Colorado Nonprofit Association

Budget & Finance Assistant

 Job Summary: 

BFA is responsible for assisting Budget &
Finance Manager with overall post award management, including, but not limited
to, generating Federal Grant invoices, preparing journal entries, and
reconciling AR balance sheet accounts.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited
to the following:

· Enter the agreement terms
and budget for newly awarded grants into the accounting software.

· Produce invoices for
Federal Grants and Clinical Trials, reviewed by Budget & Finance Manager.

· Assist with educating investigator
administrative staff on DRI and Federal Grant policies.

· Prepare payroll
journal entries, including timecard verification.

· Assist with preparation
and posting monthly indirect cost allocations.

· Reconcile AR balance
sheet accounts.

· Complete outreach for
AR Open Invoices greater than 31-60 days.

· Complete older account

· Assist with monthly
expense review.

· Other duties as


Competencies include but are not limited to: 

· Strong analytical
skills, especially using spreadsheets.

· Extensive experience
with planning, managing, and reconciling budgets.

· Self-starter who can
deliver against timelines and remain focused under pressure.

· Excellent project and
time management skills

· Excellent
organizational skills

· Excellent written and
verbal communication skills especially in interpreting contractual and
accounting requirements

· Ability to problem
solve, manage multiple tasks; able to prioritize and work independently with
minimal supervision.

· Strong interpersonal
and customer service skills with ability to establish rapport with all
stakeholders, both internal and external

· Ability to use various
software systems.


Required Education and Experience:

· Associates or Bachelor’s
degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or demonstrated five
years’ experience in a non-profit or higher education institution, with similar
responsibilities, may substitute for the education.


· Familiarity with
Federal OMB Uniform Guidance rules and requirements (2CFR200)

· Experience with Post-Award
Federal Grant Administration

· Experience with
Blackbaud software


Supervisory Responsibility: Not at this time.  

 Work Environment: This position operates in a business-casual
office environment, if desired some flexibility to work remotely as agreed upon
with management. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. If
working remotely must be able to find a place to accomplish daily duties just
like in the DRI office setting.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands and
fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Required ability to
reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk, and hear. The employee must
occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full time position. Additional hours
may be required, especially during the annual financial audit.

Family Support Coach – CR

Position Summary

The Family Support Coach provides comprehensive voluntary services for families screened out of child protective services by Douglas County Human Services via the Family Center of Douglas County program. The primary focus of this program is to engage families and connect them to community services to prevent deeper penetration into the child welfare system. The position will offer education and support services to parents using strength-based practices. Responsibilities include conducting initial and follow-up assessments; working cooperatively with other agencies to link families to financial services and community resources that meet the parents’ expressed needs; and providing direct services and accurate data entry to track and record contacts. Flexible schedule required as this position will work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


* The Special Services Supervisor at Douglas County Department of Human Services provides training and supervises the contract between Catholic Charities of Central Colorado and the County.



 Essential Duties




Work Environment


Physical Demands



This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.





The salary range for this position is $25.96 – $27.00 plus a $1.00/hour bilingual differential. Salary is determined based on the applicant’s incoming skills and experience, and the budget at time of hiring.



Position Classification

Grant Funded Position: ? Yes End Date: June 30, 2025




Gallery Assistant

Gallery Assistant

Organizational Summary

The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone. The Arvada Center strives to create and maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all artists, actors, staff, volunteers, and patrons.


Our Galleries program boasts over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space across three unique galleries housed within the Arvada Center. The Arvada Center Galleries produces four major exhibition series each year and holds an annual Fine Art Market during the Holiday season. We create all of our exhibitions in-house and focus on Colorado artists and artists of the Western region.


We focus on a collaborative work style in all aspects of the Galleries department and strive to make an enjoyable experience and uplifting environment not only for our visitors but also for our curators, artists, and gallery assistants.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Galleries and/or the Exhibition Manager, this hourly position assists in the preparation, design, installation, transportation, communication, implementation, and interpretation of Arvada Center art exhibitions. This position requires flexibility to work up to 40 hours a week (M-F 9-5) for 2-3 weeks when changing over exhibitions (none to limited working hours during exhibition runs).


