Careers

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions. We interview top candidates on an open and rolling basis. Due to the high volume of interest in our positions, we are not able to respond to individual inquiries. No inquiries please.

Note: Until positions are removed from the website, you can assume that we are still accepting applicants.


No Barriers – Finance Director

No Barriers USA is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization providing transformational expeditions, retreats, events and tools that empower people to embrace a No Barriers Life and unleash their potential to contribute their best to the world. No Barriers serves a variety of populations, including middle and high school students, wounded veterans and adults with disabilities.

We are seeking a full-time Director of Finance. The Director of Finance has responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of No Barriers. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, audit, finance, forecasting, reporting, strategic planning, and legal compliance. Salary commensurate with experience.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial operations and direct financial planning and structure
  • Manage, support and systematically review tasks performed by the No Barriers bookkeeper
  • Ensure compliance with all GAAP and IRS rules for nonprofit organizations
  • Develop, implement and maintain accounting policies and procedures including internal controls for a wide-ranging set of activities
  • Monitor systems and processes across the organization, identifying areas of concern and implementing solutions
  • Oversee audit and IRS functions including Form 990 process, coordinating activities with outside audit firm and review firm’s performance
  • Oversee payroll function, coordinating with Director of Human Resources to ensure salaries and wages are timely and accurate and all legal requirements are met
  • Prepare payroll, month-end, quarterly, and year-end journal entries
  • Coordinate annual budget process and help define policy and procedure around making, recording, and reporting budget adjustments
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Provide analysis and recommendations pertaining to potential growth and acquisitions
  • Support departmental needs for financial forecasting, adjustments and strategic planning
  • Provide reporting, assistance, and guidance as requested and needed

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years in a Finance Director and/or CFO role with minimum 10 years financial experience.
  • Accounting or Finance degree preferred
  • Experience managing organizational budgets of $5 million+
  • Experience managing employees
  • Proven ability to be flexible and innovative
  • Proven ability to lead growth organizations with diverse sources of income
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks software

Working Environment and Benefits

  • This position is based out of No Barriers’ Fort Collins headquarters, with opportunities to work from home periodically
  • Cultural fit and alignment with No Barriers core values will be considered
  • Fully-paid health care for employee
  • Flexible schedule, paid vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • Company match to retirement plan

Email cover letter and resume in PDF format, and three references to:
jobs@nobarriersusa.org


No Barriers Warriors – Intern

No Barriers Warriors, a program of No Barriers USA, is seeking a full time intern. The No Barriers Warriors program improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through transformative, curriculum-based expeditions in challenging outdoor environments. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push veterans mentally and physically in some of nature’s most incredible wilderness settings. We create a safe space and encourage them to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future. These life-changing experiences are offered at no cost to our veterans and include airfare, meals, gear, and a world-class expedition crew. Each expedition is a three-phased journey that includes preparation for the expedition, the expedition, and post-expedition support and integration into the broader No Barriers Warriors community. As a Warriors program intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in all three of the phases of a veterans journey, learning from and working with staff, to create the best experience possible for veterans.

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  • Intern Requirements
    • The intern should be either a student (preferably a student veteran) currently pursuing a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or a similar field or a veteran seeking civilian work experience to enhance their resume.
    • Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Office, knowledge of hiking and basic backcountry skills, good oral and written communication skills, and be organized and willing to learn.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assess veteran applicants based on No Barriers Warriors assessment tools
    • Work with the Warriors Service Coordinator to manage veteran expedition teams
    • Demonstrate professional oral and written communication with veterans and other community members
    • Assist with planning outdoor experiences
    • Maintain expedition equipment
    • Implement transformative curriculum-based experiences for veterans
    • Document evaluations of the program
    • Work one-on-one with veterans in personal goal planning
    • Participate in community outreach
    • Develop and implement an intern project
    • Be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Other Information:

    • Applications due no later than March 1st.
    • Intern dates dependent upon intern’s availability and are scheduled upon acceptance.
    • Unpaid
    • 40 hours/week
    • 14 weeks
    • C.T.R.S. supervision


    The rewards of working with a nonprofit:Working with No Barriers USA is a life-changing opportunity. It is a growing nonprofit located in beautiful, sunny Fort Collins, Colorado. Interning would allow an intern to gain insight to the inner workings of a 501c(3), working with different departments within the organization such as marketing, development, and festivals and events. On the Warriors team, an intern has the potential to network within the veteran community, attend professional development events, work in both an open office setting and an outdoor setting, and gain real work experience that will improve jobs skills and add to their resume.

