Fellow / Program Associate

El Pomar Foundation

About the organization

El Pomar Fellows serve as Program Associates for El Pomar Foundation, a $600 million private grant making organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the people of Colorado. The two-year, full-time position provides recent college graduates with leadership development opportunities most people will not experience until late in their careers, if ever. Each year, the Fellowship brings together a cohort of 8-10 talented and driven individuals from diverse backgrounds. Incoming Fellows arrive with varied educations and experiences but also share critical commonalities: a connection to Colorado, a desire to lead, a willingness to learn and a commitment to make a difference. The dynamic nature of the work, complemented by the opportunity to intentionally develop leadership and professional skills, serves as a springboard as Fellows transition into graduate school or careers in the nonprofit, private, or public sectors.

Duties

• Review and analyze grant applications, create grant summaries, and provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees
• Serve as a point of contact and support person for one of El Pomar’s 11 regional councils, which are responsible for the strategic distribution of $200,000 in annual discretionary grants
• Conduct research, schedule, facilitate, and prepare materials for Council meetings
• Build relationships with nonprofit organizations through outreach and site visits
• Build and maintain positive relationships with grantees and Council members
• In collaboration with other staff members, lead El Pomar’s community stewardship programs through tasks including, but not limited to: marketing and communications, event planning and coordination, meeting facilitation, budget development and oversight, strategic planning and program evaluation
• Represent El Pomar Foundation at community events and programs throughout Colorado
• Other administrative duties assigned based on the Foundation’s needs

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Capable of traveling throughout the state of Colorado on official Foundation business
• Have a Colorado connection, e.g. be a state resident, have attended an in-state college/university, or have family who are current or former residents

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

• Letter of Intent (not to exceed two pages): describe your interest in the Fellowship and in serving the communities of Colorado. In addition, please cite a specific example from your resume highlighting a lesson you learned about leadership
• Resume
• College transcript(s)
• Two references who can speak to your leadership abilities and work ethic
• To apply online, please visit www.elpomar.org/fellowship

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