RISE Colorado works to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. RISE’s work is centered in Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, the most diverse city and school district in Colorado. Our theory of change is that those most impacted by the inequity that exists MUST lead the movement for change. Who is most impacted by educational inequity? Low-income families and families of color. So just like women led the suffrage movement, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta led the farm workers movement, and Martin Luther King, Jr and African Americans led the the Civil Rights movement, low-income families and families of color must be the ones to lead the movement for themselves with us as allies if we’re ever going to truly achieve educational equity. This is what we believe and work towards achieving every day. We’re looking for team members to join us in building this movement!
The Latino Community Organizer will be a key member of a high-performing team at a critical time of targeted growth. Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with RISE staff, the Latino Community Organizer will be responsible for growing and managing relationships with RISE members, training members to successfully organize around issue campaigns they develop to improve academic achievement in partner schools and communities, and develop members to take on leadership roles in the community to advocate for educational equity. This position requires flexibility and professionalism, as he/she will work closely with current and future RISE members and school and community partnerships. This position requires the ability to be detail oriented while delivering on a large volume of work. This position will support an ambitious growth plan for RISE Colorado.
The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with strong skills as described below, a passion for RISE’s mission, and great organizational and time management skills. We’re looking to add someone energetic, critically conscious, and passionate about empowering families to our team. Applicants must also be flexible (we are a start-up!), a quick learner, demonstrate strong relationship building skills, and fluent in English and Spanish.
This is an incredible opportunity to join a start-up founded by women of color who grew up in the community where RISE works. RISE Colorado was named the winner of Teach For America’s 2014 Social Innovation Award, Inaugural Winner of the Leadership for Educational Equity Venture Fund & Fellowship, and has been recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. RISE has been covered globally, nationally and locally for their work with families. To learn more about RISE Colorado, applicants can watch this video, and view our website, as well as RISE’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Interested individuals should complete an application and submit a copy of their resume and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RISE Latino Community Organizer Role.
First and foremost, the Latino Community Organizer must embrace the RISE mission to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. Candidates must have access to reliable transportation and availability to work weekends and evenings along with the following qualifications:
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RISE Colorado offers a competitive salary, benefits, and retirement along with opportunities for training and professional growth.
Please fill out the application here. Additionally, please email your resume and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com with the subject line: RISE Latino Community Organizer Role.
We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
RISE Colorado is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. RISE Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.