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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.

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    View Available Contract Positions Through the RFPs Below

    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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    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.

    Join Trailhead’s Board of Directors

    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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