EMPLOYMENT

Join the movement of health and well-being in Leadville and Lake County!

Lake County Build a Generation is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Communities that Care Lead Facilitator
  • JOB TITLECommunities that Care Lead Facilitator
  • REPORTS TODirector of Coalition Development
  • LOCATIONLeadville, Colorado
  • POSITION TYPEFull-Time, 40 hours per week, Exempt
  • STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $48,000 to $52,000, depending on experience and qualifications
  • BENEFITSMedical, dental and vision insurance; Annual leave including 12 paid holidays, 14 vacation days (accrued), 3 paid personal days, and sick leave (accrued); flexible schedule; paid professional development opportunities; 401K match; opportunities to work occasionally from home; supportive and innovative work culture; opportunities for advancement
  • START DATEMarch, 2020

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a nonprofit building a movement for community health and well-being in Leadville, Colorado. We work with community members on the issues that matter most in our community, such as food, housing, and health care. Our staff are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. In November 2019, Lake County was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health award for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health– based, in part, on the work of our agency. See the video here!

We believe:

  • Health is more than health care: We believe many factors influence our health, including housing, transportation, education, or access to healthy food and physical activity.
  • Inequity is real: Living a healthy life is more easily accessible for some people than it is for others because of the environment in which they live. For example, Lake County residents have only a few local options to purchase healthy food, creating one more challenge to a healthy diet—and lifelong health.
  • Inequity is systemic: Shortcomings at the systems-level aren’t the fault of any individual—they stem from the distribution of wealth and power that has been perpetuated over decades. Where we live impacts more than just our access to healthy food, it also dictates how much residents pay for basic needs and services. For example, although Lake County residents make about 25% less than the national average, we pay 18% more for food.
  • Change is possible. We have the ability to change the way we approach health by changing what doesn’t work in our community and identifying what does. By engaging a diverse group of Lake County residents in community change, we will ensure that a healthy life is accessible to all Lake County residents, regardless of who they are or how much they make.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Communities that Care Facilitator will coordinate efforts across Lake County to build a healthier community for youth and families. This staff member will coordinate a community prevention coalition, using the Communities That Care model, in order to promote health and well-being of young people. The Facilitator will also supervise a staff member who coordinates a youth policy coalition. Finally, the Facilitator will co-lead a process to re-envision Lake County’s Youth Master Plan, a community initiative to improve youth health and health equity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinating the Communities that Care Coalition (60%)

  • Facilitate a coalition of Lake County community members, using guidance outlined in the Communities that Care model.
  • Hold regular coalition meetings, including any workgroups that emerge—at least one meeting or touch point per month.
  • Work with coalition members to implement environmental substance abuse prevention and mental health strategies within the community, such as policy change initiatives or social norms campaigns.
  • Train community coalition members to expand community capacity and outreach.
  • Work with the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator to continuously evaluate youth substance abuse prevention and mental health strategies in the community and respond to community needs and concerns.
  • Continually identify and recruit new coalition members to ensure the coalition has diverse and reflective representation.
  • Collaborate with Lake County Public Health Agency and other community partners to implement the mental health and substance abuse prevention goals in the Public Health Improvement Plan
  • Attend regional and statewide trainings, as needed.
  • Complete grant reporting

Supervision (20%)

  • Support a staff member in facilitating a youth coalition working on local policy change initiatives in Lake County.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and supervision; support professional growth

Co-Lead Youth Master Plan Process (20%)

  • Work with the Youth Master Plan Steering Committee and other Lake County Build a Generation staff on a 2020 revision of the Youth Master Plan, including community-wide information gathering and priority setting.
  • Support the Youth Master Plan Steering Committee in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Youth Master Plan initiatives

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Facilitative leadership skills (or the ability to develop facilitative leadership skills)—particularly the ability to facilitate groups toward prioritized goals, objectives, and actions
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • Passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families
  • Competency with computers, the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ALSO HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS (BUT WE ARE WILLING TO TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON IN MANY OF THESE SKILLS)

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with policy change, systems change, and environmental change
  • Experience in health prevention and promotion
  • Understanding/awareness of racial equity issues (developed either through personal experience or formal training)
  • Ability to build on, or develop trust and connections, with members of the Lake County Latino/a community
  • Knowledge of the Lake County community
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Bicultural in both the white and the immigrant Latino/a community of Lake County
  • Experience in, and passion for, substance abuse prevention and mental health, especially for youth
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health

This position offers training opportunities and resources in order to develop the Communities that Care Lead Facilitator’s expertise in coalition-building, facilitation, and best practices in education, encouragement, policy and infrastructure.

