As the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Engagement at Colorado Concern, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the organization's political program, advancing strategic objectives, and enhancing its public image. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders to promote our policy agenda, manage communications, and curate membership programming. This role requires a dynamic individual with a passion for advocacy and communications and the ability to engage with public officials and key sta


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and contract lobbyists to champion Colorado Concern's policy objectives at the federal, state, and local level.
  • Cultivate relationships with policy makers at the federal, state, and local level to convey and garner support for our objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze legislative developments at the state Capitol and before relevant local governments, including counties and municipalities.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the CEO on all relevant policy issues of importance to the organization.
  • Represent Colorado Concern through public testimony and advocacy efforts, as needed.
  • Conduct in-depth research and formulate original policy positions.
  • Engage with political candidates, including involvement in elections, candidate races, and candidate interviews.
  • Function as the staff liaison for member workgroups, committees, and coalitions.
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory developments before key state and local government agencies on issues of importance to the organization.

Public Relations:

  • Develop and execute strategic internal and external communication plans.
  • Create informative member content, including memos, position papers, and email communications.
  • Work with CEO to manage media relations and ensure quality control for public materials, press releases, and interviews.
  • Oversee Colorado Concern's website and social media platforms to maintain and grow our online presence.

Membership Engagement:

  • Manage membership development and engagement opportunities.
  • Facilitate connections between our members and political leaders to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Organize, manage, and staff events specifically aimed at engaging existing and prospective members. This includes working with the COO on planning, logistics, and execution.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Substantial experience in public affairs, government relations, or a related field.
  • Proven success in policy advocacy, legislative engagement, and political campaigns.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities.
  • Proficiency in managing online platforms and social media.
  • An understanding of Colorado's political landscape and relevant networks is a plus.
This senior-level position offers an exciting opportunity to shape Colorado Concern's public affairs initiatives and make a meaningful impact on policy advocacy, communications, and membership engagement. If you are a strategic thinker, a skilled communicator, and a passionate advocate for Colorado's business community, we encourage you to apply.

The base compensation range for this position is between $90,000 – $125,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus. Colorado Concern offers a benefits program to employees as part of a total comprehensive compensation package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan with a match, eleven paid holidays, and PTO.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to our Chief Operating Officer, Jackie Vanderburg at The cover letter is an opportunity to showcase your passion for Colorado Concern’s mission, as well as organizational impact in current or prior roles.
This role will be filled as soon as possible, the priority deadline for applications is Friday, May 17th, or until the position is filled.

About Colorado Concern:
Committed to a strong and vibrant future, Colorado Concern is an alliance of top executives with a common interest in enhancing and protecting the Centennial State’s business climate. The organization achieves results by focusing on a few key policy areas and making meaningful change to better Colorado’s economy. Founded in 1986 by one dozen committed individuals, Colorado Concern’s membership now includes 140 CEOs and business and community leaders from across the state. The organization is recognized for providing exceptional leadership on significant public policy issues that positively impact the state’s economic well-being.
Colorado Concern promotes an environment that maximizes job creations, employee prosperity, and business profitability. The organization has a stake in the well-being of the state, and the collective interests of its members are safeguarded by working collaboratively to ensure Colorado’s viability and prosperity.
Colorado Concern is a nonpartisan 501c6 membership organization governed by a 16-member Board of Directors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Colorado Concern is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age 40 and over, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.


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