Careers

Children’s HopeChest is headquartered in beautiful Palmer Lake, outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our physical space is a reflection of our culture: open, bright, and designed to support the work of our teams in the U.S. and across the globe.

You may apply for an open position:

  • By emailing a resume and cover letter to HR@hopechest.org
  • By mailing a resume and cover letter to:

Children’s HopeChest
PO Box 1190
Palmer Lake, CO 80133

  • By submitting your resume and cover letter through our online system.

Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.

Open Positions

Travel Manager

STATUS: Full Time, Salaried

DEPARTMENT: Community Partnership Team

REPORTS TO: VP of Community Partnerships

LOCATION: HEADQUARTERS: PALMER LAKE, CO

JOB SUMMARY:

The Travel Manager will plan and execute travel logistics for our US Church partners. Responsibilities will include working closely with the Community Partnership Manager, Church / Community Partners and Country Staff to serve the travel needs of our partners. The Travel Manager will play a leading role within the Travel Department, a subset of the Community Partnership Team.

The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, be highly organized, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, complete assignments in an efficient manner and be very partner/customer focused. The ability to articulate directions and provide details concerning itineraries and budgets in a confident and professional manner is key.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a team-oriented office environment and demonstrate a “can do” attitude. Must be an educator to travelers and confident communicator via phone and e-mail.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with country staff and team leaders to develop itineraries for vision and community partner visits
  • Create budgets for each team based on variable such as # of travelers / days in country / activities
  • Occasionally write travel blog posts for marketing
  • Manage travel finances: budgets, wires, expense reconciliation, etc.
  • Lead the Travel Department in communicating with all departments
  • Work alongside Community Partnership Managers (CPMs) in planning travel with partners
  • Review paperwork with travelers: applications, waivers, background checks, etc.
  • Maintain data and finance integrity
  • Register all travelers with U.S. State Department and secure traveler Insurance
  • Semi-annual travel document and policy updates
  • Provide travel guidance to employees such as visa and medical support

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be a committed Christian with a deep commitment to the mission of Children’s HopeChest
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and international travel experience
  • Must have a strong sense of personal integrity and ability to receive and process feedback
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic, as well as demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
  • Organized team player with the proven ability to manage many details at one time
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with partners and staff
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strategic thinking with multiple forms and channels of input
  • Must be detail-focused and Internet/database literate
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with clients and staff
  • Ability to multi-task in a highly organized and efficient manner, meeting deadlines within a fast paced environment
  • Excellent customer service skills

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience utilizing CRM tools and data management
  • Mission trip experience
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to embrace challenges, think in new directions, take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Multilingual
  • Bachelor studies in business, international relations, finance, travel/tourism, or communications
  • Account Management

OFFICE CULTURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a fun, creative, collaborative, and compassionate outlook
  • Have the ability to work off site for projects
  • Comfortable in various roles: lead, follow, support and encourage
  • Enjoy regular interactions with peers and other department members
  • Attend one conference per year for professional development

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The position will not include travel as a regular part of the job expectations. Future travel to job related countries is possible.

Sponsor Mail Volunteer

STATUS: VOLUNTEER

BENEFITS: NO

REPORTS TO: Sponsorship Administrative Assistant

LOCATION: HEADQUARTERS: PALMER LAKE, CO

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in reading about children’s lives from all over the world? You can support Children’s HopeChest by volunteering to read through mail to, and from, our sponsors! Your time as a volunteer plays an integral part in encouraging healthy relationships between sponsors and sponsored children, and helps our organization to get mail to sponsors/sponsored children as quickly as possible.
As a Sponsor Mail Volunteer, you will be reading mail to ensure there is no problematic content. For this position you will also be stuffing and labeling envelopes and operating a postage meter.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Needs to be able to understand and follow directions easily
  • Needs to be an independent worker

TIME COMMITMENT 

  • Flexible schedule
  • Any weekday except Thursdays
  • Minimum of two hours a week (unless you have so much fun that you want to stay longer)

THE PERKS

  • Coffee (good local coffee!) and tea during your shift
  • Bring a friend!
  • Bring your headphones!
  • Gain experience working in an international nonprofit environment

If you are interested in making a difference through helping us strengthen and encourage healthy relationships, please contact us at HR@hopechest.org.

