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Staff Positions

There are currently no staff positions available. Please check back at a later date.

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

CRC is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA positions at our office in Denver as well as for several of our rural host sites. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.

For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Contact Joseph Hawkins, VISTA Leader, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley (Alamosa) - Grants Program Development Associate VISTA

Grants Program Development Associate VISTA with Boys and Girls clubs of the San Luis Valley

The BGCSLV’s year-round youth development programs are strategically designed to instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, competence and knowledge as a result of members’ participation in Club activities. The Club’s key program areas focus on Academic Success, Good Character and Leadership, and Healthy Eating & Active Learning which wrap protective factors around our most at-risk population and build the 21st Century skills that are needed to be successful members of the community.

The SLV is an expansive, rural area larger than the state of Massachusetts, consisting of six counties. It is the largest high alpine valley in the world and lies between the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains and the San Juan Mountains. Over 20% of SLV residents live at or below the poverty line and are in need of some type of support. The Grants Program Development Associate VISTA will expand the capacity of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley both broadly in tracking, reporting and maintaining compliance with grants and specifically with a grant by Generation Wild to connect young people with outdoor opportunities.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley in enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
  • Create Environmental Education modules based on established
  • , through an existing tracking system, in coordination with the Executive Director, requests for continued funding through grants and foundations to support the mission of the BGCSLV.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of innovative youth-driven outdoor leadership program including the creation of assessment tools like surveys and data analysis to best inform future program decision.
  • Develop marketing and promotional materials for Outdoor Activities Program – explore print, email and social media platforms.
  • Complete weekly, quarterly and annual , and other paperwork as assigned
  • Follow all Alamosa policies and procedures regarding the use of elements, equipment, property and facilities as developed by BGCSLV.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University
  • Experience in Outdoor Education, Curriculum Design or Grants Management
  • Ability and desire to interact in a way that supports people from all walks of life
  • Ability and willingness to learn and master designated program areas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment for an extended time that can be emotionally and physically demanding
  • Ability and willingness to serve others, be a team player, and take on leadership roles and responsibilities

Knowledge and Skills Desired:

  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the Boys & Girls Clubs and Outdoor Adventure
  • Possess good knowledge of budget planning and strategizing
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Program Director
SERVICE TERM: February 2019 – February 2020

TIME COMMITMENT: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,026/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

LOCATION: This position is based in Alamosa, Colorado.

AMERICORPS VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85502&fromSearch=true and find the “Grants Program Development Associate VISTA” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Boys & girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley: www.bgcslv.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Community Resource Center (Denver) - VISTA Leader - Recruitment

Recruitment VISTA Leader with Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC) believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities. We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future. Our mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.

Located in Denver, Colorado, CRC’s work environment is fast paced, dynamic and flexible. Board, staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members collaborate closely on program development and organizational strategy. CRC’s team engages in grassroots, hands-on strategies for nonprofit capacity building, with an emphasis on our statewide presence. Candidates should be comfortable working in and with diverse communities across Colorado. CRC is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of 14 staff and VISTA members.

CRC serves as an intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA project and partners with nonprofit organizations based in rural Colorado to provide them with the support of a VISTA member. During the 2019-2020 grant cycle, CRC will host 6 VISTA members at our Denver office and 26 VISTA members at rural partner organizations. The Recruitment VISTA Leader will lead recruitment and member support for a team of 32 VISTA members serving in all corners of the state, providing access to resources and communicating the value of capacity building in rural communities. The VISTA Leader will work closely with one other CRC VISTA Leader to effectively support the VISTA Project.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate recruitment of VISTA members, including: creating a job description, marketing, screening and interviewing candidates
  • Onboard, train and recognize VISTA members
  • Provide ongoing guidance and support to VISTA members
  • Identify professional development and networking opportunities for VISTA members
  • Foster greater communication between VISTAs and their project supervisors
  • Collect AmeriCorps VISTA grant reports
  • Organize National Service Days & National Service Recognition Day outreach
  • Serve as a liaison of national service, participating in job fairs and representing both VISTA and CRC at networking and sector events
  • Track nonprofit sector news
  • Collect data on regional nonprofits and funders
  • Participate in on-going fund development efforts for CRC programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completed at least one year of service as a AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State/National member, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or term of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strengths relationship building and community outreach
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Skills in data management, research, and analysis
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel throughout the state

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: VISTA Program Coordinator
SERVICE TERM: June 2019 – June 2020

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($3,000) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,411/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Application Requirements: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88082&fromSearch=true and find the “CRC Recruitment VISTA Leader” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project: www.crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Community Resource Center (Denver) - VISTA Leader - Reporting and Marketing

Reporting and Marketing VISTA Leader with Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC) believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities. We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future. Our mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.

Located in Denver, Colorado, CRC’s work environment is fast paced, dynamic and flexible. Board, staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members collaborate closely on program development and organizational strategy. CRC’s team engages in grassroots, hands-on strategies for nonprofit capacity building, with an emphasis on our statewide presence. Candidates should be comfortable working in and with diverse communities across Colorado. CRC is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of 14 staff and VISTA members.

CRC serves as an intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA project and partners with nonprofit organizations based in rural Colorado to provide them with the support of a VISTA member. During the 2019-2020 grant cycle, CRC will host 6 VISTA members at our Denver office and 26 VISTA members at rural partner organizations. The Reporting and Marketing VISTA Leader will lead data collection, reporting and member support for a team of 32 VISTA members serving in all corners of the state, providing access to resources and communicating the value of capacity building in rural communities. The VISTA Leader will work closely with one other CRC VISTA Leader to effectively support the VISTA Project.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate recruitment of VISTA members, including: creating a job description, marketing, screening and interviewing candidates
  • Onboard, train and recognize VISTA members
  • Provide ongoing guidance and support to VISTA members
  • Identify professional development and networking opportunities for VISTA members
  • Foster greater communication between VISTAs and their project supervisors
  • Collect AmeriCorps VISTA grant reports
  • Organize National Service Days & National Service Recognition Day outreach
  • Serve as a liaison of national service, participating in job fairs and representing both VISTA and CRC at networking and sector events
  • Track nonprofit sector news
  • Collect data on regional nonprofits and funders
  • Participate in on-going fund development efforts for CRC programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completed at least one year of service as a AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State/National member, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or term of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strengths relationship building and community outreach
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Skills in data management, research, and analysis
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel throughout the state

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: VISTA Program Coordinator
SERVICE TERM: June 2019 – June 2020

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($3,000) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,411/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Application Requirements: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88083&fromSearch=true and find the “CRC Reporting and Marketing VISTA Leader” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project: www.crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Community Resource Center (Denver) - Regional Engagement Associate VISTA

Regional Engagement Associate with Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a statewide nonprofit management support organization providing low-cost, high-quality programs, resources and network building opportunities to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the state to strengthen Colorado communities.

Through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project, CRC increases the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations across rural Colorado. VISTA members engaged in the project provide resources, tools, and strategies to hundreds of nonprofit professionals each year through the Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) program, as well as CRC’s statewide education and resource opportunities.

The Regional Engagement Associate VISTA will work closely with RPD program staff to increase engagement of regional leadership committees across rural Colorado and develop stronger programmatic infrastructure for Rural Philanthropy Days through identification of funding opportunities, data collection and development of regional reports.

Main Responsibilities: The Regional Engagement Associate will support CRC’s programming, including the statewide RPD program, to provide high quality professional development opportunities to nonprofit organizations in rural Colorado that address root causes of poverty across the state.

