Colorado Nonprofit Association

Program Advisor

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a passionate, driven individual with the desire to learn, grow, and excel in a culture that values every member of the team. DSF was named one of the Denver’s Top Workplaces in 2024 (5 year recipient of Top Workplaces), a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment. In 2022, DSF was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for by  the National Association for Business Resources. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, and innovative environment where your work has a profound impact on the lives of students and their families.


As a nonprofit organization, DSF’s mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. By embodying the core values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do, DSF strives to be a leader within the community. As we constantly seek to improve our services, we build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, students, team members and the broader community. We are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, believing in the value and ability of all students and team members.

We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community. If you are passionate about the philosophy and mission of DSF, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.

Job Summary:

DSF seeks dynamic applicants for an impactful new advising role! This unique position promises to be an exciting opportunity to support both Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school students and DSF Scholars who have recently graduated from college (DSF Alumni).  As a Program Advisor, you’ll be at the heart of two primary functions of our program. In this role, fifty-percent of time and effort will be serving with our College Access Team to provide college and career advising to high school students across our network of 15 Denver Public Schools with a DSF Future Center rotating among them as needed. The other half will be spent with our College Success Team with a research-based focus on crafting and implementing research-based programming and communications for DSF Alumni who have recently graduated from college. Your creative input will be key in supporting DSF Alumni in their transition from as needed as-needed college to a thriving career.

Site- Multiple Locations

Primary Responsibilities: College Access (20 hours per week on-site)

  1. College and Career Exposure- college representative presentations, academic major exploration, job shadows, interest and aptitude surveys, connecting career interest to academic pathways  
  2. Personal Development- relationship building, goal setting, decision making, student accountability, navigating systems, communication skills 
  3. College Readiness- high school academic success, extracurricular involvement, 
  4. Financial Literacy- how to pay for college, financial aid readiness, scholarship identification and application support 

Primary Responsibilities: College Success (12 hours per week on-site 8 hours per week off-site) 

Other Primary Responsibilities

Requirements

Education and Experience

Campus Advisor

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a passionate, driven individual with the desire to learn, grow, and excel in a culture that values every member of the team. DSF was named one of the Denver’s Top Workplaces in 2024 (5 year recipient of Top Workplaces), a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment. In 2022, DSF was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for by  the National Association for Business Resources. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, and innovative environment where your work has a profound impact on the lives of students and their families.

As a nonprofit organization, DSF’s mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. By embodying the core values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do, DSF strives to be a leader within the community. As we constantly seek to improve our services, we build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, students, team members and the broader community. We are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, believing in the value and ability of all students and team members.

We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community. If you are passionate about the philosophy and mission of DSF, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.

Job Summary 

This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing DSF’s postsecondary student services program by serving as a resource and guide for college students through college completion. Providing wrap-around services, including intrusive advising, academic/career guidance, and financial aid assistance, directly to students within the college environment.

Location – CU Denver

This position is a hybrid role working 4 days onsite and one day remote.

Job posting will remain open until 06/17/24 and may be extended if additional time is needed to gather qualified applicants.

College Advisor

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a passionate, driven individual with the desire to learn, grow, and excel in a culture that values every member of the team. DSF was named one of the Denver’s Top Workplaces in 2024 (5 year recipient of Top Workplaces), a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment. In 2022, DSF was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for by  the National Association for Business Resources. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, and innovative environment where your work has a profound impact on the lives of students and their families.

As a nonprofit organization, DSF’s mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. By embodying the core values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do, DSF strives to be a leader within the community. As we constantly seek to improve our services, we build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, students, team members and the broader community. We are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, believing in the value and ability of all students and team members.

We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community. If you are passionate about the philosophy and mission of DSF, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.

Job Summary 

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a College Advisor to guide students through the college readiness, application, and enrollment process through a relationship based holistic lens that supports student’s overall well-being. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who desire to excel within an evolving organization. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, dynamic, and innovative environment where your work makes an impact. As an organization, DSF strives to be a leader in the community by embodying the values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything that we do. If you do too, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.