 

Donor Engagement Intern

STATUS: INTERNSHIP – PREFERRED TWO DAYS A WEEK

REPORTS TO: DONOR ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

LOCATION: INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OFFICE | PALMER LAKE, CO

JOB SUMMARY:
Intern to assist with donor engagement at Children’s HopeChest, a Christian nonprofit that releases the potential of vulnerable children and their communities around the globe through Community-to-Community partnership. The successful candidate will have interest in international development, orphan care, excellent research and writing skills, will be detail-oriented and organized, and will be highly relational with strong communication skills.
The ideal candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, must be highly organized, be able to manage multiple projects at one time, complete tasks in a timely manner, and must be very service-oriented. A minimum commitment of two days a week is preferred. This is an unpaid position. Internships are eligible for college credit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Donor Relations team to create a donor appreciation plan
  • Correspond with HopeChest sponsors, donors and potential donors via e-mail, telephone and mail to support fundraising initiatives and further HopeChest’s mission and vision
  • Manage welcome packets for new, first time donors
  • Write thank you notes and acknowledgment letters
  • Research grant and foundation opportunities
  • Research prospective institutional and individual funding sources
  • Assist with monthly donation tracking, data analysis, and monthly donor prospect research
  • Assist in donor prospect research using WealthEngine.
  • Research and lapsed donors
  • Update account information in the donor database
  • Support Donor Director and VP of Marketing
  • Research opportunities for local events or a young professionals program

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a committed Christian with a deep commitment to the mission of Children’s HopeChest
  • Self-motivated, proactive problem solver, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external clients

Grant Writing Intern

STATUS: INTERNSHIP – 8 HOURS MONTHLY

REPORTS TO: COPY AND CONTENT MANAGER

LOCATION: INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OFFICE | PALMER LAKE, CO (PREFERRED); REMOTE (OPTIONAL)

TIMEFRAME: SIX MONTHS

Are you seeking to gain experience in your field? Are you passionate about eliminating the cycle of poverty in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world?

The Grant Writing Intern position presents a meaningful opportunity to use your copywriting skills, while gaining hands-on experience in nonprofit grant-writing and researching. (This is an intern position. There will be no compensation or pay with this position.)

JOIN OUR MISSION:

Children’s HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.

Specifically, we engage communities in long-term partnerships that:

  • Empower local leaders to provide food, medical care, and hope to their communities, while sharing the gospel.
  • Address the complex causes of poverty, including material, spiritual, emotional, social, economic, and educational needs.
  • Put systems in place to reduce, and eventually eliminate, poverty in all of its forms.
  • Tend to children’s holistic needs for survival, community, education, and employment.
  • Transform the lives of the partnering community members through exposure, education, relationship, service, and perhaps most importantly, instilling hope.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Assist in researching potential grant and foundation opportunities
  • Write compelling copy for LOI’s and grant applications
  • Work with Marketing and Donor Relations Team to hit grant deadlines throughout the grant application process

THE PERKS:

  • Flexible schedule
  • A beaming recommendation letter for your next employer from our VP of Marketing and Donor Relations and our Content and Copy Manager
  • Recommendations and endorsements on your LinkedIn profile
  • Hands-on mentorship throughout the grant-writing process
  • HopeChest swag item after completion of internship!
  • If you work from the HQ office – good, strong coffee and mountain views from The Barn in Palmer Lake

WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD FIT FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Four-year degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or similar area
  • Experience writing and submitting grants (preferred)
  • You have the ability to express ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively
  • You have strong research, analysis, and critical thinking skills
  • You have the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team-based environment
  • You are organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and professional
  • If you are remote, you are capable of calling in for meetings using Skype or Ring Central or Google Hangouts

WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD FIT FOR CHILDREN’S HOPECHEST:

  • You have a passion for alleviating global poverty through holistic and sustainable community development
  • You are a Christian with a deep commitment to the mission of Children’s HopeChest

Online Application Form

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