Careers & Internships

Thank you for your interest in joining the Denver Kids team! Below is a list of our current opportunities.

Director of Talent and Culture
Job Classification: Full Time, Salaried/Exempt
Department: General Administration
Reports to: CEO
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. 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 advocated for kids, ourselves and others. We empower and promote active participation from and 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.

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:
The Director of Talent and Culture is a part of our leadership team reporting to the CEO; acting as a strategic business partner, providing counsel, developing roadmaps and executing on all people-related initiatives. S/he will drive all cultural initiatives, performance management, hiring, onboarding, engagement and retention, career development, compensation and workforce planning, benefits as well as responsibility for increasing our Social Emotional and Academic Learning capacity.

This will be a dynamic hands-on leader with analytical abilities, strategic insight, sound judgment, and experience in human resources. Denver Kids is seeking an individual who is a positive, collaborative and thoughtful self-starter that can take initiative and adapt to evolving circumstances. This person will bolster the organization, processes, and systems that will fulfill and empower teammates. Furthermore, this person will be working to further cultivate and deepen our company’s values. This is a role that requires being a self-starter with skills in both design and implementation since this is a department of one…that is you.

Culture

  • Collaboratively set and execute on the long-term vision for all talent and culture functions as well as the organization at large.
  • Consistently improve our effectiveness and helping us achieve our overall business goals while driving future organizational design and all change management initiatives to help maintain a high-performing, collaborative and innovative team.
  • Establish initiatives that help drive our culture by creating programs, tools, and experiences that engage our team at all levels and inspire a positive, adaptive, inclusive, diverse, and accountable culture.
  • Help maintain our core values and ensure that all decisions, programs, and processes are aligned with our culture and core beliefs.
  • Envision and communicate the philosophies and practices that make a great workplace; think on a strategic/visionary level and can collaborate with our leadership to implement change.
  • Keep a pulse on the employees in the organization to ensure we’re delivering excellence in the employee experience.
  • Build trust with employees across all layers of the organization and be an active listener and effective problem solver of people issues.
  • Bring the voice of the employees to all management discussions.
  • Oversee the annual calendar of events and projects.
  • Consistently communicate with staff about programming events and organizational activities.
  • Establish standards for our external culture:
    • Support or create feedback loops for gratitude and appreciation for partnerships
    • Support implementation of partnership deliverables
    • Seek out new partnerships to support culture and training initiatives.

Human Resources

  • Have overall responsibility for human resource policies, processes and best practices that drive employee engagement and productivity including:
    • Oversee performance management process
    • Support hiring and onboarding of new staff
    • Benefit and compensation plans
    • Grievances and personnel issues
    • Celebrations of successes/ achievements

Professional Development/Trainings

  • Build scalable learning and organizational development programs that aid in growing our team’s capabilities and drive employee retention
  • Drive scalable solutions around making our leaders better managers; provide coaching and feedback to our existing leadership team and develop programs that prepare high-potential employees for management roles
  • Proactively assess organizational performance to develop human resource solutions that support business strategies, enable leadership and employee success and foster a high-performance culture, engagement and inclusion
  • Oversee all logistics for staff meetings and team trainings

Additional Duties

  • Assist with Christmas for Kids event special holiday gift drives
  • Attend special Denver Kids events such as, but not limited to, the Breakfast Gala
  • As required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, training and development.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to foster teamwork, management proficiency, organizational astuteness, excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development.
  • Five plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training preferred.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement preferred.
  • Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.

Application Instructions:
Please send a resume, application, and cover letter to apply@denverkidsinc.org with the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. No phone calls or mail submissions.  The first round of applications will be reviewed on February 25 and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

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