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:

Development Associate

Job Title: Development Associate
Report to: Director of Development
Position: 30 hours a week – more during event weeks
Mission Statement:  Hope House Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for 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.

Job Summary:  The Development Associate (hereafter DA) is responsible for all aspects of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), various aspects of moves management process and events; all towards building revenue. The DA will also provide administrative support to the Director of Development. This position is for a team player with a variety of skills that will move the organization forward. Above all, the DA has the opportunity to share with champions the grace of God shown through His work at Hope House, and to give champions an opportunity to experience relationship with God through their giving.

Database Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate information in Raiser’s Edge (RE)
    • Adding new constituent records
    • Data clean-up
    • Managing inactives, do not mail and deceased records
  • Input gifts
    • Coding checks and online giving
    • Corporate match EFT distributions
    • Running reoccurring monthly Bedrock Builder gifts
    • Running Capital Campaign pledges/pledge payments
    • Event registration and gifts
  • Maintains and updates Development Handbook
  • Assists in sending out Direct Mail communications
    • Pull mail list and send to mail house
    • Evaluate outcome and update metrics
  • Reporting
    • Month end reports to DoD and Finance
    • Capital Campaign gift reports
    • Weekly and daily gift reports
    • Update metrics and Development Plan
  • Month end and year end reconciliation with Finance

 

 Moves Management Responsibilities:

  • Work with the DoD to strategically utilize the champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to help drive champion and revenue growth
  • Attends weekly Prospect Review meetings with D0D, Executive Director, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator (VOC), Development Officer (DO) and Grant Development Officer (GDO)
  • Pull DoD prospect and action lists in RE
  • Updates action steps for DoD from meetings and phone calls on a weekly basis
  • Champion (donor) moves management and PEO reporting and coding
  • Coordinate In Honor and In Memory gifts (update plaques)
    • Family notifications
    • Appreciation process
  • Responsible for managing Development Team volunteers
    • Appreciation and building relationships
    • Reporting volunteer notes and hours to the Volunteer Coordinator

Admin Support:

  • Handles administrative duties for DoD such as expense reporting, meeting and calendar requests, phone follow up and other duties.
  • Assists with projects, manages and coordinates volunteer needs for the DoD as needed
    • Includes appreciation and building relationships

 

Event Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Program of Events (POE) with up to date information on all aspects of the event
  • Create budget and track expenditures
  • Work with Financial Director and accountant to reconcile expenses before, during, and after event
  • Work with DoD to gather needed event reports

 

Qualifications:

  • Raiser’s Edge database experience required or similar nonprofit donor database
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Attends and assists in key events: Gala, Golf, 5K

 

Position Competencies:

  • Influencing others
  • Relationship building
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Results Focus & Initiative
  • Decision making and judgment
  • Development and continual learning
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Managing projects
  • Stress tolerance
  • Problem solving
  • Thrives in fast paced environment

 

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!

Competitive compensation and benefits based on experience and industry benchmarking

 

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]lorado.org, and fill out the Pairin Survey at http://app.pairin.com/apply/07609A04Zn

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
Office Assistant

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: Office Assistant

Reports to: Business Manager

Summary: Office Assistant duties and responsibilities include receptionist duties, office administration, building management and administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. Supports managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Responsible for confidential and time sensitive material. Ability to effectively communicate via phone and email.  Maintaining excellent environment of the building in all shared spaces.

Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fri 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Office Administration

  • Responsible for managing reception desk, including managing volunteer receptionists and desk coverage when volunteers are unavailable
  • Greet and register guests
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Retrieve voicemails from general mailbox and distribute accordingly
  • Maintain inventory of supplies; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
  • Maintain employee phone lists and records
  • Provide information and support to questions and requests by staff and guests
  • Support distribution of mail as requested
  • Coordinate office functions and procedures

Building Management

  • Manage and perform building opening procedures
  • Ensure operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new office equipment, and act as point of contact for troubleshooting
  • Maintain environmental standards of the building by spot cleaning, cleaning and putting away dishes once a day, ensuring paper products are filled, trash is taken out after lunch and bathrooms maintained between professional cleanings
  • Receive in-kind donations and follow documentation procedure, move boxes/bags to storage area, assist Volunteer Coordinator in managing volunteers who sort donations and stock Hope Boutique and manage volunteers in getting left-over in-kind to A Precious Child. May assist with tours upon receipt of in-kind donations.
  • Assist with management and maintenance of vehicles

Administrative Support

  • Provide task-related HR support for Business Manager (i.e. order nametags, post open positions, update HR documents such as the org chart, benefits matrix, etc.)
  • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
  • Maintain computer and manual filing systems
  • Reconcile and submit expense reports
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Support Business Manager in reviewing and updating administrative systems for efficient operations

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Proven administrative or assistant experience
  • Ability to handle and resolve multiple projects
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work on your feet approximately 50% to support building needs
  • Support external building maintenance as needed to supplement snow removal and grounds maintenance contracts
  • At least 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area
  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license, insurance, and acceptable MVR:  Within 3 years; no more than 2 violations and/or accidents; no more than 3 vehicle related suspensions/reinstatements.  Within 5 years; no DUI, reckless or felony driving convictions.

 

Office Assistant top skills & proficiencies:

  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Supply Management
  • Ability to actively participate in Building Management
  • Strong written and verbal Communication
  • Office Administration Procedures
  • Typing Skills (60 wpm)
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Teamwork
  • Discretion and Judgment
  • Patience
  • Working with excellence and innovation
  • Respecting and encouraging one another
  • Experiencing fellowship and fun

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

HOPE HOUSE 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!

Thank you for your interest in the Office Assistant position with Hope House Colorado!  To apply: Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your resume.  http://app.pairin.com/apply/F4768BEAYh.  The survey should take you less than 15 minutes.  Please also submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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

“I started at Hope House as a volunteer and became involved with different pieces of the organization. When a part-time Residential Counselor position opened up, I applied and was hired. This position allowed me to gain valuable experience working with teen moms, and today I am the Residential Program Manager. Hope House has given me a great opportunity to advance my career while working with self-motivated young women.”

 – Kara Druffel,
Residential 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!