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Staff Positions

Director, People and Operations

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

Director, People and Operations

Established in 1981, Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We believe 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.

Ideal Candidate:

Will have broad experience in the nonprofit sector with a nuanced understanding of nonprofit culture, finance and trends.

Position Summary:

This internal facing position works closely with CEO to maintain and grow our high performing culture. The Director, People and Operations will collaborate on organizational and strategic issues to meet the mission and increase profits in a high growth environment.

Areas of Responsibility:

The Director, People and Operations serves as a member of the leadership team and directs internal operations to help strategically align the organization via human resources initiatives, IT platform development, and finance and marketing acumen.

Human Resources

  • Full cycle recruitment and orientation of staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members
  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures that advance the strategic and operating needs of the organization
  • Serve as an expert resource on employee relations issues, disputes and resolution
  • Support team members in proactive performance management
  • Inform and execute a comprehensive employee compensation and benefits plan
  • Oversee planning of staff meetings to drive the priorities of the organization
  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion in all HR functions
  • Support recruitment, retention and operational needs of volunteers and continue to advance Service Enterprise certification objectives

IT Strategy and Operations

  • Determine current and long-term technology needs required to achieve strategic objectives
  • Lead selection and management of technology vendors
  • Oversees the development and execution of a new and improved platform for the Colorado Grants Guide®
  • Oversee maintenance, use of, and staff training on all information technology, both hardware and software, to ensure organizational needs are met
  • Support successful integration and consistent utilization of Salesforce to ensure robust and effective data management
  • Manage physical office space and leasing processes to meet short- and long-term organizational goals

Strategic and Operational Plans

  • Partner with the CEO to serve the critical role of overseeing the implementation and execution of the organization’s strategic and operational plans
  • Coordinate marketing efforts and systems across the organization
  • Ensure programs are evaluated to support informed decision-making; provide tools for measuring progress and demonstrating impact on outcomes
  • Partner with CEO on financial matters related to the strategic plan, budget management, cost benefit analysis and forecasting needs.  Provide input into and review of organizational and program budgets.  Review agreements and contracts
  • In partnership with the CRC team, support timely performance of all activities and obligations related to grant funding

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, nonprofit management, finance or other relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Must have 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Authentically proactive – foreseeing, planning for and recommending next steps
  • Strong organizational skills and adaptability that reflect ability to perform and prioritize competing demands in an ever-changing environment
  • Proven ability to anticipate, identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer and technical literacy and savvy
  • Positive and collaborative professionalism and judgement
  • Experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sectorValid Colorado Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

Compensation, Benefits and Perks:

This is a full-time position based in CRC’s Denver office. Salary range is $60 -70k commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include competitive PTO and holiday time, employer paid health, dental and long-term disability insurance, voluntary vision. Perks include many opportunities for professional development, team building activities, volunteer service, parking space, and a flexible personal time policy.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send one PDF document of your resume and cover letter explaining 1) Why are you interested in working at CRC in this particular position and 2) How your experience aligns with the job announcement.

Please send a single PDF to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please reference “Director, People and Operations” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please. You can find out more about CRC programs at www.crcamerica.org.

Community Resource Center is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of nine staff and five AmeriCorps VISTA members.  CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers and program participants.  We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Established in 1981, Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We believe 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.

Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant supports the CEO by providing a broad range of administrative duties in a fast-paced environment. This role requires a high degree of independent judgment, decision making, initiative, and discretion. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the CEO and is a liaison with our Board of Directors. Ideal candidates will have proven high attention to detail, work well in ambiguity and managing change, remain grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities, and connect with the mission of CRC.

