2335 Robinson Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Kidpower of Colorado is a small nonprofit organization that teaches young people ages 4 – 18 personal safety and confidence-building skills to reduce their risk of abduction, assault, and emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Established in 1994, Kidpower of Colorado is part of an association of centers under the umbrella of Kidpower International, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989. To date, Kidpower of Colorado has reached more than 60,000 kids and adults. In order to have the broadest impact, Kidpower offers workshops in a variety of settings, including schools, agencies, community centers, and homeless shelters.
Kidpower provides prevention services and also intervention for those young people who have already experienced abuse. We offer comprehensive safety education programs in multiple formats. Kidpower values collaboration and is proud to have partnered with more than 200 agencies, organizations, and schools in our community.
What happens in these programs? Young people learn simple, effective “people safety” skills. “People safety” refers to people being emotionally and physically safe, with themselves and others. Kidpower makes it fun to learn to be safe; Kidpower programs are grounded in research, developmentally and age-appropriate, positive, strengths-based, experiential, and trauma-sensitive.
Successful practice in age-appropriate role-plays can prepare young people to build stronger relationships, increase confidence, advocate for themselves and others, manage difficult situations, and reduce their risk of bullying, abuse, and abduction. Kidpower also helps open the lines of communication between kids and their trusted adults so they can get the help they need and adults are given tools to respond effectively to their children.
Our vision is to work together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone everywhere. Being part of our organization not only means that you will be able to teach important safety skills to people in your community but also that you will be part of a professional, committed, and supportive community of staff, board, and volunteers who are dedicated to making high quality safety and confidence-building programs for young people accessible. The values, standards, and integrity of Kidpower are well-known and we work hard to uphold them organizationally and personally.
We are looking for caring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others and to our communities. People who join our organization have a genuine interest in teaching children, teens, and adults how to protect themselves from interpersonal harm. Character, good emotional and physical health, maturity, and a deep commitment to making a difference in the world through this work are the key and necessary characteristics of the ideal fit for this position.
Our commitment to the health and safety of all children drives our core values. We value diversity in background and experiences. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. At Kidpower we want people to love their work and show respect, kindness, and empathy to all. Kidpower’s team is deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of culture that we are building, seeking team members who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other’s growth. Diversity and inclusion are key to our ability to have a strong, vibrant, powerful organization to best serve kids and families.
The Program Coordinator will play a critical role in carrying out Kidpower’s mission and strategic goals in two ways:
This position will involve a variety of physical demands to include standing, walking around, and kneeling for sustained periods, occasional moderate lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.
Selected candidate will also be required to learn and teach full-force physical self-protection skills. The training and teaching of these skills will require utilizing all major muscle groups in demonstrating physical self-protection techniques including but not limited to hitting, pulling, bending, stooping, stretching, kicking, and twisting. A statement of good health from a qualified health provider’s office will be required.
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt.
Salary: $40,000 – $50,000. Salary is determined based on the applicant’s incoming skills and experience.
Benefits: Kidpower is an inclusive and welcoming workplace where our team thrives on collaboration, creativity, innovation, and fun. We are proud to offer a generous benefit allowance to be used for individual health insurance and reimbursement of qualified health care expenses OR retirement, flexible paid time off (PTO) focusing on employee well-being, and paid holidays including a full week between December 25 and January 1 after introductory period.
Kidpower of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.