Executive Director - Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

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The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just, and equitable state for all Coloradans.

The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable (CCERT) seeks an Executive Director who will create a vision to meet the demands of building a diverse electorate across the state of Colorado, including building a bench of future leaders.

The CCERT Executive Director will be an experienced manager who specializes in diversity and inclusion who can facilitate and build collective power across coalitions. A strategic and thoughtful fundraiser who can build and maintain meaningful relationships with coalition partners and funders.

With an initial focus on upcoming priorities, including the 2020 Census, 2020 voter registration and turnout, and training and support for partners, the new Executive Director will play a key role in the ongoing collaboration with network partners.

  • S/he/they will be an experienced facilitator, fundraiser, and team builder.
  • S/he/they will build relationships across that state, be chief convener for multiple groups across the state and work with legislative leaders on policies to engage and excite the New American Electorate.

S/he/they will be a seasoned manager who is committed to nurturing and developing a team and a trusted partner to the board in stewarding the organization.

This is an exciting opportunity for an inclusive and passionate leader with sophisticated analytical skills around race, equity, and power, who is deeply committed to using civic engagement and collective impact to build a more inclusive democracy.

About Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

Our 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, underrepresented 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 our impact
  • Working together in order 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

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The new Executive Director will be a skilled leader who brings a passion for inclusive decision making and who is firmly committed to racial equity and power building for underrepresented communities including low income, communities of color, intersectionality.

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences: 

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of state-based efforts to develop people-centered political power with and in communities of color and historically under-resourced communities; proven experience (at least eight years) serving as a strategic leader or consultant to organizations that have been highly successful in that work with defined strategies for change.
  • Proven track record leading organizing and advocacy work centering racial equity with other systems of oppression and employing collective impact and base-building strategies.
  • Demonstrated success raising funds and increasing investment from a range of funders, including national and state/regional foundations, labor unions, individuals, and family foundations; sophisticated understanding of the funding landscape and experience nurturing and diversifying funder relationships.
  • Inclusive and collaborative leadership style that leverages the knowledge, diversity, and expertise of staff, communities, and organizational partners; genuine collaborator paired with the ability to move others without exerting hierarchical power is essential.
  • A track record of success inspiring, managing, and mentoring highly talented and diverse teams; successful experience managing budgets and staff of similar complexity.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and comfort driving iterative processes while balancing the need to move to outcome; comfort navigating ambiguity while continuing to move decision-making and the work forward.
  • Outstanding political analysis, facilitation, and communication skills; deep values orientation and belief that communities hold the wisdom and solutions necessary to advance lasting change and that healthy and civically engaged communities are the key to an inclusive democracy.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills; ability to call attention to important issues when the moment requires and the humility and maturity to share the spotlight with others.

Work Conditions:

  • Full-time, salaried position located in Denver with some travel
  • There is a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement, and phone reimbursement
  • Occasional evenings and weekend work required
  • Fast-paced and required juggling multiple projects and meeting deadlines

How to Apply:

Applications will be held confidentially.  Only applications received through this portal will be considered. CCERT has engaged the services of an outside firm to facilitate the hiring process.  

The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people of all abilities, immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBTQIA community to apply.



Posted On: Friday, August 9, 2019
Compensation: $90-$105k



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