About This Role: Denver Urban Scholars seeks to hire a Program Events Manager. This individual will design and implement mentoring, community, and college and career readiness events and workshops for scholars in grade 6 through post-secondary. The Program Events Manager will additionally oversee the restructuring of our social-emotional curriculum, Real Talk, to be implemented in the school based setting. This individual will work closely with other members of program leadership to coordinate the annual program events calendar and ensure that staff execute events with fidelity across sites. The Program Events Manager will take a lead role in facilitating workshops and will provide support to other staff who implement the curriculum.
Who we are: Denver Urban Scholars envisions a life of choice and opportunity for every young person. We partner with high poverty, high performing schools to unlock the potential of students facing added challenges by creating individual pathways to college and career. Students have the choice to enter Denver Urban Scholars at 6th or 9th grade and can continue in our program through post-secondary as long as they stay at a partner school.
What we do: When it comes to supporting our Scholars, a coordinated, integrated approach is more effective than any one element in isolation. Our program seamlessly combines academic and social support, deep mentor relationships, and an unwavering focus on the future to help every Scholar chart their individual pathway to career and college.
Why it matters: When youth in Denver drop out of high school, our community pays a heavy price – estimated at $524,000 in lost wages and public services over each dropout’s lifetime. The students we serve face a complex set of negative factors that are often determinants of school failure, dropout and delinquency. We believe that every student has tremendous potential and the innate ability to succeed, regardless of the challenges they face.