Boulder Housing Coalition - Director of Political Advocacy

Co-op / Organization: 
Boulder Housing Coalition
Location: 
Boulder, CO
Type of Organization: 
Housing
Brief Description of Organization: 
Boulder Housing Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to creating affordable cooperative housing for the people of Boulder County.
Website: 
http://boulderhousingcoalition.org/
Number of Members: 
55
Number of Staff: 
1
Dress Code: 
Casual
Position Title: 
BHC Director of Political Advocacy
Position Duties: 
The position will involve a combination of housing policy and community organizing work. Responsibilities may include:
  • Coordinating and attending weekly organizing meetings with volunteers working on the campaign.
  • Attending and preparing testimony for public hearings at Boulder City Council, Planning Board, and other public meetings.
  • Attending and participating in the monthly Boulder Housing Coalition board meeting and weekly house meetings at one or more of Boulder’s cooperative households. 
  • Outreach to and communication with local elected and appointed officials and city staff, both in person and in writing.
  • Attending other public events related to the local civic sphere and housing policy discussion (e.g. events put on by PLAN Boulder, Better Boulder, the Boulder Chamber, the City of Boulder, neighborhood associations, etc.)
  • Writing for the local newspaper (letters to the editor, opinion pieces) as well as the campaign website and electronic newsletters.
  • Development of an extended social network of current and former housing co-op members and other natural political allies.
  • Creation of video, photographic, and artistic collateral for the campaign.
  • Managing logistics for community events supporting the campaign, including fundraisers.
  • Analysis of existing zoning ordinances and potential legislation.
  • Analysis of various affordability and sustainability metrics as they apply to the cooperative housing communities within Boulder.
  • Managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in support of the campaign.
Position Training: 
The intern will take on a leadership position within and receive support from our existing advocacy organization, which is composed of volunteers from within Boulder’s vibrant cooperative housing community.
Skills Development & Learning: 
This job will improve and develop the interns skills around cooperative communication and consensus as well as Leadership, organizing skills, political advocacy. 
 
These skills can be developed or they are useful skills to have:
  • Meeting facilitation and consensus-based decision making.
  • Proficiency with the WordPress online publishing platform.
  • Proficiency with Google Apps (documents, spreadsheets, forms, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the MailChimp or other electronic mailing list and newsletter management platforms.
  • Familiarity with basic video editing techniques.
  • Familiarity with basic graphic design techniques and software.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
Other details of working conditions: 
Living in a large co-op with 25 people for the summer.
Compensation ($): 
Room & Board and $250/month Stipend
Room Included?: 
Yes
Board Included?: 
Yes
Relocation Stipend?: 
No
Working Hours: 
10:00am to 5:00pm
Total Hours of Work Per Week: 
30