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THE ORGANIZATIONSStand for Children is a powerful voice for students. Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their experience, graduate from high-school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To date, Stand for Children's eleven state affiliates (AZ, CO, IL, IN, LA, MA, OK, OR, TN, TX, and WA) have impacted the lives of millions of children through their state and district level work.The Stand for Children family consists of 2 separate organizations—Stand for Children, a grassroots membership lobby for children exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization exempt under section 501(c)(3).Stand for Children and the Stand for Children Leadership Center collaborate closely to: Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent schools; and Advocate for effective local and state education policies and investments and ensure that those policies impact classrooms and students.Separately, Stand for Children will work to elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities. We stand for achievement by all students, through quality early childhood education, effective, empowered and supported teachers and principals, engaged families with high expectations, and other strategies that provide students the tailored instruction and support they need to graduate high-school ready for college. We stand for access to high-quality schools for all students , especially students in poverty, students of color, and students learning English. To expand access to all students, we advocate for effective educational leadership at all levels, sufficient and effectively spent school funding, and clear, accurate details about how schools are performing for parents, educators, and the community.We believe all children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Education is the key that unlocks the door to success, but far too many children, through no fault of their own, aren't getting the education they need to make it in life. We are passionately committed to righting this wrong. THE POSTION:Working as a key member of the Stand for Children Colorado staff, the Denver Organizer will be responsible for the implementation of an established organizing model in Denver. The Denver Organizer will build and manage an engaged army of at least 18-20 leaders and 180-200 members within Denver who take local action, develop the leadership skills of members, and initiate and lead campaigns.The Denver Organizer will contribute to Stand for Children's mission to improve public education by: Building strong chapter teams made up of parents and teachers Scheduling and executing 8-10 meetings per week with parents, educators, and community members; Recruiting parent and educator leaders and working with them to recruit and develop new members; Consistently raising money in order to make the Chapter financially sustainable by asking for membership contributions; Presenting info about Stand and the issues we're working on to large groups of interested community members. Engaging and developing leaders and members Developing the skills of our parents and educators as education advocates through rigorous, ongoing training and coaching; Implementing an advocacy curriculum that informs and engages educators through one-on-one conversations, policy focus groups, and networking events; Planning and facilitating productive, efficient group recruitment events and meetings with team leaders; Empowering educator leaders and members to advocate effectively for state-level policies and practices; Cultivating members and contacts to deepen their connection to the chapter and to build out their toolkit as advocates. Strategizing to Win for Kids Empowering chapter leaders and members to win issue campaigns as strategically planned by city and state management; and Implementing campaign strategies and tactics to create political champions willing to fight for better educational policies.The Denver Organizer will be joining a national team of professionals committed to improving children's lives. Stand for Children's managers and supervisors are empowering, entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to providing outstanding supervision in order for staff to develop as professionals and grow within the organization.REQUIREMENTS: Passionate and unwavering belief in Stand for Children's mission and strategy to ensure that all children, regardless of their experience, graduate from high-school prepared for and with access to a college education; At least 3yrs of professional background preferred; political or community organizing experience a plus, experience (volunteer or paid) recruiting, training, and mobilizing a team of ten or more volunteers/members preferred; Deep community ties to the city of Denver and the constituencies served by Denver Public Schools required; · Fluency in Spanish required; Experience working with diverse and multilingual populations strongly preferred; Expertise to execute an established model of organizing within the local context of the city of Denver; Very strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills; expertise to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes; Expertise to be flexible and steadfast in the face of ambiguity; self-motivated problem-solver and critical thinker; A learning orientation and an expertise to embrace and incorporate direct feedback crucial; and Proven expertise to achieve measurable, meaningful results in a fast-paced environment; Willingness to work flexible scheduling including 1-2 evenings per week and occasional weekends; full time access to a car.COMPENSATIONCompetitive pay, commensurate with experience. Stand for Children is proud to offer great benefits: health and dental coverage; life insurance, longterm disability and longterm care coverage; 401K with a match plan; flexible spending/benefit package; holidays and vacation accrual.TO APPLYStand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are equal opportunity employers and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, please visit to fill out our on-line application and submit a resume and thoughtful introductory letter. No calls please. To learn more about Stand – Colorado, please visit .
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