  • Build and maintain momentum of Rural Philanthropy Regional Leadership Committees
  • Create an annual report on CRC rural programming to better demonstrate impact, scope, and partnerships Research community and sector news and trends
  • Develop a rural outreach strategy, including regular email and blog communications
  • Participate in local and national consulting projects, leveraging CRC expertise in rural philanthropy
  • Participate in the active planning of RPD conferences
  • Support on-going regional outreach and identify key stakeholders
  • Track trends in private foundation giving
  • Expand the Statewide Impact Data Map to expand case for support for RPD program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Experience in research and presenting information
  • Skills in data management, research, and analysis
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Director of Rural Partnerships
SERVICE TERM: June 2019 – June 2020

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,226/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Application Requirements: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88081&fromSearch=true and find the “Regional Engagement Associate” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project: www.crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Community Resource Center (Denver) - Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA

Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate with Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a statewide nonprofit management support organization providing low-cost, high-quality programs, resources and network building opportunities to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the state to strengthen Colorado communities.

Through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project, CRC increases the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations across rural Colorado. VISTA members engaged in the project provide resources, tools, and strategies to hundreds of nonprofit professionals each year through the Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) program, as well as CRC’s statewide education and resource opportunities.

The VISTA will work to position CRC as an industry leader in fund development by increasing CRC’s financial capacity and strengthening CRC’s ability to engage with existing and new volunteers. The VISTA member will build and sustain internal infrastructures and improve database systems to track interactions, engagement and cultivation of clients, partners, donors and volunteers.

Main Responsibilities:The Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate will lead the sustainability of CRC’s Service Enterprise Initiative certification, support the organizational fund development through individual donors and foundation grants, and build and maintain internal infrastructure of an organizational client, partner, donor, and volunteer database.

  • Streamline volunteer recruitment processes
  • Develop and lead trainings on volunteer engagement/management
  • Develop content and lead marketing efforts related to Service Enterprise
  • Collaborate with staff to develop and lead annual Colorado Gives Day campaign efforts
  • Develop programmatic outreach flyers to support donor engagement efforts
  • Improve and streamline donor tracking systems and calendars/timelines
  • Create and implement improvements to CRC’s Salesforce CRM database

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Experience in research and presenting information
  • Skills in data management, research, and analysis
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
SERVICE TERM: July 2019 – July 2020

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,226/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Application Requirements: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88072&fromSearch=true and find the “Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project: www.crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

The Center for Independence (Grand Junction) - Marketing Associate VISTA

About Center for Independence:

The Center for Independence, Inc. (CFI) is one of 9 Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Colorado and one of 340 Centers nationwide. Centers are non-profit organizations which assists seniors and people with disabilities who want to increase personal freedom and live more independently. CILs are managed and staffed by people with disabilities, are located in the communities they serve, and assist people with all types of disabilities. The 1978 reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act included funding for independent living and the establishment of Centers for Independent Living around the country. Ten states were funded during the first of the independent living monies.

CFI was founded in 1982 by 5 blind women who were seeking support from each other and from the community. We officially became a CIL when we served all disabilities regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status. or income.  The development and expansion of CILs and the Independent Living Movement has been influenced by a Social and Civil Rights Movement that viewed the continuation of discrimination, patronizing and unjust treatment of people with disabilities as intolerable.

CFI’s catchment area is the 12 central and western counties of Colorado. We have three offices; Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, and Montrose. Last year we served 900 consumers with case management services.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

The Marketing Associate VISTA will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Managers to ensure consistent messaging and communication to community stakeholders to build brand awareness, coordinate social media and press releases, support development and special events and assist with administrative functions.

This position will build CFI’s digital and community brand. Use of social media tools, design and publishing of print media, grasp of the statistical significance of service and demographic data for published distribution and good storytelling about people with disabilities overcoming barriers to live independently is central to this job.

  • Manage organization wide social media presence, Develop standard operating procedures for Facebook; Create and collect regular social media content; Follow up with individuals who communicate with CFI through Facebook
  • Manage the organization’s website; ensure content is up to date
  • Create content for bi-weekly blog entries
  • Develop promotional materials and advertisements for programs and special events and lead graphic design efforts
  • Develop and distribute press releases; compile and update email lists
  • Represent CFI in the community and communicate with media, TV, radio and print outlets, develop content to be shared in local news outlets
  • Develop event invitations and recognition thank you’s
  • Develop the annual agency report for posting on website and for impact marketing
  • Develop marketing brochures and PowerPoint presentations for public education and presentations to outside groups.
  • Post testimonials from consumers that highlight services delivered by CFI and the impact for the individual.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience or knowledge of people with disabilities is desired.
  • Understanding of the non-profit sector
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Detail orientated and able to multi-task
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • High technology fluency

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communications or equivalent experience
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged. Company vehicles are available for business use
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments. Ability to travel to satellite offices and communities to interview staff and consumers for impact stories.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at the Main Center for Independence Offices at 740 Gunnison Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, Housing Assistance of $1000/mo.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88094&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. CFI serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Marketing Associate VISTA.

For More Information:

Center for Independence:  www.cfigj.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

Families Plus (Delta) - Community Engagement Associate VISTA

About Families Plus

Families Plus is a community-based service with a mission to provide support for families to partner with the community to help children thrive. The Families Plus mentoring model developed by Families Plus to serve vulnerable children relies on well-organized community support so that services for these children and families are affordable and effective. The Community Engagement Associate VISTA will work alongside of the Director of Operations to increase understanding and knowledge of the Families Plus program throughout Delta County and to engage local residents in volunteering and donating to help the approximately 100 participating children and their families served by Families Plus.  The Community Engagement Associate will also help develop coordinated programs along with other children’s agencies for helping all youth here prevent substance use and increase their social-emotional resilience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of a youth volunteer program, in support of other youth.
  • Assist in the development of a youth advisory counsel for the youth volunteer program and general Board of Directors guidance.
  • Create press releases to television, newspaper, and radio and manage regular social media feeds to draw the community into supporting youth.
  • Expand the Hand Up Club and Investor Club.
  • Recruit volunteers, particularly mentors for youth.
  • Develop effective coordination processes among partner agencies for community efforts to prevent youth substance use and increase their social-emotional resilience.
  • Write grants and work on teams to write larger grants.
  • Assist in improving the website and creation of online training.
  • Assist in creating volunteer appreciation procedures and event.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar experience and on-the-job training
  • Experience with outreach including public speaking, community initiatives, phone skills, and social media experience.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access preferred
  • Comfortable working with the public and engaging others
  • Personal investment in youth and children’s issues
  • Have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • Background check completion.

Working conditions:

The Community Organizer will be responsible for organizing his or her time in such a way to accomplish an increasingly large pool of volunteers and gathering regular media attention for the Families Plus program and youth needs in the larger community. Monthly targets will be developed to measure progress.

Direct reports:

The Community Organizer will be the primary contact for volunteers who do not work with a specific child.  The Community Organizer will report directly to the Director of Operations.

AmeriCorps VISTA

This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development/Training.

Service Term: July 2019 through July 2020

Application Requirements: Please apply through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Interviews will take place in August and early September. Submitting an application early in the timeframe will be advantageous.

To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88084&fromSearch=true  and find the “Families Plus” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Families Plus serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Community Organizer.

For More Information:

Families Plus: www.familiesplus.net/

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Family and Intercultural Resource Center (Silverthorne)- Program Assistant VISTA

About FIRC:

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a community based non-profit which has been serving Summit County, CO families since 1993 with a mission to support family stability and self-sufficiency. FIRC’s Parent Engagement program supports parents of school-age children and other adults in the community through education, social connections, and community partnerships. Staff use a strengths-based approach to coach families to improve personal skills, enhance relationships, and increase family wellbeing. Extensive training is provided.

Summary:

The Program Assistant VISTA works closely with the Program Manager and the Director of Programs to strategically coordinate, evaluate, promote awareness and increase participation of FIRC’s programs designed for adults in the community, as well as parents and their school-aged children. Examples of such programs include parenting classes and workshops, focus groups, Family Connectedness events, presentations, and educational sessions on health and emotional wellness. The Program Assistant VISTA will be responsible for developing systems to better track and evaluate program impact, collecting and analyzing data and presenting evaluation results. In addition, the VISTA will promote program activities by maintaining communication with community partners and developing/ revising outreach materials.

General responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to: 

  • Coordinate and organize FIRC program activities and community events; develop event materials
  • Foster communication and build strong relationships with community partners, FIRC staff, and contract staff to coordinate successful delivery of program outcomes
  • Utilize evaluation tools to assess and track quantitative and qualitative program data
  • Create and distribute event flyers, tracking participation and involvement in programming, collect and analyze event data and participant assessments
  • Develop systems to accurately track and maintain inventory of program materials
  • Maintain FIRC website and keep staff up to date on pertinent information
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred but not required
  • Ability to lift 30
  • High level of self-motivation and capacity to complete tasks efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team
  • Attention to detail and timely completion of tasks
  • Skill in use of computers (Word, Excel, e-mail, )
  • Skill in organizing resources and navigating competing priorities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and will include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at FIRC offices at (Silverthorne – 251 W. 4th St. ׀ Breckenridge – 1760 Airport Road)

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($1,226/month), Professional Development, housing assistance of up to $670/month, to ensure that participant pays no more than 50% of income towards housing.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88097&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply. For additional information, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. FIRC serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program Assistant VISTA.

For More Information:

Family and Intercultural Resource Center: www.summitfirc.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

 

Good Food Collective (Durango) - Communications, Engagement, and Food Security Program Coordinator VISTA

About the Good Food Collective: The Good Food Collective (GFC) was created in May 2018 to reinstate an intact regional food system in the 4 Corners Region, with the belief that – through food – we can create a vibrant economy, build meaningful employment, steward our environment and feed our entire community. Currently, GFC’s work is focused on four major initiatives – Regional Convening & Collaboration, Agricultural Support, Market Development, and Food Security.

Major Responsibilities:

The Communication, Engagement and Food Security Program Coordinator VISTA will assist this nascent, but powerful organization as we transition from a start up to a full-fledged non-profit organization that is fully integrated into and supported by our community. The Coordinator will build out a strong communication platform and create meaningful ways to engage our community in this incredible work. In addition, this position will work to expand our existing Food Security efforts to launch a Gleaning & Redistribution network in Montezuma County and rollout of Fresh Food Connect. The VISTA’s role in developing resources and partnerships, developing new strategies for community and volunteer, and expanding our food security programs is essential to the overall organization’s success.

  • Program Expansion: Work with the Director to build a recruitment and outreach strategy for rolling out Fresh Food Connect, an app-enabled, e-bike pick up service for excess backyard produce; Build a distribution strategy that ensures collected produce is accessible to food insecure audiences in previously underserved neighborhoods; Work with the Director to develop the necessary partnerships and systems to expand our Gleaning & Redistribution program into Montezuma County; support Director in seeking and applying for grants to support Food Security initiatives
  • Communications: Build out a communications strategy in alignment with strategic goals and USDA outcomes; Update existing communications platforms accordingly; build out new platforms, as needed. Manage media & communications platforms including social media, website, and our newsletter
  • Engagement: Find meaningful ways to cultivate a deeply engaged and sustaining volunteer base. Build out a volunteer management platform on our website. Develop strategies to increase volunteer participation during harvest season for weekly Fruit Glean Happy Hour events, Apple Days Festival, Harvest Dinner, and other engagement opportunities.
  • Have fun, smile, eat LOTS of fruit!
  • Attend trainings and participate in Days of Service

Desired Skills:

  • Ethic of national and community service, strong desire to work towards positive change
  • Marketing & PR skills, including excellent written and verbal communication, effective use of social media platforms and print media. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Social Media platforms required. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign), digital marketing, photography and/or video production, and website maintenance experience would be a huge bonus!
  • Experience or competence in volunteer coordination and/or community organizing
  • Former event planning and grant writing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoys and is effective at connecting with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and high energy team environment
  • Respect for economic and cultural diversity, and ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Highly motivated, independent, and self-directed individual
  • Strong time and task management skills
  • Residents of Montezuma and surrounding counties are encouraged to apply
  • Ability to squat, walk on uneven ground, harvest from trees, and lift objects up to 50 lbs for up to 8 hours/day

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at Good Food Collective offices at the Smiley Building, 1309 East 3rd Avenue, Suite #1, Durango, CO

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, and a $190/month housing stipend.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88099&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. GFC serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program and Outreach Associate VISTA.

For More Information:

The Good Food Collective www.goodfoodcollective.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition (Steamboat Springs) - Communications Associate

About Grand Futures Prevention Coalition:

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is a community resource for substance abuse prevention in Northwest Colorado that has been in existence since 1990, with offices in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties. We take a three-pronged approach focusing on youth developmenteducation for trusted adults and community engagement through a broad range of evidence-based substance abuse prevention education and awareness programming for youth and trusted adults who influence youth in each of our unique communities. As we are in a rebuilding period, we are focused on developing better process and procedures for many of our programming and development efforts. This position would serve a clerical role in helping us to determine, outline and implement more reliable and clearly defined processes to support donor relations, volunteerism and promotion of our organization and programming.

 

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Major Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Communications Associate VISTA is responsible for the communication and promotion of Grand Futures programming to encourage increased community involvement through volunteering, board participation or financial contributions. This is a full time position, and may include occasional travel between counties.

  • Create consistent email newsletter communications strategy
  • Gather and draft content for newsletters in partnership with other Grand Futures staff
  • Regularly review and expand email distribution list
  • Create a content calendar for monthly news articles submitted to the Steamboat Pilot
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to research and draft news articles each month
  • Explore opportunities to expand news articles into other communities
  • Research donor best practices and take the lead in creating a reliable donor database
  • Support the development of volunteer opportunities and establish better avenues for recruitment
  • Assist the Executive Director with board engagement and recruitment efforts; Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST) admin support for registration and program promotion
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Grant Writer on researching and writing grant proposals as needed
  • Provide oversight of project components to ensure coordination of tasks and timely completion of
  • Collaborate as a team player to promote effective and regular communication regarding status and goals of project work
  • Assist with timely data entry and grant reporting as needed
  • Represent GFPC as a face and voice within the communities we serve
  • Prepare and submit reports (including time sheets, vouchers, in kind and volunteer hour tracking, ETO, daily work time logs and monthly reports) on time
  • Ensure compliance with GFPC Policy and Procedures Manual for self and direct reports

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of office procedures and methods, office systems and record keeping
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Ability to establish priorities: work independently and with little supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exhibit excellence in work
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with MailChimp, Excel and Access programs preferred
  • Ideally, this candidate has strong interpersonal and leadership qualities
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other GFPC personnel to create content and streamline communications

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition main office at 445 Anglers Drive, suite G2, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88102&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. GFPC serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Communications Associate VISTA.

For More Information:

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition: www.grandfutures.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

Headwaters Alliance (Creede) - Engagement and Development Coordinator

Headwaters Alliance, located in Creede, Colorado provides stewardship leadership, resource conservation project management, volunteer coordination, science education and more in regards to all things water at the headwaters of the upper Rio Grande. Through grant writing and active collaboration, we actively engage in environmental reclamation and restoration projects, particularly in those areas most impacted by mining in Mineral County.  We facilitate and support around 30 volunteers who contribute more than 900 hours of vital conservation and restoration work per year.  We have a deep commitment to making science-based education accessible to students and families and offer specific programming in service to this mission. All our efforts are aimed at meeting our mission to cultivate a sustainable environmental and economic future for Rio Grande Headwaters through community engagement, restoration, education and innovation.

Job Title: Engagement and Development Coordinator

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Preferred Skills: Non-Profit Management, Environmental and Water Issues and Planning, Communications, Fund-Raising/Grant Writing, Community Organizing, Writing and Editing, Leadership

Major Responsibilities: The Engagement and Development Coordinator will support environmental conservation programming by identifying and securing financial resources and supporting all facets of volunteer stewardship programming.

