Join the Board

Join the Board

Are you a natural-born leader who is passionate about supporting the mission of Slow Food Denver? If so, a position on our leadership team might be right for you. Apply for a spot on our Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, or Marketing Committee.

We accept self-nominations and nominations of fellow local food members. For leadership continuity, a position with our Board of Directors requires a two-year commitment and Committee positions require a one-year commitment. Simply complete the nomination form here and we’ll follow up with next steps.

Board of Directors Position Description

Joining the Slow Food Denver Board is an extraordinary opportunity for a community member who is excited about being more engaged in and affecting change in their local food system. The primary responsibility of the board is to support the work of Slow Food Denver through fundraising and general awareness building for the organization’s mission. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director, the Youth Program Director and the Program Coordinator, the Board-Staff relationship is a partnership, and the involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Slow Food Denver will host three signature events each year that serve as the anchors to support the work done by the organization on a daily basis. These include the Annual Dinner Gala (held on a farm in September), the Online Fundraising Campaign (November), and the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day (June event). In addition to attending and supporting the success of these events, the Slow Food Denver Board will be responsible for participating in one annual planning retreat meeting in early November and five (most via Zoom) board meetings throughout the year.

The Slow Food Denver Board has an executive team made up of the board chair, secretary, finance officer, and EIJ officer. The Executive Committee is open to existing board members with an interest. Appointments will be made on an annual basis. The executive committee will meet quarterly; executive committee meetings are open to any board members with an interest to attend.

Advisory Board Position Description

Joining the Slow Food Denver Advisory Board is an extraordinary opportunity for a community member who is excited about being more engaged in and affecting change in their local food system but doesn’t have the capacity to serve on the Board of Directors. The primary responsibility of the Advisory Board is to support the work of Slow Food Denver by providing advice and counsel to the Board and staff, as-needed, which will ultimately assist with our fundraising and general awareness building for the organization’s mission. 

Slow Food Denver will host three signature events each year that serve as the anchors to support the work done by the organization on a daily basis. These include the Annual Dinner Gala (held on a farm in September), the Online Fundraising Campaign (November), and the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day (June event). In addition there is one annual planning retreat meeting in early November and a holiday party for staff/board in December. While attending these events and planning retreat is optional for all Advisory Board Members, your advice and support in addition to attendance is always appreciated as well as sharing the events with your network.

 

Associate Board Position Description

Joining the Slow Food Denver Associate Board is an extraordinary opportunity for a community member who is excited about being more engaged in and affecting change in their local food system. A Slow Food Denver Associate Board Member position is a wonderful way to learn more about Slow Food Denver, and experience a Board role, without the responsibilities of being on the Board of Directors. The Associate Board also often leads itself to a position on the Board of Directors (if interested/ a position becomes available.) The primary responsibility of the Associate Board is to support the work of Slow Food Denver by attending events,  and assisting with our fundraising and general awareness building for the organization’s mission. 

Slow Food Denver will host three signature events each year that serve as the anchors to support the work done by the organization on a daily basis. These include the Annual Dinner Gala (held on a farm in September), the Online Fundraising Campaign (November), and the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day (June event). Part of the purpose of the Associate Board is to attend and support the success of these events.

In addition there is one annual planning retreat meeting in early November and five (most via Zoom) board meetings throughout the year.  While attending board meetings and the retreat is optional for all Associate Board Members, we do appreciate attendance when you can.