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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

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 most shy away from, as we are innovative, scrappy, and out to impact communities coast to coast as we scale and grow this amazing Work Works Model. We help the underserved homeless population who can and are willing to work in order to gain success in their lives! How? With 1) employment in one of our own social enterprises, 2) housing and 3) support services. We serve up to 94 men and women in our two locations, Aurora and Boulder, and are looking forward to opening a third site in the South Denver area. Join our team on our quest 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 with a world class team, and want to help us expand this proven concept across the US, come join us!

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Fine attention to detail
  • An aptitude for learning new applications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and improve systems for maximum efficiency
  • 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 are not limited to):

  • General maintenance of all donation and event platforms within the organization, which currently includes Salesforce, Mobile Cause, Colorado Gives and Greater Giving.
  • Data entry including updating donor records, maintaining accurate donor profiles
  • Generate and mail donor thank you notes.
  • Run reports and queries based on data entered into various platforms.
  • Ensure accurate processing of all donor gifts.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure accurate and timely processing and reporting of donor activities.
  • Assist Development team with other fundraising events as needed.
  • Assist Development Director and Major Gifts Officer on tasks related to correspondence, special appeals, email campaigns, donor cultivation, and event planning.

EDUCATION:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent. Experience in an office environment is preferred.

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

Ready to Work is a non-profit organization that provides an array of resources to help adults experiencing homelessness access basic needs, as well as obtain opportunities to stabilize their housing and employment. Services include meals, housing, case management and employment opportunities, as well as access to mental health care and substance abuse treatment.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The Ready to Work Program, which provides paid transitional employment and housing for individuals transitioning to stability, seeks a well-qualified, self-motivated Program Director. This position requires experience supervising residential facilities, expertise in behavioral health issues, and an understanding of re-entry issues related to individuals returning to their communities.

Duties of Ready to Work Program Manager:

  • Work with C.E.O. and Director of Clinical Services to manage aspects of the Ready to Work employment and housing program.
  • Work with C.E.O. and Director of Clinical Services to successfully lead staff to achieve Ready to Work mission and graduation goals.
  • Run and supervise the program to fidelity of the model.
  • Responsible for all Ready to Work program elements including daily operations of Ready to Work.
  • Responsible for managing multiple budgets, and maintaining responsible spending practices.
  • Work with C.E.O. and Director of Clinical Services to ensure meeting of program goals of Ready to Work including successful trainee selection, retention and graduation rate.
  • Act as an example of integrity and inspiration for Ready to Work trainees.
  • Work with the Manager of Housing operations to manage residential operations and procedures.
  • Ensure a safe and positive program, while building culture.
  • Work with C.E.O., Director of Clinical Services and Manager of Housing Operations to manage staff including building operations, house management, case management, and job training teams
  • Work with the Manager of Housing Operations to manage administrative functions, security, maintenance, and building facilities.
  • Work with C.E.O. and Director of Clinical Services on recruitment, assessment, intake of Ready to Work trainees and residents.
  • Oversee program operations including on-the-job training, classroom training, groups, and all trainee activities
  • Work with C.E.O. and Director of Clinical Services to execute program terminations in compliance with BH mission and protocols.
  • Oversee staff schedules and trainee assignments to ensure smooth program flow and adequate coverage.
  • Establish and implement systems for communication and transparency within Ready to Work operations and other BH departments including human resources and purchasing
  • Work in conjunction with the BH Volunteer Coordinator and Manager of Housing Operations on volunteer opportunities as needed.
  • Collaborate with the C.E.O., Director or Outdoor Operations and Executive Chef on social enterprise business development and contracts.
  • Participate in executive leadership team meetings.
  • Outreach and manage relationships with service provider partners for successful trainee recruitment and on-site programming.
  • Establish positive working relationships with neighborhood and participate in community meetings as needed
  • Work with the Bridge House team to ensure grant compliance for residential programming and employment practices.
  • Participate in creating and integrating reporting procedures for funding as needed.
  • Participate in data collection and program evaluation as needed.
  • Participate in 24/7 on call schedule.
  • Assist with fundraising as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in homeless services, substance abuse treatment, workforce development, corrections reentry programming, case management, or a related-field
  • Experience in management or supervisory experience, in a residential setting preferred
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Professional and personal integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility with both availability and duties
  • Commitment to Bridge House and Ready to Work missions
  • Passion for helping others succeed in employment and housing
  • Valid, clean driver’s license

This position is full-time with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Reports to Bridge House C.E.O.

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).

Bridge House – Denver Metro’s provider of day services and resources leading to self-sufficiency for the homeless and working poor – is seeking an individual to provide case management to residents in a 50-bed transitional living facility. The location of this position is in Aurora. Residents are participants in our innovative Ready to Work transitional employment program. Ready to Work provides paid work coupled with transitional housing, and support services for homeless men and women re-entering the workforce.

Description of Work:

The Ready to Work Program, which provides paid transitional employment and housing for individuals transitioning to stability, seeks well-qualified, self-motivated candidates to provide transitional case management services for homeless adults and ex-offenders. This position is responsible for coordination of the intern program, developing relationships with landlords for trainees transitioning from our program, and following up with housing issues for at least one year post graduation.

Shift Hours: This hourly position works a schedule that will be determined at the time of hire. All full time positions include options for medical and dental plans, Eco Pass, and paid sick, holiday and vacation time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Ready to Work case management staff on recruiting and maintaining a list of 10 interns at any given time. Interns are the clients that work for free for up to a month, while we assess their appropriateness for the program.
  • The internship process includes the first 30 days in the house.
  • Work to reduce client barriers associated with getting ID, completing releases to other providers, and tracking shifts worked.
  • Determines intern move in and onboarding, with documentation completed.
  • Participate in daily safety and orientation group meetings with interns, documented by sign-in sheets and log.
  • Work with landlords in the local community, developing relationships to help our trainees increase their likelihood of being able to rent an apartment, room, or other option.
  • Represent RTW on City and County panels that can provide housing assistance for trainees.
  • Prevent evictions and reduce conflict once our trainee has moved from the house.
  • Responsible for a weekly housing training tip in the house meeting.
  • Assist graduates when situations occur that could lead to an eviction, in order to prevent it.
  • Work closely with Aftercare Case Manager in supporting graduates.
  • Maintain list of landlords we have established relationships with, and that will rent to our graduates.
  • Maintains and updates client data in Salesforce.
  • Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and shift changes to promote communication between all staff involved with residents in program.
  • Point person responsible for case management of housing voucher, City, State, and Federal assistance graduate recipients.
  • Provide input to case management team on intern performance.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House and Ready to Work, in day to day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BA or equivalent work experience.

Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to providing opportunities for homeless men and women to reach stability
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • 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.
  • CAC II or higher preferred.
  • 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.