- has diverse life experiences
- interested in connecting with other youth and young adults ages 9-25,
- not afraid to share their ideas.
KidsTek’s mission is to increase technology literacy at Colorado’s highest needs schools by providing tuition-free computer skills classes. They are currently filling after-school teaching positions in Denver and Aurora. They are looking for instructors experienced in teaching elementary and middle school ages.
Salary: $13.91 – $20.30 Hourly$13.91 – $20.30 Hourly
Location: Various locations throughout the City & County of Denver, COVarious locations throughout the City & County of Denver, CO
Job Type: On Call Regular
Department: Parks and Recreation (DPR)
Job Number: CA2583-16 13963
Closing: 9/12/2016 11:59 PM Mountain
The City and County of Denver – Parks and Recreation Department is seeking Community Recreation– Recreation Instructors (Part Time – On Call) for the 2016 season (April through October).
What is Community Recreation within the City and County of Denver?
Community Recreation provides programming and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5-16. The Community Recreation team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating a wide variety of licensed programs and activities. These programs and activities include: After School Programming, Summer/Day Camps, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, Health & Wellness, Sports, Cooperative Non-Competitive Games, and Fitness (yoga, etc.). These programs and activities take place on-site at elementary schools, recreation centers and parks throughout the City and County of Denver. Programs operate Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings, with some Saturdays and/or Sundays for the track and/or cross country program. Summer programs run 6 to 8 hours, June through the beginning of August.
Will you be a great addition to the Community Recreation Team?
The Community Recreation team is devoted to actively engaging Denver’s youth through the facilitation of programming that promotes learning, health, and the development of important life skills in a fun and safe environment. Community Recreation Instructors will support and facilitate Community Recreation programming. These Instructors are devoted to enriching the community around them and are passionate about interacting positively with a diverse group of youth.
The current hiring rate for this position is $13.91 hourly.
Only Part Time opportunities are available.
Individual hours will vary between 10 to 30 hours per week.
We offer programming in all of our Recreation Centers throughout the city, so you may have the opportunity to work in more than one location (not required).
Interested? At the City and County of Denver you have the opportunity to work for a progressive public sector organization while building the community around you. Please review the qualifications and click the ‘Apply’ button at the top of the posting and/or visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs. Please make sure to complete the application in full.
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- Teach or instruct a variety of activities which may include; homework help, sports (including track and cross country), active games, arts and crafts, dance, drama, fitness, music and various recreational, educational, or cultural enrichment events.
- Provide and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants.
- Sets up and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after programs and activities.
- Facilitates programming and activities by following prescribed teaching methods and plans.
- Supervises participants and performs behavior management when necessary.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- High School Diploma or GED certificate
- AND a minimum of 6 hours of college coursework in a recreation field, information technology, elementary or secondary education, psychology, sociology, or related field.
- 1 year of experience as a teacher, tutor, counselor, or coach in an organized recreation program, education setting or related field.
- Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement
- Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement except for the high school diploma/GED Certificate.
- Appropriate volunteer experience may be substituted. Please note: This experience must be detailed in the “Work Experience” portion of the application in order to be considered in meeting minimum qualifications.
- By position, a valid Colorado Driver’s License may be required.
- Applicants should have, or be able to obtain, CPR/First Aid Certification, within 6 months of hire.
- Experience in instructing and/or facilitating the aforementioned Community Recreation programs and activities
- Minimum of 960 hours of experience working directly with youth
- Some experience working with youth with disabilities.
- Experience in behavior management and supervision of youth, ages 5 – 16
- Experience in facilitating programming for and/or instructing youth, ages 5 – 16
- Current CPR/First Aid Certification
- Bilingual skills
Classification Title: Recreation Instructor – On Call [CA2583]
Working Title: Community Recreation – Recreation Instructor (Part Time – On Call)
Pay Grade: 607-A
Pay Range: $13.91 – $20.30 Hourly
Agency: Parks and Recreation
To Apply: Please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs
Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
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Jobs: Help us bring a fantastic Youth Advisor to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This is a term-limited position and will not be funded beyond August 15, 2019. Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of filling out the job application for this position are encouraged to apply. This announcement will close on August 15, 2016 or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. TO APPLY: Youth Advisor – 5190
Make a real difference . . .
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the quality of its environment.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job
The Youth and Young Adult Unit at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is hiring a youth/young adult between the ages of 16-20. This part time position will work in partnership with staff, youth-serving organizations, other Youth Advisors and various young people from around the state. The focus of the work includes, but is not limited to, providing youth perspective and recommendations to inform Colorado 9to25, data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and how other projects can better engage youth in their work. We believe that young people have an expertise in the lives of youth and youth culture and by having them as a part of our team, we will improve the programs and policies that affect the lives of ALL of Colorado’s youth. This employment opportunity is limited to three full years and includes salaried pay, and paid benefits, such as paid holiday leave, sick leave, and health insurance.
