Jobs & Internships

YP365 Grant Writer - Full Time, Year Round
The Vail Valley Foundation (VVF) is seeking an experienced grant-writing professional to assist in meeting the strategic goals of YouthPower365 (YP365) and the greater Vail Valley Foundation. The right individual will have unbridled enthusiasm and passion for the mission and vision of YouthPower365 and the Vail Valley Foundation. Strong leadership, initiative, and interpersonal skills are a must, along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful grant writing and building partnerships with funders as well as attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple different grant-related projects simultaneously.

The Grant Writer works in collaboration with staff at all levels of YP365, the VVF and partner organizations to craft carefully considered, well researched, detailed and persuasive grant proposals. Projects requiring grant proposals include YP365, the Vail International Dance Festival, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The Grant Writer will have primary responsibility for writing highly accurate, detailed grant reports that state activities accomplished during the funding period and lay groundwork for future efforts. The Grant Writer is also responsible for conducting research to gain a deep understanding of current and potential grant options and using this knowledge to build strategy around crafting proposal requests and reports. The grant writer works to build effective, deep relationships with foundations and grant-makers to ensure long-term partnership and funding opportunities.

Key Requirements (6-8 bullet points):

• Bachelors’ degree required.
• Three to five years of related experience in a nonprofit or government context.
• Excellent strategic thinking, writing and editing skills.
• Must be able to set priorities and move multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
• Must have high level problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team and to incorporate or share feedback on written materials with facility and grace.
• Grant Professional Certification “GPC” preferred but not required.
• Track record of successfully applying for and receiving grants preferred.
• Knowledge of current education reform, and some experience with the performing arts preferred.
• Knowledge of Eagle County Schools Innovations preferred.

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Eagle River Youth Coalition Internship Opportunities:

Database Project Assistant
The Eagle River Youth Coalition will be upgrading its database over the summer. This position will help organize the design and review process, beta testing, transfer of current data and uploading new information to the system. This position will require computer- based skills and the ability to act as a liaison with the sub-contractor and ERYC Project Manager in order to create a system that is most efficient for ERYC.

Youth Leaders Council Program Advisor
The Eagle River Youth Coalition is in the process of planning the Youth Leaders Council program for the 2017-2018 school year. This position will support in proposing new program components, working through calendar and content details, and helping to review participant applications and support the interview process. This position will require knowledge of the YLC program and have an interest in identifying opportunities for program development.

Special Events Assistant
The Eagle River Youth Coalition is hosting two large fundraising events this summer. In addition, we attend community events to promote youth and family programs. This position will help to coordinate volunteers, activities and materials.

Actively Green Certification Assistant
The Eagle River Youth Coalition is working to become an Actively Green certified organization through Walking Mountains Science Center to improve our sustainability and environmental efforts of the organization. This position will help to organize the appropriate materials and documentation and help ERYC achieve certification.

ERYC Storyteller
The Eagle River Youth Coalition would like to improve our photo and video library. This position will help to improve the overall storytelling of the community, ERYC efforts and programs. This position will need access to equipment and software. ERYC has access to a DSLR camera and limited editing software, other equipment will need to be borrowed or coordinated through existing programs.

For any of the above part-time and resume builder positions, HERE to apply.

Part-Time Consultant
Mind Springs Health is looking to hire a part-time consultant that is well-connected with the Vail Valley community to assist us in our fundraising efforts for Building Sanctuary | Rebuilding Lives; the capital campaign for Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital. If you know anyone that is an experienced fundraiser and might be interested in discussing this opportunity please contact Roger Sheffield, Vice President of Development,; 970-384-3042.

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Parent Mentor Program Family Liaison
Part time position averaging 20 hours/week when school is in session. $20/hr. Must be fluent in English and Spanish, have two years experience working with children (0-8 year olds) and have a Bachelor's Degree. Send a cover letter, resume and references to


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Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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