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Applications Closed for position: Communications Coordinator

May 23, 2021
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We are no longer accepting new applications for the Communications Coordinator position.

Communications Coordinator job description:

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
Organizer and Member Support

  • Work with the Organizing and Development Teams to align effective, compelling
    communications for organizing and fundraising campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the Organizing Team and the Communications Manager to plan and facilitate training on communications and messaging for members.
  • Develop education/advocacy outreach materials to communicate campaign, partner and coalition info to members, supporters and donors.
  • Draft regular updates to membership.
  • Support legislative campaigns, deportation resistance cases and other organizing efforts by drafting language, creating petitions, promoting campaigns over email and social media, etc.

Drafting and Pitching to Media

  • Collaborate with development team to facilitate the collection and use of stories from people impacted by CIRC’s work (in media and fundraising contexts) in an ethical, empowering way
  • Manage rapid media response, including drafting press releases, talking points, and media
    messaging and coordinate media interviews as needed
  • Assist in planning, logistics, and preparation of other CIRC members for press conferences.

Web/Social Media/IT

  • Coordinate website content, e-blasts and information campaigns. Manage CIRC’s social
    media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Create flyers, graphics, images, videos, etc to support our communications infrastructure

Fundraising and event support

  • Assist development team in crafting language for donor appeals
  • Create promotional materials for fundraisers or other events
  • Offer miscellaneous event support, which may include photography, live streaming, etc

Anti-Oppression Commitment
All staff are expected to be active participants in CIRC’s internal anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts to work toward an organizational culture that reflects the values and principles that we are fighting for in the world.

Location Requirement

The Communications Coordinator must live in or be willing to relocate to Colorado. Living in Denver is not necessary, but in-person attendance at Denver-based fundraising, press, or protest events will be required. We anticipate events like these occurring 3-5 times per month.

Terms of Employment

  • Starting date July 5, 2021
  • This position is a permanent, full-time position, supervised by the communications
    manager.
  • Salary and benefits:
    ○ Salary is $46,500, subject to increase as budget and pay-tier structures allow
    ○ Cost of living adjustment on your hire date anniversary
    ○ Health Insurance beginning the 1st day of the month after your hire. Vision and
    dental insurance are offered after 3 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrable skill as a writer. Previous experience with media communications,
    especially drafting press releases, media advisories, and talking points a plus.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish
  • Proactive, highly organized, and attentive to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Strong technology skills. Previous experience with wordpress, canva, or action network a plus.
  • Strong commitment to community justice and anti-oppression

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous communications experience
    To apply, please email jobs@coloradoimmigrant.org with a resume, cover letter,
    and 2-3 writing samples* by June 11.

*At least one writing sample must be in English.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact emily@coloradoimmigrant.org or call the communications team at 720-295-4749

We are committed to fighting for a vision of justice that centers the needs and experience of
BIPOC, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ folks, as well as other marginalized groups. We therefore would like
to strongly encourage people identifying as a member of any of these communities to apply.