Open Positions:

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 their children.

Development Team Utility Player/Grant Writer, up to 32 hours a week (16-20 hours dedicated to grant writing)

REPORTS TO:  DOD (Director of Development)

HOURS: 4 days a week, evenings and weekend events through-out the year.



D Team utility player/grant writer’s primary responsibility will be procuring funding through philanthropic and corporate foundations via grant applications to achieve the annual grant revenue goal.  This goal is 10-15% of the annual operating goal. Our budget is growing from $1.4 to $2 million over the next four years. Hope House has a solid base of grant support; we are looking to grow and expand this support. We are wrapping up Phase one of a Capital Campaign, Phase two will begin in 2018. Responsibilities include the research and writing of all proposals and letters of interest sent to grantors, as well as preparing any required grant reports.


Environment: Professional team that is highly productive and knows how to both work and play together! We are united by our passion for empowering disadvantaged teen moms.



  • Develop annual calendar of grant requests along with the DOD to plan and achieve required annual funding. 
  • Meet with CPM (Community Program Manager) or ED (Executive Director) to understand program goals and objectives as it pertains to a program grant
  • Provide weekly reports to the DOD to help prepare for the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Notify the DOD of any responses from foundations so established thank you/appreciation process can be followed.
  • Research current statistics and make available through Shared Drive, include:  in house stories of successes, program statistics, national and state statistics pertaining to teen parenting, required financial documentation, other nonprofit organizational information.
  • Maintain monthly reporting on all grants and where they are at in the process, track grant income to annual goal.
  • Research potential grantors:  foundations, corporations and other grant funding sources.
  • Attend pertinent grant training events when schedule and funding permit.
  • Direct all grant requests first to the DOD for review, then to the ED for review and  signature.
  • Ensure that all proposals and letters of interest are sent to funders in a timely manner.
  • Prepare any required grant reports and reporting required by foundations.
  • Compile quarterly metrics reports from Apricot, the Hope House Program database (i.e. how many teen moms we are serving, demographic info, etc.)



  • Must be able to give tours to prospective donors, speak at events on behalf of Hope House, and work with the Development Team on open houses.
  • Responsible for assigned events, like the annual Brew & Stew spring event and help with the Annual Gala our largest fundraiser.
  • Work with Development Team to implement participation, engagement & ownership opportunities for Hope House donors and champions.
  • Work with the Director of Development to strategically utilize the champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to help drive champion and revenue growth.
  • Maintain relationship with current champions, (E & O) and help drive growth in the number of new champions (P).
  • Work with fundraising volunteers/committees to reach revenue goals.
  • Manage, train, appreciate Grant volunteers.


o   Bachelors Degree – communications or public relations preferred

o   Excellent writing skills

o   Highly organized

o   Ability to do extensive research

o   Proficient computer skills, including Word and Excel

o   Common Grant Application experience preferred

o   Capital Campaign grant experience would be helpful, but not necessary

o   Understanding of nonprofit financial documents needed for grant applications

o   Desired Strengths:

o   Influencing others

o   Fiscal Accountability

o   Managing projects

o   Stress tolerance

o   Problem solving

o   Multitasking


  • Must pass a background check and drug test
  • Must pass a writing test

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in our organization to Lisa Schlarbaum at


Residential Program Manager

HOURS: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday– requires two evening shifts and one weekend afternoon shift per month (scheduled at Residential Program Managers’ convenience)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
BASIC SUMMARY: The Residential Program Manager, (“RPM”), is responsible for the overall operation of the Residential Program.   The RPM has the fiscal and managerial authority to ensure that Program goals outlined in the Strategic and Operational Plans are met.


Leadership Responsibilities:
o    Ensures that Strategic Plan goals for the Residential Program are met
o    Develops the annual Operational Plan, as it pertains to the Residential Program, and is responsible for implementation and measurement of that plan
o    Maintains the safety and security of the home, residential staff and residents
Fiscal Responsibilities-
o    Responsibly allocates and accounts for the use of fiscal resources allotted for the Residential Program
o    Participates in annual budget planning and monthly forecast meetings

Facility and Vehicle Maintenance:  
o    Ensures a safe, low risk environment for employees, guests and residents (i.e. walks clear of snow, free of dangerous debris, etc).
o    Is responsible for the over-all appearance of the facility, and ensures that it is always “tour ready”.

