Join The Denver Foundation team.


Be a part of Colorado’s largest and most experienced community foundation. The Denver Foundation helps generous people create charitable legacies and give back to the community through Community Grants. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to racial equity.

See all current job openings below.

See open Request for Proposals (RFPs) at the bottom of the page.

Follow us on social media @TDFCommunity for job opening announcements.

In our work and within our team, we honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community. Our vision is a Metro Denver that is racially equitable in its leadership, prosperity, and culture, and we are a catalytic leader that engages critical issues and accelerates systems change. To achieve this, we believe that all staff must be intentional in applying Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to their practice. 

The Denver Foundation staff and board who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and Latino/Latina are represented below:

48%
Staff Members

40%
Trustees

60%
Board Officers

What it’s like to work at The Denver Foundation

Most importantly, you will be joining an organization that the community recognizes as responsible stewards of charitable dollars that truly impacts the community, and has for almost 100 years. We are a small but mighty team that loves what we do, and is dedicated to supporting staff’s professional development and career goals.

Our competitive benefits package includes paid time off, ten paid holidays, retirement contribution, tuition assistance, and medical (with employer HSA and FSA contributions), dental, vision, life, and disability. We offer a hybrid work environment, onsite gym, and central Denver workspace with parking and RTD Ecopass. 

 

Our current and future office environment

We continue to take actions intended to protect our staff, guests, and vendors from COVID-19 while inside our office, Casa Grande. We continue to monitor laws, rules, regulations, and local guidance to update our protocols as needed.

Staff are welcome to work in the office, however, we are currently not requiring staff to work in the office. Once we set a date to return to the office, and recognizing the benefits of balancing working time ‘in office’ with working time ‘in community’, we will shift to a remote and hybrid work environment. Staff will be asked to work ‘in office’ at least three days per week, and ‘in-community’ at least one day per week.

For staff that need or prefer to work from our office, we require staff to be up-to-date on the vaccine to be in the office. All staff, guests and vendors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks at all times while inside Casa Grande, unless they are in an enclosed room by themselves.

Current Job Openings


Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator plays an important support role in achieving the communications goals and objectives of The Denver Foundation. The position manages social media accounts, updates the foundation’s website, sends quarterly and monthly e-newsletters, and contributes to internal and external communications. The Communications Coordinator works closely with the other members of the communications team and a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Click here for full details on the communications coordinator position and information on how to apply

 

Senior Communications Officer

The Senior Communications Officer is responsible for overseeing and implementing the integrated marketing and communications strategies and systems to support organizational and communications departmental goals and objectives. The Senior Communications Officer manages digital properties to optimize attracting and engaging target audiences and employs an effective balance of information, story narrative, data visualization/infographics, and photos and illustrations. The Senior Officer reports to the Vice President of Communications and works closely with the other members of the communications team and various internal and external stakeholders. Click here for full details on the senior communications officer position and information on how to apply.

 

Engaged Philanthropy Officer

The Engaged Philanthropy Officer role is a frontline fundraising and community engagement position, responsible for managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors and grantees. The Engaged Philanthropy Officer will work with donors and nonprofits to achieve the Foundation’s annual revenue goals, execute on annual grantmaking goals, and integrate the two for optimum community impact. Click here for full details on the engaged philanthropy officer position and information on how to apply

 

Information Systems Manager

The Information Systems Manager is responsible for the design, management, and continuous improvement of data, information, and systems across the Foundation. This position manages the development and implementation, as well as the administration, maintenance, and security of our systems. The Information Systems Manager supports business process owners with reporting, business intelligence, and technology management, as well as providing end-user training and support. Click here for full details on the information systems manager position and information on how to apply.

Vendors, consultants, and other partners


The Denver Foundation continues to see partnerships with vendors, consultants, and other partners to help us with our work. This may include consultants to help with equity, diversity and inclusion training;  or freelancer writer and photographers. If you are interested in adding your name to our potential vendor list, please email Jason Stoddart at jstoddart@denverfoundation.org.

​We will also post open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) here.

RFP 100th Anniversary Audience Research

The Denver Foundation will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2025. As we approach this milestone, the foundation is considering embarking on its first major fundraising and awareness-building campaign. Our hope is the 100th Anniversary Campaign will engage new community leaders and secure resources to prioritize racial equity and address the needs of our community and region today, tomorrow, and long into the future.  As we move into this work, we want to take the time to better understand our audience’s perceptions of us to give us clear guidance on how to approach our 100th anniversary. 

The deadline to submit the RFP is June 24, 2022.  Please submit all questions to Abigail Kesner, akesner@denverfoundation.org by May 27, 2022.

Click here to read the RFP for Audience Research to support the 100th Anniversary.