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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 of 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 of 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 Officer

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.

Job Title: Development Officer

Report to: Director of Development

Position: Full Time – 40 hours a week

Job Summary:  The Development Officer (hereafter DO) is responsible for all aspects of assigned events, various aspects of individual giving, and utilizes the champion data base, Raiser’s Edge, to drive revenue. The DO builds and maintains relationships with individual champions (donors), and groups of champions. Above all, the DO 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.

Event Philosophy: Hope House uses events as a way to engage and move new people and potential donors to become involved with the mission of Hope House. We hope they become engaged and are inspired by what they see, experience and hear at our events. Every event is an opportunity to expand our reach with those around us.

Event Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Program of Events (POE) with up to date information on all aspects of the event
  • Create budget and track expenditures
  • Supervise/work with any hired event consultants
  • Work with Director of Development (DoD) and Volunteer Coordinator (VC) to assemble committees to cover all key aspects of the events and act as liaison between committee and Hope House
  • Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters, work with DoD on booking event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, and ensure appropriate décor (florals, linens, color schemes, etc.)
  • Review event contracts with the DoD
  • Work with the Senior Graphic Designer (SGD) to develop webpage logo, invitations, program, signage and all event materials
  • Coordinate volunteer staffing with VC – training before event and supervision during event
  • Coordinate “Day of” setup, during event and cleanup
  • Incorporate Transformational Giving Philosophy into every event
  • Work with Finance and accountant to reconcile expenses before, during, and after event
  • Coordinate sending thank you notes and plaques for all sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee members
  • Work with DOD to gather needed event reports
  • Work with PR Coordinator for all marketing/ communication needs, including copy needs
  • Work with fundraising volunteers/committees to reach revenue goals

Donor/Champion Philosophy: Our goal is to move key volunteers and donors from participation with the organization thru speaking engagements, volunteer opportunities, activities and other events to becoming champions for our cause. The key to our success is to tap into our champions network. We follow the principles of Mission Increase’s “Transformational Giving”, we don’t believe transactional giving will further our mission or engage future champions.

Champion Responsibilities:

  • Work with the DoD to strategically utilize the champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to help drive champion and revenue growth. Individual solicitation goal will be set annually with the DOD. Goal increases annually.
    • Develop prospect pool to generate revenue
    • Engage new donors by providing next steps of engagement
    • Move champions thru the PEO process
    • Set up meetings and coffees with new champions
    • Make asks of champions for Inkind needs, financial gifts, auction items and volunteer opportunities
  • Oversee the Hope House Young Professional Group, HHYP, and manage quarterly events, activities and communications for the group
  • Understand the strategy of income growth, develop and implement tactical plans for individual giving projects, like Champion Small Events, Monthly Giving as defined by the Development Plan or assigned by the Director of Development
  • Nurture, develop and maintain relationships with current champions, (E & O) and help drive growth in the number of new champions (P) by creating opportunities to engage

Database Responsibilities: The Development Team is a high performing, cross functional team that works at a fast pace to meet the growing income needs of the organization. As part of this strategy the DO serves as the back up to the Development Associate (DA) who is responsible for the donor data base (Raiser’s Edge).

  • Responsible for maintaining and inputting accurate information in Raiser’s Edge, including adding constituent records and notes
  • Inputs gifts into RE, codes checks, and runs online monthly gifts as needed
  • Updates action steps on contacts from meetings and phone calls on a weekly basis
  • Maintains and Updates Development Handbook Sections as directed by DA and DoD

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend Development Team meetings, Champion meetings, All Staff meetings
  • Responsible for managing volunteers, including appreciation and building relationships, and reporting about volunteer use to the Volunteer Program Manager
  • Bedrock Builder program – oversees donors and communication including recruiting new monthly donors

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in non-profit Development work, specifically with individual donors
  • 2-3 years experience in event planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel, Raiser’s Edge database experience a plus
  • Will attend some evening & weekend activities in the course of Development work

Position Competencies

  • Influences others
  • Self-starter
  • Relationship builder
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Results focused & initiator
  • Decision making and judgment
  • Development and continual learning
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Manages projects and details
  • Stress tolerance
  • Problem solving
  • Enjoys people
  • Multitasking

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

Thank you for your interest in the Development Officer position with Hope House of Colorado!

To apply: Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your resume.

http://app.pairin.com/apply/91234512Nn

The survey should take you less than 15 minutes.

Please also submit your resume and cover letter to HR@hopehouseofcolorado.org.

Relationships Educator

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.

Title: Relationships Educator
Reports to:  Personal Team Lead
Hours: Full-time/40 hours per week

Basic Summary: The Relationships Educator (RE) is responsible for assisting teen moms with growth along the personal Self-Sufficiency continuum which includes teaching classes focused on Healthy Relationships and Mental and emotional Health, building counseling partnerships with other organizations to provide counseling to teen moms, connecting teen moms to counseling partners, coordinating support groups for teen moms, increasing personal support systems for teen moms and providing crisis counseling for teen moms as needed. The Relationships educator is also responsible for providing individual counseling for Hope House residents. The priorities of this position are teaching first, counseling second and coordination of teen moms/volunteer relationships.

