Join the CRC Team

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Please check this page for any open staff and AmeriCorps VISTA positions. We regularly update our open positions and are always looking for volunteers to join our statewide network.

CRC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Community Resource Center believes that working towards diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all that we do is more than just a nonprofit best practice – it is an ethical imperative. It is at the core of our values and is instrumental in advancing our mission. We are committed to the ongoing process of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within Community Resource Center and throughout our partnerships with individuals, organizations, and networks across Colorado.

Job Description and Position Announcement

The Participation Project, a program of Community Resource Center (CRC), is looking for enthusiastic part-time Voter Engagement Organizers to help support the nonpartisan voter engagement program. Our goal is to engage more than 2,000 low-income voters and communities of color through partnerships with 15 nonprofit organizations across Colorado. Organizers will be responsible for working within diverse communities to provide voter education and collect voter registrations and pledges to vote at local nonprofit organizations. Organizers will work with several nonprofit organizations located in or near their area of residence. We are currently looking for Organizers in: Alamosa, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver Metro, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley, and Pueblo. This is a part-time, temporary, paid position. Pay is $18/hour or $20/hour for Organizers who are bilingual (English/Spanish). Hours and schedule are dependent on the Organizer’s availability/preferences and partner needs. Organizers should anticipate committing at anywhere from 5-20 hours/week for 6-8 weeks (August-September).

We are following all safety and social distancing protocols and will not send Organizers to a site if it is deemed unsafe to do so. When onsite at nonprofits, Organizers are required to wear a mask, maintain six foot distance from others as much as possible, and follow proper handling of forms to protect their safety and the safety of others. Protocols may be updated during the program following current COVID safety guidelines.

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 because we believe in the power of the nonprofit vote to build a more inclusive and just Colorado – join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Offer voter registration to individuals as they access services at local nonprofit organizations.
  • Enthusiastically engage diverse communities and remain positive, assertive, and confident.
  • Conduct voter education and collect pledges to vote over the phone if in-person outreach is deemedunsafe.
  • Ensure that voter registration and pledge information is accurately recorded and documented.
  • Adhere to all county, state, and national rules and regulations concerning voter engagement andregistration.
  • Adhere to 501(c)3 IRS Rules and Regulations concerning strict nonpartisanship.
  • Respond to supervision and feedback during the course of the project when necessary, in order to ensureactivities are running smoothly.
  • Adhere to all safety and social distancing protocols on the job.

Desired Experience and Skills 

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the 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 working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and low-incomecommunities.
  • Experience or training in voter registration preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to get to and from assigned local nonprofit organizations.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve.
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with new people.TO APPLY:Applications accepted until positions are filled, we encourage you to apply early. If interested, please complete an application form at https://crcdenver.wufoo.com/forms/m5132ag1uyiwo2/. Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required with questions and include ‘Voter Engagement Organizer Position’ in the subject line.

    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.

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 to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate has a proven high attention to detail, works well in ambiguity and managing change, remains grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities, and connects to 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:

Support for the 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 CEO
  • 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

Communications Support

  • Take dictation and direction from the CEO to accurately compose, prepare, and edit documents including: emails and correspondence; development and marketing collateral; organizational planning documents and work plans; board documents and reports; grant applications and reports; presentations and training curriculum;
  • Research, analyze, and prepare information to support executive initiatives
  • Maintain and prepare board and committee documents, schedule meetings and calls, and manage general communication 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
  • Coordinate and grow the CEO’s social media presence in alignment with CRC’s strategies

Development and Special Projects

  • Draft donor correspondence including thank you letters and special cultivation initiatives
  • Maintain filing systems and the development database including completing data entryand ensuring the accuracy and integrity of records; utilize the database to support funddevelopment initiatives
  • Research on prospective donors and assist in outreach, cultivation, and prospecting ofcurrent and new funders
  • Monitor and track legislation, legislative calendars
  • Serves as a backup to Operations staff

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Support, Business Administration or other relevant field, or work experience, similar to that described above, may be substituted 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; Broad familiarity with legislative processes and actors involved

Tech Skills: This position requires an advanced technical skill set on the following platforms: Microsoft Office: Teams, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Word, and PowerPoint; Google: Forms, Sheets & Docs; Adobe: PDF and Adobe Forms; Zoom and SalesForce.

