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Deputy Director

The Learning for Living Institute
Colorado, United States
$30.00 - $35.00
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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The Learning for Living Institute® is one of the few nationally oriented nonprofits dedicated to creating and facilitating cutting-edge Life Success Skills Programs for college-age young adults. Located in downtown Boulder, The Learning for Living Institute® is composed of a dedicated group of eight staff members and independent contractors.

"Learning for Living® is a unique organization. Its mission is essential: to help young people attain the fundamental skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Learning for Living® stands to make a vital difference to both our young people and our communities."           - Claudine Schneider, Former U.S. Congresswoman


The Deputy Director works under the leadership of the Founder/Executive Director to carry out the mission and vision of The Learning for Living Institute®. Communications, outreach, and development are central areas of responsibility in this position. This job offers challenge and diversity as new tasks come on board and the Institute becomes a more mature organization.


  • Collaborating with the Executive Director to understand the individuals and organizations the Institute seeks to serve and identify potential partners for Learning for Living® among college students and administrators, faculty, parents, and other educational organizations
  • Developing strategies to connect with these groups through personal outreach and events, and through developing the organization’s website, brochures, videos, social media, and other communications
  • Working with independent contractors and consultants to build the public presence of the Institute, empower The Learning for Living® mission, and connect with potential program sponsors and partners
  • Working with the Executive Director to set priorities that achieve the organization's fundraising goals and target foundation, individual, corporate, and government sources for potential support
  • Creating fundraising messages and materials and designing events – personal meetings, lunches, webinars, etc., to introduce The Learning for Living Institute® to potential supporters and solicit contributions
  • Tracking the progress toward accomplishing Learning for Living® short- and long-term development goals, and reporting monthly to the Executive Director on the success of these strategies and new opportunities


  • Dedication to the vision and the mission of The Learning for Living Institute®
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the team, establish effective work procedures, and assign the right task to the right person to accomplish needed projects
  • Connect well with individuals and organizations outside Learning for Living® and inspire them to engage with our unique mission and contribute to our long-range vision
  • Ability to funnel down from the visionary goals to the day-to-day tasks, strategize and identify solutions, organize, coordinate, simplify and operationalize needed objectives
  • Follows the procedures previously established at Learning for Living®, yet demonstrates foresight and flexibility when change is needed
  • Ability to foresee results, act, evaluate, make improvements, and plan for what is needed next
  • Listens to others’ opinions, considers new possibilities, and offers personal recommendations
  • Enjoys working effectively with different types of people, gives clear, doable instructions to complete a task, and follows through with support and feedback
  • Genuinely cares for college students
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence and common sense
  • Empathy
  • A good sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • 10-15 years’ management and supervisory experience
  • Has worked in Life Skills Education
  • Familiar with Experiential Curriculum and with coaching and facilitation methodologies
  • Proficient with computers, software, most office machines, and cloud storage


Compensation: $30 to $35 an hour depending on experience and expertise.

Benefits include vacation time and personal leave.

To be considered, please note in the subject line of your email “Deputy Director” and submit a cover letter and resume which includes your answer to the question, “Why am I interested in working at The Learning for Living Institute®?” No telephone calls, please.

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