• Community Organizer

Western Colorado Congress is a grassroots, democratic organization dedicated to challenging injustice by organizing people to increase their power over decisions that affect their lives. WCCs community groups and members work together to create healthy, sustainable communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship and a truly democratic society.

JOB DESCRIPTION: As a community organizer, you wont be tied to a desk, youll meet lots of people, and youll make change happen at the grassroots level. Your role will be to bring people together to build their collective clout, to empower them to gain seats at the tables where decisions are made, and to train them to be not only campaigners but also leaders and potential decision-makers. Position based in Grand Junction office.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
Recruit new members
Plan and implement strategy on issue campaigns
Conduct research
Participate in grassroots fundraising efforts
Train members in activism skills
Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
Plan and generate turnout for events
Help members in their contacts with public officials and the press

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Commitment to Western Colorado Congress issues and values
Ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to work independently, think strategically and be organized
Strong speaking and writing skills
Familiarity with computers including word processing and social networking
Ability to work some evenings and weekends, and to occasionally travel out of town for 3-4 days at a time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
First-hand experience living in western Colorado, and a good understanding of the areas culture and issues
Experience working for a nonprofit organization focused on social change or environmental issues, or working on a political campaign
Experience in communications or fundraising

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary depends on experience. Benefits include: health insurance; 4 weeks of vacation; sick leave; pension program; sabbatical after 5 years of full-time employment.

APPLICATION must include:
cover letter (tell us why you want the job)
current resumé
short writing sample (eg, a letter-to-the-editor or blog post)
contact information for three professional references

Send application materials to: search@wccongress.org. All documents should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).
Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 or until filled.
https://wccongress.org/
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Full Time
Western Colorado Congress
Brenda Bafus-Williams
PO Box 1931,Grand Junction,Colorado,81502
9702567650
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PostedNovember 27, 2017

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