Preparation of Exhibitions:

● Helps maintain all exhibitions (clean cases, change lighting, touch paint, etc.)

● Prepares galleries for exhibitions (patch and paint walls and pedestals, apply graphic vinyl, mount graphics, fabricates and installs walls, molding, and lighting of artwork)

● Unpacks, installs, repacks, and if requested prepares condition reports for all arriving and returning artwork

● Safely handles/installs artwork and understands the liability of handling fragile and expensive artwork

● Helps maintain gallery shops, including keeping work area clean, safe, and free of debris, and assisting in maintaining an organized stock of materials and tools

● Facilitates gallery shop equipment and tool maintenance

● Builds crates, pedestals, walls, and exhibition mounts as required using hand and power tools

● Works closely with curators and artists for facilitating artistic goals and quality of all exhibitions

Administrative Duties:

● Collaborates/Assists with curators and artists to help install their artistic vision

● Assists in preparing and cleanup of openings and other special events

● Other reasonable duties as assigned

Skills and Competencies

● Exhibits strong verbal communication skills and interacts with all personnel, vendors, and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner

● Exhibits strong time management skills, and demonstrates a strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

● Capable of handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently

● Ability to do a physically demanding job including lifting modular walls, being on the floor, climbing on ladders, and being on your feet for long lengths of time

● Effective communication and active problem-solving 

● Self-motivated and self-starting

● Comfortable using a variety of hand tools and power tools


This is a part-time, nonexempt position earning $18.50-$20.50 per hour depending on experience and qualifications and is eligible to earn paid sick time.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability or any other status protected by state or local law. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Application Instructions

Send an email with your resume to with the job title in the subject line.

*Applications accepted until April 30, 2024

Human Resources Associate

 Human Resources Associate (Part-Time) 

United Way of Weld County  



Through the vision and support of United Way donors and volunteers, together we are building a better Weld County, one where: 

· children are reading to learn by the start of fourth grade 

· youth are working at good jobs by age 25 

· families have stable housing 

· older adults are aging well and 

· people are connecting to the help they need. 



The Human Resources Associate will provide administrative support to the HR Manager. This may include scheduling onboarding, completing payroll process, employee file maintenance, posting job listings, and a variety of other administrative HR tasks. This is an entry-level position, excellent for someone interested in learning about key human resource functions.  



· Maintain employee files, both electronically and hard copies 

· Schedule and initiate new hire onboarding and orientations 

· Take the lead in processing payroll 

· Complete termination paperwork 

· Help employees access their payroll, insurance, and retirement information 

· Assist in posting job listings and identifying candidates  

· Support all HR functions needed 


United Way of Weld County General

• Support and promote the mission, values, goals and objectives of United Way, including representing United Way in professional organizations and the community (as assigned). 

• Support fundraising efforts of United Way and activities that support United Way. 

• Support United Way annual events, disaster response, and other activities as assigned. 

• Participate in staff meetings and in service opportunities. 

• Contribute to organizational promotions including writing promotional copy, proofreading informational and campaign materials, participation in outreach, etc. 

• Other duties as assigned. 



· Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations. 

· Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. 

· Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. 

· Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact. 

· Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network. 



· High computer literacy required: demonstrated ability with MS office including excel, Outlook, and Teams  

· Associate’s degree or two years’ experience working in human resources support  



· Able to navigate ADP, Excel, Outlook, Teams, CareerPlug, and a variety of job listing, insurance and other large corporate websites  

· Willingness to learn new processes, systems, and best practices 

· Accurately follow detailed instructions  

· Demonstrate keen attention to detail 

· Alter priorities and return to tasks as things come up 

· Maintain discretion with sensitive information under all circumstances 

· Comfortable meeting new people 

· Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking preferred 



· Part-time, non-exempt 

o 20-25 hours per week, must be between the hours of 8-5, but specific schedule is flexible 

· Pay Range (H3): $16.77-18.88 per hour 

o Plus $.48 per hour Spanish speaking differential, if applicable 

· Supervisory duties: n/a 

· Reports to: Human Resources Manager 

· Eligible for remote work: Yes, after 90 days with approval 

· Background and credit check required  

Director of Committee Coordination

Position Title: Director of Committee Coordination

Location: Virtual workplace. Prefer applicants in Colorado; will consider exceptional applicants in other western U.S. locations – must be in a Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) member State/Pacific Island

Functions: The CWSF and Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) Director of Committee Coordination provides membership services by supporting all functions of the organizations’ subject matter and regional committees. This role serves as the staff liaison to all CWSF and WFLC committees, acting as a representative to state, federal, and partner organization audiences and facilitating the planning of all meetings.

