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University of Colorado

Boulder, CO

Feed the Stampede Senior Coordinator

Location1905 15th St, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
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Valid Through2023-05-01

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Feed the Stampede Senior Coordinator

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) encourages applications for the Feed the Stampede Senior Coordinator position for the newly established Basic Needs Center!

Approved in 2022, The Basic Needs Center is a new department that will serve as a one-stop student support service for students seeking assistance for their basic needs. The Center will provide equitable access to basic needs during their time at the institution, as well as develop the skills needed to navigate local and national emergency needs services.

As a new department, we are seeking candidates who are interested in building a strong, justice-based organization that centers around our community needs. For this position, you will be responsible for scheduling and conducting culturally-inclusive, equity-minded, and trauma-informed services to impact food insecurity, food justice, and hunger on behalf of the Basic Needs Center for students, staff, and faculty at the University of Colorado.

More specifically, the Coordinator will provide students, staff, and others with specialized information, connections, referrals, training, and assistance related to students' emergency needs (including food, clothing, and housing insecurities; technology and transportation needs; financial stability; counseling and advising services; mental and physical healthcare; social, emotional, and behavioral wellness; crisis intervention; utilities access; childcare referrals and emergency needs for students with dependents; career services and employment opportunities; off campus agency resources; develop youth, formerly incarcerated, immigration-impacted student supports; and more).

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The CU Boulder Basic Needs Center

The CU Boulder Basic Needs Center is a new department on the CU Boulder campus, and is set to launch in September to the larger campus community. Our mission is to provide equitable basic needs services for our campus community and advocate for systemic change to address barriers to access for basic needs.

As a department, we are focused on growing our food assistance programs and ensuring students have access to healthy and stable housing to succeed during their time at CU Boulder. We will have the opportunity to set the foundation for this new department and determine the future of basic needs services for our campus community. More information and details about the department are in development and will be announced fully at the end of summer.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Administration

  • In collaboration with the assistant director and director, develops and has oversight of the basic needs and food assistance programs supported by the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Collaborate across the campus with units charged to support students’ basic needs including but not limited to Student Support and Case Management, Counseling and Psychiatric Service, Housing and Dining Services, Off Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations, the Environmental Center, and Financial Aid.

  • Support institutional partners as they engage in awareness, programming, and advocacy.

  • Provide leadership for the implementation of layered approaches to food security in alignment with the strategic plan, including programs and services such as Buff Pantry, mobile food pantries, food drives, Swipe it Forward meal swipe donations, SNAP outreach and enrollment for eligible students, staff, and faculty, and any new initiatives created.

  • Manage partnerships with the City of Boulder, Boulder County, Community Food Share, and other food assistance organizations.

  • Supervise fundraising and grant writing initiatives including all food drives, and fundraising initiatives, and identifies state and federal grants to support additional funding opportunities.

  • Stays informed on local and national data on basic needs and food insecurity trends and forecasts.

  • Collaborate with other CU schools, PAC-12 affiliates, and colleges and universities in Colorado to calibrate standard processes and approach basic needs with an asset-based community development lens.

  • In collaboration with the assistant director, professional, and student staff, the position plans, organizes, schedules, and conducts culturally-inclusive, equity-minded, and trauma-informed orientations, workshops, seminars, class presentations, meetings, and other activities related to the Basic Needs Center.

  • Maintain Hunger Free Campus designation from the Colorado Department of Higher Education through program facilitation, data collection, and reporting.

  • Manage food procurement for the Buff Pantry and mobile food pantries, tracks inventory, and reports out to community team members.

  • Build a robust outreach program to continually advise the campus community about services related to improving food insecurity on the campus.

  • Seek input from clients on food selection, hours of operation, and other pantry services to best meet their needs.

  • Develop expertise related to collegiate food insecurity research and standard methodologies through professional development.

  • Engage with state and national organizations working to alleviate hunger, including Hunger Free Colorado, Stop Hunger Now, Feeding America, and the Swipe Out Hunger, the Hope Center, other Colorado universities, and nonprofit organizations.


  • Recruit, train, and support a robust team of 10 student staff and volunteers, ensuring service continuation and success.

  • Build and maintain a large volunteer program of 50-75 regular volunteers, and an additional 200 sporadic annual volunteers to support events, services, and outreach.

  • Supervise student staff to schedule land plan training, meetings, and all event logistics, and support recruitment for all programs and services.

  • Ensure student staff understand student support theory, and resource and referral information.

  • Support students to manage email, website updates, software, and technology needed to plan events and recruit participants.

  • Encourage, instruct, and advise students in leadership skills, professional skills, and personal growth.

  • Help students address smooth communication between student staff, student leaders, participants, and community partners.

  • Organize and facilitate one on one and group meetings, builds strong working relationships, advises students on programmatic decisions and ensures compliance with state and university policies.

  • Provide a mid-year and end of the year position evaluation with students and works with the Assistant Director to develop an understanding of leadership within a student coordinator position.

  • Advise students and mentors student leaders using leadership and development theories, supports students, interns, and volunteers one on one and in group settings through mentorship, active listening, good communication skills and making appropriate referrals, supervises work schedules, reviews work and approves student staff hours.

