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.


Coordinator, No Barriers Women

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

The Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be to manage and produce the women’s track event at the No Barriers Summit – the organization’s largest event that happens annually and attracts around 1,500 people. The Women’s Track is made-up of a community of women who believe in optimism, opportunities for growth and are mindful of personal and professional challenges.

This track is open to females 21+ who are seeking fulfillment, purpose and looking to share and learn from their experiences – triumphs and adversities. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in the development of the ongoing educational programming, recruiting for the women’s track, maintaining relationships with potential participants and program alumni and supporting additional programs at No Barriers.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit potential participants for all women’s track events including the No Barriers Summit
  • Manage and assist in all event logistics and production including securing vendors, working with third-party influencers and talent, special guest requirements, on-site support, transportation, all necessary equipment, promotional and marketing materials, etc.
  • Assist in the creation and development of the No Barriers educational curriculum for the No Barriers Women’s Track
  • Desire for continued improvement, exemplified by conducting pre- and post–event evaluations and reporting on outcomes.

Desired Qualities & Traits:

  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Work effectively across all departments to ensure knowledge and alignment of funding needs and opportunities
  • Self motivated and solution-oriented with a proactive approach to troubleshooting potential event and logistic issues
  • Proven success in developing or managing events and stewarding relationships with businesses or individuals
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with significant attention to detail
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and astute attention to detail
  • Experience working successfully with a variety of constituents, partners and team members
  • 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

Education or formal training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public relations; business; or nonprofit management
  • Professional development in any of the following areas is desirable: project management; volunteer engagement, event production, public relations
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Experience engaging and inspiring others from a distance
  • Non-profit experience preferred

Benefits:

  • No Barriers offers a generous and competitive salary and benefits package.

Work Environment:

  • This position must be able to travel independently and integrate into professional corporate environments. This position is preferred to be located in Fort Collins, CO or nearby community, or Chicago.

Physical activities:

  • Possible moving of boxes that contain program or other materials (not a requirement)

Required Education:

  • Preferred bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of experience

To Apply

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

SE Regional Development Coordinator

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
This is part-time position is designated to raise revenue for No Barriers USA through community events, development activities and initiatives, primarily focused in the Southeastern part of the United States.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Duty Category 1:  Raise revenue for No Barriers by supporting community fundraising events, new initiatives and partnerships.
  • Duty Category 2:  Successfully support and execute fundraising events (including but not limited to existing golf events) and create new events that generate corporate support and individual giving.  These events require skill in logistics, donor relations and mission engagement.  
  • Duty Category 3:  Work with supervisor and local volunteer leaders to identify and engage community businesses, organizations, service organizations and foundations that can further the work of No Barriers.
  • Duty Category 4: Support the Development Department across all fundraising initiatives and efforts as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Work effectively across all departments to ensure knowledge and alignment of funding needs and opportunities
  • Support employee engagement, stewardship and recognition efforts for individuals and donors from across the organization
  • Work effectively within budget and help manage the resources and expenses within the department

Supervisory Duties:

  • This is not a supervisory position, but does require engagement with high level donors, partners and volunteers and requires successful leadership skills for managing cross- departmental projects.

Qualifications and Skills – Knowledge, skills, and ability:

  • Experience in  community fundraising events and stewarding relationships with local businesses and individuals
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally and effectively both in writing and in person with a variety of constituents
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with significant attention to detail
  • Strategic thinker with ability to balance short term needs with long term planning and growth over time
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage within identified  budgets and timelines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and astute attention to detail
  • Experience working successfully with a variety of constituents, high level volunteers, partners and team members
  • Ability to work independently in a remote location

In addition, the SE Development Coordinator Events Manager will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Fast paced and energetic work style — with a can-do and positive attitude that energizes others.
  • Project Management —identifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Strategic Thinking —takes into account and analyzes various points of view and data to form a perspective appropriate for execution of a plan that is in line with organizational priorities, including the identifying or anticipating of problems and implementing of solutions
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – is able to effectively build partnerships that meet the needs of the community and of No Barriers

Education or formal training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public relations; business; events; or nonprofit management
  • Professional development in any of the following areas is desirable:  fundraising; fundraising event management; donor development; portfolio management; project management; volunteer engagement

Experience:

  • Proven experience in event management & logistics
  • Proven experience working with and engaging leadership volunteers and corporate executives
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Nonprofit and fundraising experience preferred
  • Experience specific to independent work with donors, companies and service organizations.

Work Environment:

  • This is a remote working position that interacts regularly with with local Asheville No Barriers staff members/volunteers and the No Barriers headquarters office.
  • This position must be able to work independently and integrate into major donor and  professional corporate environments.
  • This position must be located in Asheville, North Carolina or a nearby community.