OUR HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  • Our hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will conduct initial screening interviews by phone or email shortly after receiving your application materials.
  • We will begin scheduling initial interviews in February. Your initial interview may be conducted in person or via Google Hangouts. If you are invited for an interview, we will request that you provide the contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, including at least one former supervisor.
  • Finalists may be invited to a follow-up interview, including a site visit to our organization.
  • We will make an offer shortly thereafter. We would like to have the selected candidate start in March.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Lake County Build a Generation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake County Build a Generation is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org.

BACKGROUND CHECK:

A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you want to work for Lake County Build a Generation and your interest in the Communities that Care Facilitator position) to Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org.

To download this job description, go here: Communities that Care Lead Facilitator_2020

Food Access Lead Facilitator
  • JOB TITLEFood Access Lead Facilitator
  • REPORTS TODirector of Coalition Development
  • LOCATIONLeadville, Colorado
  • POSITION TYPEFull-Time, 40 hours per week, Exempt
  • STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $45,000 to $49,000, depending on experience and qualifications
  • BENEFITSMedical, dental and vision insurance; annual leave including 12 paid holidays, 14 vacation days (accrued), 3 paid personal days, and sick leave (accrued); flexible schedule; paid professional development opportunities; 401K match; opportunities to work occasionally from home; supportive and innovative work culture; opportunities for advancement
  • START DATEMarch, 2020

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a nonprofit building a movement for community health and well-being in Leadville, Colorado. We work with community members on the issues that matter most in our community, such as food, housing, and health care. Our staff are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. In November 2019, Lake County was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health award for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health– based, in part, on the work of our agency.

We believe:

  • Health is more than health care: We believe many factors influence our health, including housing, transportation, education, or access to healthy food and physical activity.
  • Inequity is real: Living a healthy life is more easily accessible for some people than it is for others because of the environment in which they live. For example, Lake County residents have only a few local options to purchase healthy food, creating one more challenge to a healthy diet—and lifelong health.
  • Inequity is systemic: Shortcomings at the systems-level aren’t the fault of any individual—they stem from the distribution of wealth and power that has been perpetuated over decades. Where we live impacts more than just our access to healthy food, it also dictates how much residents pay for basic needs and services. For example, although Lake County residents make about 25% less than the national average, we pay 18% more for food.
  • Change is possible. We have the ability to change the way we approach health by changing what doesn’t work in our community and identifying what does. By engaging a diverse group of Lake County residents in community change, we will ensure that a healthy life is accessible to all Lake County residents, regardless of who they are or how much they make.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Food Access Lead Facilitator will oversee LCBAG’s work to promote access to healthy food in Lake County, particularly among residents at or below 200% of poverty. He or she will facilitate the Lake County Food Access Coalition (LCFAC) and help coordinate its key projects (ranging from a Foodhealth class to a community assessment). In addition, he or she will work with others across the state on statewide systems change work related to increasing access to healthy food for those at greatest risk of health inequities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the Lake County Food Access Coalition (LCFAC) (20%)
    • Work with LCFAC members to design agendas, facilitate the meetings, and keep minutes and other records.
    • Work with the coalition to develop a strategic plan and track progress.
    • Work with technical assistance providers to provide training and resources to the coalition.
  • Coordinate the “Increasing Access to Healthy Food in Lake County” research project. (50%)
    • Work with the LCFAC to continue work on this year-long, community-driven planning process will identify opportunities to address Goals 2 and 3 of the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger within Lake County. The project includes contracting with, training, and supporting 5-6 Community Connectors to maximize community input on the plan.
  • Support LCFAC members in implementing other key projects (20%)
    • Support the Lake County Public Health Agency in implementing and expanding the Food Health Program. This program currently provides nutrition and healthy cooking education to 10 families a year.
    • Support the St. George Kitchen Project (a project to design, raise funding for, and oversee a remodel of the St George Episcopal Church kitchen, as well as to expand community use of the space).
    • Work with the Lake County Food Access Coalition to help build community awareness of the different food access resources and programs in Lake County, in order to help community members in more easily accessing these different resources.
    • Work to reduce barriers to federal and local food programs in Lake County.
  • Work with statewide partners on reducing barriers to healthy food access at a state level. (10%)
    • Work with partners across the state on implementing the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger.
    • Attend Zoom calls focused on statewide food access policy and identify opportunities for the LCFAC to engage in these policy efforts.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Facilitative leadership skills (or the ability to develop facilitative leadership skills)—particularly the ability to facilitate groups toward prioritized goals, objectives, and actions
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • Passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families.
  • Competency with computers, the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ALSO HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS (BUT WE ARE WILLING TO TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON IN MANY OF THESE SKILLS)

