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Vice President of Talent and Operations
Job Classification: Full Time, Salaried/Exempt
Department:
Programs
Reports to:
CEO
Hours:
40 hours/week

Compensation & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Individual Health & Dental Coverage, Individual Retirement Account Contribution and Paid Time Off

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Talent and Operations requires a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience leading a team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse and talented individuals. The Vice President of Talent and Operations must be a leader who is able to help others at Denver Kids deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality.  Importantly, the successful Vice President of Talent and Operations will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission.

As a member of the executive management team, the Vice President of Talent and Operations will be involved in setting the strategic direction, coaching and motivating staff to excel, while modeling the organizational values.

Denver Kids has recently merged with Denver Urban Scholars effective July 1, 2019. The Vice President of Talent and Operations will be overseeing the combining of human resource, financial, donor database, and case management systems as well as the overall procedures and operations for the company.

Primary Responsibilities

Talent & Culture

  • Human resource generalist – compensation and benefit administration, selection of benefit plans, internal human resource staff contact, and paid time off oversight
  • Support the integration of the two organizational cultures inclusive of creating and facilitating initiatives that encourage a One Team culture of accountability
  • Lead the diversity and inclusivity initiatives
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Revisit as appropriate the organization structure and related titles to ensure overall alignment with our mission and impact
  • Payroll back-up administrator to the Sr. Accountant

Accounting and Finance

  • Supervise the Sr. Accountant
  • Oversight of accounting, financial reporting, budgets and projections
  • Ensure restricted program grants and other funding sources are properly allocated
  • Oversee accounting function of the organization
  • Track, forecast, and manage the organization’s budget

Operations

  • Supervise the Data and Systems Analyst and provide direction for program performance metrics in partnership with the Vice President of Programs
  • Oversight of operations as well as systems and processes for expense tracking, technology, office space, etc.
  • Oversight of technology integration: SalesForce, Quickbooks Online, SLACK, etc.
  • Oversight of computer inventory and maintenance
  • Serve as liaison to Program Team and Development Team related to all things liability (insurance, best practice, legal concerns, etc.

Other

  • Meet with funders as needed
  • Participate in strategic planning as a member of the executive management team
  • Attend board meetings as needed
  • Supervision of administrative interns and possibly assisting with program interns
  • As a member of the executive management team, this person is a “go to” person for all things related to Talent and Operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams
  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree with a masters preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and preferably financial (Quickbooks online) and database software (Salesforce)
  • Minimum 3 years experience with human resources

Preferred:

  • Commitment to education and work with at-risk youth
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity

Personal Characteristics

To be successful in this role, the following are important:

  • Results – proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, including successful profit and loss management and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness
  • Strategic Vision and Agility – ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Capacity Building – ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Leadership and Organizational – exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
  • Action Oriented – enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary
  • General Management – thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources and marketing

Other:

  • Thrives in a changing environment focused on continuous learning and personal development
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal school hours and days
  • Satisfactory health and sufficient physical energy to maintain the rigorous schedule
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift at least 20lbs

Compensation/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume and cover letter to apply@denverkidsinc.org with the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Only resumes with a cover letter will be reviewed. No phone calls or mail submissions.  The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

The application can be found on the website: http://denverkidsinc.org/careers/

Denver Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing an inclusive staff team. People of color and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Vice President of Programs
Job Classification: Full Time, Salaried/Exempt
Department:
Programs
Reports to:
CEO
Hours:
40 hours/week

Compensation & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Individual Health & Dental Coverage, Individual Retirement Account Contribution and Paid Time Off

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Programs is responsible for all aspects of Denver Kid’s programming and implementing strategies to accomplish our impact goals. As we refresh our approach to serving students primarily requiring Tier 2 interventions, this role will ensure fidelity across all program offerings and activities  are achieved in our strengths based, trauma informed, social emotional and academic learning interventions. As a member of the executive management team, the Vice President of Programs will be involved in setting the strategic direction, coaching and motivating staff to excel, while modeling the organizational values.

