Colorado Nonprofit Association

Community Impact and Public Policy Specialist

POSITION: PUBLIC POLICY and COMMUNITY IMPACT SPECIALIST   

Reports to: Public Policy Director  

Classification: Full Time Exempt  

Compensation: $55,000 – $57,000 Annually 

 ABOUT VIOLENCE FREE COLORADO  

Violence Free Colorado is recognized as the state’s Domestic Violence Coalition. Our mission is “Advancing the well-being of all Coloradans through relationships free from abuse and oppression.” We work at the local, state, and national level to create system-wide change by influencing policy and supporting direct service organizations with resources, training, and technical assistance. We are committed to working in partnership with survivors and other anti-oppression movements to address the root causes, and overlapping dynamics, of violence. Violence Free Colorado has experienced a significant transition in the past few years; we are excited about our current trajectory. We are a progressive organization fostering a workplace culture rooted in equity, transparency, liberation, and care.  

ABOUT THE POSITION  

Working with the Public Policy Director the Policy and Community Impact Specialist will support the work of the Public Policy and Community Impact team on communications and policy work. This position focuses on both aspects, increasing the capacity of the Coalition and members for impactful communication with the public, public-will building on relationship violence and intersecting oppressions, and the spectrum of prevention efforts. Support the Community Impact Manager with communications, and social media, and with member relations, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain, and strengthen member ties to one another and the coalition. Also, this position will support the Public Policy Committee, help implement Violence Free Colorado’s public policy initiatives, work to build the capacity of the state’s domestic violence programs, and widen our network of policy partners. This position includes significant administrative duties. The Specialist will provide technical assistance to member domestic violence programs and allied partners. This position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound independent judgment, multi-task, take initiative, and meet deadlines. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, and strong organizational skills. A commitment to anti-oppression policy development and knowledge of the root causes of gender-based violence is essential.   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS   

Policy Implementation 

Communications and Outreach

Capacity Building 

 Organizational Leadership 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS   

Note to potential applicants: The final candidate must have the ability to perform the majority of duties in this role. Having said that, we acknowledge that individuals who have experienced systemic oppression tend to undervalue what they can contribute to an organization. We encourage you to apply for this job if it sounds like a good fit for you, even if you are not confident you meet every single one of the requirements.  

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY  

E.O.E. – Violence Free Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any protected status and enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all genders and gender expressions, all sexual orientations, members of BIPOC communities, the formerly incarcerated, and persons in/of any other protected class, such as religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy status, or genetic status. Survivors of systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are highly encouraged to apply.