through other priority campaigns.
  • Support members to implement strategies to increase the membership of their organization and grow their base.

Manage and Advance Strategic Campaigns

  • Manage south 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.
  • 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 South Region.
  • Recruit new organizations in the South 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.

Key Competencies

  • 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 Spanish

Salary & Benefits: This is a full time position with full health, vision, and dental benefits and a generous PTO policy.

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references in one Word or PDF document to: jobs@coloradoimmigrant.org.

All applications must be submitted by 5PM July 21, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. For questions or more information about CIRC please visit: www.coloradoimmigrant.org

CIRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER THAT STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE SOCIAL GOALS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ANTI OPPRESSION. PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AS WELL AS OLDER PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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