Posted by: workingliberally | November 5, 2009

New job posts

Just the messenger … but if you’re interested in applying let me know and I’ll gladly put in a good word for you. — Wendy

TELECOMMUTE — Brave New Films is looking for a full-time Web Developer to guide and implement our online efforts. This is a very unique and exciting opportunity for the right person to use their tech talents to help build vital progressive infrastructure. Brave New Film’s uses video and new media to create, amplify, and tell stories to inform people, change attitudes, and make change happen. We have over a million monthly uniques and over 45 million views on our viral videos. Apply today.

DENVER METRO — The Reform Immigration for America Campaign in collaboration with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is excited to announce the opening of a full-time, temporary statewide grassroots organizer position to help expand and implement our field plan. Hiring ASAP.

DENVER METRO — NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is seeking a permanent, full-time Fundraising and Events Associate who will be primarily responsible for fundraising, via solicitations, membership campaigns, major donor meetings and large and small events, for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and its political action committee and small donor committee. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, Political Director, and other staff fundraiser(s), as well as manage temporary staff. Deadline is Nov. 13.

TELECOMMUTE — The Media Consortium, a network of leading progressive independent journalism organizations, announces a blogging and promotions position for an independent media savvy journalist with strong background in environment/sustainability issues. Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for “Weekly Mulch” environment blog. Contract is 3 months with option to renew. Weekly stipend for approx 10 hours/week ($15-$20/hour). Deadline is Nov. 13.

Posted by: Wendy Norris | October 1, 2009

Tech job in Boulder

Just the messenger …

Online Production Specialist

Description: Do you have great web production skills? Are you happiest when managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment? Know Convio and other eCRMs?

Firefly Partners, a consulting company that provides innovative online services to small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations, is seeking an Online Production Specialist for production work ranging from coding websites from PSD files, updating web content on a variety of platforms, creating graphics, and creating HTML email messages and accompanying collateral. Learn more about Firefly Partners.


– Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision; excellent time management skills
– 2 – 3 years experience in online production work including coding, graphic design, editing, HTML/CSS, email formatting and simple data work
– Experience with the Convio platform highly desirable including Page Builder, Constituent 360, Donation Forms, Surveys, and Email
– Ability to juggle multiple high priority tasks and projects simultaneously
– Excellent organizational skills
– Experience working within or for nonprofit organizations a plus

This is a design, production and support position requiring superior attention to detail and some project management experience. Successful candidates will be self-directed, be customer service focused, and responsive to both co-workers and clients.

Firefly Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

Location: Firefly is a virtual company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and with staff all across the country. All staff members telecommute from home offices so if working in your pajamas is your thing, this may be the job for you!

Atmosphere: We are a relatively new company and are fortunate to find ourselves in the position of having lots of work that keeps us all quite busy. We strive for a healthy work-life balance and run a causal yet professional workplace. Even in our busiest times we laugh with one another every day.

Type: Full Time; salaried. Firefly offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience plus benefits. Interested in part time? Please connect with us to discuss your availability.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to

Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 28, 2009

The ‘airport test’ and other good manners that land jobs

A recent New York Times story offers some very good tips on behavioral factors that play an important role in helping you advance past the first round of interviews.

I especially liked the “airport test” — Would I want to be stuck in the airport for 12 hours with this person if my flight was delayed? — over the tired, insipid “What do you want to be doing in five years.”

Read the whole article at: “The cues in a job interview that say ‘hire me'”

Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 21, 2009

Elevate your career

Steve Buttry recently posted some excellent advice for boosting career prospects in challenging times at his blog, Pursuing the Complete Community Connection.

Though he focuses on journalism jobs, many of Buttry’s suggestions are universally sound tips for expanding your skill set, specifically identifying your own career goals and predicting new opportunities in any job sector.

A lot of us are facing unprecedented challenges that call for some pretty unconventional strategies for finding and applying for jobs in a really tight employment market. And that’s especially true for those of us with a great career track record who have never had difficulty landing positions.

It’s easy to get discouraged and it’s okay to acknowledge that. It kinda sucks out there right now.

But give Buttry’s tips a read and drop a note here on how you might be able to creatively apply them to your own career search.

Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 14, 2009

Job candidates helped and hurt by social networks

Most social network users have heard of the consequences of having an unprofessional profile page, and know potential employers might look them up online.

A summer 2009 survey conducted by Harris Interactive for found that 45% of US human resources professionals used social networks to research job candidates at least occasionally.

HR social media

Read the rest of the story at eMarketer.

Posted by: workingliberally | September 11, 2009

Find a job thru a ‘consequential stranger’

For those who didn’t catch this fascinating conversation, NPR’s Talk of the Nation Monday discussed people who can have a significant influence on your life … but you don’t know their names and may only encounter them once.

It got me thinking about how a chance acquaintance could be a job lead — or at least help readjust our mindsets about non-traditional networking for some of us shy and retiring types that break out into a cold sweat before entering a room full of strangers.

Click the image to go to the podcast.

Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 8, 2009

FREE job advice webinars

Interested in some free advice? The New Organizing Institute is providing three free webinars on campaign jobs, landing a gig in the Obama Administration and staying sane during your search.

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Posted by: workingliberally | September 2, 2009

Job postings: Sept. 2, 2009

A couple of job postings courtesy of WL Denver member Karen.

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Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 1, 2009

Getting down to business

My Brother's Bar, the location of Working Liberally Denver. (Photo/ercwttmn, Flickr)

My Brother's Bar, the location of Working Liberally Denver. (Photo/ercwttmn, Flickr)

Many, many thanks to the 30 women who made our first Working Liberally gathering such a great success. The turnout was way beyond my expectations and the stories shared over cocktails incredibly inspiring.

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Posted by: workingliberally | September 1, 2009

Welcome to Working Liberally

Introducing the newest member of the Living Liberally family. It’s a job!

Working Liberally connects progressive job seekers with hiring announcements, socially conscious employers and networking opportunities to keep our talent homegrown and local.

Whether you are looking for your first position or hitting the job market with a long list of professional accomplishments, join fellow liberals to help you land the perfect gig.

Quench your thirst, nourish your soul and laugh out loud with the Living Liberally family of programs. Now, get a job.

Join us for the inaugural gatherings of the first-in-the-nation Working Liberally Denver chapter:

(1) Women-only networking event: Monday, Aug. 31 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at My Brother’s Bar, 15th and Platte, Lower Highlands. (right on the corner, there’s no sign). We’ll meet on the first Monday’s of the month hereafter.

(2) Come one-come all event: Monday, Sept. 21 same time and location. This group meets on the third Monday of the month hereafter.

Hope you can join us!

Wendy and John

P.S. And please forward this note on to friends looking for work and those with great professional networks.