If selected, you will have the opportunity to share your skills with various state and community leaders to help improve the opportunities and outcomes of young people statewide. There will be strong support from staff to develop your own skills so that you can provide support and training to team members and assist them in achieving goals related to youth health and well-being. This includes, but is not limited to, participating on the Colorado 9to25 leadership teams; assisting with the Colorado 9to25 website and social media tools; hosting presentations and learning opportunities for communities statewide; supporting the development and implementation of state and local policies; and making sure young people understand the data that is most meaningful to their daily lives.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of applying for the position, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to use social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and various other websites and know how to talk to, and work with, other diverse youth who are also between the ages of 16-20
Along with the minimum qualifications, it is important that individuals have…
- Special interest and ability to use creative ideas to help connect people, organizations, and resources to benefit ALL young people in Colorado.
- Ability and willingness to connect and partner with diverse communities
- Ability to communicate effectively when working with people who may have differing opinions
- Ability to manage time effectively
This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. “See Resume” will not be accepted.
- This employment will end on August 15, 2019
- You must be willing to work 20 hours per week at our campus, located in Cherry Creek North, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Actual schedules will be determined if you are offered the job.
- You must maintain the ability to travel independently throughout the Denver Metro area to attend meetings or group activities.
- You must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED?
- A completed State of Colorado application.
- A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
- Completely answer supplemental questions at the end of the application.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT…
After the closing date of this announcement, everything you submit will be reviewed by a group of staff members who with then determine the top group (6) of qualified applicants. That top group will then be invited to participate in a formal interview process with a different set of individuals. They will determine who is the best fit for the jobs and make a job offer. The individual selected will then be required to attend a New Employee Orientation and complete payroll and Human Resources forms.
Attached are jobs for youth at Groundwork Denver, in case you know any youth looking for employment. Thanks.
The mission of Groundwork Denver is to bring about the sustained improvement of the physical environment and promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action. Our goals include:
To create collaborations among community and non-profit organizations, local government, businesses, and residents to improve the physical environment, while enhancing neighborhood assets and fostering community involvement and leadership.
To foster environmental justice by providing expertise and education on environmental health issues, providing opportunities for residents to develop environmental leadership and job skills, and improving the physical environment in low-income communities.
How We Carry Out Our Mission
We are “doers” not “talkers”. We plant trees, we clean up rivers, we build trails and sidewalks, we fix-up and give away bikes, we insulate houses, and we coordinate thousands of volunteers to help.
Groundwork Denver was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in October 2002 as an independent organization in the Groundwork USA network.
Groundwork Denver was created in response to a feasibility study that found that while much of the City of Denver is known for its parks and well-maintained streetscapes, there are neighborhoods without the resources to develop this level of infrastructure.
A study of existing organizations found that Groundwork Denver could fill a critical niche to engage residents in the planning process, and implement real, tangible neighborhood-based projects that improve the physical environment. Since its inception, Groundwork Denver has focused on building partnerships and providing support to the diversity of Denver residents who want to improve their neighborhoods through community involvement and civic engagement.
Unlike other environmentally-focused organizations, Groundwork Denver builds partnerships to deliver programs and resources that help lower-income communities to not only make a wide range of environmental improvements, but also to build diverse community involvement, and develop leadership and job skills.
In 2011, GWD was awarded the Outstanding Non-profit Award from the Governor’s Commission on Community Service. In 2012, our state-wide service learning program – Take Charge! – was awarded the Environmental Education Award for Excellence by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.
The Youth Partnership for Health (YPH) is a youth advisory council for the state is recruiting, and they’re looking for youth just like you! Apply by June 30th
We are seeking young people ages 13-19, with diverse life and/or geographic experiences, to participate as consultants on a statewide advisory council. This council is open for ANYONE and EVERYONE to apply. If you answer yes to any of these then this council is for you!
- Are you interested in standing up for the health and well-being of ALL young people in Colorado? APPLY
- Do you want to learn how to effectively get your voice heard? APPLY
- Are you a high-schooler that wants to stand up against bullies? APPLY
- Are you a young parent and want to share the young parent perspective? APPLY
- Do you live far away from Denver, and want to advocate for your community? APPLY
- Have you had experiences with substance use, diversion or detention? APPLY
- Have you lived in group homes or foster care, we need your voice? APPLY
- Do you have any special health concerns, join and be empowered? APPLY
- Do you identify as LGBTQ, sit at our table? APPLY
- Have you and/or your peers ever experienced oppression, stand up for what you believe in? APPLY
- Do you have a unique cultural perspective, which you do? APPLY
- Download the application files:
- Submit both application documents to Audra Bishop:
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- by fax at 303-691-7852.
- or mail it in to Audra Bishop, 4300 Cheery Creek Dr. S. Denver, CO 80246
Participation in this council will provide opportunities for you to develop leadership skills, increase your knowledge of various health topics and engage in meaningful ways to have your unique voices heard.
- YOU GET TO BE THE EXPERT!