Events & Education

  • Develop resources, programs, events, and services to support students' basic needs including housing, mental health, and employment; establish local and regional relationships and partnerships with business entities, community organizations, and local educational agencies on student basic needs; partner with food bank affiliates, housing resources, and other non-profit entities to support students to secure resources.

  • Plan joint events and participate in planning and implementation meetings with other campus student support departments and programs, as well as business and community representatives; arrange and confirm event speakers; reserve facilities and makes other arrangements.

  • Engage in outreach to on-campus constituents, specifically students, student groups, classes, and historically marginalized groups that are seeking basic needs services.

  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director with assessment goals by tracking participation in programs and referrals.

  • Responsible for implementing/planning events online or in person for SNAP registration.

  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date information on SNAP benefits and programs.

  • Plan and deliver educational programs related to hunger and food justice for students, staff, faculty, and the community.

  • Create ongoing relationships, as well as ongoing training, focused on the center’s mission, diversity, equity and inclusion, power and privilege, identity, and social justice issues concerning basic need work.

  • Develop a robust set of events to meet the educational goals of supporting students with basic needs interventions and skill development.

  • Cultivate campus-wide partnerships to gain support for the center events and programs in collaboration with the Director and Assistant Director.

Case Management, Compliance, & Certification

  • Focus on promoting well-rounded student wellness through providing early support and follow-up for complex situations involving students of concern.

  • Screen, interview, and assess student needs from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Figure out the best referral and support plan for students.

  • Supervise students and develops action plans to facilitate referrals to on-and off-campus resources.

  • Develop and lead programs, training, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students that support integrated student development and success.

  • Conduct initial intake meetings with students to assess needs for appropriate referrals.

  • Has or willing to obtain certification/training on SNAP/WIC/Medicaid enrollment support.

  • Has or is willing to obtain certification in safe food handling.

  • Generate and enforce policies related to Safe food handling requirements, including dry, frozen, and/or refrigerated foods; Storage; Food safety training; Food donations and drives.

  • Develop a basic needs assessment process and risk management plan in conjunction with the strategic plan and campus priorities for student support services.

  • Regularly meets with the center staff to discuss student referrals and ensures the Student Support and Case Management team, and Students of Concern Team know appropriate information.

Fiscal Oversight

  • Manage a sizable programmatic budget-revenues, expenses, receipts, and reports for program expenses.

  • Responsible for distribution of food assistance funding, meal swipe donations, and fundraising dollars in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid, Student Affairs departments, and community hunger resources.

  • Follow all fiscal rules of the University of Colorado Boulder and spends money in a fiscally responsible and ethical way.

  • Advise students to focus on accountability to donors and community partners by completing metrics and output that quantify the effectiveness of program impact. This includes reports to donors and follow-up thank yous.

  • Prepare all budget documentation for each service event or program to track all program expenses.

  • Make plans to pay for ADA accommodation needs, accidents, or other unforeseen program expenses to ensure program sustainability and success.

Assessment, Data Collection, & Reporting

  • Using survey data and standard processes research, explore and address other unmet student basic needs.

  • Understand and ensure compliance with Clery, FERPA, and Title IX law and support services; work closely with the Title IX Office; serve as a mandatory reporter.

  • Manage the Hope Center High Impact Partnership and facilitation of the campus-wide basic needs survey.

  • Collect data on food procurement, donations, fundraising dollars, donor information, in-kind donations, and client demographics, and reports monthly to the Director and Division of Student Affairs. Alignment with Student Support and Case Management processes and reporting, as well as campus and community partners is a priority.

    What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

  • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

  • Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, some nights and weekends for events and training. Ability to work remotely 1-2 days per week.

    What We Can Offer

  • The salary range for this position is $49,000 - $57,680 annually.

  • Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines.


    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits (https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/benefits) , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder (https://www.colorado.edu/about) .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, sociology, political science, human services, or related field. Appropriate experience may substitute for the degree requirement. (on a year for year basis).

  • 3+ years of related experience overseeing food assistance programs, basic needs initiatives, case management, student support, or student conduct oversight in higher education or nonprofit organization.

    What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated dedication to food justice, hunger prevention, and service provision to end hunger.

  • Experience and passion for working with undergraduate students.

  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship-building skills and experience working with a wide range of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, community members, and nonprofit community partners.

  • Experience communicating with and supporting people from a diverse group of backgrounds.

  • Experience in training and development.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Experience with digital and technology tools, Microsoft Office Suite, Google.

  • Suite, project management tools, including social media, data analytics tools, and volunteer management software (GivePulse is a plus).

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced setting.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Experience in program development that is responsive to local realities and involves responding to a variety of constituents and viewpoints.

    What We Would Like You To Have

  • Demonstrated knowledge of campus food insecurity and other basic needs challenges facing college students.

  • Demonstrated experience with:

  • Social justice educational programming on topics related to intersectionality, power, privilege, and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc.).

  • Program planning, administration, and implementation of both small and large-scale programs.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships.

  • Dedication to public service.

  • Budget management.

  • Taking initiative in accomplishing goals.

  • Fundraising.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

    Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by July 24, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs. (http://www.colorado.edu/jobs/)

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Job ID: 8541565686294003469

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