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Trailhead Careers and Service Opportunities

Trailhead Institute truly is a place—an employer—like no other. Every day we put our expertise, our energy, our ideas and our passions to work making real differences in the health of our communities and the environment all around us. So, if working to improve lives, serving the good of communities and working to improve public health for all sounds like the kind of career you’ve been seeking, we invite you to explore our current job openings.

Opportunities are added as they become available. Check back or sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest at Trailhead Institute.

Current Openings:

Position Overview:

Trailhead is excited to promote this job opportunity with our close partner, CALPHO, the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials. CALPHO is the professional association representing Colorado’s Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs). Their member-directed advocacy, initiatives, and research aim to improve the practice, structure, and financing of Colorado’s public health delivery system. They are seeking an Executive Director to champion the mission and vision of this important player in Colorado’s public health landscape.

To learn more about the position’s responsibilities, qualifications and application requirements, please click here.

Position Overview:

Trailhead Institute is a public health institute whose mission is to advance innovation and collaboration in public and environmental health. The Program Assistant will work remotely and support the coordination of the Regional Health Connector program. The Program Assistant will report to the Cross Sector Workforce Manager and will work in collaboration with internal and external teams and partners. In alignment with Trailhead’s mission, the Program Assistant will incorporate a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and equity in their work, and will support a regenerative organization that actively works to reverse historical inequities within public health and within Trailhead itself.


  • Coordinate RHC program meetings; including sending meeting agendas, taking meeting notes, sending follow-up meeting notes and resources
  • Coordinate content and delivery of weekly resource emails
  • Assist in writing of monthly reports on the work of the Regional Health Connector program
  • Assist in review of RHC monthly reports
  • Maintain up to date contact information of the Regional Health Connector program internally and for external partners
  • Assist in presentations on data and reporting

To learn more about the position’s responsibilities, qualifications and application requirements, please click here

Position Overview:

Youth Sexual Health Facilitator and Workgroup Advisor (Contract Position)

Trailhead Institute is requesting proposals from qualified professional vendors to plan, develop and facilitate an advisory board to inform the next edition of the State of Adolescent Sexual health Report (SASH). This next edition of the report will include a stronger and more robust anti-oppressive framework and recommendations that elevate the next evolution of sex education. Previous editions of the SASH report can be found at  The proposal must include a single point of contact that will manage the relationship/contract with Trailhead.

This is intended to be a short-term contract for 4-6 months with an option to extend.

Application review will start on: May 7, 2021
Desired start date: July 19, 2021
Email submissions only to

To learn more about the position’s responsibilities, qualifications and application requirements, please click here.

We are recruiting new volunteer members on a rolling basis who want to join our governing Board on the critical next phase of our organizational growth and development. Whether your expertise is marketing, policy, business development, or accounting, or you’re simply passionate about improving public health in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, we invite applications from people who are ready to support positive social change and bring innovation to the way that people live, work and play.

Take this brief assessment to see if Board membership with Trailhead Institute is right for you. Contact us for more information. Thank you for your interest in Trailhead’s Board!

Our Commitment

Trailhead Institute is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants, all staff and all contract workers. At Trailhead we promote equal employment opportunities and are dedicated to eliminating discrimination due to race, nationality, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or familial status, creed, national origin, disability, or veteran or military status.

Trailhead Institute is a passionate supporter of inclusivity and welcomes applications from all communities, particularly from people of color; LBGTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people with disabilities; and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds.

Our Yearly Reports

We take our role as highly esteemed strategic partners and collaborators very seriously. Our goal is to work efficiently and cost-effectively while providing absolute transparency to our partners, funders and communities. We invite you to explore the following resources for detailed information about our funding, budgets and audit reports.

Please contact us directly if you have specific questions or information requests.

Annual Reports

Please refer to our annual reports for a full listing of our generous funders each year.

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

Audit Reports

By mandate, Trailhead Institute completes two specific audits each year: a compliance audit and a common Nonprofit 501(c)(3) audit. We’re honored to work alongside many of the region’s finest public health organizations as their strategic partner. And we’re pleased to make any and all of these reports readily available for public review.
If you would like to access earlier audits, please contact us directly and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.

2018 AUDIT: 2018 Compliance Audit A-133

2017 AUDIT: 2017 Compliance Audit A-133

2016 AUDIT: 2016 Compliance Audit A-133

2015 AUDIT: 2015 Compliance Audit A-133

2014 AUDIT: 2015 Compliance Audit A-133

2013 AUDIT: 2015 Compliance Audit A-133

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