Citizens Project Associate Director Job Description

Part-time (32 hours a week, flexible schedule)
Competitive salary and benefits package

Citizens Project is dedicated to educating and empowering people to promote and protect diversity, equal rights, separation of church and state, and civic engagement. The Associate Director works closely with the Executive Director, board, and volunteers to develop, administer and track successful programs that advance the mission of the organization.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Personnel & Volunteer Management: Manages the Citizens Project volunteer program, including: creating volunteer communications, training and managing volunteers and interns, and volunteer and intern recruitment.
  • Administrative Support: Assists Executive Director with deposit documentation, database administration, credit card and invoice processing, in-kind and donor acknowledgements, board report preparation, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Communications: Oversees development and implementation of communications plan including but not limited to: awareness campaigns, media relations, electronic communications, print collateral, website and social media. Attends meetings, fairs, and events as a representative of Citizens Project.
  • Resource Development: Manages and supports all aspects of annual fundraising plan including direct mail, corporate sponsorships, grants, workplace giving, major gifts and other fundraising activities.
  • Program & Events: Actively participates in coalition work and supports coalition activities including: Get-Out-The-Vote programs, community meetings, and legislative advocacy. Alongside Executive Director and committee members, plans and implements annual fundraising breakfast event, annual Divine Award, Citizens’ Religious Freedom Institute and other events. Manages election education initiatives including voter guides and forums.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to promote and embody organizational values
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in database software preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; editing skills a plus
  • Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure
  • Experience in communications/ fundraising required; experience with other facets of nonprofit administration preferred
  • Flexibility and sense of humor
  • Collaborative approach and strong relational skills

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to by July 13, 2014, or mail to: Citizens Project, PO Box 2085, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. No phone calls please.


Citizens Project is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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