Colorado Nonprofit Association

Public Health Infrastructure Coordinator (Part-Time)

Guidance from: Ashley Loveless, MPH, Public Health Infrastructure Manager

Interview Us! Office hours to be held on 9/13, 9/14 and 9/18. Reserve time via Calendly.

Responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here.

Priority will be given to applications received by September 22, 2023


Trailhead Institute is a public health institute whose mission is to advance innovation and collaboration in public and environmental health. With this in mind, the part-time Public Health Infrastructure Coordinator will work with the Trailhead team to further the organization’s mission, to build a regenerative organization that actively works to reverse historical inequities within public health and within our organization, and to operate in accordance with our guiding values of collaboration, curiosity, inclusion, innovation, and reflection.

This person will ensure that a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and equity is incorporated throughout all components of their work.

Supported in part by the American Rescue Plan Act, the OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant is a groundbreaking investment that supports critical public health infrastructure needs of jurisdictions across the United States. Funding from this grant will help ensure that every U.S. community has the people, services, and systems needed to promote and protect health. The grant creates a foundation for CDC’s public health infrastructure work and provides maximum flexibility so jurisdictions can address their most pressing needs.

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has received the grant to provide technical assistance and training to the recipients of the Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant. NNPHI has subcontracted technical assistance (TA) and training support to member Public Health Institutes across the country, including Trailhead Institute. Trailhead is working with three other public health institutes to provide responsive and proactive TA and training to grantees within HRSA Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah) and across the country. Learn more about the Public Health Infrastructure Grant here.

About Trailhead Workforce Programs & Initiatives:

Trailhead Institute is the leading, supportive and empowering catalyst that enables communities to make important decisions and enact critical initiatives aimed at delivering healthier futures and more positive environments. Trailhead Institute’s Workforce Programs & Initiatives (WPI) activate public and environmental health career entry pathways and innovative workforce sustainability strategies and help develop and advance the evolving public and environmental health workforce. With an approach oriented toward equity and inclusion, WPI efforts engage partners across multiple sectors and interdisciplinary areas that influence public and environmental health. Primary focus areas include equitable recruitment and retention as well as supporting intentional public health career pathways and experiential learning.

Position Summary:

This part-time Coordinator position will serve as a member of the WPI team, guided by the Public Health Infrastructure Manager. Together with the WPI team, the Coordinator will support innovative workforce development and demonstrate progress toward regional and statewide public health infrastructure priorities.

The Coordinator’s overall responsibility is to coordinate, organize, assess, and report on the CDC infrastructure grant and related technical assistance offered to health departments in the region. This includes administrative support for regional virtual meetings and projects, several in-person meetings annually, supporting the evaluation of the infrastructure grant and technical assistance projects, and additional responsibilities as they arise.

Trailhead Institute is a public health institute whose mission is to advance innovation and collaboration in public and environmental health. With this in mind, this position will work with everyone within the Trailhead Institute team to further the organization’s mission and operate in accordance with our guiding values of collaboration, curiosity, inclusion, innovation, and reflection.



Support program evaluation and progress reporting.





Key Characteristics:

Minimum years experience

4 years of experience with undergraduate education or equivalent life experience. The ideal candidate will be contemplating, actively enrolled in, or recently completing a Masters in Public Health or Masters in Public Administration. This position is designed to support career entry into the field of public health.

Salary and Benefits

This is a part-time exempt position with office facilities available for optional use in Denver, Colorado. This is a remote position with preference given to candidates based in Colorado, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah. All business is conducted in Mountain [Standard/Day] Time.

Hiring pay range for this part-time (24 hours/week) position is $33,000-$33,900. Trailhead Institute offers a generous benefits package including paid vacation and sick time (prorated for part-time employees), health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, a free RTD EcoPass, and a 401k with a 100% employer match up to 10%.

The salary for this position is provided by limited-term funding. If the funding ends, the position may be discontinued, and there is no guarantee for future employment with Trailhead Institute.

To Interview Us:

We will be holding 3 optional office hours during the two-week application period. This offers you an opportunity to schedule a 15 minute call and ask any questions regarding the job announcement and/or about Trailhead. Participation is optional in this non-interview portion of the process and won’t impact your consideration for the role. If interested, please see details above.

To Apply:

Please apply via Trailhead Institute’s online application system. You will be asked to upload your resume and job references. You will be given the opportunity to complete 5 questions in lieu of a cover letter. In addition, please upload two relevant work samples.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to applications completed and received before September 22, 2023. Application review will begin the week of September 25, 2023. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All employees of Trailhead Institute are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide documentation to this effect upon employment. Please contact us with questions and for exemption details and requests:

License and Proof of Insurance Requirement

If you will be using a personal vehicle to drive yourself for Trailhead Institute business, you must provide a valid driver license and proof of insurance. While access to reliable transportation is a must, having a driver license and/or personal vehicle is not a requirement for employment with Trailhead Institute.

Background Check

The person in this position will be issued a Trailhead Institute credit card; therefore, we will be conducting a background check as a condition of employment. Please note that results from this background check will not immediately disqualify your application without a conversation.

Trailhead Institute is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, race, color, veteran status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or national origin. Trailhead Institute welcomes applications from all communities, educational backgrounds and life experiences.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.