Work Schedule: Full-time salaried position, exempt

Compensation: $72,500 – $102,000; this amount may vary based on the selected individual’s location to account for locality cost of living. Benefits include vacation and sick leave; medical, vision, and dental insurance; 401k; and life insurance.

Reports to: Executive Director

Closing Date: April 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Duties & Responsibilities

Support CWSF’s Strategic Plan Goal 1 to create an inclusive, member centered environment that facilitates meaningful engagement and learning among members. Duties to include:

Support CWSF’s Strategic Plan Goal 2 to be a trusted and credible authority and advocate for western forestry and wildland fire priorities. Duties to include:

Support CWSF’s Strategic Plan Goal 3 to strengthen the prominence of western forestry priorities through establishment and maintenance of strong and collaborative partnerships. Duties to include:

Support CWSF’s Strategic Plan Goal 4 to manage the governance, financial, operational, and human affairs of the organization using sound and well-informed approaches. Duties to include:




Equal Opportunity Employer

CWSF is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders.



Every day, we prove the smartest investments are made in children. At Invest in Kids (IIK), we bring research-based, proven programs into communities across the state. Our efforts focus on the specific needs of children in low-income families, with the hope of seeing every child in Colorado thrive. The FORRCE Project Specialist will contribute to this mission by overseeing our workforce initiative on behalf of the organization and playing a pivotal role in supporting the recruitment, retention, compensation, and pipeline of our evidence-based programs’ workforce


The FORRCE Project Specialist, as part of the Community Partnerships Department, holistically supports the organization’s mission, with the goal of building out the workforce Initiative, FORRCE, in support of IIK’s local service providers. Local service providers are experiencing workforce issues that impede high quality implementation, which is currently the most significant issue in our field. Although FORRCE is a new initiative for IIK, it is supported equally by the voices of our experienced community partners, experts in the early childhood field, and state-wide workforce data.

The FORRCE Project Specialist will manage/coordinate the FORRCE initiative, monitor key operational activities, and provide research support to program Vice Presidents. They will track and report on programmatic work and will support consistent communication and knowledge sharing among partners. To be successful in this position, you will oversee multiple collaborative relationships and capable of crafting people centered solutions, be able to distill complex information to make it relatable and easy to understand, coordinate cross-departmentally, and be resourceful and self-motivated.


• Collaborate with program staff, consultants, and IIK Leadership to conceptualize and create workforce solutions to clearly define project scope boundaries (FORRCE initiative).

• Partner with Vice President of Community Partnerships to create a clear vision for a coordinated organizational workforce plan (FORRCE initiative).

• Work to center equity and family voice within FORRCE Initiative.

• Build systems, processes, and reporting procedures for FORRCE Initiative. Identify areas for improvement in early implementation.

• Provide coordination for FORRCE Initiative through multiyear projects and cross partnerships.

• Develop and implement FORRCE Initiative communication plan; regularly report project status and provide recommendations for improvement.

• Serve as primary contact for workforce-based relationships. Build and maintain partnerships as necessary to achieve program outcomes.

• Other duties as assigned.


• 2+ years of Project Management, design, and launch experience with a commitment to continuous improvement.

• 2+ years of evaluation experience specifically in evaluation design and mixed-methods data collection

• 2+ years of workforce development experience a plus or preferred.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience collaborating in a high-growth and mission-driven environment.

• Strong writing and analytical skills, ability to express new ideas and communicate with diverse audiences.

• Collaborative and team-oriented, as this position will contribute to organizational culture by working alongside all departments.

• Enjoys executing process-oriented, tactical responsibilities in addition to engaging in strategic visioning.

• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus; bilingual in other languages a plus

Colorado Springs-Based Volunteer Board Member

 Volunteer Position
Title: Independent Board Member, emphasis Fund Development, HR, or Interest in
Vice Chair Role

Organization: Safe Place for

Location: Colorado Spring, Colorado 

808 Village Center

Colorado Springs, CO

Type: Volunteer Position 

About Us: Safe Place
for Pets believe that pets change our lives.
We’re on a quest to change theirs. We are a 501C3 nonprofit that helps people who are terminally ill, and
their families by finding homes for their pets.
We were founded 27 years ago by a group of hospice nurses who saw
firsthand the pain of not know what will happen to our bet 4-legged friend when
the end of live is approaching.
If this
mission is appealing and you have board experience, please connect with us.

Overview: As an Independent
Board Member or as a Board Member with Fund Development, HR or Interest in a
Vice Chair Role, you will play a crucial role in guiding the strategic
direction and governance of Safe Place for Pets. . You will bring your
expertise, experience, and dedication to support the organization in fulfilling
its mission effectively and responsibly.


  1. Strategic Planning: Contribute to
    the development and refinement of the organization’s strategic goals and
  2. Governance: Ensure
    compliance with legal and ethical standards and uphold the highest
    standards of integrity and accountability.
  3. Financial Oversight: Provide
    oversight of financial matters, including budget approval, financial
    reporting, and fiscal management.
  4. Resource Development: Assist in
    fundraising efforts, including identifying potential donors, cultivating
    relationships, and promoting the organization’s fundraising initiatives.
  5. Advocacy and Networking: Act as an
    ambassador for the organization, advocating for its mission and fostering
    positive relationships with stakeholders, partners, and the community.
  6. Risk Management: Identify and
    address potential risks and challenges facing the organization and work
    collaboratively with fellow board members to mitigate these risks.
  7. Evaluation and Impact Assessment: Participate in
    the evaluation of the organization’s programs and initiatives, ensuring
    alignment with its mission and goals, and promoting continuous
  8. Committee Participation: Serve on board
    committees as needed, contributing your expertise and insights to specific
    areas such as finance, governance, fundraising, or programs.
  9. Attendance and Engagement: Attend board
    meetings regularly, actively participate in discussions, and stay informed
    about relevant issues and developments in the field.
  10. Support and Mentorship: Provide
    support and mentorship to fellow board members, staff, and volunteers,
    fostering a culture of collaboration, learning, and growth.


Time Commitment:  

How to Apply: If you are
passionate about making a difference and believe you have the skills and
experience to contribute effectively as an Independent Board Member, please
submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to

Deadline for
Applications: June 1, 2024

Safe Place for Pets 

 is committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and
identities. We value the unique perspectives and contributions that a diverse
board can bring to our organization.


Benefits Specialist

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Join our dynamic team at Adams County as a Benefits Administrator, where you’ll play a pivotal role in the administration of our benefit programs, leave of absence, and ADAAA compliance. Under the guidance of the Benefits Manager and Benefits-LOA-ADA Administrator, you’ll ensure the seamless operation of our benefit programs, including vendor communication, plan document review, and employee support. As the main point of contact for employee inquiries and problem resolution, you’ll provide exceptional service to our valued team members while also contributing to the continual improvement of our benefit programs and processes. If you’re a detail-oriented professional with a passion for benefits administration and a commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you. Join us and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our employees and their families. Apply today! 

Examples of Duties for Success


POSITION SUMMARY: Builds attendance and image for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by capturing and editing original photos and videos for use in social media content creation and other promotional and communication pieces. Must have an insatiable curiosity about our animals and a desire to share them with our social media followers, newsletter subscribers, members and other audiences.

Must have previous experience working on a professional, collaborative and creative team. Must be a communicative teammate who asks questions about assignments, proactively provides progress updates and shares creative ideas to support the Zoo’s brand. Must have an excellent eye for photo/video composition and documented experience in producing finished content. Video editing experience is required. Experience with Premiere Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Additionally, this position assists the Zoo’s Graphic Designer by using existing templates for brand development, visual presentations, logos, signage, promotional materials, and print collateral for a wide range of mediums. Assist with project management to include updating existing graphics, exporting files, printing, mounting, fabrication and installation of signage as needed. Assists with promotion and execution of special events. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies, procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork!


