Employment Opportunities

Warren Village is a mission driven “learning organization” that is founded on six core values (collaboration, integrity, inclusion, accountability, empowerment, excellence) that drive our culture and our work. We believe in empowerment and believe that any person, given the right opportunities, can achieve true self-sufficiency.

Warren Village is a unique and well-respected family community in Denver helping motivated low-income, previously homeless single parent families move from public assistance to personal and economic self-sufficiency through subsidized housing, on-site nationally accredited childcare, intensive case management, education guidance and career development.

We want to attract candidates for jobs who believe in the transformative power of individual agency coupled with collective supports. We are looking for people who believe that we can learn from failure and that we can improve our outcomes through reflection. We want creative, critical thinkers who are not restricted by convention. We want candidates who bring ideas to the table, energy to the team and a sense of humor. We want employees who want to change the world, starting at Warren Village.

If you are up for the challenge and the reward, we encourage you to apply!

Current Opportunities:

  • Director of Development and External Relations
  • Temporary Family Advocate
  • Maintenance Technician

See below for full descriptions!

 

Director of Development and External Relations

We desire candidates who are looking for more than just a job and instead are seeking the chance to create opportunities for those most disadvantaged in our community to improve their lives.  This is a chance for a committed individual to apply their skills, invest their energy and help our organization grow.

Warren Village is a mission driven “learning organization” that is founded on six core values (collaboration, integrity, inclusion, accountability, empowerment, excellence) that drive our culture and our work.  We believe in empowerment and that any person, given the right opportunities, can achieve true self-sufficiency. We want to attract candidates for this job who believe in the transformative power of individual agency coupled with collective supports.

Our next Director of Development & External Relations will be a passionate believer in the Warren Village model and will bring a skill set and knowledge base to take our philanthropic practice to the next level.   The ideal candidate will possess an asset-based world-view, find opportunity in every situation and seek to constantly improve our work.   We desire a clear communicator who thrives in a diverse, team oriented atmosphere.   We seek an individual who is conscientious about donor care and detail and, at the same time, possesses a strategic view for philanthropic growth. We want creative, critical thinkers who are not restricted by convention. We want candidates who bring ideas to the table, energy to the team and a sense of humor.

Position Summary:

This position provides vital leadership for the contributed revenue, volunteer services and external relations functions of Warren Village. The Director of Development and External Relations has overall responsibility for the creation of an inspiring vision, planning, implementation and evaluation of the fundraising and external relations programs in alignment with the organization’s strategic goals. The Director will mentor, manage and motivate 4-5 team members to ensure successful achievement of all department objectives.  Warren Village’s current contributed revenue budget is just under $2.4M.

Warren Village is a unique and well-respected family community in Denver helping motivated low-income, previously homeless single parent families move from public assistance to personal and economic self-sufficiency through subsidized housing, on-site nationally accredited childcare, intensive case management, education guidance and career development.

Core Development Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as an action-oriented leader and motivator for fundraising, volunteerism and communications, both internally and externally – generating enthusiasm, support and revenue for Warren Village’s mission and programs.
  2. Drive immediate and long-term strategic fundraising strategy, cultivation, stewardship, moves management and crossover engagement throughout the organization.
  3. Continually maximize fundraising for Warren Village programs, operations, special projects and capital improvements through foundations, corporations, individuals, civic organizations, United Way, and events.
  4. With the President and CEO, engage the Board in fundraising, stewardship efforts, identification of new donors, re-capture of past donors and moving donors to the next level of engagement in accordance with strategic priorities.
  5. Build, manage and grow a portfolio of donors capable and inclined to give $5,000 or more to Warren Village. Design and implement cultivation and solicitation activities for personal use, trustees and the CEO.
  6. In conjunction with the Manager, Foundation & Corporate Relations, identify, solicit and secure funds from current, lapsed, or new foundations. Maintain strong relationships with foundation staff, providing detailed information about programs, services and grant funds regularly, and in a timely manner.
  7. Facilitate the work of the Development & External Relations Committee, with trustees and the CEO.
  8. Direct all aspects of Warren Village fundraising events in coordination with Program staff and CEO where appropriate.
  9. Actively engage program staff in developing investment opportunities and reporting of outcomes.
  10. Maintain an active presence in the community, attending events, forums, trainings and networking opportunities – always with the objective to broaden Warren Village’s visibility and reach.
  11. Engage with corporations, civic groups, United Way or other venues as a means to inform, inspire, and ultimately seek financial support from a broad community constituency.
  12. Extend and build upon Warren Village’s sophisticated, engaging and systematic process of prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgement.
  13. With the team, implement and maintain an inspired and multi-faceted donor recognition program.
  14. Identify and build relationships with planned giving donors and prospects through high-touch communication and engagement.
  15. Identify, solicit and secure funds from current, lapsed or new businesses to support operations and programs of Warren Village. Integrate volunteer and sponsorship opportunities into business relationships to create mutually beneficial environment for corporate funders.
  16. With the team, prepare evaluations and reports of fundraising activities and organizational accomplishments for funders, the Warren Village Board of Trustees and the community.
  17. Oversee development of all written materials, including correspondence, solicitation materials, acknowledgements and regular communications as part of the stewardship program.
  18. Work closely with the Director of Finance to ensure financial accountability and appropriate reporting on revenues, expenditures and forecasts relative to the development department and overall budget.
  19. Participate on the Leadership Team, assisting the CEO with strategic and operational planning.

