Outreach Coordinator, Colorado House Majority Office

The House Majority Office of the Colorado House of Representatives is seeking an Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting House Democratic members’ accessibility to and relationships with their constituents. The Outreach Coordinator will help manage the constituent-facing work of House Democratic caucus and manages the House Democratic aide corps. This role works closely and individually with all 41 members of the House Democratic caucus and their aides and interns; the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff; and the staff communications team. The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff, with the Deputy Chief of Staff serving as their day-to-day supervisor.

Responsibilities

Coordinate constituent-facing work for the caucus

  • Work with members and their legislative aides to plan and manage constituent outreach efforts, including constituent services; organizing and staffing in-person town halls, digital and tele-town halls; letter writing; constituent calls; events in the district; and more
  • Assist legislators with constituent services by working with state agencies, members of the federal delegation, and members’ aides to receive, troubleshoot, and work to resolve constituent issues  and see them through to completion
  • Support members with outreach efforts and help ensure legislators’ offices are successfully carrying out outreach efforts

Communications

  • Work with the staff communications team to draft suggested email responses, talking points, newsletters and other outward facing communications to constituents
  • Work with the staff communications team and legislative aides to help track press and digital media coverage of members and strategize how to further elevate the profile of caucus members
  • Work with the staff communications team and legislative aides to create engaging social media content for members, effectively manage members’ social media accounts and websites, and create other new and engaging outward-facing content

Managing and training legislative aides

  • Manage aide applications, screen aide applicants on behalf of members, and make hiring recommendations to members
  • Develop and lead an orientation training and regular trainings for newly hired and returning legislative aides
  • Serve as the staff point of contact for all aides; hold regular office hours and assist with troubleshooting problems
  • Support aides in managing their offices, responding to CORA requests, and getting connected to any resources they need on behalf of their members
  • Work with the Human Resources Administrator when necessary to help resolve interpersonal conflicts

Qualifications

  • Highly, highly organized with the ability to balance and track progress on multiple projects at one time under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Highly motivated self-starter who has a track record of providing high quality work and can complete a multitude of projects without close day-to-day supervision
  • Ability to oversee multiple programs and manage individuals on those programs in a motivational and supportive way to help them stay on track and execute successful programs
  • Tenacity, diligence and resourcefulness in pursuing solutions to challenging issues and seeing them through to completion
  • Willingness to work nontraditional hours including evenings as needed and occasional weekends
  • A commitment to progressive values and policies
  • A high level of confidentiality and discretion 
  • Flexible and adaptable work stye; ability to work cooperatively with various other members of staff; can-do and motivated attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a legislative aide or prior experience managing staff, volunteers or interns on a campaign or organization
  • Proficiency with VAN
  • Sufficient fluency in spoken and written Spanish

Compensation

Salary will be between $45,000 to $55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. We provide a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance covered mostly by the employer, life insurance covered by the employer, your choice of a Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution PERA retirement plan, 10 paid sick days and 12 paid vacation days (not including state and federal holidays), a generous flex schedule during the legislative interim, and a free parking space.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for the job to COHouseDemocrats@gmail.com. Please put “Outreach Coordinator Application” in the subject field of your email. Application deadline is Monday, August 5th, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit promptly.

Colorado House Majority Office is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or disability. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply.