Regional Director/Lead Organizer
Voces Unidas de las Montañas and Voces Unidas Action Fund
Position: Regional Director/Lead Organizer (2 positions)
Report to: CEO
Location: Eagle-Vail Valley; Roaring Fork Valley
We are working to create a more equitable central mountain 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. We are also building and growing political and community power in the region through our Action Fund and other affiliated organizations.
Based in Glenwood Springs, Voces Unidas was the first Latino-created, Latino-led, and Latino-serving advocacy organization in the central mountain region in Colorado. We operate in Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties. Voces Unidas includes four separate organizations, all which work independently to accomplish the larger mission. Learn more at www.vocesunidas.org and www.vocesunidasaction.org.
We are looking for two (2) talented, motivated leaders who thrive in a start-up culture and are looking for an opportunity to lead their own region as senior leaders of the organization.
As the Regional Director/Lead Organizer, this senior leader will be charged with organizing, planning and executing intentional programs that meet the regional needs of the local leaders.
Regional Directors report to the CEO and are supported by other staff and contractors.
Eagle Valley Office
We are currently looking for a Regional Director to open and start a new physical office in Eagle County. This is a perfect opportunity for a motivated leader who enjoys starting and creating initiatives from the ground up. Leader must live and work in the region.
Roaring Fork Valley Office
We are looking for a permanent Regional Director/Lead Organizer to take over the day-to-day organizing and programs in the already established Roaring Fork Valley office, based in Glenwood Springs. Leader must live and work in the region.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the operations and day-to-day management of a regional office;
Serve as the organization's lead community organizer and spokesperson for the region;
Responsible for planning and executing intentional programs that meet the regional needs of local leaders;
Facilitate programs and organizing meetings to engage local leaders;
Manage program staff, contractors and consultants, as needed;
Develop and ensure organizational and program goals are met;
Develop and manage program budgets;
Serve as an active member of the leadership team;
Build and maintain strong relationships with coalition and other partners to advance our work;
Manage and support an advisory board of local leaders to help inform future work;
Assist with fundraising and donor relations, as needed;
Other duties as assigned.
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;
5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience in an advocacy nonprofit or related experience;
3+ years of management or supervisory experience;
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
Health insurance or stipend to support health care coverage
Ski pass (local) or stipend for outdoor recreation activities
Relocation support (if outside of region)
Housing stipend (must live in central mountains)
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word REGIONAL DIRECTOR in the subject line.
Position will remain open until filled.