All kids deserve a safe welcoming place to belong. This is at the core of what The Bridge Project does.
The Bridge Project is a community outreach program of the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work that provides educational opportunities for children living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods to facilitate graduation from high school and attend college or learn a trade. The Bridge Project emphasizes education and a holistic view of child development and serves approximately 450 children and youth through after-school, summer and scholarship programs.
Program activities at the Bridge Project aim to reduce educational barriers and improve academic and behavioral outcomes for children residing in four Denver public housing communities. Program components include structured curricula that seek to increase participants literacy, math and science skills. Academic tutoring, technology training, and social and emotional skill development are also offered to all Bridge Project students.
Vision: Since our founding over 28 years ago, the Bridge Project has grown steadily serving over 450 students annually with a $1.2m budget. We are in the business of working with partners who share our goal of giving all students the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. We believe that with a community-wide effort we can improve the academic success of our children, support them in reaching their full potential and effectively address the drop-out crisis facing our community.
What we are looking for: We are looking for a site director to help create this space of belonging for our children. The site director is a member of the program team, responsible for the management of the Westwood site including the design and implementation of program activities to meet the mission, goals and outcomes of the Bridge Project.
The ideal candidate will be a natural leader with excellent relationship-building and communication skills and a thoughtful persuasive personal style. Self-starters who are comfortable in a changing environment tend to be successful in this role.
What you can expect:
To be part of a dynamic team committed to continual learning and growing through understanding how we use our diversity to better serve the community.
Join an organization that has all of the necessary ingredients for growth and success: a timely mission, a 29+ -year track record, over 200 committed volunteers, an excellent reputation, a committed 14-person staff, and an active 12-person advisory board.
A competitive salary and benefits package.