Colorado WINS

Colorado WINS

Director of Organizing

Based in Denver, CO


Job Title: Director of Organizing
Location: Denver CO

Be part of making organizing history in Colorado.

Colorado just joined the ranks of 36 states that have collective bargaining right for public employees. Colorado WINS is looking to build a statewide team to organize 28,000 state employees in a game-changing campaign to win new investment in public services and the workers who provide those services. We need an energetic organizing director to lead the work of organizing 28K state employees and help to build a powerful statewide organization. The Organizing Director will lead an organizing team that is working to build membership and leadership in Colorado WINS.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works as part of the union’s senior leadership team to develop and implement a long term strategic growth plan
  • Leads planning, strategy, and implementation of all organizing drives
  • Develops political and community support for organizing campaigns
  • Work with the SEIU Public Sector Division to carry out organizing program
  • Coordinates work with internal organizing staff and officers
  • Hires, trains, supports and oversees organizers
  • Supervises staff in developing and maintaining organizing committees, including training, guidance, oversight and accountability of staff in performance of their duties
  • Coordinate the development of a member organizing committee
  • Organize actions, petition drives, membership blitzes
  • Other duties as required

Experience and Qualifications

  • At least three years’ experience running organizing campaigns
  • Three years supervisory experience, supervising a team of organizers.
  • Ability to train and develop new organizers
  • Thorough knowledge of labor organizing planning and development.
  • Knowledge of strategies and tactics used to organize and lead workers, including managing data, organizing reports, digital organizing, and organizer turf.
  • Knowledge of unions and their issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations, and conduct trainings.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience with supervision, team building and leadership development
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience with VAN and other organizing databases
  • Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and members in complex, political situations.

Salary and Benefits
Salary range is between 70 – 80k per year, including a generous benefit package.

To Apply
To apply for this position, email your information to: info@cowins.org.

Colorado WINS is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity — women, people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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