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Community Programs Coordinator

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$18.50 - $19.50/hour

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Apr 12, 2023

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About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a leading statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and

enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. Colorado’s outdoor resources contribute greatly to our health, happiness and state economy, but they also face ongoing stresses and require care and stewardship to ensure long-term sustainability. Leveraging nearly 40 years of experience in outdoor stewardship volunteerism, we engage 5,000 volunteers in hands-on stewardship work each year. We also help other groups

develop and grow effective volunteer programs to meet Colorado’s growing stewardship needs. Finally, we foster

statewide, cross-i

ndustry collaboration to encourage a unified approach to caring for Colorado.


Position Overview

The Community Programs Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt permanent position that reports to the Community Programs Manager and is responsible for coordinating and delivering VOC’s strategic engagement programs designed to broaden the variety of people involved in outdoor stewardship. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating existing programing, such as the Healthy Community Program (HCPs), Affinity Partnership Program (APPs), Cairn Program, Grossman Program, youth and family programming, OSI trainings, Team Stewardship Days (TSDs), and various public volunteer projects. A large portion of this role includes field-based work, especially with diverse audiences, that requires project management and planning skills and the ability to lead outdoor stewardship projects.


Core Competencies

The following competencies are expected from all team members at VOC:

- Communication: effective and timely communication, both orally and written

- Teamwork: works well with others, contributes to a positive team environment

- Service: provides exceptional service to customers, partners, volunteers, and donors

- Leadership: demonstrates leadership and decision-making abilities in the organization

- Initiative: assesses and initiates things independently and to help improve the organization

- Accountability: reliable and inspires trust in others

- Equity: commitment to engaging in practices that support inclusion in the organization



Program Implementation and Project Management

- Attend coalition meetings with Community Programs Manager

o Implement coalition-related on-the-ground projects

- Assist in the administration of the Grossman Scholarship Program, including preparing annual application materials, serving as the administrative point of contact for applicant questions, and participating in the selection committee

- Implement annual program and project plans and ensure goals are being met

o Serve as the primary contact for the Cairn Program

• Carry out the on-the-ground activities of the Cairn Program, including recruitment of participants and mentors, training of mentors, planning and implementation of

monthly activities, and securing partnerships that will further enhance the program for youth participants

o Serve as the primary contact for the youth and family program and carry out the on-the-ground related projects

o Implement Healthy Community (HCPs) that help address health disparities such as access to fresh food, clear air and water in communities disproportionately impacted by public policies

o Support our public and Team Stewardship Day (TSD) projects

o Assist with coordination of volunteer trainings

- Manage a portfolio of volunteer stewardship projects requiring:

o Facilitating, planning, and communicating with land managers and other partner organizations

o Coordinating volunteer-leader project teams

o Providing on-site staff leadership in the field

o Facilitating pre-and-post event communications

o Managing event -related logistical requirements

- Support Community Programs Manager with program development, annual program updates, evaluation, and reports

Program Tracking

- Ensure program outcomes and impacts are tracked through VOC’s internal database

- Assist in the recruitment of volunteer leaders, prospective volunteers, and new group or organizations.

- Compile and maintain accurate project data, volunteer records, and expense reporting by project

- Acquire in-kind donations for projects; ensure accurate donation documentation

- Assist with project development, partner relationships for future projects and the annual project scouting and selection process

Assist with additional organizational efforts, such as:

− Provide logistical/staff representation as needed at other VOC and partner events

− Work collaboratively with development team to promote membership and other fundraising efforts.

− Administrative support (e.g., data entry, report preparation, and mailings) for various assigned committees, project teams, and projects.

− Perform related duties as required to support and strengthen the mission and purpose of VOC.



Education and Previous Experience

- Requires Bachelor’s degree in a related field or at least 2 years of applicable experience

- Requires previous outdoor leadership experience, preferably with youth

- Requires valid Wilderness First Aid, including CPR certification, or ability to complete certifications within the first 3 months of starting the position

- Prefer experience recruiting, coordinating and managing volunteers, youth corps or staff positions and/or working with the public in a nonprofit and/or government environment

- Prefer previous volunteer or staff experience with trail work, ecological restoration or other outdoor stewardship projects

- Bilingual (English and Spanish) applicants preferred.


Required Skills, Qualities and Abilities

- Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings based on project and meeting requirements

- Ability to travel extensively in Colorado and work in a variety of outdoor environments and weather conditions

- Excellent people skills, customer service orientation, and public speaking skills

- Outstanding time management and organizational skills

- Ability to self-initiate and self-direct workflow

- Team player with initiative, determination, flexibility, and a sense of humor

- Computer literate including email and Microsoft Office Suite, data entry, and internet use

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Valid driver’s license and excellent motor vehicle record required

- Criminal background check is required for this position.

VOC Programs Coordinators must have access to the following equipment for use on projects (VOC can provide access through a gear library for a few of the items):

- Sturdy hiking boots or work boots

- Rain gear and warm outdoor layers

- Tent

- Sleeping bag/sleeping pad


Physical Requirements

- Comfort camping and working in front country settings, inclement weather and high altitude

- Comfort working with basic hand and power tools in support of trail or restoration work

- Strong hiking ability with capacity to travel long distances with tools and full pack at high altitude and over un-even terrain

- Ability to lift 75 lbs

Job duties also include a general office environment, spent sitting and operating a computer and other office

machinery. Must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English. Must possess a valid driver’s license

and be able to drive vehicles around the state. Applicants will be required to pass a national background check.


To Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to, as a single PDF, and include

“Community Programs Coordinator” in the subject line. Please include where you heard about the position in your cover letter.

We are committed to building an organization that celebrates diversity and embodies inclusivity. We encourage and desire applicants from all backgrounds, ethnicities and walks of life to join our team and help grow a more inclusive outdoor stewardship community that engages all people.

No Phone Calls Please

Applications must be received by midnight on April 23, 2023.



The wage range for this position is $18.50 - $19.50/hour, dependent on experience. This is a non-exempt position. Employee will earn overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a week, or 12 hours in a day.

VOC offers a competitive total rewards package of compensation and benefits including 100% employer paid health insurance and dental insurance, up to a 4% match on a 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation and sick time, and more

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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