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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.

Summer Program Leader

April 18, 2023
Seasonal, 40 hrs/wk

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 summer programs for 2nd-8th grade students in Denver. This summer position will be at either our elementary or middle school summer camp site, with a schedule of Monday-Friday, from 7:30am-3:00pm (shift varies depending upon assigned site) beginning June 12, 2023 and ending on July 28, 2023. Summer onboarding will occur May 31, 2023 through June 9, 2023, with a schedule of 40 hours total (5 hour days).  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 of programs through lesson and workshop planning
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Onboarding Schedule

May 31 - June 9, 2023. 40 hours total, which comes to 5 hour days.

Work Schedule

This is a seasonal, 40 hours per week, position Monday-Friday from June 12 - July 28, 2023. Typical summer camp runs from 7:30am-3:00pm (shift times vary depending upon assigned site). There will be meetings, professional development opportunities, and planning times that could be scheduled within these hours and flexibility with hours will be asked of staff as we continue to have to shift programming to adjust for COVID safety needs. This is a summer position with the potential for school year employment.

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting pay: $18.50/hour 
  • Eligible for healthcare benefits after 30 days of employment
  • 3 Holiday Days: Monday, June 19, 2023; Monday, July 3, 2023; Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • 3 Paid Time Off (PTO) Days: 2 Vacation Days; 1 Sick/Personal Day
  • COVID Days that do not come out of your PTO

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@heartandhandcenter.org.