  • Experience with policy change, systems change, and environmental change.
  • Experience in health prevention and promotion.
  • Understanding/awareness of racial equity issues (developed either through personal experience or formal training).
  • Ability to build on, or develop trust and connections, with members of the Lake County Latino/a community.
  • Knowledge of the Lake County community.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Bicultural in both the white and the immigrant Latino/a community of Lake County.
  • Experience in, and passion for, issues of food access
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health

This position offers training opportunities and resources in order to develop the Food Access Lead Facilitator’s expertise in coalition-building, facilitation, and best practices in education, encouragement, policy and infrastructure. It also offers coaching and resources in areas such as grants management, grantwriting, and other leadership and management skills.

OUR HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  • Our hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will conduct initial screening interviews by phone or email shortly after receiving your application materials.
  • We will begin scheduling initial interviews in February. Your initial interview may be conducted in person or via Google Hangouts. If you are invited for an interview, we will request that you provide the contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, including at least one former supervisor.
  • Finalists may be invited to a follow-up interview, including a site visit to our organization.
  • We will make an offer shortly thereafter. We would like to have the selected candidate start in March.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Lake County Build a Generation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake County Build a Generation is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org.

BACKGROUND CHECK:

A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you want to work for Lake County Build a Generation and your interest in the Food Access Lead Facilitator position) to Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org.

To download the job description, click here: Food Access_2020

Events Coordinator
  • JOB TITLE:  Events Coordinator
  • REPORTS TO: Office and Finance Manager
  • LOCATION: Leadville, Colorado
  • POSITION TYPE: Part-time (24 hours a week), non-exempt.
  • STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $16.50/hr to $19/hour
  • BENEFITSAnnual leave including pro-rated pay (60%) for 12 paid holidays, 8.4 vacation days annually (accrued), 1 paid personal day, and sick leave (accrued); flexible schedule; paid professional development opportunities; opportunities to work occasionally from home; supportive and innovative work culture; opportunities for advancement
  • START DATEMarch, 2020

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a nonprofit building a movement for community health and well-being in Leadville, Colorado. We work with community members on the issues that matter most in our community, such as food, housing, and health care. Our staff are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. In November 2019, Lake County was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health award for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health– based, in part, on the work of our agency.

We believe:

