At Center for Community Wealth Building (CCWB), we are creating an inclusive economy that works for all. We’re a startup, worker self-directed nonprofit that promotes inclusive economic development. We center the talents and capacities of impacted and vulnerable Metro Denver residents, entrepreneurs and workers in everything we do, while leveraging the economic power of anchor institutions to create an economy that works for everyone.
As the Communications Director, you will be a critical member of a visionary team working to develop more inclusive models of ownership with diverse workers, entrepreneurs, and residents.
More about CCWB
CCWB envisions self-determined communities free from racism, and rooted in economic democracy, dignity, and joy. Our work is driven by our commitment to the values of Economic Justice, Inclusivity, Inspiration and Transformation. We work to inspire a fundamental shift within individuals, communities, institutions, and
systems to support a thriving local economy and a healthy and sustainable way of life.
Internally, we operate as a worker self-directed nonprofit, which means that all employees help to establish the policies, strategic direction, and financial priorities of our organization. In the day to day, we celebrate small wins, we create collectively, we practice empathy, and we embody love and respect. Our team’s
internal values include Innovation, Building for the Future, Human-Centered Growth, Results, and Accountability.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ~ COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE
The Center for Community Wealth Building is an aggressive advocate of affirmative action and welcomes applications from everyone, particularly from people of color; women; LGBTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people with disabilities; and people from low-or moderate-income backgrounds.
The Objective You’re Here to Meet
From its beginning CCWB has focused on getting things done, making an impact, and having tangible results to help ignite people’s imaginations to see that an inclusive economy is possible. As CCWB continues to grow, we seek to more intentionally elevate stories of our work’s impact and the successes of our community partners, as well as educate the broader public about the barriers to economic equity that still remain in order to continue building momentum for necessary systemic and policy changes.
How You’ll Meet Those Objectives
~30% of the time
· Develop and implement CCWB’s communication strategy in alignment with our vision and values
· Manage master communications calendar that reflects and supports program calendar
· Manage, track, and evaluate communications strategies
· Support programmatic communications needs (i.e. drafting blogs, messaging strategies, program case statements, etc.)
· Develop communications templates for outreach and storytelling through emails, newsletters, donor communications, etc.
· Develop and support new outreach and engagement strategies
· Provide communications support to and promote CCWB and co-sponsored events
· Manage the communications budget
· Support and participate in coalition work, as appropriate
· Collaborate closely with Executive Director and Administrative Officer to support fundraising
~20% of the time
· Develop outreach and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, fact sheets and case statements, flyers, annual reports, donor communications)
· Design all in-house publications using Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.
· Review all online and hard copy publications developed by CCWB program staff
· Ensure consistent messaging and branding
· Develop and manage an image library
· Ensure that communications systems, practices, and content are in alignment with our mission, vision, and values
~20% of the time
· Maintain website content, and functionality
· Maintain and manage Google Analytics/Google Search Console
· Monitor SEO, site traffic, trends, performance
· Coordinate and manage blog posts
· Manage and implement social media strategies
· Implement strategic Facebook ad campaigns in coordination with program teams
· Create regular content and schedule posts on key CCWB social media channels
· Manage posts, videos, graphics for CCWB’s current platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)
· Create social media toolkits for partners/public
~10% of the time
· Work with staff to coordinate the production and dissemination of program newsletters
· Coordinate and edit all email blasts
· Capture and disseminate success stories
· Manage HubSpot (CRM) lists and contacts
~10% of the time
· Write and distribute press releases, coordinating with partner organizations as appropriate
· Develop and maintain media relationships
· Monitor media hits, coverage, trends
· Build and maintain media contacts
· Develop and implement CCWB’s proactive media strategy to disseminate stories
· Serve as primary contact for the media when appropriate
~10% of the time
What We’re Looking For
· You have a deep understanding and commitment to racial and economic justice.
· You have at least 3 years of professional experience. Whether you come with a background in communications for justice-oriented non-profit organizations, public relations, digital organizing, or some combination, you are eager to learn, to meet entrepreneurs where they are at, and to seek creative solutions to
communication problems, including marketing campaigns and more.
