Colorado Nonprofit Association

Youth Pathways Advisor

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.

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.

The newest chapter of our journey began in July 2019, when fellow youth-serving organization Denver Urban Scholars merged with Denver Kids. With a combined 97 years of experience serving Denver youth with mentorship and academic support, the newly merged Denver Kids is poised to reach youth in new and exciting ways. Learn more at https://www.denverkids.org/.

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. You will need to be autonomous, willing to work flexibly within this scope, and have extra lines of communication with leadership to ensure program implementation and sustainability.

Position Summary:

The Youth Pathways Advisor position requires innovative ideas to execute the vision and organizational skills to track ongoing data and results. As a key position to help deliver on our mission, this role is responsible for helping students explore possibilities after high school that encourage further education, self-sufficiency, and community contribution. The Youth Pathways Advisor will share resources and facilitate activities that increase Denver Kids’ high school graduation rate, post-secondary enrollment rate, and financial resources required for young adults to succeed through wrap-around services.

Primary Responsibilities

Case Management

Adhere to Denver Kids’ Policies and Procedures, inclusive of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) practices, as well as ethical standards of the field

Work collaboratively in a team-based setting

Qualifications

Required:

Preferred:

Working Conditions