 Preference will be given to candidates with extensive wildlife photography and videography experience and work samples and proven success in fast-paced

work environments.

 Minimum 2 years’ experience producing professional photography, videography, video editing and production is required.

 Candidates who apply without photography and videography samples will not be considered.

 Minimum 2 years working in a professional office environment.

 Experience with Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe Creative Cloud programs is preferred.

 Proficiency managing associated administrative duties, like file management, calendar management, and team communication is required.

 Proficiency on a Windows-based PC platform is required.

 Computer proficiency in MS Office and Google platforms is preferred.

 Experience working on project tracking platforms (eg. Asana) is preferred.

 Experience with writing copy for social media is preferred.

 Experience with email marketing and layout is preferred (eg. Constant Contact).

 Experience with website maintenance is a plus.

 Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.

 Must submit to a pre-employment background check.

 Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable as a Zoo driver.

 Must be able to provide proof that you can legally work in the United States.


 Ensure discretion with confidential information.

 Maintains courteous, helpful and professional behavior on the job. Will support the success of the entire team by promoting a collaborative work environment.

 Adheres to all CMZoo policies and procedures, CMZoo safety policies and procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.

 Consistently contributes to problem solving and cooperates with identified resolutions.

 Must demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality.

 Brings issues and process improvement ideas to the attention of the Supervisor.

 Maintains verbal and written skills required for the position.

 Attends meetings and participates in committees as required.

 Completes trainings as required.

 Adheres to company dress code policy. Always “Zoo Crisp!”

 Demonstrates time management in support of co-workers and the entire team.

 Represents the Zoo in a professional manner.

 Our marketing team thrives on collaboration, creative thinking, communication,commitment and consideration for each other. The team of 7 manages multiple
promotional and communication campaigns simultaneously, while planning, promoting, and executing events attended by around one hundred thousand
people annually. We help people fall in love with the animals in our care. We help visitors navigate the Zoo and learn about the animals in our care, wildlife and wild places. We ask a lot of questions. We are naturally curious. We require facts and truth in storytelling.

 We are looking for a photographer/videographer who wants to fill every minute of their work day sharing our stories through visual media. The ideal candidate
has a creative, artistic eye and a passion for getting people closer than ever to the animals in our care, our mission, our conservation efforts and our beautiful
mountainside setting.

 To thrive in this position, you must love learning how to embrace an established brand’s voice. A successful candidate will receive feedback, direction and redirection with grace, trust for leadership and enthusiasm to meet the organization’s goals over prioritizing personal preferences.

 Our ideal candidate:
o takes ownership and pride in responsibilities.
o can organize and prioritize multiple varied projects while working with strict deadlines.
o has the confidence and ability to ask questions to absorb clear direction, take the lead on assigned projects and adhere to deadlines while providing ongoing progress updates.
o possesses self-discipline and effective time management skills.
o is skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, Zoo staff and the public.
o would professionally represent the marketing team when supporting other Zoo departments’ video and photography needs, as assigned by supervisor.
o is a visual storyteller who wants to save wildlife and wild places by helping people fall in love with the animal ambassadors who live at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
o is a compassionate and considerate co-worker who understands how their action or inaction affects their team.
o is a dependable teammate, whose co-workers can trust will get their pieces of projects done without reminders in advance of deadlines.
o upholds CMZoo’s visual brand through all communication channels.
o contributes to creative brainstorming sessions to build communications and campaigns that support the Zoo’s mission and programs.

 This position may be required to drive personal and/or Zoo vehicle and perform other duties as required.

 The photographer and videographer’s normal full-time work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their schedule may shift for specific
projects and events. All work is completed at the Zoo; remote work is not allowed. This hourly position may not work more than 40 hours per week.

Photography & Videography Duties & Responsibilities:

 Spend the majority of each day completing photography, videography and editing assignments at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

 Some off-grounds conservation field project video and photo work is required.

 Update project management software to reflect projects’ statuses.

 Communicate daily focuses and confirm understood priorities with supervisor.

 Receive direction to complete video editing projects.

 Provide input and creative ideas for social media content.

