Creative Economy Proposal Director
Creative Economy Proposal Developer
Volunteer Type (Regular, Occasional, Network-only):
Min/Max hours/week needed:
5 to 10
The Creative EconomyProposal Developer is a volunteer position in Energize Colorado. This role is part of the Rebuild Team. Specific tasks include the following:
- Support on the development of a proposal focused on creating a program/fund to support Creative Economy activities as a means of spurring activity on Main Streets/small businesses across CO
- Research similar concepts across USA to build on/draw from
- Identifies potential partners for Creative Economy Project
How we believe you could be qualified for this role (basic job requirements)
- You are passionate about the Creative Economy and Small Business rebuilding
- You have experience working in the arts community (event planner, artist, musician, concerts)
- You have experience in writing formal proposals or RFP's for corporations and government partners
- You enjoy the process of building something from scratch and don't mind ambiguity
- You are a self starter who can relay ideas and communicate effectively
- You enjoy doing research and can synthesize data into an easy to read, digestible format
- You can use (or quickly learn) Google G-Suite apps and Slack
Expectations of Energize Colorado Volunteers
Your Energize (volunteer) manager will make every effort to keep you connected and engaged in the work of Energize. This is a fast-paced, dynamic team environment so we ask you to also proactively communicate and stay connected with your manager and team.
You complete the onboarding process and obtain the necessary email and Slack access. You sign your Waiver! (Thank you!)
Give us your best effort, enthusiasm, and ideas!
Through your volunteer work and attitude, you help make Energize the best volunteer organization in Colorado by making suggestions, encouraging your teammates, and supporting the small business communities, nonprofits and people of Colorado.
Energize Colorado’s Commitment to You
We’ll APPRECIATE you
We will always be grateful for giving your time and talent to this cause, to the people and businesses of this great state of Colorado.
...and DEVELOP you
We will make every effort to provide opportunities for development and growth, whether you are with us for a month or more than a year.
...and LISTEN to you!
Energize Colorado is a "safe zone" to speak up and generate bold new ideas to help our people and businesses respond and recover from the seismic events we are facing. We want to hear your ideas, even if we aren’t always able to act on them immediately.
About Energize Colorado
340 Dewey Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304, US
We’re a nonprofit dedicated to building a resilient and inclusive small-businesses ecosystem. Led by spirited innovators, we’re creating an economy that serves all Coloradans, across racial and economic divides. We believe the effects of COVID-19 and the other ongoing crises can serve as a catalyst for sparking the kind of structural change we need to see in Colorado.
We've developed a three-phase approach to our work to best categorize the types of programs we offer and the targetted audience for them.
Currently, our programming is under Phase 1 "Stabilize to Reopen". This includes a $31M fund of grants and loans for small businesses, free access to mental health support, a mentorship & business guidance network, and an at-cost PPE marketplace.
We're currently launching programs under our second phase "Innovate to Grow. This includes #CanDoColorado a consumer confidence campaign, digital innovation resources specific to Colorado small businesses, and focuses on both childcare businesses and developing a flexible workforce.
To date, Energize Colorado has injected over $7M direct to small businesses and provided direct support for over 1200. In the next few months alone our impact is going to rapidly grow as we launch our suite of new programs.
Our mission is dedicated to injecting support into under-represented communities, mainly women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses as well as rural Colorado.