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.

Staff Positions

Your Role:
The Civic Engagement Program Manager will manage program elements of the Community Tax
Outreach program and Participation Project, CRC’s nonpartisan voter engagement and civic capacity
building programs. These programs use a multi-pronged approach to support direct service nonprofits
across Colorado to engage their constituents to ensure individuals receive the tax credits assistance and
credits they deserve and provide nonpartisan voter education and registration opportunities.

This is a full time, regular, exempt position. This position reports to the Director of Civic Engagement.

Essential Responsibilities:
Program Management:
• Develop and execute implementation of statewide civic engagement plans to meet campaign
and organizational goals in conjunction with Director of Civic Engagement.
• Deliver and support the development of 501(c)(3)-specific tax outreach and voter engagement
trainings and technical assistance to nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers.
• Build and maintain strong working relationships with partner direct-service organizations.
• Identify new partner opportunities and cultivate existing relationships to grow our civic
engagement programs in both size and geographic scale.
• Coach and support human service nonprofits to develop culturally competent, effective, civic
engagement programs.

Management and Supervision:
• Manage the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of a community-based field team to conduct
tax outreach and voter engagement in partnership with the broader team.
• Develop and oversee day-to-day schedules of all field staff
• Supervise Civic Engagement Program Coordinator and field staff including oversight of
performance in their daily responsibilities and annual performance reviews.
• Partner with nonprofit partner sites and Director of Civic Engagement to troubleshoot
challenges that arise.

Data Tracking, and Compliance:
• Recommend and manage systems for measuring impact and efficacy of tactics to inform
strategy development.
• Manage data entry and quality control of tax outreach and voter information collected by
partners and field team.
• Manage compliance processes for state and national voter engagement regulations and strict
adherence to 501(c)(3) nonpartisanship.
• Manage compliance for Tax Outreach program including tracking field team time and program
expenses to ensure all expenses are properly allocated and are compliant with grant
requirements in collaboration with Operations Team and Director of Civic Engagement.

Administrative and Fund Development
• Organize advocacy and/or educational events as needed including contacting guest speakers,
supporting content development, and managing day-of logistics.
• Support programmatic and organizational fund development efforts including grant writing and
reporting, sponsorship cultivation, and contract negotiation.
• Collaborate with CRC staff by being an active member of the Program Team, participate in
working groups, functional groups, staff meetings, annual budget preparation, and board
meetings as requested.

Other Responsibilities:
• Respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds,
sexual orientations, and faiths or religions in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the
worth of individuals
• Move CRC’s Mission forward while upholding and incorporating CRC’s Core Ideology & Values
• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing
of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. There
may be other duties needed to drive our mission, meet our strategic goals and abide by our
organization values.

Position Requirements:
• Proof of COVID 19 Vaccination with Booster or Proof of Qualifying Exemption
• Participation in quarterly CRC all staff in person events which may require travel
• Colorado residency
• Provide proof of legal ability to work in the United State of America
• Provide two references
• Work remotely with Internet service and a reasonable remote workspace
• Valid Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance; and access to reliable transportation

Skills Required:
• Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative, build meaningful relationships, and see complex
projects through to completion.
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and tactics to create equitable and inclusive
outcomes.
• Confident public speaking, facilitation skills, presentation and/or teaching experience.
• Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail.
• Ability to work collaboratively and foster collaboration, trust, and partnership in the highpressure environment of a campaign.
• Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, Google platforms, and Zoom.
• Ability and willingness to learn and use new online engagement platforms.
• Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values.

Qualification Requirements – Educations and/or Equivalent Experience
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• 2+ years of management and supervisory experience
• 3+ years of experience in community organizing, nonprofit management, direct service,
advocacy, and/or community engagement.
• 3+ years working with diverse communities

Preferred qualifications:
• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
• Experience with using the VAN.
• Experience with campaign software’s such as ThruText, Hustle, Spoke etc.
• Previous campaign management experience

Work Location, Schedule, and Environment:
• Hybrid Work Locations: Denver Headquarters 2-3 days a week and Remote Work 2-3 days a
week
• Flexibility and capacity to work in a fast paced, fluid, changing work environment
• Administrative tasks will require work in a home office or office setting
• Working on a computer for multiple hours at a time, sitting or standing
• In person work
• Wearing a mask when required by CRC policies
• Bending, twisting, and lifting associated with event site setup
• Indoor/outdoor work with varying temperatures and noise levels at large events

Compensation & Benefits:

Annual Salary Pay Range: $53,000-$56,000
Semi-Monthly Pay Periods

Full-time Regular Benefits: Health Time 3.0 hours per pay period, Personal Time 5.33 hours per Pay
Period, 11 CRC Holidays, Long Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, opportunity to
participate in simple IRA plan with 2% company match, $40 per month reimbursement for
internet/phone, and opportunity to elect medical, dental and vision coverage the 1st day of the month
following date of hire. CRC pays 100% of medical & dental base plan benefits for employee.

