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Data Specialist
Full-time position

Colorado WINS is the union representing more than 29,000 state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities across the state. We care for veterans, the sick, and the disabled; we maintain the safety and use of our roads and bridges; we protect the quality of our drinking water and air; we provide stewardship to public lands and boost tourism; we keep our jails and communities secure and provide many other essential services to keep Colorado running smoothly.

Purpose of the Position
The Data Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of member and organizing database support for various efforts within the union to ensure that information is accurate, comprehensive, and secure and that users can receive needed information from the databases.

Primary Responsibilities
(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Assists in the implementation of database operations for member and general public communication efforts.
  • Advises, assists, and trains staff to use database tools such as NGPVAN as well as data enhancement warehouses and mobile organizing applications.
  • Assists in coordination with internal departments or vendors to maintain accurate lists and provides reports, lists, and other materials to support efforts.
  • Maintains security procedures to ensure the safety and integrity of data and paper lists. Maintains user access; maintains user passwords, and procedures to ensure onsite and offsite backup of data.
  • Imports and exports files between formats and programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, delimited text files, and a variety of file formats including utilizing email and web-based applications.
  • Maintains or oversees maintenance of database files including original materials such as lists, authorization cards, etc.
  • Assists in writing training and operations materials. Trains campaign staff to access system-generated reports for campaign needs. Trains database staff to produce custom reports as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required to assist the union.

Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of three years of education and work experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to analyze data and make sound, logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in politically sensitive situations.
  • Ability to train users to operate the systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large amounts of data, importing and exporting data, implementing security systems and procedures, writing and training users to use technology.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft software, installing hardware and software, monitoring equipment and software and making recommendations to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of online databases – NGPVAN and EveryAction strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of political canvass data operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of labor organizing methods preferred.
  • Must be able to act and organize time with independence.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills or SQL needed.
  • Skill in the use of geographic and mapping software or data visualization software a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, database design, importing and exporting files between formats and programs including utilizing email and web-based applications.

Salary & Benefits
Salary and benefits are competitive

Location
Colorado with focus in the Denver and Pueblo areas. Some travel may be required. Long and irregular hours.

Colorado WINS is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Sarah.Saheb@seiu.org.

 


 

Senior Communications Specialist
Full-time, one-year position
Denver, CO

Colorado WINS is the union representing more than 29,000 state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities across the state. We care for veterans, the sick, and the disabled; we maintain the safety and use of our roads and bridges; we protect the quality of our drinking water and air; we provide stewardship to public lands and boost tourism; we keep our jails and communities secure and provide many other essential services to keep Colorado running smoothly.

Purpose of Position
The Colorado WINS Communications Specialist is responsible for communications support of organizing, political action, and other activities of the union to build power for state employees and amplify their voices. The communications specialist will have direct responsibility for developing and coordinating communications strategy, media relations, digital marketing, social media, and messaging for campaign and other union projects.

This is a one-year position.

Primary Responsibilities
(Position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a complete list of expected duties to be performed.)

  • Develops and executes digital and traditional communications strategies and tactics to support the field efforts of Colorado state employees to build their union, enhance the union’s identity, and build the union’s reputation among state employees, legislators, and the public at large.
  • Manages media relations in coordination with the campaign director, community coalitions and spokespeople. Conducts media outreach, coordinates interviews, develops strong relationships with reporters, maintains clips file.
  • Manages digital marketing, social media properties, email program and the union’s website. Tracks and reports results to campaign director regularly.
  • Collaborates with the campaign director and staff members to gather photos, videos, quotes and other communications materials.
  • Designs and lays out a variety of printed and online collateral.
  • Develops strong public spokespeople to confidently speak on union issues to the community, their coworkers and in media interviews.
  • Writes newsletters, talking points, speeches, leaflets, press materials, letters to the editor, op-eds, background pieces and other collateral materials.
  • Assists state employees with writing letters to the editor, op eds and blog posts.
  • Trains members and staff on communications best practices.
  • Manages campaign event logistics and communications including strategy, message, location, signage, visuals, materials, agenda, media outreach, spokesperson prep and coordinating interviews.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the local and its mission.

Qualifications

  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence.” High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice with a track record of success working on communications for campaigns centered in communities of color or that involve women or low-income people.
  • Self starter who takes initiative, resolves challenges and manages own work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience creating and implementing digital strategies, tactics and creating social media content including videos.
  • Thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives simultaneously using a highly collaborative work style

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field. Three years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience that would provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  • Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop skills in rapidly changing technology.
  • Experience with VAN/EveryAction and/or similar CRM systems and basic HMTL skills preferred.
  • Ability to design eye-catching content using the Adobe Suite a plus.
  • Highly proficient in WordPress or similar CMSs.
  • Familiarity with digital and social media advertising.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required.

Physical Requirements
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours and travel may be required.

How to Apply
Colorado WINS is an equal opportunity employer that values and respects the diversity of its staff. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Janet Veum at janet.veum@seiu.org.

 


 

Field Organizer
Full-time position
Colorado with emphasis on Denver and Pueblo areas

Colorado WINS is the local union of state employees making historic gains to secure quality public services and jobs organizing across Colorado. We are a democratic, member-driven organization representing state employees across all state departments and institutions. We strive to improve public services by working with management and stakeholders to address the needs of all Coloradans.

We are looking for a Temporary Field Organizer to join our team on an exciting, fast-paced campaign to build capacity and win for Colorado state employees. 
Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, recruit and develop leadership
  • Recruit new membership
  • Organize workers and worksite actions
  • Participate in contract/agreement campaigns
  • Conduct mobilization(s) and turn out for actions and meetings
  • Maintain accurate worksite (building and worker) information
  • Communicate with Campaign Lead Organizers and Coordinators
  • Conduct effective house visits and one-on-one communication
  • Conduct worker meetings and leadership meetings
  • Conduct effective worksite visits

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
  • A strong desire to win for Coloradan working families and public services
  • Strong social, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter who is also a solid team player
  • Strong computer skills a plus (Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet)
  • Experience in a labor or community organization a strong plus
  • Experience in political organizing a plus
  • Prior experience in comprehensive campaigns a strong plus
  • Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Possession of a valid US driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and an automobile for business use
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours
  • Ability to travel
  • Spanish – bilingual is a plus

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary and benefits
Location
Colorado with focus in the Pueblo and Denver areas
How to Apply
To apply, email Carlos Padilla directly at carlos.padilla@seiu.org.
Colorado WINS is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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