  • Project Specific Development Planning: Research and develop specific projects including identifying project parameters, partner collaborators, and funding sources.
  • Grant Writing and Development Activities: Work with Executive Director to write successful grants and participate in other fundraising efforts to increase the financial capacity and sustainability of Headwaters Alliance.
  • Stewardship Programming: Develop an annual schedule of volunteer, educational and stewardship events including scheduling presenters, facilitating training needs, securing site commitments and marketing of schedule and similar.
  • Outreach and Volunteers: Support recruitment of community volunteers, coordinate volunteer events, track and evaluate programming.
  • Marketing and Communication: Implement the Headwaters Alliance communication plan to better promote, market and share programs, projects and volunteer opportunities of Headwaters Alliance. This may include social media, website updates, posting articles, and other related marketing activities.
  • Project Topics may include: Revegetation of reclaimed lands, low water fish sanctuaries, riparian zone improvements, water efficiency planning, water security, dark skies, private land acquisition, science education, stewardship programming.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Environmental/water/community planning
  • Experience with fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Ability to establish priorities: work independently and with little supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exhibit excellence in work
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ideally, this candidate has strong interpersonal and leadership qualities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving record. All members must pass a background check.
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance and driver’s license strongly recommended.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing to live in a beautiful but small, remote, rural mountain community at 9,000ft elevation, in which summers hold perfect weather and a significant influx of tourists, and winters can be long, cold and snowy with only 350 year-round residents in the City of Creede, and 800 year-round residents in the entire Mineral County. One gas station, one grocery store that closes at 6pm year round, closest big box store (Walmart only) is an hour away.

Time Commitment:  This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week.  This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term:  July 2019 – July 2020

Location: This position is based at the offices Headwaters Alliance located in Creede, CO.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by and AmeriCorps VISTA member.  To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a US citizen, US National or lawful permanent resident, be team –oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must be willing to go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.  For more information, please visit:

http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88104&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. AAI serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program Development VISTA.

For More Information

Headwaters Alliance www.headwatersalliance.org Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

La Puente Enterprises (Alamosa) - Marketing and Communications Development VISTA

About La Puente Enterprises:

La Puente Enterprises exists for the financial, environmental, and social sustainability of those whom La Puente Home serves.  La Puente Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Colorado’s San Luis Valley (SLV) by providing food, shelter, and advocacy for the homeless and community members in crisis. La Puente Home endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently with dignity.

The SLV is an expansive, rural area larger than the state of Massachusetts, consisting of six counties. It is the largest high alpine valley in the world and lies between the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains and the San Juan Mountains. Over 20% of SLV residents live at or below the poverty line and are in need of some type of support.

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Director of Enterprises

 

Major Responsibilities: 

The Marketing and Communications Development VISTA will expand the capacity of La Puente Enterprises to continue economic development, create job development opportunities, provide outreach services for La Puente Home, and re-invest in the community.  This will be accomplished by assessing current marketing and communication strategies and developing and executing a plan to reach more people in a more holistic way.

  • Reflect upon, articulate, and promote the mission, vision and identity of La Puente Enterprises and its relationship to La Puente Home through concise, consistent messaging and telling the La Puente story.
  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan that will better communicate La Puente Enterprises’ mission and vision within the San Luis Valley and beyond, as well as facilitate internal and external communications.
  • Assure consistent communication of image and purpose throughout the institution, and assure communication of image and purpose to all parties, both internal and external.
  • Leads special projects as assigned, such as marketing of special events, re-branding/logo development, and communications plan with La Puente Home.
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing and communications
  • Manage the strategic and creative design of La Puente Enterprises’ marketing and communications activities and materials including:
    • Website, Social Media, Video Production
    • Rainbow’s End Reader
    • Milagros Reader
    • Interior Visual Marketing
    • Exterior Visual Marketing
    • Media Relations

Desired Skills:

  1. Understands and appreciates the mission of La Puente Enterprises; and has the desire and ability to work collaboratively with a variety of co-workers, clients, and members of the community
  2. Experience in Graphic Design, Social Media, Website Development
  3. Highly creative problem solver, with organizational skills
  4. Strong oral and written communications skills
  5. Computer literacy in word processing and page layout including experience with Adobe Creative Suites and MS Office products and other general purpose tools (Acrobat, FTP, multiple Internet browsers, etc.)
  6. Commitment to working with Director of Enterprises to create strategies and set goals
  7. Ability to work independently and responsibly while managing numerous projects simultaneously
  8. Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail
  9. Ability to be flexible, resilient, and remain calm under pressure

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at La Puente Enterprises offices at 911 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81108

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, Low-Cost Housing Options, Discounts at all La Puente Enterprises

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88107&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. La Puente Enterprises serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Marketing and Communications Development Associate VISTA.

For More Information

La Puente Enterprises www.lapuente.net

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

Lake County Build a Generation (Leadville) - Development Coordinator VISTA

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is building a healthier community for youth and families. We have been a project of the Lake County Public Health Agency, and are launching as our own nonprofit in 2019. Our staff members are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. For more information, please visit www.lcbag.org.

FUNCTION OR PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

The Organizational and Resource Development VISTA is a new AmeriCorps VISTA position at Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG). The Organizational and Resource Development VISTA will provide critical support for LCBAG’s transition to a nonprofit. He or she will focus in several areas, including building agency capacity for board development, building agency capacity for fund development, and supporting the ongoing development or improvement of key agency systems and structures.  For example, he or she might research best practices in board recruitment and development and write a board recruitment and development plan. He or she might identify and develop new fundraising strategies. Or, he or she might research best practices in staff evaluation, in order to support LCBAG in implementing an improved annual review process. This position is an excellent fit for the applicant who wants to learn more about organizational development, organizational change, fundraising, board development, or how to start a nonprofit.

Major ResponsibilitiesThe primary duties of this position are to perform office or non-manual work directly related to building agency capacity for board development, building agency capacity for fund development, and supporting the ongoing development of key agency systems and structures. This work includes, without limitation, the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to the following essential and other important responsibilities and duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Provide support for the creation and implementation of a fund development plan.
  • Identify and implement key fundraising activities to pilot in our first year as a nonprofit.
  • Support staff and board members in developing their fundraising capacity.
  • Provide support for the creation and implementation of a board recruitment and development plan.
  • Identify and implement key board development activities to pilot in our first year as a nonprofit.
  • Support the development or improvement of key agency systems and structures, in order to make Lake County Build a Generation a more efficient and effective organization—as well as to improve staff satisfaction.
  • Other projects as time and resources permit.

This position offers training opportunities and resources in order to develop the coordinator’s expertise in board development, fund development, and the development or improvement of key agency systems or structures

Desired Skills:

  • A passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families.
  • A passion for organizational capacity-building.
  • A passion for health and racial equity.
  • Strong feedback and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Organization, diligence, and ability to prioritize a diverse workload.
  • Ability to problem-solve, particularly around complex problems.
  • Ability to conduct research.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, as appropriate.
  • An ability to be in a space of discomfort, learning, and growth.
  • Resilience
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.

Candidates with the following skill sets are preferred, but we are also willing to train the right person in many of these skills:

  • Knowledge of the Lake County community.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Bicultural in both the Anglo and the immigrant Latino/a community of Lake County
  • Experience in, and passion for, fundraising and development.
  • Experience in, and passion for, organizational development.
  • Experience in, and passion for, systems development at the organizational level.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Travel: May require some travel for trainings. May require some occasional work at night and on the weekend. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and the appropriate level of personal vehicle insurance.

Work Conditions: The majority of this person’s duties are performed within an indoor environment.  The incumbent may be exposed to some noise (electrical, mechanical or human) on an occasional basis, and other related hazards associated with an office environment.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Director, Lake County Build a Generation

Career Track: This position is funded through a partnership with Community Resource Center and the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and is a one-year position.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at Lake County Build a Generation offices at 825 W 6th Street.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

 

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, Housing Stipend of $500/month.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88108&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Lake County Build a Generation serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Development Coordinator VISTA.

