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Careers at Heart & Hand

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Heart & Hand is proud to offer generous time-off, weekly self-care opportunities, and a friendly work environment. Join a team of passionate and hardworking professionals who value family, community, connection, respect, and opportunity.

Development Director

October 13, 2022

Development Director

The Heart & Hand Center is looking for an experienced Development Director who is dedicated to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to succeed. 

Heart & Hand (H&H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers all young people to realize their potential. H&H runs after school and summer programming for 2rd-12th grade youth that addresses the needs of the whole child. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Heart & Hand Development Director will drive strategy and execution of resource development for Heart & Hand’s annual operating budget. Join a team of passionate and hardworking professionals who value family, community, connection, respect, and opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Heart & Hand Development Director is responsible for all of our fund development revenue streams, which allow us to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in the community. You are responsible for all fundraising and development strategies and activities. This position is responsible for implementing and improving upon the current development plan and securing approximately $1,000,000 in revenue annually. The Development Director is responsible for crafting a long-term development plan, expanding and diversifying Heart and Hand’s funder base and growing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The Development Director is supported by our Development Coordinator and will work closely with the Executive Director as well as the Board of Directors and the Community Board. 

The Development Director must have a proven track record of meeting aggressive fundraising goals. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Heart and Hand’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The Development Director must be an exceptional leader who sets high expectations and is passionate about enabling their team to meet those expectations. Knowledge of and passion for community development, youth protective factors and relationship management strategies are key to this position’s success.

Below is an outline of primary responsibilities. Heart & Hand is a team oriented environment where we all take on additional tasks as needed to fulfill our mission.


  • Lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development strategy to identify, secure and grow corporate, foundation and individual gifts.
  • Develop and implement a major gift growth and stewardship plan that significantly increases revenue year over year and instills a sense of authentic gratitude. 
  • Enhance corporate giving and partnerships; elevate current sponsorships and expand corporate giving prospects and programs. 
  • Support foundation giving, build relationships with key foundations and maintain and grow a robust grant calendar resulting in numerous successful proposals. 
  • Support annual fundraising events; develop and strengthen relationships with new and existing donors; meet revenue projections for each event.
  • Lead the revenue forecasting projections and goal setting for fundraising on an annual and ongoing basis. 


  • Lead development team in an inclusive and collaborative manner to create a culture of philanthropy and meet or exceed fundraising goals. 
  • Oversee and maintain fundraising database to ensure integrity, accurate records and ease of use. 
  • Create and manage the development budget. 
  • Ensure that all proposal budgets, financial documents and grant reports are timely, accurate and aligned with organizational strategic priorities and grant obligations. 
  • Track key performance indicators for the development team to ensure goals are met. 
  • Create a team-based environment where team members are supported appropriately to meet their individual goals along with collective ones. 

Board Management and Support 

  • Lead the Board and Community Board and effectively engage them to create and implement a fundraising strategy for the organization that meets or exceeds revenue goals. 
  • Partner with the Boards to help identify, cultivate and recruit new board members who have both the propensity and capacity to advance Heart & Hand’s mission by engaging in fundraising activities. 
  • Attend board meetings and continually work with the Board to create and maintain a genuine culture of philanthropy. 
  • Develop strategies to leverage individual strengths and connections of the Board of Directors to increase philanthropic revenue. 
  • Attain 100% board giving each year.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years as a fundraising professional with a proven track record of success. 
  • Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with high-net-worth individuals, corporations and foundations. 
  • Value of diversity, inclusivity, equality and equity. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively manage development communications related to storytelling and advance the case for support on behalf of the organization. 
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term and trusting relationships. 
  • Strategic and innovative thinker with ability to manage short-term and long-term plans and goals with a record of achieving results. 
  • Successful in managing a team of staff members. Effective team worker and welcomes collaboration. 
  • Strong organizational skills and a tenacious problem solver. 
  • Dynamic professional who can handle large and fast-paced yet equitable workloads. 
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors and Board Committees. 
  • Ability to develop and successfully manage a budget. 
  • Exceptional level of authenticity and integrity.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Degree or certificate as a fundraising professional.  
  • Experience with donor database management best practices. Salesforce experience is highly preferred. 
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, humor and emotional intelligence.

Classification, Compensation, Schedule and Benefits

  • This is a full time, salaried, non-exempt position. Salary range is between $75,000- $85,000 annually depending on experience. 

Schedule and Work Environment

  • Heart & Hand offers a flexible work schedule that can fit the applicant’s needs. 
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required to fulfill the duties of this position. 


  • This position qualifies for benefits, including: employer contributions to health and dental care; generous time off policy including 19 paid holidays; fun and flexible, mission driven environment with strong staff culture; and perks such as a weekly staff yoga class.

Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@heartandhandcenter.org with the subject: Development Director. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Program Leader

October 10, 2022

Heart & Hand is looking for creative, committed, and compassionate Program Leaders who are dedicated to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to succeed. 

The Heart & Hand Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping all young people reach their potential. We run programs for 2nd-12th grade students in Northeast Denver.  This position will be at one of our elementary or middle school sites Monday-Friday, from 2:00-7:00pm (shift varies depending upon assigned site). Additionally, we extend support to enrolled families by providing resources, referrals, and emergency assistance to guardians. 

Job Description

  • Build strong relationships with Heart & Hand students and families
  • Be instrumental in the development and planning of programs through lesson planning and workshop development
  • Actively lead structured academic and enrichment learning for participants throughout programming
  • Independently facilitate small group activities and provide behavior coaching through a restorative justice lens
  • Supervise all aides, interns, youth mentors, or volunteers assigned to your group
  • Participate and communicate in daily staff meetings and attend professional development opportunities
  • Be instrumental in the development and planning of programs through lesson planning and workshop development
  • Facilitate small academic and enrichment learning groups
  • Communicate challenges and issues with, Senior Program Leader, Program Manager and/or Director
  • Assist daily with set-up and clean-up of facility, to ensure cleanliness, and that all safety protocols and procedures are being met

COVID-19 Notes

  • Flexibility required during global pandemic. Our regular program model is in person programming, however local and state guidelines may require us to shift to virtual programming due to health and safety concerns.
  • Personal Protective Equipment will be provided by Heart & Hand. We require that staff wash hands, sanitize work spaces, only offer COVID safe programming, and stay up to date on Heart & Hand’s safety protocols.


  • Must possess a genuine desire to positively impact the lives of youth 
  • Must have the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with volunteers, staff, youth, families and community members that we serve
  • Must be a flexible, solutions oriented, dependable, team player
  • Must have strong organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion
  • Display the ability to act as a strong role model for young people and maintain boundaries
  • Employment is contingent on a criminal background check
  • Valid Driver’s license preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification preferred

Work Schedule

This is a part-time, 25 hours per week, position Monday-Friday. Typical after-school programming runs from 2:00pm-7:00pm (shift times vary depending upon assigned site) Monday-Fridays. There will be meetings, professional development opportunities, and planning times that could be scheduled outside of these hours and flexibility with hours will be asked of staff as we continue to have to shift programming to adjust for school and COVID safety needs. This is a school year position with the potential for summer hours.

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting pay: $18.50/hr 
  • Eligible for healthcare benefits after 30 days of employment
  • PTO: 16 days of PTO in addition to paid holidays (including a two week office closure at the end of the year)

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@heartandhandcenter.org with the subject: Program Leader.