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Staff Positions

Voter Engagement Canvasser - Multiple Positions

ABOUT:

The Participation Project, a program of Community Resource Center (CRC), is hiring enthusiastic part-time canvassers to help support nonpartisan outreach and tabling efforts on site at local nonprofit organizations across the state. We are hiring multiple canvassers to work in the following regions: Denver Metro/Boulder, Northern Colorado (Brighton, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Loveland) and Mid-Northern Colorado (Ft. Lupton, Commerce City, Brighton). Canvassers will be responsible for working within diverse communities to collect voter registrations and pledge to vote postcards. This position is an hourly, part-time (15-35 Hours/Week), temporary contract position at $17/hour and will run from early August – mid October 2019, with training and orientation in late-July. A background check is required.

CRC empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions by building capacity, strengthening skills, and providing strategies for success. The Participation Project is a program of CRC that seeks to guide, train and support human service nonprofits in their civic engagement and advocacy efforts.

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 concerning voter engagement and registration.
● Voter registration of individuals in the waiting room or lobby of local nonprofit organizations.
● Enthusiastically engage diverse communities, and remain positive, assertive, and confident.
● Ensure that voter registrations information is accurately recorded and documented.
● Respond to supervision and feedback during the course of the project when necessary.
● Make regular trips to deliver voter registration forms 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 commitment to empowerment of underrepresented communities and to civic engagement.
● 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 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 “Voter Engagement Canvasser.” Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQ people to apply.

RPD Program Manager

Position Summary:

The RPD Program Manager will support the Rural Programs Team each year in convening eight regional planning committees, two regional RPD Conferences and coordinating additional statewide trainings and convenings. This position will be responsible for delivering trainings, facilitating events, and supervising staff and volunteers. This position reports to the Director of Rural Programs and will require a minimum of 50% travel in Colorado.

Areas of Responsibility:

RPD Regional Steering Committees

  • Serve as the key point of contact for four regional planning committees
  • Select Steering Committee leadership, including a contract Event Coordinator
  • Facilitate Steering Committee meetings in coordination with committee leadership
  • Lead the development and execution of funder engagement & immersion opportunities
  • Identify the host community and serve as a resource to community leadership
  • Coordinate conference fiscal management with CRC staff and Committee leadership
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local funders, government officials, and other community leaders

Statewide Rural Programs

  • Cultivate positive relationships and maintain regular communications with regional stakeholders and statewide organizations to support rural needs
  • Assist with program marketing, including development, review and maintenance of materials and webpages
  • Regularly deliver CRC educational opportunities including trainings on fund development and grant writing
  • Support event coordination including logistics, registration, and customer service
  • Participate in outreach and monitoring activities for statewide AmeriCorps programming including facilitating outreach and informational sessions
  • Supervise the Rural Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA member
  • Support the regular data collection and evaluation of the RPD program and communicate impact to stakeholders
  • With the Director of Rural Programs, coordinate two Rural Experience programs and an annual convening of leaders from rural communities each year

Fund Development

  • Support programmatic and organizational fund development efforts including grant writing and reporting.
  • Develop relationships with statewide funders and identify new funding opportunities

Administrative

  • Facilitate and/or participate in regular team and staff meetings
  • Collaborate with program staff and CEO to develop and monitor program budgets and meet or exceed budget goals

Travel:

This position requires approximately 50% travel in rural Colorado and the Front Range. Safety in travel is always a priority and CRC has approved a policy for staff to rent vehicles to ensure safe travel. Regular travel throughout rural Colorado includes monthly Rural Leadership Committee meetings and CRC trainings, convenings and events. Access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required.

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Experience – Must have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in community organizing, volunteer recruitment, outreach, advocacy, community engagement and/or nonprofit management
  • Confident public speaking, facilitation skills, presentation and/or teaching experience required
  • Experience supervising others, including volunteers, required
  • Experience with or interest in fund development
  • Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Available to travel and work some evenings and/or weekends. Minimum 50% travel required.
  • Computer literate and tech savvy including strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team, bringing a positive attitude and excellent professionalism and judgement
  • Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History check
  • 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 $45,000 to $50,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send one PDF document of your resume and cover letter explaining 1) why you are particularly interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the job announcement.

Please send a single PDF to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please reference “RPD Program Manager” 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 LGBTQ people to apply.

RPD Program Coordinator

Position Summary:

The RPD Program Coordinator will support the Rural Programs Team each year in convening eight regional planning committees, two regional RPD Conferences and coordinating additional statewide trainings and convenings. This position reports to the Director of Rural Programs and will require a minimum of 50% travel.

