Position/Title:  Growing Home Navigator

Position Type:  Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Chief Program and Impact Officer

Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north metro Denver one family at a time. Our participant-centered approach to strengthening families, nurturing children and connecting community fills a critical gap for families and children who are experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. Through evidenced-based programs, we improve outcomes for children, their parents and their community. Our model makes us a leader in the two-generation approach to poverty alleviation and community equity.

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness

Description or Purpose of the Position:

Growing Home seeks to hire a bilingual (English/Spanish) Navigator to bolster Growing Home’s mission and vision, cultivating an inclusive and participant-centered environment.  The position will serve three primary functions: receptionist, resource navigator, and program assistant. As the agency receptionist, the Navigator will provide high quality, participant-centered customer service to a wide variety of Growing Home stakeholders, ensuring a welcoming, positive first impression. As a resource navigator, this team member will connect families with the appropriate programs and services, both at Growing Home and in the community through referrals. As a program assistant, the Navigator will ensure that program staff have the tools they need to support their work.  The ideal candidate will live in and/or have extensive experience with and understanding of the north metro Denver community and resources in the area.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Reception

  • Provide high quality, participant-centered customer service to a wide variety of Growing Home stakeholders, ensuring a welcoming, positive first impression
  • Welcome visitors by greeting and directing them appropriately
  • Answer agency main phone line, providing information and connecting callers with the appropriate staff or referral to external agency
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Resource Navigation

  • Provide resources and strategic referrals to Growing Home families seeking services and support
  • Support successful access to services offered by municipal, county, non-profit, and faith-based organizations otherwise unattainable by participant efforts alone
  • Support the development and ongoing maintenance of a robust library of resources for community members

Programmatic Assistance

  • Assist in promoting and recruiting families for Growing Home programs and classes, including explaining programs and eligibility to various stakeholders
  • Maintain an updated calendar of program meetings and events
  • Act as point of contact for programmatic logistical matters
  • Provide support to food pantry during food pantry hours
  • Assist in planning and executing the logistical assignments of Growing Home’s Seedlings parenting class which include coordinating food catering tasks, securing space for classes, coordinating childcare providers for classes, and ensuring clear communication between all staff involved
  • Manage, organize, and track supplies and materials for our Seedlings parenting class as needed
  • Act as the main point of contact for Growing Home programs during seasonal events by supporting, registration, scheduling, and ensuring program staff are following procedures
  • Attend periodic program specific events, such as Back to School Night, community networking nights, and other events as needed to provide outreach services
  • Make reminder calls as needed

Evaluation

  • Monitor data collection points across all programs to ensure data is being accurately entered in a timely and accurate manner, including facilitating meaningful reminders for program leads of upcoming data collection deadlines
  • Assist in evaluation projects and complete data entry as needed

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required
  • Minimum two years of experience in customer service, administrative support, and/or resource navigation preferred
  • High school diploma required; some college highly preferred
  • Organized, detail oriented, efficient, resourceful, self-starter with excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexible, high energy, and highly creative
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed
  • Sensitivity and openness to diverse people and families
  • Ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize tasks efficiently and work on multiple projects
  • The ideal candidate will live in and/or have extensive experience with and understanding of the north metro Denver community and resources in the area

Salary and Benefits:

  • $35,000 – $39,000 depending on experience
  • Health and life insurance
  • Employee wellness program
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 1 year
  • Positive, friendly workplace
  • Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development

 To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Growing Home Navigator in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

Reports To: President and CEO

Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north metro Denver one family at a time. Our participant-centered approach to strengthening families, nurturing children and connecting community fills a critical gap for families and children who are experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. Through evidenced-based programs, we improve outcomes for children, their parents and their community. Our model makes us a leader in the two-generation approach to poverty alleviation and community equity.

