Colorado Nonprofit Association

Program Manager – PwrHrs


Founded in 1981, the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF)was created to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley through athletic, cultural, and educational programs and events. Today, the VVF operates with an average annual budget of approximately $22 million and a full-time staff of 70 employees.

In the arts: We operate two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, and we host the annual Vail Dance Festival. We also encourage exposure to the performing arts through programs like STARS at the VPAC and Community Arts Access, Dancing in the Streets, and Master Classes during the Vail Dance Festival. We are also the organization behind Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free summer concerts.

In athletics: Each December we host the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races and the summer Mountain Games (known as the GoPro Mountain Games) each June in Vail. Historically, we have hosted three Alpine World Ski Championships (1989, 1999 and 2015) and major cycling, mountain biking, snowboarding and other international sporting events.

In education: YouthPower365 is the education initiative of the Vail Valley Foundation. Our programs serve children from preschool age to career and college. The organization operates in virtually every school in Eagle County and helps youth reach their full potential. We serve thousands of youth every year, and we are with them every step of the way.


YouthPower365 is seeking a dynamic youth-development professional to serve as a Program Manager for our PwrHrs program. This position will be responsible for executing our mission “to inspire, educate, and empower youth and families” within our K-5 after school and in the summer offerings. This Manager will be pivotal in implementing high-quality programs for children that span academics, social-emotional learning, enrichment, and physical activity. This includes daily support for teachers, staff, and students across six to eight school sites within the Eagle County School District.

Program Responsibilities:


· Have fun!

· Support staff in daily implementation of programs

· Maintain quality relationships with school staff and partners

· Be creative with ideas to improve/add student experiences

· Support scheduling and site needs daily

· Assist in onboarding, orientation, and training of staff

· Guide program improvements and evaluation

· Seek, establish and maintain strong partnerships with community organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance program offerings and resources.

· Actively engage families on program updates, events, student progress, and registration .

· Work with other YP staff to align efforts and enhance quality.

· Support other programs and Ad hoc projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

A successful candidate should possess:

· BA degree or equivalent experience in education and/or nonprofit organizations

· Strong problem-solving skills, while being able to adapt and be creative when changes occur

· Knowledge of public schools and OST (out of school time) programs

· Strong background in education of both children and adults

· Previous experience working and excelling in a fast paced, multi-level, project-based environment with emphasis on timelines, quality, and delivery

· Capable of remaining focused and calm under stressful situations

· Proven ability to make critical decisions independently and with little supervision

· Team approach and willingness to assist others when called upon

· A strengths-based approach to children and families

· Experience with successful collaborative projects

· Proficiency with a variety of technology and understanding of computer applications

Preferred Qualifications

· Conversational Spanish and English (preferred)

· Experience with implementation of Project Based Learning and STEM curriculum