Emerge Colorado is seeking a full-time Project Manager to oversee and facilitate our training programs, alumnae activities, and communications programs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to oversee and manage complex projects simultaneously, a positive track record seeking out and building collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment, and is able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to engage with elected officials, non-profit leaders, and candidates across the state to build the movement towards equitable gender representation in government.
Emerge Colorado is the state’s premier training program for Democratic women interested in elected office. We recruit and train women to run – and win. We work closely with policymakers, nonprofits, business leaders, and candidates to ensure women from all backgrounds have a seat at the table in Colorado’s political system and government, and we have a reputation for being one of the leading political organizations in the state. We have 350 alumnae with an 88% win-rate since 2013 and currently have 49 alumnae serving in elected offices across Colorado. Of our alumnae, 45% are women of color, 30% are LGBTQ, and 25% are union members.
Emerge Colorado’s signature program is a six-month training fellowship that provides over 80 hours of training for future candidates. We also administer one-day and three-day boot camps over the course of the year, and coach each of our current candidates to ensure their success.
The Project Manager, who is based in Denver (with some flexibility) and reports to the Executive Director, will be the second full-time staffer for the organization. They will be responsible for coordinating our training programs, managing our alumnae committee, will oversee our digital and email communications programs, and plan fundraising events.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationships development, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. Fundamentally, we want someone who can manage multiple simultaneous projects, is self-driven and extremely accountable to deadlines and the work, incredibly organized, and committed to supporting women getting elected to office. You should have/be:
Prior experience in a legislative environment or candidate campaigns and in fundraising are plusses but are not requirements. This position requires working frequent weekend hours approximately one weekend per month January through July.
We expect our new hire to start in late November or early December 2019. This is a full-time exempt position at roughly 40 hours per week. The salary range is from $40,000 – $45,000 annually. Benefits include: generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; 100% employer paid health insurance, a matching Simple IRA, cell-phone reimbursement, and work-from-home opportunities. This job does require semi-regular weekend work.
We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and political system. Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law. Women of color and LGBTQ people are highly encouraged to apply.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant experience as well as your resume to email@example.com with the headline “Project Manager” in the subject line of the email. Please do not call.