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness 

Description or Purpose of the Assignment:

The Chief Financial and Operating Officer is a member of Growing Home’s Leadership Team and will be responsible for all fiscal, operations, and human resource functions of the organization. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance or operations professional with a proven track record of creative problem-solving, improving systems and processes, change management, and maintaining a positive, values-based workplace culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership

  • Actively participate in Growing Home’s Leadership and Management Teams, contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals as well as the overall management of the organization and its workplace culture
  • Lead organizational strategic priorities and goals related to financial and operational excellence
  • Supervise staff using organization’s servant leadership philosophy
  • Ensure alignment and collaboration among operations staff/initiatives and other staff/parts of the organization

Fiscal Management and Leadership

  • Develop and implement best practice fiscal policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures
  • Advise President/CEO, Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Leadership Team on fiscal management, cash flow, investment priorities, and fiscal policy matters, presenting critical financial matters as needed
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead the annual budgeting process, collaborating with Leadership and Management Team members
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable/invoicing, payroll, purchasing, monthly financial reporting, quarterly projections, and annual audit and 990 filing
  • Serve as staff liaison to Finance Committee
  • Conduct financial analysis as needed to assist in decision-making
  • Ensure monthly reconciliation with Development department

General Operations and Administration

  • Manage Growing Home’s facilities, ensuring quality spaces and equipment that support mission and ensure an effective workplace
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures utilizing a participant-centered approach
  • Oversee organization’s information technology systems and processes, ensuring meeting organization’s needs
  • Oversee all governmental filings and compliance related to licensing and not for profit 501(c)(3) status
  • Evaluate, purchase and oversee organization’s insurance policies
  • Review contracts, assessing risk and alerting appropriate staff to compliance issues
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking, insurance, benefits, and facilities-related matters
  • Oversee management of organization’s affordable housing real estate property to ensure sound fiscal and physical practices and property maintenance, working with contract property manager to ensure compliance to all federal and local housing laws and HUD regulations and ensure timely completion and delivery of all necessary reports
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication with Leadership Team, keeping the President/CEO informed of all critical operational issues

Human Resources

  • Oversee development and implementation of best practice human resource policies and procedures in alignment with Growing Home’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Lead organizational efforts to ensure a culture of excellence in alignment with Growing Home’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Oversee staff wellness initiatives

Qualifications Needed:

  • Proven track record in nonprofit financial and operational management, ideally with both external audit and in-house financial management experience for an organizational budget over $2 million
  • Must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations as well as human resource regulations and best practices
  • Supervisory and management experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in management, business, accounting, finance, public administration or related field preferred; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Passion for anti-poverty and social justice work

Key Characteristics:

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Entrepreneurial team player with demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects and priorities
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board of directors, and staff

Salary and Benefits:

  • $80,000 – $90,000 depending on experience
  • Health and life insurance
  • Employee wellness program
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 1 year
  • Positive, friendly workplace
  • Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Chief Financial and Operating Officer in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title:  Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish)

Position Type:  Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Program Manager

Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north metro Denver one family at a time. Our participant-centered approach to strengthening families, nurturing children and connecting community fills a critical gap for families and children who are experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. Through evidenced-based programs, we improve outcomes for children, their parents, and their community. Our model makes us a leader in the two-generation approach to poverty alleviation and community equity.

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future.

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

Position Description:  A certified Parent Educator implements the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the Parent Educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Foundational and Model Implementation training for certification for kids 0-3
  • Attend Foundational 2 certification for kids age 3-5
  • Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
  • Assess family’s needs and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
  • Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
  • Represent the Parents as Teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
  • Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
  • Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
  • Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
  • Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research-based information with families
  • Provide referrals to Discovery Time (group socialization) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
  • Work with the PAT team to help plan, coordinate, and facilitate Discovery Time (group socialization)
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation to meet program fidelity requirements
  • Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
  • Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement
  • Attend monthly staff and team meetings

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology, or a related field is preferred but may be substituted with five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
  • Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
  • Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services
  • Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
  • Commitment to working with diverse people and families
  • Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
  • Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
  • Maintain current certification as a Parent Educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance

Salary and Benefits:

  • $17.79 per hour, full-time, non-exempt
  • Health and life insurance
  • Employee wellness program
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
  • Positive, friendly workplace culture
  • Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Unlimited coffee and delicious snacks provided

Start Date:  Immediate

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish) in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.