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Youth Master Plan Coordinator (Project Lead on Food Access)

Job Description
Lake County Build a Generation
Organization Type: 
Government agency
Job Location: 
Central Mountains
Type of Job: 
Job Category: 
Health & Mental Health
Job Description: 

Do you care about food and health? Do you imagine a Leadville/Lake County in which more community members have access to healthy food? Do you like organizing community members around important issues, in order to bring about positive change?  Then consider applying for our part-time Youth Master Plan Coordinator position focused on Food Access and Healthy Eating!

This role will work with community stakeholders to develop and implement projects to increase healthy food consumption in our community, particularly for people at or below 200% of poverty.

Areas of Responsibility

Facilitate regular monthly meetings of the Food Access Coalition.

Work to develop leadership on the Food Access Coalition. Regularly identify opportunities for members of the Food Access Coalition to facilitate parts of meetings in order to build leadership and self-sufficiency on the Coalition.

Support any action teams/work groups of the Food Access Coalition, including providing facilitation (as needed); regularly following up with members to ensure tasks are being completed, and generally ensuring that any action teams/work groups are on track.

Continually recruit stakeholders to the Food Access Coalition.

Support the Food Access Coalition in raising funding as needed to implement projects.

Support members of the Food Access Coalition in prioritizing their 2017-19 goals, forming workgroups around the prioritized goals, implementing these goals, evaluating these goals, and adjusting these goals, as needed. Note: not all of these goals should be implemented in 2017. The 2017-19 goals currently include the following:

Support the creation of the Cloud City Farm
Research and implement strategies to maximize SNAP enrollment and ensure these programs support healthy eating
Develop a youth coalition to research sugar-sweetened beverages
Develop a community 52108 campaign
Develop a proposal for the Community Food Project grant opportunity
Develop a Summer Food Program
Execute the Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program/Cooking class/Weigh and Win

Work closely with the Contract Evaluator in order to evaluate the success of individual initiatives as well as the broad question of whether the Coalition is improving access to healthy food for people at or below 200% of poverty.

Work closely with the Contract Evaluator to complete reporting for the Colorado Health Foundation.

Work closely with the Communications Coordinator to communicate the work of the Food Access Coalition to stakeholders.

Ensure regular updates from the Nurse Coordinator at Lake County Public Health Agency, who will oversee the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program and Cooking Classes, as well as work to broaden the reach of Weigh and Win.

  • Must have strong computer skills, including, but not limited to, an ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel, and to learn programs such as Wordpress, Textizen or MailChimp.
  • Must be able to work 24 hours per week.
  • Must be flexible and willing to do whatever is necessary to complete tasks.
  • Must be able to work independently as appropriate.
  • Must be organized and a strong communicator.
  • Must be able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be collaborative and able to work with a wide variety of community leaders and community members.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience working with high-school age youth.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience in community organizing.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience facilitating groups and meetings.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience coordinating stakeholder groups to execute community-level change.
  • Prefer a candidate with knowledge of the Lake County community.
  • Bilingual considered a plus.

Compensation DOE. Eligible for an attractive benefits package, including dental, vision, and health insurance; a 6% retirement match; personal, sick and vacation days and a pass to the Lake County Pool. 

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous supervisor) to John Nelson, Youth Master Plan Manager, at This position is open until filled.

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