· You love diving into details and achieving outcomes. You are in touch with your inner perfectionist and know that paying attention to the details leads to polished results and reflects well on the organization. You’re driven to achieve and exceed goals and objectives. Your commitment to quality adds value to everyone and everything you work with.
· You see the system, too. In addition to communications skills, you have a deep and demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice. You understand how we might respond to systems of oppression through community wealth building and asset-based methodologies. You may have experience with grassroots community organizing or labor organizing for social change.
· You’re adept at communicating and translating information. You delight in working with people from diverse class, racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, practicing empathy and respect. You code-switch and use your bilingual or multilingual skills (ideally Spanish, Amharic, Vietnamese, Arabic or Somali) to ensure that entrepreneurs have full access to information and resources that can help them succeed. You’re confident in communication, whether presenting one-on-one,
drafting social media posts, or planning and facilitating group workshops or community meetings.
· You’re committed not just to ideas but to outcomes. You’re a self-starter, driven to achieve and exceed goals and objectives. You have the capacity to complete multiple projects that sometimes have competing deadlines. You learn and adapt as you go and recognize when an approach or tool is not working.
· You’re excited to practice horizontal management with our team. You don’t stop with pointing out how things can be better; you roll up your sleeves and take steps to improve and influence the world around you. You value contributing to the process and the process of co-creation. You’re committed to growing and helping others grow through collaborative thinking and doing, kind feedback, vulnerability, and gratitude. You are open to learning and developing new ways of running a nonprofit.
This Job Requires
· Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including nights/weekends
· Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and Google Suite, and willingness to learn new platforms
· Car and valid driver’s license (mileage reimbursed)
Foothills Animal Shelter seeks a marketing and community relations manager to join our development team who is committed to advancing the mission and vision of Foothills Animal Shelter and excited to engage in the transformative work of animal welfare.
Who We Are
As an open admission shelter, we are committed to being here for families and their pets in Jefferson County, Colorado. We identify as a socially conscious shelter, caring for over 8,000 dogs, cats, and small animals every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers who are committed to the physical and emotional wellbeing of every pet we serve.
What You Bring
Community Resource Center (CRC), a Denver based nonprofit, supports, and strengthens change-makers across the nonprofit ecosystem, working together to create a more equitable Colorado. As a statewide convener, CRC listens to partners’ challenges and considers new ways to provide support and access to tools most needed by organizations. An ongoing challenge faced by small, rural-based, and BIPOC-led and serving nonprofits is access to grant funding. Often, smaller organizations lack the capacity to conduct research for, write, and develop systems for management and reporting on grants. The GrantCorps VISTA will combat this barrier by engaging with rural nonprofits addressing poverty and build their capacity through fund development and grant writing. The VISTA will assist in securing resources and sustainability for rural nonprofits by researching grant opportunities and writing and submitting strong grant proposals. They will gain valuable insight and experience in fund development by crafting and initiating grant applications for these nonprofits. This second-year VISTA will continue to provide one-on-one grant writing services to rural nonprofits to fund their programs, projects, and general operating needs. The VISTA member will increase the ability of these smaller rural, BIPOC-led and serving, nonprofits’ access to funding opportunities, leveling the philanthropic playing field. This role will address the sustainability of services to low-income communities, and the streams of funding that make access to those services possible. By doing so, the VISTA will increase the ability of our partners to improve educational, health, housing, and workforce development outcomes. CRC staff will support the VISTA member and enhance their opportunities for professional development and future employment. CRC is looking for committed and passionate individuals to join this ground-breaking initiative to bridge the access gap and work towards a more equitable future.
