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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 Institute is a public health institute whose mission is to advance innovation and collaboration in public and environmental health. With this in mind, the Director of Workforce Programs and Initiatives will work with the Trailhead team to further the organization’s mission, to build a regenerative organization that actively works to reverse historical inequities within public health and within our organization, and to operate in accordance to our organizational drivers of collaboration, capacity and justice. The position ensures that inclusivity, diversity, and equity are incorporated throughout all components of this work

The Director of Workforce Programs and Initiatives is responsible for leading and directing statewide initiatives to develop and implement strategies to build and sustain a successful public health workforce. This includes but is not limited to finalizing a public health workforce roadmap for Colorado, building partnerships with other organizations across Colorado who are developing strategies related to the public health workforce, and continuing to develop the workforce portfolio at Trailhead Institute. This Director provides direction and leadership for long- and short-term strategic plans and objectives for the field of public health and manages Trailhead staff who are currently working on workforce programs at Trailhead.

This is a full-time exempt position based in Denver, Colorado. Hiring salary range for this position is $79,000 – $82,000. 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.

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 Trailhead Institute
  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 Trailhead Institute know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit all application materials via email to hiring@trailhead.institute with the subject “Director of Workforce Programs and Initiatives”.

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

Position Overview: 

The mission of North Central Region Healthcare Coalition (NCR HCC) is to promote, develop and enhance cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary coordination across the region’s health and medical system, with a focus on incident preparedness, response and recovery. This is achieved through communication, planning, training, and collaboration, with coalition partners.

The NCR HCC Readiness & Response Coordinator position assists in the coordination of all-hazards emergency preparedness projects for the NCR HCC, working under the supervision and guidance of the coalition’s Executive Director. 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.

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

To Interview Us: We will be holding three office hours during the application period, between June 13 and June 17. This offers you an opportunity to schedule a 15 minute call and ask any questions regarding the job announcement or about either North Central Region Healthcare Coalition or Trailhead as this role would be working closely with both organizations. Sign up via Calendly. If you are unable to make it to the scheduled office hours, check out our NCR HCC Readiness & Response Coordinator Q&A, which we will update with questions and answers that arise after each office hour session.

To Apply:

  • 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 NCR HCC
  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 NCR HCC and Trailhead Institute know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit all application materials via email to mdeland@NCRHCC.org with the subject “NCR HCC Readiness & Response Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered to qualified applicants until the position is filled.

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.

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

Overview:

In partnership with the University of Colorado, Trailhead Institute is a seeking qualified contractor in the Lower Arkansas Valley (Lamar/La Junta/Las Animas) region to support a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute funded project that is part of the Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHER) Colorado program.

Services Requested Include: 

  • Attend onboarding trainings provided by University staff via Zoom.
  • Support and assist school nurses and their teams to identify students with asthma and complete asthma assessments.
  • Collect data related to the number of students with asthma at schools and asthma assessments through onsite school visits, Zoom encounters, phone calls and mailings.
  • Standardize and provide data collected to University research staff on a scheduled basis.
  • Work with school nurses and their teams to understand school/school district environment and to build a supportive infrastructure for serving students and families with asthma and collecting data/information related to asthma.

Application review will start on June 27, 2022
Desired start date: July 25, 2022

Direct inquiries to Holly Coleman, Director of Community Engagement & Philanthropy: HColeman@Trailhead.Institute
Email electronic submissions to Applications@Trailhead.Institute
Due to office relocation during this timeframe, electronic submissions are preferred. If non-electronic submission is necessary please mail to: Trailhead Institute, ATTN: Sarah Lampe, 1999 Broadway Suite 600 Denver, CO 80202

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

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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