Established in 2006, Secure PERA is a coalition of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) members, employers and retirees that works to protect retirement security for all Coloradans. We advocate for policies that protect and improve PERA and help provide retirement security for hard-working Coloradans.
Secure PERA is governed by a seven member steering committee with representatives from Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals, Colorado Association of School Executives, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, CSPERA – Colorado School & Public Employees Retirement Association, Colorado WINS, and NPPC- National Public Pension Coalition.
The Program Manager is an independent contractor position (consulting firms can also be considered) that reports to the steering committee and provides overall leadership of the coalition. It is currently the only staff position.
You can learn more about the coalition at www.SecurePERA.org
The Program Manager is responsible for:
- Communicating with Secure PERA membership on a regular basis
- Providing information to members via local presentations, webinars, and telephone town hall meetings
- Continuously setting up and running forums around the state with labor unions and allied organizations to educate members and the public
- Coordinating all rapid response to pension legislation with partners and NPPC
- Working with in-state partners and NPPC to attract attention and develop a powerful case to protect retirement security, including drafting and placing Letters to the Editor
- Organizing new leaders around the state into grassroots spokespeople
- Posting on social media including Facebook and Twitter
- Updating and writing website content (current platform is WordPress)
- Running bi-weekly meetings of the steering committee during the legislative session and monthly meetings during the rest of the year
- Attending PERA board meetings and interacting with PERA on behalf of Secure PERA
- Organizing legislator outreach and education meetings
- Responding to reporters and being a resource to the media
- Developing and managing the annual budget
- Writing an annual grant for 50% of the budget
- Other duties as assigned
The job is expected to take 20 hours a week on average with more hours during the legislative session and fewer the remainder of the year. Knowledge of financial markets and pensions is a plus but not required, a thirst to learn about them is a must.
Position is located in Colorado with frequent travel to Denver.
Salary range $2,500 – $4,000 per month