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Slow Food Nations Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator

Location: Denver, CO
Position Dates: November 2018 – August 2019
Full-time, contract position
Reports to Slow Food Nations Event Director
Compensation: $35,000-$45,000 annually

Slow Food Nations is an annual festival hosted by Slow Food USA in Denver, Colorado. This gathering brings over 20,000 visitors together in downtown Denver for a weekend of flavor, culture, and exploration. The sponsors and partners who support Slow Food Nations build the foundation for a free festival that celebrates good, clean and fair food. They are committed to shaping the future of food, engaging the public, and creating the festival’s energy and excitement. Partnerships are one of the key strategic pillars for Slow Food, and we value long-standing relationships with like-minded companies and organizations. We seek a Sponsorship Coordinator for Slow Food Nations 2019, which is an independent contractor role.

Scope of Work

The Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator is responsible for supporting relationships and fulfilling agreements related to donors, sponsorships and partnerships for the Slow Food Nations festival. The coordinator reports directly to the Event Director, and also works closely with the Director of Communications and other team members. Primary responsibilities include documenting agreements, managing sponsor/partner benefits, overseeing festival activations, and assisting with relationship management. Additional responsibilities include organizing VIP events, managing the sponsor lounge, maintaining internal tracking and completing sponsorship reporting.

Position responsibilities include:

Sponsorship + Partnership Coordination

Participate in sponsorship meetings and capture detailed notes and action items
Create and track sponsorship agreements
Oversee onsite sponsor activations, sponsor marketing + promotional benefits, complimentary ticket allocation, signage/logo placement, and hospitality support as outlined in sponsor agreements
Liaise with Event Production, Event Operations and Communications teams to make sure all sponsor commitments are completed
Check-in in regularly with sponsors to maintain a positive, professional and high-touch relationship
Plan and organize the Sponsor VIP lounge on Larimer Square, including check-in process, staffing needs, and venue details
Organize sponsorship credentials
Create template for sponsor summary reports, identifying key information to capture during the festival
Create sponsor summary reports and follow up post-festival
Manage sponsor records and information in Salesforce
Secure, manage and track in-kind sponsorships
Support fulfillment of sponsor + partner agreements that fall outside of direct Slow Food Nations activities
Provide general support of Event Director for sponsorship management
Communicate regularly with Event Director to keep her apprised of overall status for sponsor commitments and relationship status
Work with Event Director to handle any issues that arise

Special Events and Other

Support Friends of Slow Food Nations campaign
Coordinate VIP events, related to Slow Food Nations or other partnerships
Manage outreach to Donor Circle – help to coordinate cultivation events, provide high-touch communication with donors

Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, while handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work closely with all kinds of different people — a positive team player, able to recognize when people need help and willing to jump in with a smile
  • Experience with managing strategic relationships with a professional demeanor and hospitality focus
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience with G Suite
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor in a rapidly moving, dynamic environment
  • Willingness to encourage a diverse range of perspectives and experiences, and support a welcoming and inclusive organizational culture for all people

In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience with activating brands and organizations at festivals and events
  • Self-motivation and ability to learn quickly
  • Spanish speaking skills
  • Experience with Airtable and Salesforce
  • A shared passion and commitment to Slow Food values

HOW TO APPLY

jobs@slowfoodusa.org

https://www.slowfoodusa.org/jobs-internships

Please send cover letter and resume with Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator in the subject line to: jobs@slowfoodusa.org


Colorado Farmers Market Association Executive Director

Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Hours: 25-32 Hours Per Month
Salary: $500-$800 Per Month

Description: This position is an Independent Contractor who reports directly to the Colorado Farmers Market Association Board of Directors. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the oversight and management of CFMA. Click HERE for more information.

For more information and/or to apply, please email Martha.Sullins@colostate.edu


Program Director Denver Food Rescue (DFR)

Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $40,000-$45,000
Closing: August 10, 2018

Description: The Program Director (PD) will nurture DFR’s community relationships, and inspire our operations. The PD serves as the director of DFR programming and related projects. The PD works under the general oversight of the Executive Director. The PD is responsible for directing and managing DFR’s food rescue program, including No Cost Grocery programs and additional programming to support them. The PD is also responsible for the recruitment of new, and ongoing support of current, No Cost Grocery Programs, including assisting in the implementation of new program elements, evaluation,
sustainability, and overall program wellbeing. The PD creates, directs, and manages other programming such as transportation barrier alleviation, nutrition, healthy food retail, SNAP enrollment, and more. The PD fosters our relationships with all NCGP partners and neighborhood representatives. The PD supports the Operations Coordinator with food donor relationships, including some responsibilities around data tracking and reporting.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to neambe@denverfoodrescue.org in an email
with the subject line “Program Director Application” by August 10.


