Employment

Thank you for your interest in Bright Future Foundation. We are hiring for the following position(s):

Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager

Position Summary: Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Clinical Director, the Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager coordinates and oversees the implementation of the Ensuring Safety Violence Prevention Program, which will focus on improving school/community climate and safety across the Eagle River Valley region of Eagle County. This will include ensuring the coordination, implementation, and sustainability of cutting-edge primary prevention strategies across the Eagle County School District, Colorado Mountain College, and the Eagle County business sector. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager will have a strong focus on collaborative relationship development with the Eagle County School District, Colorado Mountain College, local businesses, BFF Youth Advisors, community Youth Advisors, and the Eagle County community to create an atmosphere that does not promote harassment or violence. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager also participates in the youth violence prevention team which ensures current youth prevention programming is delivered in a strategic and effective manner. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager provides emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis.

 

Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager Responsibilities

Community-Based Violence Prevention Programming (100% of time, approx. 40 hrs/week)

  • Collaborate with the clinical director and the youth advocacy manager to implement community level prevention programming across ECSD middle schools
  • Engage in extensive training and education regarding the Connecting the Dots framework of violence prevention and the community-level strategy of Hot Spot Mapping
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the primary prevention strategy of Hot Spot Mapping as a data-driven mechanism for schools and the community to improve safe and protective environments across Eagle County
  • Develop collaborative relationships with decision-makers, shareholders, and community leaders regarding the Hot Spot Mapping tool
  • Ensure all primary prevention strategies are grade/age/audience appropriate
  • Work with local decision-makers, shareholders, and community leaders to discuss recommendations and data resulting from Hot Spot Mapping activities
  • Coordinate and lead community-based presentations that focus on data stemming from primary prevention activities
  • Coordinate with local web-master to develop a web-based interface that demonstrates current safety perceptions across the community based on Hot Spot Mapping activities and dat.
  • Provide school-based programming utilizing the EmpowerMENt/EmpowHERment curriculum
  • Implement all assessment measures associated with program
  • Fulfill grant reporting requirements, assist in grant writing as needed to maintain adequate program funding

 Advocacy Lens (100% of time/ 40 hrs/wk)

  • Advocates a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
  • Performs all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Bright Future Foundation’s mission and philosophy
  • Actively promotes Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc)

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence in survivor-centered advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations and/or a minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence with primary prevention initiatives
  • Demonstrated competence with program management, including but not limited to: training, public speaking, facilitation, collaboration, detailed program planning and timely implementation
  • Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude.
  • Familiarity with community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with survivor-centered advocacy
  • Familiarity with state, federal and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations impacting victims of crime.
  • Familiarity with victim service organizations in Colorado

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skill. Range $46,500 – $58,000

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to casey@mybrightfuture.org

  1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
  2. Your Resume

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Youth Violence Prevention Youth Advisor

Position Summary: Bright Future Foundation seeks a Youth Advisor, between the ages of 17 and 23 years of age.

Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s (BFF) Youth Violence Prevention Manager (YVPM), the Youth Advisor (YA) will support the mission of the organization by representing the youth perspective within the Youth Violence Prevention Division. The Youth Advisor will assist with programming needs for the Buddy Mentors and Empowerment Programs. The Youth Advisor will meet regularly with the Youth Violence Prevention Manager to discuss programming and community partnerships.  The Youth Advisor will share opinions and experiences and offer insight on the youth experience in our community.

 

Youth Violence Prevention Youth Advisor Responsibilities

Buddy Mentors and Empowerment Program Support

  • Provide input and insight to the YVPM and BFF staff regarding what it is like to be a young person in our community and where gaps exist in support for youth
  • Collaborate with the YVPM on creation and implementation of programming for both Buddy Mentors & Empowerment
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings with youth and family members as they are introduced and then integrated in the Buddy Mentors program
  • Work with youth, mentors and YVPM to create and attend trainings, workshops and events that cater to the groups’ needs and interests
  • Co-facilitate Empowerment curriculum for middle school students throughout Eagle County
  • Enhance the curriculum’s ability to truly engage youth by confidently speaking to your personal experience and lessons you have learned since you were a middle schooler

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with social media outreach
  • Actively promote Bright Future Foundation’s mission by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Willingness to act as a role model for other youth
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to use social media platforms effectively, including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Knowledge of the Eagle County youth community
  • Familiarity with youth violence prevention and mentorship strategies
  • Provide information for a background check

Compensation – $17/hour

Schedule – Ability to work flexible hours. Not to exceed 12 hours per week.

 

Please submit letter of interest to Janet Casson, YVPM, at janet@mybrightfuture.org

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with unique life experiences encouraged to apply.

 

We are always looking for volunteers! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Internships

Bright Future Foundation utilizes interns in all of our program areas. In general, Bright Future Foundation interns are doctoral students in Psychology or Master’s level students in Social Work or Counseling. While most of the internships are for clinical positions, we also have a need for administrative interns. Prospective interns should work through their school internships programs. For more information, please contact us at 970-949-7097 or admin@mybrightfuture.org.