Colorado Nonprofit Association

Belonging Colorado Program Lead

The Denver Foundation seeks a community-focused program lead for the Belonging Colorado program. The program lead centers on mission-based work supporting the foundation’s vision, mission, and purpose. Our Belonging Colorado program lead will be the project manager and leader of a new state-wide initiative, a new special fund housed at The Denver Foundation.

The Belonging Colorado program lead reports to the Senior Director of Partnership, Policy, and Learning. It requires at least five years of experience managing complex initiatives and programs with multiple partnerships and a distributed model to advance work. It also has a background in starting new initiatives, implementing new ideas, and working with ambiguity productively.

This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado. We work on a hybrid schedule of at least two days in-office (Monday and Thursday required). The starting salary for this position is $110,000 to $140,000 per year. This position is salaried, exempt, and eligible for all the foundation’s benefits. The starting salary will be based on experience.

The Denver Foundation is excited to be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2025. For nearly 100 years, people in Metro Denver and across Colorado have trusted The Denver Foundation to steward charitable funds to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. In partnership with generous donors and community partners, we lead a community-wide effort to build a better future for everyone. The foundation’s vision is a Metro Denver that is racially equitable in its leadership, prosperity, and culture, and we are a catalytic leader that engages in critical issues and accelerates systems change. To achieve this, all staff must intentionally apply Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to their practice. The ideal candidates for this position are committed to racial equity. We seek team members ready to work alongside us at this historic milestone. If you are passionate about making a difference and eager to contribute to deep community impact, we invite you to be part of our dedicated team.

Belonging Colorado is a bold new effort at the foundation, working to bridge divides and strengthen belonging and resiliency in our state. We are investing in good ideas for building connections across lines of difference, such as racial, ethnic, religious, political affiliation, and more.  

 In the first phase of its work, Belonging Colorado will support activities such as community grantmaking, technical assistance and training, learning and evaluation, and social entrepreneurship. 

At a time of intense social, economic, and environmental challenges, Coloradoans must work effectively across differences to support our state’s long-term health, resilience, and well-being. Will you join our team?

The Belonging Colorado program lead will lead the launch of this new initiative, including developing the body of work that will impact belonging and inclusion across Colorado. In the first phase of the program’s work, the Belonging Colorado Program Lead will support activities such as place-based grantmaking, working in partnership with a national technical assistance and training curriculum, creating the program’s learning and evaluation initiative, and identifying opportunities for social entrepreneurship. The position will partner with The Denver Foundation staff, local and national funders, and leaders working in the areas of belonging and inclusion.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

Candidates must possess the following:

A full job description and application link are available on our careers page at Applications received before 07/12/2024 will be prioritized first.

The Denver Foundation practices and champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor all community members’ diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.