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Mountain Roots Fundraising, Outreach, and Events Coordinator
 
 
 
Mountain Roots is a Community Food Systems initiative located in the Rocky Mountain headwaters community of Gunnison-Crested Butte, CO. Environment, outdoor recreation, sense of place, and quality of life are important to people who choose to live here, despite the rugged conditions. But, we are a Class 2 food desert where barriers to equitable food access are physical (geographic isolation), economic, cultural, and educational. This VISTA position offers a platform to put skills in business, marketing, communication, fundraising, and event planning into action. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, highly organized, self-motivated ‘people person’ who regularly takes initiative and is interested in developing and testing new strategies for raising funds, increasing donor engagement, and creating powerful messaging and advocacy initiatives. Our VISTA joins a small but passionate team and will work to strengthen outreach, coordinate events, and spearhead key fundraising efforts to support the charitable work of the organization. The VISTA’s role in developing resources and partnerships, developing new strategies for community, volunteer, and donor engagement, and being able to field-test, reflect on, and improve these new strategies is essential to transform our rapid growth into sustainable growth and to continue to meet the community need. Overall, Mountain Roots takes a systems approach to community food system work. Actively engaging community members in increasing organic food production simultaneously builds food security, improves community health, and promotes active conservation of our water and land. Programs include a district-wide Farm to School program, six organic gardens and a 2-acre community farm, Backyard Harvest (a grow-a-row / food rescue project), Cooking Matters, SNAP+, Kids Cook!, and more.
 
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Member Duties : Fundraising: Develop resources for the organization through grants, business sponsorship and membership programs; development of earned income opportunities; management of donor relations and our donor database; working to diversify funding streams; creating and running annual campaigns; building public / private partnerships. Outreach: Develop human resources and community engagement by increasing public awareness around issues and the organization; represent us at farmer’s markets and other community-wide tabling opportunities; recruit and coordinate volunteers; outline audience-specific outreach needs and field-test new engagement strategies; communicate our impact via PR / marketing, social media, and other messaging options. Events: Help coordinate and engage volunteers to throw two key fundraising events, two intimate donor events, and a grassroots community event. Design and maintain an annual events calendar. Explore ideas for new event.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Discounted Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  PR & Marketing ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Mountain Roots Fundraising, Outreach, and Events Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
03/18/2019  -   03/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Languages
Spanish is also helpful
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/06/2018  To  03/01/2019 

Contact Joseph Hawkins
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
3036231540x180
hawkins@crcamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84934


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