EEO Statement:
CRC is an equal opportunity employer. CRC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming
environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers, and program participants. CRC welcomes
applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants,
and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

How to Apply:
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Resume and cover letter should
cover your experiences that qualify you for this position and specifically reference how you have
demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and equity in your career.

POSITION OVERVIEW:   

Must live or work within the Southeast region

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a regional event that brings together nonprofit organizations with local and statewide funders, businesses, elected officials, and government agencies for a three-day conference. The purpose of RPD is to increase resources, collaboration, and the sustainability of the local nonprofit community expanding the relationships and opportunities available.

The Southeast region includes Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties. The event is collaboratively planned by a regional Steering Committee, and this position sits on the conference Leadership Committee alongside two local event co-chairs. The Event Coordinator is a key individual to the success of the RPD conference. They are the informational liaison between the Committee, local government and businesses, vendors, presenters, and the host community. The Event Coordinator position reports to Community Resource Center staff.

Qualifications:

  • Well organized and able to conduct multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Minimum of two years event planning experience
  • Tech savvy with a strong command of Excel and Google Suite
  • Experience with budget and contract management
  • A deep appreciation for nonprofits and their impact throughout the region
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Help identify quality venue and vendor options for the event, and advance relationships and contracts with selected vendors. 
  • Assist in identifying and communicating with local conference sponsors. 
  • Assist in outreach to presenters and panelists identified by the Steering Committee leaders.  
  • Maintain an up-to-date budget (cash and in-kind revenue, expenses, balance), in cooperation with the fiscal sponsor and the Fundraising Committee. 
  • Provide information about nonprofit organizations, community-based groups, local governmental entities, and leaders in the Southeast Region.  
  • Participate in four Steering Committee meetings, and the wrap up meeting following the event. Participate in monthly subcommittee teleconference calls as needed.  
  • Serve as a liaison to participants, presenters, vendors, event volunteers and the Steering Committee. 
  • Assist with participant questions about registration, including phone and email inquiries from potential and registered nonprofit and local government participants. 
  • Coordinate on-site conference logistics for the event including developing staffing plans, recruiting and supervising volunteers, and ensuring delivery from vendors of supplies and materials.  
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours: The hours for this position range depending on the phase of the planning process, with hours significantly increasing three months prior to conference. The first portion of the contract, from January through March will be approximately 2-5 hours per week; hours will increase with 10-15 hours projected from April – June; and increasing to closer to 20 hours per week for July and August; with some weeks in September at near 30-40 hours for the event itself. There will be some additional minimal hours following the event, at approximately 5 hours a week in October. We anticipate up to a total of 450 hours spread across December 13, 2022 – October 31, 2023

Salary Range: $20-21 hourly

Benefits: Health Time, 11 CRC Holidays 4 hours each holiday, $20 per month reimbursement for internet/phone. $20 monthly stipend for internet.

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. CRC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers, and program participants. CRC welcomes applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

To apply, please email a single PDF document of your resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Reference “SE RPD Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

Position Overview:

Through the Rural Action Network (RAN), CRC convenes a powerful, dynamic, and responsive network of nonprofits, community and government leaders, funders, and changemakers to tackle persistent issues in regions, develop and cultivate rural leadership, align and increase the giving of philanthropy with the needs of rural nonprofits, and support thriving, just communities across rural Colorado. The RAN umbrella of programming includes Rural Philanthropy Days, the work of our ongoing rural Regional Leadership Committees (RLCs), Virtual Funder Roundtables, and a Rural Advisory Committee. This position supports the execution of the Rural Action Network (RAN) program activities including convening eight regional planning committees, two regional Rural Philanthropy Days Conferences, Virtual Funder Roundtables, and regionally led statewide trainings and convenings. The Rural Action Network Coordinator role provides event and meeting coordination, customer service, and logistical support to the Rural Action Network. This position reports to the Senior Program Director and works closely with Regional Event Coordinators and the Rural Action Network Coordinator.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the work of RAN committees, in partnership with the RAN team, to execute their vision
  • Organize in person and virtual training, summits, and conferences, develop proposal materials, and draft community surveys
  • Develop meeting agendas, co-facilitate meetings, take notes and advance action items in partnership with the RAN team
  • Support the work of the statewide data mapping project of research on giving trends in rural Colorado to strengthen rural philanthropy
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Register CRC partners via phone, email, and in person
  • Coordinate in-person events: draft event plans, book venues, organize catering and accommodations, prepare and print materials and nametags, setup rooms
  • Coordinate regular data collection and evaluation of the RAN program
  • Coordinate virtual gatherings including Zoom management, chat management, day-of technical support, reminder emails, meeting notes, and follow up communications
  • Build and coordinate registrations in CRC’s online event registration system
  • Coordinate with trainers and support their logistical and facilitation needs
  • Update slides and handouts according to trainers and speaker direction
  • Create program and event evaluation forms, enter data, and generate reports
  • Support the creation of outreach materials, emails, social media, and communication

