NOW HIRING: Full-Time Youth Agenda Organizers (Denver, Boulder, Northern, Western)
New Era Colorado Foundation and New Era Colorado Action Fund are seeking full-time Youth Agenda Organizers to directly organize young people to build progressive youth power toward the 2022 Election!
To apply for this position: Our preferred start date is Wednesday, July 6. Onboarding will take place between Wed. July 6 – Fri. July 15. To apply, submit your application materials (application questions + your resume) and indicate which city team you are applying to. The priority deadline to apply is June 8, but these positions will be open until filled and will be removed from our website once filled (if the posting is still up, you can and should still apply!). No phone calls please.
COVID Statement: This role will include in-person, community-facing work. New Era Colorado is committed to the safety of our employees and requires proof of full vaccination status for all employees unless a religious or medical accomodation is granted. If you have any questions about our safety protocols please contact us at [email protected]
Summary & Details
We are building teams of dedicated organizers in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, and Durango to educate, engage and mobilize young people on campuses and in our communities around our generation’s most critical issues, including economic justice, climate, abortion rights, and more, to build youth power for the 2022 Election and beyond.
We are seeking organizers to work full-time to engage thousands of young people across our state to vote in the 2022 Election on the issues that are most critical to our generation, as defined by the Youth Agenda. Through summer and fall, teams will work to build a powerful base of young people, prioritizing young people of color, through campus and community tabling. Teams will utilize a variety of tactics (phonebanking, tabling, voter education, voter guide dissemination, and door-knocking) to mobilize this base to vote in the 2022 Election, providing critical voter support and accurate election information, working towards state-level and local-level progressive victories. Organizers will support our leadership development program by recruiting, calling, training, and organizing with volunteers and fellows, to build up leaders and empower our generation.
This position is full-time (40 hours per week, with occasional paid overtime, especially in late October/early November), and will require some evenings and weekends. Compensation and benefits information is listed below.
- Table on campuses 3-5 times per week, with some off-campus community tabling, talking to hundreds of young people per week, in order to:
- Engage young people on critical ballot issues (including abortion) to provide education, and some persuasion;
- Collect multi-issue comment cards that ID young people on what issues matter to them;
- Register young people to vote on college campuses, in the community, and at high schools;
- Engage young Black people to take action on issues, especially ones that disproportionately impact young Black folks, through the Let My People Vote program;
- Engage young folks specifically on abortion rights through the Brazen Project;
- Recruit volunteers to join us in our work by giving every young person you talk to an exciting volunteer pitch.
- Working as a team, execute collaborative campus & community events in order to educate, train, and mobilize young people. Visit classrooms to give short voter registration sessions, getting entire classrooms to register right on the spot.
- Conduct weekly volunteer outreach (including recruitment calls) in order to bring more people into New Era’s work. Train and work with volunteers in the field to build our organizing power and develop volunteers’ leadership and organizing skills.
- Maintain the organization and preparation of field supplies, while keeping shared office spaces clean and functional.
Keep track of metrics and progress to goals and conduct weekly data entry.
- Hold yourself accountable to qualitative and quantitative voter registration, comment card, phonebanking, and volunteer recruitment and engagement goals.
- In mid October, transition to a comprehensive Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) program that continues through Election Day. GOTV program work will include:
- Tabling daily on campus and in the community to provide peer-to-peer voter education, engage young people on critical ballot issues (including abortion), walk young people to their campus Voter Service Center, distribute Voter Guides, and make vote plans
- Phonebank frequently in the evenings leading up to election day, calling young folks to talk them through the voting process, answer their questions, educate them on ballot issues, and get their pledge to vote
- Learn and incorporate accurate election information as a youth voter expert (we’ll do a multi-day training in October!)
- Deliver Voter Guides across your city by engaging businesses, community centers, and other spots where young people are at!
- Knock doors to engage young folks in youth-dense neighborhoods
- Engage in personal and organizational equity and anti-racism work, involving (but not limited to) biweekly identity-based caucuses for liberation, accountability and healing, equity trainings, and regular step backs on equity.
- For Denver, Boulder and Northern teams: Travel frequently across the Front Range to field sites, with the possibility of overnight travel.
- For Western team: Overnight travel and distance traveling is a core requirement of this position, in order to reach our rural Colorado communities across the Western Slope.
What we’re looking for
- Enthusiastic about organizing and mobilizing young people face-to-face to participate in the political process; comfortable and ready to have constant conversations with young people to move them to action, using changing scripts;
- Dedicated to the outcomes of our work in 2022 and in our long-term movement building + a commitment to New Era’s mission and vision;
- Commitment to anti racism and continuous learning and practice;
- Flexibility, adaptability, and able to meet challenges with a solutions-mindset;
- Commitment to this critical peer-to-peer organizing work, and to tackling challenges head-on with a solutions-oriented mindset;
- Commitment to progressive values, freedom & equity.
- Preferred, but not required: Prior organizing experience (such as campaigning, canvassing, phonebanking, door-knocking, tabling).
We do not require formal education or specific prior work experience. We encourage you to submit your application if this job excites you!
Position Details, Compensation and Benefits
This is a seasonal position that starts on July 6 and ends on November 18. This position is full-time (40 hours per week, with occasional paid overtime, especially in late October/early November), and will require some evenings and weekends. Denver, Boulder and Northern positions require frequent travel across the Front Range to field sites, with the possibility of overnight travel; Western positions require overnight and distance traveling as a core requirement of the position; required mileage for all positions is reimbursed.
The pay is $19.50/hour, equivalent to $ 40,560 annualized*. Benefits include healthcare (medical, dental, and vision; employer pays 75% of the premium), $540 annual tech stipend, and generous holiday and time off.
*This salary is currently under negotiation by the bargaining unit represented by the Denver Newspaper Guild and may be subject to change upon ratification of a final contract.