Job Responsibilities

  1. College and Career Exposure- college representative presentations, academic major exploration, job shadows, interest and aptitude surveys, connecting career interest to academic pathways
  2. Personal Development- relationship building, goal setting, decision making, student accountability, navigating systems, communication skills
  3. College Readiness- high school academic success, extracurricular involvement,
  4. Financial Literacy- how to pay for college, financial aid readiness, scholarship identification and application support

Required Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience

Faculty, Behavioral Health

This is a grant-funded provisional faculty position and has the opportunity to be located at the Larimer Campus (Fort Collins) or the Westminster Campus. 

Who We Are

With three campuses along Colorado’s Front Range, Front Range Community College is the state’s largest community college. We enroll close to 28,000 students annually from our diverse service area, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities. 

Each year approximately 5,000 FRCC students transfer to four-year universities.  FRCC offers more than 36 career training programs that prepare students for immediate employment and rewarding careers. Last year, more than 5,000 high school students took concurrent enrollment classes with us, earning college credit without having to pay college tuition. And we were recently ranked as one of the “Top Online Colleges” in the country by Newsweek

One of FRCC’s main goals is to offer educational excellence for everyone. The college’s strong commitment to student success means we start by creating an inclusive and equitable environment—one where both students and employees feel they belong and are supported. FRCC’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our college conversations and decision-making processes. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body.  

The college is also an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. For us, becoming an HSI is an intentional commitment to being a college where our Latinx (and other historically marginalized) students thrive. 

FRCC employees and leaders work hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation and pride. We’re looking to hire people who share these values—along with our commitment to student success, equity and excellence.

Who You Are

As a full-time faculty member in the Integrated Health Services Department, you will provide leadership and instruction in the Behavioral Health program. You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.   You maintain a commitment to high-quality instruction and high-quality student supports.  

You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.

As a faculty member you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College.

Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for hybrid remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.  

SALARY: $57,147 – $65,052 for a 9-month, renewable contract. Please see our Salary Matrix (Download PDF reader) for more specific information.

BENEFITS:  Please click here to find more information about APT & Faculty Benefits

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of June 10, 2024. This posting could be used to fill multiple or similar positions.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: A resume; A letter of interest; A copy of official transcripts; A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy; and A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.

Required Education/Training & Work Experience:

Related Degree: Social Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Behavioral Economics; Health Psychology; Comparative Behavior; GeoPsychology; Applied Psychology; Industrial/Organizational, Community Psychology; Positive Psychology; Organizational Sciences; Gerontology; Educational Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology; Counseling licensure; Mental Health Counseling; Community Counseling; Clinical Counseling; Counselor Education; Marriage & Family Therapy; Clinical Mental Health; Rehabilitation Counseling, Drug & Rehab Counseling; Social Work.

 

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC. 

Teaching Artist

Title: Teaching Artist

Reports to: Academic Success Manager

Department: Academic Success

Class: Full-Time Exempt

Target Start Date: June 3, 2024

Location: Youth on Record Office & Partner School

Starting Salary: $55,000

Who we are:

Youth on Record (YOR) centers on Joy, Belonging, Authenticity, Collaboration, and Community in our in-school youth programs. Our enrichment programs are designed to help young people become more rooted in their personal power and thrive within the systems and circumstances designed to disempower and marginalize them.

YOR is at the intersection of working in public schools and curating a space where young people can feel motivated and engaged, build positive relationships, feel accepted and validated, and develop leadership skills. We recognize that education alone can not solve systemic injustice, nor can it alone liberate youth. Art is a powerful tool, but it cannot bear the sole responsibility of creating more equitable communities. Still, when integrated under the right framework, education and art are powerful tools for liberation and equity.

