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

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Manager nurtures a healthy, productive and fulfilling work environment while managing employee, volunteers and AmeriCorps members’ recruitment, on-boarding, development and engagement. The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for identifying and maintaining clear HR practices which comply with employment laws and regulations in a sensible and practical manner while supporting the mission and values of CRC. This position is responsible for day-to-day operations and administration of HR services for the organization and the AmeriCorps program.

Key Responsibilities:

Guide the Human Resource Lifecycle (40% of Time)

To advance the organizational goals of CRC, the HR Manager will:

  • Lead employee and volunteer recruitment efforts through the development of position descriptions, and posting positions, and screening of candidates through the hiring process
  • Support CRC’s AmeriCorps member recruitment efforts providing assistance to program staff in posting and processing applications, and screening applications to ensure compliance with the National Service Criminal History Checks
  • Partner with managers to support onboarding new hires and volunteers while accurately collecting and storing onboarding documentation and information
  • Coordinate staff, volunteer, and member orientations and trainings to meet professional and organizational needs and goals of CRC
  • Identify and implement best practices in employee, volunteer and member development, engagement and retention

Lead HR Practices in Compliance & Staff Management (40% of Time)

To ensure the effective support of staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps Members the HR Manager will:

  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Maintain employee, volunteer and AmeriCorps member records and benefits by designing a filing and retrieval system and maintaining past and current records
  • Support managers on performance issues and staff engagement. Prepare documentation and make recommendations to resolve employee and member issues, and performance concerns
  • Process all employee and AmeriCorps member timesheets ensuring accuracy and compliance with all AmeriCorps and CRC policies and procedures
  • Act as a liaison to employees on HR policies and procedures

Advance Organizational Practices in HR (20% of Time)

To identify and implement best practices in Human Resources, the Manager will:

  • Support the inclusivity committee to further the organization’s goals and activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Partner with executive team to develop the organizations human resource and talent strategy as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning
  • Identify best HR practices in supporting, developing, and advancing AmeriCorps members and programs Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Sound judgement, and the ability to make informed hiring decisions
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Google Suite, Zoom, Google Voice, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must pass a CNCS criminal three point background check
  • Experience in conflict resolution, disciplinary processes and workplace investigations
  • Experience in following and maintaining workplace privacy
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety laws
  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related experience required
  • Ability to work remotely, including access to reliable internet service, and space to work
  • A minimum of three years of human resource management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience working with an AmeriCorps Program
  • Candidates fluent in multiple languages

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time position starting immediately. Based in CRC’s Denver office work will be a hybrid of remote and onsite work. Salary range is $45-$55k, is commensurate with depth of experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and paid time off.

How to Apply:

Send one PDF document of resume and cover letter to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Reference “HR Manager” in the subject line of email. Include 1) why you are interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the key responsibilities and 3) how you learned of this position. Resumes will be reviewed as received. No phone calls please.

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

COVID-19 Containment AmeriCorps Positions

Colorado’s COVID Containment Response Corps (CCRC) engages local public health authorities, non-profit organizations and business leaders to contain the spread of COVID-19. At the heart of this effort are national service members who have provided disaster relief assistance to the CCRC’s efforts since June 2020.

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

Service Position Summary

  • 100% remote
  • 9-week COVID containment project
  • $560 weekly living stipend
  • $1,311.11 Education Award
  • Become an AmeriCorps State & National service member
  • Professional development & continued education
  • Colorado applicants only

CRC will have 20 AmeriCorps members to support the COVID-19 response efforts in Colorado. AmeriCorps members may serve in multiple roles, such as vaccine outreach, case data and evaluation tracking, and may assist with other COVID containment response efforts as outbreaks and demands for containment efforts fluctuate.

Start date: October 25, 2021

End date: December 31, 2021

Full time: 40hrs/week for 9 weeks: a 300 service hour commitment

Essential Functions:

  • Complete COVID Containment Response Corps activities that may include: updating vaccine databases, assisting facilities with vaccine planning, coordinating vaccine clinics, assisting schools with testing programs, and other COVID response projects.
  • Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner maintaining emotional and cultural awareness.
  • Protect and maintain individuals’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Accurately record quality data, and report any mishaps
  • Commit to complete your term of service
  • Ability to think critically when speaking with clients to determine their correct set of needs
  • Participate in on-going training and events as required and requested by CDPHE and/or AmeriCorps.

Apply!

Send all required documents to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Required documents include your “Motivational Statement” and current resume.

  • Motivation Statement: Please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great addition to our teams, in your own words.
  • Resume: Please include 3 professional, academic or community references

To learn more about this AmeriCorps position, please see the full Position Description here

Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received.

Community Resource Center (CRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. CRC is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

This AmeriCorps program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact: Office of Civil Right and Inclusiveness, Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20525, (800) 833-3722 (TTY and reasonable accommodation line) (202) 565-3465 (FAX); email hidden; JavaScript is required (email)

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: 

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 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: 