For More Information

Lake County Build a Generation   www.lcbag.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination.

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation (Meeker) - Program Development Associate VISTA

About Pioneers Healthcare Foundation:

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation serves the remote areas of Meeker and the White River Valley.  Our mission centers around three goals:

  • Grow local primary and preventative care services
  • Anticipate and plan for capital needs of equipment, technology and facility for a rural healthcare organization
  • Provide support to improve the health and quality of life through Meals on Wheels, Cancer Screenings, the Walbridge Wing Nursing Home Activities, and Healthcare Workforce Development

PHF accomplishes their mission through the generosity of sponsorships, donations and grants.  The primary purpose of the Program Development Associate is to help develop organizational infrastructure to develop and track sponsors, donors and granting organizations.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

Objective: Develop a variety of processes and programs for Pioneers Healthcare Foundation.

  • Develop donor tracking system to track contributions, thank you notes and funder/sponsor engagement; support coordination of fundraisers
  • Develop donor email lists and community outreach distribution lists and streamline communication strategies
  • Support grant writing and develop follow up reports
  • Finalize Colorado Gives Day registration and promotion; develop campaign strategy
  • Lead the development and re-building of PHF’s website development and re-build; work directly with 3rd party consultant to move forward development
  • Streamline communication strategies and support outreach activities with the goal of increasing event attendance and community awareness
  • Track/Evaluate program outcomes; collect, analyze and present data
  • Develop Social Media Campaigns; increase social media presence
  • Increase involvement of Blazin’ Trails Program, create tracking and evaluation processes

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Database development and maintenance experience
  • Some website and social media background

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at 100 Pioneers Medical Center Dr, Meeker Colorado.  (Meeker is located in Northwest Colorado, about 100 miles northeast of Grand Junction, Colorado, or 4 hours northwest of Denver, Colorado.)

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, Housing Assistance of $500 a month will be covered through Pioneers Healthcare Foundation.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88114&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. PHF serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program and Outreach Associate VISTA.

For More Information

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation www.pioneershealthfoundation.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

Rio Grande Farm Park - Project Coordinator VISTA

Purpose of Position:

  • Work with the Director to prioritize a variety of projects listed below that need project management for the Rio Grande Farm Park.
  • Project 1: Work with the Director of the Rio Grande Farm Park to manage the design and construction phases of the Farm Park.
  • Project 2: Work to improve and update the Website for the RGFP.
  • Project 3: Finalize Environmental Education Curricula, and Risk Management Plans for the Park
  • While working on these three projects-Work to increase partnerships with community organizations in using the park for Environmental Education and Farming Education to include: Boys & Girls Clubs, La Puente Youth (PALS), VEGI, Schools, and other non-profits.
  • While working on these three projects: Ensure that all databases and project management materials are kept current.

Key Responsibility Area: Project Management

Specific Duties:

  1. Identify the project needs of the Rio Grande Farm Park through internal office interviews and regular communication.
  2. Assist with the preparation of digital and print Excel documents that outline the project, breaking it down into smaller components describing who is responsible for each component and when it should be completed.
  3. Research trends in agricultural projects such as the RGFP and recommend any changes that might be important to make.
  4. Assist the Farm Manager and the Director in ensuring that procurement requirements like workforce needs, required information, agreements, materials and technology that is needed are available to accomplish project objectives.
  5. Observe and suggest projects that might improve the Programming/ Efficiency of the RGFP.
  6. Keep abreast of current construction and development at the Park, and ensure that RGFP is on schedule, meeting timelines and as well keeping track in order to report to funders and constituents.
  7. Assist with development of evaluation tools for assessing the success of projects completed at the Park.
  8. Keep the Website up to date reflecting all programs and projects.
  9. Be familiar with programs at the Park in order to support and share the programs through the Website.
  10. Develop and finalize Environmental Education Curriculum.
  11. Lead outreach and engagement of key partners to utilize the curriculum and the Park for Environmental Education and Farm Education.
  12. Manage Website and ensure that the website and social media are kept up to date.
  13. Assist with development of an online marketplace for events and RGFP merchandise.
  14. Help with Greenhouse Fundraising Campaign through Website and Social Media
  15. Participate in House Parties with the rest of the staff.
  16. Attend staff meetings and workdays to help manage projects on the land.
  17. Participate in training related to Website Design and Project Management.
  18. Some weekend and evening hours may be necessary.

Job Relationships:

External:

  1. Will work with Adams State, Trinidad State, High Schools, Rotary Club & similar organizations, and other outlets in the community to complete projects.
  2. Attend community meetings representing the Park for various projects.
  3. Attend and Participate in Friends of the Rio Grande Farm Park events.
  4. Will work with vendors to ensure they have the things they need to complete projects.
  5. Develop relationships with the community to ensure the Park is utilized by community groups, schools, and individuals.

Internal:

  1. Will work with the Director of the Rio Grande Farm Park to develop skills and set goals for position.
  2. Will be supervised by the Director of the Rio Grande Farm Park
  3. Will provide and receive support from other staff participating on project, including collaboration on events, training, in-service opportunities, and community programming.

Qualifications Required:

  1. Organizational skills and attention to details.
  2. Project management skills a must.
  3. Construction management skills a plus.
  4. Ability to work with Excel, Word, and Google Docs; willingness to learn new computer programs/databases.
  5. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  6. Interpersonal and organizational communication skills
  7. Ability to manage others and delegate tasks
  8. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  9. Familiarity with issues of low income families
  10. High School Degree required. BA or BS preferred.
  11. Spanish language knowledge is preferred, but not required

Hours per Week: 40

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork and background check to become a VISTA member.

For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($944/month), Supplemental Housing Assistance ($100/month), Professional Development/Training

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Application Requirements: Please apply through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Interviews will take place in May and June. Submitting an application early in the timeframe will be advantageous.

To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88089&fromSearch=true and find the “Project Coordinator” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition serves as a sub-site of the Project and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA.

For More Information:

San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition: www.slvlocalfoods.org

Rio Grande Farm Park: www.riograndefarmpark.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Summit School District Pre-Collegiate Program (Frisco) - Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA

The Summit Pre-Collegiate/AmeriCorps partnership is a collaboration between Summit School District, Summit Pre-Collegiate, and Community Resource Center.  Summit Pre-Collegiate is a pre-college preparation program for low-income, First-Generation youth and is seeking applicants for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator for August 20, 2018 through July 15, 2019.

The Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help further our ability to deliver services to the youth in our program and their families. In 2018, there will be over 150 students participating in the 6th through 12th grades in Summit County, Colorado and over 100 Pre-Collegiate graduates pursuing post-secondary education.

Service Location: Summit County is a vibrant mountain location that is home to 4 world-class ski resorts in a community of roughly 30,000. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, there is always something fun to do in Summit County! Amongst all the beauty and nature, Summit’s community faces a large gap between high income and high poverty. In Summit’s low-income communities, youth are faced with tremendous obstacles to academic success, post-secondary educational opportunities and rewarding careers. Serving in Summit County with Summit Pre-Collegiate means providing First-Generation youth with the necessary support and positive relationships needed to close the achievement gap, complete high school prepared, and continue with higher education and fulfilling careers.

