Director of Programs

Voces Unidas de las Montañas

Voces Unidas Action Fund


Position:                Director of Programs

Report to:              Executive Director

Location:               Garfield, Eagle or Pitkin Counties

Hours:                    Full-time

Our Mission

Voces Unidas de las Montañas: We envision a tri-county region where Latinas and Latinos are thriving, engaged and leading in all of our communities. We do this by creating opportunities where Latinas and Latinos advocate for themselves, actively participate in all civic institutions and take leadership roles in all decision-making tables. 

Voces Unidas Action Fund: We build and grow Latina and Latino political power in the Mountain Region. We do this by informing public policy, training the next generation of progressive Latina and Latino leaders and supporting candidates for public office who will champion our issues. 

Our Organizations

Launched in May 2020, Voces Unidas de las Montañas is the first advocacy organization created by Latinos in the region. We serve the tri-county region of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. Our pillars include Leadership, Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Learn more at www.vocesunidas.org

Voces Unidas Action Fund, launched in March 2021, is the first 501(c)(4) organization created and led by Latinos in the region. Learn more at www.vocesunidasaction.org.  

The Position

The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating, implementing, evaluating and managing all advocacy/policy, leadership and civic engagement/field programs. This position serves as the lead organizer. 

We are seeking an experienced leader who thrives in a start-up culture and is looking for an opportunity to create and execute advocacy, leadership and civic engagement initiatives from the ground up. As a small organization in rural Colorado, most of the work will be implemented with the help of consultants/vendors and a small but passionate staff.

Issue areas can include immigration reform, affordable housing, food insecurity, rights of workers, reproductive justice, economic equity, criminal justice, health equity, education equity, political equity and environmental justice. Issue areas are determined by leaders in the community.  

This position also supports Voces Unidas Action Fund.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute Voces Unidas’ advocacy/policy, leadership and civic engagement/field programs, serving as the organization's lead organizer/implementor;

  • Manage program staff, contractors and consultants;

  • Ensure organizational and program goals are met;

  • Create, oversee, and implement program budgets;

  • Participate in yearly performance assessments of program staff, goal setting, and support professional development on an ongoing basis; 

  • Serve as an active member of the leadership team by providing regular and timely programmatic updates across all programs to ensure open knowledge-building and resource sharing. This includes helping to develop a management system and supporting processes; and

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with coalition partners to advance our work.

Required Job Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Alignment to Voces Unidas’ mission; 

  • Passionate about community organizing and movement-building;

  • Understanding of and commitment to social change through building the capacity and power of Latinos to change their communities and to participate directly in changing public policies;

  • Demonstrated commitment to community organizing and ability to work constructively with grassroots partners;

  • Excellent advocacy, consensus-building, coalition-building, and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with other staff and other organizations; demonstrated ability to work with groups and individuals across the political spectrum;

  • Bachelor's degree;

  • 3-5+ years of direct experience in organizing, advocacy, field/GOTV, policy or related experience; 

  • Experience in moving programs from concept to delivery and evaluation;

  • Experience with programming related to leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement;

  • Experience facilitating trainings;

  • Familiarity with advocacy and organizing skills and strategies;  

  • Passion for developing people to realize their potential as a leader; including experience delivering presentations and facilitating group discussions;

  • Experience working with Spanish-dominant communities;

  • Deep and profound commitment to ensuring equity in the advocacy process and in ensuring that those with the least power have a voice at the table in our advocacy work; 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills; 

  • Ability to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes;

  • Ability to be flexible and steadfast in the face of ambiguity; 

  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can work well independently and in collaborative teams;

  • Willingness to work flexible hours including 1-3 evenings per week and occasional weekends;

  • Full-time access to a car;

  • Ability to be in multiple locations in the course of a given day, the ability to transport items, and the ability to set up and take down meeting equipment (chairs, tables, projectors, screens, etc.); 

  • Prior knowledge of how common American systems work (examples: school districts, local and county governments, electoral process, legislative process, etc); and 

  • Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting salary range is between $70,000 to $90,000+, based on experience

  • Very generous self-care time policy  

  • And more 

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume via email to alex@vocesunidas.org with the word DIRECTOR in the subject line. 

Position will remain open until filled.