The Colorado Village Collaborative seeks a passionate, innovative, self-starting, reliable, facilitator, community builder, non-violence practitioner, and healer who will work comfortably in a non-hierarchical community based setting that promotes healing and liberation from marginalization, oppression, sexism, and racial inequality. An individual that will succeed in this environment will understand the unique struggle and marginalization of people living on the streets and will work with our village organizing team to provide village council leadership, village programming organization/support, and provide conflict resolution and mediation when necessary.
Ideal candidates will be organized, creative, comfortable using google suite, and excited about being hands on with village residents and getting into the details of life in community.
Position: Village Organizer
Reports to: CVC Co-Directors
Type: Full-time and requires flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends Compensation: $40,000 annually
**Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled**
Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC) launched in 2017 to address the current housing crisis by creating and operating transformational housing communities in partnership with people coming from homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and work from that paradigm to build cost effective, time efficient housing that facilitates safety, stability, and healing in a supportive, non-violent environment built upon the foundation of mutual responsibility.
The Village Organizer will work in collaboration with the Village Organizing Team, the Co-Directors, and CVC’s partner organizations to ensure that the village is a safe, stable, healing, and supportive environment for all residents. Specifically, the Village Organizer will provide leadership to the village council, support and organize village programming, and work with village residents to manage and resolve conflict within the village. Specific tasks related to these three primary focus areas are listed below:
Key Area #1 - Village Council Leadership
● Provide stabile, trauma informed meeting facilitation
- Prepare agenda for village council meetings
- Promote and communicate about upcoming meetings (by text, email, and door knocking)
- Ground meetings in basic community agreements
- Create a brave space that fosters a culture of healing
● Support follow through on village council processes and action items
- Ensure notes are taken at meetings
- Communicate with CVC accountability team when accountability needs to take place
● Draft resolutions and agreements when necessary
- Participate in the drafting of agreements that are in line with the vision and values of CVC
● Support resident selection
- Maintain a database for resident selection
- Support a resident selection process that promotes equity
Key Area #2 - Village Programming
● Village Potlucks
- Communicate about upcoming potlucks
- Make sure the community house is clean
- Make sure plates and utensils are available
● Village Fun Days
- Organize opportunities for villagers to hang out and enjoy one another
● Village Cleaning Days
- Work with village council to schedule village clean up days and encourage participation
● Healing Justice Practices
- Work with villagers to identify and implement healing practices rooted in liberation from marginalization, oppression, and racial inequality.
Key Area #3 - Conflict Management and Resolution
● Conflict Management and Resolution
- Ensure that conflict is managed and resolved in a non-violent manner
- Ensure follow through on conflict resolution agreements
● Violence/Threats of Violence
- If violence or threats of violence break out at the village, the organizer will be required to respond in a timely manner and gather village residents and the CVC Accountability Team to respond to the crisis
● Trauma informed facilitation skills
● Conflict resolution skills
● Experience drafting resolutions and various documents
● Experiencing working with people experiencing trauma
● Understanding of the unique struggle and marginalization of people living on the streets
● Time management skills
● Communication skills
● Excellent working on a team
The Colorado Village Collaborative is an advocate for equity and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people to apply.
To apply, fill out the form below and attach your resume and cover letter using the Dropbox file upload dialogue box. You can also send your resume and cover letter directly to Cole@CoVillageCo.org. Please include “Village Organizer Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.