Primary responsibilities:

We are seeking an ambitious, very organized person who has a track record of achieving results. The ideal candidate loves to work with people and is self-directed. The person in this position will authentically build trusting relationships with community members, has excellent communication skills, and strong leadership abilities. The ideal candidate lives in and has knowledge of Pueblo, has at least one year of organizing experience, can effectively build a strong base of grassroots leaders who are directly impacted by barriers to health such as, but not limited to, immigration status, transportation, the high cost of health care, opioid overuse, access to primary care or behavioral health services, culturally responsive care, and housing. The primary goal is to launch a Pueblo organizing team of grassroots leaders to build a campaign for health justice. Experience with or knowledge of health care systems is a plus! If you are committed to health justice and improving health outcomes for those facing preventable health disparities, are eager to grow, and have exceptional people skills, this position is for you. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Outreach and recruitment of new members and local partners
  • Build authentic relationships with members, local organizations, and health care providers
  • Launch a local organizing team of grassroots community leaders
  • Host training and community events to support grassroots leadership development
  • Mobilize leaders to take action on local issues and statewide policy advocacy related to health and social justice
  • Co-create a local campaign for health justice in Pueblo
  • Connect local priorities to the larger movement for health equity, including housing justice, immigrant rights, and anti-racism efforts
  • Represent Center for Health Progress in the community including but not limited to public events, town hall meetings, and events held by local partners

 

Job qualifications:

●        Commitment to social justice and health equity

●        Community organizing experience with a community, labor, women’s, immigrant, or health care, social justice organization

●        Ability to design and implement leadership training workshops that are accessible and culturally relevant

●        Ability to work independently and meet deadlines; good planning skills; time management; ability to prioritize work and account for results

●        Strong written communication with people at all levels and from various backgrounds

●        Comfort talking to strangers, in front of groups of people, and with enthusiasm  

●        Experience working with diverse people and populations

●        Implementation of feedback on your performance in a timely manner

●        Strong initiative and self-starter with excellent follow-through

●        Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, especially in data entry

●        Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities

●        Residents of Pueblo are strongly encouraged to apply

●        Effective using Microsoft Office

●        Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English and Spanish

●        Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends, and overnight travel to Denver

●        Must have a valid driver’s license (The person in this position must be able to drive a car to and from Denver. This does not mean you need to own a car)

Physical demands for this position include frequent standing, sitting at a desk, operating a computer, face-to-face conversations with co-workers, organizational partners, and members of the community, and driving. Additionally, time on the phone and video calls are a regular part of communication. 

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