Our team is passionate and dedicated to building community resilience. As we grow, we're looking for inspired individuals to bring their skills to the table. New jobs with SVIR will be posted here when available.

Current Openings

Reports to: Executive Director

The purpose of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience (SVIR) is to advance community resilience in Idaho’s Wood River Valley region by educating, investing and collaborating to ensure that the economy, environment and people thrive. SVIR is focusing on food & agriculture through three programs, Local Food Alliance, which includes the Locally Grown Guide, 5B Resilient and the Impact Idaho Fund.  

Job Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator will be an active member of the SVIR team and provide key support to various initiatives within the Local Food Alliance program. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the annual publication of the Locally Grown Guide and ongoing management of the web-based version. Duties include, but are not limited to, listing outreach, sponsorship solicitation, social media marketing, printed guide distribution, business-to-business procurement support, and local food purchasing policy/commitment implementation. The Program Coordinator may be required to work some evenings and weekends to attend events and be available for engagement with the restaurant and service sector in the Wood River Valley.  The Program Coordinator will provide administrative support for meetings, presentations, events and reports. Other responsibilities may include coordinating with SVIR’s Communications team for press releases, social media posts, and website updates. Program Coordinator will develop relationships with food system stakeholders and serve as a resource for the regional food community. As our programs continue to evolve and mature, this position and its responsibilities may evolve as well.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Interest in the intersection of food systems and community resilience

  • Effective communication and relationship building skills

  • Proficient on social media platforms

  • Ability to creatively problem solve

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to learn platforms including Google Drive and Microsoft Teams

  • At least 2 years of work experience in the food, hospitality and/or agriculture sector

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • High school diploma or GED

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Knowledgeable regarding culinary arts, restaurant operations and hospitality

  • Knowledgeable regarding regional food systems

  • Knowledgeable regarding agricultural practices

  • Network within southern Idaho food system

  • Experience working with government grants

  • Bachelor's degree

Time Requirements and Compensation: This is a part time, year-round position, starting January 2024. Our organization values flexible hours and employees can determine their schedule and working location in southern Idaho. At this time, SVIR does not have an in-person office. A home office/technology stipend is included in the compensation package. Compensation DOE, starting at $27,500/year for this part-time position. This position is funded through a two-year USDA grant with the goal of securing funding to continue position past the grant award period.

Application Instructions: To apply, please email a resume to inquiries@sunvalleyinstitute.org.

Reports to: Nate Twichell, Executive Director

Background: The purpose of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience (SVIR) is to advance community resilience in Idaho’s Wood River Valley region by educating, investing and collaborating to ensure that the economy, environment and people thrive.  The Impact Idaho Fund attracts and mobilizes mission-driven capital for innovative projects advancing community resilience in central and southern Idaho. Investments target the build out of regenerative, renewable and sustainable practices related to food and farm, land, water and energy use. The Impact Idaho Fund is currently in the pilot phase focused primarily on regional food and regenerative agriculture.

Job Responsibilities: The Investment Director will be an active member of the SVIR team and lead the Impact Idaho Fund program. This program is currently in its pilot phase, seeking to activate mission driven capital to build community resilience. The Investment Director will manage the strategic direction and day-to-date coordination of the program in collaboration with the Program Director and with support from the Executive Director. Among other things, the Investment Director will help develop the project pipeline, provide technical assistance to applicants, perform investment due diligence, present investments to the Board of Directors for review and approval, provide business and financial support to approved borrowers, monitor portfolio investments, collect semi-annual impact and financial reports from borrowers, develop impact investment reports for donors and investors, support donor and investor relationships, and oversee the administration and repayment of capital. The Investment Director will be responsible for staying up to date in current trends in impact investing, including local investing. This position requires financial and investment expertise as well as creativity, adaptability and systems thinking.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Either (1) minimum four-year degree in business, finance or related field and minimum 5-7 years of professional investment experience or (2) minimum advanced degree or certification (e.g., MBA or CFA) in business, finance or related field and minimum 3-5 years of professional investment experience

  • Previous experience developing financial models and multi-year financial projections

  • Previous experience underwriting and administering grant or debt instruments

  • Excellent business writing and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of impact investing trends and best practices

  • Passion for the intersection of impact investing and community resilience

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work on multiple initiatives concurrently

  • Able to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

  • Willing to work with a small passionate team and help in all areas of the organization

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Advanced degree, MBA or CFA

  • Knowledge about environmental sustainability, including energy and water

  • Knowledgeable about local food and regenerative agricultural

  • Network within southern and central Idaho  

  • Fluent in Spanish

Time Requirements & Compensation: This is a full, year-round position though our organization values flexible hours for staff. Compensation DOE. Health & technology stipends provided. Work from home opportunity or shared office space available. Remote work scenario considered based on experience and location, as there would need to be a hybrid model with travel to the Wood River Valley.

Application Instructions: We will be interviewing qualified applicants on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until a qualified person has accepted the position.  To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and any questions to admin@sunvalleyinstitute.org.