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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.

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

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

• Email – create and schedule monthly electronic newsletter

• Social Media – create and manage calendar and platforms

• Google Docs – manage content and folders

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

• Volunteer coordination

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

• Manage all event budgets

• Negotiate all event vendor contracts

• Coordinate event production schedule

• Schedule committee meeting dates, locations, and times

• Volunteer coordination

• Social media and email promotion

• Help manage the School Auction platform Grassroots Communications

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

• Follow relevant news regarding Colorado education funding and policy

• Community outreach and nonprofit coalition coordination Meeting Support

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience with fundraising and volunteer coordination
  • Some website and social media background

Qualifications:

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

Service Term: February 2020 – February 2021

Location: Eagle, CO

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($958/month), Professional Development, Opportunity to have housing provided.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=91911&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC 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: 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 Greater Arkansas River Nature Association: GARNA inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences so that those who live, work and play in the Upper Arkansas Valley are motivated to take care of resources and leave a legacy of responsible use of the environment. Chaffee Green Sustainability Program of GARNA addresses sustainable materials management issues within Chaffee County, Colorado. A 23-year old environmental non-profit, GARNA is the area’s established nature association, and the go-to education and outreach partner for public land management agencies in the region. In addition, GARNA’s tagline is Nature centered. Community driven. This represents the heart and soul of GARNA, where community resilience, including poverty alleviation, leads to environmental resilience. Chaffee County is a fantastic place to spend a VISTA year! The area offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature viewing, arts and culture. The local CO state park offers whitewater boating and gold-medal fishing, and the valley is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and Saguache Mountain ranges, which has 15 of Colorado’s 14-thousand foot peaks. The SOC will assist GARNA by networking with renewable energy volunteers, increasing awareness of resources by promoting existing programs and encouraging development of new opportunities; partnering with county, municipal and nonprofit efforts for clean air/water; partnering with those addressing climate change and carbon reduction; and working with area-wide efforts to include sustainability in the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The SOC will develop, plan, and implement projects that engage volunteers and businesses in practices reducing plastic consumption through education and reusable bag programs, materials management at large-scale tourism-based events, restaurant and back-yard composting, and working with local government officials to include sustainable materials management in short and long-range planning efforts.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior experience with fundraising or youth development
  • Some website and social media background

Qualifications:

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

Service Term: February 2020 – February 2021

Location: Salida, CO

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($958/month), Professional Development, Rental Assistance ($100/month).

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88114&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC 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 La Puente Home’: The mission of La Puente is to meet immediate needs and empower people to live independently with dignity. La Puente is a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless, the hungry, and people living in poverty in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The SLV is an expansive, rural area larger than the state of Massachusetts, consisting of six counties. It is a large, beautiful, isolated valley located in south central Colorado hours from the nearest cities. Over 20% of SLV residents live at or below the poverty line and are in need of some type of support. La Puente meets the need created by this level of poverty by providing emergency shelter, food assistance, supportive housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention, community outreach services, and job readiness training for the homeless and community members in crisis. This position will work to support this incredibly important work. This position is a great opportunity for professional development in nonprofit marketing, communications, fundraising, capacity building and public relations. It offers a unique and hands on experience in understanding and communicating the struggles of rural poverty and creative opportunities to aid those in need. This is also an opportunity to live in an intentional community with housemates who are also involved in serving the underprivileged in rural Colorado.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written outreach communication skills
  • Prior work experience with fund development
  • Some website and social media background

Qualifications:

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

Service Term: 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, Shared housing/vehicle available.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88114&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC 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 Two Peaks Fitness:

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

About La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce:

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

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

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

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

Desired Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Service Term: February 2020 – February 2021

Location: La Veta, CO 81055

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($958/month), Professional Development.

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=88114&fromSearch=true and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC 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 Mesa County Partners:

The mission of Mesa County Partners is to make a difference in the lives of young people by helping them develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging, and an acceptance of responsibility for their actions.

Hours per week:  40 hours per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintains all Social Media accounts and email campaigns.
  • Assists in preparing and mailing quarterly newsletter.
  • Help prepare recruiting materials for Western Colorado Conservation Corps crew members.
  • Prepare and attend recruiting events for adult volunteers in the Mentoring Program.
  • Assist with planning and organizing Board of Director’s Annual Meeting.
  • Track incoming donations through database and prepare thank you letters to donors.
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and running special events and fundraisers.
  • Make phone calls to solicit donations for annual auction.
  • Research and solicit new funding sources from private foundations

Desired Skills:

  • Fund raising/Grant Writing
  • Community Organization
  • Communications
  • Recruitment
  • Public Speaking
  • Youth Development

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Car recommended
  • Permits attendance at school during off hours
  • Permits working at another job during off hours
  • Prohibits paid work outside or the sponsoring agency at any time
  • Uniforms provided and required

Service Term: February 2020 – February 2021

Location: Grand Junction, CO 81501

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=92366&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)