Physical activities:

  • Possible moving of boxes that contain program or other materials (not a requirement)

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

To Apply

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

Corporate Development Manager

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
To raise revenue for No Barriers USA through corporate partners by supporting the Corporate Acquisition and Stewardship Officer with ongoing stewardship of corporate partners and acquisition of new partners.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Primary responsibility is to support corporate partners in fulfillment of our commitment to them; build strong relationships; and support the Corporate Acquisition and Stewardship Officer to raise revenue through the acquisition of corporate partners to support all programs and initiatives of No Barriers USA.
  • Manage a portfolio of corporate partners to ensure a growing and satisfying partnership for both parties that results in significant revenue development for the organization.
  • Engage across development department to meet or exceed a multi-million dollar corporate fundraising goal, and support other fundraising efforts, events and initiatives as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Work effectively across all departments to ensure knowledge and alignment of funding needs and opportunities
  • Support employee engagement, stewardship and recognition efforts for individuals and donors from across the organization
  • Work effectively within budget and help manage the resources and expenses within the department

Qualifications and Skills – Knowledge, skills, and ability:

  • Proven success in securing $25,000 sponsorships and marketing investments
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally and effectively both in writing and in person with a variety of constituents
  • Understanding of how and why corporations engage with non profits including a basic understanding of CSR; marketing initiatives and employee/community engagement drivers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with significant attention to detail
  • Proven strategic thinker with ability to balance short term needs with long term planning and growth over time
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and timelines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and astute attention to detail
  • Experience working successfully with a variety of constituents, partners and team members.

In addition, the Corporate Development Officer will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Fast paced and energetic work style — with a can-do and positive attitude that energizes others.
  • Project Management —identifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Strategic Thinking —takes into account and analyzes various points of view and data to form a perspective appropriate for execution of a plan that is in line with organizational priorities, including the identifying or anticipating of problems and implementing of solutions
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – is able to effectively build partnerships that meet the needs of the community and of No Barriers

Education or formal training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public relations; business; or nonprofit management
  • Professional development in any of the following areas is desirable: fundraising; corporate fundraising; portfolio management; project management; volunteer engagement

Experience:

  • Proven background in securing and stewarding corporate contributions at the $50K level and higher
  • Successful history of working with volunteers from all backgrounds to identify, secure, steward and develop corporate gifts and partnerships
  • Experience working in a professional office environment required
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Experience specific to independent work with large multinational corporations
  • Experience working with C-suite executives

Benefits:

  • No Barriers offers a generous and competitive salary and benefits package.

Work Environment:

  • This position must be able to travel independently and integrate into professional corporate environments. This position must be located in Fort Collins, CO or nearby community.

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

To Apply

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

Fundraising Events Manager

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
This is a full time development position designated to raise revenue for No Barriers USA through community and donor fundraising events that successfully secure and engage high level corporate and individual supporters.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Raise revenue for No Barriers by creating and executing special events that drive corporate sponsorship and fundraising teams; engage individual donors; and create community support. There is a high level of corporate engagement required, some of which will be remote/virtual. Existing events include golf, hiking, community walks and third-party events that are located in communities across the country.
  • Successfully engage and execute on community relationships that drive awareness and participation in fundraising events through partnerships with groups, clubs, organizations, local business and local media as available.
  • Develop and engage teams of volunteers and corporate leaders to identify and engage community businesses, organizations, service organizations and foundations that can support event production/logistics and fundraising goals.
  • Work closely with Corporate Development Officer to steward existing corporate partners and manage a portfolio of corporate relationships
  • Support the Development Department across all fundraising initiatives and efforts as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
  • Work effectively across all departments to ensure knowledge and alignment of funding needs and opportunities
  • Support employee engagement, stewardship and recognition efforts for individuals and donors from across the organization
  • Work effectively within budget and help manage the resources and expenses within the department

Qualifications and Skills – Knowledge, skills, and ability:

  • Proven success in developing, leading and managing numerous fundraising events and stewarding relationships with businesses and individuals that each generate a minimum of $100K in revenue
  • Experience with online fundraising and crowdsourcing platforms that register, connect and incentivize event participants
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with significant attention to detail
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and timelines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and astute attention to detail
  • Experience working successfully with a variety of constituents, partners and team members
  • 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.

In addition, the Fundraising Events Manager will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Fast paced and energetic work style — with a can-do and positive attitude that energizes others.
  • Project Management —identifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Strategic Thinking —takes into account and analyzes various points of view and data to form a perspective appropriate for execution of a plan that is in line with organizational priorities, including the identifying or anticipating of problems and implementing of solutions
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – is able to effectively build partnerships that meet the needs of the community and of No Barriers

Education or formal training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public relations; business; or nonprofit management
  • Professional development in any of the following areas is desirable: fundraising; fundraising event management; donor development; portfolio management; project management; volunteer engagement
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Nonprofit event fundraising experience required
  • Experience specific to independent work with donors, companies and service organizations.
  • Experience working with corporate executives, employee relations teams and high level volunteers from remote locations
  • Experience engaging and inspiring others from a distance

Experience:

  • Proven background in development and managing fundraising events and campaigns that generate $100K plus in net revenue
  • Proven experience working with and engaging leadership volunteers and corporate executives from across the country from existing corporate partners as well as securing new partners
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Nonprofit event fundraising experience required
  • Experience specific to independent work with donors, companies and service organizations.
  • Experience working with corporate executives, employee relations teams and high level volunteers from remote locations
  • Experience engaging and inspiring others from a distance

Benefits:

  • No Barriers offers a generous and competitive salary and benefits package.

Work Environment:

  • This position must be able to travel independently and integrate into professional corporate environments. This position must be located in Fort Collins, CO or nearby community.

Physical activities:

  • Possible moving of boxes that contain program or other materials (not a requirement)

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

To Apply

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


No Barriers Warriors Intern

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

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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 https://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

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.