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is building a movement for health and well-being in Lake County. We bring community members together to work on issues that matter most to all of us, such as food, housing, and health care. Over the last two decades, we have coordinated many community-wide efforts to improve community health and well-being, from school playground renovations to community racial equity trainings. This past November, LCBAG’s work was recognized nationally when the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded Lake County a national “Culture of Health Prize.” In its award statement, RWJF cited many initiatives Lake County Build a Generation had led or supported. We believe: • Health is more than health care: We believe many factors influence our health, including housing, transportation, education, or access to healthy food and physical activity. • Inequity is real: Living a healthy life is more easily accessible for some people than it is for others because of the environment in which they live. • Inequity is systemic: Shortcomings at the systems-level aren’t the fault of any individual—they stem from the distribution of wealth and power that has been perpetuated over decades. Where we live impacts more than just our access to healthy food, it also dictates how much residents pay for basic needs and services. • Change is possible. We have the ability to change the way we approach health by changing what doesn’t work in our community and identifying what does. By engaging a diverse group of Lake County residents in community change, we will ensure that a healthy life is accessible to all Lake County residents, regardless of who they are or how much they make. Lake County Build a Generation is located in Lake County, Colorado, a small, rural community at the base of Colorado’s two tallest mountains. Lake County provides access to residents and tourists alike to skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking ,camping, and other outdoor activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Major responsibilities include: • Identifying and implementing key fundraising activities from our fund development plan to pilot in our first year as a nonprofit. • Supporting staff and board members in developing their fundraising capacity. • Supporting the creation and implementation of a board development plan. • Working with board members to develop and implement an ongoing board development plan. • Support the development or improvement of key agency systems and structures, in order to make Lake County Build a Generation a more efficient and effective organization—as well as to improve staff satisfaction.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Health Coverage*,  $500/mo Housing Stipend,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible.

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

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

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=97345 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 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. • Assist with project development and support, working with local government, housing agencies, and citizen advisory groups. • Assist with the development of project financing and funding, including grant writing, reporting, loan application, and financial management. • Manage social media and other communication with potential clients, partners, funders, and supporters.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

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

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

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

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 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: 

La Plata Youth Services’ mission is to support and advocate for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court. All of our programs and services are geared toward improving supports and resources for youth, increasing assets and protective factors for youth, and reducing the number of youth who enter the juvenile justice system. Youth are referred to LPYS by schools, law enforcement agencies, and the courts. We manage all juvenile diversion cases for the courts including truancy cases for participating schools in La Plata County, coordinate court- and school-based restorative practices and programs, and in partnership with the LPC CMP, provide a series of client-centered, community-based programs. During summer months, LPYS offers a positive youth engagement program for middle school students. In 2018-19, LPYS reached over 600 students through truancy and court diversion services, with restorative justice, and through our partnership with the La Plata County Collaborative Management Program. Durango, the largest town in southwest Colorado, is nestled among the San Juan Mountains with the Animas River running through town. The area has a small ski resort, rafting, mountain and road biking, hiking, and camping. The sun shines close to 300 days out of the year. The community is said to have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, is home to a 4-year college, and offers many cultural experiences through musical venues, art galleries, and theater. La Plata Youth Services is seeking a VISTA member who enjoys working with youth and developing youth programs. La Plata Youth Services promotes a positive client-focused environment, with a strong team of supportive and caring staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The VISTA will work to expand client voice and youth leadership, coordinate pro-social and service learning opportunities for youth, and build relationships with community partners to strengthen services for youth facing challenges in Southwest Colorado. The VISTA will: 1) work with the LPYS Leadership Team and Evaluator to survey youth and families served, as well as research evidence-based best programs and practices, to evaluate and improve programming; 2) increase the number of year-round pro-social and culturally appropriate opportunities offered to provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for youth and strengthen partnerships with other agencies to encourage greater inclusion and support of youth facing challenges; and 3) enhance outreach and volunteer efforts and assist in capacity building functions of the organization including grant writing and fundraising. LPYS staff will also support the VISTA to become an integral team member and their professional development.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Living Allowance,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Relocation Allowance,  $100 Housing stipend,  Training.

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

Service Term: 09/15/2021  –   09/15/2022*

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=94536 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 Colorado Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS CoC) is one of four regional planning bodies in Colorado that coordinates housing and services funding for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Launched in 2000, the BoS CoC coordinates the planning and implementation of a housing and service system across 54 rural and frontier counties. The BoS CoC works closely with stakeholders from across 10 regions to support planning and the implementation of a broad continuum of strategies from homeless prevention to supportive housing that help ensure that everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to live. This VISTA position will work with a diverse group of community partners to expand and develop funding opportunities, strengthen statewide data systems, support regional coordinated entry systems, and increase capacity amongst the BoS CoC. A recent report from the University of PA, the University of California LA, and Bos University showed that persons experiencing homelessness infected with COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalized, two to four times as likely to require critical care, and two to three times as likely to die from the illness as the general population. To further housing efforts, the VISTA position will also support the work of communities responding to COVID-19 and advance approaches that reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and outbreaks amongst those experiencing homelessness to accelerate the housing process. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the BoS CoC. CCH is located in Denver, CO and will serve as the host site. CCH is a national leader in providing integrated housing, health care, vocational and supportive services, creating lasting solutions to homelessness. The VISTA will work collaboratively with CCH’s Rural Initiatives (RI) team, alongside the BoS CoC Coordinator and the RI Program Manager to achieve objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The VISTA will be responsible for expanding existing and developing new funding avenues/opportunities; supporting the utilization and implementation of Colorado’s Statewide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); supporting the implementation of the Statewide and regional Coordinated Entry System(s) (CES); supporting the implementation of the Point in Time count;increasing the ability to assess the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and match them to appropriate housing interventions; expanding the capacity of the BoS CoC Governing Board and 10 Regional Coalitions; assisting with the coordination and implementation of a Covid-19 plan for 10 Regional Coalitions to address the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic (which will not be front-facing and/or require direct interaction with anyone positive or at-risk of Covid-19 infection); and perform additional service-related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Car recommended
  • College graduate

Working conditions: 40 hour work weeks

Program Benefits: Housing stipend of $200/Month,  Living Allowance,  Relocation Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Health Coverage*,  Training,  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: 10/15/2021  –   10/14/2022*

Application Requirements: To apply, please visit:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=97982 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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