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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.

Staff Positions

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.

Administrative and Development 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 and Ideal Candidate:

The Administrative and Development Assistant supports the CEO and organizational fund development initiatives by providing a broad range of administrative duties in a fast-paced environment. This position serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the CEO, is a liaison with our Board of Directors, and supports CRC’s culture of philanthropy. Ideal candidates will be attentive to detail, organized, proactive, strong communicators, independent, flexible, possess good judgement, and connect with CRC’s mission.

Areas of Responsibility:

The Administrative and Development Assistant will serve as a trusted partner to the CEO, working together to develop and advance organizational initiatives and partnerships. They will be expected to work independently with minimal direction, maintain confidentiality, create complex collateral and correspondence, and perform a wide range of highly detailed duties including, but not limited to the following:

Assistant to the President and CEO

  • Manage the CEO’s calendar, anticipate logistical and administrative needs, arrange complex travel plans, and prepare detailed and accurate itineraries and agendas
  • Screen incoming communication and respond appropriately and accurately on behalf of CRC and the CEO
  • Conserve and protect the CEO’s time by streamlining communications and processes, serving as a gatekeeper, communicating and following up on requests of others, anticipating and resolving potential issues in advance, and ensuring that the CEO has the resources needed to meet goals and deadlines
  • Maintain and prepare board and committee documents, schedule meetings and calls, and manage general communication and coordination with the Board of Directors
  • Attend meetings, transcribe meeting minutes, capture action items, and execute follow up as directed
  • Set-up and prepare for meetings and events involving the CEO including meal requests, room reservations and set up, AV equipment, meeting agendas and collateral, and meeting follow-up

Communications Support

  • Take dictation and direction from the CEO to accurately compose, prepare, and edit documents including: emails and correspondence; programmatic, fundraising, and marketing collateral; organizational planning documents and work plans; board documents and reports; grant applications and reports; presentations and training curriculum; and other necessary documents
  • Research, analyze, and prepare information to support administrative and executive initiatives
  • Coordinate and grow the CEO’s social media presence in alignment with CRC’s strategies

Fund Development and Special Event Support

  • Draft donor correspondence including thank you letters and special cultivation initiatives
  • Maintain filing systems and the development database including completing data entry and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of records; utilize the database to support fund development initiatives
  • Participate in CRC’s foundation, corporate, and individual giving programs by conducting research on prospective donors and assisting in outreach, cultivation, and prospecting of current and new funders
  • Coordinate logistics, prepare materials, and execute follow up for meetings and events
  • Assist the team with fundraising, organizational, and other special events including CRC’s 40th Anniversary, State of the Sector, strategic planning sessions, and employee recognition activities

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management, communications, or other relevant field. Work experience, similar to that described above, may substitute year-for-year for the required degree.
  • Experience: Three years of professional experience providing executive level administrative services to C-level management, preferably in a nonprofit organization, required.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in nonprofit fund development or event planning a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

A successful applicant will also possess the following qualities:

  • Organized and attentive to all details: able to seamlessly to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks to meet deadlines; thrives in small details and complex logistics
  • Excellent communicator: able to communicate professionally and accurately on behalf of the CEO; especially strong written skills including the ability to create and edit complex documents with limited direction; excellent grammar and proofreading ability
  • A proactive problem solver: able to foresee and plan for future needs and resolve problems or recommend next steps with limited direction in a timely manner
  • Tech savvy: strong knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Outlook; learns new technologies quickly; experience with a CRM databases a plus
  • A fast paced and adaptable team player: willingness to work cooperatively as part of a fast moving team with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events; driven by the idea of growing a non-profit organization; bringing a positive, professional attitude and sound judgement

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time position based in CRC’s Denver office. Salary range is $40,000-$45,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include a competitive PTO package and health, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance options. Perks include opportunities for professional development, team building activities, volunteer service, and paid parking.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a single PDF of your resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required explaining how your experience aligns with the job responsibilities.

Please reference “Administrative and Development 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.

Position Overview:

The part-time Operations & Finance Assistant (OFA) supports internal infrastructure to keep the organization running smoothly and efficiently. In addition to supporting finance and operations at CRC, the OFA is expected to exemplify CRC’s core values and advocate on behalf of our organizational mission. This position reports to the Director, People and Operations.

