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Trailhead Institute is a passionate and supportive basecamp for those looking to launch a meaningful career in public health. As a practicing regenerative organization, Trailhead views the health and well-being of our team members as integral to our organization’s ability to build abundant and resilient communities across Colorado. Together, we empower one another as decision-makers, solution-builders, and collaborators by actively designing and reimagining organizational practices, policies, and structures that are human-centered, maintain a dynamic balance with our evolving environment, and nurture the unique genius, passions, and strengths that exist within our team.

Collectively, we value collaboration, curiosity, inclusion, innovation, and  reflection in our work with one another, our partners, and communities.

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View available contract positions with Trailhead Institute through the requests for proposals included below.


The Northeast Region Healthcare Coalition (NERHCC) is a growing alliance of response and support agencies. The purpose and mission of the coalition is to develop partnerships with member agencies and other stake holders to increase efforts in emergency preparedness.

The NERHCC Coordinator position assists in the coordination of all-hazards emergency preparedness projects for the NERHCC, working under the supervision and guidance of the coalition’s Committee’s Hospital Chair. The Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of emergency preparedness related plans, procedures, protocols, and agreements in coordination with local, regional, and state partners. This position supports the general oversight of coalition activities and projects including regional response efforts, grant development and management, and technical assistance.

This position works closely with pre-hospital and hospital providers, local and state public health entities, local and state emergency management, and other key planning and response agencies to promote preparedness activities in the healthcare sector. This position reports directly to the NERHCC Steering Committee.

Work requires knowledge of current health and emergency management principles and best practices. This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of multiple projects, including: plan development and review, training and exercises, assessments, and access and functional needs planning and program evaluation in the five-county area of the North East Region. This position requires tracking and reporting of projects and deliverables on a monthly basis to the NERHCC Committee, Trailhead Institute, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The Coordinator is expected to work independently at times and collaboratively with members of the NERHCC Steering Committee.

To view the services requested, desired education and experience, and submission requirements, please click here.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 2/9/2024. Review of applications will begin the week of 2/12/2024. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

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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.


ACCORDS (Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) through the University of Colorado School of Medicine is contracting with 2 contractors to support the NHLBI project: The Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHER) Colorado. The region in Colorado where we are seeking contractors is Mesa/Delta/Montrose. We also contract navigators in Lower Arkansas Valley (Lamar, La Junta, Las Animas) area, Colorado Springs (Pikes Peak) area, and Greeley/Weld and Morgan area. These contracts are estimated at 30 – 40 hours/week at a $28 – 35/hour rate (based on experience) up to the total budgeted allocation for each contract.

Asthma Navigators will build off of work completed with school nurses and schools in the fall and spring of 2022 and 2023. Asthma Navigators will play a central role in the research project and delivering/implementing BACK.  Asthma Navigators will work closely with school nurses and their teams to identify students with asthma, complete asthma assessments, recruit families into the program and project, provide the BACK program (at least 3 sessions with children and families providing asthma education, counseling, case management and care coordination) and work with school nurses and schools to create asthma-friendly and supportive environments. Asthma Navigators work is intended to improve health outcomes for students with asthma and their families by supporting school nurse-led teams and families through health navigation and care coordination.

Services Requested: 

  • Provide Better Asthma Control for Kids program to children with at-risk asthma and their family members. Includes visits to both children with asthma and their families, providing asthma education, assessing asthma control, and identifying gaps in care and asthma management.
  • Assist with/provide care coordination among children with asthma, their families, their school nurses and schools, their health care providers and community resources.
  • Assess and help address social determinants of health, including the use of referrals and soft hand-offs to community resources/organizations.
  • Partner and collaborate with school nurses and school nurse-led health teams to support students with asthma, such as identifying students with asthma, assessing asthma control and providing tailored education and support
  • Work with school nurses and their teams to understand school/school district environment and to build a supportive infrastructure for collecting information related to asthma. Will also work closely with the University-based research team.
  • Organize, coordinate and deliver the asthma intervention to children/families in coordination with the school nurse and their team.
  • Communicate effectively through multiple channels such as in-person visits and school events, phone calls, emails, faxes, letters.
  • Attend onboarding trainings provided by University staff to learn best practices for collecting data in a consistent and rigorous manner and to understand confidentiality and protection of personal information protocols. Trainings (as well as team meetings) will be primarily conducted via Zoom. One in-person training, for which the contractor will be reimbursed for travel & accommodations, will be required.”
  • Attend trainings and ongoing professional development opportunities to further competency in asthma management, specific intervention, and community health navigation.
  • Participate in a community of learning and practice with project team, other asthma navigators, and key project partners.
  • Collect and submit research data in a standardized manner to University staff on a scheduled basis.

Application review will be on a rolling basis until contract is filled.
Desired start date: January 2, 2024
Submission sent: Email only to anowara.begum@cuanschutz.edu

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


We are a coalition of passionate stakeholders collaborating for systemic changes within our local and regional food system, with a focus on equitable access for all. As a community-led coalition working with many different sectors, we are looking for an individual who is a strong storyteller and has the innate ability to interpret our work and passions into grant applications and proposals.

We are looking for someone who will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to possible federal, state, and private funding agencies.

Primary responsibilities will include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support the Food Security Network (FSN). The position may also be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies.

Services Requested: 

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match core FSN priorities, as well as other opportunities that may emerge.
  • Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with mission and values of the FSN, and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies.
  • Generates revenues for FSN programs and operations through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants.
  • Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals.
  • Supports in follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals.
  • Coordinates with the FSN facilitator and Trailhead to create expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals.
  • Develops and maintains a master file on pending grants and contracts.
  • Remains up-to-date on current issues relative to all our grant proposals.
  • Meets regularly with FSN Facilitator to discuss current and new funding needs.
  • Assists, when needed, on grant reports or updates.

This work is short term, however, this contract will be a quick engagement to deliver on the services described above. As additional recommendations or considerations are provided there will be an option to review and extend.

Trailhead Institute operates primarily as a virtual organization whose office location is in Denver, Colorado. Applications are encouraged from consultants who are able to deliver services virtually/in-person in the Boulder/Broomfield area.

For full details on the Request for Proposals, including desired skills and qualifications, please click here.

Application review will start on February 19, 2024, and will continue until a consultant is selected. The desired start date is March 1, 2024.

Electronic submissions are preferred. If non-electronic submission is necessary please mail to: Trailhead Institute, ATTN: Erika Wey, 1999 Broadway Suite 600 Denver, CO 80202.

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Colorado Public Health Works is a groundbreaking AmeriCorps Apprenticeship program providing career entry into the field of public health. Through AmeriCorps service, training, and skilled mentorship, Public Health AmeriCorps Apprentices are addressing locally-identified needs throughout Colorado communities while developing skills and core competencies needed among our next generation of public health leaders.

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We’re Growing Our Board of Directors

Applications will be accepted through early-mid 2024.

We are looking for a few people who are passionate about improving public health in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West to join Trailhead’s Board of Directors and support us in our mission to advance innovation and collaboration in public health. Those with legal and/or rural Colorado experience are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the role, responsibilities and how to apply, view our job description below.

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Our Commitment

Trailhead Institute is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, race, color, veteran status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or national origin. Trailhead Institute welcomes applications from all communities, educational backgrounds and life experiences.

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.

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