The Vice President also works closely with Denver Public Schools regarding district initiatives and strategies to optimize support of all students. Community involvement and supporting fundraising efforts are integral aspects of the role.

Denver Kids has recently approved a merger of the Denver Urban Scholars programs effective July 1. The Vice President of Programs will be overseeing the combining of two teams which will require making sure there is alignment of service offerings, but also will focus on successful organization cultural and procedural integration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervises: Program Director, Deep School Model, Program Director – Enrichment and Community Partnerships, and Program Director, Mobile Team
  • Oversees the joining of two program teams into OneTeam
  • Ensures the process of program integration/implementation occurs timely; manages change for program department
  • Fidelity across all programs – program design, training, and implementation
  • Implements strategic initiatives for the program department; participates in strategic planning and visioning
  • Create the systems of accountability throughout all programming
  • Work closely with SEAL development for Denver Kids University as well as think through the train-the-trainer program and pathway for staff
  • Ensure we have the systems in place to increase our student graduation rate to 85%+
  • Manage the expansion/contraction of deep school model
  • Manage the contraction of mobile team schools to between 65 and 75
  • Use Salesforce as a tool to improve program quality, efficiency and efficacy
  • Manage program grants and evaluation requirements/needs
  • Be involved in grant funding requests
  • Meet with funders/board
  • Preferably able to provide licensed supervision (including group sup if needed for licensure hours)
  • As a member of the Executive Management Team, this person is a “go to” person for all things related to programming
  • Responsible to explore changing titles for better overall alignment of our student support and building the best youth services team in Denver!

Qualifications

Required:

  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams
  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree with a masters preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years non-profit experience
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and preferably case management software

Preferred:

  • Commitment to education and work with at-potential youth

Working Conditions

  • Urban city and school district
  • Working with students and families who may or may not face circumstances, including but not limited to, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and immigration.
  • Requires current Colorado driver’s license
  • Up to date auto insurance with limits of $100/$300/$100 and $5K in Medical Payments
  • Driving to and from schools, events and/or other local entities as necessary
  • Occasional before /after regular working hour
  • Occasional transport for student/family according to academic and Enrichment need and support

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrated and significant experience in leadership, strategic thinking and management roles
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess needs and multi-task
  • Project/task management experience and cross-functional coordination skills
  • Thrives in a changing environment focussed on continuous learning and personal development
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal school hours and days
  • Satisfactory health and sufficient physical energy to maintain the rigorous schedule
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Align with Denver Kids Core Values
  • Ability to lift at least 20lbs

Compensation/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Instructions:
Please send a resume and cover letter to apply@denverkidsinc.org with the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Your response will not be reviewed if it doesn’t include a cover letter. No phone calls or mail submissions.

Denver Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing an inclusive staff team. Minorities and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Educational Counselor
Job Classification: Full Time, Salaried/Exempt
Department:
Programs – Mobile Team
Reports to:
Co-Program Director, Mobile Team
Hours:
40 hours/week

Compensation & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package includes Health, Dental and Life insurances, paid holidays and time off and Simple IRA with matching contribution.

Denver Kids Inc. – Every student counts.  Every student graduates.

This is the vision of our organization and what we stand for and work towards every day.  We provide educational counseling and one-on-one mentoring support for students, grades 3-12 in Denver Public Schools, who face the personal challenges of higher risk environments. Once a student falls behind and loses their footing—whether that’s in elementary, middle, or high school—it’s challenging to catch up. This is where Denver Kids intervenes and plays a transformative role with our professional Educational Counselors working one-to-one. Our programs ensure that students successfully complete high school, explore post-secondary options and become contributing members of the community.

Inclusiveness Statement of Principal:
At Denver Kids, Inc., we are here for kids. In recognition of our increasingly diverse population and our mission to support the educational success of our students, Denver Kids, Inc. is committed to creating, instilling, and modeling a sustainable culture of inclusiveness. We define inclusiveness as creating a safe, compassionate, accepting environment, based on equality and fairness that honors, respects, and values the unique contributions and backgrounds of all people.

