Job Title: Program Director

Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt, 40 hours/week

Department: Program Reports to Vice President of Programs & Inclusion

Compensation & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range

is $77,500 - $82,500 with competitive benefits (Individual Health & Dental Coverage, Individual

Retirement Account Contribution, and Paid Time Off)

About Denver Kids:

In 1946, Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Rotary Club of Denver partnered to form Denver Boys with

the purpose of providing academic support, mentorship, and job skills for boys who were dropping out of

school to work and provide for their families when their fathers did not return from WWII. Denver Girls was

founded in 1970 to follow the same academic and mentor support model. In 1993, Denver Kids became

the merged entities of Denver Boys and Denver Girls to consolidate programs and funding. In 2019, DK

merged with Denver Urban Scholars (DUS), a fellow youth-serving organization committed to serving

students facing barriers to high school graduation and educational attainment through mentorship and

academic support.

Our unique public/private partnership with DPS continues today. Specializing in Educational SEL

Counseling—a one-to-one, relationship-based, long-term approach dedicated to building character,

academic achievement, and positive development of the whole child. Denver Kids strives to help students

use education and the development of social and emotional skills as tools to create career and college


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Who you are:

You are able to thrive in a changing environment focused on continuous learning and professional

development. You are passionate about our mission and can drive accountability and productivity while

building a collaborative and connected environment for our team and students to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Program Director is a critical component of the program and senior leadership team, utilizing their

experience with adult social-emotional learning facilitation to train, coach, and advocate. The Program

Director will report to and coordinate with the Vice President of Programs to ensure that all program

teams across the organization consistently follow policies and procedures and drive student outcomes.

This position will build relationships with target schools and community partners, collaborating with

Program Managers to ensure successful student enrollment, and through observations provide direct

coaching for program and team excellence. This position will also assist in evaluation and data tracking

for grant/funding purposes and continuous program improvement while maintaining appropriate and

effective written and verbal communication.

Primary Responsibilities

● Supervision and Management

o Facilitate regular team meetings alongside one-on-one supervision of Program Managers

o Responsible for leading and supervising the program management staff, including

selecting, training, evaluating, and managing their performance

o Set objective performance measurements across all program areas to ensure consistent,

high-quality evaluation and goal-setting

o Ensure the fidelity of program delivery, data collection, and documentation through

ongoing support of supervisees

o Collaborate with Senior Leadership to implement a professional development program to

provide continued learning and skill gaps

o Recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation for program staff

● Program Administration

o Build and cultivate existing relationships with personnel in key partner schools,

community partners, and stakeholders

o Develop and implement strategies to maximize synergies among different program areas,

including overseeing the enrollment process

● General

o Partner with senior leadership to hire and onboard staff and interns

o Adhere to Denver Kids’ Policies and Procedures, inclusive of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

and Belonging (DEIB) practices, as well as ethical standards of the field

o Work collaboratively in a team-based setting

o Participate in leadership/professional development including on-going training

o Flexibility to take on or support other responsibilities across the organization



● Extensive experience designing and implementing a management program resulting in increased

leadership abilities

● Bachelor's degree in related field (Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Education,

Psychology, Non-profit Management) or 8 years of experience working in youth development

● Experience working within a school system or community setting

● 5 years of experience supervising staff in a non-profit setting

● Provide up-to-date, comprehensive auto insurance with a valid driver’s license


● Master’s degree in related field (Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, Psychology,

Education, Non-profit Management)

● Bilingual

Working Conditions

● Urban city and school district

● Working with Denver Public School (DPS) students and families who may or may not face

circumstances, including but not limited to, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, and


● Driving to and from schools, events and/or other local entities as necessary

● Regular working hours Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, occasional hours before and after

● Occasionally transport students for Denver Kids events

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.