Responsibilities:

Office Support

  • Maintain and manage CRC’s main calendar and shared email accounts to support the coordination of organization-wide operations
  • Manage office technology, including assisting staff with troubleshooting and routine maintenance
  • Maintain contracts and communicate with CRC vendors and contractors, including updating and renewing contracts and maintaining technology vendor relationships
  • Timesheet collection and data entry, payroll preparation
  • Assist in recruiting CRC staff members, volunteers, and interns
  • Manage onboarding of new staff and VISTA members, including training on office policies and procedures
  • Manage benefits and insurance administration
  • Purchase and monitor office supplies
  • Serve as a Salesforce administrator; complete routine database maintenance, data entry, and assist with database development
  • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures
  • Monitor and compile dashboards, including management of the program update process
  • Monitor all business registrations, including maintaining accurate filings with the Secretary of State, as well as organizational subscriptions, memberships, and services
  • Support constituents using the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits Training Center

 Finance Support

  • Maintain proper filing of organizational, financial, and AmeriCorps VISTA-related documents to ensure compliance with all VISTA program requirements
  • Manage relationship with third party bookkeeper to ensure accurate accounting Process check requests; mail checks
  • Create and send invoices; follow up as required on outstanding payments

This job announcement is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of Community Resource Center.

 Performance Indicators:

The OFA will report to and work with the Director of People and Operations to develop clear and specific metrics for success in this role. These metrics will be clearly outlined within 30 days of the OFA’s onboarding and will be integrated into all annual and interim performance evaluations. While exact metrics will be outlined in a separate document, performance will be measured in a number of key areas, including but not limited to:

  • Understanding of CRC operational and financial procedures
  • Effectiveness of communication with internal and external partners
  • Staff satisfaction with operational and finance support

 Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills with proven high attention to detail
  • Experience with accounting software (preferably QuickBooks) and/or a CRM database (preferably Salesforce) is desired
  • Excellent professionalism and judgement
  • Track record of discretion and reliability and ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Financial management experience and understanding of basic accounting principles is desired
  • Computer literate and tech savvy including strong command of Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal positively with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team; collaborative and positive attitude
  • Ability to pass a background check in order to contribute to federal grant-funded projects
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Alignment and commitment to CRC’s mission and values

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a part-time based position based in CRC’s Denver office. Hourly $17-$19/hour approximately 30 hours a week and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. CRC provides limited benefits for part-time staff. These benefits include paid time off and partial payment of health insurance premiums.

To Apply:

To apply, please send a single PDF of your resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required explaining how your experience aligns with the job responsibilities. Please reference “Operations and Finance Assistant” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.

Community Resource Center is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits. 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. You can find out more about CRC programs at www.crcamerica.org.

ABOUT:

Community Resource Center (CRC), is hiring enthusiastic organizers to help support outreach and tabling efforts on-site at local nonprofit organizations in Denver Metro,  Boulder & Colorado Springs (Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Parker, Boulder, Colorado Springs) to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. Canvassers will be responsible for working with diverse communities to provide education about the 2020 Census, and collect Pledge to Count commitments.

This position is an hourly, temporary position at $18/hour, approximately 20-35 hours/week. The position will run from late February through April 2020.  A background check is required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to 501(c) 3 IRS Rules and Regulations concerning strict nonpartisanship, as well as all county, state, and national rules and regulations related to nonprofit operations and the Census.
  • Education & engagement of individuals in the waiting room or lobby of local nonprofit organizations.
  • Represent CRC in a professional and culturally competent manner at all times.
  • Enthusiastically engage diverse communities, and remain positive, assertive, and confident.
  • Ensure that any information received is accurately recorded and handled in a highly confidential manner.
  • Respond to supervision and feedback during the course of the project when necessary.
  • Make regular trips to deliver forms and materials to CRC staff in Denver office.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.
  • Strong collaboration skills and a desire to work as part of a team and respond to the needs of the team.
  • Experience or training in voter registration or civic engagement preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Ability to work independently with broad guidance and a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve.
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with new people.
  • AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:

Please e-mail a brief letter of interest and a resume to email hidden; JavaScript is required with subject line “Census Organizer.” Applications accepted until positions are filled.

