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HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators. If you know of anyone looking for a part time position and would like to make a change in the lives of others, please send him/her our way!

Here’s the job description:
HomewardBound Homeless Shelter is seeking P/T Shelter Resident Coordinators.   Individual(s) must enjoy working with the public, be available for evening and weekend shifts and have a valid driver’s license.  Competitive wages offered.  Resume can be faxed to 970-256-7049, Attn: Director, emailed to or mailed to HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, 2853 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO  81501.  E.O.E.  Please no phone calls.

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings.  If you want to help RSVP strengthen our community by engaging volunteers ages 55 and older, then please join our team of community leaders.  The services RSVP volunteers provide are essential to many seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community.  We are looking for great individuals who can help RSVP through fundraising, marketing, and development.

If you are interested in applying for the RSVP Board of Directors, please see attached RSVP Board of Directors Application Package.

Mesa County RSVP Inc Board of Directors Application Document Package - Updated 01-25-17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)- Regional Gift Planner job opportunity

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)- Regional Gift Planner job opportunity

Profile – ELCA Regional Gift Planner – Rocky Mountain 2016

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

8765 West Higgins Road

Chicago, IL 60631



The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seeks a Regional Gift Planner for Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas

Territory includes: ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod


The Regional Gift Planner is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of churchwide ministries, congregations, synods and related ELCA ministries.  The Gift Planner works in partnership with synods, ELCA related organizations and institutions to expand the network of prospective donors and increase support for all Lutheran ministries.


Reporting to the Director for Planned Giving, this position is part of a nationwide network of eighteen professional Regional Gift Planners.  Each Gift Planner lives and works within their assigned territory (home office).  The Gift Planners are part of the ELCA Foundation and an integral part of the ELCA’s Mission Advancement Unit.


Applications (resume and cover letter) and inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (651-490-9550).  Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and should be sent to

Please highlight your participation in an ELCA congregation and/or experience with an ELCA organization in your cover letter.




THE ELCA at a Glance

The ELCA is one church with three expressions – a churchwide organization in Chicago, 65 synods throughout the country, and a network of nearly 10,000 congregations.  The three interdependent parts work together to form the ELCA.  In addition, the ELCA works with a number of partner institutions including 285 social ministry organizations and other entities that address human needs, 26 colleges and universities, 8 seminaries, 2 extension courses and a variety of camps, retreat centers, schools and early childhood education centers.


The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action — in millions of ways, all over the world.  “God’s work.  Our hands.”

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world together.

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.

We are a church that is a catalyst, a convener, and a bridge builder.

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us.   Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

We are a church that belongs to Christ.  There is a place for you here.


The organization encompasses three offices and three churchwide units:  Congregational and Synodical Mission, Global Mission, and Mission Advancement:

  • Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit: The Congregational and Synodical Mission unit fosters and facilitates the work of synods, congregations and partners in making congregations vital centers for mission and in creating coalitions and networks to promote justice and peace.


  • Global Mission Unit: The Global Mission Unit provides integrated support of this church’s work in other countries and is the means through which churches in other countries engage in mission to this church and society.


  • Mission Advancement Unit: The Mission Advancement unit is responsible for coordinating the church’s communication, marketing, public relations, mission funding, major gifts, planned gifts and constituent services and data management.  It also oversees the work of the Lutheran magazine and the Endowment Fund of the ELCA.


The churchwide organization has a staff of approximately 300 people.  It also has separately incorporated ministries such as Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Portico Benefit Services, Lutheran Men in Mission, the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA and Women of the ELCA.



Mission Advancement / ELCA Foundation / Planned Giving

The ELCA Foundation, an integral part of the Mission Advancement unit, sustains and grows ministries of the ELCA.  It is responsible for major gifts and deferred giving programs for individual donors and pooled investment opportunities for ELCA related ministries.


The Planned Giving team works with individuals, congregations, synods and Lutheran institutions in exploring the different ways legacy goals can be fulfilled.  Examples include the giving of assets, bequests, life income gifts, charitable gift annuities, and memorial endowments.


Regional Gift Planner (Partnership) Responsibilities

The Regional Gift Planner is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of churchwide ministries, congregations, synods and related ELCA ministries.



  1. Meet with prospective donors to conduct discovery interviews; present gift plan proposals and ask for planned gifts on subsequent meetings.


  1. Make follow up calls to attendees to schedule appointments for discovery interviews, as well as calls to prospective donors from lists generated by CRM reports.


  1. Meet with pastors and key congregational leaders to explore vision and mission goals of their congregations. Present multi-faceted programs to congregational decision makers, resulting in workshops, events and additions to ELCA Pooled Trust endowment vehicle.


  1. Lead planned giving workshops in congregations, synod assemblies, and for other ELCA-related organizations.


  1. Complete Weekly Tracker for activity metrics. Update Pipeline Report for current stage and potential gift type/size and close date.  Participate in weekly one on one activity calls.  Enter all contacts and meeting notes in CRM.


