Jobs & Internships at NARAL Colorado
Southern Colorado Regional Liaison
Regional Liaison – Southern Colorado (Pueblo and Colorado Springs)
Part time, non-benefited, and contract position
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Fully funded through 2018, potential for continuing in 2019
The Regional Liaison will represent NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado in their communities and nearby regions within the state. This position will ideally be based in Pueblo with additional work in Colorado Springs, La Junta, Las Animas, and Lamar. They will work with the Organizing Department to identify target community events and partnerships. The Regional Liaison will identify, mobilize, recruit, and train volunteers and supporters with the end goal of civic engagement on pro-choice issues including an abortion centric campaign.
This position will be based in the designated geographic regions and report to the Organizing and Data Director who is based in Denver. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Working with other members of NARAL staff to implement our civic engagement and supporter/volunteer growth plan
● Identify community partnership opportunities within designated geographic areas
● Identify and attend community events (e.g. outdoor festivals)
● Implement civic engagement strategies (phone and door to door canvassing) addressing pro-choice issues including deep value abortion based conversations
● Oversee training and capacity building activities with community supporters and volunteers
● Engaging in culturally competent community organizing
● Establishing and fostering relationships with key regional stakeholders and alliances
● Acting as a representative of the NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado affiliate within the region, including but not limited to:
● Representing the NARAL at various events and festivals
● Representing the NARAL at key coalition/alliance tables and convenings.
● In consultation with the Organizing Director, being attentive to their own professional development, including but not limited to:
● Attending trainings on community organizing, civic participation, voter activation network (VAN), volunteer engagement, and NARAL rules, history, strategies and policies.
● Providing the Organizing Director with timely weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports detailing progress toward annual strategic goals and objective, and organizing/advocacy activity of members in the region.
● Perform other related duties as assigned by the Organizing Director, Political Director, Deputy Director, or Executive Director.
● This is a remote, flexible hours position. Some time will be spent at the main Denver office.
● Mileage and incidental travel/meeting expenses will be reimbursed
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
● A demonstrated commitment to strong pro-choice values, including a willingness to destigmatize abortion in their community
● Expertise in developing community partnerships and/or working in community organizing, non-partisan issue based organizing is a plus; grassroots organizing experience is a plus (volunteer or paid)
● Solid understanding of and experience with social media and online advocacy campaigns
● Ability to work in teams, participate in cross-departmental planning and work with a diverse group of stakeholders
● Strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal)
● Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
● Solid interpersonal skills and ability to operate confidentially
● Exemplary time management skills; ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines with compromising the quality of the finished product
● Ability to prioritize assignments and demonstrate a high degree of initiative
● A working understanding of NARAL’s mission, values, and goals
● Requires travel within your region, including a reliable vehicle with up to date insurance and license
● Bilingual language skills are preferred but not required, applicants with proficiency or fluency in Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, gender expression, marital status, military status or physical or mental disability.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Gregoriah at email@example.com
Spring 2018 Internship
Depending on the project needs of NARAL and intern interests, projects could include the following: legislative testimony prep, bill research, opposition research, communications, community organizing, fundraising, event planning, etc.
Qualified candidates will have a strong passion for reproductive justice and are interested in the politics and policies surrounding women’s rights. They are detail oriented, organized, responsible, computer literate, self-motivated and do not require constant supervision. This internship is open to current students and recent graduates (one year or less).
Time Commitment: Opportunities are ongoing (minimum 8, maximum 20 hours per week), weekdays only, some night meetings may be included if able to attend.
Location: NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Main Offices in Denver; some virtual work may be a possibility
*If available for students applying, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado may help facilitate school credit. Stipend available.
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: Intern. Deadline: January 10, 2018.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.