The Coalition employs more than 400 full- and part-time staff in over 30 programs with one purpose: to end homelessness in Colorado.
The Coalition provides a rich, rewarding environment to staff at all levels, offering a variety of opportunities for professional challenge and achievement. Our leadership promotes staff development and strongly encourages open dialogue to continually enhance services to our consumers. We believe our culturally diverse workforce promotes innovative thinking and approaches to our work.
Job vacancies exist for experienced professionals, as well as for recent graduates and those interested in starting a career in social services. In addition to the positive impact our employees have in the communities we serve, we proudly provide an exceptional benefits package.
The City and County of Denver is the largest city and the capital of Colorado. Denver is a consolidated city and county located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 miles east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
As of 2006, Denver had over 200 parks, from small mini-parks all over the city to the giant 314 acres City Park. Denver also has 29 recreation centers providing places and programming for resident's recreation and relaxation. In its 2013 ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization, reported that Denver had the 17th best park system among the 50 most populous U.S. cities.
The League of American Bicyclists has rated Colorado as the second most bicycle-friendly state in the nation. This is due in large part to Front Range cities like Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver placing an emphasis on legislation, programs and infrastructure developments that promote cycling as a mode of transportation. Walkscore has rated Denver as the third most bicycle-friendly large city in the United States. Many Denver streets have bicycle lanes, and there are over 850 miles of paved, off-road, bike paths in Denver parks and along bodies of water, like Cherry Creek and the South Platte.
Denver Public Schools is the public school system in Denver. It currently educates about 73,000 students in 73 elementary schools, 15 K-8 schools, 17 middle schools, 14 high schools, and 19 charter schools. The district boundaries are coextensive with the city limits. The Cherry Creek School District serves some areas with Denver postal addresses that are outside the city limits.
Denver is home to many nationally recognized museums, including a new wing for the Denver Art Museum by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the second largest Performing Arts Center in the nation after Lincoln Center in New York City and bustling neighborhoods such as LoDo, filled with art galleries, restaurants, bars, and clubs. That is part of the reason why Denver was recently recognized for the third year in a row as the best city for singles.
Because of its proximity to the mountains, and generally sunny weather, Denver has gained a reputation as being a very active, outdoor oriented city. Many Denver residents spend the weekends in the mountains; either skiing in the winter or hiking, climbing, kayaking and camping in the summer.
Denver and the surrounding cities of the Front Range are home to a large number of local and national breweries. Many restaurants in the region have on-site breweries, and some of the larger brewers, including Coors and the New Belgium Brewing Company, offer tours. The city also welcomes visitors from around the world when it hosts the annual Great American Beer Festival each fall.
Denver is home to a variety of sports teams and is one of the U.S. cities with teams from four major sports. The Denver Broncos of the National Football League, have drawn crowds of over 70,000 since their American Football League origins in the early 1960s. The Colorado Rockies are a part of the NL of Major League Baseball. Denver is also home to the Colorado Avalanche, a National Hockey League team that relocated from Quebec City in 1995. The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association also play at the Pepsi Center.