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Summer 2021 Opportunities

HC3 is now accepting applications for Waste Diversion and Sustainable Food Internships.
Click on the position titles below for details and application instructions.

Sustainable Food

Assistant Farmer: This part-time seasonal position assists in the day-to-day operations of the CSA farm, including the production, harvest and preparation of CSA shares, daily opening and closing duties, and any additional tasks as needed. One to two years of experience in farm or production garden role is required. Apply by April 1.

Grow to Share Assistant: This part-time seasonal position assists in the day-to-day operations of Grow to Share, a food donation and education program. One to two years of experience in farm or production garden role is required. Apply by April 1.

Sustainable Food Intern: This part-time seasonal internships supports day-to-day operations of the CSA and Grow to Share programs. Previous gardening, greenhouse, or culinary experience is desired but not required. Apply by May 1.

Waste Diversion

Multiple Waste Diversion internships are available including (1) Lead Intern role and (3) Support Interns.

Interns are responsible for assisting the Community Programs Team in the preparation and execution of Waste Diversion Projects and Events. This includes but is not limited to: supporting weekly Recycling Center educational sessions; supporting other events and projects that improve local recycling; assisting with volunteer recruitment, scheduling, and training; assisting with the promotion of waste diversion events and educational activities. Apply by April 18.

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Opening: Office Coordinator
Job Description


Organization Overview
The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is a community non-profit organization that promotes resource conservation in Summit County, Colorado. Programs including recycling and composting, climate action, energy conservation, water conservation and sustainable food production. HC3 engages residents, visitors and businesses in protecting our local environment.

General Description of Duties
The Office Coordinator position oversees office administrative functions and program support for HC3. The Office Coordinator will perform administrative tasks, including bookkeeping, corresponding with clients, and answering phone calls. This position also provides program and event support to help us meet our mission of promoting practical solutions for resource conservation and waste reduction. This position is full-time, year-round requiring 40 hours/week.

Application Process
Send cover letter and résumé to Jennifer Schenk at jenschenk@highcountryconservation.org by Sunday, January 31, 2021. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the deadline. No phone calls.


– Qualifications –

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with major/minor in environmental field.


Skills and Attributes

  • Strong interest in environmental stewardship, conservation and sustainability.
  • Strong basic math skills and ability to understand bookkeeping and budgeting.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and complete projects by deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills required, including aptitude to learn new computers skills with ability to manage complex data in Sales Force database.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written skills.
  • Reliable transportation and clean driving record are required.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs administrative and program support for organization. Responsibilities include answering phone calls, responding to customer emails, making meeting and event arrangements, and completing administrative tasks such as buying office supplies.
  • Completes bookkeeping in Quickbooks, including invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses/income against budget.
  • Enters and maintains customer records in Sales Force
  • Completes annual appeal, our yearly request for donations to all prospective contacts.
  • Provides program and event support as needed. Administrator will work zero waste and fundraising events. There are approximately six weekend events annually.
  • Program support will focus primarily on the following programs: recycling/waste reduction, water conservation, K12 in-school programs and community gardens.


Position Information and Benefits
The position is full-time, year-round with the following benefits: health insurance, long-term disability insurance, IRA match and paid time off. Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm in the office, with some weekends and evening events required. Pay is $16-$19/hour DOE.

OPENING: Community Programs Manager

Job Description

Organization Overview
The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is a community non-profit organization that promotes resource conservation in Summit County, Colorado. Programs include recycling and composting, climate action, energy conservation, water conservation and sustainable food production. HC3 engages residents, visitors and businesses in protecting our local environment.

General Description
The Community Programs Manager assists the Community Programs Director in implementing HC3’s community programs including waste reduction, local food production and water conservation. This position reports to the Community Programs Director.

Application Process
Submit cover letter and résumé to Rachel Zerowin at rachel@highcountryconservation.org by February 28, 2021. No phone calls. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications prior to the deadline.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Execute recycling and composting programs, including Composting in the Schools, food scrap recycling program, SCRAP tours and business/residential education initiatives.
• Oversee community garden and Summit CSA (community supported agriculture) programs.
• Lead HC3’s zero waste events, including managing volunteers and achieving event goals.
• Conduct Tame the Tap indoor water assessments for homes.
• Support marketing and outreach for community programs.
• Support HC3’s K12 education programs, including Energy Explorers, Water Warriors and Rocky’s Recyclers.
• Fundraise for events and support writing grants to support programs.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in an environmentally-related field.
• Three years of professional experience.
• Experience in environmental education, nonprofit work, and/or background in recycling and resource conservation strongly desired.
• Other important qualifications include volunteer coordination experience, public speaking, and strong writing and communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills with the aptitude to learn Salesforce database platform and ability to analyze data.
• Must be able to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

Position Information and Benefits
This position is full-time, year-round. Schedule is Monday through Friday (9am-5pm) with some weekend and evening events required. Must have the ability to work both weekdays and weekends, including some evenings. Approximately six weekend events are required throughout the year. Reliable transportation is required. The position includes health insurance, paid-time off, long-term disability insurance and retirement benefits. Position includes opportunities for growth, with a minimum two-year commitment expected.

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