Community Engagement Program Manager

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • Posted on November 19, 2019

Community Resource Center

Success Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits

Established in 1981, Community Resource Center create opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities. We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future.

CRC’s work environment is fast paced, dynamic and flexible. CRC’s team engages in grassroots, hands-on strategies for nonprofit capacity building, with an emphasis on our statewide presence. Candidates should be comfortable working in and with diverse communities across Colorado.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Director of Education & Leadership Development and participates as a member of the Education, Advocacy, and Leadership program team. CRC’s work environment is fast-paced, dynamic and flexible. This position will require up to 25% travel.

Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs and program participants.

Essential Responsibilities:

The position will manage the Participation Project and Root Causes Network, including supporting nonpartisan civic engagement in partnership with human service nonprofits and activities including voter registration and education, get out the vote, and nonprofit advocacy capacity building. The Program manager supports a coalition of nonprofit organizations across Colorado and equips nonprofits to effectively advocate for their missions, build inclusive, civic programs that effectively engage communities in elections and advocacy efforts.

  • Develops and leads implementation of statewide civic engagement plans to meet campaign and organizational goals.
  • Create and deliver 501(c)(3)-specific advocacy and civic engagement trainings and technical assistance to nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with partner organizations, coalitions, and key stakeholders.
  • Coach and support human service nonprofits to develop culturally competent, effective, civic engagement programs.
  • Recruit and manage field staff, including direct supervision of Field and Data Coordinators. Provide oversight of Canvass staff, during the performance of their daily responsibilities.
  • Oversee data entry and quality control of voter information collected by partners. VAN experience preferred.
  • Track and report metrics to determine impact of programs, efficacy of tactics, and to inform strategy development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with funders, partners, government officials, and other community leaders, representing CRC in coalitions.
  • Organize advocacy and/or educational events as needed.
  • Support programmatic and organizational fund development efforts including grant writing and reporting, sponsorship cultivation, and contract negotiation.
  • Follow the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law regarding 501(c)(3) nonpartisanship.
  • Collaborate with CRC staff by participating in working groups, functional groups, staff meetings, annual budget preparation, and board meetings.


  • B.A. /B.S degree preferred. Work experience may count towards education.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in community organizing, nonprofit management, direct service, advocacy, and/or community engagement. Previous campaign management experience preferred.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative, build meaningful relationships, and see complex projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and tactics to create equitable and inclusive outcomes.
  • Confident public speaking, facilitation skills, presentation and/or teaching experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience building, nurturing, and maintaining diverse and effective alliances and collaborations; proven ability to work collaboratively and foster collaboration, trust and partnership in the high-pressure environment of campaign.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values.

Position Details:

This is a full-time position based in CRC’s Denver office. Compensation package includes benefits and pay will range from $45,000-50,000 annual salary based on experience.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter explaining 1) why you are particularly interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the job announcement. Please send one PDF to Please reference “Community Engagement Program Manager” in the subject line of your email. You can find out more about CRC programs at No phone calls please.

Community Resource Center is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of eight staff and four AmeriCorps VISTA members. CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers and program participants. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to

Job Location