Areas of Responsibility:

RPD Regional Steering Committees

  • Serve as the key point of contact for four regional planning committees
  • Select Steering Committee leadership, including a contract Event Coordinator
  • Facilitate Steering Committee meetings in coordination with committee leadership
  • Identify the host community and serve as a resource to community leadership
  • Administrative support of conference fiscal management with CRC staff and Committee leadership
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local funders, government officials, and other community leaders

Statewide Rural Programs

  • Cultivate positive relations and maintain regular communications with regional stakeholders and statewide organizations to support rural needs
  • Assist with program marketing, including development, review and maintenance of materials and webpages
  • Support the regular data collection and evaluation of the RPD program and communicate impact to stakeholders
  • Coordinate event logistics and provide support for statewide trainings and events including event registration and customer service
  • Participate in outreach and monitoring activities for statewide AmeriCorps programming
  • With the Director of Rural Programs, coordinate two Rural Experience programs and an annual convening of leaders from rural communities each year

Fund Development and Administration  

  • Coordinate with program team to submit grant reports and applications for program funding
  • Participate in regular team and staff meetings
  • Complete monthly program reporting and data analysis

Travel:

This position requires approximately 50% travel in rural Colorado and the Front Range. Safety in travel is always a priority and CRC has approved a policy for staff to rent vehicles to ensure safe travel. Regular travel throughout rural Colorado includes monthly Rural Leadership Committee meetings and CRC trainings, convenings and events.  Access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required.

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Experience – Minimum of two years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in community organizing, volunteer recruitment, outreach, advocacy, and/or community engagement
  • Confident public speaking, facilitation skills, presentation and/or teaching experience preferred
  • Experience supervising others, including volunteers, preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Available to travel and work some evenings and/or weekends. Minimum 50% travel required.
  • Computer literate and tech savvy including strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team, bringing a positive attitude and excellent professionalism and judgement
  • Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History check
  • 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 $40,000 to 44,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send one PDF document of your resume and cover letter explaining 1) why you are particularly interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the job announcement.

Please send a single PDF to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please reference “RPD Program Coordinator” 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 LGBTQ people to apply.

Event Coordinator

Position Summary:

CRC is seeking an outgoing and personable Event Coordinator with excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and strong attention to detail to support the CRC team in planning and executing over 100 statewide events annually.

Areas of Responsibility:

Event Support

  • Build and coordinate registrations for all events in CRC’s online event registration system
  • Provide appropriate customer service to CRC clients, via phone, email and in-person
  • Provide customer service, support, and set up assistance to clients using the Colorado Collaborative Training Center
  • Coordinate planning and execution for CRC trainings and events, including advanced logistics, session materials, day of set up and support, and coordination with all trainers and guests
  • Coordinate with outside trainers for CRC trainings and events regarding contract development and execution
  • Assist in business development by coordinating with and providing customer service to potential clients regarding custom training and event proposals, scope of works and contracts
  • Enter data to support CRC’s client management platform (Salesforce) with new clients, edit current clients and provide monthly reports on updates
  • Coordinate with program and finance staff and external stakeholders to create and monitor event budgets, complete payouts for events and contracts, and to reconcile event costs
  • Pull and code ecommerce transactions weekly for trainings and Colorado Grants Guide® sales
  • Enter survey data for all CRC events evaluations into Survey Monkey
  • Supervise volunteers to assist with event logistics

Administration 

  • Participate in regular team and staff meetings
  • Complete monthly program reporting and data analysis

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in event planning required
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Exceptionally well-organized and flexible, with strong time-management skills
  • Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values
  • Enthusiastically represents CRC by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Experience working effectively in both independent and team situations
  • Ability to take initiative to accept new assignments and challenges
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; preferred experience with customer relations database
  • 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 $40,000 to 44,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and generous paid time off.

To apply, please send one PDF containing your resume and a cover letter explaining 1) why you are particularly interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the job announcement to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please reference “Event Coordinator” 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 LGBTQ 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 Joseph Hawkins, VISTA Leader, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Community Resource Center (Denver) - VISTA Leader - Recruitment

**THIS IS AN AMERICORPS VISTA LEADER POSITION. YOU MUST HAVE HAD ALREADY SERVED A YEAR WITH AMERICORPS OR PEACE CORPS TO QUALIFY**


Recruitment VISTA Leader with Community Resource Center

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

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

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

Main Responsibilities: 

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

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

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

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

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

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

Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate with Community Resource Center

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Location: This position is based in Denver, Colorado.

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

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

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

For More Information:

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

Families Plus (Delta) - Community Engagement Associate VISTA

About Families Plus

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Working conditions:

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

Direct reports:

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

AmeriCorps VISTA

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

 

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

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

Service Term: July 2019 through July 2020

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

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

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

For More Information:

Families Plus: www.familiesplus.net/

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

About FIRC:

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

Summary:

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

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

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

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

Family and Intercultural Resource Center: www.summitfirc.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

 

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition (Steamboat Springs) - Communications Associate

About Grand Futures Prevention Coalition:

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

 

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Major Responsibilities:

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

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

Desired Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition: www.grandfutures.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

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

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

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

FUNCTION OR PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

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

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

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

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

Desired Skills:

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Director, Lake County Build a Generation

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

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

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

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

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

 

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

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

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

For More Information

Lake County Build a Generation   www.lcbag.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation (Meeker) - Program Development Associate VISTA

About Pioneers Healthcare Foundation:

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

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

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

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

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

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

Desired Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation www.pioneershealthfoundation.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Director

Major Responsibilities:

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

 

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

AmeriCorps VISTA

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

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information

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

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

 

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

About The Bridge Emergency Shelter:

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

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

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

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities of this position are to:

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

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

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

Desired Skills:

Desired skills for this position include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Service Term: August 2019 – August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information

The Bridge Emergency Shelter www.thebridgeshelter.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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

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