Professional Skills:

  •  Perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and desire to be proactive by foreseeing, planning for, and recommendingnext steps
  • Adapt positively with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team

Other:

  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

Compensation & Benefits: This position is based in Denver. A mix of remote and in-office time is expected. Hourly pay range is $23-$30 per hour, 30-40 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and paid time off.

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

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

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

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

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

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

Contact Anna Toth, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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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.

ABOUT: 

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.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Outreach • 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 • Work at events • 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

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate
  • Spanish preferred

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Relocation Allowance,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Opportunity to have housing provided*,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance,  Health Coverage*,  Training,  Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 07/06/2021  –   07/05/2022

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91911 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

Kids at their Best’s (KATB) mission is to inspire, educate and empower rural young people from low-income families to change their life trajectory and become successful, productive adults. Based in Morgan County, they serve 600+ kids across the Eastern Plains K-12 through college and into the workforce. Across rural Colorado, 1 in 6 children grows up in poverty. KATB offers a myriad of youth programming which meet the kids where they are – in their own neighborhoods to address these challenges. This member will provide aid to KATB’s mission through resource mapping and outreach to the community, identifying new opportunities for partnership and expanded services, expanding the organizations volunteer program, and building systems for KATB’s success and to measure program impact. When you join the KATB team you are family and will have the opportunity to grow through service at this long-standing community organization. You will learn the challenges faced by those in poverty and your service will support hunger relief for struggling families and children in a community that has struggled for decades. KATB invests in their VISTA members to provide networking, training and professional development opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
1) Support the expansion and retention of KATB’s local food coalition through new and existing local partnerships.

2) Expand volunteer recruitment practices through position development, outreach, and communications.

3) Onboard, train, and engage volunteers that support KATB programming; VISTA will train new volunteers, will develop volunteer recognition and appreciation programs, will conduct volunteer appreciation events.

4) Research fundraising best practices and identify new opportunities for resource development; develop materials for grant submissions, write grants to support program, seek out new funding opportunities; grants, corporate sponsorships and individual donors.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • Some college

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Health Coverage*,  Housing Stipend,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Living Allowance,  Relocation Allowance,  Training.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 07/06/2021  –   07/06/2022

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=103962 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

The mission of SPRUCE is to successfully expand program and infrastructure sustainability through community awareness and engagement to build relationships and donor involvement to encourage viability and creativity in the arts and education. SPRUCE is a shared site service opportunity of three like-minded organizations working together to further our goals to promote program sustainability through continually building relationships and developing collaborations for programming and financial support. VISTAs serving with SPRUCE will acquire significant practice in researching, developing and coordinating partnership opportunities in our local region, our state, and nationwide through planning and coordinating programs, networking with community stakeholders, fundraising, grant writing, and donor involvement as well as gaining a unique and personal experience that comes from being a part of helping our community learn from and heal from historic and current trauma including racism, poverty, and the the lack of positive social structure. Experience the culture of La Plata County that was named for the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains. “La plata” means “the silver” in Spanish. La Plata County comprises the Durango, CO Micropolitan Area in a rural environment adorned with nature’s beauty for outdoor enjoyment including the San Juan National Forest, the Weminuche Wilderness, the Colorado Trail, and the San Juan Skyway, a designated national scenic byway. Enjoy the four seasons while learning about the four directions in Native American cultural heritage found in abundance during this work experience developing partner agencies, prospective donors, and sustainability for our organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Fund Development VISTA with SPRUCE will: Align Efforts Towards Specific Visions and Mission; Identify Best Practices in Non-Profit Policies, Procedures, and Funding Strategies; Engage in Community Awareness to Increase Program and Organization Participation; Strengthen and Expand Partnerships for Sustainability, Growth, and Funding; Research, Develop, and Implement Networking Matrix for Outreach to Stakeholders; Help in Developing, Planning, and Implementing Local and/or Virtual Fundraisers; Communicate with Collaborators, Volunteers, Donors, and Grantors; Expand Capital Campaign Success for Cash and In-Kind Leveraged Resources.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Living Allowance,  Training,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Health Coverage*.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 07/06/2021  –   07/08/2022

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=103310 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

