Community Program Specialist


Do you want to impact the lives of the underserved people in your community and help them achieve economic mobility? Now is your opportunity to spring into a rewarding career with a recognized leader in workforce development whose reputation for preparing low-income parents for employment is unmatched in the community. CWEE is committed to preparing and connecting career seekers to quality employment as well as serving as a quality employer whose culture encourages and supports work-life integration.


Title: Community Program Specialist

Position Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Manager of Employment Services

Salary Range: $40,000-$42,000

Benefits: Full benefits including three weeks of vacation, every other Friday off, paid health days, paid family leave, retirement, health insurance, and more.


Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed.


CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development and is leading Colorado in overcoming the constraints and disparities of poverty, cultivating self-supporting families and optimizing collaborative partnerships.




The Community Program Specialist (CPS) will design, implement and evaluate targeted outreach to connect community members to CWEE’s career readiness program. The CPS will serve as a community resource, provide case management to community members served by CWEE and will act as a subject matter expert in workforce development and retention by leading alumni and community engagement programming.  This person works across departments to promote the organization’s work in the community. The CPS will provide direct service with a trauma-informed approach to support advancements towards economic mobility to participants and alumni.



  • Develop and manage CWEE’s program for community members.
  • Conduct outreach in the community to build and maintain relationships and create strategies for recruiting and engaging individuals in CWEE’s services.
  • Design and implement effective strategies and processes to support and retain participants.
  • Conduct a range of assessments with participants to identify and address obstacles to employment and assist in goal-setting and career planning.
  • Connect program participants to community resources.
  • Contribute to the achievement of monthly, quarterly and annual program goals.
  • Track and highlight participant activities, progress and results using CWEE’s client management and outcome tracking systems.
  • Represent CWEE at offsite meetings and events throughout the metro Denver area.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Experience in program development and management.
  • Excellent business writing, public speaking and relationship management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office and web-based database systems.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Integrated work experience related to marketing, communication or business development.
  • Ability to model professional dress and workplace conduct.
  • Commitment to social justice and CWEE’s mission of moving people out of poverty.



  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills who is results driven.
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborative and flexible team player who is able to serve in many roles: leader, supporter, coach, problem-solver.



Please submit cover letter, resume and a professional writing sample to Elizabeth Robertson, Manager of Employment Services at erobertson@cwee.org by midnight on January 6, 2019.




CWEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background check of 7 years is required.