Program Management:
o    Responsible for Residential Program management, development, and measurement.
o    Responsible for meeting occupancy, retention and graduation goals as outlined in Strategic Plan
o    Oversees each resident’s Individual Goal Plan, or IGP
o    Oversight of the Residential Graduates follow-up services
o    Receives emergency calls requiring action or delegation during non-business hours.
o    Responsible for managing volunteers including appreciation and building relationship, and volunteer reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Staff Management- Manages staff in ways that enable them to grow and succeed through encouragement, feedback and instruction. Maintains climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality employees. Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals.  

o    RPM is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising Residential Program staff, and for terminating employment when necessary
o    RPM is responsible for development of annual accountabilities for Residential Program staff, and for annual performance reviews
o    RPM is responsible for staff development and team building, and for maintaining a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality employees

o    Two years’ experience as a Program Manager preferred
o    Managerial experience required
o    Experience working with at-risk adolescents, with teenage mothers, or with a similar at-risk population preferred
o    Must have a working knowledge of social services (TANF) and community resources
o    Must clear a criminal background check and drug screen
o    Possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

RPM Competencies
  o    Decision making and judgment
  o    Managing projects or programs
  o    Results focus and initiative
  o    Relationship building
  o    Problem Solving
  o    Leadership
  o    Stress Tolerance
  o    Planning and organizing
  o    Organizational savvy
  o    Coaching and mentoring
  o    Accountability & Dependability
  o    Fiscal Accountability

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in our organization to Hannah Winn at

Residential Family Advocate

Reports to:  Residential Program Manager
Hours: 30 (includes Monday evenings & one weekend day/month)
Summary: The Family Advocate (FA) is responsible for case management for up to six residents. The FA teaches and coaches residents in basic communication, organization, and life skills, and is responsible for helping residents meet the goals on their IGP (Individual Goal Plan). The FA manages the House schedule/calendar, and coordinates direct service volunteers.

Specific Duties:      
1.    FA is responsible for overseeing the intake process for new residents, including obtaining copies of all the residents’ and their children’s records concerning school, medical, legal, identification, debt etc…
2.    FA is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of all community files, as well as record keeping for closed files in compliance with legal and policy requirements.
3.    The FA develops a case management plan, which includes medical, human services, child care, budgeting, debt reduction, important documentation, etc.
4.    FA is responsible for guiding teen moms to establish and maintain relationships with outside service organizations such as human services, doctor’s offices, employers, school personnel, daycare providers, etc.
5.    FA coordinates direct service volunteers (i.e. meal planning, babysitting, transportation, etc.)
6.    FA maintains relationship with human services providers
7.    The FA is responsible for the calendar for the house and for the schedules of the residents
8.    The FA oversees Daily Activity Evaluations, communicates pass/fail weeks and enforces disciplinary decisions

General Duties:
1.    FA leads weekly calendar meeting, and reports residents schedule for main    
house calendar.
2.    FA is responsible for maintaining household chore lists and rotations.    
3.    FA is responsible for maintaining both Office Log Notebooks and Civicore for residents.
4.    FA maintains knowledge of current human services rules and regulations
5.    FA meets regularly with the Residential Program Manager and maintains excellent communication with RPM, seeking approval for any major decisions concerning a resident (i.e. related to budget, health, changes in IGP, etc)
6.    FA assists RPM with facility maintenance and keeping the House “tour ready”    

1.    Case management experience with at-risk adolescents, teenage mothers, or with a similar at-risk population preferred
2.    Must have a working knowledge of social services (TANF) and community resources
3.    Excellent relational skills
4.    Excellent organizational skills
5.    Proficient with Microsoft Office
6.    Must clear a criminal background check and drug screen
7.    Possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in our organization to Renee Post at