JOIN OUR TEAM

Our employees are passionate about empowering teen moms, which is what Hope House is all about. Are you ready to join a team of life-changers who know how to work hard and play hard? Does a work culture characterized by teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to best practices appeal to you?

Then Hope House Colorado, a faith-focused organization committed to empowering teen moms from all over the Denver area, may be a great fit!

Work From Your strengths:

Hope House management utilizes the Clifton StrengthsFinder to help employees find meaning and fulfillment in their work. Understanding the skills and personalities of each individual employee helps us to build strong teams and a strong culture.

Professional Development:

Hope House believes in making an investment in the professional development of its employees. From covering the costs for attending professional training seminars to bringing in relevant guest speakers to supervisors who are committed to helping their team members grow, Hope House is committed to giving its employees opportunities to thrive professionally.

Culture Statement:

We actually have an official statement around culture that includes the importance of fun, and our annual calendar includes Staff Olympics, the (un)Talent Show, and frequent team-building opportunities.

Hope House Colorado is a God-centered organization with a passion to see the lives of teen moms transformed for Christ. We recognize that this happens in an environment that combines warmth, love and encouragement with the vital need for structure and boundaries.

Hope House is also a future-thinking organization, striving to be experts in our field. We invest in each employee, providing opportunities to pursue individual passions, gifts and strengths. Our staff is a unified team, pursuing excellence in all we do. We serve with integrity, humility, and respect for one another, in an environment that combines professionalism with fun, humor, and even a little bit of silliness each day!

Vacation Time:

Salaried employees receive 15 days or three weeks of PTO upon hire. Employees also receive 9 paid holidays every year. This totals to 24 paid days off every year. And, after five years, employees receive five weeks of PTO, plus 9 paid holidays.

Make a Difference:

Hope House is committed to empowering teen moms, changing the future for two generations! Our teen moms are building new lives for themselves and their little ones, and our stats prove how hard they are working. For example, our GED Program has an 80% graduation rate, 90% of our Residential Program graduates have reached self-sufficiency, and 80% of the children in our Early Learning Program reached their targeted goal last year. Hope House is on track to serve 200 teen moms and 300 children this year — join our team and make a real difference in your very own community!

Open Positions:

Business Manager

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

TITLE: Business Manager

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

Basic Summary: The Business Manager is a member of the Senior Executive Team, manages the office admin staff, and leads the organizations Operations Team. This role has oversight of HR, IT, Finance, Facilities and security, and Operations, including process improvement and operational efficiency. The Business Manager assists in developing and maintaining key performance indicators and metrics. The Business Manager also assists the outsourced CFO and bookkeeper with accounting, reporting and audit and ensures compliance with financial, regulatory and insurance requirements. The Business Manager owns the IT vendor relationship and is responsible for increasing efficiency and productivity through the strategic use of technology tools.

 

STRATEGIC

  • Work with Board and Senior Executive Team to update and maintain the 5-Year Strategic Plan and 5-Year Financial Plan
  • Work with ED to drive the annual operational plan process
  • Oversight of score card for strategic plan and reporting to the Board
  • Work with Senior Executive Team to develop key performance indicators and evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics

 

FINANCE

  • Ensure compliance with required filings by local, state, and federal agencies
  • Manage relationship with contracted Accountant & Bookkeeper, and participate in Finance Committee of the Board
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and audit requirements
  • Assist outsourced finance team with 5-year financial planning
  • Drive annual budget process, lead forecast meetings, assist Accountant in preparation of financial statements and reports
  • Responsible for managing relationship with auditors, gathering audit documentation, and response to recommendations
  • Responsible for accounting systems and processes
  • Responsible for A/R
  • Oversight of A/P through outsourced bookkeeper
  • Responsible for payroll through Bookkeeper and payroll vendor
  • Contribute to grant-writing process by maintaining grant financials and program budgets in a manner easy for grant reporting
  • Make deposits, manage gift card process, order staff credit cards, manage Childcare Contribution tax credit paperwork and assist Bookkeeper with Quickbooks as requested
  • Responsible for record retention policies and processes

