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Communications & Program Coordinator

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Englewood, COEnglewoodCO

The Communications and Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following: all Breakthrough program and fundraising communications, new student recruitment, and acting as the 7th grade Dean for the Summer Program. Under the umbrella of communications, there is a myriad of tasks and opportunities to be creative and innovative in telling the story of our Breakthrough students and aspiring teachers. This role reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the rest of the Breakthrough team to ensure the programs run smoothly.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Program and Fundraising Communications

  • Manage all annual communication updates, including the Annual Report, the website, pictures, and all other one pagers explaining Breakthrough.
  • Design the letter and mail the fall solicitation and summer solicitation.
  • Create a monthly newsletter for our constituents and supporters sharing news of our success.
  • Manage and update all content on the website.
  • Manage all large program communications to our students and families: mailings, telephone calls, emails, etc.
  • Assist the Executive Director with communication tasks related to the Annual Gala.
  • Manage all social media accounts: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

New Student Recruitment

  • Schedule all new student recruitment presentations at Denver and Englewood Public Schools.
  • Prepare all materials for recruitment presentations.
  • Present the Breakthrough program to sixth-grade classes at Denver and Englewood Public Schools.
  • Track and organize all new student applications and follow-ups.
  • Assist the program staff with Saturday School implementation.
  • Collect content to be used for publicity and communications during Saturday School.

Summer Program

  • Act as the 7th Grade Dean for the Summer Program.
  • Coordinate and assign all student bus stops for the Summer Program.
  • Collect content to be used for publicity and communications during Saturday School.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with Microsoft suite & Adobe suite.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in education (teaching or administration preferred), communications, and/or experience working with middle and high school students.
  • Experience taking pictures and/or a desire to learn how to use new technology and online platforms.
  • Passion for education and student achievement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoys telling stories and drafting copy for publications.
  • Comfortable presenting and advocating for Breakthrough in front of multiple audiences: students, parents, teachers, donors, etc.
  • Professional demeanor, positive spirit, growth mindset, diplomacy, empathy, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to be silly and fun in pursuit of helping create a strong Breakthrough community

This position is a full-time, year-round position. This position also receives benefits, sick-days, and vacation commensurate with other Breakthrough and Kent Denver School staff.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Start Date: June 1st, 2019 (flexible)

How to Apply: 

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Sarah Dutcher at [email protected].
For more information about the program, please see our website,, or contact Kyle Bobrick, Director of Communications, at [email protected].

Organization Info

Breakthrough Kent Denver

Englewood, CO, USA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

The mission of Breakthrough Kent Denver is two-fold: first, to increase the educational and social opportunities of motivated, financially under-resourced, middle and high school students through a quality year-round program, and second, to motivate and train talented college students for careers in education.

All services provided by Breakthrough Kent Denver are completely FREE to our students and families!


Summer Program

  • Intensive six-week summer session (M-F, 8am - 4pm)
  • 28 days of rigorous instruction in math, reading, writing, and science

Saturday School Program

  • Seven Saturday school sessions
  • Once per month during the school year

High School & College Programs

  • 8th-grade high school selection counseling for students and their families
  • 9th-grade academic general and transition support for students and their families
  • 10th grade Mentor Program with Anschutz Medical Students 
  • 11th grade SAT test prep practice 
  • 11th and 12th-grade support in summer opportunity search, personal statements, resumes, admission test prep, interview practice, college list making, and financial aid

Teaching Fellow Program

  • Serves college students aspiring to become teachers
  • Two-week intensive teacher training  before students arrive
  • Six-week classroom experience:
    • Lesson plan implementation and behavior management 
    • Daily support from professional educators with instruction and behavior management
Why Work For Us?: 

At Breakthrough Kent Denver, we strive for excellence in academics and character.  Because we serve students from middle school through college, we as an administration are dedicated to improving our programs and our competencies.  In order to accomplish this, we implement a number of feedback opportunities throughout the year and professional development practices within our small office.  We are a program that's committed to organizational and individual improvement.  

We are also unique in that our administration team is made up of four people who run the program. This close team creates multiple opportunities for constant collaboration and autonomy.  Every voice is heard in this special workspace and opportunities for personal and professional growth are limitless. 

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 1 2019
Active Until: 
May 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Breakthrough Kent Denver