Associate Director, Women Emergency Shelters

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Associate Director, Women Emergency Shelters - Smith Road Location
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927. We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Archdiocesan Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.
Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need. Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded. We accomplish this through:

  • Employer sponsored training
  • Culture of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Generous compensation and benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.
Works under the direction of the Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives program and staff to ensure goals and outcomes are met and are consistent with the goals, mission and values of the Agency.

  • Applies appropriate trauma-informed techniques and standards in program development and service delivery.
  • Works collaboratively with Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives around strategic program vision, goal development, community relationships
  • Development of Policies and Procedures with Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives and Operation Leadership
  • Works with Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives for coordination of Staff Development/Competencies
  • Works with Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives for coordination with Budgets/Grants.
  • Work collaboratively with the Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives to compile accurate and timely program statistical data to meet reporting requirements, goals, and outcomes. Creates, monitors performance measurements, and recommends program improvements
  • Maintains professional ties with other service organizations/boards/committees for the benefit of the program.
  • Ensures that programs and services are in compliance with licensing, accreditation, state and federal standards and other appropriate regulatory or professional requirements.
  • Completes necessary administrative duties (paperwork, etc.) timely and accurately.
  • On-call for consultation and intervention after hours and on weekends.
  • Assists with grants in collaboration with the Women’s Emergency Shelter Director of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Grants.
  • Promotes and adheres to Catholic Charities’ vision, mission, values and Code of Ethics.
  • Models Catholic Charities’ commitment to treating all persons with respect and dignity.
  • Uses creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and agency information.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Unique experience in managing low-barrier shelters (at least 3 years) and overseeing case management programs (at least 3 years)
  • Minimum three years supervising staff in a low-barrier shelter environment.
  • Knowledgeable about the operations of a low-barrier, trauma-informed drop-in emergency shelter, and how these responsibilities are specifically distinguishable from a residential or transitional housing program
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and program management

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from accredited four-year college or university in related field; and three to five years related shelter operations experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master’s Degree and Clinical Licensure preferred.
Fluency in Spanish preferred.
Salary: Starting at $62,000-$67,000 DOE salary/year with increases commensurate with education and experience.
Schedule: Dependent on location, ability to work a flexible schedule.
Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career. Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.
Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  • Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.
  • Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
  • May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at We look forward to meeting you!
We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.
Drug-Free Workplace.
We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law, other than those positions which are deemed ministerial in nature. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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