Areas of Responsibility:

The Executive Assistant will serve as a trusted partner to the CEO with demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in daily work. They will be expected to work independently and perform a wide range of highly detailed duties including, but not limited to the following:

  • Manage the CEO’s calendar, anticipate logistical and administrative needs, arrange complex travel plans, and prepare detailed itineraries
  • Screen incoming communication and respond appropriately and accurately on behalf of CRC and the CEO
  • Compose and prepare internal and external correspondences including reports, memos, letters of support, presentations, meeting agendas, and other necessary documents
  • Maintain board documents, prepare board packets, schedule meetings, and manage general communication and coordination with the Board of Directors on behalf of the CEO
  • Attend meetings, transcribe meeting minutes, capture action items, and follow up as directed by the CEO
  • With minimal direction, set-up and prepare for meetings involving the CEO including meal requests, room reservations, AV equipment, and meeting preparation and follow-up
  • Manage various staff awards, cards, gifts, and other incentives to honor staff achievements, life events, and employment recognition
  • Research and analyze information to support administrative and executive initiatives
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Support, Business Administration or other relevant fields. Work experience, similar to that described above, may substitute year-for-year for the required degree. Experience -Four years of professional experience providing executive-level administrative services to C-level management, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Ability and desire to be proactive by foreseeing, planning for, and recommending next steps
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment and ability to deal positively with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Computer literate and tech-savvy including strong knowledge and experience utilizing MS Office products including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook (to calendar meetings and events)
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team, bringing a positive attitude and excellent professionalism and judgment
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time position based in CRC’s Denver office. Salary range is $42,000-$48,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a single PDF of your resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required explaining 1) what qualities are necessary for a successful executive assistant 2) how your experience aligns with the job responsibilities.

Reference “Executive Assistant” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please. You can find out more about CRC programs at www.crcamerica.org.

Community Resource Center is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of nine staff and four AmeriCorps VISTA members. CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers, and program participants. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

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 Corie Ufert, VISTA Leader, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Community Resource Center (Denver) - Statewide Social Media Associate VISTA

Statewide Social Media Associate VISTA 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.

Through CRC’s state-wide programming,  VISTA members will gain a broad understanding of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and the state’s many unique rural communities. Work closely with rural and statewide nonprofits who offer an array of services from addressing basic human needs to environmental sustainability. Lead effective change by providing resources, services and collaborative opportunities for rural nonprofit organizations. Outreach to community stakeholders and potential funders to increase the viability of nonprofit efforts. Learn about regional specific issues and needs, as well as how to successfully address regional issues by assisting local nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, create a lasting positive impact in rural Colorado communities by providing services to address basic needs, transitional housing and poverty alleviation.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • The Statewide Social Media Associate VISTA will
    • (1)develop a comprehensive social media plan to boost CRC’s utilization of social media platforms and increase reach to partners across the state.
    • (2)The VISTA will create engaging and relevant content to be used on a variety of marketing platforms, ensuring representation of the rural voice.
    • (3)The VISTA will support CRC’s programs to increase knowledge, awareness and consistent branding of CRC’s as a whole.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skilled in website & social media management, marketing, graphic design
  • 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
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel throughout the state

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

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,282/month), Professional Development/Training, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

Location: Denver, Colorado.

Application Requirements: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=83401&fromSearch=true and find the “CRC Statewide Social Media Associate” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Education Foundation of Eagle County (Avon) - Administrative and Events Associate VISTA

About Education Foundation of Eagle County: EFEC’s mission is to support education and the intellectual and emotional growth of students, specifically focusing on equitable access to in-school enrichment, mental health services, and efforts to recognize and retain top teacher talent. EFEC believes an equitable education for all youth, regardless of socio-economic background, is crucial to alleviating poverty and allowing every person an opportunity to contribute to society. The EFEC AEA is the central coordinating entity for a diverse set of EFEC stakeholders. The AEA will communicate with volunteers and school communities to promote and champion EFEC, provide fundraising assistance, and help ensure events and programs run efficiently while effectively communicating mission and impact. The AEA works directly with the Executive Director (ED) who is responsible for nonprofit operations including program and event management, donation tracking, database management, fundraising campaigns, timely thank you letters, sponsor recognition and coordination, grant writing and reporting. EFEC is based in Eagle County, Colorado, a rural mountain community adjacent to the White River National Forest and two world-renowned ski resorts within 15 min of each other. The area is quite philanthropic and home to 250+ nonprofits creating a very competitive climate for donor retention. EFEC’s role is crucial for communicating the importance of a quality education, the challenges facing underfunded schools, and the damaging results of state funding shortfalls. Despite the school district’s proximity to mountain resorts, families of students and the educators who serve them struggle to survive. Eagle County has a large, recognizable socio-economic gap that has been identified by the Colorado Health Foundation as one of four rural areas with the greatest inequities. An EFEC VISTA can enjoy a beautiful outdoor environment within an actively collaborative community serving a large population with remarkable need.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

