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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.


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Title North Regional Organizer
Location Northern corridor of CO including but not limited to the following counties: Boulder, Weld, Larimer, Morgan, Yuma 
Program area(s) and general summary Responsible for supporting CIRC members with trainings and capacity building to strengthen CIRC membership.  Engage CIRC North region members to mobilize in CIRC’s strategic issue campaigns and base building activities
Reports to Campaigns Director 
Posting Date July 25th closes August 10th,  2018 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 North Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting CIRC members with trainings and capacity building to strengthen CIRC membership and mobilizing members in CIRC’s strategic priority campaigns. This position requires extensive travel within the region with frequent travel to Denver, within the region and occasional out of state travel to national convenings.

  • Training and Leadership Development
  • Strengthen development of individual members as leaders in the region through targeted training and support.
  • Connect members to trainings and base building opportunities through other priority campaigns.
  • Manage and Advance Strategic Campaign
  • Manage North region membership with support of CIRC Campaigns Director and the Organizing Team to advance goals and strategies for CIRC priority campaign
  • 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
  • Support members to run effective Civic Engagement campaigns during the election cycle that could include voter registration, Get out the Vote canvassing, and phone banking, and a willingness  to learn and work with the Voter Activation Network (VAN).
  • Coordination and Support of Regional CIRC member
  • 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 North region and recruit new organizations 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 English and Spanish preferred.


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 August 10, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. For questions or more information about CIRC please visit: www.coloradoimmigrant.org


 

Title Canvasser
Location Denver Metro Area, specifically Aurora, Colorado
Program area(s) and general summary Part-time canvassers will help support voter outreach in Aurora. Canvassers will be responsible for working within diverse communities to inform voters about this year’s election.

This position is an hourly, part-time 20 hours /week, temporary contract position starting at $15/hour from Mid August until November 6th , 2018.

Reports to Director of Engagement & Membership
Posting Date July 16, 2018, ends July 27th, 2018

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform targeted door-to-door canvassing in assigned, pre-selected communities, in
    coordination with a network of organizational regional partners.
  • Enthusiastically engaging diverse communities, and remaining positive, assertive, and
    confident.
  • Participate in trainings and staff meetings, as assigned.
  • Document information regarding all required metrics and canvass results including
    information such as: the number of homes canvassed, number of contacts made, number
    of consumer stories recorded, and the amount and type of information requested by
    consumers during a canvass shift.
  • Document any challenges or obstacles encountered in the field, and be prepared to offer
    solutions and workarounds to overcome them.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Desired Experience & Skills

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement and empowerment of underrepresented
    communities.
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a desire to work as part of a team and respond to the
    needs of the team.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and
    low-income communities.
  • Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve.
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people.

Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual/Multilingual Preferred (Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi,
    Tagalog, Amharic, Arabic, or Spanish)

Wage & Timeline: This position is an hourly, full-time 40 hours /week, temporary contract position starting at $15/hour from Mid August until November 6 th, 2018.

To Apply: Submit resume: victor@coloradoimmigrant.org

All applications must be submitted by 5PM July 27th, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. For questions or more information about CIRC please visit: www.coloradoimmigrant.org


 

Title Field Coordinator
Location Denver Metro Area, specifically Aurora, Colorado
Program area(s) and general summary Field Coordinators will oversee a team of 6-10 canvassers working within diverse communities to inform voters about this year’s election. This position is an hourly, full-time 40 hours /week, temporary contract position starting at $17/hour from Mid August until November 6 th , 2018.
Reports to Director of Engagement & Membership
Posting Date July 16, 2018, ends July 27th, 2018

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Train canvassers and volunteers on a variety of civic engagement activities including but
    not limited to:

    • Door to door voter engagement
    • Phone banking
    • Voter registration
    • Ethically collecting and entering data
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteer efforts
  • Cut and prepare targeted door-to-door canvassing lists, pre-selected communities, in
    coordination with a network of organizational regional partners.
  • Enthusiastically engaging diverse communities, and remaining positive, assertive, and
    confident.
  • Participate in trainings and staff meetings, as assigned.
  • Document information regarding all required metrics and canvass results including
    information such as: the number of homes canvassed, number of contacts made, number
    of consumer stories recorded, and the amount and type of information requested by
    consumers during a canvass shift.
  • Document any challenges or obstacles encountered in the field, and be prepared to offer
    solutions and workarounds to overcome them.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Desired Experience & Skills

  • Experience with the Voter Activation Network and Mini VAN
  • Experience coordinating teams of volunteers and paid staff
  • Experience with voter registration, door knocking, phone banking and other forms of
    voter engagement
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement and empowerment of underrepresented
    communities.
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a desire to work as part of a team and respond to the
    needs of the team.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and
    low-income communities.
  • Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and a self-starter.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve.

Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual/Multilingual Preferred (Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi,
    Tagalog, Amharic, Arabic, or Spanish)

Wage & Timeline: This position is an hourly, full-time 40 hours /week, temporary contract position starting at $17/hour from Mid August until November 6th , 2018.

To Apply: Submit resume: victor@coloradoimmigrant.org

All applications must be submitted by 5PM July 27th, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. For questions or more information about CIRC please visit: www.coloradoimmigrant.org

 


Fellowships

We do not currently have any Fellow positions available. If you are interested in other opportunities with CIRC, please contact Caitlin@coloradoimmigrant.org

 


Internships:

We are not currently seeking interns. If you would like to know more about when we will open new internships, please contact caitlin@coloradoimmigrant.org

 

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