Colorado Nonprofit Association

Gleaning & Food-systems Coordinator: Mesa County

UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot) increases the nutrition security of Colorado residents by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers.

We envision a mindful, humane and equitable Colorado food system where everyone has access to locally-produced, nutrient-dense foods; where people are more connected to the sources of our food; and where farmers are valued for who they are: a cornerstone of our society.

UpRoot’s Gleaning & Food-systems Coordinators are responsible for our Gleaning Initiative in specific regions of Colorado: conducting outreach; connecting with farm partners and potential farm partners; connecting with fruit-tree stewards (i.e., people with fruit trees on land surrounding their homes and/or businesses); recruiting and managing volunteers; coordinating and leading gleaning events to harvest surplus food from local farms and fruit trees; collaborating with hunger-relief/social service agencies to distribute gleaned food; performing organizing, equity, and advocacy work; writing, editing and sharing communications; educating the community about our food system.

Primary responsibilities include:

Outreach & Communications

Event Coordination & Volunteer Management 

Data Tracking & Program Administration

Advocacy & Coalition Building 

Other duties as assigned

Must haves:

Preferred:

UpRoot Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discriminatory practices against anyone on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and any other protected category. We value—and are working to create—a culture of equity, honesty, transparency, gratitude, clear communication, respect, and continuous learning. We acknowledge that food justice is not achievable without racial justice.

Candidates must align with these values and want to contribute to the creation of a new status quo: an equitable food system where all enjoy access to nutrient-dense and locally-produced food, where farmers are valued and made economically whole, and agriculture contributes to the health of both people and our
environment.

It is important that the communities we serve are centered in our work. Therefore, people of color and people who have experienced nutrition insecurity are encouraged to apply.