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Community Organizer (True Man Program)

Full Time 32 hrs, Non-Exempt

Who we are

At PAVE we integrate our experts in therapeutic support and our passionate team of educators to help youth and families heal from trauma, develop healthy relationship skills, and feel less isolated. We encourage community dialogue about gender-based violence and promote an emotionally healthy, self-expressive generation of young change-makers. With a long history of providing support in the Denver Metro area, Project PAVE is constantly innovating to respond to the ever-changing needs of our expanding community. PAVE reaches more than 4,000 children, teens, parents, teachers, and professionals across Colorado. ​For more information, please visit

Who you are

You love working with people, planning and coordinating projects and achieving goals. You are highly responsible, reliable, and have the unique ability to handle ambiguity and be a creative problem-solver. You do your best work in collaboration with others while being able to work independently. You are motivational, passionate about social justice issues and care about inclusivity and equity. Above all, you have an amazing sense of humor and have an abundance of capacity for working with young men and boys with diverse backgrounds and cultures.

What you’ll do

As part of PAVE’s violence prevention programming, you will be responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive and sustainable Bridges to Masculine Cultural Healing (BMCH) project within PAVE’s True Man program. You will also be responsible for coordinating community partnerships and outreach programs in Metro Denver, expanding PAVE’s efforts to address the needs of underserved and under resourced communities of young men and boys, including refugees and immigrant populations. You will report to the Co-Executive Director of Programs and Partnerships and work collaboratively with all staff members to further PAVE’s mission “ending violence by empowering youth to build healthy relationships.”

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops outreach plans and approaches; implements innovative ways to recruit young men and boys for participation in BMCH community events, activities, and other project initiatives
  • Integrates PAVE’s violence prevention and healthy masculinity programming (True Man curricula) into the communities of young men and boys within BMCH-related partnerships
  • Manages the overall day-to-day activities of the BMCH project; building and organizing meaningful, thoughtful, transformative relationships with community partners, clients, volunteers, and other organizations in the field.
  • Represents PAVE and makes presentations at BMCH outreach events, community forums, partnership meetings, and other collaborative project activities; ensures BMCH services and initiatives are known, understood and accessible to participants
  • Oversees BMCH project goals and evaluation metrics; ensures accurate and timely reporting and data entry of activities.

Other responsibilities

  • Attends regular staff and team meetings
  • Participates in team building activities and trainings

What makes you a great candidate for this role

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with young men and boys from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Motivational; ability to make connections that are deep, meaningful, and influential
  • Strong management and organization skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and use time productively and efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly innovative and collaborative

What a position description won’t tell you

  • You’re right for this job if:  You can see both the big picture and the small details of a project and thrive in working on both.
  • Keep walking if: You can only handle one task at a time
  • At night, this will keep you awake: Seeking solutions to complex problems
  • On your ride into work your jam is: A field-related podcast or a motivational biography
  • In school you were voted: Most likely to change the world
  • Your daily mantra is: An obstacle is an unrecognized opportunity

Physical demands and work environment

  • Office and classroom (virtual & in-person) settings
  • Lifting and carrying materials no more than 20 pounds at a time
  • Walking and climbing stairs
  • Standing and moving for long periods of time
  • Travel between multiple locations in a day
  • Flexible work schedule; some evenings and Saturdays may be required

What you’ll receive

This is an 18 month grant funded position by the Federal Office of Violence against Women (OVW) and Engaging Men & Boys grant. The starting base salary range is $44,764 – $50,862, commensurate with experience and skills. Flexible schedule and generous benefits including 100% employee health insurance, 100% employee dental insurance, 401K with employer match, paid holidays, and personal time off.

To apply

Don’t worry about updating your resume!  Just submit an application for employment and your cover letter introducing yourself to

Project PAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. PAVE is working to become a more equitable organization and encourages those from marginalized communities to apply.

PAVE is looking for youth to join our YCEP Program!

Youth Community Educator (Summer Program Lead)

(Hourly, Non-Exempt)

Who We Are

At PAVE, we believe our mission “ending violence by empowering youth to build healthy relationships” helps to create safe, strong and connected communities. To accomplish our mission, we focus on two program strategies –Violence Prevention Education and Early Intervention Services programming.

As an extension of our Violence Prevention Education program strategy, our Youth Community Educators Program (YCEP) specifically focuses on developing youth leaders by providing comprehensive training and professional development for high school youth. We believe youth have a real voice and we want to create opportunities where they can influence and make an impact in the community. 

Who you are

You are responsible, motivated, and passionate about social justice issues. You are willing to dive in, participate on a team, learn and grow.

What you’ll do

You will be trained to present on the topics of dating violence and healthy relationships. You will team up to present to a variety of communities such as students, parent groups, faith-based organizations, at conferences, etc. You will also have the opportunity to coordinate PAVE events, attend trainings and be fully integrated into the Project PAVE team and in all aspects of our work.  You will report to the Youth Engagement Coordinator and work closely with the Assistant Coordinator and other PAVE staff.

Program term: June 6st– August 13th

What makes you a great candidate for this role

  • A desire to grow your own personal and professional skills
  • A passion for making change within your community
  • No previous job experience is necessary

Physical demands and work environment

  • Office and classroom settings
  • Virtual and work from home settings
  • Travel between multiple locations in a day (accommodations may be made)

What you’ll receive

As a Youth Community Educator of PAVE, you will receive $15.87/hour for 16-20 hours a week and Paid Time Off.

To apply

Complete an application for employment and email it to A cover letter (2-3 sentences telling us a little bit about yourself and what peaks your interest about this position) is encouraged, but optional and not contingent on being hired.

Project PAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. PAVE is working to become a more equitable organization and encourages those from marginalized communities to apply.

Internship Opportunities:

Internship opportunities will be posted here.