Through positive role modeling, we embrace our differences and advocate for kids, ourselves and others. We empower and promote active participation in partnership with our students, parents, staff, boards, volunteers and any stakeholders, which allow everyone to voice opinions and express their ideas towards creating the greater success of Denver Kids, Inc.

Everyone has special talents and gifts to share. At Denver Kids, Inc., our inclusion speaks to diversity not only of our staff to our students, and families but it also addresses teamwork. We are seeking team players who work well together. Combining teamwork and inclusion will make you a desirable candidate.

We are committed to engaging in continuous learning and integrating inclusiveness into all of Denver Kids, Inc.’s programs, policies and procedures for the success of our students, our personal growth, and the better serve our community.

Position Summary:

Educational Counselors serve an extraordinary and essential function, owning the primary relationship between youth and Denver Kids, Inc., and serving as a liaison with parent/guardian and school. Reporting to the Co-Director, Educational Counselors implement trauma-informed, strengths-based, social, emotional, and academic learning (SEAL) interventions to assist students in achieving their goals. Educational Counselors coordinate a variety of supports and enrichment services for the student.  They create the conditions in which students are most likely to learn, grow, and develop. We seek professionals that demonstrate a growth mindset, an interest in personal and professional growth, and a willingness to practice the SEAL skills that we teach the youth we serve.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized support to a caseload of up to 55 students 3 – 12th grade with an expectation to meet students as frequently as needed through one-on-one, small group meetings, and/or enrichment events
  • Work with youth to implement the Denver Kids Best Practice Frameworks (trauma-informed, strengths based, and Social Emotional and Academic Learning powered)
  • Build strong and positive relationships with youth, families/caregivers, school staff and volunteer mentors in order to teach growth mindset, implement SEAL interventions, and empower students to reach their goals
  • Monitor student progress (attendance, behavior, and passing grades) to inform interventions and support
  • Collaborate with DPS school staff, parents/caregivers, volunteer mentors, and community to better understand and meet the youth’s needs and coordinate action plans for success
  • Communicate with parents/guardians monthly (at minimum) to engage them in their child’s educational & social/emotional success and collaborate on the development and achievement of student goals
  • Assist parents/guardians and student in navigating the education system, school policies, and school choice process
  • Communicate with Denver Kids’ volunteer mentors monthly (at minimum) to ensure adherence to Denver Kids policies/procedures and provide coaching
  • Utilize community resources, extra-curricular activities, and Denver Kids enrichment events to meet a student’s needs and broaden their exposure to experiential learning opportunities
  • Provide crisis intervention support and coordinate referrals (e.g. medical, mental health, legal, basic needs support, etc.), in order to support
  • Work with other educational counselors (including other satellites) to coordinate events, small group interventions, and other activities that support student and family SEAL
  • Work with other educational counselors to help build a Denver Kids community among students, families/caregivers, and volunteer mentors
  • Maintain proper documentation of student services and support
  • Participate in professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Urban city and school district
  • Engaging students and families who may or may not face circumstances, including but not limited to, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and immigration
  • Driving daily to and from schools in your own vehicle, events and/or other local entities as necessary
  • Occasional after/before regular working hour home or school visits
  • During the school year, provide occasional transport for student/family according to academic need and support

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ability to model a growth mindset (curious, calm, creative) and adapt to change
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging youth and assist them in overcoming obstacles toward academic success and social /emotional management
  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in student/youth case management, counseling, or mentoring
  • Understanding of youth development and trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches
  • Bilingual language ability (English and Spanish) preferred
  • Proficient in utilizing technology to attain results
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule and work outside of normal school hours and days
  • Satisfactory health and sufficient physical energy to maintain a rigorous schedule
  • Requires current Colorado Driver’s license with a safe and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift at least 20lbs
  • Up to date auto insurance with limits of $100/$300/$100 and $5K in Medical Payments

Application Instructions:
Please send a resume and cover letter to apply@denverkidsinc.org with the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Your response will not be reviewed if it doesn’t include a cover letter. No phone calls or mail submissions.

Denver Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing an inclusive staff team. Minorities and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.