The Opportunity:

We are excited to share the Teaching Artist position at Youth on Record, a dynamic, creative youth development organization that harnesses the power of music and the arts. As a Teaching Artist, you will play a vital role in shaping the lives of students by delivering transformative experiences through music, creative exploration, and positive youth development. Our mission is to empower young individuals through trauma-informed, liberatory, innovative, and engaged approaches, fostering nonviolent communication and identity-centered learning through music and the arts.

Teaching Artists teach enrichment classes (including for credit classes) in partner schools and community spaces in the Denver-Metro area. Additionally, Teaching Artists lead and support workshops at the Youth on Record: Youth Media Studio and maintain consistent and professional relationships with the students and administrative leadership across school partnerships.

Join our passionate team as we cultivate an environment that encourages self-expression, personal growth, and academic excellence. Your expertise in various artistic disciplines will catalyze young minds to explore their creativity, build critical thinking skills, and develop a strong foundation for future success. We are dedicated to providing academically and intellectually rigorous programs that empower our students to become confident, well-rounded individuals.

Who You Are:

You are a passionate music educator who thrives in collaboration. You believe in the transformative power of music and art to empower students, particularly from historically marginalized communities. By fostering a curriculum that celebrates the rich traditions and voices of BIPOC communities, you ignite a passion for music in students through personalized instruction and mentorship. Together with educators and staff, you strive to create a dynamic and inclusive learning experience for all students.

Primary Responsibilities:

Throughout the academic year, teach classes focused on Modern Contemporary Music Ensemble; Identity, Power and Music; Music Technology, and integrating a Socio-Cultural lens in lessons. This includes lesson planning around Cultural Heritage celebrations. Courses may vary depending on the school partnership.

As a Teaching Artist, you will:

Administration and Operations Responsibilities:

Professional Development Responsibilities:

Skills and Qualifications:

Additional Experience that may be considered:

Community Adventure Program (CAP) Instructor

Position: Community Adventure Program (CAP) Instructor

Location: Angevine Middle School – Lafayette, CO

Status: Part-Time Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime (varies: 15 hours/week minimum)

Compensation: $20-$27 depending on experience, see incentive structure below for details

To Apply: Please fill out our application here by June 4th. Interviews will take place the week of June 10-14. If you have any trouble with the application, please send your application to Chelsea@CottonwoodInstitute.org. 

About Cottonwood Institute

Cottonwood Institute (CI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to connect middle and high school students to nature and inspire them to protect it. CI partners with local middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations to offer programs that engage students in environmental education, outdoor skill development, and service learning. We lead programs in Boulder, Denver, and Aurora and trips throughout the Colorado Front Range.

Community Adventure Program (CAP) Instructor Position Description

Cottonwood Institute is looking for an inspired and passionate educator to teach our CAP Class, an innovative elective that blends service learning, community building, environmental and outdoor education. During CAP, students develop outdoor skills and connect with themselves, each other, and the natural world on field days and overnight camping trips. Students also explore solutions to local environmental issues, choose a challenge to address as a class, and collaborate with local organizations to design and implement a student-directed Action Project in their community. As a CAP Instructor, you will: 

We are currently hiring a CAP instructor for our Angevine Middle School partnership. In addition to the program times listed below, CAP Instructors will have two paid hours of planning time for each paid hour of class time. 

Program Days: Classes 5 days per week, Monday-Friday, with 1 field day & 1 overnight per semester

Class Times: TBD, 45 minute class periods

Contract Length: August 1, 2024 – May 23, 2025

Anticipated hours per week: ~15 hours per week, with additional paid hours for trips, trainings & other duties 

About Angevine Middle School

Angevine Middle School is a public middle school in Lafayette, CO serving 660 students in grades 6-8. Cottonwood Institute has been partnering with Angevine for nearly 8 years, and has a long history of successfully offering CAP class. Angevine student demographics include: 44% free and reduced lunch rates; 38% Hispanic; 1% Black/African American; 53% white; and 3% Asian American, Indian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  

Required Competencies: Skills and orientations that we feel are necessary for success as a CAP instructor 

Interpersonal Skills

Educational Skills

Outdoor Trip Leading/Technical Skills

Preferred Competencies: These are nice-to-haves or things you can learn with us!