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 Megan Carter, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

About Community Resource Center:

Nonprofit organizations play an important role in improving the quality of life in Colorado. Through CRC’s statewide programming, VISTA members will gain a broad understanding of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and the state’s many unique rural communities. VISTAs will work closely with rural and statewide nonprofits who offer an array of services from addressing basic human needs to environmental sustainability. VISTAs will provide resources, services and collaborative opportunities for rural nonprofit organizations and conduct outreach to community stakeholders and potential funders to increase the viability of nonprofit efforts. VISTAs will learn about regional specific issues and needs, as well as how to successfully address regional issues by assisting local nonprofit organizations. The CRC VISTA program creates a lasting, positive impact in rural Colorado communities by supporting organizations that address basic needs, transitional housing and poverty alleviation.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Major Responsibilities:

The VISTA Leader will support the Statewide Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project by recruiting, onboarding, and training 32 VISTA members. The VISTA Leader will also provide ongoing support to 32 members by planning professional development and networking opportunities, connecting members to resources, and developing a network of support for VISTA members across the state. Member Duties include:

1.) Facilitate recruitment of 32 VISTA members, including: creating a job description, marketing, screening and interviewing candidates.

2.) Recruit, train, and recognize 32 VISTA members.

3.) Provide ongoing guidance and support to VISTA members

4.) Identify professional development and networking opportunities for VISTA members

5.) Collect and edit AmeriCorps VISTA grant reports.

6.) Foster greater communication between VISTAs and their project supervisor.

7.) Organize National Service Days.

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: January 2020 – January 2021

Location: 789 Sherman, Denver 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 ($1400/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 AmeriCorps Coordinator Megan Carter 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)

About Community Resource Center:

CRC’s mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. Nonprofit organizations play an important role in improving the quality of life in Colorado. Through CRC’s statewide programming VISTA members will gain a broad understanding of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and the state’s many unique rural communities. The VISTA will work closely with rural and statewide nonprofits who offer an array of services from addressing basic human needs to environmental sustainability. VISTAs will provide resources, services and collaborative opportunities for rural nonprofit organizations and conduct outreach to community stakeholders and potential funders to increase the viability of nonprofit efforts. VISTAs will learn about regional specific issues and needs, as well as how to successfully address regional issues by assisting local nonprofit organizations. The CRC VISTA program creates a lasting positive impact in rural Colorado communities by supporting organizations that address basic needs, transitional housing and poverty alleviation. The Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate will support CRC’s Service Enterprise Certification work as well as identify, support, and lead fundraising opportunities while also providing key input and changes for CRC’s current volunteer and donor engagement practices.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Director of Operations and People

Major Responsibilities:

The Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA will support fund development, individual donor cultivation, and the Service Enterprise certification process at CRC to ultimately lift communities out of poverty. The Service Enterprise Initiative is a change management program that helps organizations better meet their missions through the power of volunteers.

Member duties include:

1.) Develop a sustainable individual donor plan and execute a Colorado Gives Day outreach strategy.

2.) Work closely with program staff to develop streamlined volunteer recruitment processes and conduct volunteer engagement evaluations.

3.) Work alongside Development Coordinator to craft well written grant applications and reports.

4.) Implement system improvements for Salesforce customer relationship management.

5.) Research volunteer engagement best practices and develop engagement “tool kit.”

6.) Convey the value of CRC programs and services to individuals and organizations.

7.) Track nonprofit sector news.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills.
  • Experience in Salesforce preferred.
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged.
  • Interest or experience working in the Colorado nonprofit sector.
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check.

Service Term: April 3, 2020 – April 12, 2021

Location789 Sherman, Denver 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, Housing Assitance, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance, Professional Development.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

 https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88072&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Megan Carter 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)

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: February 2020 – February 2021

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 CRC AmeriCorps Coordninator Megan Carter 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)

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: February 2020 – February 2021

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 AmeriCorps Coordninator Megan Carter 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)

About Youth Power 365: As a youth serving non-profit YouthPower365 strives to provide year-round extended learning that inspires, educates and empowers the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle to career-readiness. Since its inception in 1997 YouthPower365 has worked to close educational opportunity gaps. Today, YouthPower365 serves over 3,500 children annually with more than 300,000 afterschool program contact hours throughout 13 schools and in 10 low income neighborhoods. Eagle County is a vibrant, diverse community. Because of the natural beauty and popular ski industry Eagle County has a very high cost of living, a family of four must earn $36 an hour to be self-sufficient. There is a large immigrant population, 31% of residents speak a language other than English at home, which is predominantly Spanish. YouthPower365 strives to reach the most vulnerable in the community, 72% of families served earn below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Serving with YouthPower365 is an enriching, rewarding experience. The work we do is mission focused, to delivery the highest quality programming to benefit as many children and families as possible. We strive to maintain a supportive, open minded work culture that encourages individualism and ingenuity. While working with YouthPower365 there will be many opportunities to develop personally and professionally, which will translate into applicable and relevant skills for future employment.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Cooordinator

Major Responsibilities:

– Oversee implementation of Volgistics to manage all YouthPower365 volunteers.

