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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
Job Title: Double Up Food Bucks Program Assistant
Reports To: Food Access Manager
FLSA Status: Non‐exempt
Location: Denver, Colorado
Position: Temporary part-time, 16 hours per week
June 1 through August 31, 2018
Summary: The position works closely with members of the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program team, including
the Director of Food Systems, Food Access Manager, and other program staff.
The seasonal position provides order fulfillment, partner tracking, and other administrative support for the Double
Up Food Bucks program, a key LiveWell Colorado program. The position offers an exciting opportunity to play a
support role in an organization that is seen as a national model for improving the health of children and adults by
removing barriers to healthy eating and active living, particularly for low‐income communities and people of color.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Monitor and fulfill all requests for materials and other resources received from DUFB partners
Consistently maintain and update partner contact information
Assist with documenting and tracking the progress of program partners using internal database
Handle customer service needs of program participants
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Education & Qualifications:
High School degree, GED, or equivalent professional and life experience
Sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Effective written and oral communications skills
Strong technology skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative working style
Proactive approach to problem identification and resolution
Bi‐lingual English/Spanish is a plus
About LiveWell Colorado
LiveWell Colorado is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to healthy eating and
active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low‐income communities and
people of color. LiveWell focuses its efforts on policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that advance
opportunity for healthy behaviors. Working with partners in communities across the state, LiveWell aims to
ensure that all Coloradans live in environments with equitable access to the nourishing food and physical activity
they need to be healthy.
LiveWell Colorado is committed to recruiting and supporting diverse perspectives. We aim to promote a culture
of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. LiveWell Colorado is dedicated to equal
employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race,
color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual
orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the position
title in the subject line by May 4, 2018 ‐ no phone calls please.
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
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) is hiring a Policy Program Manager to will lead SAFSF’s public policy work, which includes coordinating state and national policy programming related to the farm bill and other food and agriculture topics and representing the network to policymakers and to the media. The position involves considerable leadership responsibilities as well as administrative duties, with continuing opportunities for professional growth and education with regard to philanthropy, agriculture, and food systems issues. Working in tandem with the other members of our program staff, s/he will report to the Program and Operations Director. SAFSF is based in California. Deadline to apply is April 25.
National Farmers Union is hiring a Government Relations Representative who will be responsible for researching, disseminating information and lobbying on behalf of NFU policy issues. This position will lobby members of Congress, congressional staff and appropriate federal agencies. And represent NFU at coalition meetings with outside organizations. Deadline to apply is May 1.
The Colorado Trust is hiring a Community Partner to work in Region 2 of Colorado (the southeast part of the state) and will be responsible for partnering with resident-led groups in selected communities and places within the region to develop and implement strategies to advance health equity. Deadline to apply is May 7.
America Walks is hiring a Program Coordinator who will work with senior staff to coordinate programs, develop and implement technical assistance efforts, and conduct evaluation and quality assurance strategies for all of America Walks education and training programming. Primarily, this position will work on the implementation of a newly developed technical assistance program aimed to increase the use of safe systems approaches for pedestrians in mid-sized cities. Please note this is a telecommuting position. Deadline to apply is April 30.
Empowering Education Inc. (EE) is a Denver-based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive Mindfulness-Based Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) programming, professional development, and implementation support. Empowering Education is hiring a Community Outreach Director to scale EE’s social impact and revenue through effective outreach and marketing.
The Community Health division of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment is hiring a Food Systems Administrator. This person will have primary oversight for the City and County of Denver’s Food Vision 2030, be responsible for executing the soon to be released Denver Food Action Plan, be the formal liaison to the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, manage multiple grants and grant related staff. Deadline to apply is April 24.
The Colorado Health Foundation is hiring a Public Policy Officer to lead the execution of advocacy initiatives to advance the Foundation’s policy priorities. The essential duties of this position are representing the Foundation to multiple external audiences and building productive relationships with policymakers, coalitions of advocacy organizations and other key partners at the local, state and national level. Deadline to apply is April 20.
The Center for African American Health is seeking temporary paid summer interns to support community panel research and evaluation efforts. The ideal candidates will be familiar with the African American Community in Denver and be excited and motivated to outreach at community events. The Center works toward health equity for the underserved African American community by offering culturally competent health education and outreach that empowers community members to overcome the root causes of health problems, maximize their own individual health and access health and support services.
