Careers & Internships

Program Manager, Bilingual (Spanish)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Department: Program
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
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: This position plays a key role in the intervention strategy of Denver Kids, Inc. The Program Manager will work directly with middle/high school scholars in the deep school model. The Program Manager will work with school partner staff, ensuring a team-based approach. The Program Manager is a coach and advocate, working closely with the scholar, mentor, family and school to ensure wrap-around support is provided. In addition, the Program Manager may facilitate social-emotional groups, provide workshops for parents or school staff, facilitate and attend mentoring community meetings, or engage in other large scale group supports at our partner schools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Case Management
    • Provide case management services to scholars, families, and mentors
    • Conduct assessments and provide one-on-one coaching, psychoeducation, life skills education, and basic counseling to scholars
    • Provide home visits and maintain contact with families, as needed
    • Provide resources to scholars, mentors, families
    • Provide one-on-one coaching to mentors and Group Leaders
    • Maintain current documentation through online database and secured paper files
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with personnel in school partner systems
  • Programming and Events
    • Support the program team in conducting enrollment sessions/assessments and ensuring that the target number of scholars is enrolled
    • Assist with organizing and facilitating community workshops for mentoring pairs
    • Ensure caseload of scholars and mentors attends required events
    • Provide transportation to scholars for events/trainings as needed
    • Facilitate Real Talk social-emotional groups, parent workshops, teacher workshops or trainings, and other group workshops with constituents, based on results of the school’s partnership needs assessment
  • Evaluation
    • Ensure caseload of scholars and mentors has completed any required evaluation measurement tools
    • Track necessary demographic information and outcome data at direction of COO for grant/funding purposes and continuous program improvement
  • General
    • Adhere to Denver Urban Scholars Policies and Procedures as well as ethical standards of the field
    • Create and maintain productive, professional relationships with all staff
    • Work collaboratively in a team-based setting
    • Participate in any leadership/professional development as needed including on-going training opportunities pertinent to job execution and client population
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings
    • Attend and participate in agency committees/groups as necessary
    • May have an opportunity to supervise intern(s) as appropriate

Qualifications

Required:

  • 2 years of experience working in youth development
  • Written and oral Spanish language skills
  • Commitment to education and youth who are challenged by higher risk environments
  • Experience working with a diverse population

Preferred:

  • Counseling background in educational setting
  • Master’s degree; Licensure in Clinical Social Work preferred

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

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to assess needs and multi-task
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain the rigorous schedule
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs
  • Aligns with Core Values

Compensation/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to both Kathrynm@denverurbanscholars.org and Lynnep@denverurbanscholars.org.

 

Program Events and Community Partnerships Manager

Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Department: Program
Reports to: Director of Enrichment and Community Partnerships
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 mission of Denver Kids is to support students in Denver Public Schools (DPS) who face the challenges of higher-risk environments to successfully complete high school, pursue post-secondary options, and become contributing members of the community. We believe that it is important to offer the students we serve a holistic approach to their development and growth and hence provide learning opportunities to engage in activities that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to participate in outside of school– enrichment. The enrichment activities include program events, career readiness opportunities, visiting museums, attending sports and theatre functions, etc. There are a number of highly valued community partners that make the student enrichment experiences possible and require ongoing relationship building.

We rely on the generous donation of time from the community to support our programs. The Events and Community Partnerships Manager, in collaboration with the mentoring staff, will execute high quality SEAL programming for youth and mentors across programs. We are seeking a person to serve as a team-builder and advocate for changes that grow Denver Kids, Inc.’s impact with the support and direction of the Director of Enrichment and Community Partnerships.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Management & Development

  • Develop, evaluate and implement best practices to improve student engagement opportunities
  • Works closely with the SEAL/Relational Fitness Coach and the Director of Enrichment and Community Partnerships to develop and implement strengths based, trauma informed SEAL content across programming – deep school, mobile unit, mentoring, social emotional groups, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate tracking and record-keeping for reporting and evaluation using Salesforce
  • Manage event logistics, including: RSVP management, event timelines, staffing assignments and trainings, facilitation of pre-planning and debrief meetings
  • Support the Capstones and Future Options teams with event conceptualization and management
  • This role will continue to evolve with the needs of the organization which requires a candidate who is flexible and adaptable in a continuous learning organization

 Enrichment Activities

  • Create and manage an annual calendar of program events; communicate effectively
  • With SEAL Coach, design SEAL based events per year for the deep model program; with team leads, support Program Managers in executing these events successfully
  • Manage about 10 corporate/community events focused on college and career readiness experiences for youth
  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships that serve our SEAL programming
  • With the community volunteer manager, provide volunteer training and support to corporate and community partners, related to SEAL based events
  • Coordinate all aspects of summer programming inclusive of collaborating with staff for recruiting students, being the liaison to the camp contacts and related funders, and manage transportation logistics as needed
  • Assist the Future Options program with bootcamps events, corporate visits, and other related events
  • Coordinate holiday partners giving campaigns, as well as other organization wide events
  • Assist the Mobile Team with periodic regional events inclusive of year-end and parent appreciation gathering
  • Assist the Enrichment team with volunteer recruitment, partnership management, and mentoring events as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of experience managing staff, programs and processes
  • Commitment to education and youth who are challenged by higher risk environments
  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • The position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evenings and weekend
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, advance, and sustain positive relationships
  • Experience in facilitation
  • Experience with Salesforce or other database preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Up to date auto insurance with limits of $100/$300/$100 and $5K in Medical Payments
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred:

  • Experience in non-profit sector
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish preferred

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
  • Driving to and from schools, events and/or other local entities as necessary
  • Occasional before /after regular working hour; occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours required
  • Occasional transport for student/family according to academic need and support

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to assess needs and multi-task
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain the rigorous schedule
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Cristina_Chacon@dpsk12.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.