Position Opening: Bilingual Community Organizer
Together Colorado is a community organization representing over 220 member congregations, clergy, schools, and civic associations throughout Colorado. Together Colorado’s mission is to empower ordinary people to strengthen and transform their communities through community organizing.
Together Colorado has a strong learning culture, including weekly staff development, supervision, coaching opportunities and (Faith in Action, formerly PICO) national trainings. We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building and creating a respectful multi-racial, multi-faith and multilingual organization.
Together Colorado is seeking a Bilingual Community Organizer to train and develop community leaders in faith communities and schools to transform systems and advance Together Colorado’s human dignity agenda. This is a full-time, exempt position with frequent night meetings, some weekend work and some travel required.
A community organizer with Together Colorado works to find and develop leaders in congregations, schools and other institutions to improve their communities. This person will join a team of community organizers working on a variety of issues across the state.
- Organize in congregations and schools. Conduct one-on-one relational meetings every week with community members;
- Train and develop community leaders from member institutions to act in the public arena;
- Work with faith leaders and school leaders to support social justice in their institutions;
- Provide staff leadership for federated campaigns around healthcare, immigration, education, mass incarceration, economic justice
- Represent Together Colorado’s interest at coalition and partner tables to make progress toward shared advocacy goals;
- Participate fully in building Together Colorado’s oppression analysis;
- Help to create and use a racial justice lens for policy and organizing work;
- Serve as an active member of Together Colorado’s Core Leadership Team;
- Complete other community organizing assignments as time permits
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
- Experience in union, social justice or congregation-based community organizing is strongly preferred;
- Experience organizing in congregations with faith as a driver for social justice is preferred;
- Spanish language fluency (written and spoken) is required;
- Strong public speaking, writing and analytical skills;
- Strong interpersonal and relational skills and interest in people;
- Discipline and ability to work effectively in a highly unstructured environment;
- Desire to learn and openness to challenge;
- Experience working in communities of color;
- Use of a car during working hours is required;
- Some evening and weekend hours are required;
- Minimum of three (3) weeks travel outside Denver Metro area, including air travel, is required
Salary: $45,000 or higher, depending on applicable organizing experience. Generous benefits package
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Applications: Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:
1. How does community organizing build power for community members?
2. What experience do you have in community organizing?
3. Describe your experience in racial justice work.
Top candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and commitment through an intensive screening process including modeling an organizing training and interviews with community leaders and board members.
Together Colorado is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.