    Email questions,  cover letter and resume in PDF format, and two references to:
    Sarah Olear, C.T.R.S.
    (970)484-3633 ext. 321 • sarah.olear@nobarriersusa.org
    224 Canyon Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521


No Barriers Youth Internship

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our NBY team as a program intern during the 2017-2018 school year. No Barriers Youth (NBY) offers unique, life-changing educational experiences to students from around the country. Programs include a continuum of ways to participate, with everything from classroom learning to international expeditions. All of these programs give students a sense of who they are, what they believe, and what they hope to become. In the process, we foster the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower students to reach their full potential. For more information about youth programs, visit: http://nobarriersyouth.org/

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The role of the NBY Intern is to help ensure our Youth team to achieve its goals.  The primary areas of responsibility include

  • The intern will support program launch initiatives and operations.  
  • Operational initiatives – work across functions to support a broad range of team priorities, including strategy and program design and partnership planning.  
  • Outreach strategy and data mining – expand our outreach database including intellectual research and analysis of markets.  

Ideal candidates will have the following skills/characteristics/experience:

  • Acute attention to detail
  • Customer service experience and a professional demeanor
  • Team player
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Microsoft Xcel, Word and PowerPoint
  • A personal passion for experiential education and “transformative travel”
  • Experience with, or interest in, working with diverse populations such as: youth from poverty, youth who are blind or visually impaired, youth who are deaf or hard of hearing, youth in foster care and/or military youth who have lost a parent in the line of duty
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to the No Barriers Life elements http://www.nobarriersusa.org/nobarrierslife/

This internship provides a great opportunity to gain experience in a progressive nonprofit organization located in the heart of old town Fort Collins working with a dynamic team of passionate individuals. All our interns are considered part of our “family” and are included in all team meetings, staff meetings and social events (e.g. all-staff service days, happy hours, etc.).

Terms of internship:  

School year 2017-18. Exact dates can be negotiated – ideal candidate can start as soon as September 1.

Flexible work schedule with commitment of between 5 and 15 hours per week, unpaid and located in our home office in Old Town Fort Collins. Depending on scope and length of work, successful completion can include a stipend of up to $500 toward an NBY expedition or participation in a No Barriers domestic program following the internship.

*This internship requires a background check.  

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (PDF) here: info@nobarriersusa.org

If you have questions about internships, contact: Christy@nobarriersusa.org
No Barriers Youth is a program of No Barriers USA. Our mission is to unleash the potential of the human spirit.


Development & Fundraising Internship

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Learn about nonprofit management

  • Donor and event participant support – opportunities to help people with our online fundraising tools and other fundraising needs.
  • Event Management experience – organizing and implementing special events.
  • Administration and management experience – including incentive fulfillment; designing and implementing appreciation activities; securing inkind product donations.
  • Marketing – there will be opportunities to create unique support materials using InDesign and other tools.
  • You’ll participate in all fundraising staff and all staff meetings, including having experiences in strategic assessment and planning.
  • Learn about and perform market research for the development department and organization as a whole.
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Our Mission, Your Mission

No Barriers provides transformative experience as part of our mission of “unleashing the potential of the human spirit.” We offer several different types of programs enabling our participants to embrace the No Barriers Life and discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world around them. Our three core programs are:
1. No Barriers Youth – dedicated to creating experiences that challenge students perspective of the world and inspire them to make it a better place
2. No Barriers Warriors – empowering veterans to overcome barriers and reclaim their lives through rehabilitative journeys veterans
3. No Barriers Summit – a four-day experiential conference bringing together science, innovation, and adventure in inspiring new ways.

Help impact important life experiences for others

Our unique programming directly impacts many different people’s lives. You’ll be a part of continuing to improve our programs, services, and events for people of all abilities.

Gain valuable job skills and experience

We believe in providing interns with real responsibilities and we demand that you deliver. In the process, you’ll develop important job skills and build your resume. 

Have fun with a great staff

We have a friendly and engaging organizational culture that thrives on providing ongoing learning opportunities for all staff and interns.

Timeframe

We have two Development Internships available: Summer and School-Year.

Summer Internship Duration: June – August 2016
School-Year Internship Duration: September 2016 – May 2017

15 hours per week, flexible schedule, unpaid but includes valuable nonprofit experience. For school-year internship only, successful completion will include travel expenses and participation in one of No Barriers’ domestic programs the summer following the internship.

To Apply

Use the apply link above or submit a resume and cover letter to christy@nobarriersusa.org or apply at www.nobarriersusa.org/about-us/careers/. Deadlines described below. Duration dates may be flexible. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Summer application is due June 15; school-year application deadline is July 1, 2016, however, applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis, meaning we interview and accept qualified applicants as they apply.