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Your Family, Your Neighborhood Parent Facilitator

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA
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The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The School curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff. Position Summary Your Family, Your Neighborhood (YFYN) is a dual generation curriculum designed to address academic success, and improve the health and well-being of families living in subsidized housing communities. YFYN is a twelve session practice-based curriculum delivered in the evenings to both parents and their children on site in their neighborhood. The curriculum focuses on developing the bond between children and their parents, developing parents attachment to schools, improving academic outcomes for kids, developing cohesive relationships in the community, and promoting the health and well-being of family members. The Parent Group Facilitator will lead the on-site delivery of the YFYN curriculum to parents/caregivers. The Parent Group Facilitator will receive training on the YFYN curriculum and will be expected to review each curriculum session before its delivery as well as attend team meetings as needed. The person that fills this position is expected to deliver the curriculum in an empowering and culturally relevant and respectful way to adult participants. The Parent Group Facilitator will assist with set-up and clean up for each curriculum session and other duties as necessary. The Parent Group Facilitator is under the supervision of the project manager. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The ideal candidate for this position will have strong program delivery, leadership and facilitation skills. Experience working with families of color and experience working in low-income neighborhoods are valued. Required Qualifications
  • Experience working with families and delivering social service programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Spanish language proficiency is preferred.
Working Environment
  • YFYN programing will be delivered at community sites throughout Denver.
Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $18.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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