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.


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

We are seeking a CFO with  responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of No Barriers. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, audit, financial control compliance,  financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting,  strategic planning and analysis, and legal compliance.   Salary commensurate with experience.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Lead all financial operations, including cash management, banking relationships/funding structure, and financial planning and analysis
    • Manage, support and systematically review tasks performed by the No Barriers Finance team 
    • 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 and Cash Disbursement process, coordinating with Human Resources and Dept Directors to ensure salaries, and wages and cash payments are timely and accurate meeting and all legal requirements 
    • Oversee Funding Reserves, revenue recognition and contribution reporting to maximize organization resource application to investments and program initiatives
    • Lead month-end close process including periodic  journal entries, account reconciliation process, and oversight of General Ledger
    • Lead annual budget process and define policy and procedure around making, recording, and reporting budget adjustments
    • Lead, analyze and report 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 variance analysis, financial forecasting,  gap action planning and strategic annual planning
    • Provide reporting, assistance, and guidance as 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 required, MBA preferred
  • Experience managing organizational budgets of $5+ $10+ million
  • Experience managing employees, leading change, and working effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to be flexible, innovative, action/solution oriented
  • Proven ability to lead growth organizations with diverse sources of income and manage project costing environment
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks software preferred or direct experience using other ERP systems
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

Meaningful Engagement Coordinator

Reports to: NBW Program Manager
Employment Status: Full or Part Time (20-40 hrs/week) Summer 2018: start/end dates flexible
Department: No Barriers Warriors
Date Posted: May 21, 2018
Location: Ft. Collins, Colo.

General Description

This is a programming role within the No Barriers Warriors team. The primary role of this position is to provide support to program participants after they complete a Warriors experience and as they work to achieve goals set during the experience. The MEC will also work with partner non-profit and governmental organizations, and No Barriers USA expedition leaders and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate recruitment and training of Alumni Coaches
  • Coordinate and monitor the transition of participants from Phase II to Phase III; (welcome email, Alumni Coach outreach, etc.)
  • Assist participants with the refinement of goals, development of an action plan, and completion of goals set during the Phase II – Transformative Experience portion of the program
  • Supports participants by connecting them with “best-in-class” non-profit partners or providing immediate referral to governmental support services
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled (weekly/monthly/as needed) contact to provide Alumni Coaches  an opportunity to review participant progress, discuss concerns and/or ideas and provide support
  • Facilitate monthly Alumni Coach conference calls
  • Update participant Salesforce accounts by recording account information and maintaining participant records by updating account information
  • Connect participants with the No Barriers community and potential No Barriers events and activities.

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Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with non-profit and governmental support agencies
  • Provide input during the budgeting process
  • Maintain Salesforce records for participants and expeditions
  • Be the main point of contact for Warrior and No Barriers staff for alumni
  • Provide support for special events (training, No Barriers Summit, etc)
  • Contribute to communications efforts
  • Support development of standard operating procedures and processes phase III
  • Work across departments to create and improve upon operational systems and processes while enhancing interdepartmental relationships
  • Do research and make recommendations for ways to continually improve our programs and systems for executing
  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Assist with NBW programming across the board as needed by Director

Supervisory Duties: May supervise interns, volunteers, or fellows assigned to assist in participant interface

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills, and ability—

  • Strong desire to positively impact the lives of veterans with disabilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to foster and manage individual relationships
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Creative problem-solver; ability to multi-task and manage several moving parts at once; ability to remain calm and productive under stress
  • High-level skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, and SalesForce (experience with InDesign preferred)
  • Ability to ask great questions and build rapport with others
  • Ability to collaborate and work with diverse co-workers and partners
  • Live the No Barriers Life, exhibiting a combination of vision, innovation, teamwork, grit and resilience.
  • Align closely with No Barriers core values including being the best, making your mark, an all-in mentality, inspiring new possibilities and being uncompromisingly authentic

Education and Formal Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to human services, psychology, recreational therapy, or recreation administration.