Specific Duties: 

  1. The RE will work closely with the other members of the Personal Team (Parent Educator/Team Lead and Personal Advocate) to assist teen moms with growth along the domains on the Personal Self-Sufficiency Continuum (Care for others, Care for Self, Communication, Integration into varied Environments, Progress Planning, Personal Support Systems, Responsibility, Integrity and Attitude).
  2. The Relationships Educator is responsible for teaching Healthy Relationship Classes and identifying Relationship or Mental health class curriculum as needed.
  3. The RE is responsible for leading/coordinating support groups for teen moms.
  4. The RE is responsible for providing crisis counseling for Community moms as needed and then connecting the teen mom to a counseling partner.
  5. The RE is responsible for building partnerships with other counseling programs/organizations to provide counseling for teen moms. The RE is responsible for referring teen moms to partnering counseling programs as needed and will work closely with the teen mom and the partnering organization to make sure the teen mom feels comfortable when connecting the teen mom to a partnering organization.
  6. The RE is responsible for helping teen moms increase their personal support systems by connecting them to Hope House volunteers/champions.
  7. RE is responsible for managing volunteers related to the Relationships program, including working with the volunteer hospitality team.
  8. The RE is responsible for building relationship with teen moms and meeting with teen moms 1×1 for relationship consults as needed.
  9. The RE is responsible for attending staff meetings and program meetings and providing input as pertains to area of expertise.
  10. The RE stays current on best practices in the area of Healthy Relationships and Mental Health.
  11. RE is responsible for documenting case notes and class information/attendance in program database as well as tracking and reporting accurate stats each year.
  12. RE is responsible for keeping accurate and legal confidential counseling notes.

 

Residential Program Specific Duties:

  1. The RE is responsible for providing individual counseling to Residential teen moms.
  2. The RE will work with Residential staff to assist in goal setting for residents around Relationships and Mental health.
  3. The RE is responsible for providing oversight of prescribed medications for mental or emotional diagnosis for residents.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Align with core values, philosophies and guiding principles of Hope House of Colorado.
  2. Counseling background required
  3. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  4. A background/criminal check must be completed before employment is granted.
  5. Availability to work every Tuesday evening and some other evenings and weekends on occasion.
  6. Experience working with at-risk adolescent girls and/or teen moms is considered an advantage.

 

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

Thank you for your interest in the Relationships Educator position with Hope House of Colorado!

To apply: Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your resume.

http://app.pairin.com/apply/DED1756ECqThe survey should take you less than 15 minutes. 

Please also submit your resume and cover letter to HR@hopehouseofcolorado.org.

Live-In Residential Advisor

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.

Title:  Live-In Residential Advisor

Reports to:  Residential Program Manager

Basic Summary: Residential Advisor maintains the structure of the Hope House Program, enforce adherence to rules and policies as well provide encouragement, relationship and fellowship to Hope House residents. Live-in Residential Advisor will be provided with private quarters and community kitchen to use during their tenure at Hope House, as well as a monthly stipend.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Residential Program during overnight hours. Live-in RA may sleep while residents are sleeping but must be available to be assist residents if they need assistance during the middle of the night.
  • Oversee and adhere to house schedule.
  • Oversee residents returning from job training, approved activities and/or appointments.
  • Transport residents and their children to and from appointments as needed.
  • Eat dinner with the residents and their children during scheduled evenings and oversee dinner preparation and clean up.
  • Supervise all on-site teen moms, visitors or volunteers.
  • Help with childcare/children’s program as needed.
  • Daily document residents’ behavior, attitude, and performance in Daily Activity Evaluation notebook.
  • Adhere to Residential Program Handbook.
  • Report residents’ appointments and schedules to Residential Family Advocate.
  • Hold the residents accountable to the Hope House rules, policies, and expectations set forth in the Program and Staff Handbook.
  • Follow all Hope House security procedures.
  • Build trusting relationships with residents, be a good listener, spend time with residents during shifts.
  • Supports residents in achieving their Individual Growth Plan, completing tasks with residents as assigned by the RFA.
  • Keep common areas of the house clean and organized and maintains atmosphere that is ready for tours at all times. Advise Residential Program Manager of any deficiencies in the cleanliness and safety of house/grounds.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed.

Requirements

  • Applicant must be female and over the age of 21.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • A background/criminal check must be completed before employment is granted.
  • Experience working with at-risk adolescent girls and teen mom’s a plus.
  • Must have good leadership skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Must sign 1-year contract for position and remain on-site during the hours of:
    • Overnights (8:30pm – 8:30am)
    • 2 evening shifts a week (4:30pm-9:00pm)
    • Staff Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (Subject to change)
    • All-Staff Meetings which occur 5x a year on the 4th Thursday of the month, 9:00-11:00am
    • Exceptions will be made for approved vacation time or as needed with prior approval and shift coverage.

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

Thank you for your interest in the Live-In Residential Advisor position with Hope House of Colorado!

To apply: Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your resume.

http://app.pairin.com/apply/CD113885Ek  The survey should take you less than 15 minutes. 

Please also submit your resume and cover letter to HR@hopehouseofcolorado.org.

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! 

Employee comments