Part Time Contract
Organization: 350 Colorado
Organization Type: 501(c)(3)
Job Location: Based in Front Range, Colorado
Type of Job: Part-time
350CO Background: 350 Colorado works locally to help build the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a sustainable future. 350 Colorado, founded in 2013, is an independent but affiliated part of the national organization, 350.org. 350 Colorado currently has active chapters/teams in Metro Denver, Boulder County, Colorado Springs, Central Colorado, Roaring Fork, Grand Junction and Northern Colorado.
Position Summary: The Campaign Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating campaigns for 350 Colorado, including campaign planning, strategy, fundraising, budgeting, collaborating with allies and community outreach. Initially, this position will focus on supporting grassroots fossil fuel divestment campaigns in several cities and at the state level to achieve campaign victories, including shifting money from fossil fuels to projects that benefit our communities and building organizing power in communities to fight climate change. This position will expand to support other organizational campaigns over time. The Campaign Coordinator will work closely with the 350 Colorado Divestment Committee, our Volunteer Coordinator, Executive Director, allied organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve divestment campaign goals. Requires a bachelor's degree, strong leadership and communication skills, and ability to work in teams as well as with strong self-direction. Reports to Executive Director. Typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Half-time, contract position.
Time and Compensation: Half-time (20 hours/week) consultant-basis; this position will require frequent weekend and occasional evening work and a flexible schedule. This is a 6-month contract, with the possibility of continuation and an increase to full-time, depending on available funding.
Initial compensation will be $15-$20 per hour, depending on experience. Estimated hiring: mid-March.
Reports to: Executive Director
Campaign Coordinator Responsibilities Include:
- Campaign planning and strategy - setting goals and objectives, determining tactics, creating timelines and ensuring continued measurable progress until campaign goals are met.
- Developing, strengthening and nurturing alliances and working in coalition with stakeholder groups and impacted communities to strengthen campaigns.
- Recruiting and training volunteers (in coordination with our volunteer coordinator), creating motivating tactics for volunteers that balance achieving campaign goals with building deeper awareness and long-term volunteer capacity.
- Scheduling and organizing meetings and campaign events, ensuring follow-up.
- Identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities, including grant-writing.
- Maintaining campaign budgets and tracking expenditures/transactions.
- Collaborating with team members and volunteers to create and implement campaign communications strategies, including designing campaign materials (for print and online)
- Managing communications through email, social media, calls, video/phone conference, presentations, media relations, etc.
- Learning to utilize our CRM (client relationship management) system for email, social media campaigns, database targeting, events, etc.
- Tracking data and progress toward achieving campaign goals, producing reports as needed.
- Understanding 350CO's history, campaigns, and theory of social change, and keeping current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, using this knowledge to represent 350CO's perspective in varied public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
- Supporting our organization’s growth and development, as well as helping to build a more powerful and effective climate justice movement.
- From time to time, contributing work towards 350CO's overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities.
Divestment Campaign Responsibilities: (Note - Currently we are focused on developing two campaigns urging the cities of Denver and Boulder to move taxpayer funds from JPMorgan Chase (#1 funder of tar sands and large financier of fracking in CO) and promoting creation of public banks. We are also launching a state-level Fossil Free PERA campaign to move public servants’ pensions off fossil fuels. We also promote fossil free investing for individuals and institutions.)
1) Develop and coordinate grassroots divestment campaigns at city and state levels; design and implement campaign strategy and work plan, including goals, timelines, stakeholders, resources, materials and activities.
2) Support and further develop Fossil Free PERA campaign network, facilitating the connection and communication of divestment campaigners (city, state, institutional) using google groups, Facebook groups and conference calls; keep groups updated with announcements, moderating groups, and resolving any questions that arise.
3) Coordinate the activities of city divestment campaigns with our members, allies and city staff and decision makers.
4) Build support for any needed enabling legislation to promote opportunities for cities to create public banks and/or bank with community banks.
5) Research divestment topics and create communications materials for stakeholders and decision makers, online and offline.
6) Planning and coordinating trainings, gatherings and strategy sessions to raise visibility and support for the campaign.
7) Engaging relevant experts, government representatives and the media as needed.
8) Following divestment news and communicating with the national divestment community, identifying synergies and implementing best practices.
9) Monitoring incoming inquiries about divestment and following up in a timely and effective manner.
10) Identifying and utilizing strategic campaign opportunities, navigating obstacles and winning local campaigns.
- Proven experience as campaign coordinator or relevant leadership position
- Knowledge of campaign organization and management
- Ability to develop strategy and tactics for volunteer engagement
- Familiarity with the divestment movement
- Experience with budgeting and reporting
- Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office, Excel, Google docs and CRM systems
- History of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of seniority
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including solid public speaking skills
- Organized, detail-oriented, efficient, proactive with strong follow-through
- Willingness to travel as needed (mileage/public transportation fare reimbursed)
- BS/BA in relevant field
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested? Please send your cover letter, resume and 3 references.