HR

  • Administer all human resources functions
  • Oversight of recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and professional development
  • Maintain HR Handbook and manage human resources policies and procedures and ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations
  • Responsible for outsourced payroll and benefits vendor relationships
  • Responsible for hiring and onboarding new employees, including use of Pairin
  • Oversight of the annual employee review cycle, including use of accountabilities, strength finders
  • Works with Senior Exec Team to implement Market Based Management practices (training provided)

FACILITIES

  • Responsible for maintenance of the campus, including managing maintenance vendors, equipment vendors, commercial kitchen vendors and landscape/snow removal vendors (we plan to hire a facility & vehicle maintenance team member when able)
  • Responsible for safety and security plans and for managing vendor relationships for security and fire systems
  • Responsible for managing facility maintenance software
  • Manage custodial vendor relationship
  • Coordinate volunteers who help ensure an excellent environment for teen moms, staff and champions by assisting with maintenance, cleanliness, and upkeep of facilities

IT

  • Oversight of IT from planning and contractual perspective ensuring a robust working environment for present and future needs
  • Increase efficiency and productivity through the strategic use of technology tools
  • Works with Senior Exec Team to manage KPI’s and inform data driven decision making
  • Manage vendor relationship with IT support company
  • Maintains software and hardware vendor relationships
  • Manage Microsoft 365 as the admin (manages group email accounts and calendars including conference room and vehicle scheduling through calendars)

 

OPERATIONS

  • Increase efficiency by developing, maintaining and enforcing procedures and processes that support organizational objectives
  • Manage risk, ensure proper insurance coverage, ensure conformity to laws and regulations, and maintain adherence to nonprofit best practices
  • Manages Operations Team, made up of cross departmental team members tasked with creating operating efficiencies, process improvements, and decision making and communication improvements
  • Manage the impact of capital projects on operations
  • Participate in Executive Team meetings, gathers and disseminates information around operational efficiencies

 

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

Leadership and Organization– experience in scaling up organizations; capacity to enforce accountability and develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up; cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed 

Business Acumen—thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance and information systems

Results Driven– evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; possess problem solving skills, project management experience, and creative resourcefulness

Capacity Building—ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly; bring the ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends to organizational planning

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Align with core values and guiding principles of Hope House Colorado
  • Finance, Accounting or Business Administration degree or experience preferred
  • Quickbooks experience required
  • Capital project experience is valuable
  • Experience managing a team of employees required
  • HR experience is valuable
  • Continuous Improvement or LEAN Tools experience is valuable
  • Experience managing KPI’s and measurement systems is valuable
  • Must have excellent skills in Excel and Microsoft Office Suite (2010 or newer)

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Analysis/Reasoning                                                                                                                            
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision Making/Judgment
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules, & Regulations
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Gaining Voluntary Compliance
  • Leadership
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Negotiating Agreements
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Vision
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Accountability & Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

 

HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO – GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Christ Centered – Called to the mission! Passionate about transformation for teen moms and champions; committed to growth of our own personal faith.

Integrity – Do the right thing (even when it hurts)! Trustworthy; ethical and authentic; excellent stewards of donations; we expect 100% compliance with all applicable regulations.

Infectious Enthusiasm – Passionate about the cause, mission, and ministry! Engage others and strive for positivity through high energy.

Relationship Focused – True change happens for teen moms through healthy, long-term relationships with staff and volunteers. Engage champions so they experience the impact they make!

Future Thinking – Experts in our field who are constantly striving for the next level! Cause-focused and committed to sharing our knowledge and tools for the benefit of teen moms everywhere.

Team Player – Committed to working as a unified team, valuing each member’s contributions! Have one another’s backs and find compromises and solutions in a respectful manner. Go above and beyond for each other.

Have Fun! – Find joy in the work! There is room for fun, celebrations and a little bit of silliness every day!

