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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:

Overview:

Trailhead Institute is requesting proposals to support us in taking initial steps toward a stronger racial justice framework – one in which we work to create conditions in which everyone can be healthy and thrive – across systems and structures, and integrate the work we are doing to become a “regenerative organization” into a robust action plan that outlines how we can better leverage our institutional power to affect systems change. 

Trailhead Institute staff and board are committed to taking the steps necessary to make these changes. To date, the Trailhead board has agreed to the organizational drivers (collaboration, capacity and justice) as well as agreed that the board needs to look deeper into justice, equity, diversity and inclusion as part of board practice. Trailhead staff have held regular conversations about white supremacy work culture and regeneration and how they show up in ourselves and our work. The commitment to make changes includes dedicating time, resources, and energy into the sometimes difficult steps and decisions toward a stronger racial justice framework.

Services Required: 

  • Design or inform a sustainable governance structure or strategy for Trailhead to ensure the compensated engagement of communities, partners and those most impacted by systemic racism and oppression. 
  • Support Trailhead staff to engage internal and external stakeholders, communities and partners to identify best practices, decision making and engagement for designing a governance structure. 
  • Determine a process for deciding who makes up the new governance structure; how decisions are made; terms of participation; etc. 
  • Advise on strategies to ensure that this works stays front and center in Trailhead’s ongoing evaluation and strategies to track action items, keep them updated and integrate them into our next strategic plan. 
  • Mutually agreed upon plan for regular and consistent communication.

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

Application Details: 

Application review will start on August 8, 2022 and will continue until a consultant is selected. Desired start date is September 2022, though we are open to a start date beyond September based on the consultant’s availability

Please direct inquiries regarding this RFP to slampe@trailhead.institute. Questions may also be submitted on this questions page. Questions and responses will be added to the JEDI Consultant Q&A.  

Please submit applications in your preferred method including written, video, etc. Electronic submissions are preferred. If submitting electronically, please email your submission to Applications@Trailhead.Institute

If non-electronic submission is necessary please mail to: Trailhead Institute, ATTN: Sarah Lampe, 1999 Broadway Suite 600 Denver, CO 80202.

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Position Overview:

The Jefferson County Food Policy Council (“Jeffco FPC” or “Food Policy Council”) is a diverse stakeholder collaborative in Jefferson County, Colorado composed of local governments, nonprofit organizations, food and farm businesses, residents, and policymakers. Our mission is to increase equitable access to healthy, local, and affordable food and to support a sustainable community food system. The Council envisions Jefferson County as a food secure community with healthy food access for all residents, a vibrant and equitable farming infrastructure, a healthy ecosystem, and a thriving local food economy.

The Community Organizer will work remotely with frequent in-person meetings and events in Jefferson County. The position requires a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends depending on community events and meetings. The Community Organizer will conduct outreach to build the Council’s stakeholder base, organize members around policy priorities, and plan training, education, and leadership development opportunities for Jeffco community members. The Community Organizer will report to the Director at Jefferson County Food Policy Council and Director of Projects and Partnerships at Trailhead Institute. The Community Organizer will work in collaboration with internal and external teams and partners. This position will be classified as a Coordinator at Trailhead.

Full details about the position’s responsibilities and application requirements are available here. A Spanish version of this position description is available here.

To Interview Us: We will be holding three office hours during the three-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 Jefferson County Food Policy Council 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 Community Organizer Q&A. Sign up at Calendly.

To Apply:

  • Send a resume
  • Send three references including name and contact info (phone & email)
  • 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 the Jefferson County Food Policy Council.
  2. What is a story that demonstrates your approach to community organizing and advocacy?
  3. What other (lived) experiences should we know about to understand how you approach this work?

Submit all application materials via email to jeffcofpc@gmail.comth the subject “Community Organizer.”

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 8/26/2022. Review of applications will begin the week of 8/29/2022. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

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 is critical to building and maintaining the collaborative network of emergency management, EMS, hospital, and public health partners in the ten county, North Central Region. The Coordinator works under the supervision and guidance of the coalition’s Executive Director. The Coordinator is 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. In addition, this position supports the general oversight of coalition activities and projects including regional response efforts, grant development and management, and technical assistance.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate above average skills in cross-disciplinary collaboration, project management, and experience in emergency preparedness/management. Candidates with at least two of these experience/skill-sets are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 July 20-July 26. 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 life 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 Coordinator collaborates directly with the elected executive advisory board to provide overall direction and leadership of the organization in pursuit of its stated mission. Provide case coordination, project management and data management for the Morgan County HB 1451 Collaborative Management Program.

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 8/5/2022. Those who do not apply by this date may not be considered. Review of applications will begin the week of 8/8/2022. Only electronic submissions are accepted.

To Interview Us: We will be holding three 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 MCIOG Coordinator Q&A. Sign up 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 trishm@nchd.org with the subject “Coordinator

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

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Overview:

In partnership with the University of Colorado, Trailhead Institute is a seeking qualified contractor in the Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs) 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 August 8, 2022
Desired start date: September 1, 2022

Direct inquiries to Hannah Groves, Program Manager: HGroves@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. A Spanish version of the RFP is available here.

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Overview:

In partnership with the University of Colorado, Trailhead Institute is a seeking qualified contractor in the Greeley/Weld and Morgan 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 August 8, 2022
Desired start date: September 1, 2022

Direct inquiries to Hannah Groves, Program Manager: HGroves@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. A Spanish version of this RFP is available here.

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Overview:

In partnership with the University of Colorado, Trailhead Institute is a seeking qualified contractor in the Mesa/Delta (Grand Junction) area 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 August 8, 2022
Desired start date: September 1, 2022

Direct inquiries to Hannah Groves, Program Manager: HGroves@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. A Spanish version of the RFP is available 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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