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Bridge Emergency Shelter Program Development Coordinator
The Bridge is a well-established and respected organization within the community. Our shelter has provided almost 50,000 bed nights in our 13 year history and the Day Labor Program annually accounts for over $ 110,000 that enters the local economy. This fall, for the first time, we will be able to house formerly homeless persons in our supportive transitional apartments. The Bridge is the only low-barrier shelter in the five counties of Southwest Colorado in that we do not exclude felons, sexual offenders, or people who have been drinking or drugging prior to entrance. Therefore, we serve only adult men and women. Our mission is to promote independence and self-sufficiency for adult men and women in Montezuma County by providing seasonal emergency shelter, informal case management, and job training and employment opportunities. Over the years, the Bridge Shelter has helped many folks become more sustainable and lead more self-sufficient lives. We have helped individuals enter substance treatment programs, find jobs or reconnect with family. We have assisted our guests in finding housing. We have encouraged our guests to utilize the many supportive services in the community that help them stabilize their lives. We celebrate the reality that many people make significant progress in improving their lives by participating in an organization that sets attainable standards for behavior and does this with care and compassion. Cortez is a community of under 10,000 persons but is the economic hub of the Four Corners region in Southwest Colorado. The community is within easy driving distances to National Parks, National Monuments and rich in archeological history.
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Member Duties : 1) Update procedures, forms, and data capture for the existing Day Labor Program 2) Increase awareness of the current Day Labor Program 3) Develop partnerships to expand the number of employers in the area utilizing the Day Labor Program 4) Research grant and income opportunities 5) Build an ongoing list of employers willing to hire people in re-entry from the prison system who have already achieved training certificates 6) Arrange for staff of local learning institutions to explain educational opportunities to guests at the Bridge that will result in greater likelihood of employability for them 7) Arrange for financial literacy education on-site by local partners 8) Gather data on people leaving rehab or state prisons in need of greater monitoring than a shelter can provide 9) Establish positive working relationships with area stakeholders 10) Support creation of quarterly newsletters 11) Track volunteer in-kind hours and support volunteer engagement efforts
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing Assistance ($150/month) . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Veterans ,  Housing ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Bridge Emergency Shelter Program Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2019  To  08/31/2019 

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

Listing ID 88118