• Email – create and schedule monthly electronic newsletter

• Social Media – create and manage calendar and platforms

• Google Docs – manage content and folders

• CO Gives Day – participate in Eagle County Gives meetings and committee of choice

• Volunteer coordination

• Cultivate the School Representative committee and PTA communication Event Planning and Management

• Manage all event budgets

• Negotiate all event vendor contracts

• Coordinate event production schedule

• Schedule committee meeting dates, locations, and times

• Volunteer coordination

• Social media and email promotion

• Help manage the School Auction platform Grassroots Communications

• Follow Great Education Colorado to convey statewide K-12 education communications

• Follow relevant news regarding Colorado education funding and policy

• Community outreach and nonprofit coalition coordination Meeting Support

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience with fundraising and volunteer coordination
  • 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Eagle, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Opportunity to have housing provided.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=91911&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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: 40 hour work weeks

Direct reports: Director of Operations.

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: December 2019 through December 2020

Application Requirements: 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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (Salida) - Sustainability Outreach Coordinator VISTA

About Greater Arkansas River Nature Association: GARNA inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences so that those who live, work and play in the Upper Arkansas Valley are motivated to take care of resources and leave a legacy of responsible use of the environment. Chaffee Green Sustainability Program of GARNA addresses sustainable materials management issues within Chaffee County, Colorado. A 23-year old environmental non-profit, GARNA is the area’s established nature association, and the go-to education and outreach partner for public land management agencies in the region. In addition, GARNA’s tagline is Nature centered. Community driven. This represents the heart and soul of GARNA, where community resilience, including poverty alleviation, leads to environmental resilience. Chaffee County is a fantastic place to spend a VISTA year! The area offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature viewing, arts and culture. The local CO state park offers whitewater boating and gold-medal fishing, and the valley is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and Saguache Mountain ranges, which has 15 of Colorado’s 14-thousand foot peaks. The SOC will assist GARNA by networking with renewable energy volunteers, increasing awareness of resources by promoting existing programs and encouraging development of new opportunities; partnering with county, municipal and nonprofit efforts for clean air/water; partnering with those addressing climate change and carbon reduction; and working with area-wide efforts to include sustainability in the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The SOC will develop, plan, and implement projects that engage volunteers and businesses in practices reducing plastic consumption through education and reusable bag programs, materials management at large-scale tourism-based events, restaurant and back-yard composting, and working with local government officials to include sustainable materials management in short and long-range planning efforts.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

– Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to increase hands-on waste reduction strategies for communities.

– Develop informational and educational outreach materials to be used in community outreach events.

– Collect data related to sustainability outreach and education projects, including program participation and results.

– Lead fundraising efforts related to refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

– Develop communications, including website materials, and media releases.

– Work closely with GARNA youth program staff to incorporate age-appropriate education about waste reduction and recycling strategies into existing in-school and out of school youth programs.

– Develop relationships with sustainability program partners such as local businesses, event organizers, waste management companies, the Council of Governments, governments, and other community groups to gain and disseminate information and increase network resilience for sustainable waste management.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior experience with fundraising or youth development
  • 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Salida, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Rental Assistance ($100/month).