For 22 years, Families Plus has provided much needed wraparound services to families experiencing long term challenges. We have developed a model program to help children in poverty that is gaining national recognition and leading the way in Colorado by providing comprehensive health care to children in very difficult circumstances. In April of 2018 we were named a “Champion Program for Innovation” selected out of one hundred federally funded programs. Our strong and enthusiastic staff is seeking an energetic individual to lead outreach efforts in the community to recruit volunteers and create community awareness about the need for community-based health care for vulnerable children.Delta County is located on the Western Slope of Colorado. Our office is located in Delta, Colorado, approximately 40 minutes south of Grand Junction. The county consists of small rural towns with strong community ties. Delta provides year-round outdoor recreational activities in all directions: Canyons to the west, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the south, the Grand Mesa to the North, and West Elk Mountains to the east. We are in the heart of the great outdoors with spectacular scenery, great climate, skiing, boarding, rafting, fishing, biking, hiking and hunting. We are Colorado’s garden with orchards, vineyards, and world famous Olathe sweet corn for the picking.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The VISTA member will work as part of a team to develop the community outreach component of the Families Plus program. Specific responsibilities include:

• 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.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Satisfying work environment,  Living Allowance,  Relocation Allowance,  Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training.

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 08/16/2021  –   08/22/2022*

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=88084 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

The Family Resource Center is dedicated to encouraging the development of healthy children and strong family units by providing support systems, education, and referral services. The Family Resource Center offers a variety of family resources and family support programs. FRC offers several types of parenting classes throughout the year as well as after school programs for the youth. The Family Resource works with local partners such as the Department of Human Services, Cooperating Ministries, HOPE House, local churches, RE-1 Valley School District and other agencies. These partners make all the work we do to help families and youth possible. Sterling is located in the northeast corner of Colorado in Logan County. Logan county has a population of 23,000 people. Logan County is primarily an agriculture community. Logan county is the home to Northeastern Junior College which offers great opportunities for in-person and online classes. The county houses Sterling Correctional Facility that employees many local families. The Sterling Regional Medical Center and David Walsh Cancer Center make a wonderful addition to Logan County. As a member of Family Resource Center, the VISTA member would have the opportunity to connect with community, families and youth. They would have the opportunity to create and implement new programs for families and youth.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The VISTA member at FRC will support programs for families and establish Community Education. Support the parent education facilitator in meeting set ups, interact with community leaders to bring speakers and training events to Sterling to ensure building of the mission, promote healthy families, and provide access for families that would otherwise not receive resources/or information because of our location. The VISTA will update and utilize database to assess individual(s) and family needs. Utilize database for a detailed record system to collect data concerning needs and outcomes of referrals. Expand resource pool for program services. Assist individual(s) and families in finding services and being the point of contact as the referring agent. Identify needs in Logan County and surrounding areas which fit to the FRC mission. This includes seeking curriculums, marketing of those programs, researching funding sources, and volunteer recruitment and management.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • Some college

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits:Living Allowance,  Relocation allowance if 75+ miles,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 08/16/2021  –   08/22/2022*

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100099 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

The Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA will work with the Pre-Collegiate team to strengthen middle school program infrastructure including tutoring programming and community events, plan community events to raise money and awareness of program growth, and work with community volunteers to support student and program needs. The mission of Summit Pre-Collegiate is to assist and encourage first-generation students in their quest to graduate high school and continue with post-secondary education. The overarching goal is to create a college-going culture for our first-generation students, and all students, in Summit School District by helping to remove barriers that commonly deter students and families from attaining this achievement. Summit Pre-Collegiate is starting their ninth year in Summit School District and is currently working with over 150 Summit School District Students in grades 6-12. Summit Pre-Collegiate offers a variety of services for students including academic tutoring, community mentoring, peer mentoring, Padres Aprendiendo Juntos / Parents Learning Together, summer programs at Colorado Mountain College and the University of Colorado Boulder, college and career counseling, extension classes at SHS, study skills, career exploration, SAT test prep, and year long college and scholarship application assistance for seniors. The VISTA member with Summit Pre-Collegiate will gain experience with volunteer recruitment, marketing and communications, fundraising and fund development, and building out sustainable systems and programming for the organization to further impact the lives of students across Summit County, Colorado.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Community Outreach Coordinator with plan and execute special projects for Summit Pre-Collegiate, including fundraising events, local financial giving campaigns, community volunteer days, volunteer recognition, and grant research/writing. The Community Outreach Coordinator will implement program outreach and awareness, such as volunteer recruitment and organization, sponsor communication, and social media updates. The Community Outreach Coordinator will work with the Middle School Coordinator to recruit tutors, promote after-school programming to parents and students, and maintain a consistent tutoring attendance database system to track progress.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High School Diploma/GED

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits:Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Health Coverage*,  Living Allowance.