Core External Relations Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the Manager of Design & Communications and Media Consultant on messaging and communications to current and/or potential donors and the broader community.
  2. Continuously work to elevate the Warren Village brand through materials and communications.
  3. Draft messaging and content on key communications, and provide input on all written materials.
  4. Be active and responsive to media and partnership opportunities, ensuring smooth and prompt communication.

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  1. Broad understanding of fundraising principles and ethics; gift modalities; donor stewardship and accountability.
  2. Demonstrated fundraising success at or above current Warren Village contributed revenue levels.
  3. 5-8 years of directly related work experience with soliciting funding from a variety of sources, including foundations, businesses, individuals, civic organizations and special events.
  4. 3-5 years with direct individual donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Knowledge of and comfort with major donors essential.
  5. Developed and deep sense of ownership and a strong commitment to leading a comprehensive development strategy.
  6. Possess a spirit of innovation and a love for learning that leads to new ways of working with a variety of constituencies.
  7. Keen ability to develop short-term and long-terms plans, then to measure and adapt the plans so they are most beneficial to the organization and clients.
  8. Excellent speaking/writing, intuitive communication skills and listening/interpersonal skills in order to establish and build relationships.
  9. Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all audiences. Ability to engage other staff, community members and volunteers.
  10. Strong writing skills for all manner of communications.
  11. Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  12. Strong knowledge and use of financial and fiduciary responsibilities for budget planning, monitoring and reporting.
  13. Naturally creative, curious and interested in new approaches to the work.
  14. Strong leadership and management skills.
  15. Self-motivated and highly disciplined.
  16. Solid experience with software essential and knowledge of fundraising software desirable.
  17. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Programs.
  18. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  19. Energetic and adept at working within a fast-paced, flexible environment.
  20. Detail oriented, with strong project management and follow-through skills.
  21. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
  22. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  23. Familiarity with the Denver philanthropic community preferred.
  24. Strong commitment to the mission and values of Warren Village.

 Salary & Benefits:  This is a full-time position with an attractive and comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

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To Apply: Potential candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@warrenvillage.org with the subject header Director of Development and External Relations.  Submissions that do not include a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.

Warren Village values diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Family Advocate

TEMPORARY POSITION OPENING

Warren Village is actively seeking an energetic, passionate and skilled Family Advocate.

SALARY/BENEFITS: This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary position with the Family Services Department. Position will be available April 11, 2018 – August 10, 2018. We are an organization that values diversity and strives to reflect the community we serve.

How to Apply:  Position Interested candidates should submit the following items (as separate pdf attachments) to emontgomery@warrenvillage.org  Subject line: Family Advocate Position

  1. Cover letter and resume
  2. Three professional references

Deadline for application is Friday, April 6, 2018.

Summary

A unique, two-year transitional housing program for homeless single-parent families, Warren Village offers an opportunity for families to become economically and personally self-sufficient before moving to permanent housing.

