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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.

Community Resource Center Positions

Position Summary:
The Colorado Grants Guide® Manager’s primary role is to manage the Colorado Grants Guide (CGG), the premier grant research database for development professionals supporting Colorado nonprofits. This position works closely with other staff members, CGG subscribers, sponsors, CRC VISTA Members, interns, and volunteers to ensure we offer a high-quality comprehensive database with robust data, excellent customer service, and a user-friendly experience, and to increase member subscriptions and sponsorship of the platform. This position will supervise one to three team members including staff, interns, and CRC VISTA Members and will oversee the CGG Research Volunteer Program.

This is a full-time regular position that reports to the Director of Grant Services.

Essential Responsibilities

Program Management
• Support the growth and maintenance of the Colorado Grants Guide® database:
o Maintain product excellence
o Ensure all information is current throughout CGG-related and referencing products including the CRC website, the CGG website, funder and grant profiles, printed CGG information for CRC conferences and other CRC networking events
o Monitor and maintain vendor contract with CGG web developer to ensure current processes are working and to plan for future needed enhancements
o Report on progress toward annual and quarterly goals

• Provide friendly and timely customer service to Colorado Grants Guide®:
o Answer subscriber inquiries on pricing, discounts, subscription terms, and renewals
o Track and update library IP addresses and provide on-going support to library subscribers
o Resolve user issues, such a log-in, password, and IP access
o Track received payments and follow-up on outstanding payments

• Lead Colorado Grants Guide® outreach and marketing efforts:
o Increase subscriptions with incentives: discount codes, and giveaways
o Implement effective, clickable, and regular email campaigns to engage readership
o Host regular virtual or in-person events, including office hours, 1:1 tutorials, funder connections, and library demonstrations to increase subscriber engagement
o Research and identify potential exhibitor booth events
o Attend events as a CRC representative
o Train CRC staff to serve as CGG Ambassadors
o Attend CRC events, including Rural Philanthropy Days and other partner and state-wide conferences, to promote CGG and advance partnerships and sales
o Serve as a member of CRC’s Marketeers Working Group

Supervision
• Supervise one to three team members, including oversight of performance in daily responsibilities, ensuring they are achieving necessary position objectives and conducting performance reviews:
o Provide task direction, feedback, coaching and development to direct reports
o Manage consultants, contractors, CGG Research volunteers, and any temporary staff to advance the work of the Colorado Grants Guide
• Oversee the Colorado Grants Guide® Research Volunteer Program:
o Oversee recruitment, interviews, and the selection of up to 10 volunteers quarterly to complete approx. 50 regular updates to CGG funder and grant profiles per month
o Supervise a team of CRC AmeriCorps VISTA Members and interns to coordinate volunteer program activities
o Support individual volunteer concerns and needs

Fund Development
• Manage CGG revenue goals and expenses (The 2024 annual revenue goal is $185,000):
o Focus on sales of subscriptions to individuals, organizations, institutions, and sponsorships to retain current subscribers and increase CGG subscriptions (2024 revenue goals are 300 subscribers and revenue of $135k)
o Develop sponsorship levels and pitch to potential funders
o Participate in Fund Development Working Group to increase revenue

Other Responsibilities:
• Engage in staff meetings, trainings, special events and professional activities
• Communicate progress toward outcomes and goals, including weekly reports, board reports, dashboard updates, grant reporting and internal communication channels
• 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 by upholding and incorporating 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:
• Authorize and Pass Criminal Background Checks
• 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 States of America
• Provide two references
• Work remotely with internet service and a reasonable remote workspace
• Access to reliable transportation to get to and from work sites and meetings

Skills Required:
• Experience with grants or relevant development experience within the nonprofit sector
• Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative, build meaningful relationships, and see complex projects through to completion
• Excellent customer service skills , strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and tactics to create equitable and inclusive outcomes
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team
• Ability and willingness to learn and use new online platforms
• Proficient with web page management using Word Press
• Proficient with Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Canva, Adobe, and Constant Contact
• Experience using customer database management platforms, like Salesforce
• Strong attention to detail
• Experience working independently, and as part of a collaborative project

Qualification Requirements – Educations and/or Equivalent Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• 3 years fundraising or sales experience
• 2+ years of supervision experience
• 2+ years marketing or outreach experience
• 1+ years work with diverse communities

Work Location, Schedule, and Environment:
• Hybrid of remote work location and in person events, trainings, and partner meetings
• Flexibility and capacity to work in a fast paced, fluid, changing work environment
• Occasional overnight travel
• Reliable home/virtual office space
• Working on a computer for multiple hours at a time, sitting or standing
• Wearing a mask when required by CRC policies
• Flexibility and capacity to work in a fast paced, fluid, changing work environment
• 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/Hourly Pay Range: $55,000 – $56,000.

Full-time Regular Benefits: Health Time 2.77 hours per pay period, Personal Time 4.92 hours per Pay Period, 13 CRC Holidays, Long Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, opportunity to participate in simple IRA plan with 3% company match, $18.47 bi-weekly 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 50% of medical & 100% dental base plan benefits for employee.

Equal Employment Opportunity 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 2SLGBTQIA+ people to apply.

How to Apply:
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Katy Pepinsky (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and TC McCracken (email hidden; JavaScript is required). Resume and cover letter should inform CRC of your development and outreach experience, and specifically reference how you have demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and equity in your career.

AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America Members (VISTA) Positions

At this time, CRC is not actively recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA Member positions or organization host-sites. We anticipate having more information about upcoming opportunities in the summer of 2024, and will post information here.

CRC currently hosts AmeriCorps VISTA Members that work alongside organizations across rural Colorado as part of the GrantCorps program and Rural VISTA Intermediary Project. This has been a 10-year project from 2014-2024. These Members will complete their terms in 2024-2025. Future opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA Members to serve with CRC and partner organizations are in development, and our goal is to host up to five AmeriCorps VISTA Members, serving in the GrantCorps project, beginning in early 2025.

  • More information on VISTA can be found here: AmeriCorps VISTA | AmeriCorps
  • To apply for open VISTA Member positions across the country, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/
  • Or contact AmeriCorps VISTA Headquarters at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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.

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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.

Internship Positions

CRC is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 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.

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:

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