  1. Ensure timely activity reporting to all partners through maintenance of prospect and donor information in the ELCA constituent information system.


  1. Work with Director of Foundation to ensure regular communication with partners and coordination of partnership meetings.


  1. Coordinate and plan regional visits within assigned territory.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.



  1. Demonstrated commitment to the missions of the ELCA, its institutional partners and the donors who support Lutheran ministry through outright and deferred gifts.


  1. Seven years’ experience in resource development, planned giving, marketing or related careers.


  1. Excellent communications skills with the ability to relate one-on-one and in large groups. Ability to effectively interview potential donors about their passions for ministry and available assets, as well as present proposals, and ask for planned gifts.
  2. Demonstrated ability to listen to a potential donor, picking up on queues and directing the conversation towards a successful completion of a gift.


  1. Ability to utilize a constituent information system as an integral part of the moves management strategy.


  1. Willingness to work independently in home office environment.



Physical Requirements

Travel:  Approximately 3 days/week on the road (not necessarily overnight).  Will drive to meet with donors within assigned territory.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Application Process

Applications (resume and cover letter) and inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (651-490-9550;



Fall/Winter 2016





Job Posting – Coordinator, Foundation

Job Posting – Coordinator, Foundation


Coordinator, Foundation
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Job Title: Coordinator, Foundation
Pay Program: Classified
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Superintendent
Pay Range: CH20 .5FTE
Reviewed/Revised Date: Jan 13 / April 15 / August 2016
Work Year: Year Round

To lead all Students to reach their individual potential by rigorously pursuing and evaluating
achievement of high academic and ethical standards in a disciplined, nurturing environment

SUMMARY: Operating under the general direction of the Superintendent this position coordinates and
manages the logistics for all D51Foundation fund-raising events and activities. Coordinator is
responsible for the creation and implementation of the D51Foundation’s marketing, public relations,
and fundraising campaigns. Employee develops sponsorships, donations, and business arrangements
with individuals and businesses interested in supporting the Foundation’s events and activities.
Coordinator works alone and in coordination with District staff, volunteers, community members,
Board of Directors and others in attracting and sustaining funding for the Foundation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Responsibility Descriptions
1. Develops short and long term strategies to meet Foundation goals for unrestricted funding
sources. Foundation fundraising efforts are conducted year-round in coordination with the Board,
district alumni, volunteers, and staff. This employee coordinates and maintains continuous efforts
in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts from District 51 alumni,
friends, corporations, foundations and other organizations. Funding sources developed include
specific targeted solicitations as well as developing sustaining donations. Duties under this
responsibility include implementing strategies and techniques for garnering institutional donors as
well as cultivating individual donors. Strategies include but are not limited to direct mail,
social media, media campaigns, web-based contacts, and requires continuous revisement.
2. Plans and oversees all logistical details for Foundation fundraisers and other special events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to event amenities, accommodations, volunteer
recruitment, event staff coordination, as well as any associated contract negotiations. Employee is
the lead contact for D51 Foundation’s annual fundraising event. This signature fundraiser, held in
the spring of each year, requires a commitment to passionately champion the Foundation, substantial
preplanning efforts, and will have a targeted income generation goal.
3. Cultivates donor support by producing specialized correspondences, letters of acknowledgment,
scheduling and attending special fundraising events and participating in individualized outreach
efforts. Employee will use a variety of communication media to reach prospects and donors such as,
annual reports, brochures, website content updates, electronic newsletters, talking points, and
other marketing collateral. This position is one component of the District’s communication team and
as such, participates in various marketing and public relations strategy planning meetings. Other
duties under this responsibility include maintaining accurate donor records, current contact
information, and data demographics. Employee generates queries, reports, and performs on-going
analysis of the greater donor market and charitable trends.
4. Holds the fiduciary responsibility for administering, monitoring, and coordinating the assigned
Programs’ budget. Employee will maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted Foundation income.
Duties may include but are not limited to oversight of program’s account administration, grant
compliance monitoring, and any other assigned budgetary duties and in accordance with District
policies and state and federal laws. Coordinator interfaces with District finance department to
fulfill donor information requests and grant reporting compliance requirements.
5. Promotes community and staff engagement working as a liaison between community agencies, other
foundations, stakeholders, district staff, and the Foundation. This position has responsibilities
that include that of District spokesperson and as such must maintain the highest ethical standards,
reporting accuracy, and social decorum.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Opening at St. Mary’s Gray Gourmet

Job Opening at St. Mary’s Gray Gourmet

Program Manager – Gray Gourmet

Good nutrition is part healthy food and part good company. Gray Gourmet, a nutritional meal program for seniors sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital, provides both. With dining sites, home-delivered meals, and other nutrition-related services, Gray Gourmet is dedicated to the good health of Mesa County seniors.  Gray Gourmet is the local “meals on wheels” program, serving lunch to the County’s homebound population.   Gray Gourmet also serves a hot lunch at 9 area dining sites weekdays for seniors to gather, socialize and enjoy a good meal. The suggestion donation for the meals is $3.50, although no one is turned away based on inability to pay. Area served includes Grand Junction, Clifton, Fruita and Palisade. We serve weekly lunches at dining sites in Collbran and Mesa.