- A place where your opinions and ideas are listened to and your experiences are honored
- Consultants are paid $10/hour + reimbursement for transportation to meetings
- The council meets one Saturday per month for 4 hours (most likely in Denver)
- Provides opportunities to meet other youth from around the state while growing personally and professionally
- Offers creative ways to learn about youth health and the factors that can affect it
Either fill out the pdf version, including getting a letter of recommendation or complete the Word Version, then print, sign and fax, scan/email, or mail.
YPH consists of youth consultants, ages 13-19, all selected for their unique experiences that serve as a foundation from which they can provide open and honest feedback.
This council was started in 2000 and continues to be supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Youth consultants on this council provide feedback and recommendations to state and community partners who are working to positively impacting the lives of Colorado’s youth.
all pictures are actual pictures of past YPH members
Job Openings!!! CYM is looking for two young people between the ages of 18-24 to serve on the Maximizing Success federal project.
CYM is looking for two young people between the ages of 18-24 to serve on the Maximizing Success federal project. The Youth Advisors will work with other members of the Maximizing Success team to ensure that all aspects of this five-year project are inclusive and welcoming to youth within the defined project area, and include the direct involvement and meaningful engagement of young people, wherever possible. Youth Advisors are responsible for gathering and providing feedback from youth in Denver, Adams and Arapahoe counties to provide guidance and programmatic advice
to Colorado Youth Matter and its capacity building assistance partners.
• Must be comfortable conducting trainings and facilitating effective meetings.
• Commitment to adolescent reproductive health access, comprehensive sex education,
including adolescent health, unintended pregnancy prevention and HIV/AIDS/STI
• Experience as a youth advocate is preferred.
• Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing.
• Must be proficient in MS Office and basic computer applications.
• Must be comfortable with learning and effectively using new media outlets and web-based platforms for the purpose of achieving goals.
• Must be self-motivated and an independent worker with the ability to define your role within a team.
• Must be able to carry up to 25lbs.
• Must be comfortable standing for up to 4 hours.
• Must be able to focus while working in an open office environment.
• Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and respond well to change and stressful
• Be detailed oriented, yet visionary.
• Exhibit leadership and initiative in various projects and work settings.
• Commitment to excellence
• Commitment to the mission, core expectations and values of Colorado Youth Matter.
• Have a sense of humor!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop youth advisory strategies that will best serve the Maximizing Success project goals,
capacity building assistance (CBA) partners, and youth in the three county project areas.
• Provide feedback, perspective and guidance on program materials, strategies, training and other elements of the project.
Submit a resume, cover letter, 2 professional references and answer the questions below in a
separate document. Submit to Andie Lyons, Director of Community Programs no later than June
15, 2016 at: email@example.com
The event will be held at Anschutz Medical Campus on May 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see the attached flyer for more detail). The event is free to all attendees! If interested, participants need to register online at the following website:
The purpose of the AMC Research Day is to expose underrepresented minority attendees to:
1. Potential careers in the biomedical sciences.
2. Provide attendees with a “behind the scenes” look into the life of a scientist, physician, or physician-scientist.
3. Provide attendees with a blueprint of benchmarks they need to achieve at each step of their academic career.
This event has been extremely beneficial to past attendees and we’d like to continue to present the next generation of biomedical scientist with the tools that they’ll need in order for them to accomplish their goals. Please help us in this regarding by spreading the word to all of your respective organizations, friends, family members, and any other groups that you feel could benefit from attending the Research Day. Thank you for your time and patience; we look forward to seeing you on the May 21st!
Dare to Dream America is a unique funding opportunity for young people (ages 13 to 25) or youth groups to create and implement youth driven projects that promote mental health awareness and well-being. Youth M.O.V.E. National wants to support your ideas and efforts to make a difference in YOUR community. This is a chance for you or your youth group to be the primary decision makers and plan and manage a project from start to finish! Successful applicants will be awarded $1000 or $2500 to implement projects that increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges, and promote well-being. For more information on eligibility criteria and getting started, head over to “How Do I Get Started?” section.
Dare to Dream America is being made available through the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
How do I get started?
We are so excited that you are interested in applying for a Dare to Dream grant! But before you get started on the application, we strongly encourage you to carefully review the criteria and guidelines to make sure that you or your youth group will be eligible to apply. Once you’ve reviewed this information and determined that you are eligible to apply, you should: identify a Supportive Adult who will support you or your group throughout the Dare to Dream process, start brainstorming and developing your project idea, and then you fill out your application!
You are able to apply for a Dare to Dream Grant in two ways: as an individual; or as a group. Individual applicants can apply for up to $1000 and youth groups or Youth M.O.V.E. Chapters can apply for a grant of up to $2500. However, keep in mind that only ONE grant will be awarded per chapter or community, this includes all individual applications.
Your application can be filled out electronically and then emailed OR printed and filled out by hand, then mailed or faxed. Additional submission details can be found in the Dare to Dream application itself.
Applications are due Friday, April 29, 2016.
If you have any questions about Dare to Dream America, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-800-580-6199.