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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
There are currently no job openings.
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
The Colorado Department of Education, School Nutrition Unit, is hiring a Blueprint Planning Grant Project Manager who will coordinate and execute grant activities and requires experience in data and evaluation. Deadline to apply is October 26.
The Colorado Trust is hiring three part-time positions to support work taking place within The Trust’s Community Partnerships strategy. These positions are based in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Fountain. Deadline to apply is November 2.
The City of Golden and Hunger Free Golden are accepting proposals from qualified individuals to create a Food Assessment for the City. The goals of the food assessment include answering the following questions:
- What are the barriers to food access in the Golden community?
- What resources and opportunities exist to better provide affordable and accessible healthy and fresh food to the Golden Community?
- What methods/proven strategies should be implemented to reduce food insecurity?
Deadline to submit a proposal is November 2nd. Contact Amber Wesner for more information.
Cigna is hiring a Health Engagement Partner to facilitate wellness programs that educate and influence employees at the worksite to lead healthy lifestyles. This position is responsible for driving consistent wellness program development, guidelines, and delivery to Cigna Under 500 Buyer Group clients.
The Colorado Farmers Market Association is hiring a part-time Executive Director. Contact Martha Sullins at Martha.Sullins@colostate.edu for more information.
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, and an Operations Manager.
The City and County of Broomfield is hiring a Public Health Protection Administrator to supervise the operations of the Public Health Protection Unit in Broomfield’s Public Health and Environment Division and performs professional and supervisory duties relating to the planning, directing, organizing, implementing, and coordinating all programs and activities associated with the environmental health and emergency preparedness and response operations. Deadline to apply is October 23.
Streetsblog Denver, a daily news site dedicated to covering sustainable transportation and livable streets, is hiring an Editor and Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of local politics and a keen sense of how Streetsblog coverage can help advance transportation policies that improve conditions for transit, biking, and walking. Deadline to apply is October 9.
Lookout Academy, located in Golden, is hiring a Culinary Arts Instructor to work with young men in a juvenile correction facility. This position will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary and post-secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
The Colorado Trust is hiring a Community Organizer in the Montbello Neighborhood of Denver to mobilize local community members to identify both barriers and meaningful opportunities to build power to achieve health equity. Deadline to apply is September 28.
The Colorado Health Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer who will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of Coloradans and lead the development of a new priority area – affordable housing. This position provides leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of the Foundation’s strategies in affordable housing and childrens’ physical activity. The officer will report to the Portfolio Director. Deadline to apply is September 30.
Share Our Strength is hiring a Manager, Food Skills Systems Integration to work closely with the Senior Program Manager, SNAP-Ed, the Colorado Associate Director and other managers to oversee all aspects of promoting, implementing, and expanding access to food skills education and policy, systems and environmental change activities in Colorado through innovative pilots that scale access to food skills for a priority audience of low-income parents and caregivers of children 0-5. This position also oversees the Colorado Cooking Matters at the Store program in accordance with national program guidelines and strategies.
Lake County Build a Generation is hiring a HEAL Manager to facilitate the Food Access Coalition and oversee a HEAL Coordinator focused on Active Living work. In addition, he or she will work on a statewide project to build a health equity advocacy field, particularly as this work relates to food access. Deadline to apply is September 25.
National Farm to School Network is hiring a Strategic Planning Consultant to facilitate a strategic planning process for the organization that will set the direction of NFSN beyond 2020. The process aims to review gains made during the 2017-2019 phase, retool strategies as needed, create space for innovation to meet the emerging needs of the movement, and plan for organizational stability and sustainability. Deadline to apply is October 1.
Denverite is hiring a reporter to tell stories about housing and hunger in Denver. The new hire will spend most of their time reporting on neighborhood-, city- and metro-level stories about housing and hunger, ranging from specific, personal stories up to policy stories. They will, as all Denverite newsroom staffers do, support in the creation and sending of our flagship newsletter and help produce events that highlight and support our journalism.
Community Builders is a nonprofit organization based in Glenwood Springs that helps local leaders build livable communities and sustainable economies in the American West. Community Builders is hiring a Program Manager, Communications Specialist, Community Revitalization Specialist, and a Project Manager.
Tri-County Health Department is embarking on a regional initiative with Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and Jefferson County Public Health to build regional capacity to assess neighborhood food systems, identify local policy opportunities and projects to improve food systems and identify pilot projects that further the work identified by communities to shape complete food systems. As a part of this initiative, TCHD is hiring a Food Systems Coordinator to help coordinate and facilitate collaboration in Adams County.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a Health Promotion Facilitator to work at the Colorado School of Public Health | Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center at CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. This position will facilitate and implement one or more of the five Culture of Wellness in Preschools/Integrated Nutrition Education Program (COWP/INEP) components in one of the following geographic areas: Denver metro area, El Paso, Pueblo, Mesa, or San Luis Valley in Colorado. The responsibilities include working with preschoolers, elementary students, parents, and school staff in preschools/elementary schools on areas of nutrition, physical activity and overall workplace wellness utilizing best practices.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of over 120 grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking candidates for two Policy Specialist positions.
Cooking Matters Colorado is recruiting three AmeriCorps members– two in Denver, one in Durango – to implement programs that teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Member responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: program coordination, volunteer management and training, and administration/miscellaneous. Positions to start September 3rd or 17th, 2018. Please send a resume and cover letter to Becky Mares.