Engagement & Inclusion Coordinator

Salary: $21-$27 hour DOE
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Durango, CO
Publish Date: Posted September 12, 2023
Applications have closed

Visit Durango is the official destination management and marketing organization of  La Plata County. Our organization serves La Plata County by channeling the power of visitation. Our vision is to inspire our community to find balance and make La Plata County an inviting place to live and visit.

The Engagement & Inclusion Coordinator will develop and implement strategies to drive meaningful community engagement efforts. By collaborating with internal teams and external stakeholders, the Coordinator will ensure that our initiatives are socially responsible, inclusive, and aligned with the values and goals of local communities. This position will also support the Destination Management department in sustainability and stewardship projects.


  • Create and manage diverse and inclusive programs and campaigns to ensure La Plata County is a welcoming destination for all
  • Plan, design, and assist in delivering engaging and informative community engagement activities, and public events
  • Plan and support destination certification processes
  • Assist with committee planning, scheduling, note-taking, research, data entry, and other administrative tasks for the Destination Management department
  • Assist with resident communication programs and tracking of resident sentiment
  • Represent Visit Durango on boards, committees, and other events or groups as assigned
  • Review all marketing materials, written communications, and other materials to ensure Visit Durango’s DEI standards are adhered to
  • Improve outreach and engagement to build relationships with marginalized  communities and establish trust and affinity
  • Plan training and educational offerings for internal (staff) and external (clients, industry) stakeholders
  • Stay up to date on terminology and best practices of DEI and educate Visit Durango staff, Board members, and committee members on an ongoing basis
  • Assist leadership with public statements and crisis communications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Outgoing and friendly approach to the community and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity within Visit Durango and the tourism industry
  • Innovative problem solver and work independently to drive program commitments
  • Implementation-oriented and results-driven
  • Team player and collaborate across all
  • Ability to take initiative on research, training, and learning opportunities  to be successful in the role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of work or volunteer experience in community engagement and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience in activism related to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ additional years of relevant work experience


Salary: $21-$27 per hour DOE

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) we are disclosing the compensation for this position. 

Generous benefits include:

  • Health, Vision, Dental, and Short-Term Disability
  • 23 Days of Paid Time Off + Holidays
  • And we love dogs! They’re invited to join you in the office

The candidate must be based in southwest Colorado and able to commute to the Durango office five days per week. Must be able to focus in an open workspace. This position involves domestic travel.

Interested in joining our team? Send your resume and cover letter to: careers@durango.org

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as established to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 

Visit Durango is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, or status as a U.S. Veteran.




Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly

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