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.
6.25.19 – Colorado Springs Food Rescue is hiring a Director of Food Access to direct the strategic expansion of food access programs and oversee the development of CSFR’s commercial production farm. They will also be responsible for developing and ensuring organizational-wide adherence to food safety protocol.. Learn more and apply here.
6.12.19 – The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension seeks applicants for the Community Food Systems Program Manager position. The Community Food Systems Program Manager works with faculty, staff, and partners to develop needed community food systems program activities and manages the Community Food Systems Extension Program. This position manages and supports outreach educational programs designed to build the capacity of community residents, leaders, organizations and First Nations to build and enhance place-based food systems to improve community health and well-being. Learn more and apply.
4.24.19 – Hunger Free is hiring for a Senior Manager of Operations and Human Resources as well as hiring for a Chief Operating Officer. The Senior Manager of Operations and Human Resources performs a wide variety of administrative functions in the areas of human resources management and staff support. These tasks include employee benefits management, new employee hiring and onboarding, employee morale promotion, staff policy development and implementing and maintaining the staff handbook. Additionally, tasks in the role of general operations management include preparing reports and correspondence, vendor management, office equipment/supplies inventory and purchasing, and coordinating with building management on maintenance and repairs. The newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) will work collaboratively with the CEO and Board of Directors in leading the transformation of Hunger Free Colorado to a mature organization delivering on its long term, ambitious vision of ending hunger in our state. We are looking for an individual who understands the importance of motivated staff, strong infrastructure, financial management and metric-tracking to support powerful mission-focused impact. We are also looking for someone who strongly values relationships and whose approach embodies our core values of nutrition, innovation, partnership, community and equity.
4.24.19 – The GrowHaus is hiring for a Development and Communications Associate to strengthen fundraising and communications efforts and ensure current and potential supporters understand The GrowHaus’ impact in the community and hiring for a Manager of Food Distribution to lead and execute the vision for food access opportunities at The GrowHaus. Apply here.
4.10.19 – Join the DUG School Garden Cultivator volunteer program to work with students and schools to cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish community. Volunteers will provide support to the Healthy Seedlings, Youth Farm Stand and Garden to Cafeteria programs throughout diverse communities in Metro Denver. The program is a six-week “train the trainer” course designed to educate community volunteers in all aspects of working with youth to foster gardening skills and to promote healthy eating. Learn more and apply here!
4.10.19 – Jefferson County Golden Farmers Market is hiring a Food Systems SNAP intern for the 2019 Farmers Market season to work every Saturday from June 1 – October 5 from 6 am – 2 pm (8 hours per week). The intern will be the primary contact at the farmers market for SNAP recipients and work closely with the Market Manager by monitoring and overseeing SNAP redemption and distribution, set-up and breakdown of the INFO/SNAP booth, and data entry. To apply please send resume to email@example.com.
3.26.19 – Sprout City Farms is hiring interns for the 2019 growing season. We are looking for interns at both the Denver Green School Farm and the Mountair Community Park Farm who can commit to 15-20 hours per week, April through October (with some schedule flexibility). This internship is unpaid but interns receive a seasonal CSA share. It is a great opportunity for individuals interested in learning about sustainable farming and local food production. To apply please fill out this application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.8.19 – Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a Bilingual Food Assistance Navigator (English/Spanish). 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 professional is organized, dependable, and compassionate while helping connect Coloradans to food resources. To Apply: 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.
3.8.19 – Empowering Education is hiring for an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of business administration, team
management, product development, program evaluation, marketing, and growth for the organization and to scale revenue to achieve long-term financial sustainability. To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references (letters or contact information) as a single attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.13.19 – Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies is hiring a Programs Representative. The Programs Representative will support the coordination and execution of our food programs designed to reduce hunger in the Western Slope region. This role will work closely with our Programs team to build relationships with our partner agencies, conducts site visits, deliver trainings and research/solicit new partner agencies to join our portfolio. Please apply today by emailing your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at email@example.com.
1.30.19 – Project Worthmore is hiring a full-time Assistant Director for the DeLaney Community Farm. The Assistant Director supports work related to refugee farmer training, food access programs, community development, and sustainable agriculture. The Assistant Director manages farm volunteers as well as other specific efforts on various programs. During the farm season, work will be conducted at the farm, except for staff meetings/other necessary meetings. In the off-season, work will be conducted in the office.
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.