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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:

The Colorado Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative (CEEMI) is a nonprofit focused on scaling effective, proven workforce and postsecondary programs for Coloradans in or near poverty. Launched in 2021, CEEMI prioritizes programs, services and pathways that have been (or want to be) rigorously evaluated. We focus on leveraging public funds (and one-time federal stimulus funds), including through advocacy.

The Director of Programs will join the CEO and a small team of consultants with expertise in evidence-based programs, evaluation, and Colorado policy and politics. This position will play a pivotal role building out the organization, bringing subject matter expertise to the role, while wearing several hats. We seek a capable and scrappy thinker and doer. As CEEMI’s small team grows, the position will contribute as part of an entrepreneurial start-up, supporting our public sector work, and contributing on stakeholder/funder engagement.

This is a full-time exempt position based in Denver, Colorado. Hiring salary range for this position is $78,400 – $85,000. Trailhead Institute offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, and a 401k with employer match.

​​Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered to qualified applicants until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to participate in a second panel interview and a short writing exercise.

This is a LIMITED SERVICE position. At this time, funding for this position is provided by limited-term funding and is dependent on that funding being maintained. Once the funding ends, the position may be discontinued, and there is no guarantee for additional employment with Trailhead Institute. Full-time employment is guaranteed through 12/31/2023. That said, CEEMI’s goal and expectation is to raise additional funding to extend the position beyond that period and convert it to a permanent position.

To Apply:

  • Please send a resume
  • Send a reference list with three references, including name, job title, phone & email
  • And, either a one page cover letter, or alternatively, if you prefer, in lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions in no more than one page:
  1. Tell us why you’re attracted to this job and CEEMI.
  2. What experiences and expertise do you want to share that you would bring to this role?
  3. What other experiences (including lived experiences) should CEEMI and Trailhead Institute know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit all application materials via email to info@ceemi.org with the subject “CEEMI Director of Programs”.

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

Position Overview:

The Finance Manager acts as a liaison to Trailhead’s programs/projects to support their financial needs. A member of both the Finance Team and the Administrative Partnership Program, this position helps shape the structure and services offered of the program. The Finance Manager will report to the Controller and will work in collaboration with internal and external teams and partners.

The Finance Manager will be based in Denver. Trailhead is a primarily remote work environment; this position will be in the office up to 2 days/week.

This is a full-time exempt primarily remote position. Hiring salary range for this position is $61,500-$63,500. Trailhead Institute offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, and a 401k with employer match.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Resume review begins the week of 04/25/22. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered to qualified applicants until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit three professional references including name, relationship, email, and phone number and to participate in a second interview.

To Apply:

  • Please send a resume
  • And answer the following questions in a one-page document:
  1. Tell us why you’re attracted to this job and Trailhead Institute.
  2. What experiences do you want to share that you would bring to this role?
  3. What other (lived) experiences should Trailhead Institute know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit materials  to hiring@trailhead.institute with subject line “Finance Manager.”

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

Position Overview:

The Regional Health Connector Program Office at Trailhead Institute is requesting proposals from a qualified vendor to serve in an interim Regional Health Connector role in Douglas County. The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Senate Bill 137 currently fund the RHC program through June 30, 2022. Vendors would fulfill deliverables related to current RHC program funding streams and assist in identifying a permanent host organization in Douglas County. More information about the Regional Health Connector Program can be found at www.regionalhealthconnectors.org. The proposal must include a single point of contact who 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. To learn more about the opportunity, click here.

Application review: Open until filled
Desired start date: February 1, 2022
Email submissions only to ggrant@trailhead.institute

Position Overview: 

The Morgan County Interagency Oversight Group, (IOG), is a Collaborative Management Program funded by the state of Colorado. It was established in Morgan County in 2008 as a way to support youth and families who are working with multiple agencies or at risk for working with multiple agencies and who are at risk for truancy, drug and alcohol abuse, behavior issues, mental health issues and more.

The Family Support Partner (FSP) position is designed to provide intensive levels of direct support for families. This position is a distinctly different job than the High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) facilitator, but they work closely with the facilitator to support positive outcomes for the family. Family support partners add value to HFW for several reasons. First, as someone who has experienced similar challenges, they can engage families at a deeper level than people without this experience. Second, they provide direct support to implement the theory of change. The FSP might be able to work deeply to help the family identify and engage some natural supports in the process as it moves forward. FSPs also help the family navigate uncomfortable environments.

Full details about the position’s responsibilities and application requirements are available here.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 5/6/2022. Those who do not apply by this date may not be considered. Review of applications will begin the week of 5/9/2022. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

To Interview Us: We will be holding four office hours during the two-week application period. This offers you an opportunity to schedule a 15 minute call and ask any questions regarding the job announcement or about either Morgan County Interagency Oversight Group or Trailhead as this role would be working closely with both organizations. If you are unable to make it to the scheduled office hours, check out our Family Support Partner Q&A. Sign up for office hours at Calendly.

To Apply:

  • Send a resume
  • Submit three professional references, including name, relationship, email and phone number and, in lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions in no more than one page:
  1. Tell us why you’re attracted to this job and Trailhead Institute.
  2. What experiences do you want to share that you would bring to this role?
  3. What other (lived) experiences should Trailhead Institute know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit all application materials via email to melissa.smith@morgancountyiog.org with the subject line: Family Support Partner.

Overview:

Trailhead Institute is seeking qualified vendors to support the company in annual non-profit audits including Federal Single Audit. Trailhead has
completed annual audits, including a Single Audits, for the last 10 years. Examples of recent audits can be found at the links in the RFP here, in addition to recent 990s and financials statements.

Services Required: 

  • Performs audit functions for Trailhead including the following:
    • Works with the Trailhead Finance Team to
      • Complete the required 990 annually
      • Complete the annual non-profit audit
      • Complete an annual Single Audit when federal expenses exceed $750,000
    • Present audit information to the Trailhead Board of Directors
    • Complete audit field work in a timely fashion
    • Assign designated staff to complete each required audits and 990s
    • Provide recommendations to the Trailhead Finance Team based on audit observations

Application review will start on April 11, 2022
Desired start date: As soon as feasible
Submission sent: Email only to tshirey@trailhead.institute

For full details on the Request for Proposals, please click here.

Position Overview:

We recruit 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.

To learn more about the role and responsibilities of Trailhead’s Board, we invite you to review our position description or 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.

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.

2020 AUDIT: 2020 Compliance Audit A-133

2019 AUDIT: 2019 Compliance Audit A-133

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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