Denver Urban Gardens has an unpaid internship opportunity for a college student with an interest in issues related to refugee development, food access, sustainable agriculture, and community development through food security programs. Priority will be given to those who can begin with the Trainees from the Yu Meh Community Farmer Training Program on April 15th, attend formal training sessions, as well as commit to a specific number of hours per week of hands-on time.
Colorado State University is hiring a Research Coordinator to manage a large, interdisciplinary research program in food systems. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing grant management, event planning, and outreach associated with on-going and future food systems activities. Deadline to apply is April 20.
PeopleForBikes’ Business Network team touts the key economic outcomes of bicycling (including jobs created, taxes paid, transportation dollars saved, plus the value of new development) to cultivate elected officials as champions. The Network Team is recruiting a Business and Political Engagement Manager build on current business-mobilization and political-organizing tactics by adapting creative ideas from the technology and campaign sectors. One central goal of this position is to enhance political power and move the coalition forward.
The Golden Farmers Market is offering a Food Systems Internship for SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks for the 2018 Farmers Market season, June 2rd through October 6th (except July 28th). Ideal candidates should have a passion for local food, enjoy working in a team and independently, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions. Good customer service skills are a must. The Food Systems SNAP intern will be the primary contact at the farmers market for SNAP recipients and work closely with the Market Manager.
Denver Botanic Gardens is hiring a Market Grower to coordinate all aspects of small-scale sustainable food production.
The Garfield County GOCO Inspire Initiative is hiring two positions that will be employed through Garfield School District 16. The Hub Coordinator will serve both Re-2 and D16 and will be responsible for working with all schools, Inspire program providers and Inspire pathway (career opportunities) providers to connect local youth and families to local outdoor education and recreation opportunities. The Outdoor Education Coordinator will serve D16 and will focus on Expeditionary Learning model, Whole School / Whole Community / Whole Child (WSCC) model to create outdoor experiences utilizing all available partners funded through the GOCO Inspire Initiative.
Hunger Free Colorado is hiring a Director of Public Policy to oversee Hunger Free Colorado’s work to improve policies and systems that result in better access to affordable, nutritious food. This involves work on both federal and charitable nutrition programs. The Director of Public Policy is responsible for devising and executing Hunger Free Colorado’s involvement in legislative, administrative, and regulatory processes at the county, state, and federal levels. Deadline to apply is April 30.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is hiring a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager that utilizes external and internal resources to promote advances within diversity, equity, and inclusion in alignment with Children’s Hospital Colorado mission, vision and values with a focus on team members, patients, and the community. This position leads committees and working groups and provides training and resources to build practices and procedures that enhance workplace diversity, encourage a culture of inclusion and address health disparities. The DEI Program Manager is also responsible for monitoring and measuring effectiveness of diversity, equity and inclusion programs, policies and procedures.
Community Builders, a Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit organization that helps local leaders build livable communities and sustainable economies is hiring three positions. The Project Manager will engage in a wide range of projects and activities, including on the ground technical assistance, applied research and analysis, developing the capacity of local leaders, and working with local partners to support the implementation of best practices. The Senior Program Manager will help communities align their community development initiatives with economic development goals. The Community Insights and Analysis Manager will have experience in research and analysis that can be applied to critical and creative thinking for research and assistance activities; to collect, analyze and interpret data and synthesize results into meaningful tools, information and recommendations; and to communicate the results and meaning of our work to different audiences.
Sprout City Farms is hiring several positions. The Denver Green School Community Farm Manager will help implement operations and programs at the DGS Community Farm. Two Seasonal Apprentices are needed to help implement operations and programs at Mountair Park and Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being (1 apprentice per site). Deadlines vary.
The Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) is hiring a Campaign Organizer to lead our campaigns to protect public health and to fight for more funding for safer, cleaner, and better transportation options. The Campaign Organizer will advocate with legislators and the Governor’s office; meet with state regulators and the Colorado Department of Transportation; plan media events and media outreach; as well as run grassroots organizing, recruitment, fundraising, and coalition-building to push for solutions that protect public health and fight the corrosive influence of big money in our political system.