SEIU Colorado State Council

SEIU Colorado State Council

Colorado State Field Director

Based in Denver, CO


Reports to: State IE Director

Position Purpose:
SEIU is hiring a Colorado State Field Director, who will oversee the execution of our 2020 Independent Expenditure Field Program. The State Field Director is responsible for the overall success of the state’s field campaign. As an independent expenditure the State Field Director is prohibited from coordinating and/or contacting candidates and their campaigns. This position is project-based beginning in May and ending December 2020.

Primary Responsibilities:
The State Field Director is a leadership position and responsible for managing the field program, assigned staff and related political activities. In this role the State Field Director will work with Campaign Directors, coalition partners, and vendors, to direct and implement SEIU Colorado’s political field program with a primary focus on the 2020 General Election.

Essential Functions:

  • Work collaboratively with the Midwest Deputy Director, State IE Director, State Council Director, and Staff Leads to implement a state-wide voter contact plan - inclusive of a door-to-door canvass.
  • Provide support to partner programs and vendors to ensure that established goals are achieved.
  • Communicate to partners and others as designated Colorado’s field / political execution plans.
  • Monitor field staff metrics, established goals, micro-targeting data and assist with the management of the state’s political budget.
  • Compile and provide regular reports to the CO State IE Director, Midwest Deputy Director and lead staff as outlined regarding program metrics, resources and relevant information to the SEIU program.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing staff leadership training utilizing best practices reflective of SEIU’s values as embraced by partners and International Union on key topics inclusive of the Race Class Narrative, Unions for All, Fight for $15 campaign and the state’s organizing campaigns.
  • Coordinates with vendors, partners, and SEIU to ensure timely receipt of pay, benefits, and reimbursements for all staff, as well as all logistical needs in the field.
  • Represent SEIU at IE Table meetings.


  • Knowledge and/or experience working with community-based organizations (including neighborhood, religious, and civic organizations) and willingness to do outreach to community groups and leaders.
  • Thorough knowledge of political campaign strategies.
  • Experience managing field campaigns and voter contact databases [i.e. VAN, Google Suite, Excel].
  • Ability to implement field plans and operate autonomously in the field.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop as well as maintain good working relationships.
  • Strong organizational and management skills in a diverse, fast-paced environment (teams, time, work plans, deadlines etc.)
  • Must be willing to work long and irregular hours.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle
  • Some travel required.

Experience and Education

  • Five years or two cycles of political campaign or other relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of unions and issues that affect working people.
  • Knowledge of voter contact and voter protection work.
  • Bilingual skills are a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:
This position is a salaried, full-time, short-term position through December 2020. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline: Hiring Immediately

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Jake Olson (jake@seiumo.org) with Subject Line: Colorado Field Director.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.

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