This position will provide essential case management services as well as resources, referrals, interventions for a caseload of 20 Warren Village residents. This position requires strength-based assessment and planning with families in transition, utilization of community resources, and interventions with individuals that result in personal growth and self-sufficiency. This position initiates and sustains community partnerships with individuals and organizations that contribute to the mission of the organization. This position assists, plans and implements appropriate activities, services and events for program participants.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Implement Warren Village mission through case management activities with 20 program participants

  1. Conduct weekly and/or monthly case management meetings with each client.
  2. Coach individual residents to set goals, develop plans, and accomplish desired outcomes.
  3. Link people with systems that provide them with resources, services, and opportunities to work towards economic self-sufficiency.
  4. Assist clients apply for and/or stabilize mainstream benefits (TANF, CCAP, Medicaid, SNAP, etc.)
  5. Develop plans with client including specific interventions that will enhance the developmental, problem-solving, and coping capacities.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to form a professional working relationship with clients in an empathetic, respectful and non-judgmental way.
  7. Complete necessary reporting requirements including intake assessments, case notes and progress reports.
  8. Responsible for data collection and entry, daily communication through email and utilization of current technology, Warren Village databases, and Microsoft Office programs.
  9. Strong communication required in both written and oral formats
  10. Assist Career Services Team as available and/or needed.
  11. Provide back-up support for Family Night Classes as available and/or needed.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferred education in social work, human services or education; Master in Social Work strongly preferred. Experience providing Mental Health services preferred.

Advocate must be able to demonstrate responsible professional behavior with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team comprised of volunteers, professional staff, and residents. Position requires strong communication skills with an ability to write clearly and concisely. Must be able to simplify and summarize complex information. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and demonstrated comfort with using web-based applications is a required skill. Applicant must pass a CBI and Central Registry Check. Experience with culturally diverse people a plus. ADA requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds, and the ability to communicate effectively with residents, staff and volunteers.

SALARY: Work hours include a varied schedule Monday through Thursday, not to exceed 20 hours a week. Evening hours will be included. Schedule includes two (2) evenings a week. Rate of pay is $20 per hour.

 Supervision and Work Relationships: Position reports directly to the Director of Family Services.  Work environment encourages individual creativity, teamwork and professional accountability. Must be committed to Warren Village’s mission and culture.

 

Maintenance Technician

Warren Village has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician.

Warren Village is a private nonprofit that serves very low income single parent families through HUD subsidized housing, a self-sufficiency program and an early childhood education program.

This is a full-time (Monday through Friday) position with great benefits including 10 paid holidays, a generous sick and PTO package with health, dental and vision coverage. The salary for this position is $16.00/hr.

The Maintenance Tech duties include:

  • Accomplishing the timely completion of all duties necessary to maintain, repair and upgrade the grounds, buildings, apartments and equipment of the property.
  • Ensuring the apartment building and grounds meet or exceed all HUD regulatory expectations, that the Learning Center facility meets or exceeds all licensing and accreditation expectations and that the property maintains a proper appearance.
  • Performing tasks to make-ready vacant apartments (including: hauling trash, drywall repair, replacing doors, plumbing repairs, appliance repair/replacement, painting, etc.)
  • Responds to work-orders for repairs daily
  • Provides daily maintenance and preventative maintenance of apartments, common areas, Learning Center, offices and grounds.
  • Snow removal and lawn care is an essential function of this position.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in a hands-on field.
  • Skill in electrical (replacing outlets, switches, ballasts, light fixtures, ceiling fans, breakers, etc.), plumbing (toilet unclogging, faucet replacement, drain repair, finding leak sources, soldering copper pipe, replacement of cast pipe, etc.) or having common handyperson skills such as patching, painting, hanging doors, appliance moving, trash removal, lawn care and snow removal would be a plus.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 90 pounds and to perform all physical functions necessary to the maintenance of the buildings.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Must possess an awareness of the security and safety concerns of residents, employees and volunteers
  • A valid Colorado Driver License is required.

Warren Village values diversity and inclusiveness; experience with culturally diverse people a plus.

E-mail your resume and cover letter to careers@warrenvillage.org with Maintenance in the subject line.