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.

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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:

46%
Staff Members

33%
Trustees

25%
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. 

Read the full descriptions of the health benefits and financial benefits we offer.

 

Our current 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.

Recognizing the benefits of balancing working time ‘in office’ with working time ‘in community’ we are currently operating in a hybrid work environment. Staff are asked to work in the office at least two days per week and in community at least one day per week.

Staff are required to be up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccine to be in the office. All staff, guests, and vendors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to follow CDC and local mask guidance while inside Casa Grande. 

Job Opening: Associate Scholarships Officer


The associate scholarships officer will serve as the relationship manager for a combination of scholarship funds and ensure compliance and adherence to scholarship and financial aid policies and practices. This role works closely with other members of the Scholarships and Impact teams and various internal and external stakeholders. The position is also responsible for attracting and retaining donors to establish new and increase existing scholarship funds, supporting designated scholarship funds recruitment and nomination processes, assisting online scholarship applicants, and responding to general inquiries to The Denver Foundation about all scholarship programs. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Associate Scholarship Officer (Reisher)


The Associate Scholarship Officer will serve as the liaison for up to two partner institutions and ensure compliance and adherence to the Reisher Scholars Program policies and practices. This role works closely with other members of the Scholarships and Impact teams and various internal and external stakeholders. The position is also responsible for overseeing specific aspects of the Reisher Scholars Program, including the additional semester and summer awarding, scholar appeals, transfers, and student abroad submissions, data tracking, and success measures tracking. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Bilingual Front Desk Coordinator


The bilingual front desk coordinator will facilitate the visitor’s experience by greeting external guests, walking them to meeting rooms, alerting staff when guests arrive, and answering questions as needed. They will serve as the primary staff person for all incoming phone calls and operate the telephone switchboard to answer, screen, and forward calls. The bilingual front desk coordinator reports to the director of operational excellence and is a brand ambassador responsible for providing exceptional customer service to external and internal audiences at the foundation. This position is also responsible for our main office administrative functions. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Senior Communications Officer


The Senior Communications Officer will develop and execute a plan for written content in partnership with the vice president of communications, serve as the primary author of original written communications content for the foundation, including monthly and quarterly segmented e-newsletters, publications (e.g., Noteworthy), blogs, and social media content. This position will develop and execute a social media plan in partnership with the VP of communications, and generate original, high-quality multimedia content, including text, images, graphics, and videos, tailored to different social media platforms. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy


The Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy will manage a portfolio of tier-one donors and grantees and lead relationship managers to implement new strategic directives for personalized, high-touch donor and fundholder engagement. The Senior Director will also lead the Foundation’s flagship community grantmaking program to further the foundation’s strategic framework. Read the full job description.

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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 Rob Hill at rhill@denverfoundation.org.