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.


• 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


• 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

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job