Organization Overview

As an organization working to build a movement of civic engagement in Colorado, CCER’s mission is to foster the development of a more equitable, just and inclusive state where all Coloradans can participate in, and have a voice in democracy and policy decisions that affect them. We envision a Colorado where all eligible voters successfully cast a ballot in every election; where people from all walks of life can have their voices heard in policy matters; and where every person, regardless of race, gender, geography, age, sexual orientation, ability or income, influences the decisions that shape and guide our state.

At the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, we believe that …

  • A vibrant and thriving democracy requires the participation of all its residents
  • To correct the imbalance of history, overlooked communities must be actively involved in civic engagement efforts
  • We strive to live our commitment to a just and equitable world, by…
    • Embracing equity and inclusion internally and within all of our programs and network
    • Having an innovative culture that is adaptable and nimble in order to maximize impact
    • Working together to achieve greater scale and success
    • Leveraging and distributing resources for greatest efficiency
    • Integration of data and metrics into programs with the goal of measuring outcome and not just outputs

Position Overview

Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable (CCER) seeks a Director of Insight Strategies and Data to lead strategic direction and provide data-driven recommendations to inform collective planning, field targeting and opportunities to strengthen data integrity with a network of non-partisan non-profit organizations in Colorado. CCER is searching for a person who will establish the strategy for working with a table of Network Partners to advance the participation of targeted populations in civic engagement. This person will operate with a sophisticated racial equity analysis lens and commitment to lifting up the voices of overlooked communities. They will also advance CCER’s mission and vision for an equitable civic engagement ecosystem. The ideal candidate thrives in a supportive work environment and works well within a team-based culture.

Primary Functions

The Director of Insight Strategies and Data, reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the following:

Data & Tools

  • Oversee Voter Action Network (VAN) administration for Network Partners, their consultants, and vendors. This includes managing user and security settings, training users, and providing technical assistance.

  • Assist Network Partners with using the VAN and other technologies to support, enhance, and execute field and organizing programs. This includes assisting in employing best practices for program execution.

  • Seek out and be knowledgeable about new tools and applications to enhance programs and data collection strategies

Strategy

  • Consult with Network Partners to develop year-round civic engagement using evidence-based strategies, plans and programs

  • Make recommendations and provide strategic insight to Network Partners in order to make data operations more efficient and effective

  • Consult with Network Partners to develop data guidelines, structures, and integrate them throughout programs to ensure good practices and data integrity

  • Create reports to highlight yearly landscape trends; description, analysis, and projections to inform further civic engagement

  • Function as part of a national and local data peer network to help maintain shared data infrastructures

Network Partner Engagement

  • Build a movement of civic engagement with a non-partisan 501(c)(3) network of partners

  • Develop, maintain, and manage relationships with Network Partners

  • Provide strategic direction to CCER Network Partners harnessing their power

  • Develop curriculums, coordinate, and conduct educational and training opportunities for Network Partners

  • Work with the Director of Partnerships and Engagement to provide field campaign tools and strategies for Network Partners

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Serve as a model and mentor to others on integrating equity and inclusion into our work

  • Develop deep and collaborative partnerships with Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) led organizations by conducting community engagement, outreach, and education

  • Cultivate and integrate equity and inclusive values among Network Partners to help them incorporate the practices into their work

Qualifications

Personal attributes and professional qualifications:

Technical Skills: Advanced experience with VAN. Advanced knowledge of technical platforms that could include Excel, Census datasets, software for mapping (ArcGIS, QGIS,), reporting (Periscope, Tableau, etc.), and data management (Access, SQL, etc.)

Data Management: Knowledge of data management, database administration, reporting and analysis

Training skills: Ability to develop educational curriculums and train people with diverse opinions, interests, and skill levels

Racial Equity Lens: A commitment to an equity-based and inclusive work culture

Communication Prowess: Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences as well as nonpartisan civic engagement best practices to partners and other stakeholders

Self-Directed: Aptitude for being self-directed to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize tasks and work effectively. Also, be accountable to, and be part of, a team working toward common goals.

People Centered Power: Understanding of people centered power and the ability to work with diverse populations

Teamwork: Ability to work with a small team of passionate and dedicated individuals

Community Engagement: Knowledge of and experience utilizing community engagement skills to promote collaboration among diverse groups

Relationship Management: Experience building and maintaining relationships

Vision and energy that is both inspirational and collaborative

Values: Impeccable integrity, adaptability, and humility

Creative and strategic thinker

Highly organized: A thoughtful, focused approach with superior follow-through and attention to detail.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience managing relationships with vendors and Network Partners

  • Experience developing field plans

  • Organizing or campaign field experience

  • Knowledge of the Colorado election system and landscape

  • Experience building relationships of trust with BIPOC communities

  • Spanish speaker + $1,500 annually

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years’ experience or 10-12 years’ experience in a similar field

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to [email protected].
  •  Applications will be held confidentially.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Location: Denver, Colorado and open to candidates working remotely

Reports: Executive Director

Compensation: Salary range $55,000 to $70,000 based on experience, plus a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement matching, generous paid time off, paid family leave, and leadership development package.

The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQIA2S people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities. Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to accomplish the job, we want to hear from you!