Campaign Assistant

 Get Ahead Colorado, a program of The Piton Foundation, is looking for a creative and collaborative Campaign Assistant to contribute to its campaign efforts. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for hands-on experience in public relations. The ideal candidate will have some familiarity with the nonprofit and business landscape of Denver and be comfortable interacting with diverse populations throughout the community. This position requires flexibility to work some limited evening and weekend hours. 

Hours:  Part-time (15-20 hours/week); Temporary October 2019 – April 2020 

Reporting to: Campaign Director, Get Ahead Colorado 

Salary:  $15/hour

Application Window: Through Friday, August 23

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify and attend community events (i.e. host booths at parent/student engagement events, health fairs, community coalitions, etc.) 
  • Distribute materials to campaign partners; assist campaign associate with internal mailings 
  • Create and distribute toolkits to campaign and tax site partners 
  • Create media lists and conduct follow up with media 
  • Other projects as assigned 

Support:

  • Outreach to campaign partners and public officials 
  • Story collection and photography at tax sites and events 
  • Proof content for newsletters, blogs, and various other communications 
  • Provide creative input on social media and newsletter content 

Candidate must have:

  • Strong communication and customer service skills 
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented 
  • Solid writing and editing skills 
  • Experience working with basic office and database computer programs; prefer experience with graphic design software 
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to offsite locations with campaign materials 
  • Must be able to regularly lift and load/unload campaign materials weighing 50lbs 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team 
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude 
  • Volunteer experience a plus 
  • High school diploma; prefer applicants either pursuing or with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to public relations 

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