PT Gleaning Coordinator – Roaring Fork Valley

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UpRoot Colorado is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization working to measurably reduce on-farm
surplus agriculture in Colorado, support the economic stability of farmers, and increase the nutritional security of our state’s residents. We envision a Colorado food system that is healthier, more equitable and humane, and economically vibrant. We are seeking to fill the role of a part-time gleaning coordinator who will be responsible for gleaning operations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.


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Overview: Farm Stewards are consultants for Steward Lending LLC. They assist in the review of farm projects as part of Steward’s loan application process. Farm Stewards will help farmers develop and refine farm plans and may retain an ongoing relationship including an annual review and quarterly check-ins. Steward targets diversified, sustainable farms in agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry.

Senior Manager of Operations and Human Resources – Hunger Free Colorado

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The Senior Manager of Operations and Human Resources performs a wide variety of administrative functions in the areas of human resources management and staff support. These tasks include employee benefits management, new employee hiring and onboarding, employee morale promotion, staff policy development and implementing and maintaining the staff handbook. Additionally, tasks in the role of general operations management include preparing reports and correspondence, vendor management, office equipment/supplies inventory and purchasing, and coordinating with building management on maintenance and repairs.

Deadline: 5/15/2019

Chief Operating Officer – Hunger Free Colorado

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Hunger Free Colorado is looking for a mission driven person to serve in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will work collaboratively with the CEO and Board of Directors in leading the transformation of Hunger Free Colorado to a mature organization delivering on its long term, ambitious vision of ending hunger in our state. We are looking for an individual who understands the importance of motivated staff, strong infrastructure, financial management and metric-tracking to support powerful mission-focused impact. We are also looking for someone who strongly values relationships and whose approach embodies our core values of nutrition, innovation, partnership, community and equity.

Deadline: 5/15/2019

Urban Agriculture and Noxious Weed Coordinator

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The Jefferson Conservation District has a job opening for an Urban Agriculture and Noxious Weed Coordinator. The position is non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week). The position is located in Lakewood, Colorado (Denver Federal Center, Offices of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service).

Melissa’s World Variety Produce Inc.

We have an immediate vacancy for a Food Safety/Ag Chemicals expert in our Los Angeles office:

BS or MS in Science degree
Work with our grower network
Understand Pesticides and MRL’s
Implement and execute Melissa’s Program Requirements etc.
Bi-Lingual would be an asset
Scientific engagements with professional certification labs:
Testing Full Panels MRL’s
Measuring and Monitoring
Networking with our global supply chain

Melissa’s® World Variety Produce Inc.
Erie, CO 80516

Development and Communications Coordinator – Denver Urban Gardens

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Description: Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish community. We currently operate over 181 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 66 school-based community gardens. In addition to building
and supporting community gardens, we operate DeLaney Community Farm, the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, Grow a Garden, and provide extensive opportunities for youth education in nutrition and gardening.

We are seeking a community- and detail-oriented, personable, individual who is passionate and
motivated to support and share DUG’s mission. The goals of the Development & Communications Coordinator are to provide administrative support and grow DUG’s fundraising capacity, as well as ensure that DUG’s mission, values and goals are clearly communicated through multiple avenues and strategies to community members, stakeholders and partners.

Required Information to Submit
To apply, please submit the following by way of email to in a single pdf or mail
to 1031 33rd Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205-2763.
● Cover Letter highlighting your areas of expertise as it pertains to the listed qualifications,
professional background, and any related experience with nonprofit program
● Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Applications accepted through March 27, 2019 – No phone calls please

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


  • 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


Please send cover letter and resume with Sponsorship & Partnership Coordinator in the subject line to:

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

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 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:

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:
For more information, see our website at

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 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

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;

WateReuse Colorado and Denver Scholarships

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