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 08/16/2021  –   08/22/2022*

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104541 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

Bent County Development Foundation’s (BCDF) mission is to increase the general economic development and improve the quality of life for existing and future residents of Bent County. The Bent County Development Foundation is responsible for economic development throughout Bent County and for the City of Las Animas. Economic development activities consist of (but is not limited to) the following: The Program and Fund Development Associate VISTA will have the opportunity to serve a poverty-stricken population in a position that has the potential to make positive, long-lasting, and impactful change to the community as a whole. This position will assist in serving the residents and businesses of Bent County (the majority being in the City of Las Animas) by providing programmatic, project, and fund development support to the Executive Director. During time spent serving the BCDF- the VISTA will also learn valuable skills that will carry over to a variety of diverse career opportunities. The member will contribute to the growth of program development with the organization’s various programs, database analysis and updating, and fund development through grant research, systems tracking, donor engagement and researching alternative funding opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Program and Fund Development Associate VISTA Member will 1) support the development and impact of BCDF’s programming through database analysis and streamlining, program development, and building sustainable systems to strengthen the various programs of the organization to further impact the community. 2) Support and contribute to the growth of community based projects intended to grow and develop Las Animas. Including but not limited to projects involving website development, master planning support, and initiatives for co-working spaces in the community 3) The member will contribute to fund development for the organization through grant research and data compilation, engagement and re-engagement of contributors/donors, and researching alternative funding opportunities for BCDF.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High school diploma/GED

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Housing Assistance,  Training,  Stipend,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Relocation Allowance,  Health Coverage*.

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 08/16/2021  –   08/22/2022

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104600 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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: 

KHEN is a volunteer supported community radio station and media platform committed to building community through programming, education and outreach. KHEN is: Tenacious in pursuing our vision for KHEN. This requires taking risks when necessary to break new ground, & meet goals. An inclusive, representative voice for our community. We encourage freedom & creativity in broadcasting. We support & unite our community. Focused on providing education in broadcasting for youth and others in the community. We engage with new technology, providing effective communication through varied forms of media. Highly visible & active in the community; supporting local events and activities as well as flexible and responsive to current events. An essential community resource that is unique useful and distinct. We reflect the nature of our community locally and to the world at large. Salida is located in the heart of the Rockies in central Colorado. Surrounded by mountains providing amazing outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and river rafting. Charming, friendly, artistic and historic — there’s plenty to keep busy throughout the year in this mountain community. Salida is quintessential Colorado.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will support the KHEN through volunteer engagement and management, community outreach, and fund development. Member duties include: 1. Increase the number of and enhance the effectiveness of the KHEN’s volunteer program. 2. Increase partnerships with community organizations for underwriting and to sponsor other events. 3. Continue building the Donor and Volunteer Database for better communication. 4. Refine the Media and Communications Plan and manage the KHEN’s Social Media Presence. 5. Develop a stewardship plan for individual donors and volunteers. 6. Build stronger Membership drives with matching opportunities and with more community involvement. 7. Help to Increase membership through creative marketing and community involvement. 8. Provide some administrative duties as assigned include: PSA Reports, daily correspondence, website updates, monthly board reports, maintaining policies and procedures and being willing to suggest updates.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service,  Relocation Allowance,  Affordable Housing/Housing Stipend,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training ,  Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Service Term: 08/16/2021  –   08/22/2022

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104770 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps Coordinator Anna Toth 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)

Interested in learning more? Unsure of which program may be the right fit for you?

Please fill out this interest form and a CRC program staff member will contact you with more information.

Internship Positions

CRC is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Internship Program. See below for the descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

We envision a Colorado where human service nonprofits are actively engaged in nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement. We strive towards a state in which the political power and influence of the nonprofit sector is strengthened. We seek to empower and train marginalized communities to have a voice about the policy decisions that affect them most. We envision the individual power of people combined with the collective power of the sector, to help create more healthy and just communities for all.

Community Resource Center’s mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We provide a continuum of services throughout the entire state of Colorado that develop leadership, convene communities and provide critical resources to nonprofits doing life-changing and life-saving work.