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement: Cottonwood Institute (CI) strives to create an inclusive and inspiring environment for all of our students and our staff. We actively value and support folks of every age, race, sex, colors, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, political service, or affiliation. We aim to build a staff that reflects the communities we serve. If you are an aspiring outdoor/environmental educator who identifies as a person of color, woman/non-binary, LGBTQIA+, we highly encourage you to apply!

eeCorps Outdoor Education Specialist – Lincoln Hills Cares

Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

Service Site Overview: This position will be located at Lincoln Hills Cares in Denver, CO. Lincoln Hills Cares is a nonprofit (founded by philanthropist Robert F. Smith) that develops the next generation of young leaders through outdoor and environmental education, cultural history exploration, and workforce advancement. Our programs empower communities by providing equitable access to and opportunities for outdoor learning. We operate programs at Historic Lincoln Hills, a former African American resort founded in 1922, and in the Metro Denver area.

Service Position Summary: Lincoln Hills Cares is seeking energetic and passionate outdoor-oriented individuals to serve our growing community-based outdoor and environmental education programs. This position will be responsible for assisting with planning, creating, and implementing outdoor and environmental education programs with youth organizations and school groups. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in educational environments, facilitating programs, and working with youth.

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities):

eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and Lincoln Hills Cares’ goals. These duties include:

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Qualifications:

Term of Service: This is a full-time national and community service position requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours during the year (approximately 35-40 hours/week). The position begins 9/3/24 and ends 8/15/25. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Training and Support Provided: eeCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable approved training and professional development. Members will be supervised and supported by Timothy Flynn, Lincoln Hills Cares’ Director of Programs and Education, as well as by Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator. The 2024-25 cohort of eeCorps members serving throughout the region will act as additional resources and support for each other.

Location and Service Conditions: The position will be based at Lincoln Hills Cares’ office location (2530 N Washington St, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205), with the option to serve remotely when not conducting programs. Service will also be performed at schools in the Metro Denver area and at Historic Lincoln Hills (255 Pactolus Lake Rd, Black Hawk, CO 80422) from June-August.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is the foundation of Lincoln Hills Cares and the programs and services we offer. Lincoln Hills Cares values diversity in our workplace and the programs we offer. We strive to hire and employ staff that are representative of the youth and communities we serve, which are predominantly People of Color. We also focus on attracting candidates with varying race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic, age, and sexual preference backgrounds. In addition, we believe that staff from different backgrounds contribute a greater variety of ideas, perspectives, knowledge, and skills valuable to our organization and services. 

Lincoln Hills Cares incorporates diversity into recruitment, hiring and staffing through:

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education. CAEE defines diversity in its broadest sense and welcomes everyone to the field of environmental education and the Alliance, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, national origins, socioeconomic status, religious affiliations, languages, and heritages.

Position will be filled pending grant award.

eeCorps AmeriCorps Educator – Thorne Nature Experience

Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

Service Site Overview: This position will be located at Thorne Nature Experience in Lafayette, CO. Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.  

Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps educator will collaborate with Thorne Staff to support the growth and well-being of the children in the preschool, in-school, after school, field trip, and summer camp programs through daily student mentorship and program facilitation.

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities):

eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and Thorne Nature Experience’s goals. These duties include:

Marginal Functions (Secondary Responsibilities):

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Qualifications:

Term of Service: This is a full-time national and community service position requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours during the year (approximately 35-40 hours/week). The position begins 9/3/24 and ends 8/15/25. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Training and Support Provided: eeCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable approved training and professional development. Members will be supervised and supported by Sarah Grove, Thorne Nature Experience Volunteer Manager, as well as by Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator. The 2024-25 cohort of eeCorps members serving throughout the region will act as additional resources and support for each other.