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Hispanic Affairs Project (Montrose)- Communication and Development Assistant VISTA

About Hispanic Affairs Project: Our mission is to provide leadership development, community organizing, and key services for the immigrant integration in western Colorado. We are a regional organization serving the immigrant community in urban and rural communities including Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Gunnison counties.  Our VISTA member will enjoy the friendly environment among staff, board, and local leaders as well as the opportunity to be creative and take initiative across a variety of projects. More specifically, this position will focus on strengthening visibility and overall communications for the organization. In 2006, first generation immigrant leaders from these communities organized themselves to respond to the demographic transformation and to expand their work to include all people affected by the challenges facing immigrant families, especially the lack of integration, social inequalities and few opportunities for social development. Over the years, HAP has cultivated strong collaborations with local agencies and governmental entities and together we are working for a more inclusive and welcoming community. HAP offers a variety of programs and services to achieve this mission including: 1) Immigration Legal Assistance. 2) Community resource navigation and referrals. 3) Leadership Development through Community Organizing and advocacy. 4) Welcoming Colorado Campaign to promote cultural diversity and mutual understanding. 5) Migrant Outreach/Sheepherder Campaign to improve their work and living conditions. 6) Community education to prevent human trafficking and client services specifically for human traffic victims.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

The Communication and Development Assistant VISTA will:

1) Assist staff in planning regular communications for members on various platforms.

2) Help manage and update website content, e-blast, and information about HAP programs.

3) Develop media tools to improve HAP visibility in both English and Spanish languages

4) Manage internal membership database; integrate new members into HAP database.

5) Assist with flyer design, printing, and distribution for HAP events.

6) Collaborate on publications, including the quarterly newsletter, press releases, and news reports about the work of HAP and/or related news issues.

7) Generate ideas to gain more media coverage and public awareness about HAP’s work.

8) Draft grant proposals and reports to foundation and donors.

9) Research fund development opportunities.

10) Support the annual development plan, including mailings and fundraising drives.

11) Collaborate with capital campaigns, and other key fundraising events.

Desired Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written outreach 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Montrose, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Rental Assistance ($100/month).

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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 Home (Alamosa)- Community and Resource Development Associate VISTA

About La Puente Home’: The mission of La Puente is to meet immediate needs and empower people to live independently with dignity. La Puente is a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless, the hungry, and people living in poverty in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The SLV is an expansive, rural area larger than the state of Massachusetts, consisting of six counties. It is a large, beautiful, isolated valley located in south central Colorado hours from the nearest cities. Over 20% of SLV residents live at or below the poverty line and are in need of some type of support. La Puente meets the need created by this level of poverty by providing emergency shelter, food assistance, supportive housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention, community outreach services, and job readiness training for the homeless and community members in crisis. This position will work to support this incredibly important work. This position is a great opportunity for professional development in nonprofit marketing, communications, fundraising, capacity building and public relations. It offers a unique and hands on experience in understanding and communicating the struggles of rural poverty and creative opportunities to aid those in need. This is also an opportunity to live in an intentional community with housemates who are also involved in serving the underprivileged in rural Colorado.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

The Community and Resource Development Associate has multiple focus areas: Community Engagement, Communications, Marketing, Development/Fundraising. Member Duties include:

1.) Work with La Puente staff, clients, and community partners to identify poverty related community education needs and opportunities

2.) Develop internal and external partnerships for community outreach.

3.) Coordinate community events to raise community awareness, raise funds, and recruit volunteers.

4.) Maintain and update La Puente and community-based program information and materials including print materials, new/social media.

5.) Produce marketing materials: flyers, posters, and other promotional materials.

6.) Create, update, and maintain “Play Books” for annual La Puente’s community based events. that will serve the agency beyond VISTA placement.

7.) Work on Development projects: implementing strategic plan through meetings, coordination, grant writing, graphic design, and data collection.

Desired Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience with fund development
  • 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Alamosa, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Shared housing/vehicle available.

