Emerge Colorado is seeking a full-time Events and Communications Coordinator to support the Executive Director in coordinating logistics and communications for our training programs, fundraising and recruitment events, and social media and email programs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to oversee and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, exceptional organizational skills, a background in social media and written communications, and will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have the ability to manage their own time with a ton of perseverance and self-management. This position is also 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.
About Emerge Colorado
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 are one of the most successful bench-building organizations for women candidates in the country. We have 400 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 90 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.
What You’ll Do:
The Events and Communications Coordinator, 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 primarily responsible for event planning and logistics, scheduling and coordinating outreach to program members and alumnae, and will create content for our digital and email communication programs.
Event Planning and Organization:
We’re seeking candidates who excel in digital communications, have an incredible work ethic, are results-oriented, and have strong organizational skills. Fundamentally, we want someone who can handle 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:
Benefits and Compensation
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, parental and medical leave programs, sick leave, and holidays; $600 monthly healthcare stipend, a 3% employer matching Simple IRA, cell-phone reimbursement, and work-from-home opportunities. This job requires semi-regular weekend and evening 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.
How to apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant experience as well as your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline “Events and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Please do not call.