Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition/CIRC Action Fund
Organizational Summary: CIRC Action Fund (CIRCAF) is a corporation organized to operate exclusively for the promotion of social welfare under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. CIRCAF believes in the inherent dignity and human rights of every person, regardless of immigration status. CIRCAF works to build a strong and thriving Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to a fair and just quality of life and the opportunity to live united with family members. We achieve mission through advocating for fair, humane and workable public policies at the state and local level and by increasing the civic participation of new Americans.
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide membership-based coalition of immigrant, labor, interfaith, youth and ally organizations founded in 2002 to build a unified statewide voice to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States. CIRC is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code and achieves its mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education and advocacy to win fair, humane and workable public policies.
Specific Role and Responsibilities:
In coordination with the CIRC Action Fund Managing Director, helps manage field leadership staff. This specifically includes our Regional Organizing Managers/Coordinators in CIRC’s priority races. Supervising these managers will focus on ensuring that each manager’s field team of organizers, fellows, and volunteers meet their field metrics (phones, doors, texts, relational).
During overlapping partisan and nonpartisan civic engagement campaigns, splits field management with Managing Director in order to expand capacity and maintain compliance. When this happens, this role will predominantly staff nonpartisan civic engagement operations.
Manages relational organizing infrastructure during both off and on electoral cycles. This includes building a base of pro-immigrant volunteers that engage in a litany of civic engagement activities during non-election years, such as conducting legislative visits, bird-dogging anti-immigrant lawmakers, and volunteering in the C3’s policy/organizing campaigns. During election years, will translate these bases into a relational volunteer apparatus that focuses on pledging POC voters to vote in target districts.
On the aforementioned point, will also coordinate with Communications and Development Manager to transform relational organizing volunteer leaders into C4 members .
Coordinates with Managing Director on generating substantive training content for field staff that focuses on canvassing, professional development, and management training.
Helps other senior C4 staff on electoral and field plan creation and strategy.
In general, fills in on any time-sensitive projects the Managing Director cannot focus on.
Carries out compliance systems between the C3 and C4
Strong Commitment Towards Anti-Oppression:
All staff are expected to be active participants in CIRC’s equity and inclusivity efforts to make progress toward a vision of an organizational culture that reflects the values and principles that we are fighting for.
Substantive experience working in advocacy, community organizing, or a non-profit environment.
Background in working in electoral campaigns strongly preferred.
Experience with VAN or PDI.
Experience with peer-to-peer and relational texting tools such as Hustle and OutVote.
Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and state immigrant rights movement.
A passion for building a reflective democracy and power building in communities of color.
Excellent communication skills, writing, budgeting, and time management skills.
Up to 15% travel within state and occasional out of state travel for trainings and conferences.
Strong Commitment Towards Anti-Oppression: Full-time position, competitive salary starting at $45,000 plus full medical benefits and generous PTO policy.