Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) mission is to serve as a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families and allies through leadership development, organizing and advocacy to create opportunity to achieve reproductive justice.
COLOR is seeking a high energy, self-motivated, dedicated, self-driven, fierce organizer to help take COLOR’s message to the community and to engage the community in the work of COLOR to achieve reproductive justice.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
To organize a strong base of reproductive justice supporters by educating and engaging the Latina communities in the work of COLOR. To assist with the development and implementation of the COLOR organizing plan to ensure that our community is involved and active in the political discussions about reproductive justice that affect our families. These topics include but are not limited to comprehensive sexuality education, contraception access, access to abortion, racism and discrimination within health care providers, etc. This position will work closely in coalition with other organizations and will report to the Policy & Program Director. This position will work with the voter activation network and our COLOR database and will require an organizer with a flexible schedule. Organizers will focus on one or more issue areas as well as conduct school and college-based organizing that includes facilitating sexuality education classes and political advocacy trainings for youth.
The Community Organizer will be required to demonstrate at least 2 years of experience in social action campaigns leading the field work and that they have the following qualifications:
¨ Commitment to the COLOR mission, including commitment to women’s reproductive justice and freedom and to the Latino community.
¨ Clear understanding of working in a multi-issue analysis, which means that they are able to link various issues included in Reproductive Justice.
¨ Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision.
¨ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
¨ Personal qualities necessary for the job, such as passion, energy, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, integrity, humor, optimism, a positive attitude and the ability to motivate and listen to others.
¨ Proficiency in word processing and database programs.
¨ Flexible work schedule including nights and weekends.
¨ Proven record of leading successful organizing campaigns.
¨ Experience in working with the media and utilizing new media methods.
¨ Access to a reliable car with insurance.
¨ Experience working with the Voter Activation Network.
¨ Proficient in written and spoken English and Spanish languages.
¨ Ability to self-manage to achieve organizing goals and objectives.
¨ Commitment to professional development.
¨ Required: Bachelors degree, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
The duties of the field organizer are as follows:
¨ Holding self and others accountable to the reproductive and social justice framework.
¨ Work with allies and partner organizations during the legislative sessions and electoral seasons.
¨ Help train canvassers in canvassing techniques and messaging.
¨ Implement an ongoing neighborhood-canvassing project.
¨ Work with other staff to develop a speaker’s bureau of young Latinas and their allies to speak in support of equal opportunity and reproductive justice.
¨ Develop materials specific to the issues on COLOR’s policy and issues agenda.
¨ Lead and co-coordinate campaign activities.
¨ Develop COLOR specific outreach plans to engage our community.
¨ Identify organizing opportunities and develop and implement organizing plans.
¨ Prepare for canvass by cutting turf, pulling lists and targeting neighborhoods using the VAN.
¨ Supervise volunteers/interns.
¨ Provide organizing and campaign workshops to constituents, partners and participants.
¨ Represent COLOR in the community and in coalition, effectively and professionally.
¨ Keep current about policies and community events that can serve as organizing opportunities.
¨ Be a reproductive justice expert, specifically related to an umbrella issue (Economic Justice, Education, Health Care Access, Immigrant Rights, Gender Justice, LGTBQ Liberation.)
¨ Conduct sexuality education classes for students.
¨ Other duties as assigned.
¨ Reports to the Policy & Program Director.
Based on experience with generous benefits.
Please submit cover letter, 1 page essay on a topic of your choosing around Reproductive Justice and Latinas and your resume to Cristina Aguilar, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position closes March 17, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted.
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