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Director

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan, publicize, and implement special projects
  • Coordinate event logistics including: collecting event RSVPs, organizing event check-in and/or distribution of donated items, and completing project closure
  • Support program celebrations, e.g. graduations & new student welcome events
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate the efforts of volunteers
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and volunteer recognition efforts
  • Participate in public events, volunteer fairs, or community presentations to reach local community members and increase awareness of the needs of First-Generation students
  • Assist in writing newsletter articles, grants, and assist with website updates
  • Identify and/or develop collaborative partnerships in order to provide necessary services to support First-Generation students and their families
  • Develop and grow social media presence, maintain regular social media updates/information
  • Organize local financial giving campaigns
  • Create and manage database of graduated Pre-Collegiate students and scholarships

 

Primarily Serve/Collaborate With: Summit Pre-Collegiate & Summit School District staff members; Summit Pre-Collegiate Volunteers; University of Colorado; Colorado Mountain College; Summit County Rotary; The Summit Foundation; Other community organizations

Training Opportunities & Professional Development: Leadership & Communication; Diversity & Cultural Competency; Serving low-income, and at-risk youth

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well with and coordinate the efforts of diverse donors, volunteers and staff
  • Experience in event coordination activities, and working with volunteers
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel & Google Docs
  • College degree

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Location: This position is based at Summit School District, Frisco CO 80443

AmeriCorps VISTA

This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit:

http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,226/month), Professional Development/Training.

Service Term: August 20, 2019 – August 20, 2020

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88087&fromSearch=true and find the Summit Pre-Collegiate Community Outreach Coordinator position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Summit Pre-Collegiate serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Community Outreach Coordinator.

For More Information

Summit Pre-Collegiate:  www.summitk12.org/pre-collegiate-program-1-a33ed6ff#

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

 

The Bridge Emergency Shelter (Cortez) - Program Development Coordinator VISTA

About The Bridge Emergency Shelter:

The Bridge Emergency Shelter began in 2006 and in the ensuing years has provided almost 50,000 bed nights to those adult men and women without a place to sleep. As the only low-barrier shelter in the 5 counties comprising Southwest Colorado, the organization welcomes those who may have consumed chemicals prior to coming to the shelter.  We also are proud of our history of accepting parolees and sexual offenders as we believe everyone deserves a chance to have to be given the chance to set a new direction.  In that regard, partner agencies provide caseworkers on site to enroll people in available programs for mental health, addictions, and basic services such as identity papers and medical access needs. Our shelter is a seasonal (late October-late April) overnight facility.

In 2010, the Bridge took over the Cortez Day Labor Center and has been running it year-round since then.  The busiest months for Day Labor are those in which the shelter is not open.  It is open to the entire community in those months, but the program is exclusively for those staying at the shelter in the winter months when there are far less opportunity to stay busy.  There are fewer agriculture work requests than in the past.  Hence, there is a need to begin moving Day Labor into supporting longer term employment by stepping up our engagement with local businesses.

Our new facility should be completed in August of 2019 and for the first time will allow us to house some of the people who really want the stability of getting off the street in apartments.  We are excited to begin this in September of 2019.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Work with the Shelter Manger, Day Labor Coordination, and Executive Director to collaborate and update processes and data collections for all programs
  • Engage with the leadership team to assess unmet needs and opportunities for the homeless guests
  • Assist with reporting requirements for state and other funders
  • Research larger issues regarding homelessness in the state and country and share trends with leadership team

Expansion of income security for our guests; Explore the possibility of a re-entry/half-way/sober living house in Cortez

  • Update procedures, forms, and data capture for the existing Day Labor Program
  • Increase awareness within the community of the current Day Labor program
  • Develop partnerships in order to expand the number of employers in the area utilizing this program for short-term labor shortages
  • Research grant and income opportunities; Write grants focused on increased income security for guests of the Bridge
  • Monitor and collect accurate data about work-related grants for funder reporting
  • Build an ongoing list of employers willing to hire people in re-entry from the prison system who have already achieved training certificates while they were incarcerated
  • Provide support to employers with apprentices or interns in addressing any problems and in supporting progress and stability by workers. Primarily this would be done by phone contact and follow-up.  If needed, VISTA may meet with employers on-site to assess situations.  If needed, VISTA can team with the Executive Director to try and resolve any conflicts between worker and employer.  Contact with Parole officers may also be required at times.
  • Arrange for staff of Pueblo Community College, Unlimited Learning Center, and other local learning institutions to explain educational opportunities to guests at the Bridge that will result in greater likelihood of employability for them
  • Arrange for financial literacy education on-site by local partner agencies
  • Gather current data on numbers of people leaving rehab or state prisons in need of greater monitoring than a shelter can provide; research outcome data for people having used such housing sites
  • Identify and establish positive working relationships with area stakeholders; engage tribal officials in working collaboratively to meet this service gap; identify financial support opportunities for this collaborative effort
  • Participate in monthly leadership meetings with the Shelter Manager, Day Labor Coordinator, and Executive Director
  • Deliver presentations to the Board of Directors as requested
  • Support creation of quarterly newsletters
  • Provide administrative assistance to Board Committees, such as marketing, governance, or building and maintenance.
  • Track volunteer in-kind hours and support volunteer engagement efforts

Desired Skills:

Desired skills for this position include:

  • Solid computer and communication skills
  • A willingness to research grants and assist with applications to funders
  • The commitment to envision new programs and identify stakeholders in the area for collaborative programming to increase income stability for those most in need.
  • Willingness to participate in public speaking about the organization.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez, Colorado.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development, and a Housing Allowance of $150.00 a month.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88118&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. The Bridge Emergency Shelter serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program and Outreach Associate VISTA.

For More Information

The Bridge Emergency Shelter www.thebridgeshelter.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

 

Town of Paonia - Planning Coordinator VISTA

About the Town of Paonia and the North Fork Valley Creative District

The Town of Paonia is a statutory municipality in Delta County.  The Town provides infrastructure, safety and services to the community including: community development, parks maintenance, roads maintenance and improvements, water supply and wastewater treatment, trash removal and police protection.  The email hidden; JavaScript is required is part of a Colorado Creative Industries’ initiative and is managed by the email hidden; JavaScript is required (NFVCC), a nonprofit membership organization.  The Town has partnered with the NFVCC in the economic development of the Creative District and in the email hidden; JavaScript is required which will provide affordable housing for creatives and entrepreneurs.

At this time, Paonia is in an economic transition, moving from an economy dominated by coal mining and agriculture to renewable energy technology and specialty product small businesses.  We are witnessing an inward migration of young entrepreneurs and active retirees. A new Comprehensive Plan is needed to respond to this transition and provide infrastructure and services that meet the needs of all, now and in the future.

The Town and the NFVCC are working together to reduce poverty by encouraging a place that has a good quality of life (access to healthy food, outdoor recreation, cultural events, sense of community) while raising the income levels through economic development and job creation.  The AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to put their fingerprints on the Comprehensive Plan for the future of our small town and to participate in projects that enhance the quality of life of this rural area.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Town Administrator

Major Responsibilities

The Planning Coordinator VISTA will support the community in its efforts to revitalize and strengthen the Town of Paonia by focusing on updating the Comprehensive Plan, increasing affordable workforce housing, developing creative industries, and planning promotional events and activities that will attract visitors.  These efforts will lead to a reduction in poverty in the North Fork Valley by creating a stronger and more robust economy that attracts businesses, tourists, and residents to Paonia. The Planning Coordinator will work with the Town and the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition to incorporate guidelines for the Paonia Creative District into the Town’s Comprehensive Plan which will include elements of public art and affordable housing for creative industries’ economic development.

  • Provide support to the Town of Paonia in their Comprehensive Plan process.
  • Plan and conduct meetings to gather community input including Planning Commission, citizens, civic groups, and Board of Trustees.
  • Research components of a Comprehensive Plan including Land Use Chapter. Interface with Town Trustees, Staff and Planning Commission.
  • Write draft updates to Town of Paonia Comprehensive Plan.
  • Conduct research, coordinate community meetings, and be a liaison between the Town and Creative District on planning and events.
  • Work with NFVCC to develop a chapter in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan for Paonia Creative District, including public art, signage, downtown development and beautification.
  • Provide project support for Town and Creative Coalition for Space to Create (S2C) initiative. Build Paonia’s capacity to engage in the development of workforce housing and work space.
  • Develop a strategy for recruiting a volunteer committee dedicated to creating a strong branding for S2C in Paonia and volunteer committee(s) dedicated to identifying opportunities (i.e. activate vacant spaces and buildings, beautification of buildings, design guidelines) and funding resources.
  • Participate in Space to Create pre-development phase meetings and assist with meeting planning, facilitation and preparing summaries.

