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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.

We invite you to explore available full-time and part-time career opportunities with Trailhead Institute below, or sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest news and job openings.

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We’re Growing Our Board of Directors

Applications will be accepted through October 18, 2023.

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.

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

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Explore Public Health AmeriCorps and Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Opportunities

Build a career in public health through on-the-job learning, training, and skilled mentorship

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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Explore Contract Positions With Trailhead

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


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.

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The Jefferson County Food Policy Council seeks a Program Assistant to support our organizing, advocacy, and coalition building. The Program Assistant will increase the capacity of our organization to create community-led change by leading administration and communication for the Council.

Services Required: 

  • Administration:
    • Scheduling virtual and/or in-person meetings using Zoom and Google calendar
    • Scheduling language interpretation for meetings
    • Sending pre-meeting reminder and post-meeting follow-up emails
    • Arranging meeting space, food, and other logistics for in-person meetings
    • Planning Council events, such as tours of partner organizations or social hours
    • Tracking participation and compensation of members in Council activities
    • Tracking receipts and invoices
    • Translating meeting materials
    • Ordering supplies
  • Communication:
    • Organizing and managing member contact lists and document sharing through Google Drive and Mailchimp
    • Creating graphics and flyers
    • Manage the JCFPC shared Gmail inbox
    • Sending biweekly newsletters
    • Managing social media accounts
    • Monitoring local news, partner organization newsletters, and other sources to share information across the network
    • Translating materials

Application review will start on September 1, 2023, and will continue until a consultant is selected

Desired start date: October 1, 2023 

Submission sent: Email electronic submissions to jeffcofpc@gmail.com

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

A Spanish version of the RFP is available for viewing and sharing 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.

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Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA) is recruiting for an exciting position that blends hands-oncommunity work with program development, community engagement, and strategies to end hunger in our communities.  This position will develop an effective local  SNAP/WIC outreach and enrollment strategy that is warm, welcoming, and safe in order to connect historically excluded populations (Latino/a/Hispanic) with healthy food benefits they are entitled to receive.  The position will use best practices in enrollment to directly assist our neighbors in applying for the largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs in the county.

Services Requested: 

  • Plan and deliver SANA programs and activities with a particular focusing on increasing access to SNAP/WIC benefits
  • Leverage existing SANA relationships and develop new ones to meet grant goals
  • Execute work plans linked to grants and successfully design and deliver services and programs
  • Provide community leadership and guidance to volunteers and work groups to advance efforts to end hunger
  • Provide day-to-day program coordination and program delivery
  • Complete SNAP and WIC enrollment training with Hunger Free Colorado
  • Review and implement best practices for SNAP and WIC enrollment for the Latino/a Hispanic populations
  • Directly support households in fully completing the SNAP/WIC applications
  • Facilitate community meetings, and act as liaison with community partners
  • Recruit, manage, and train volunteers to support SANA programs and efforts to increase healthy food access
  • Ensure program meets or exceeds grant targets tracking individual and work group efforts to outcomes; create written summaries of work to track progress and report on grant deliverables

If interested, please email Judith Alvarez at mariajudithalvarezq@gmail.com.

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

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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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