Unite America seeks a full-time Colorado Political Director. This position is responsible for managing the organization’s advocacy, state affairs and government relations program in Colorado, primarily focused on building broad cross-partisan coalitions to adopt, implement, and defend pro-voter electoral reforms in the state. This position offers the chance to engage in a sophisticated strategy to support candidates, legislation, ballot initiatives, and partners who believe in putting voters first.
Unite America is a coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and independents that aims to foster a representative and functional government committed to solving our major challenges. We invest in candidates, campaigns, and organizations to advance nonpartisan electoral reforms that improve governing incentives and put voters first.
Founded in 2014, Unite America and its 20+ person team has grown to be a leader in the democracy reform movement — supporting, coordinating, and executing to advance policy and elect pro-reform candidates. The Unite America Fund launched in 2019 and has since mobilized 10s of millions of dollars from dozens of philanthropists to reform campaigns and candidates across the country.
Over the last three years, the Unite America Fund has been the driving force behind passing and implementing Ranked Choice Voting in NYC, the largest expansion of RCV in history; defeating the most extremist member of Congress in their primary election in 2020; adopting a first of it's kind final-four voting system in Alaska to address the “primary problem;” winning an anti-gerrymandering campaign in Virginia; and electing state lawmakers across the country who have formed cross-partisan legislative caucuses already advancing groundbreaking electoral reforms. We are focused on dramatically scaling our impact in the years to come.
At Unite America, we are working to build a more representative and functional government that puts voters first and reflects the diversity of our country. An inclusive democracy where leaders embrace problem solving over fueling divisiveness. Likewise, organizationally, we have a vision of building a team that reflects diverse identities, experiences and perspectives; a culture of working across differences toward common goals; and a workplace where everyone feels included, respected and heard. To that end, Unite America is proud to have made diversifying our team, ensuring more equitable opportunity, and fostering a culture of belonging a priority. Our organizational values reinforce this commitment as we work to model the leadership we seek, solve problems together, and take care of one another, to name a few.
The Colorado Political Director will primarily be tasked with managing the Voters First Colorado program, part of The Voters First Project. The Voters First Project is incubated by Unite America and launched approximately three years ago. The state program includes efforts to advance organizational objectives municipally, legislatively, and by ballot measure. The Colorado Political Director will help conceive, build and implement state strategy to advance a suite of policy priorities throughout various modes of engagement.
The Colorado Political Director will be based in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area and report to the Sr. Program Director. This is a full-time role with benefits.