Experience

  • 2 + years experience working in a professional office environment required
  • Veteran support service
  • Non-profit and/or outdoor recreation industry experience preferred
  • Experience working with veterans
  • Experience executing adaptive sports programs
  • Familiarity with outdoor recreation (mountaineering, rock climbing, rafting) best practices

Working Environment

  • This is an office job located in the Fort Collins home office generally requiring computer work ~8 hours/day
  • Occasional field work to support Warrior’s expeditions and Warriors out of office events (including in the wilderness)

Physical activities

  • Ability to lift 50lbs and carry 50lb pack
  • Ability to move boxes that contain program gear and equipment
  • Possible travel to domestic or international destination that includes activities such as walking for extended periods of time, carrying luggage and gear, riding in boats, engaging in service projects (that may include painting, construction, planting), and hiking (possibly at high altitudes)
  • Ability to lead group travel preferred

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the jobs

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter (PDF) to jobs@nobarriersusa.org


Festivals and Events Internship

Reports to: Associate Director of Festival and Events
Employment Status: Full or Part Time (20-40 hrs/week) Summer 2018: start/end dates flexible
Location: Ft. Collins, Colo.

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

Essential Job Function:
We are looking for an intern to join the Festivals and Events team at No Barriers USA. The intern’s main responsibilities will be to support the Festivals and Events team in the creation, production and management of the No Barriers Summit: New York City – the organization’s largest event that happens annually and attracts around 1,500 people.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support program launch initiatives and operations.
  • Work across functions to support a broad range of team priorities, including strategy and program design and partnership planning.
  • Support the Festivals and Events team in all needs ranging from content creation and event logistics to media outreach and event promotion.

Desired Qualities & Traits:

  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Exceptional organizational skills and astute attention to detail
  • Experience and passion for working with people of all abilities, for creating inclusive and diverse events and have some familiarity with ADA requirements and needs
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Microsoft Xcel, Word and PowerPoint

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. It provides valuable job skill and experience and helps impact important life experiences for others. 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.).

Flexible work schedule with commitment of between 20-40 hours per week, unpaid and located in our home office in Old Town Fort Collins.
*This internship requires a background check.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter (PDF) to jobs@nobarriersusa.org


No Barriers Warriors Internship

Overview: No Barriers Warriors, a program of No Barriers USA, is seeking a part time intern. No Barriers provides transformative experiences as part of our mission of “unleashing the potential of the human spirit.”

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 veteran’s 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.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills that may be required. No Barriers Warriors holds the right to terminate interns if they do not meet requirements and responsibilities set forth in this description, or if an intern violates the policies, procedures, or the Warriors intern agreement.

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.

Other Information:

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

To Apply:
Email questions, cover letter and resume in PDF format, and two references to:
Sarah Olear, C.T.R.S.
sarah.olear@nobarriersusa.org
Questions? (970)484-3633 ext. 321


Development & Fundraising Internship

What barriers do you face? Whether it be in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges. At No Barriers, we believe that what defines us is not what these are, but how we choose to respond. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life and abilities to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world – all based on our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life. Our three core programs are:

  • No Barriers Youth – dedicated to creating experiences that challenge students perspective of the world and inspire them to make it a better place
  • No Barriers Warriors – empowering veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and reclaim their lives through rehabilitative expeditions
  • No Barriers Summit – a four-day experiential conference bringing together science, innovation, and adventure in inspiring new ways.
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Internship Focus

Learn about nonprofit management and fundraising-

  • Donor and event participant support – opportunities to help people with our online fundraising tools and other fundraising needs.
  • Event Management experience – organizing and implementing fundraising events.
  • Administration and management experience – including incentive fulfillment; designing and implementing appreciation activities; securing in-kind 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.
  • Help impact important life experiences for othersOur unique programming directly impacts many different people’s lives. You’ll be a part of continuing to improve our programs, services, and events.Gain valuable job skills and experienceWe believe in providing our interns with real responsibilities and we demand that you deliver. In the process, you’ll develop important job skills and build your resume and develop a network of professionals who will support your professional experience.Have fun with a great staffWe have a friendly and engaging organizational culture that thrives on providing ongoing learning opportunities for all staff and interns.Timeframe
      • Our timeframe is flexible, but a long-term commitment is ideal.
      • School-Year Internship Duration: December 2017/January 2018 – May 2018
      • 15 hours per week, flexible schedule, unpaid but includes valuable nonprofit experience. Successful completion may include travel expenses and participation in one of No Barriers’ domestic programs the summer following the internship.

    To Apply

    Submit a resume and cover letter (PDF) to info@nobarriersusa.org. Duration dates may be flexible. We review applications on a rolling basis, meaning we accept qualified applicants as they apply.