Careers2019-01-22T20:54:15+00:00

Careers

Trailhead Institute truly is a place like no other.  Every day, we put our expertise, energy, ideas and passion to work to make a real difference in the health of our communities and the environment. If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to build your career, we invite you to explore our current job openings. 


Chief Executive Officer

Trailhead Institute is poised to welcome a new CEO who will usher in an exciting new era and build on the organization’s success and expertise. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads the Trailhead team and Board in accordance with the organization’s guiding values of teamwork, openness, responsiveness, accountability and leadership. The CEO provides strategic direction and operational oversight and furthers Trailhead’s mission and ensures implementation of Trailhead’s goals and objectives. The CEO is a community leader in the promotion of the public and environmental health of the Rocky Mountain region.

The CEO’s scope of work includes developing and ensuring the quality of Trailhead programs; ensuring cost-effective management of operations; developing the resources needed to maintain activities; serving as a liaison to our stakeholders, community and agency partners; developing effective partnerships; leading with business acumen and providing overall direction in the areas of nonprofit operations, marketing, public relations and outreach efforts. The CEO works with the Board of Directors to develop policies and long-range strategic plans and provides guidance to staff to implement plans, policies and procedures.

As such, the CEO must be flexible, entrepreneurial, strategic and visionary. Key qualities of the CEO include a strong sense of ethics, integrity and accountability; inspired with a passion for nonprofit work specifically in public and environmental health; and a good listener and communicator, courteous and tactful with staff, Board and the public.

Please click here for the full job description and position requirements/qualifications.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Denver, Colorado.  Hiring salary range for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.  The expected starting range is $115, 000 – $125,000.  We offer a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and 401K.  We also offer free parking, workout facilities and flexible schedules.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to those received by March 5, 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Only applications submitted electronically will be reviewed.  Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Lisa Olcese, Interim COO at Trailhead Institute, Lolcese@Trailhead.Institute.


Implementation Director, Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger is an aggressive, five-year plan to end hunger for all Coloradans. Developed by broad and deep coalition of individuals and organizations from across the entire state, including those who are working on and experiencing hunger in their own homes and communities. If you share our audacious belief that hunger can be a thing of the past in Colorado, this is the job for you.

Key elements of the Blueprint include efforts to:

  • Maximize enrollment of income-eligible Coloradans in both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Woman, Infants and Children Food and Nutrition Service (WIC), which focuses on mothers, infants, and children under five years of age.
  • Increase participation in Federal Child Nutrition programs
  • Grow the number of Coloradans who can access the food they need through community-based organizations.
  • Develop a groundswell of Coloradans advocating to end hunger in our state.

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger is seeking a passionate, strategic and driven individual whose goals and vision align with the Colorado Blueprint to fill the position of Implementation Director. This position will coordinate the Blueprint to End Hunger’s Governing Council, the four Blueprint Workgroups, statewide partner organizations, community-based organizations and the Trailhead Institute team to further the mission and vision of the Blueprint.

The Implementation Director will serve as a leader and strategic facilitator in the drive to end hunger in Colorado. This position will report to the Blueprint to End Hunger Governing Council and the CEO of Trailhead Institute, the organization serving as the Blueprint project home.  In collaboration with the Program Office staff at Trailhead Institute, a cadre of consultants, the Governing Council and members of the work groups, the Implementation Director will serve as the central point of coordination in carrying out the strategic vision of the Blueprint. This position’s overall responsibility is to direct, implement and further the efforts of the Blueprint which includes oversight of the work of the Program Office at Trailhead Institute, facilitation of the Governing Council and all work group meetings, cultivation and fostering relationships with funders and tracking the successes of the Blueprint. The Implementation Director may also be responsible for assembling a team to further support the Blueprint’s goals. In short, the Implementation Director will serve as the Blueprint’s primary leader in our battle against hunger for any Coloradan.

For a full job description, please click here.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Denver, Colorado and is employed by Trailhead Institute. Hiring salary range for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. The expected starting range is $110,000-$147,000. We offer a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and 401k. We also offer free parking, work out facilities and flexible schedules.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 22, 2019. Those who do not apply by the deadline may not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Sarah Lampe, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Trailhead Institute, slampe@trailhead.institute.


Trailhead Institute is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants, all staff and all contract workers employed by Trailhead Institute. Trailhead Institute promotes equal employment opportunities by continuing efforts to eliminate 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.