  • Health is more than health care: We believe many factors influence our health, including housing, transportation, education, or access to healthy food and physical activity.
  • Inequity is real: Living a healthy life is more easily accessible for some people than it is for others because of the environment in which they live. For example, Lake County residents have only a few local options to purchase healthy food, creating one more challenge to a healthy diet—and lifelong health.
  • Inequity is systemic: Shortcomings at the systems-level aren’t the fault of any individual—they stem from the distribution of wealth and power that has been perpetuated over decades. Where we live impacts more than just our access to healthy food, it also dictates how much residents pay for basic needs and services. For example, although Lake County residents make about 25% less than the national average, we pay 18% more for food.
  • Change is possible. We have the ability to change the way we approach health by changing what doesn’t work in our community and identifying what does. By engaging a diverse group of Lake County residents in community change, we will ensure that a healthy life is accessible to all Lake County residents, regardless of who they are or how much they make.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Events Coordinator will coordinate support for LCBAG’s events and trainings, including action team meetings, trainings, fundraising events, and community gatherings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support coordinators in planning for, and executing, events and trainings. Assist with securing rooms, food, babysitting, and/or interpretation, as needed. Assist with set-up and clean-up from events, as needed.
  • Provide Evaluation Consultant with information on event attendance.
  • Recruit contract babysitters and interpreters and ensure LCBAG has a pool of qualified contractors for both.
  • Set expectations and standards of conduct for babysitters and interpreters.
  • Keep the supply room organized and stocked with meeting supplies (such as childcare toys, plates, silverware, etc.)
  • Track and provide information for staff regarding how to secure rooms for events, how to secure catering, how to secure babysitters, etc.
  • Set clear expectations for staff regarding how to make and edit event support requests.
  • Coordinate inter-office events, such as monthly potlucks.
  • Work with Organizational and Resource Development VISTA to develop fundraising and friend-raising events.
  • Support Office and Finance Manager with administrative tasks, as needed.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Organized
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset
  • Resilient
  • Positive communication skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Event coordination skills.
  • Competency with computers, the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media

OUR HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  • Our hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will conduct initial screening interviews by phone or email shortly after receiving your application materials.
  • We will begin scheduling initial interviews in February. Your initial interview may be conducted in person or via Google Hangouts. If you are invited for an interview, we will request that you provide the contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, including at least one former supervisor.
  • Finalists may be invited to a follow-up interview, including a site visit to our organization.
  • We will make an offer shortly thereafter. We would like to have the selected candidate start in March.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Lake County Build a Generation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake County Build a Generation is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email Bobbi Coughlin, Office and Finance Manager at bobbi@lcbag.org.

BACKGROUND CHECK:

A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you want to work for Lake County Build a Generation and your interest in the Events Coordinator position) to Bobbi Coughlin, Office and Finance Manager at bobbi@lcbag.org.

To download the job description, click here: Events Coordinator_2020

 

Contract Food Access Community Connector

Do you care about making sure that all community members in Lake County have access to healthy, affordable food?

Are you responsible? Do you have a positive attitude? Are you a good listener?

Do you know at least 10 people in Lake County who use or have used our community’s food resources (such as Double Up Bucks, SNAP, the Community Meal, Meals on Wheels, Lake County School District free or reduced lunch, Senior Center Congregate Meal, etc.) and whom you could interview?

Would you like to play a leadership role in the 2020 Lake County Food Access Plan?
Do you have time in February-September to attend trainings, conduct interviews and focus groups, and participate in developing a plan to improve Lake County community members’ access to food?

Would you like to earn $3000 in extra money for your work and expertise?

Then consider being a Contract Food Access Community Connector for Lake County Build a Generation!

View the application here: RFP_Food Access Community Connectors_English

Ver la aplicación aquí: RFP_Food Access Community Connectors(spanish)

Please return this to Mara Gwin, Lake County Build a Generation Resource and Organizational Development VISTA at mara@lcbag.org  or drop it off at Lake County Build a Generation, 825 W 6th Street, Leadville, Colorado. 

Contract Child Care

Do you love working with children? Are you looking to make some extra money?

Lake County Build a Generation is looking for energetic, fun individuals for Contract Child Care work! We have various events throughout the year that require child care during both the day and evenings. Compensation is $18/hour for adults and $10/hour for youth.

To apply, please fill out our Child Care Application, sign this background check authorization form, authorizing us to conduct a background check, and fill out this W-9. Please email forms to Keisha at keisha@lcbag.org or bring them by our office at 825 W 6th St.

Contract Interpretation

Are you bilingual or know someone who is? Do you enjoy working with and helping our community?

Lake County Build a Generation is seeking bilingual community members, particularly those with interpretation training or certifications, for Contract Interpretation work for both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. We have various events throughout the year that require interpretation during both the day and evenings. Compensation is $25-$35/hour. Candidates may be asked to complete an interpretation assessment.

To apply, please fill out our Interpretation Application and this W-9. Please email forms to Keisha at keisha@lcbag.org or bring them by our office at 825 W 6th St.