For more information on Gray Gourmet go to:

(to apply go to   and click on “Careers” in green header at top of the page)

Job Description:

Writes grant applications and secures adequate funding for the program from a variety of sources.

Selects, trains, assigns and evaluates department staff and/or volunteers to insure quality service.

Maintains a safe environment for participants, staff, volunteers and visitors through early identification and remediation of environmental and ergonomic deficiencies.

Develops and maintains relationships within the community and maintains professional affiliations which market and strengthen program services.

Assures that all fiscal and program reports are completed in a timely and accurate manner.

Develops program policies and procedures that guide the provision of services including compliance and regulatory standards.

Prepares and monitors annual work plan and budget plan.

Plans and executes approved fund raising activities.

Assure compliance with federal regulations and reporting that pertain to the National Senior Services Corps programs.

Develop and utilize annual marketing plan designed to recruit volunteers and increase community awareness of the program.

Recruit, enroll, train and place volunteers according to annual budget / work-plan.

Assure volunteer compliance with federal eligibility requirements.

Helps organize, plan and participate in volunteer training, recognition and socials.

Prepare accurate, timely reports (as assigned) for advisory council and other meetings.

Approves and transmits vendor and volunteer reimbursement with timely and accurate GL coding.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Title(s) of position(s) directly Supervised: Project Supervisor, Secretary II, Kitchen Supervisor, Dietician

Number of individuals directly supervised: 5

Indirectly supervised: 4

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management or food service related field encouraged Prefer Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management

Experience: Greater than 2 years

License / Certification / Registration: Registered Dietitian encouraged

Working Environment: Works in a well-lit, heated and ventilated area. Position requires considerable mobility throughout the facilities. Potential exposure to routine, communicable diseases through regular contact with associates and the public at large.

Organization: St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO

Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction

Department: SMG-Home Delivered Meal

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Shift

Job Posting: Jun 10, 2016, 4:04:27 PM

FTE: 1.0

Leadership: Managers and Directors

Job Description – Mesa County – Eligibility Specialist

Job Description – Mesa County – Eligibility Specialist

Mesa County will be accepting applications for an Eligibility Specialist with the Health Department.


The hiring range for this position is $15.82 – $18.96/hr. – DOQ(Non-Exempt).


All interested candidates must apply through the new NeoGov system (this includes Mesa County employees).


Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM on Friday, March 27, 2016. For application details and job posting information, please refer to:











Position:                            Eligibility Specialist

Department:                       Health Department

Reports To:                        Program Manager as Assigned                                                       

FLSA Status:                      Non- Exempt

Driving Classification:        Non- Essential                    

Management:                     Non-Supervisory    




Mesa County Health Department serves a population of approximately 147,000 people through providing programs, services and enforcement activities related to population health, client services, and compliance.   Strategies to address these areas are implemented in accordance with our vision, mission and values as follows:

  • Our Vision: A public health system working through collaborative efforts to anticipate and respond to conditions that impact the health of Mesa County residents and visitors.
  • Our Mission: Maintain and improve health through assessment of community health status, policy development to support effective programs, and assurance of high quality, effective education and service.
  • Our Values: Wellness, empowerment, excellence and community.



Performs a wide variety of duties including serving clients, customers, and staff on the telephone and/or in person.  Provides administrative and technical support. May determine eligibility for services to clients as mandated by state and federal regulations. Assess client needs and provide appropriate education and referrals.



The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.


  • Interview clients and/or potential clients to determine individual, family, and specific needs, risks, and barriers that may prevent access to health care intervention.
  • Complete risk assessment to determine need priority; gather and document information, initiate and/or update client file; inform clients of health benefits and community resources available to them and their children.
  • Determine and establish follow-up frequency with clients who have special circumstances
  • Make referrals appropriate to each individual situation and need.
  • Through face-to-face and telephone contact, re-inform of benefits and preventive care at designated intervals and re-evaluate for barriers to accessing health care.
  • Provide prompt and accurate answers to questions about benefits and services available through the state, the community, or within the Health Department.
  • Complete assessment of readiness to change as needed and appropriate.
  • Act as a client advocate; intervene on behalf of the client if issues arise between client and provider to facilitate problem solving.
  • Provide assistance with scheduling appointments for program screening services, follow-up diagnostic services, and treatment services (including medical, dental, vision care, mental health, and hearing); and information concerning the availability of transportation services offered through MCDHS.
  • Ensure documentation requirements are met; maintain extensive and appropriate client data in case management computer software system.
  • Attend and participate in required training, meetings, and conferences. Maintain and update policy and procedure manual to ensure thorough understanding of program and services available to clients.
  • Provide outreach in the community as appropriate.
  • Attempt to reduce eligible but not enrolled (EBNE) in service area.



Education and Experience


  • High school diploma or GED
  • More than 3 years experience


  • Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.



  • This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.

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