Extreme Ownership – Take ownership! Empower decision-making at every level; anticipate success; and take responsibility!

Teachable Spirit – Eager to learn and grow! Open to new ideas and constructive criticism; demonstrate humility and learn from our mistakes and failures.

Excellent Environment – Create a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment that shows every teen mom she has a place to belong!

To Apply:

Please complete the Pairin survey at http://app.pairin.com/apply/08C4C18BSn and send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Early Learning Teacher (Part Time)

Mission Statement:
Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.
Title: Early Learning Teacher
Reports to:  Early Learning Program Manager (ELPM)
Hours: 20

Summary: The Early Learning Teacher (ELT) is responsible for maintaining a warm, welcoming, loving, educational and orderly environment while providing responsive care to infants, toddlers or preschoolers, implementing activities that provide children opportunities to practice developmental milestones.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a positive, trusting and working relationship with each child and mom through daily communication in a warm, approachable and supportive manner
  • Provide individualized care for children the ensure children’s safety and health
  • Create an environment that supports and encourages exploration
  • Provide consistent, caring, sensitive and responsive interactions with children using positive techniques
  • Model appropriate teacher/child interactions
  • Provide daily activities based on children’s needs and interests that stimulate learning in all areas of child development
  • Utilize the comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum, Little InvestiGators, in order to help children to meet objective targets
  • Comfortable implementing a Christian element into daily activities
  • Ability to care for 6-10 children of various ages, ranging from 3 mos-8 years
  • Attend monthly Early Learning meetings and All Staff meetings

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to conduct activities involving kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching
  • Supervise children by sight and sound
  • Sit on the floor or crouch at child’s level
  • Lift children weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull 50 pounds
  • Grasp and manipulate equipment and materials
  • Respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • A background/criminal check and drug test must be completed before employment is granted.
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education is preferred
  • Experience working with the children of at-risk populations is preferred
  • Experience in early childhood education, preferably with infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development principles and practices.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, collaboration and teamwork skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Flexible and ability to stay calm in high stress situations

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
    Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Relationship building
    Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
  • Stress Tolerance
    Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations
  • Planning and organizing
    Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals
  • Approachability
    Easy to approach and talk to
  • Career Ambition
    Knows what she wants from a career and actively works on it
  • Compassion
    Genuinely cares about people
  • Ethics and values
    Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times
  • Humor
    Has a positive and constructive sense of humor
  • Personal Learning
    Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behaviors quickly
  • Priority Setting
    Spends time and the time of others on what’s important
  • Problem solving
    Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Time Management
    Uses time effectively and efficiently

Schedule: Part-Time- 20 hours
Monday-Thursday 4:30-8:30pm plus 1 additional 4 hour daytime shift

Benefits:

  • Family Focus environment
  • Team Building activities
  • Weekly devotions
  • Birthday celebration
  • Anniversary celebration
  • Wellness challenges and incentives

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Early Learning Teacher (Full Time)

Mission Statement:

Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

Title: Early Learning Teacher
Reports to:  Early Learning Program Manager (ELPM)
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week with flexibility to work some evenings
Hourly: $15.00 – $17.00/hour depending on education and experience

Summary: The Early Learning Teacher (ELT) is responsible for maintaining a warm, welcoming, loving, educational and orderly environment while providing responsive care to infants, toddlers or preschoolers, implementing activities that provide children opportunities to practice developmental milestones.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a positive, trusting and working relationship with each child and mom through daily communication in a warm, approachable and supportive manner
  • Provide individualized care for children and ensure children’s health and safety
  • Create an environment that supports and encourages exploration
  • Screen and track children’s development through ASQ-3
  • Provide consistent, caring, sensitive and responsive interactions with children using positive techniques
  • Model appropriate teacher/child interactions
  • Provide daily activities based on children’s needs and interests that stimulate learning in all areas of child development
  • Utilize the comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum, Little InvestiGators, in order to help children to meet objective targets
  • Comfortable implementing a Christian curriculum and updating monthly themes and activities
  • Ability to care for 5 children of various ages, ranging from 3 mos-8 years
  • Positively interact with classroom volunteers
  • Daily communication with teen moms
  • Conduct Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Help teen moms with referrals to intervention services
  • Attend Program Team and All Staff meetings
  • Attend field trips and Mommy and Me Events