The Grantwriting Specialist VISTA will:
1) Gain skills and receive training in grant writing for nonprofits and community organizations
2) Develop templates and tools for the nonprofit organizations to utilize in future grant applications
3) Plan and initiate potential opportunities for program, project, and organizational evaluation to better meet the needs of more partner organizations
4) Collaborate with their supervisor and partner organizations to draft, review, and edit grant narratives and grant reports
5) Leverage relationships with funders and front range funding entities to increase access for rural and bipoc led nonprofits
6) Apply for diverse funding opportunities to ensure long term sustainability
7) Utilize CRC’s collection of statewide funding data to make recommendations for organizations
8) Engage collaboratively with other VISTAs to create grant tracking and CRM systems, developing recommendations for CRC and partner organizations to effectively utilize these tools
We are seeking a savvy digital designer who will combine their love of visual storytelling and technical know-how to create an exceptional digital experience by designing for all our digital channels including email, social media (paid and organic), website, and events. This position requires someone with the ability to self-start and lead projects based on business needs and marketing opportunities. You are able to work independently and with a team, be able to project manage multiple tactics with excellent organizational skills and possess strong interpersonal skills.
Your deep understanding of omnichannel marketing practices, non-profit fundraising, user journeys, campaign tracking, and visual design will support all development strategies by creating a compelling journey that will inspire constituents to learn more about us, motivate consumers to convert, and produce repeat visitors to gain a deeper and richer understanding of the work we do and how we fulfill our mission. You are excited to create a strong brand presence, are energized by creating compelling and powerful visuals that inspire others to understand the work we do and the communities we serve, and thrive in fast-paced environments.
Communications Intern (part-time, non-exempt, temporary)
WHO ARE WE?
Denver Public Schools Foundation believes our city is strengthened by every student who graduates ready to lead a successful life. As the strategic fundraising partner to DPS, we work alongside district leaders and educators to advocate for the highest impact investments and galvanize the philanthropic and community support necessary to ensure Every Child Succeeds. We strive to live by our Core Values and see them as a commitment to ourselves, to DPS, and to the students and families we have promised to serve. For additional information about our organization, please visit www.dpsfoundation.org.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are seeking an individual who is excited and eager to learn aspects of communications while gaining skills in relationship building, volunteer management, communications, and business operations at a thriving nonprofit organization. No previous experience required; merely a drive and willingness to jump in and learn! We are looking for an individual with a proven ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously,
and is able to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities.
The Communications Intern will help in key areas of communications/marketing and general office support. This position will average 10 hours per week. We request a commitment through June 30, 2024. This is a hybrid in office and work from home position. While flexible hours and days are available, there will be occasions where certain days and times are required. The Communications Intern is expected to work in the office at least two times per month. This position reports to the Events & Communications Specialist.
WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Help build upon DPS Foundation’s social media strategy and work to implement new channels and collect DPS Foundation information and news seamlessly across all media
● Assist with design projects and website content management including set up of staff and board of directors on website and maintenance of Colorado Gives Day website
● Design and test email broadcasts for send
● Track monthly metrics and analyze successes and failures
● Make social media recommendations for improvement based on findings
● Serve as an ambassador at events including speaking engagements, resource fairs, and sporting events
● Support student, educator, and donor stories and quotes collection to be used throughout the year
● Assist with donor outreach and stewardship events and support volunteer management for Colfax Marathon and as needed
● Assist in content creation for blog post writing and other writing as needed
● Conduct communications, donor, and grant research
● Organize electronic photo library and use digital assets to build online video and photo databases to be embedded into DPS Foundation’s website and shared across social channels
● Assist with invoice processing and expense reports
● Perform office support responsibilities on various projects
● Assist with additional specific projects, as needed and as assigned
● Create onboarding materials and train incoming interns
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The successful candidate should possess the following:
● An interest in communications, marketing, and/or not for profit work (degree seeking students may qualify for work study/college credit)
● Excellent writing and editing skills
● Internet proficiency; experience with Facebook, blogs, and/or website content management preferred
● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with others in a professional manner as a representative of DPS Foundation
● Professional demeanor with strong ethical standards; maintain discretion with confidential information about donors or potential donors
● Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
● Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, In Design, and Illustrator) preferred
● Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously both as a team member and individually
● Self-motivated, team player, highly organized, able to prioritize, and must be detail-oriented
● Flexibility to work remotely as well as in an open-office environment, depending on circumstances, and occasional evening and weekend hours during events, as needed.
WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE US?
This position is an opportunity to join an exceptional team to start, grow, or hone your communications/marketing skills, while working at one of the most respected nonprofit organizations in Denver. We have a flexible, supportive work environment and strive to work with our Core Values at the forefront of what we do.
We value each team member and are excited to hear different perspectives and ideas. We offer an hourly salary of $17.29.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING
In alignment with our Core Values, DPS Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent our team members invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation,
socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make individuals unique. DPS Foundation encourages all qualified candidates to apply. All employment is decided on the basis of job related factors such as qualifications, merit, and business need
POSITION: Communications and Foundation Relations Director
REPORTS TO: Vice President of External Affairs
JOB TYPE: Full Time; 40 hours, Exempt
ABOUT BRENT’S PLACE
Brent’s Place—the primary program of the Brent Eley Foundation— is a place of hope and healing that provides a long-term home away from home for patients, and their families, managing medical crises while they receive treatment at local hospitals. We offer a variety of uniquely tailored programs and support for the entire family designed to help in the healing process.
Who We Serve
We welcome patients with bone-marrow transplants, long-term oncology needs, and families facing a wide range of medical crises. We partner with physicians and hospital social workers to determine who would benefit most from our services.
In providing a home away from home for our families, we focus on three key areas:
Brent’s Place is a special family that live by the values of compassion, integrity, respect, responsibility, and quality of life—we are looking for new team members to join us. If our mission and approach speak to your heart, keep reading.
The Communications and Foundation Relations Director will advance the Brent’s Place mission by providing strategic communications leadership and grant program management that enhances fund development for our expanding $5 million annual operating budget. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and working alongside a passionate team, the Communications and Foundation Relations Director will maintain, establish, and strengthen an assigned portfolio of Foundations while aiding our remote Grants Manager in relationship management on a local level. This role will work hand-in-hand with the VP of External Affairs to strategize and implement marketing and strategic communications efforts to enhance brand awareness to cultivate and expand our community of supporters. The Communications and Foundation Relations Director collaborates across the External Affairs team and organization to fulfill the organization’s annual fundraising and community engagement goals.
Grants Program Management (30%)
Portfolio/Relationship Management (20%)
Strategic Communications (50%)
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN THIS ROLE:
Brent’s Place seeks a highly organized, dynamic development professional with a successful strategic communications and relationship management track record. The Communications and Foundation Relations Director should also have demonstrated experience in developing and implementing creative strategies for increased funding and support for mission-driven organizations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULE
Our work environment is dynamic as we walk alongside families in medical crises. No one day looks the same as we respond, support, and care for our families. High emotional energy and stamina are needed to join our compassionate team, who works seamlessly together to support patient families and care for one another.
This position will require working some evenings, periodic weekends, and occasional holidays. Grounded in our “Quality of Life” core value, we offer a flexible work schedule to help accommodate these requirements.
Scope of Position
United Way of Larimer County is now accepting applications for an internship to support marketing and
communication efforts. This internship will provide valuable career experience while making a difference
in the community. This opportunity provides the following experiences:
Gain hands-on marketing and communications experience.
Meet and network with community members in Larimer County.
Work independently and with the freedom to be creative.
Practice and gain new interpersonal skills.
Improve clerical and administrative skills.
Improve data management skills.
Add experience with a reputable organization in the nonprofit community on a national level to your resume.
Support Marketing Manager with marketing, communications, and special projects.
Assist with creation of social media content and copy
Implement, manage, and support program special projects, as assigned.
Support the translation of materials, content, and copy where appropriate
Support UWLC events, as needed.
Maintain excellent communication with all staff.
Assist Marketing Manager with various administrative and clerical tasks.
Attend and participate in Resource Development and Marketing team meetings
Students from all areas of study are invited to apply.
Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish (strongly preferred)
Organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytic and strategic thinking.
