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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
Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a Communications Specialist to support organizational goals and the overarching communications strategy and initiatives that aim to connect more Coloradans to needed food resources, reduce barriers and stigma, and amplify the voice of hunger. This position focuses on digital engagement, marketing support, and project and relationship management. Deadline to apply is August 21.
National Farm to School Network seeks a Development Director to lead the organization in strategic growth and diversification of its funding base. The Development Director manages all development tasks; he or she will 1) expand public contributions, explore social investment donors and implement earned income strategies, 2) develop, leverage and support fundraising partnerships, and 3) create, track and evaluate a development plan. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.
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.
Lake County Build a Generation is hiring a contractor to design and implement a community assessment to identify barriers to enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or eating locally grown produce in Lake County. This report will be instrumental in guiding the Lake County Food Access Coalition, Cloud City Farm, local elected leaders, and the community at large to address the under-utilization of healthy food resources and outlets in Lake County. Deadline to submit a proposal is August 17.
Valley Food Partnership is hiring an Executive Director who will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, human resources, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, information technology and community outreach.
The Chef Ann Foundation is hiring a Director of Online Programs will be responsible for managing the operations, strategic growth and evaluation of the School Food Institute and The Lunch Box. This individual will be responsible for all online programming including: directing the growth strategy of School Food Institute as a sustainable revenue stream; updating and creating ongoing CAF curated content for The Lunch Box; and maintaining content and resources of the Parent Advocacy Initiative. Deadline to apply is August 20.
Community Builders is a nonprofit organization based in Glenwood Springs that helps local leaders build livable communities and sustainable economies in the American West. Emphasizing civic capacity and on the ground results, Community Builders provides research, training and assistance to advance three core strategies: strengthen local leadership, inspire community action, and enable on the ground change. Work is currently focused on driving progress in land use, transportation, economic development and housing. Community Builders is hiring a Program Manager to develop and execute programs and initiatives.
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.
Lake County Build a Generation is hiring a Health Equity Coordinator (Project Lead on Healthy Eating/Active Living) to support efforts to improve health outcomes for youth and families in Lake County through a community organizing and Collective Impact framework. In 2018, this work will include facilitating a Complete Streets Coalition (to bring together community members who want a more walkable and bike-able community) and working with community members to increase physical activity opportunities and spaces for Lake County residents, particularly the Latino/a community.
Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a Rural Enrollment Manager to work in, engage with, and serve rural and mountain communities providing systemic solutions to hunger at the grassroots and community-based level. There will be an emphasis on connecting with and providing education and resources for the Accountable Health Communities Model (AHCM) initiative in western Colorado. This position will travel frequently, building capacity in small and medium-sized towns for connecting families and individuals to food resources, specifically the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). Deadline to apply is August 14.
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 three Policy Specialist positions and an Operations Coordinator. Both positions are located at NSAC’s DC office.
Mi Casa Resource Center is hiring a Manager of Mobile Food Accelerator who will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the Food Accelerator program including managing a network of mentors, sponsors, and business owners; managing partner relationships and coordinating & managing marketing, promotion, and recruitment. This position will also be managing programming for cohorts including coordinating curriculum, logistics, and communication and coordinating all other aspects of the program.
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.
Big Green Colorado is a national nonprofit with a vision of building Learning Gardens in every low-income school across the country, bringing real food to millions of kids every day. Big Green Colorado is hiring a part-time (Fort Collins) and a full-time (Denver metro) Garden Educator.
Spark Policy Institute is currently hiring two positions. A Senior Researcher at Spark reports directly to the Director of Evaluation and is responsible for leading and implementing small- to mid-size research and evaluation projects. A Researcher at Spark reports directly to a Senior Researcher/Evaluator and works with an experienced researcher on multiple research and evaluation projects at any given time.