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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 Plata Collaborative Management Program (Alamosa)- Program Associate VISTA

About La Plata Collaborative Management Program: The La Plata County Collaborative Management Program (CMP) is a collaborative of youth-serving agencies who work together to identify gaps in the community and then create innovative, collaborative responses to better address the needs of at-risk youth in La Plata County.  Specific projects under development include Auxiliary Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, Radical Possibilities Therapeutic Mentorship, and Restorative Practices for interaction with youth, schools and justice systems.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Collaborative Management Program Coordinator

Major Responsibilities:

The VISTA Program Development Assistant works with the guidance of the CMP Coordinator to:

  • Research evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to help identify programming to address service gaps.
  • Co-Create presentations of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to promote dialogue with collaborative members and the community-at-large.
  • Actively participate in all CMP-related meetings and create related program documentation, to include:
    • Record decisions made in meetings and assist in setting and distributing agendas
    • Create & update manuals for policy, procedure, forms and templates
    • Assist with review and edits to strategic plans
    • Design grant narratives with a team
    • Assist in completing end of year reports

Desired Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Database development and maintenance experience
  • Prior work experience with youth and/or families
  • 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Durango, the largest town in southwest Colorado, is nestled among the San Juan Mountains with the Animas River running through town. The area has a small ski resort, rafting, mountain and road biking, hiking, and camping. The sun shines close to 300 days out of the year. The community is said to have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, is home to a 4-year college, and offers many cultural experiences through musical venues, art galleries, and theater.

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Rental Assistance ($100/month).

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Mesa County Public Health (Grand Junction)- Youth Engagement Coordinator VISTA

About Mesa County Public Health:Mesa County Public Health’s mission is to maintain and improve health through assessment of community health status, policy development to support effective programs, and assurance of high quality, effective education and service. MCPH prioritizes poverty reduction as critical to the health of a community, while recognizing that the challenges of poverty are systemic and require a broadly based response. We facilitate a number of community coalitions, such as the opioid response, suicide prevention, and youth substance abuse prevention. We also act as the backbone for innovative projects like the Community Transformation initiative, which works to improve health outcomes by building stronger social capital and civic engagement in high-poverty neighborhoods. Optimal health and well-being for all members of our community is our highest goal, yet we recognize that youth voice is underrepresented in MCPH. The Youth Engagement Coordinator VISTA will be tasked with building our capacity to improve youth involvement in internal programs and in our community partnerships. Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope and is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors. Grand Junction is next to the Colorado National Monument with views of red rock canyons and the Grand Mesa, a flat top mountain that is home to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The Grand Valley is known for its outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, rafting, skiing and camping. MCPH offers a unique work experience that goes beyond traditional public health responsibilities. MCPH realizes that working across sectors to improve living conditions such as food security, safe neighborhoods, and community connectedness are important in determining the health of a community. This makes MCPH an excellent training ground for individuals interested in physical and behavioral health, social work, data analysis, marketing, and other skill sets that contribute to community change.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

– Increase youth engagement in Mesa County Public Health initiatives by exploring opportunities to expand youth participation

– Improve effectiveness of youth outreach efforts by collecting and analyzing feedback from youth to inform community work

– Assist in the creation of the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan

– Outreach via television, radio, website and regular social media feeds

– Research and identify best practices to educate youth

– Recruit and develop a youth council and coordinate youth focus groups to gather and disseminate data

– Participate in community coalitions to support prevention of youth substance use

– Give feedback to help establish youth connection to the data collected by the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

– Create resources such as toolkits and flyers to facilitate working with youth

– Connect with community organizations that work with youth to increase engagement in local events

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience with youth or family development
  • Database development and maintenance experience
  • Some website and social media background

Qualifications:

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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Grand Junction, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development, Rental Assistance ($200/month).

