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America Votes: Colorado Program Director

Job Post

Job Post

Operations
Denver, CO, USA · Colorado, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

America Votes: Colorado Program Director

Location

CO

Salary

65000 / Yearly

Company

America Votes

Department

Other

Employer Type

Non-Profit

Application Link

Application Instructions

Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form. If you experience any technical difficulties with our application form, please email recruiting@americavotes.org. Please note that only applications received through the application form will be considered; please do not email us your application materials.

Application Link

https://americavotes.isolvedhire.com/jobs/1212410

Job Description

**Position Description**
America Votes Colorado is seeking a well-organized self-starter for a full-time position as the Colorado Program Director. The Colorado Program Director plays a key role in the advancement of the progressive movement and winning elections in the state. This person will be the coordinator of some of the most exciting progressive electoral and issue work taking place in the state. The position works directly with the America Votes team, as well as dozens of progressive partners across the state, in the planning and execution of electoral and advocacy campaigns, the coordination of field programs, and the utilization of best practices to ensure quality plans and maximize our collective efforts. This position is ideal for someone who is ready for a mid-level role in a campaign environment, has a passion for helping others do their best work, loves canvassing programs, and is excited about the details and tools that power direct voter contact programs. The position reports directly to the Colorado State Director.

**Qualifications**
**Required**
- Ideal candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience in progressive political campaigns, progressive non-profits or similar organizations (with a campaign focus), or similar transferable experience and a minimum two years of project management experience.
- Cultural competency, including the ability to communicate respectfully across lines of difference and a demonstrated understanding of how bias impacts the ability of different communities to vote and how racial disparity presents in data
- Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and moving forward after setbacks. Demonstrated ability to move people to action and hold them accountable with and without formal authority.
- At least one cycle (1 election cycle) of experience with campaign field operations including canvass operations and script writing. Familiarity with VAN (Voter Activation Network) or similar systems. Understanding of canvass operations and how to scale programs required. Stand out candidates will have experience with data and targeting, including using data to inform strategic decisions in campaigns.
- Demonstrated ability to build consensus, negotiate, and strategically disagree within a highly collaborative work environment; ability to be respected by progressive stakeholders, to be trusted to lead and to be able to practice confidentiality, discretion and legal compliance in the work.
- Ability to build strong relationships with partners and allies and to cultivate those relationships over the long term.
- Ability to work independently and to drive and manage own workload; ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
- Demonstrated ability to manage work in a high stress, fast paced environment**.** This includes demonstrating calm & clarity, balancing and re-balancing priorities, advancing program with required urgency, working collaboratively on a team, and building and maintaining trust with a diverse set of stakeholders
- Proficient in Microsoft Office / Google Drive with emphasis on using Excel, Powerpoint, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Must have the ability to manage a high volume of campaign data as well as create informational decks/slideshows.
- Ability to travel within the state (as needed); ability to work irregular campaign style hours, especially during the peak months of the electoral cycle. Meeting in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings is required.
- Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic approach to problem-solving in work with outside partners and while working independently or on a team.
**Preferred**
- Knowledge of and experience with the Colorado political landscape and/or independent expenditure political campaigns.
- Bilingual with fluent written and spoken English and at least conversational Spanish
- Experience with ballot initiative campaigns (signature collection, education, etc).
- Experience using voter contact tools like Get Thru or Scale to Win. Familiarity with digital tools. High level of competency with google sheets and manipulating a large volume of data.
- Experience with vote by mail and get out the vote programs.
- Experience administering programs using VAN or willingness to learn.
- Experience or training in race equity/anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class in organizing and electoral settings.