Location and Service Conditions: This position is based at Thorne Nature Experience, 300 Old Laramie Trail E, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity: Thorne Nature Experience is an equal opportunity organization. Thorne Nature Experience does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender variance or expression, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. This Anti-Discrimination Policy applies to, but is not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of Board Members, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education. CAEE defines diversity in its broadest sense and welcomes everyone to the field of environmental education and the Alliance, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, national origins, socioeconomic status, religious affiliations, languages, and heritages.

Position will be filled pending grant award.

eeCorps Generation Wild Outdoor Educator – The Nature Connection

Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

Service Site Overview: This position will be located at the Nature Connection (NC) in Hotchkiss, CO. The Nature Connection’s mission is to eliminate the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community.

Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps will engage with the Nature Connection to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps and the Nature Connection’s goals. The members will focus on NC’s school programs, Learn to Bike, Skis for Kids, and Winter Ecology Days.

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities):

eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and NC’s goals. These duties include:

Marginal Functions (Secondary Responsibilities):

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Qualifications:

Term of Service: This is a full-time national and community service position requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours during the year (approximately 35-40 hours/week). The position begins 9/3/24 and ends 8/15/25. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Training and Support Provided: eeCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable approved training and professional development. Members will be supervised and supported by Steph Seitz, NC Program Manager, as well as by Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator. The 2024-25 cohort of eeCorps members serving throughout the region will act as additional resources and support for each other.

Location and Service Conditions: This position is based at the Nature Connection Headquarters, 397 Miners Way, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, and service will be performed at schools, on public lands, and other locations around Delta County.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity: The Nature Connection shall not discriminate against any employee, volunteer or program participant on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, marital, parental, veteran or military status, political service, or membership, participation or association with any employee organization. We provide equal employment and volunteer opportunities to all individuals based on relevant qualifications and abilities.

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education. CAEE defines diversity in its broadest sense and welcomes everyone to the field of environmental education and the Alliance, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, national origins, socioeconomic status, religious affiliations, languages, and heritages.

Position will be filled pending grant award.

eeCorps Youth Engagement Specialist – The Greenway Foundation

Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

Service Site Overview: This position will be located at The Greenway Foundation (TGF) in Denver, CO. Since 1974, TGF has been leading efforts to reclaim the South Platte River and its tributaries, transforming this vital watershed from a virtual cesspool to a place of environmental and recreational pride. Today we provide access, expert education, and community events along the river.

Service Position Summary: The Youth Engagement Specialist will help TGF with community outreach in target neighborhoods with high minority and low-income populations to better serve these communities through its South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) programming as well as act as an assistant environmental educator and youth mentor on SPREE programs serving high school students from these neighborhoods.

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities):

eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and The Greenway Foundation’s goals. These duties include:

Marginal Functions (Secondary Responsibilities):

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Qualifications:

Term of Service: This is a full-time national and community service position requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours during the year (approximately 35-40 hours/week). The position begins 9/3/24 and ends 8/15/25. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Training and Support Provided: eeCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable approved training and professional development. Members will be supervised and supported by Julianne Gagnon, The Greenway Foundation Education Director, as well as by Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator. The 2024-25 cohort of eeCorps members serving throughout the region will act as additional resources and support for each other.

Location and Service Conditions: Position will be based at 1820 Platte St., Denver CO 80202 (TGF’s main office) and service will be performed at parks and neighborhoods throughout Denver.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity: The Greenway Foundation shall not discriminate against any employee, volunteer or program participant on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, marital, parental, veteran or military status, political service, or membership, participation or association with any employee organization. We provide equal employment and volunteer opportunities to all individuals based on relevant qualifications and abilities.

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education. CAEE defines diversity in its broadest sense and welcomes everyone to the field of environmental education and the Alliance, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, national origins, socioeconomic status, religious affiliations, languages, and heritages.

Position will be filled pending grant award.