Desired skills and experience: 

  • Degree or interest in Public Administration and Planning
  • Familiar with small town governments and/or willing to learn processes
  • Ability to build strong relationships with new people and organizations
  • Marketing & PR skills, including excellent written and verbal communication, effective use of social media platforms and print media.
  • Strong work ethic; ability to lead by example and work effectively in a start-up, results-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to conceptualize and describe planning concepts.
  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills combined with a flexible and entrepreneurial spirit and ability to execute within a resource-constrained environment.
  • Ability to make decisions independently combined with an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Capability to thrive and take initiative in a success-driven environment with a commitment to a high standard of excellence, responsibility and accountability.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Social Media platforms required.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at Town of Paonia Administrative offices at 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88126&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Town of Paonia serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program and Outreach Associate VISTA.

For More Information

Town of Paonia www.townofpaonia.com

North Fork Valley Creative District www.northforkcreative.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f

West End Economic Development Center (Naturita) - Program and Outreach Associate VISTA

About West End Economic Development Corporation

The purpose of the West End Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) is to create and encourage an inviting, pro-business environment, integrated with our independent spirit and friendly culture while capitalizing on our natural and historic resources.

We will continue advancing our mission through three overarching goals:  1) Ensure that the West End has the resources needed to support business expansion, formation and attraction; 2) Provide a regulatory environment and the infrastructure to support culturally compatible business development; and 3) build on the strong sense of identity in the West End to become a magnet for diverse talent on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Significant progress has been made over the past few years, and the momentum is strong. This is an excellent time, in an incredibly beautiful location in Montrose County, to make a difference. Collaboration between communities has never been stronger, with a solid sense of purpose in charting our own course. Programs, policies, infrastructure and training are being developed to prepare for this region’s charge into the future. Tourism, small scale manufacturing, affordable housing and agriculture development are only a few of the programs being developed to ensure a sustainable future.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

The Program and Outreach Associate VISTA member will be responsible for promoting awareness of current community economic development efforts through social media, website maintenance and print marketing and will support coordination of community events to increase involvement. The VISTA member will play a strong role in building and maintaining partnerships and communication with other nonprofits in the region in order to move forward several collaborative projects. In addition, the VISTA member will have the opportunity to support fund development efforts through grant research, writing and volunteer engagement. West End Economic Development Corporation has successfully launched and advanced our organization over the last 3 years and will be looking to continue our achievements with an enthusiastic person ready to make a difference.

  • Promote awareness of current programs and community economic development efforts through social media, website development/maintenance, marketing campaigns, etc.
  • Coordinate region-wide community event(s) and development of sustainable options for future events; increase participation of local residents
  • Assist with website updates and utilize Social Media to communicate organizational information to the community
  • Track various non-profit organizations in the region and foster strong communication and partnership on endeavors between these various community groups and organizations
  • Administrative support for current programs, including evaluating metrics for grant reporting support, and research for future grant applications
  • Create and maintain collaborative efforts between organizations with the common project purpose of advancing the economic growth and sustainability of the region. For example, multiple organizations are working collaboratively on trails and recreation development, small business development, housing development, and value-added agriculture projects.
  • Research new and existing grant opportunities and support WEEDC grant writing efforts; assist with overall fundraising efforts
  • Develop and streamline the Community Clean Up program to engage volunteers and track hours and success of cleanup efforts.
  • Attend meetings of regional organizations as they relate to WEEDC’s organizational goals
  • Assist with communication to Board of Directors and support Executive Director with board support functions (meeting scheduling and meeting setup)

Desired Skills:

  • Business or Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Communications, including Public Speaking and strong Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Community Organization
  • Grant Writing / Fundraising
  • Non-profit Management

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended
  • WEEDC permits attendance at school during off hours, and permits working at another job during off hours.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

Location: This position is based at West End Economic Development Corporation offices.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($944/month), Professional Development

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88132&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Joseph Hawkins at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. WEEDC serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Program and Outreach Associate VISTA.

For More Information

West End Economic Development Corporation www.choosewestend.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

This Program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.   It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. 45 CFR 2522.100 (f)

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CRC supports service that strengthens Colorado communities and communities throughout the nation. National service alumni are strong leaders who are motivated, flexible, innovative, and outcome-oriented. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Volunteer Positions

CRC believes in the power of volunteers to greatly impact the work and reach of the nonprofit sector. Our volunteers build the capacity of individuals, organizations and networks across the state. CRC’s volunteers are community leaders, local government officials, statewide grant makers, young professionals, nonprofit executives, students and mentors all with a vested interest in building the capacity and lifting up the work of Colorado’s diverse communities.

Do you want to be part of CRC’s large scale impact within our state’s nonprofit community? We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us further our reach and impact! Please check below for our currently open volunteer opportunities. Looking to contribute a specific skill or expertise? We are always happy to work with you to fulfill your interests!

Please complete the volunteer application below and we will follow up with you! Have specific questions about our volunteer opportunities? Please contact Volunteer Engagement Manager, Andrea Swan at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

Colorado Grants Guide (CGG) Research Volunteer Position

Overview and Purpose: The CGG Research Volunteer will help develop and manage the Colorado Grants Guide® by updating the live database and researching funders who provide support to Colorado nonprofits and communities using public information like organizational websites and accessing annual reports, IRS tax documents, and other financial information. You will gain in-depth knowledge on grant research and the skills necessary to sustain a nonprofit organization.

Results: Nonprofits will have access to the most up-to-date information on funding information and grantmaker profiles, increasing their ability to effectively apply for funding.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently research and update funder profiles using a variety of online and public resources
  • Work with proprietary and confidential information
  • Communicate with the Program Coordinator to ensure profile accuracy
  • Provide insight and expertise as we launch our new platform
  • Help develop new strategies and opportunities that can benefit the subscriber’s experience
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on the volunteer’s skill set and specific interests

Qualifications:

  • General computer and online research proficiency
  • One year of data entry experience
  • Excellent communications, writing, and editing skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent analytical skills
  • Highly organized and can manage time efficiently
  • Access to reliable transportation to attend on-site training (and if you choose to work at CRC’s office)
  • Access to a computer and Internet (if working remotely)

Commitment: Weekly schedule is flexible. A minimum commitment of 5 – 10 hours per month for six months is requested.

Site/Location: Training and on-boarding will take place at CRC’s office in Denver. Volunteer work can be completed remotely based on your location. Individuals based in rural Colorado are encouraged to apply.

Key Contact: CGG Volunteers will be supervised by Program Coordinator, Bailey Smith email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Gain insight on how to research and sustain a nonprofit organization
  • Free access to onsite CRC-led trainings and workshops, as well as online webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in annual State of the Sector event
  • In-Office volunteer opportunities and celebrations
  • Become a part of a team that researches, develops, and publishes the Colorado Grants Guide®
  • Support the financial sustainability of nonprofits across Colorado

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/colorado-grants-guide/

Salesforce Administrator Volunteer

Salesforce Administrator Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The Salesforce Administrator Volunteer will support staff with data entry and data updating and may assist on other projects in CRC’s Salesforce CRM database as needed.

Results: CRC’s Salesforce database will contain updated information on CRC’s clients and potential clients and their involvement with CRC programming helping to streamline marketing efforts and increase program efficiencies.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Responsible for converting incoming leads from email blasts and CRC’s website to Contacts
  • Create and/or update contacts, accounts, interactions and other information based on program needs and activities
  • Special projects may include tasks such as assisting staff in creating reports, cleaning data, preparing for bulk uploads and creating custom objects based on volunteer’s abilities and organizational needs

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail
  • Computer literate and tech savvy – experience with Salesforce or similar CRM database and with Microsoft Suite (specifically Excel) is preferred
  • Data entry experience is preferred

Commitment: Weekly schedule is flexible but must be completed during regular business hours. A commitment of 5-10 hours per week for one year is requested.

