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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 their children.


Grant Writer

Title: Grant Writer, 10-15 hours per week
Reports to: Director of Development

Basic Summary:
The Grant Writer is responsible for procuring funding through philanthropic and corporate foundations via grant applications to achieve the annual grant revenue goal. This includes 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 empowering disadvantaged teen moms.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Develop annual calendar of grant requests along with the Director of Development to plan and achieve required annual funding.
2. Meet with PD or ED to clarify program details as it pertains to a program grant
3. Provide weekly reports to the Director of Development to help prepare for the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
4. Notify the Director of Development of any responses from foundations so established thank you/appreciation process can be followed.
5. Research current statistics and make available through Shared Docs, include: in house stories of successes, program statistics, required financial documentation, other nonprofit organizational information.
6. Maintain monthly reporting on all grants and where they are at in the process, track grants income to annual goal.
7. Research potential grantors: foundations, corporations and other grant funding sources.
8. Attend pertinent grant training events when schedule and funding permit.
9. Direct all grant requests first to the Director of Development for review, then to the Executive Director for a signature.
10. Write all proposals and letters of interest sent to funders in timely manner.
11. Prepare any required grant reports and reporting required by foundations.

1.  Bachelors Degree – communications, public relations preferred
2.  Excellent writing skills
3.  Highly organized
4.  Ability to do extensive research
5.  Proficient computer skills, including Word and Excel
6.  Common Grant Application experience preferred
7.  Capital Campaign grant experience would be helpful

1.  Must clear a criminal background check


To apply, send resume to Lisa Schlarbaum, [email protected].



Residential Counselor

Title: Residential Counselor
Reports to: Residential Program Manager

Basic Summary: Residential Counselors maintain the structure of the Hope House Program, enforce adherence to rules and policies as well provide encouragement, relationship and fellowship to Hope House residents.

1. Supervise all afternoon and evening activities.
2. Oversee and adhere to house schedule.
3. Oversee residents returning from job training, approved activities and/or appointments.
4. Transport residents and their children to and from appointments as needed.
5. Eat dinner with the residents and their children on a regular basis.
6. Oversee dinner preparation and clean up.
7. Supervise all on-site teen moms, visitors or volunteers.
8. Oversee volunteer teachers of scheduled life skills and parenting classes.
9. Occasionally provide assistance to life skills and/or parenting teacher.
10. Help with childcare/children’s program during life skills and parenting classes.
11. Daily document residents’ behavior, attitude, and performance.
12. Read and be very familiar with Hope House program description.
13. Report residents’ appointments and schedules to Case Manager.
14. Address and enforce adherence to Hope House rules and policies.
15. Follow all Hope House security procedures.
16. Mandatory Staff Meetings on Thursday mornings.
17. Overnight staff is expected to be able to sleep for 6 hours each night. These are unpaid hours. If sleep is interrupted, staff may log those hours as paid time.

1. Applicant must be female and over the age of 21.
2. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
3. A background/criminal check must be completed before employment is granted.
4. Experience working with at-risk adolescent girls and teen moms a plus.
5. Must have good leadership skills and the ability to work well with others.


To apply, send resume to [email protected].