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Bridge House is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness - one person at a time. Our award-winning Ready to Work program provides paid work, housing, and support services for adults experiencing homelessness. The Basic Needs program at Bridge House also provides nutritious meals for food insecure individuals in our community. Join a dynamic team of individuals and begin a career that truly makes a difference!

 

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Positions Open for New Applicants

Bridge House is a non-profit organization with locations and support across Metro Denver seeking a full time Major Gifts Officer. We provide an array of resources to help adults experiencing homelessness access basic needs and opportunities to stabilize in housing and employment, including our award-winning Ready to Work program.

As part of a dynamic fundraising team, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for overseeing and implementing the organization’s strategy for attracting and securing financial support from individuals, family foundations and businesses.

The Position is located in the Denver Metro area, primarily Aurora and Englewood.

The MGO, reporting to the Director of Development, represents Bridge House to stakeholders including donors, community partners, businesses, and the Board Fundraising Committee.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of the fundraising and donor landscape in the Denver metro area
  • Commitment to Bridge House mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze donor trends and results as well as articulate findings
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and improve systems for maximum efficiency
  • Ability to work across multiple divisions and departments within an organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance multiple demands, and meet deadlines

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategy for Denver Metro based individuals, family foundations and corporations in order to meet Bridge House goals
  • Cultivate a portfolio of donors and supporters across multiple channels  (individuals, businesses, foundations, etc.)
  • Develop concepts and timelines for fundraising campaigns with support from Development team
  • Project manage campaigns including strategy, execution and follow up
  • Analyze donor activity and integrate findings into fundraising strategy
  • Attend networking events on behalf of Bridge House and Ready to Work
  • Research grant opportunities from foundation and government resources
  • Maintain grants calendar for submission and reporting
  • Work with various Bridge House departments to gather data needed to complete grant applications
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure coordination on joint funding proposals
  • Write and submit grants
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing and reporting per grant requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with foundations and other funders through meetings as well as regular updates

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelors required
  • Experience: 5+ years of fundraising, marketing or sales experience

Here at Bridge House we are on a mission to end homelessness one person at a time. We have created a movement with our award-winning Work First program called Ready to Work. We thrive in conditions that most shy away from. We are innovative, scrappy, and out to impact communities coast to coast as we continue to grow this amazing Work Works Model. We help the underserved homeless population, who are willing to work, gain success in their lives through housing, employment in one of our own social enterprises, and support services. We serve up to 94 men and women in one of our two current locations, Aurora and Boulder and are looking forward to opening a third site in the South Denver area. Join our team on our path to expand this proven model across the US.

  • There's nothing in the world that can stop us from creating opportunities to help people get a foothold, to overcome their challenges, and to go beyond all expectations.
  • There's nothing in the world that can stop us from thinking of new creative, awesome solutions to change their future and the future of the community.
  • There's nothing in the world that can make us think this is something too complicated to solve.
  • There's nothing in the world that can stop us from getting our job done. Every day, for every person, because it's the right thing to do.

If you share our passion, enjoy working in a dynamic environment and want to help us expand this proven concept across the US, with a world class team, come join us!

Our ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Fine attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and improve systems for maximum efficiency
  • Ability to work across multiple divisions and departments within and organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance multiple demands, and meet deadlines

Reporting to the Director of Development, this is a detail oriented role where responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Researching grant opportunities from foundation and government resources
  • Maintaining grants calendar for submission and reporting
  • Working with various Bridge House departments to gather data needed to complete grant applications
  • Collaborating with partners and other non-Bridge House entities to ensure coordination on joint funding proposals
  • Writing and submitting grants
  • Ensuring accurate and timely processing and reporting per grant requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with foundations and other funders through meetings and regular updates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or business-related field.
  • 3+ years of grant writing experience

JOB DESCRIPTION

Monitor and supervise residents in the 48-bed Ready to Work transitional housing program. This position will be responsible for covering a variety of shifts that require great attention to detail and flexibility. Program services include intervening in emotional and medical crises, providing a monitored safe living space, and providing support and encouragement to residents. All Bridge House and Ready to Work staff are responsible for creating a positive, client-centered culture.

This is a Full Time, 40 hour/week, benefit eligible position reporting to the Manager of Housing Operations

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Track sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.
  • Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.
  • Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of building supplies and communicate with House Managers on needed items.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.
  • Coordinate action in response to medical and other emergencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention for residents.
  • Maintain and update client data.
  • Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.
  • Monitor in-house janitorial crew based on daily checklist.
  • Communicate with supervisors on outside work crew’s schedules.
  • Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House, in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

  • High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability.
  • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
  • Excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.
  • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
  • Cultural sensitivity, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
  • CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

JOB DESCRIPTION

Monitor and supervise residents in the 48-bed Ready to Work transitional housing program. This position will be responsible for covering a variety of shifts that require great attention to detail and flexibility. Program services include intervening in emotional and medical crises, providing a monitored safe living space, and providing support and encouragement to residents. All Bridge House and Ready to Work staff is responsible for creating a positive, client-centered culture.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Track sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.
  • Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.
  • Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of building supplies and communicate with House Managers on needed items.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.
  • Coordinate action in response to medical and other emergencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention for residents.
  • Maintain and update client data.
  • Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.
  • Monitor in-house janitorial crew based on daily checklist.
  • Communicate with supervisors on outside work crew’s schedules.
  • Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House, in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

SHIFT HOURS:
The hours of available shifts will vary; on-calls are not guaranteed a set amount of hours. On-calls will submit their availability by the 5th of the month for the following month’s schedule. On-calls must be available for 2 night shifts per week, including one weekend, and be able to work major holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
    • Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability.
    • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
    • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
    • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
    • Must show excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.
    • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
    • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
    • Ability to work well under stress.
    • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
    • Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bridge House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the spirit of the intent of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state of local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment and includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as clients, vendors, consultants, etc.