Site/Location: All work will be completed at CRC’s Denver office.

Key Contact: The Salesforce Administrator Volunteer will be supervised by the Executive Coordinator, Hannah Clemenson email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Gain experience with Salesforce CRM database
  • Free access to onsite CRC-led trainings, workshops, events and online webinars after completion of 20 volunteer hours
  • In-Office volunteer opportunities and celebrations

How to Apply: To apply, please complete the above Volunteer Application.

Events and Training Volunteer

Events and Training Volunteer

Overview and Purpose: The Events and Training Volunteer will assist in organizing, planning, and coordinating CRC-sponsored events and trainings. The Volunteer will assist the Director of Education and Leadership and the Program Assistant before, during, and after events and trainings.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Pre-training: confirm logistics – venue, refreshments, technology needed; print training packets; prepare training folders; pack training box with materials needed
  • During training: assist with room set-up and tear down; refill refreshments as needed; greet attendees; assist during training with distributing materials; note-taking; photos; collect evaluations
  • Post-training: input evaluation results into Survey Monkey; unpack training box
  • Other responsibilities may include: researching venues for future events and trainings

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • General computer and internet proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Survey Monkey
  • Event planning and management experience, preferred but not required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and as a team

Commitment: Commitment is flexible. Volunteers may choose to assist with one training per month or assist with all trainings through a weekly time commitment.

Site/Location: Most trainings take place in the Denver-based Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits training center. Volunteers may have the opportunity to support trainings across the Front Range.

Key Contact: Volunteer will be supervised by Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education and Leadership, email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Participate in trainings you are supporting
  • Gain valuable experience in events planning and management
  • Free access to CRC Denver-based trainings, workshops, events, and online webinars for every service hour completed
  • Opportunity to participate in annual State of the Sector, C(3)Forum, and other CRC-related events
  • In-office volunteer opportunities and celebrations

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/programs/education/

Social Enterprise Exchange Business Mentor

Social Enterprise Exchange (SEE) Business Mentor

Overview & Purpose: The job of the Business Mentor is to provide support and guidance to Exchange cohort organizations to enhance their ability to create, start, maintain and grow their social enterprise. Share your expertise with our Social Enterprise Exchange cohort members and be a part of the creation of social impact business models with Colorado’s nonprofit sector.

Results: Social Enterprise Exchange cohort members will move further towards creating a successful model and social venture, to realize a source of unrestricted revenue and a business that creates jobs for clients or community members. Cohort members will have built strong trusting relationships with their business mentors, widening their network.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Guide SEE participants on social enterprise idea creation, planning and implementation.
  • Meet with SEE participants once a month to answer questions and provide guidance on homework.
  • Attend monthly sessions to assist with an engaging and successful experience for the SEE cohort

Outcomes/Goals:

  • Business mentors will be utilized and contacted every month and possibly after the completion of the program to assist with the implementation and maintenance of participants’ social enterprises.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in product or service development, organization development, marketing/communications, financial planning, accounting or funding, legal or tax, etc…

Commitment: Expect to volunteer at least 1-3 hours a month depending on cohort participants needs/questions and monthly topics.

Site/Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits for Exchange sessions or mentors can be contacted via phone or email if desired. Participants may want to meet in person with mentors and locations can vary.

Key Contact: Please contact Rebecca Gorrell (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for any questions.

Benefits:

  • Access to networking opportunities and opportunity to become more integrated in Colorado’s vibrant and innovative nonprofit sector
  • assistance with starting a social enterprise, professional development in expertise area

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/the-exchange/

VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer

Americorps VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer will assist with engaging and supporting AmeriCorps members (alumni) who have completed their VISTA term throughout the state of Colorado. In addition to creating an alumni network in order to foster collaboration within the Colorado nonprofit sector, this individual will also support a new initiative focused on providing professional mentorship to AmeriCorps alum either starting their career or making a career change. To learn more about the Community Resource Center and our AmeriCorps rural capacity building project, please visit https://crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project/

Results: This position will help us stay engaged with our AmeriCorps members, provide career development opportunities, and allow us to support our current AmeriCorps members as they progress in their career. We will measure the success of this position by the total number of AmeriCorps alumni engaged in activities, the number of events planned for members to engage throughout the year, and the number of AmeriCorps alum who have successfully obtained employment beyond their term.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Develop an AmeriCorps alumni contact database, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
  • Research best practices related to alumni/mentorship programs
  • Assist with coordination of monthly networking events for current AmeriCorps members statewide as well as alum
  • Reach out to CRC AmeriCorps alumni to gauge interest in becoming a mentor
  • Assist with the development of program goals and activities specifically for mentorship, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
  • Analyze and make suggestions for potential platforms to be used for marketing purposes in the beginning of the initiative; e.g. social media, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Craft original language/key messaging for outreach and recruitment, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Qualifications:

  • Previous AmeriCorps or Peace Corps experience required
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of nonprofit marketing and outreach
  • Previous experience in alumni engagement a plus

Commitment:

  • 5-10 hours per week, some evening and weekends required
  • A commitment of four months minimum is required

Site/Location:

  • Some hours will be completed onsite at CRC’s office in Denver
  • Other activities can be completed independently on the volunteer’s own time
  • Some travel may occur for rural events, volunteer will be compensated for mileage

Key Contact: The VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer will be supervised by Volunteer Engagement Manager, Andrea Swan email hidden; JavaScript is required and will work closely with CRC’s VISTA Leader.

Benefits:

  • Develop new profession and personal connections in the community and the sector statewide
  • Access to professional development and nonprofit management trainings offered year-round by CRC
  • Gain knowledge in nonprofit marketing and outreach as well as alumni engagement/coordination
  • Ability to continue to serve the AmeriCorps community

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project/

Rural Philanthropy Days Regional Leadership Committee

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Regional Leadership Committee Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The Leadership Committee supports a network of regional nonprofit organizations and community groups. The group’s purpose is to provide leadership, county
representation, resource development, and financial management. Planning the programming for a region requires a time commitment and is a highly rewarding process for dedicated individuals willing to work hard for the benefit of their communities.

Results: Nonprofits in rural regions of the state will have access to continued quality professional development and capacity building opportunities. Rural nonprofits will have the information, tools and opportunities to better meet their missions and run sustainable organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advance regional collaboration and nonprofit excellence across rural Colorado
  • Continue momentum build during the most recent regional Rural Philanthropy Days conference
  • Cultivate leadership for Rural Philanthropy Days active conference Steering Committee
  • Be inclusive of perspectives from diverse sectors across your region.
  • Manage regional resources and work with Community Resource Center to ensure financial responsibility.
  • Help plan and execute 1 to 2 regional professional development and/or networking events within a year.

Qualifications:

  • Have a general understanding of Rural Philanthropy Days or past involvement with Rural Philanthropy Days
  • Involved and knowledgeable about regional nonprofit sector and local resources
  • Program planning or event planning experience is a plus

Commitment:

  • A commitment of 1 – 3 hours per month for one year is required. There is the opportunity to recommit after one year of service. The regional leadership committee will convene regularly during the three “interim” years between active Rural Philanthropy Days conferences.

Site/Location:

  • Regional Leadership Committees will meet once a month via conference call and will meet twice a year in-person at a decided upon centrally located venue

Key Contact: The Regional Leadership Committees will be supervised by the Associate Director of Rural Partnerships, Nellie Stagg stagg@crcamerica, and the Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator, Stephanie Gommert email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Expanded professional network with regional nonprofit leaders as well as statewide grantmakers
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Access to low cost regional professional development opportunities
  • Become part of CRC’s trust rural leadership network and invitation to attend CRC’s annual Rural Leadership Convening

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/rural-philanthropy-days/find-your-region-and-events/