 Create a sufficient volume of photography and videography to supply CMZoo’s Social Media team with content for at least 2 posts per day, 7 days a week, yearround.

 Perform minor image correction needed to meet the high standards of CMZoo photography. The Zoo prefers natural-looking photography that is not heavily

 Edit video packages together within brand standards to produce finished video stories for social media and other distribution avenues.

 Act as the administrator for the Zoo’s digital photo and video library.

 Adhere to established file naming conventions and file folder organization. The candidate hired for this position also agrees to the following:

 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo does not provide photo/video credits to staff or volunteers. Zoo staff do not receive photo/video credits in any of our public media.

 You will not be allowed to sell any photo/video assets that you take while employed here. All assets will be property of the Zoo.

 You are welcome to use assets as part of a personal portfolio or on personal social media channels, but only after CMZoo has used it on their official channels.

 The Zoo owns a Nikon D7500 DSLR with two lenses (see detail), which you are encouraged to use for your work here. If you prefer to use your own personal
gear, please know that it is at your own risk, and you may want to consider personally insuring it (not covered by the Zoo).

Graphic Design & Project Management Duties & Responsibilities:

 Assist the Graphic Designer as directed to complete simple design projects. Use established templates to maintain brand standards.

 Assist the Graphic Designer with exporting and organizing digital files, signage installations, audits, sign mounting and various other projects as assigned.

 Consult with Graphic Designer to ensure CMZoo’s visual brand is maintained through all communication channels.

Special Event Duties & Responsibilities:

 This position supports the special events team by assisting with event setup, teardown and troubleshooting.

 Photographer/videographer is responsible for understanding photography and videography needs for each unique event, preparing a plan to meet those needs and seeking advice for meeting that goal.

 The photographer/videographer also attends events to gather photos and videos for promotional use.

 Work schedule will change to support event planning and execution. Various evenings required for special event coverage.

Political Director

Program area(s) and general summary

The Political Director will shape and lead the legislative and electoral priorities of CIRC and CIRC Acton Fund. This includes managing relationships with elected officials, developing policy and advocacy campaigns, and executing successful field programs to advance the overall organizational goals and priorities. Reports to: Co-Executive Directors

About Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and Colorado Immigrants Right Action Fund:

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.

CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

CIRC believes in the inherent dignity and human rights of every person, regardless of immigration status. CIRC envisions a society in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to fair and just work, housing, health care, education and the opportunity to live united with family members.

This position also supports the Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition Action Fund (CIRC AF), an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values and vision, CIRC and CIRC AF operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Job Description:

Working closely with the Co-Executive Directors, the Political Director will help shape and lead the legislative and electoral priorities of CIRC and CIRC AF. This includes managing relationships with elected officials, developing policy and advocacy campaigns, and executing successful field programs to advance the overall organizational goals and priorities. The Political Director will collaborate across functional teams and develop capacities to deliver impactful policy and electoral initiatives in a compliant and streamlined way.

The Political Director is able to learn quickly, work collaboratively, and drive projects independently. They are resourceful, effective, and able to exercise good judgment and meet deadlines. This is a senior level position reporting to the Co-Executive Directors. This position will supervise one Policy Manager and one Electoral Manager.

Principal Responsibilities:


Collaborate with the Director of Organizing and Membership to manage and coordinate relationships with Members of Congress and other elected officials.

Help develop and execute a multi-year year statewide program strategy to support CIRC’s long-term governing agenda.

Develop and lead CIRC AF electoral and voter engagement campaigns.

Actively participate in CIRC’s internal anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts to make progress toward a vision of an organizational culture that reflects the values/principles that we are fighting for in the world.

Contribute to the effective c3 and c4 Board communications and relationship management.

Support the financial sustainability of the organization through sound c3 and c4 budgeting practices and partnering with the Development Director to manage donor relationships, support prospecting, and revenue projections.

Collaborate and coordinate with the Director of Organizing to ensure grassroots organizing efforts are supported by lobbying and electoral strategies.


Develop and oversee the implementation of legislative strategies to advance key organizational goals; including timeline, policy process, thorough research and stake-holders’ engagement.

Lead c3 and c4 staff to shepherd the achievement of member policy priorities each year.

