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Position Available: Digital Organizing Assistant Job Posting

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, Colorado’s Premier Nonprofit run by and for people with disabilities working for the Social Justice of all Coloradans with disabilities is looking to hire a temporary, part-time Digital Organizing Assistant (DOA) to assist with our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, #Vote4Medicaid Campaign, and Census Outreach using the messaging app Outvote to engage in relational organizing.

Digital Organizing is the process in which a person emails/ texts friends and family members with the intent of persuading them to take action.

Purpose for the position:

Many CCDC members and Coloradans with significant disabilities (nearly a half-million individuals) utilize Medicaid for health care, Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), and Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Medicaid enables Coloradans to have a choice in where they live, who assists them in daily activities (bathing, getting in and out of bed), and remain members of their communities.  Over a million people in Colorado rely on Medicaid.  Our aim is to expand the numbers of people who understand the importance of Medicaid. 

 In November we need to elect a President and a Colorado Senator who align with our values and mission of Social Justice for people with disabilities. If the position is able to be extended beyond the November election, the DOA will assist CCDC members to spread pro-Medicaid and other disability rights messages. 

Duties:

The Digital Organizing Assistant will engage in base building (outreach, engage, motivate) CCDC members to spread Outvote (messaging app and web-based application) messages via email or texts. You will work with current adopters of Outvote to expand the group and build and use lists. You will craft regular messages to keep engagement up and identify actions that people can take while recruiting others. You will also increase CCDC membership through this process by helping current members reach out to invite friends and family to join CCDC. CCDC members will spread messages and encourage their friends to use Outvote to spread messages. You will identify active and engaged members and encourage/support them to engage in leadership opportunities.

Due to the need to maintain social distance, all activities will be via phone, text, or zoom for the foreseeable future.

Qualifications:

  • Eager to work for a Social Justice organization that values equity, diversity and inclusion and engage in culturally competent interactions.  This means there must be an ability to connect with a diverse group of people.
  • Able to quickly learn Outvote technology
  • Use clear, creative messaging to expand the number of Outvote users
  • Craft contemporary messaging which spread #Vote4Medicaid message which are short, clear, and actionable
  • Highly organized and a self-starter. Must be able to “hit the ground running/rolling”
  • Friendly and courteous.
  • Tech-savvy and able to problem solve questions about the messaging app Outvote, able to help members who are not tech savvy understand texting and using an app
  • Able to set, meet, and communicate weekly goals and project goals. 
  • Identify and foster leaders among CCDC members
  • Manage every aspect of online campaigning including but not limited to
    • Membership recruitment plan
    • Campaign communications plan
    •  Online action opportunities
  • Conduct data entry, tracking and analysis of Outvote activity 

Desired Qualities

  • Graduated from CCDC’s Advocacy Course
  • Bilingual in any language, especially Spanish 

Start Date August 22, 2020, until November 21, 2021

This is a part-time temporary position under the supervision of our Director of Community Organizing. There is a possibility of continuing and expanding in the future. The current offer is for approximately 10 hours per week for $18/hr ($18.50 for Bilingual). Possible bonus for meeting specific numeric goals for membership increases and the number of people reached. 

Send Dawn Howard, Director of Community Organizing (dhoward@ccdconline.org) a resume or letter including a description of experience using apps and social media plus three references by August 11, 2020 at 5pm

“We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.”

CCDC actively recruits people of color, women, LGBTQIA, and individuals with disabilities. Those interested in our job openings are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Calming Ourselves & Building Our Power

From Julie Reiskin, Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

To ensure better outcomes for our community during this unprecedented time, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition is being proactive, compassionate, and conscious in our response to COVID-19.

Please review the following related to our business operations effective immediately and ways you can support our community:

  • Office Operations: CCDC staff will work remotely and will continue to be reachable through email and phone. Our office remains open, however, there will be very limited staff present during normal business hours. We do not encourage external visitors at this time. CCDC staff is prohibited from attending gatherings of 20 or more people. Additionally, internal and external meetings will be postponed or rescheduled as phone calls or via the online Zoom platform, when possible. All in-state and out-of-state business travel have been suspended.
  • Upcoming events: All community gatherings and events hosted by CCDC through April will be rescheduled for a later date, if possible. Any event already scheduled after May will remain scheduled at this point including our ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration in July. We will continually assess the situation and review recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and make changes as necessary.
  • How you can support: In this environment of social distancing closures and racist attacks, community needs are shifting by the hour. CCDC acknowledges many members of our community may not have access to food, basic needs, paid family leave, health care, child care, and other valuable resources. Our community regularly experiences social isolation as well. Therefore our community is more likely to be negatively impacted during a public health crisis. This is a time for kindness. Here is how you can help. We highly encourage our volunteers and donors to consider volunteering or making a donation to our direct impact community partners including Mile High United Way, Denver Homeless Out Loud, Asian Pacific Development Center and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.
  • Resources from us to you: During any time of crisis, misinformation and rumors can cause fear and unnecessary anxiety. This resource page provides quick links and references to answer many of your questions and calm your concerns. This resource page will be updated every day so you can expect the most up to date information.
  • Government resources you can trust: While we are often the ones saying not to trust the government on some issues, in this particular subject, the government sites are the most accurate. Specifically:

NOTE: If you encounter inaccessible documents, videos without captions, no ASL interpreters, or any other form of disability discrimination in relation to COVID-19, please send us an email at COVID@ccdconline.org. We will take action if necessary.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding CCDC’s response to COVID-19, email us at COVID@ccdconline.org and a staff member will reply as quickly as possible.

Stay well and remember nothing about us, without us.
In solidarity,
Your Friends at CCDC

Nothing About Us Without Us…Ever!
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