Other Responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments, support workflow of contracts and invoices
  • Support financial needs: inform and monitor event budgets, create check and invoice requests, and code receipts
  • Participate in regular team and staff meetings
  • Complete weekly activity report
  • Participate on the Program Team, and provide support to other CRC initiatives
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Experience & Skill Requirements:

  • Strong organization, prioritization, problem solving and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a highly collaborative environment
  • Minimum of two years of nonprofit, community engagement, education/training, or event planning experience
  • Tech savvy with a strong command of collaborative technology including MS Office 365,Google Suite, and Zoom
  • Experience living or working in a rural community
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Problem solving and ability to make informed, culturally competent decisions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills Position Requirements
  • Proof of COVID 19 Vaccination with Booster or Proof of Qualifying Exemption
  • Work remote with internet service and a reasonable remote workspace
  • Colorado residency • Provide proof of legal ability to work in the United State of America
  • Provide two references
  • Valid Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance; and access to reliable transportation
  • Some evenings and/or weekend work
  • Attendance at in-person events and meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Experience with adult education, training and group facilitation
  • Experience with budget and contract management

Work Location, Schedule, and Environment:

  • Hybrid work, primarily a remote position with required participation at 6-8 in person meetings or events
  • Remote meetings will require work in a home office setting
  • Working on a computer for multiple hours at a time, sitting or standing
  • Wearing a mask when required by CRC policies
  • Bending, twisting, and lifting associated with event site setup
  • Indoor/outdoor work with varying temperatures and noise levels at large events
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced, fluid and changing environment

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $20-$21 per hour
  • Benefits: Health Time, Personal Time and 11 CRC Holidays (prorated for part-time), Simple IRA plan with a 2% match, $20 per month phone/internet stipend, Long Term Disability Insurance (premiums paid by CRC), Employee Assistance Program and health insurance plan (50% of base plan premiums paid by CRC).

EEO Statement:

CRC is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply:
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Resume and cover letter should
cover your experiences that qualify you for this position and specifically reference how you have
demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and equity in your career.

Colorado Healthcare Corps (CHC) Positions

Get paid to explore a high-demand career while caring for your community – no experience necessary!

Interested in healthcare but not sure where to start? Join the Colorado Healthcare Corps! 

In this national service position, you will get paid to serve in a direct patient care role while receiving on the job training. Gain hands-on experience in healthcare, while receiving leadership training, professional development, career coaching, and a robust benefits package including:

  • A living allowance of $1,199 distributed every 2 weeks
    • PLUS: All CHC members receive a housing stipend – equal to 75% of the fair market value of a 1 bedroom in the assigned healthcare facility’s county
    • PLUS: CHC members who need it can request a childcare stipend of $300 per child/month under the age of 13 (up to 3 children)
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and access to mental health support)
  • An education award at the end of service of $2,474.27 to repay student loans or for future education expenses
  • Continued education, professional development, career coaching, and network building

We have positions available at healthcare sites across the state, so you can serve and start a new career in your community. Some sites may require specific certifications such as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP) and Medical Assistant (MA), while others are recruiting people without any specific healthcare certifications or experience. All sites offer on-the-job training and we have opportunities for eligible members to earn a FREE healthcare certifications (BLS, QMAP, CNA) while serving their community and earning competitive benefits. Additional information on site-specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

Requirements:

Candidates must be Colorado residents by the start of service. This is an in-person AmeriCorps member position that serves full time, 40 hours a week. Your assigned shifts will be based on healthcare site staffing needs. In addition, these are the standard eligibility requirements for serving as an AmeriCorps member in this program:

  • Ability to serve full time (40 hours a week) to complete a 675-hour service term in 20 weeks
  • If prior National Service experience, must not have been terminated for cause
  • 18 years of age prior to start date
  • Ability to pass a National Service criminal history background check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens

Many sites have a high need for individuals who speak Spanish, so bi-lingual Spanish is a plus!

