Employment / Careers and Opportunities
At LiveWell Colorado, your work makes Coloradans healthier.
LiveWell Colorado increases access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color. We are committed to recruiting and supporting diverse perspectives, and we aim to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. Learn about career opportunities at LiveWell Colorado and our partner organizations below.
Job Openings at LiveWell Colorado
Your voice matters! School food. Land access for farmers. There are a number of food issues affecting Coloradans. Do you live anywhere in Colorado? Do you have a story about wanting healthier food in schools or struggling to find land for farming? We want to work with you to share your story! Join the Colorado Food Policy Network’s (COFPN) Voices for Colorado Food Systems starting in December! Participants will practice public speaking, learn about how state policy affects food systems in Colorado, and learn policy advocacy skills to share their stories and help change policy in Colorado.
For more info, check out a one-pager on the program here.
To apply, click here!
Deadline to apply is November 30, 2018. Apply now!
Overview of the Internship Program
LiveWell Colorado is excited to continue our long-standing partnerships with educational institutions and provide students with internship opportunities. This year we are formalizing our approach to internships and will be requiring interested students to complete an application for a competitive process. The purpose of LiveWell Colorado’s Internship Program is to:
- Provide an enriching internship experience
- Match undergraduate and graduate students with professional growth opportunities
- Provide a consistent pipeline of interns to LiveWell Colorado throughout the year
- Cultivate the next generation of HEAL professionals and leaders.
We will achieve our goals by providing interns an opportunity to build their skills and competencies and through an initiative, program, and/or project. This year we will be looking for interns interested in policy, food systems, and/or active living. Ideally and our priority is to recruit students who are doing a capstone/final project needed for graduation. This will allow students to work on projects that support their growth, advance LiveWell Colorado’s mission, and fulfill requirements for the completion of their degree program.
Click here to learn more about the program and the application process. The deadline to apply is July 18. The dates for the LiveWell Colorado Internship program will be from the second week of September 2018 to the second week of December 2018.
Double Up Food Bucks Colorado helps increase access to fresh, Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shop at participating farmers markets, they can now have their purchase matched with a voucher worth up to a $20 per visit to put toward Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.
Student volunteers who are passionate about food systems, local economies, anti-hunger initiatives, and/or agriculture in our state are needed to survey about the health and economic impact of the Double Up Colorado program on both SNAP shoppers and local farmers.
Students will survey customers and local farmers about their experiences at the farmers market as well as long-term impacts to fruit and vegetable consumption. Students will conduct surveys at farmers markets throughout the state, so a car is required. Fluent in both Spanish and English preferred but not required.
Volunteers will need to commit to 5-10 hours per week from June-August (also opportunity to volunteer July-September). This is an unpaid opportunity.
Students can contact Amy Nelms to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Please include your resume in the email.
Careers With Our Partners
NOTE: Posted dates are dates that LiveWell shares job post, not necessarily when the hiring organization posted the job.
1.9.18 – Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a full-time Bilingual Food Assistance Navigator. This is a key role that provides direct service, both to callers across the state on our Food Resource Hotline, and out in the community at various partner sites in metropolitan Denver. This organized, dependable, and compassionate professional works in the following ways to help connect Coloradans to food resources. Please send a resume and cover letter specifically outlining your qualifications in the areas identified under Knowledge, Skills and Abilities as one document titled “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME Bilingual Food Assistance Navigator” to email@example.com, position is open until filled. No phone calls, please. Applications that don’t specially address the core required competencies above will not be considered. For more information about our programs go to www.hungerfreecolorado.org
1.1.18 – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is hiring a full-time Membership Coordinator. This person will work with Farmers Union chapters along the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado (with some additional work in Wyoming) to deliver services to members and encourage member engagement. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to Harrison.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 15, 2019. For specific details about the job duties, call Harrison Topp at 303-918-3538.
The City and County of Denver is hiring a Community Food System Data & Outreach Program Administrator to join the Food Systems Team in the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. The position will help make connection between regional farmers and food buying institutions and government. Please send questions to Laine Cidlowski email@example.com.
The City and County of Denver is hiring a Waste Recovery Program Administrator to lead a project on food waste prevention, rescue and recycling for the city in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Food Matters program. Please send questions to Laine Cidlowski firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-County Health Department has a staff opening for a part-time Youth Advisor to work directly with youth in Englewood/Sheridan and along the I-70 Corridor implementing Communities that Care (CTC). The Youth Advisor will work in partnership with CTC staff, and serve as a link between youth leader boards and adult coalitions and will represent the coalition and youth leader boards at community events, meetings and on social media.
Please direct questions to Dani Egeberg, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at Tri-County Health Department (email@example.com).
The National Farm to School Network is hiring a Policy Specialist to lead implementation of the organization’s policy priorities, including influencing federal administrative, rulemaking, and legislative actions, and supporting the development of its biennial report of state level policies supportive of farm to school. The Policy Specialist will cultivate relationships with policymakers and their staff, partner organizations and advocacy coalitions, manage and facilitate NFSN’s Policy Group, and educate and mobilize NFSN stakeholders around key issues. Deadline to apply is November 16.
Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a Director of Client Services to supervise staff members on the design, implementation, evaluation and data reporting of each program are within the Food Assistance Program, including the statewide resource hotline, mobile outreach services and SNAP outreach and enrollment program. Deadline to apply is November 7.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is hiring a Policy Specialist in the Washington, DC office to focus on family farm and sustainability issues, with a specific focus on commodity programs, crop insurance, market competition, and agriculture and immigration issues.
Jeffco Public Schools is hiring a Healthy Schools Coordinator to set overall goals and direction for the Coordinated School Health/Healthy Schools program implementation in Jeffco Public Schools including program implementation, training, and managing the day-to-day activities to support established district School Wellness Policies, goals and related grants.
Valley Roots Food Hub, based out of the San Luis Valley and Chaffee County, is the aggregating, marketing, and customer service link between local producers and local buyers via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Wholesale Distribution. Valley Roots Food Hub is hiring several positions including a Retail Store & CSA Manager, Driver and Warehouse Manager, an Operations Manager, and a Colorado Food Hub Network Coordinator.