Written and verbal communication skills, as well as solid interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and in a flexible environment.
Capability to prioritize and manage a multitude of tasks.
A self-starter who takes initiative.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Premier Pro.
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software.
Experience with CSS and/or HTML
About Save Our Youth Mentoring (SOY)
Save Our Youth Mentoring is a faith-based youth development organization connecting young people to hope through long-term mentoring relationships. We collaborate with individuals and groups in the community to increase awareness of kids’ resilience and support their success. Save Our Youth mentors bring experience, compassion, long-term commitment, and intentionality to provide kids with a caring advocate by their side.
We are looking for a dynamic individual gifted in marketing, communications, and event planning. You will work well with others to carry out a vision, whether through telling the Save Our Youth story via digital and print communications or in person at events.
Marketing and Communications: You will plan, produce, and oversee all communications and marketing. This includes print newsletters, social media campaigns, promotional materials, merchandise and swag, online marketing funnels, e-newsletters, website updates, and more. Your gifts and talents will help deliver our important story to the press and the public, which means you will have a heart and a passion to impact youth.
Events: We hold many events a year, such as celebrations, activities for our matches, and development events. You will help plan and execute the vision for the event. As an organization, we enjoy celebrating and engaging with our mentors, mentees and their families, donors, staff, and volunteers. It’s not only important that the event is managed well, but that it is fun, on budget, and creates meaningful opportunities for connection.
Duties and Responsibilities
Marketing and Communications
Palmer Land Conservancy seeks a Communications Manager to connect, inspire and engage the Palmer brand with current and prospective members and stakeholders across southern Colorado. This position reports to the Vice President of External Affairs and is responsible for growing and managing Palmer’s communications programs through compelling and inspiring storytelling to mobilize the next generation of land lovers. The Communications Manager will also work closely with the Membership and Events Manager, and other Palmer staff.
With over 137,000 acres under permanent conservation, Palmer Land Conservancy is one of the leading nonprofit land conservation organizations in Colorado and is the 17th largest local land trust in the nation based on acreage conserved. We seek a highly creative, motivated, and passionate individual who will bring their love of the land, local food, and nature, coupled with their expertise in communications, to the team. Our ideal candidate will understand brand management and strategy and have an excellent skill-set for storytelling, writing, and design. This individual also needs to possess the leadership qualities to manage a comprehensive communications program. This is a permanent, full-time position with generous time off, a comprehensive benefits package, and significant room for growth.
General Brand Communications
Palmer leadership values a culture of generosity, trust, and dedication to conservation. The work environment is goal-based, and work plans and performance are focused on identifying and achieving attainable, but ambitious objectives on a quarterly timeline. This is not a micro-managed environment, and instead, employees are trusted to get their work done with a high level of personal responsibility. Palmer was voted as one of Colorado Springs best workplaces in 2022.
Palmer’s employees are hardworking and high impact performers. In exchange, Palmer staff are supported in pursuing work-life flexibility including remote work.
About Palmer Land Conservancy:
Since 1977, Palmer Land Conservancy has worked with individuals, private and public partners, and various communities to protect land forever including 20 of the region’s favorite public parks and open spaces, working farms and ranches, and iconic scenic views. We passionately promote the conservation and enjoyment of our region’s most important natural assets that define why we love Colorado: its natural beauty, locally grown food, and outdoor recreation. More info: palmerland.org
About Denver Families for Public Schools
Denver Families for Public Schools (Denver Families) is a nonprofit organization that exists to reposition the community as the powerbroker in public education. We work with public school families, educators, and community members to increase civic engagement and electoral participation.
By empowering community voices, developing a pipeline of future education leaders, and engaging more Denver voters in local elections, we believe that Denver education policymakers will be more aligned with what the community wants: a Denver Public Schools system that works for all students in all corners of the city.
This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to develop and implement a robust communications strategy for Denver Families for Public Schools. The Director of Communications is expected to collaborate with all members of the Denver Families team, as well as effectively manage external communications vendors. The Director of Communications will report to Denver Families’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Roles & Responsibilities