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UNE is an equal opportunity employer. UNE is firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds may grow personally and professionally.  UNE will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, physical ability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.

Current Openings

Political Field Director

Position Overview: The Political Field Director will lead the overall strategy and implementation of UNE’s civic engagement efforts to advance issue campaigns, legislative priorities, and local and state ballot initiatives, and UNE Action’s electoral priorities. The Political Field Director will design a program to integrate voter engagement in all aspects of our organizing, ensuring that our communities are the one’s crafting a vision for a thriving Colorado, and holding our elected officials accountable to that vision at the federal, state, and local level. This position will align our voter engagement efforts with our field membership recruitment operation and support in expanding the existing dues paying program. This is a senior level position which will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Organizing and Deputy Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

● Work with organizing team to construct strategic civic engagement and voter contact programs to advance issue campaigns and policy priorities.

● Co-lead state legislative strategy with Organizing Director to ensure voter engagement integration with organizing program. ● Implement a training program for staff and membership to build year-round voter engagement capacity.

● Manage C3 and C4 civic engagement field programs including: member recruitment, voter registration, persuasion, GOTV and electoral accountability.

● Represent UNE at coalition and campaign tables, and manage and develop partnership relationships to achieve civic engagement and policy outcomes.

● Provide timely reporting as requested for funders, staff, and allied organizations.

● Serve as technical and training support to staff and membership for VAN (Voter Action Network), EveryAction and Hustle.

● In collaboration with organizing team, develop and execute membership recruitment canvasses.

● Along with the Deputy Director and Digital Organizer, grow our member dues program.

Job Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated seasoned social justice leader who is interested in growing the organization into a credible powerhouse for grassroots organizing, voter engagement and economic justice campaigns. The ideal candidate should have at least 3-5 years of electoral or community organizing experience, and experience organizing in coalition with grassroots, political and labor allies. Candidates should also have:

● Commitment to the social justice movement and passion for winning change for low income and working families people

● Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues

● Experience working with low income communities, communities of color, and/or the labor movement

● At least 2 years leading civic engagement programs

● Experience with the wide range of electoral tactics employed by community organizations, including canvassing, phone-banking, SMS, digital ads, direct mail, earned media, volunteer and paid operations

● Strong understanding of VAN (Voter Action Network), EveryAction, Hustle, Xcel and political data

● Familiarity with legal frameworks for 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 eligible activities

● Experience leading grassroots organizing campaigns with state or local significance

● Demonstrated experience in recruiting, motivating and training staff and volunteers

● Ability to develop and implement training curricula

● At least 1 year of direct management of staff

● Ability and commitment to the development of leadership capacity among staff and members

● Excellent relationship-building skills with significant experience building and sustaining working relationships across geography with community leaders and organizers of color

● Knowledge of the current economic, political and legislative issues at the local and state level

● Must be able to operate independently in addition to working with a team in a campaign setting with an ability to respond to a rapidly changing political environment and field program

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)

● Experience with fundraising preferred (grant writing, small donor campaigns, etc.)

● Willingness to work occasional long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends

● Ability and willingness to travel and reliable transportation

● People of Color and candidates who speak a language in addition to English strongly encouraged to apply

Compensation:

● Salary range is $53,000 – $57,000 based on experience.

● Great benefits: family health, dental, vision, holidays, vacation, employer-matched retirement.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three work or school related references to Carmen Medrano, Executive Director at jobs@unecolorado.org

Position Open Until Filled – Priority will be given to applications received before November 29th, 2019

Internships at UNE

If you are interested in a future internship, please submit an email describing your interest in UNE, the quarter/semester you are available, and a resume to jobs@unecolorado.org .

UNE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are Strongly Encouraged to Apply.