 Here’s what you need to know to apply:

  • Applicants must:
    • Be 18 years of age prior to start date
    • have the ability to pass a background check
    • Be a U.S. Citizen/National or Green Card holder/Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
    • Not have been terminated from a prior National Service experience
    • Able to provide proof of COVID vaccination (the full series, plus booster if applicable)

Apply Here!

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: https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder

Contact Lani Silva, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, 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: 

YouthPower365 engages over 3,500 students annually to provide extended year-round learning that inspires, educates, and empowers the youth and families of Eagle County. The goal of this project will be to enrich the services provided and improve family engagement through volunteerism. Through engaging youth in the community YouthPower365 enriches their experience, providing them with resources, and access to educational programming; ultimately improving academic outcomes and addressing factors that contribute to poverty in the community. This will be accomplished by building a culturally responsive, comprehensive volunteer system that provides enriching and beneficial volunteer opportunities to community members. The system created will include aspects to recruit, record, and appreciate these volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA for YouthPower365! will be a part of a fun, mission-focused team to serve the youth of Eagle County as it develops a strong volunteer program. This is a unique opportunity for someone to use their creativity and communication skills to make a difference in the community. The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will establish high-quality volunteer system for YP365 that engages different people from different backgrounds as they share their time and talents to help children and families. The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will also serve with staff across the organization and dozens of partners to grow this program, making connections that last a lifetime. Serving with Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 will allow this VISTA to grow personally and professionally, building important skills for future employment. Youth Power365 programming reaches children as young as 3 years old through high school and beyond.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

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

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

Service Term: 40 hours per week for one full year

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106183 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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: 

Bringing over 100 years of library service to the Estes Valley and surrounding communities, the Estes Valley Library was begun in 1916 by the Estes Park Woman’s Club. The first library was opened in the schoolhouse with 262 volumes. Now with over 40,000 traditional collection items, and over 600,000 digital items, the library serves over 12,000 local residents, hundreds of seasonal residents, and many thousands of visitors to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Gather. Learn. Grow at the Estes Valley Library. The Estes Park Library provides services, resources, and events for folks in the community; this contributes to creating better financial and social outcomes and community engagement and development. The Library invests in the overall success of the community as a space for growth and accessible resources. Estes Park, just 90 minutes from Denver, is located at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. A majestic mountain destination known for outdoor adventure, watchable wildlife and scenic beauty, Estes Park is Colorado’s quintessential mountain town.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Resource Development VISTA with Estes Park Library will focus on 1) Grant Writing: The VISTA will generate and prepare proposals. Develop proposal by assembling information and build trackers. Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials. 2) Donor Research and Recruitment: Create systems for monitoring development activities including gift processing, donor relations, and donor cultivation. Motivate and identify donors and prospects to make major gifts. Establish a variety of donor appreciation activities, programs, and mailings. 3) Marketing: Create fundraising materials that describe and promote brand. Update social media as well as newspaper communications. Promote mission to donors in the community via communication plans. 4) Systems Building: Research best practices for record retention. Create system for retaining human resource records. Document procedures for new records system.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High School Diploma/GED

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

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

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

Service Term: 40 hours per week for one full year

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=107463 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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: 

Join Community Resource Center (CRC), a Denver based nonprofit whose mission is to support, strengthen, and galvanize change-makers across the nonprofit ecosystem, working together to create a more equitable Colorado. The Rural Capacity Building Project engages VISTA members across the state of Colorado who are serving with rural nonprofits in various capacities. CRC is uniquely positioned as a nonprofit leader and convener in Colorado, with a special interest in serving rural communities and hard to reach populations. Become part of a high-performing, fast-paced development and fundraising team! The Fund Development Associate VISTA will strategically engage and partner with other VISTA members, staff members, nonprofits, funders, and individual donors to increase funding for CRC.

