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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 Manager

March 10, 2023
Full time

Development Manager

The Heart & Hand Center is looking for a Development Manager dedicated to ensuring that all youth 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 2nd-12th grade youth that addresses the needs of the whole child. Additionally, we extend support to enrolled families by providing resources, referrals, and emergency assistance to guardians.

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


The Heart & Hand Development Manager is responsible for all philanthropic support, which allows us to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in the community. This position is responsible for implementing and improving the current development plan and supporting the procurement of approximately $1,000,000 in donations annually. The Development Manager is responsible for diversifying Heart & Hand’s funder base and growing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.

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.


  • Support the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development strategy to identify, secure, and grow corporate, foundation, and individual gifts
  • Support with implementing a major gifts 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 annual fundraising events; develop and strengthen relationships with new and existing donors; meet revenue projections for each event
  • Assist Development Director in designing new strategies and identifying prospects for Heart & Hand’s Corporate Engagement program
  • Track and measure ongoing development activities
  • Oversee daily operation of a customer relations management (CRM) database


  • Assist Development Director with communications and marketing strategy and track related metrics of impact
  • Update Heart & Hand website, including website design
  • Design and publish marketing materials
  • Collaborate with the Development team to execute event sponsor and corporate partner recognition
  • Manage Heart & Hand’s socials media presence in accordance with our social media plan 
  • Coordinate email communication and quarterly e-newsletter in collaboration with the leadership team

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years as a fundraising professional through sponsorship and corporate fundraising  
  • Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with major donors, 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, advance the case for support, and build long-term trusting relationships on behalf of the organization
  • Strategic and innovative thinker with an ability to manage short-term and long-term plans and goals with a record of achieving results
  • Effective team worker and welcomes collaboration
  • Strong organizational skills and a tenacious problem solver
  • Familiarity with design software such as (Adobe Photoshop and Canva)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Degree or certificate as a fundraising professional.  
  • Experience with donor database management best practices. 

Classification, Compensation, Schedule, and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position. The salary range is between $50,000 - $55,000 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 two-week end-of-year closure; fun and flexible, mission-driven environment with strong staff culture and focus on growth opportunities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@heartandhandcenter.org with the subject line: Development Manager. Applications are accepted until March 22nd, 2023.


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.