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.


Festivals & Events Director

About No Barriers USA (NoBarriersUSA.org)
No Barriers mission is to unleash the potential of the human spirit. We are a global community united by a belief in our collective ability to break through barriers, unleash our potential and have a positive impact on the world. No Barriers provides transformative experiences, brought to life globally through powerful stories that foster shared identity and community. The people we serve are as diverse as the world in which we live. Wherever we find people ready to embrace the No Barriers philosophy, we strive to support them. No Barriers USA is a nonprofit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado

Position Description
Festivals & Events (F&E) are a critical part of our efforts to build a global movement. As the Festivals & Events Director, you drive the success of diverse national events built on the No Barriers brand. This includes, though is not limited to, our annual No Barriers Summit, community events such as What’s Your Everest?, corporate events and select fundraising events.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage the strategic plan for F&E
  • Manage the overall success of the largest single event our organization has ever produced (October 2018 in Manhattan)
  • Identify and develop the necessary infrastructure to support F&E success
  • Assist the No Barriers Development Team in cultivating and securing strategic donors to provide support for F&E
  • Build key strategic alliances that help elevate the impact of F&E
  • Create and manage a sustainable financial plan for F&E in partnership with the CFO
  • Ensure excellence in execution across all festivals and events
  • Manage the overall marketing success of F&E in partnership with the No Barriers Marketing Team
  • Create ways to leverage festivals and events in order to bring No Barriers to life globally through the power of stories
  • Manage select logistics for F&E such as overall accessibility and venue, food and beverage contracts with key vendors. The F&E team is still small and requires significant on-the-ground tactical support on key elements of programmatic implementation.

Required competencies and skills:

  • Minimum 7 years experience leading events with 2,000+ attendees
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • General understanding of marketing, PR, media relations
  • Ability to deal with clients at all levels from CEO to intern
  • Interest in being a team player with the ability to work independently
  • Effective internal relationship building, management and delegation
  • Creativity and efficiency in all facets of work are a must
  • Proven ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets
  • Negotiation experience

 Desired competencies and skills:

  • Experience working with diverse populations including people with disabilities, youth, and military
  • Experience working with adaptive sports and recreation program
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations

Salary & Location:
Salary is commensurate with experience. No Barriers offers a generous benefit package. Ideal candidate will work from Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins though offsite telecommunicating locations will be considered.  

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume (PDFs) to jobs@nobarriersusa.org


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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  • 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.