Member duties: The VISTA will support fund development by focusing on three areas:1. Research prospective corporate, state government, foundation grants 2. Utilize CRC’s funding data to develop a comprehensive map of funding opportunities; 3. Develop metrics that will track conversion rates and donor acquisition costs; 4. Make recommendations to CRC leadership and train staff on fund development strategies; 5.Gain skills through training in grant writing for nonprofits and community organizations to better serve CRC; 2. Draft, review, and edit grant narratives and grant reports; 6. Utilize successful funding request materials to develop long-standing master grant documents; 7. Identify and apply for diverse funding opportunities. 8.Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to develop a CRC annual Colorado Gives Day campaign; 9. Implement donor engagement and appreciation opportunities; 10. Evaluate the success of CRC’s individual donor engagement based on 2021 end of year giving

Requirements:

  • Car recommended

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $500 Housing Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  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: 40 hours per week for one full year

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=101312 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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: 

Join Community Resource Center (CRC), a Denver based nonprofit whose mission is to support, strengthen, and galvanize change-makers across the nonprofit ecosystem, working together to create a more equitable Colorado. The Rural Capacity Building Project engages VISTA members across the state of Colorado who are serving with rural nonprofits in various capacities. CRC is uniquely positioned as a nonprofit leader and convener in Colorado, with a special interest in serving rural communities and hard to reach populations. The Chaffee Housing Trust (CHT) is a rural nonprofit affordable housing developer that works with low-income households to purchase their first home using the community land trust model, as well a providing affordable rentals for potential homeowners in transition. The CHT works with over 100 low-income clients per year from the first contact through qualification, credit counseling, mortgage application, home purchase, and post-purchase counseling. The CHT develops affordable homes directly through projects owned and managed by the CHT, or through partnerships with developers and other agencies. The CHT works collaboratively with other housing agencies, local government, employers, and stakeholders to partner on projects and services.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Member will work with Executive Director to grow current activity including the Homeownership Program, project development and financing, client tracking and fundraising information systems development and management, social media capacity building, and legal document preparation. • Assess current systems for information management, client intake processes, project management tools, and public relations / communications for the purpose of improving operations and building organizational capacity. • Project development and ideation, collaborating with local government, housing agencies, and citizen advisory groups. • Create systems and tools for the development of project financing and funding, including grant writing, reporting, loan application, and financial management. • Create marketing plans and social media strategy and other communication with potential clients, partners, funders, and supporters.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended

Working conditions: 40 hours work weeks

Program Benefits: Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing assistance ,  Training .

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

Service Term: 40 hours per week for one full year, rolling start dates

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=94713 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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 F2S Program Coordinator VISTA will be involved in curriculum development, program planning, building sustainability for programming, recruiting and managing volunteers, fundraising, and ongoing professional development. They will engage youth and community members to build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. They will coordinate educational programs with 8 schools during the school year and educational programs throughout the summer. Programs include farm field trips, guest visits, summer camps, garden clubs, and youth farmers markets. Members provide outreach and engagement at community events to promote Farm to School and the organization’s programs and mission. The Farm to School program addresses poverty through providing equitable access to healthy and local foods, connecting students and youth to the earth and their community, and by providing educational opportunities and classes.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The F2S VISTA will serve alongside staff and administration to develop, fund, and launch culturally-relevant curriculum and school food and garden programs. The VISTA will serve alongside the AmeriCorps Garden Educators to effectively and efficiently build out the Farm to School program through curriculum development, recruitment and retainment of volunteers, and fund development. The F2S Program Coordinator VISTA will also strengthen systems for efficiency and sustainability of food access programs, including localizing the procurement and purchasing of local produce and expanding on-site gardens based on produce needs, by serving in conjunction with school staff and community volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Professional Development ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Housing Assistance .

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

Service Term: 40 hours per week for one full year

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=99915 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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: 

Our mission at Bright Futures is to improve the lives of children and families by providing leadership, innovation and resources to ensure access to quality early childhood education and family services. Our approach reduces the likelihood of children needing special education, being held back in school, relying on public assistance and committing crimes later in life. Over the next year, Bright Futures will experience tremendous growth as the Local Coordinating Organization for the implementation of Universal Preschool (UPK) in our service region of Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, and San Juan counties. We are seeking a VISTA to plan procedures and systems around UPK implementation that ensure equitable access to preschool and other family support services, with a focus on families living in poverty. This includes conducting research around family demographics & needs, developing and writing process documents that ensure children living in poverty have access to the highest quality early care and education programming. This will guarantee families have access to UPK and other resources in their community so their children are healthy, thriving and school ready.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Program Associate VISTA will be responsible for conducting early childhood communications through marketing, outreach, social media, and fostering partnerships and participating in stakeholder events; developing procedures and processes around the implementation of Universal Preschool (UPK); implementing initiatives related to capacity building of early care and education providers (i.e. childcare/preschool); identifying best practices in early childhood workforce recruitment and retainment; technology: website and social media development.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

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

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

Service Term: 40 hours per week for one full year

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98849 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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: 01/09/2023 – 01/08/2024

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=88087 and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Lani Silva, 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!

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:

Tracie Fletcher

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