Align c3 and c4 communications strategies with Communications Manager(s) to clearly articulate CIRC/AF’s policy work.

Supervise and support the Policy Manager to create legislative outreach plan, in coordination across partner coalitions (if applicable) and with contract lobbyist.

Build relationships with key CIRC partner organizations and elected officials and work with contract lobbyist(s) to advance policy priorities.

Attend legislative meetings as capacity allows – higher priority for legislative meetings with leadership and federal delegation.

Support with preparation for legislative meetings when Policy Manager or Organizers are unable.

Oversee and support Policy Manager in leading the CIRC policy process throughout the year and at the annual assembly.

Provide guidance and editorial support in developing legislative summary.

Work with the Policy Manager to lead priority campaign lobby and advocacy days at state capitol.

Oversee the Policy Manager and Electoral Manager with legislative strategies, member steering committees, or other relevant policy campaign committees.

Collaborate with Policy Manager and Organizing Director to assess campaign needs and create relevant trainings for staff and members.

Collaborate with the Director of Organizing to identify gaps and educational advocacy opportunities for membership.

Work with Policy Manager, others as needed, to develop training materials.

Support the creation and utilization of a meaningful leadership tracking mechanism in Salesforce.

Review and approve action alerts from Policy Manager, ensure alignment with legislative and communications strategy.

Review, analyze, and approve biweekly legislative updates for membership.

Monitor federal campaigns, provide insight, political analysis, and strategy direction for federal SC and Policy Manager.

Coordinate with the Policy Manager to monitor hearing and floor debates when the Colorado legislature is in session.

Provide insight and guidance to Policy Manager for legislative updates for the State Committee.


Collaborate with the Co-Executive Directors, the Organizing Director, and other internal and external stake-holders to create a strategic c4 electoral campaign plan aligned with a long-term vision and year-round issue organizing priorities.

Provide input on strategy and organizing as part of the CIRC AF team to increase the electoral power of New American Majority (NAM) voters to increase both organizations ability to influence and advance pro-immigrant policy at the state and federal level.

Ensure that c3/c4 advocacy plans are implemented effectively across the state and achieve our goals.

Support the Electoral Manager in overseeing the successful execution of CIRC AF civic and voter engagement field program, including the hiring and/or management of staff, fellows, volunteers.

Work with key local and state partners to ensure alignment around priorities and messaging.

Support the Communications Manager in the acquisition of earned media and the development of issue advocacy that is integrated with voter field work.

Coordinate local/statewide civic engagement activities for the field and CIRC members as needed.

Support the compliance and reporting needs of CIRC AF campaigns.

Support the Electoral Manager’s development of training program and best practices for on-boarding of canvass teams.

Coordinate with partner organizations to develop and support CIRC AF’s ability to field viable candidates for electoral positions who reflect CIRC AF’s values.

Coordinate elected official communications efforts with contract lobbyist(s), Policy Manager, and Electoral Manager.

Work with the Director of Organizing and Membership to coordinate legislative efforts between c3 and c4 staff, for state and federal policy work.

With Directors, work with field partners on electoral, civic engagement programming and collaborative program tables including Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, America Votes, New American Leaders candidate training program, National Partnership for New Americans and FIRM Action.

Support Electoral Manager to develop effective statewide political coalitions with c4 partners.

Support the Co-Executive Directors in the creation of the c4 budget and work with the Development Director to meet fundraising goals.

Attend electoral and voter engagement related conferences in Colorado and nationally.


At least 5 years of electoral and/or community organizing experience — preferably at the state level.

Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and state immigrant rights and larger progressive movement.

Demonstrated success in understanding electoral politics and strategy.

Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and electoral work.

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups and people.

Self‐motivated, independent, willing to flexible hours, including nights and weekends during campaign season.

Experience with online databases and familiarity with reporting and metrics, voter file interface systems (VAN).

Strong team player with excellent communication skills, familiar with c3/c4 campaigns, small donor committees, and political action committees.

Strong commitment to social justice and social change.

Ability to travel up to 30% within state and occasional out of state travel.

Proficiency in Spanish and/or other languages of Colorado’s diverse immigrant and refugee communities preferred.