Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator, Colorado Senate Dems

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • Posted on September 24, 2019

Colorado Senate Dems

The primary role of the Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator is to manage legislative aides and each Senator’s office outreach to ensure the Senate Democrats’ message is reached outside the Capitol. The Outreach and Public Relations coordinator will coordinate with partners, help senators reach constituencies with targeted messaging, and highlight the work the Senate Democratic Caucus is doing to improve the lives of Coloradans throughout the state.

Constituents and Communications: 

  • Work with senators and their legislative aides to plan and manage constituent outreach efforts, including constituent services; social media; newsletters; organizing and staffing in-person town halls, digital and tele-town halls; letter writing; constituent calls; events in the district; and more
  • Work with the staff communications team to draft suggested email responses, talking points, newsletters and other outward facing communications to constituents
  • Work with the communications team and legislative aides to create engaging social media content for senators and create other new and engaging outward-facing content
  • Assist senators with constituent services by coordinating with state agencies, members of the federal delegation, and caucus members’ aides to troubleshoot and resolve constituent issues
  • Represent leadership and/or the caucus at events as needed; take photos, notes, and conduct follow-up
  • Engage in coalition building and recruitment for committee hearings testimony
  • Act as a liaison between Senate and Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions and all other appointments

Management and Training: 

  • Manage legislative aide applications, screen aide applicants on behalf of Senators, and make hiring recommendations to Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Conduct regular check-ins with aides and assist with troubleshooting problems they may encounter
  • Support aides in managing their offices and connecting to any resources they need on behalf of their members
  • Develop, and in conjunction with leadership staff, lead orientation and on-going trainings for newly hired and returning legislative aides

Preferred qualities include: 

  • Forward-thinking strong ability to foresee problems and plan accordingly
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience in management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others on a team
  • Prior Colorado legislative experience and/or experience with press

Interested candidates please send resume and tailored cover letter to James Lucero at james.lucero.senate@gmail.com with Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator as the subject. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with interviews within the week of an applicant being reviewed; applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by October 4th. Salary is commensurate with experience and within the range of $50K – $56K annually, job is seasonal with an opportunity for extension.

***Equal Opportunity: We welcome applicants from all walks of life, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ, immigrant, refugee, people with disabilities, and other communities to apply.***

To apply for this job please visit senatedems.co.

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