The Participation Project and Root Causes Network are programs of Community Resource Center (CRC). The Participation Project (PP) provides guidance, training, and support to human service nonprofits in their nonpartisan civic engagement efforts. The PP has grown into a network of more than 40 service providers statewide who together serve nearly one million low-income Coloradans. All populations represented are low-income, and many come from other traditionally marginalized communities, including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LBGTQ+ communities, and single mothers. Through this program, the Participation Project provides the necessary support for human service nonprofits to offer nonpartisan voter engagement efforts to their clients and communities through voter registration, Pledge to Vote, and Get Out the Vote activities

“Many of the individuals who come to Denver Urban Ministries for services feel forgotten and abandoned by their communities, and by their leaders and decision-makers. Registering to vote is the most basic and simple way to make your voice heard and share your opinions. By voting you say I’m here, I exist and I matter.”
– PP Partner Agency

The Root Causes Network provides a permanent infrastructure to build the capacity of service providers to advance inclusive and community-centered policy. The Network creates formal and ongoing space for members to convene, and advance their skills and knowledge. When mobilized, nonprofits play a vital role in our state’s political and policy landscape. Nonpartisan efforts to engage those most directly impacted by policy decisions garner better policy outcomes, improved client outcomes, and a more effective nonprofit sector in advocating on behalf of communities in need of a political voice.

Internship Description

Community Resource Center seeks two interns to join our vibrant team for the 2021/2022 academic year, and assist human service nonprofits in nonpartisan advocacy and voter engagement efforts through the Participation Project and the Root Causes Network. Ideal candidates will have 10-15 hours a week of availability for the months of August through May. Exact work schedule will be set with the Program Manger prior to starting, and all work hours will remain within CRC’s regular business hours 8:00 – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Start and end dates are flexible and all work is currently being conducted remotely. We are following CDC guidelines and will resume in office work when it is safe to do so.

Intern Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assist in outreach and recruitment efforts for advocacy and voter engagement efforts
• Assist in providing overall program support and coordination
• Operations support including administrative and communications efforts
• Assist in program design and implementation of Root Causes Network and training curriculum
• Regular check-ins with Program Manager, weekly plans, and quarterly evaluations
• Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
• Basic understanding of the nonprofit sector and public policy advocacy or strong ability/interest to learn
• Basic understanding of, or interest in learning about, voter engagement tactics, including voter registration, voter education, and Get Out the Vote activities
• Basic understanding of, or strong interest in learning about how human service nonprofits engage in systems change work using an equity lens

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
  •  Enthusiastic leadership and the ability to motivate others to act
  •  Detail oriented with effective planning and time management skills
  •  Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and self-manage

To apply: please submit a resume and letter of interest explaining your relevant experience to email hidden; JavaScript is required with ‘Graduate Intern’ as the subject line.

Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a commitment to affirmative action principles. People of color, women, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ people, and people from low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Volunteer With Us!

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

CRC is proud to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! We join nine other Colorado organizations and 11% of nonprofits nationwide in achieving this accomplishment. As a Service Enterprise organization, we have made a commitment to integrate volunteers in strategic and meaningful ways throughout our organization.

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program, lead by Points of Light, that helps organizations integrate volunteers in strategic and effective ways throughout the organization to achieve their mission. This two-year process of trainings, coaching calls, and integrating sustainable changes to CRC has transformed our organization to engage volunteers meaningfully. We have engaged volunteers deeply in our work for many years, but the Service Enterprise certification process has allowed us to think about how we can engage volunteers in new ways at all levels of our organization to further increase our impact and efficiency of our work.

How do I get started?

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

Please complete the volunteer application below and we will follow up with you! Have specific questions about our volunteer opportunities? Please contact Drew Bowling at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Colorado Grants Guide® Research Volunteer Position

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

Location:

This is a fully remote position.

Major Responsibilities:

· Efficiently research and update funder profiles using a variety of online and public resources

· Work with proprietary and confidential information

· Communicate with the Program Coordinator to ensure profile accuracy

· Provide insight and expertise as we launch our new platform

· Help develop new strategies and opportunities that can benefit the subscriber’s experience

Qualifications:

· General computer and online research proficiency

· Data entry experience preferred

· Self-motivated with excellent analytical skills

· Highly organized and detail oriented

· Access to a computer and Internet

Commitment:

Weekly schedule is flexible. A minimum commitment of 2 hours (including check-in) per week for 8 weeks is required.

Support:

· Training for this position will be provided

· Weekly check-in for questions and guidance

To Apply:

Please complete the Application Form. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Benefits:

· Gain insight on how to research and sustain a nonprofit organization

· Free access to onsite CRC-led trainings and workshops.

· Virtual networking opportunities

· CRC swag

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.

For more information, please contact:

Drew Bowling

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