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to conduct activities involving kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching
  • Supervise children by sight and sound
  • Sit on the floor or crouch at child’s level
  • Lift children weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull 50 pounds
  • Grasp and manipulate equipment and materials
  • Respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • A background/criminal check and drug test must be completed before employment is granted.
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education is preferred
  • Experience working with the children of at-risk populations is preferred
  • Experience in early childhood education, preferably with infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development principles and practices
  • Experience working with ASQ-3 screening tool is preferred
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, collaboration and teamwork skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Flexible and ability to stay calm in high stress situations

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
    Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Relationship building
    Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
  • Stress Tolerance
    Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations
  • Planning and organizing
    Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals
  • Approachability
    Easy to approach and talk to
  • Career Ambition
    Knows what she wants from a career and actively works on it
  • Compassion
    Genuinely cares about people
  • Ethics and values
    Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times
  • Humor
    Has a positive and constructive sense of humor
  • Personal Learning
    Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behaviors quickly
  • Priority Setting
    Spends time and the time of others on what’s important
  • Problem solving
    Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Time Management
    Uses time effectively and efficiently

TO APPLY:  Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your resume. http://app.pairin.com/apply/DBAE0C0ERt  The survey should take you less than 15 minutes.  Please also submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Early Learning Teacher position with Hope House Colorado!

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 3- weeks of paid vacation upon hire
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Retirement plan option
  • Family focus environment
  • Team building activities
  • Weekly devotions
  • Birthday celebration
  • Anniversary celebration
  • Wellness challenges and incentives

Employee comments

I love working at Hope House because I am passionate about the mission of empowering teen moms.  I also love the flexibility of my job, my amazing co-workers, and how supportive Hope House is to working moms.

– Melinda Smith,
Parenting Coordinator

I love working at Hope House! Not only do I have the opportunity to help change the lives of the girls we serve, but I get to work alongside other amazing women who inspire me and make me laugh every day!

– Jenny Macias,
Program Director

“Working at Hope House brings me so much joy. I love that I have the opportunity every day to build strong relationships with teen moms and provide a safe, loving and educational environment for their children to grow and learn. The team of women at Hope House are among the most dedicated, compassionate and loving people I know. We support one another and have so much fun!”

 – Lisa Kirk-Plowman,
Early Learning Program Manager

Our Guiding Principles:
  • Christ Centered – Called to the mission! Passionate about transformation for teen moms and champions; committed to growth of our own personal faith.
  • Integrity – Do the right thing (even when it hurts)! Trustworthy; ethical and authentic; excellent stewards of donations; we expect 100% compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm – Passionate about the cause, mission, and ministry! Engage others and strive for positivity through high energy.
  • Relationship Focused – True change happens for teen moms through healthy, long-term relationships with staff and volunteers. Engage champions so they experience the impact they make!
  • Future Thinking – Experts in our field who are constantly striving for the next level! Cause-focused and committed to sharing our knowledge and tools for the benefit of teen moms everywhere.
  • Team Player – Committed to working as a unified team, valuing each member’s contributions! Have one another’s backs and find compromises and solutions in a respectful manner. Go above and beyond for each other.
  • Have Fun! – Find joy in the work! There is room for fun, celebrations and a little bit of silliness every day!
  • Extreme Ownership – Take ownership! Empower decision-making at every level; anticipate success; and take responsibility!
  • Teachable Spirit – Eager to learn and grow! Open to new ideas and constructive criticism; demonstrate humility and learn from our mistakes and failures.
  • Excellent Environment – Create a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment that shows every teen mom she has a place to belong!