Government and Industry Affairs Associate – Colorado Springs

| Colorado Springs
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About FoodMaven

We’re changing the way people think about food. At FoodMaven, our vision is to see all food used…with good purpose. Our mission is to capture and create a market for food otherwise lost in the food system with positive impacts for profits, people, and the planet. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and out of spec food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. We leverage an efficient online marketplace, big data optimization technology, and an agile logistics model. We then make sure it gets sold, donated or sent to environmentally conscious alternatives.

In short, FoodMaven is good for profits, good for people and good for the planet.

FoodMaven is committed to our mission and vision, working to create a better food system and bringing our partners along with us. FoodMaven is seeking an individual that has the skills and experience to support FoodMaven’s Government and Industry Affairs Team to make connections with key decision makers in the public and private sector, manage relationships with non-profit partners, and seek out and take advantage of funding opportunities. This role reports to the Government and Industry Affairs Manager. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and adaptable in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment.


What You’ll Do

  • Develop background and briefing documents for executives and colleagues
  • Perform research and write content for funding opportunities
  • Work externally to manage relationships with public and private partners at industry events and relevant state, local, and federal government entities
  • Engage with local partners in existing and potential FoodMaven MSA’s


Basic qualifications 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excels at self-driven tasks
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic work environment
  • 2 years of experience working in politics or industry affairs
  • Experience analyzing complex power dynamics in political and institutional contexts
  • Experience producing long form written content and performing in depth research


Preferred qualifications

  • At least one cycle of campaign management experience at the statewide level or higher
  • 2 years of experience working in politics or industry affairs
  • Previous grant writing experience


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FoodMaven is in DEN & COS: Colorado Springs - HQ & warehouse | Green Spaces coworking space in Denver | Denver warehouse | Denver meat processing

An Insider's view of FoodMaven

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re trying to solve a big problem–food waste. How do we bring more agility to the industry? A major hurdle to agility is pricing, so we’re introducing price transparency. We’re sharing pricing data with customers to help them make faster buying decisions and hope this has an impact on food waste.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

FoodMaven has always supported my desire to grow within the company. I was recently given the opportunity to take on a new position. I have learned so much about food waste and ways to combat this major issue. I'm always learning something new each day at work, and to me, that is so valuable.


Customer Support Specialist

What are some social events your company does?

We do monthly get togethers with each office location, trivia, and happy hour. We also do quarterly events that include the whole company such as potlucks, holiday parties, baseball games, or cookouts!


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What are FoodMaven Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
FoodMaven employees get PTO to volunteer each month at one of our non-profit donation partners.
Partners with Nonprofits
Part of FoodMaven's mission is to ensure all food is used with good purpose. We donate any unsold food to local hunger relief charities.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
FoodMaven has a culture committee that plans events and weekly outings.
Open door policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
FoodMaven's leadership team has a strong representation of women.
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 48 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Pet Friendly
Denver office location is pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
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