Colorado Nonprofit Association

Program Director

About Denver Kids:

In 1946, Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Rotary Club of Denver partnered to form Denver Boys with the purpose of providing academic support, mentorship, and job skills for boys who were dropping out of school to work and provide for their families when their fathers did not return from WWII. Denver Girls was founded in 1970 to follow the same academic and mentor support model. In 1993, Denver Kids became the merged entities of Denver Boys and Denver Girls to consolidate programs and funding. In 2019, DK merged with Denver Urban Scholars (DUS), a fellow youth-serving organization committed to serving students facing barriers to high school graduation and educational attainment through mentorship and academic support.

‍Our unique public/private partnership with DPS continues today. Specializing in Educational SEL Counseling—a one-to-one, relationship-based, long-term approach dedicated to building character, academic achievement, and positive development of the whole child. Denver Kids strives to help students use education and the development of social and emotional skills as tools to create career and college pathways.

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Who you are:

You are able to thrive in a changing environment focused on continuous learning and professional development. You are passionate about our mission and can drive accountability and productivity while building a collaborative and connected environment for our team and students to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Program Director is a critical component of the program and senior leadership team, utilizing their experience with adult social-emotional learning facilitation to train, coach, and advocate. The Program Director will report to and coordinate with the Vice President of Programs to ensure that all program teams across the organization consistently follow policies and procedures and drive student outcomes. This position will build relationships with target schools and community partners, collaborating with Program Managers to ensure successful student enrollment, and through observations provide direct coaching for program and team excellence. This position will also assist in evaluation and data tracking for grant/funding purposes and continuous program improvement while maintaining appropriate and effective written and verbal communication.

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