Conservation Colorado (CC) is hiring a Latino Program Manager to oversee its work to mobilize Latino communities’ voice and leadership on critical environmental issues facing Colorado and the nation. The program is a partnership between CC, working with Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CCEF), and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) that will result in boosting Latino membership, increasing media coverage of Latino leadership on environmental issues and creating grassroots actions that call on state and federal policymakers to protect our air, water and land from pollution and the effects of climate change. CC is seeking someone who has effective relationships with Latino communities and substantial experience running community organizing and advocacy programs that recruit, train and mobilize Latino volunteers. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual, bicultural and have Colorado experience or ties. Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-‐minded policy makers. Conservation Colorado blends the legacies of a combined 60 years of work to protect Colorado’s environment and people while looking forward to use cutting edge strategies and tactics to build power and achieve environmental wins. Latino communities consistently demonstrate concern for strengthening environmental protections, stopping pollution and contamination and addressing climate change’s impacts. With this program, CC and LCVEF will translate Latino communities’ environmental values into concrete actions and leadership in Colorado. The Program Manager will oversee an organizing team that recruits, trains and mobilizes Latino families who will work to reduce carbon emissions, encourage federal action to clean up coal fired power plants, protect our air from oil and gas industry pollution, raise awareness of the need to address global warming and draw attention to elected officials who deny the effects of climate change and resist steps to address it.
Work closely with CC and LCVEF to establish a successful Latino organizing and advocacy program, including:
• Develop issue priorities and identify organizing and advocacy opportunities;
• Recruit, train and manage organizers, ensuring they meet volunteer recruitment and leadership goals and other program metrics;
• Develop and sustain successful volunteer recruitment including phone canvass, ongoing list building, and other outreach methods;
• Develop and implement strategies that turn action takers into activists and leaders including training, volunteer incentives and recognition opportunities;
• Track and analyze program goals and present progress to CC and LCVEF leadership;
• Develop relationships and partnerships with Latino organizations, leaders and policymakers;
• Oversee a Spanish-language and Latino-focused communications strategy including organizing media events, developing media spokespeople, message development and delivery;
• Assist with social media and online campaign that results in building a list of Latino activists on environmental issues;
• Oversee administrative aspects of the program, that include recruiting organizers, tracking hours, as well as establishing and managing program offices.
Candidate must have:
• Enthusiasm and a commitment to building the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Colorado;
• A strong interest in environmental activism;
• 4+ years community, issue, labor or political organizing (2-4 cycle equivalent), preferably within the Latino community;
• Experience supervising staff, preferably organizers;
• Experience with successful volunteer or membership recruitment;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment;
• Reliable transportation;
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
• Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual, bicultural and have Colorado experience or ties.
The Latino Program Manager will report to CC’s Organizing and Political Director and work closely with a LCVEF’s Latino Outreach Director and field team.
Organizing and Political Director and Latino Outreach Director
To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Colorado Latino Program Manager” in the subject line by August 7th. No calls please.
Conservation Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.
Please apply by October 31, 2013