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Headwaters Alliance Engagement and Development Coordinator
Headwaters Alliance (HWA) is a mission-driven organization, born out of the community’s deep commitment to both honor the legacy of mining and reclaim those very sites from the harms caused by mining - it is an inclusive history. HWA mission is to cultivate a sustainable environmental and economic future for the Rio Grande Headwaters through community engagement, restoration, education, and innovation. Current projects include the ongoing revegetation of the Willow Creek floodplain, a 39ac site that was reclaimed from use as a tailings pile; flood mitigation; stewardship and volunteer programming; summer science camp for youth; and strategic action around water planning and water security in Mineral County. HWA is situated in Creede, CO - at a bend in the Rio Grande River, at 9000feet elevation in the southern San Juan Mountains. Summers bring an influx of tourists to enjoy the perfect weather, mountains, fishing, arts and theatre; while winters see the population considerable reduced to 800 folks in the entire county. Winters can also bring deep cold, deep snow and the most beautiful skies in Colorado. Creede boasts one grocery store, one gas station, several bars and restaurants and colorful residents. This position offers the opportunity to connect mission with action. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to help lift this community out of poverty and be a part of the team identifying and solving environmental issues, and then enable implementation through grant writing, fund-raising, public speaking and community organization. Because of the size of our community, our team and the scope of work, this position invites you to bring your heart, mission and interest into this important service work.
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Member Duties : 1) Specific Development Planning: Research and develop specific projects including identifying project parameters, partner collaborators, and funding sources. 2) Grant Writing and Development Activities: Work with Executive Director to write successful grants and participate in other fundraising efforts to increase the financial capacity and sustainability of Headwaters Alliance. 3) Stewardship Programming: Create the annual schedule of volunteer, educational and stewardship events including scheduling presenters, facilitating training needs, securing site commitments and marketing of schedule and similar. 4) Outreach and Volunteers: Recruit community volunteers, coordinate volunteer events, track and evaluate programming. 5) Marketing and Communication: Implement communication plan to better promote, market and share programs, projects and volunteer opportunities, may include social media, website updates, posting articles, and other related marketing activities.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing Assistance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Headwaters Alliance Engagement and Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2019  To  07/08/2019 

Contact Joseph Hawkins
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88104