CDA – Business Development Specialist

Location: Broomfield County, CO
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $3,635.00 – $5,319.00 Monthly
Closing: 7/25/2018 4:59 PM Mountain

Description: The purpose of this position is to enhance marketing efforts of food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. Duties include: developing statewide workshops to help companies with start-up and marketing issues; fielding calls and answering questions regarding business development, rules/regulations, grant and funding opportunities; and counseling producers/processors in the areas of marketing plans, market research, promotional marketing, supply chain management, new market opportunities and marketing communications.The position identifies new market opportunities for companies, understands gaps in the value/supply chain and helps companies identify potential niche markets. The position works with other organizations to identify companies that may need Business Development Services and directs company leads to other staff as necessary. The position also participates in outreach efforts to educate the public about Colorado agriculture and assists with Colorado Proud promotions.


CDA – Produce Safety Rule Coordinator

Location: Broomfield County, CO
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $3,563.00 – $5,214.00 Monthly
Closing: 6/26/2018 4:59 PM Mountain

Description: This is a new position directly related to the development and implementation of a new program within the Colorado Department of Agriculture to comply with the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packaging and Holding Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety Rule) Rule. The Produce Safety Rule Coordinator will work with the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) Program Manager to create and maintain a database of all the produce farms in Colorado. Position conducts interviews over the phone or in person to gather and verify the information regarding produce farm activity on farms for the produce farm inventory database; and travels to farms, farmers markets and other locations to identify and educate produce growers about the PSR. Position creates and disseminates PSR educational materials through conferences, workshops, trainings, and/or speaking events.


Social Media Marketing Specialist

Location: Denver, CO
Employment Type: Intern, part-time (~10 hours per week)
Duration: Through the end of October 2018

About Us: Healthy Food for Denver is a citizen lead campaign for two November ballot initiatives in Denver County aiming to ensure healthy food access for Denver’s kids and Denver’s low-income communities

The Position: The part-time Social Media Marketing Specialist will work directly with our Social Media Team and Campaign Committee to develop and post social media content promoting the Healthy Food for Denver initiatives and foster community engagement. Along with creative content, you will create visual content (e.g. infographics), and engage the public on social media platforms to increase volunteer participation and support. As you work to impact Denver policy, you will receive mentorship from our Social Media Team (a set of well-connected experts in media and social media communication) and our Campaign Committee (a group of passionate individuals with expertise in the food policy and the local community).

To apply – send resume and work sample to: info@healthyfoodfordenver.com


Campaign Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Denver, CO
Employment Type: Intern, part-time (~10 hours per week)
Duration: Through the end of October 2018

About Us: Healthy Food for Denver is a citizen lead campaign for two November ballot initiatives in Denver County aiming to ensure healthy food access for Denver’s kids and Denver’s low-income communities

The Position: Our part-time Campaign Volunteer Coordinator will work directly with our campaign committee and social/media marketing team to help recruit and train 25-30 volunteers a week to collect signatures and and build community support in order to get the Healthy Food for Denver initiatives to the ballot in November. As you work to impact Denver policy, you will receive mentorship from our Campaign Committee (a group of passionate individuals with expertise in the food policy and the local community).
To apply – send resume to: info@healthyfoodfordenver.com
For more information, see our website at www.healthyfoodfordenver.com


Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton, Co: Full-time, Seasonal

Job Summary: Under general direction maintains physical facilities at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Assures that the environment is safe, clean and ensures a positive presentation for visitors, staff and public. Duties include, but are not limited to performing farm work, irrigation install and maintenance, mowing and trimming, landscape projects


National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) Regional Campaign Director: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona

How to apply:
Send a one-page cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to jobs@youngfarmers.org. Place “Regional Campaign Director -Western Program” in the subject line. No calls, please.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 11, 2018. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.


Colorado State University Food Systems Research Coordinator

date for full consideration (4/20/2018), Contact Becca Jablonski at becca.jablonski@colostate.edu


CSU Produce Safety Fellowship Announcement

Opportunity: Two to Three Graduate Student Fellowships at CSU for 2018-19
Applications due by April, 30th, 2018
Marisa Bunning (970)491-7180; marisa.bunning@colostate.edu


WateReuse Colorado and Denver Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due (post-marked) by June 15, 2018
For further questions, please contact Shannon Spurlock at shannon@dug.org or 303.292.9900
x109.