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=91902&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC VISTA Leader Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Montezuma Cortez RE-1 School District (Montezuma)- Communications Coordinator VISTA

About Montezuma Cortez RE-1 School District:Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their potential and graduate ready for college and career. Everything we do is guided by our commitment to providing an excellent education to Every Student. Every Day. The Communications Coordinator VISTA will be responsible for building capacity and providing support to the district communications team to better inform and engage parents and community to support the education of our students. We are committed to closing our achievement gaps and ensuring all of our students graduate ready for college and/or career. Montezuma Cortez RE-1 is in a rural, high poverty school district in SW Colorado that serves a low income community, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Tribes. Our district is committed to providing an excellent education to Every Student. Every Day. We serve a population that ranges from 65-85% of students who qualified for free and reduced lunch (depending on the school). Our goal is to be the #1 high performing, high poverty rural district in Colorado because we know our students deserve a high quality education. We know that a high quality education is the single most effective means for breaking the cycle of poverty and addressing other disparities such as criminal justice and health disparities. Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 offers an amazing opportunity to make a difference in a rural, high poverty district. We are located in beautiful Southwest Colorado close to the majestic San Juan Mountains and the deserts of SE Utah. Our VISTA member will be instrumental in building our school staff capacity in a way that will increase parent and community engagement. Our district is improving and on the move; we are working to deepen our engagement of the community as a partner in supporting our students.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

District communications and community engagement activities:

– Manages and coordinates district website and social media updates to ensure timely and relevant information is available to parents and the community;

– Manages and coordinates superintendent’s newsletters to staff and parents;

– Tracks and reports ongoing analytics of the impact of district communications efforts i.e.: website analytics, newsletter analytics, Facebook and social media, and attendance at community meetings; and

– Assists in collecting and compiling information for key reports and fact sheets as requested. School-based communications and community engagement activities

– Provides support to school-based communications liaison to improve their capacity to effectively implement website updates and social media to ensure timely and relevant information is available to parents and the community.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience in youth development
  • 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: Alamosa, CO

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 ($958/month), Professional Development.

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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)

Two Peaks Fitness/ La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce (Huerfano) - Outreach and Projects Coordinator VISTA

About Two Peaks Fitness:

Two Peaks Fitness’ (TPF) mission is to provide the means, motivation, and atmosphere to enable individuals of all fitness levels the ability to achieve and sustain their personal fitness goals and simply feel better both physically and mentally. TPF is the only fitness center in Huerfano County, and the only SilverSneakers facility within 50 miles. It has a strong fitness program for seniors with specific classes oriented towards their needs, and offers low income memberships to individuals at 150% of poverty level or lower. We want people to be healthy; healthy people have a better attitude and perform better at their jobs. TPF is also leading a project to re-purpose the local high school’s gymnasium into a recreation center for the community when the school district relocates their campus.

About La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce:

The La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce’s (LVCCC) mission is to serve the interests of member businesses by advocating for business advancement and economic growth and actively promoting La Veta, Cuchara, and the Cuchara Valley through marketing and support of community-wide activities. Huerfano County is one of the poorest and least healthy counties in Colorado, in part due to an economy based on ranching and summer tourism. The Chamber advocates for business advancement and economic growth. The VISTA would support a partnership between these two organizations while helping to build the capacity of both organizations in order to foster economic development and provide opportunities for active living and healthy eating within the community.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

The VISTA will be responsible for tasks such as setting up an information/tourist center in La Veta and establishing community relationships. The VISTA would also work to develop programming for TPF for seniors and school-age kids and would be on the ground floor in planning the development of a community-wide ADA-compliant recreation center open to individuals regardless of income level, age, race, or gender.

  • Identifying and implementing a donor database
  • Fundraising and fund development
  • Identifying programming and grant opportunities
  • Establishing the LVCCC visitor/information center
  • Serving as organization spokesperson
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the community and state
  • Marketing and creating awareness campaigns
  • Creating community outreach strategies
  • Coordinating events
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Establishing community partnerships
  • Writing for printed and social media

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach 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

Service Term: December 2019 – December 2020

Location: La Veta, CO 81055

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 ($958/month), Professional Development.

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 Corie Ufert at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredif you have any questions on how to apply.

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)