The Paw Print
Graduate in December? Need new job alternatives? Try applying for AmeriCorps!
AmeriCorps is a US Federal Funded Program created under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. There are several benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps Member, particularly with La Puente and Homeward bound of the Grand Valley. AmeriCorps members are contracted up to a full year of service, along with a provided living allowance, travel costs for training, and health insurance. Members are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Educational Award at the end your service term. Most school loans are eligible for forbearance, if that applies to you.
La Puente located in Alamosa, Colorado and Homeward bound of the Grand Valley located in Grand Junction, Colorado are currently seeking AmeriCorps positions to be filled by the end of December! The following positions are available for recruitment:
La Puente AmeriCorps Full-Time Service (Alamosa, Colorado)
Community Gardens Coordinator
Program Overview: The Alamosa Community Gardens (ACG) is a program of La Puente Home, Inc. and is a collaboration between local schools, non-profits, and community members to teach gardening and nutrition to children. ACG also provides produce to the community, the food bank and La Puente Home’s shelter. The focus of ACG is to educate the community about the important connection between growing food, living a healthy lifestyle, making good nutritional choices, caring for the environment and being involved in the community.
Job responsibilities include: Youth Education, Garden Operations, Garden Coordination and Outreach, Event Planning, Assisting the Garden or Food Bank Director, Completing Administrative Tasks and other related duties as negotiated to need the ongoing needs of the organization.
– BA/BS Degree or Significant Qualifying Experience
– Commitment to the mission of Alamosa Community Gardens Program and La Puente Home, Inc.
– Experience and/or interest in education and working with children
– Knowledge and interest in working with diverse groups of people
– Willingness to commit to at least one year with the program
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to work independently. Active learner. Generally Monday-Friday with some nights and weekends. Must be flexible with schedule.
– Experience with or knowledge of organic gardening/sustainable agriculture
– Proven leadership ability, public speaking and event planning
– Strong organizational skills, project and multi-task management
– Basic Spanish language skills
The Bridge Emergency Shelter and Day Labor Center AmeriCorps Full-Time Service (Grand Junction, Colo.)
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
- Must be able to collaborate effectively, communicate with and take direction.
- Must have applicable experience.
- Management skills to successfully perform the planning, implementation, and reporting responsibilities of this position.
- Comprehensive knowledge of industry and industry-related trends and forecasts.
- Ability to multi-task and work in a noisy and fast-paced setting
- Thorough knowledge of company history, culture, identity and goals.
Community Education Coordinator
The Community Education Coordinator, under direct supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator, promotes the understanding of the issues of poverty by building relationships within our community and beyond so that they are inspired to action for those affected. This position serves as a communicator and educator between the community, faith based organizations, staff, and other volunteers serving this organization. The coordinator must have a proven ability to effectively represent an organization and make appropriate presentations. The Community Education Coordinator must possess a skill set that can accomplish simultaneous activities through excellent organizational and planning abilities. This position works directly with the Volunteer Coordinator in ensuring that established goals and objectives are accomplished with prescribed priorities, time limitations and with fiscal responsibility.
Job Responsibilities Include: Educational Activities, Public Relations, Special Event Planning and Organization, Coordination of Community Volunteers, and Workgroup Coordination.
Competencies Needed: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Emergency Food Coordinator
The Emergency Food Coordinator, under direct supervision of their assigned supervisor, manages and coordinates activities of the kitchen including all donation efforts. This position serves as a liaison between the community, faith based organizations, staff, and other volunteers serving this organization. The coordinator must have a proven ability to manage, direct and oversee the storage and utilization of a variety of donations. The Emergency Food Coordinator must possess a skill set that can accomplish simultaneous activities through excellent organizational and planning abilities. This position works directly with their assigned supervisor in ensuring that established goals and objectives are accomplished with prescribed priorities, time limitations and with fiscal responsibility.
Job Responsibilities Include: Meal Preparation Coverage, Managing Donations, Kitchen Management, and other duties that are job relevant.
Transitional Resource Coordinator
The Transitional Resource Coordinator, under direct supervision of their assigned supervisor, facilitates intake and assessment procedures with guests to determine the best plan of action to place guests onto the appropriate track of service. They meet regularly with shelter guests to expedite their achieving self-sufficiency through setting goals, accessing community resources and support services, and benchmarking their transitional accomplishments. This position serves as a liaison between the community agencies, faith based organizations, and other non-profit organizations. This position works directly with their assigned supervisor in ensuring that established goals and objectives are accomplished with prescribed priorities, time limitations and with fiscal responsibility.
Job Responsibilities Include: Standardize Guest Transitional Processes, Guest Assessment, Guest/Community Resource Connections, Life Skills Coaching and negotiable job related tasks.
More information if our programs may be of interest to you:
Call or email the Director of Volunteer Programs, Amy Scavezze for additional information
Contact: 589-6729 / 589-6742
Call or email the Executive Director, Jade Joyce
Contact: (970) 256-9424