– Recruit, train, and appreciate new volunteers

– Work with YouthPower365 staff to develop new volunteer opportunities and systems.

– Build and maintain relationships with YP365 program coordinators.

– Provide trainings on volunteer engagement to YouthPower365 staff.

–  Establish an evaluation system for volunteers and volunteer service opportunities.

– Create a YP365 volunteer handbook.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience in youth development
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Experience or desire to work in non-profit management

Requirments:

  •  High School diploma/GED
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly encouraged
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check

Service Term: March 16, 2020 –  March 15, 2021

Location: Avon, CO

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance,  Professional Development, Discount for annual pass to select location.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=93313&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordninator Megan Carter 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)

About  CSU 4-H Extension: 

4-H is the youth development program of the United States Department of Agriculture and is implemented by Colorado State University Extension (CSUE). AmeriCorps is a national service organization that provides people an opportunity to serve in locations across the country. Since August 2015, CSUE, with an AmeriCorps grant from Serve Colorado, has been implementing the “CSUE 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Program” (Program). The Program engages approximately 25 AmeriCorps members (10 FTEs) and supports them in providing direct delivery of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) education to limited resource youth in out-of-school settings (afterschool programs, libraries, and community centers). The Program anticipates improved educational and behavioral outcomes for economically disadvantaged youth and support for their success in post-secondary education and career readiness. The AmeriCorps VISTA will assist in designing an agriculture-based STEM program for use by our AmeriCorps members and Extension staff. They will have the opportunity to build program capacity by crafting new 4-H agriculture education programs, expanding existing 4-H agriculture education programs, and developing relationships to secure future program support. The 4-H Agriculture Education AmeriCorps VISTA must have a passion for education, youth and communities and be able to inspire others to engage and invest in the Program. This individual will provide support to the Program and the Program Manager in the areas of agriculture curriculum development, expansion, partner management, and programming.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Cooordinator

Major Responsibilities:

– Work with the Program Team to develop/identify curriculums and activities which can be used by AmeriCorps Members in delivering agriculture-based STEM programming in their communities.

-Develop a Colorado-specific agriculture-based curriculum guide.

– Train the trainer and serve as a content and delivery resource for AmeriCorps Members and those who supervisor them.

– Seek out opportunities, explore emerging opportunities, and develop relationships with potential program partners.

–  Promote visibility of the Program and sponsors within communities, CSU, and Extension.

–  Develop a data base for recording curriculums and pilot testing results.

–   Implement a program where currently serving members will pilot test agriculture-based curriculums.

– Assist in planning and implementing trainings for AmeriCorps Members on newly developed curriculums.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills.
  • Prior experience in Youth Development.
  • Experience or desire to work in the nonprofit industry.

Requirments:

  •  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: March 16 2020 –  March 15, 2021

Location: Fort Collins, 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,  Professional Development

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=93316&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordninator Megan Carter 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)

About Families Plus: The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum provides hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning opportunities and educational resources for our Western Slope Communities. Our mission is to inspire a passion and respect for math and science in our communities. EUREKA! reaches 19,000 individuals each year. This includes over 10,000 visitors to the exhibit hall, more than 6,000 students visiting in organized school field trips, and over 2,000 youth participants in our day and week-long STEAM programs. EUREKA! is in a unique position to engage rural communities on Colorado’s western slope and increase access to advanced, hands-on STEAM learning opportunities for local youth and uplift educational attainment and earning power of the next generation. As we work toward advancing our mission, we also seek to address issues related to poverty in Mesa County and across the western slope by providing enriching educational experiences, encouraging aspirations for continuing education, and offering leadership & internship positions at the museum. Influencing a child’s education impacts their lifelong earning potential and health outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with advertising, processing, and communications for Youth STEAM and Pre-K Family membership scholarship programs.
  • Develop new programs increasing access for low income families, advertising and marketing to connect families and students with these programs.
  •  Perform statistical analysis and data compilation of all STEAM programs.
  •  Develop curriculum for day, week-long, and after school STEAM programs.
  •  Update program communications, including website and registration dashboard to ensure continuity across platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working with the public and engaging others
  • Experience and/ or desire to work in non-profit managment and community organization.
  • 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,Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Housing Assitance ($200/month) Professional Development/Training.

Service Term: March 16, 2020- March 15, 2021

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=93314&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordninator Megan Carter 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)