Fellow/ Program Associate

El Pomar Foundation

About the organization

El Pomar Foundation is a $600 million private grant making organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the people of Colorado.


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El Pomar Fellows serve as Program Associates for El Pomar Foundation, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. El Pomar Foundation is a $600 million private grant making organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the people of Colorado. The Fellowship experience develops high-achieving, service minded, recent college graduates and early career professionals into dynamic community leaders primed to make an impact across multiple sectors. Fellows obtain valuable learning opportunities through direct exposure to Colorado’s philanthropic and nonprofit arenas, targeted professional development, peer management, program oversight and connection with an engaged network of more than 300 alumni.

When grant dollars alone aren’t the solution, El Pomar creates and operates programs that encourage leadership and promote community development. The primary responsibility of the Fellows is to staff and direct the Foundation’s community stewardship programs and provide support to the central functions of the Foundation.

Fellows spend approximately 80% of their time on program management and 20% on leadership and professional development. Fellows are supervised by Foundation staff and report to the Senior Vice President of Leadership.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. A successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional multi-tasking skills. Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Applicants should be honest, confident, personable and professional.

This position requires the ability to work in a professional courteous manner with the public and honor the Foundation’s recognized RITE values (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence).

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

A successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree by start date.

Must have the ability to travel throughout the state of Colorado on official Foundation business; a
valid driver’s license is preferred.

It is preferred that the candidate demonstrates a connection and commitment to Colorado.

Hiring is subject to employment pre-screening (background check).


$19.50/hour, competitive benefits package included

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Contact email: [email protected]

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