Colorado Nonprofit Association

Regional Engagement Representative

Position Title: Regional Engagement Representative

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Programs Project Director

Location: Denver

Compensation: $21.25

Overview:

Join the Food Bank of the Rockies Programs team as a key ambassador in fighting hunger. As the Regional Engagement Representative, you’ll build community awareness, foster collaboration among hunger relief groups, and ensure compliance with Feeding America standards. Your role will involve connecting with local stakeholders, enhancing distribution efforts, and implementing strategies to reduce the meal gap. Be part of a mission-driven team making a real difference!

We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.

Mission: We ignite the power of community to nourish people facinghunger

Values: Service; Integrity; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Collaboration; Innovation

Primary Responsibilities:

· Maintains knowledge of geographic area data and collaborative partners:

· Research hunger statistics, community stakeholders and partners

· Compiles and evaluate census and hunger data

· Develops County and Partner profile document

· Supports Client Service Insight efforts; Link2Feed training and implementation

· Attends and engages in community meetings to ensure Food Bank of the Rockies’ mission is communicated, while fostering and strengthening relationships and establishing collaboration between community groups

· Interactions to be conducted with Neighbor Centered and Culturally Responsive lens

· Messaging Food Bank of the Rockies’ menu of services to support community needs

· Conduct compliance partner reviews, as needed

· Supports Neighbor Centered efforts through surveying, hosting focus groups and data collection, inputting pertinent information into Food Bank of the Rockies’ CRM platform

· Maintains knowledge of Food Bank of the Rockies’ hunger relief programs and training resources

· Identifies meal gaps and/or potential partners

· Coordinates and makes connections with appropriate hunger relief program

· Supports community with strategic hunger relief plans

· Conducts quarterly metric assessments to ensure assigned goals are achieved

· Strategically plans and recommends partner consolidation actions with the objective of increasing food distribution pounds/meals and alleviating or minimizing overhead transportation and/or associated expenses

· Facilitates capacity building application process from partners to increase storage, transportation, or other operational barriers to increase food they can distribute in their communities

· Serves as the primary point of contact with online training vendor, NeoGov; create communications and support account activation along with others within the programs department

· Prepares briefings, newsletters, reports and presentations for potential partnering organizations, donors, internal senior management members and other governing parties.

· Coordinates with Development team members to ensure compliance methods are in place with grant requirements and evaluations of program outcomes

· Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and privileged (neighbor/donor/employee) information and protects organization operations

Education and Experience:

· High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree a plus; or equivalent work-related experience.

· 2-5 years’ experience successfully leading projects or programs

· Non-profit experience preferred

· Comfortable speaking and presenting to a group

· Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel preferred

· Experience using collaborative tools for file storage and sharing, meeting scheduling, and virtual collaboration; prior experience with SmartSheet a plus

· Must have valid driver’s license and ability to drive a company vehicle

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Commitment to fulfilling the Food Bank of the Rockies mission and positively represent the brand both internally and externally

· Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills

· Self-directed, accountable for results and proactive; independent problem solver

· Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

· Exercise independent judgement, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others and follow-through to execute projects

· Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing

· Ability to represent Food Bank of the Rockies with professional poise; ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents

· Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) strongly preferred

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

· Sitting for long periods, standing, and walking intermittently

· Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer

· Indoor office environment, temperature controlled

· Frequent verbal interactions with staff, volunteers, and members of the community

· Occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds

· Occasional travel (30%) within the Denver metro area and throughout the Front Range

Expected Hours of Work:

This role is a non-exempt full-time position working approximately 40 hours per week. Work schedules may vary each week and consist of weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. A flexible work schedule is available with the option to work remotely. Travel within the geographic region will be required and is primarily local during the business day. Travel is required to visit partner agencies and community meetings (less than 30%).