Before you read another word, please google “Coors family.” Read every word of what you find including the wacky, conspiratorial stuff. Please also visit www.coorsfoundation.org. If names like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, and Adam Smith freak you out, or if you think terms like traditional American values, capitalism, free markets, and personal responsibility are obsolete, this job may not be a fit. Long story short, if you are hired, you will be working for a family proud of its conservative American values and a family foundation which seeks to nourish those values in the community through its charitable giving. The Foundation supports organizations which promote a limited role of government in society.
Program Officer Overview
Being a Program Officer is one of the best jobs in philanthropy. You will meet and evaluate a wide variety of nonprofit leaders both in Colorado and nationally while representing the Coors family. You will work alongside a dedicated team that is passionate about helping people help themselves. The most difficult part of the job is keeping up with the fast-paced nature of the office and finding a balance between your head (logic) and your heart (emotion).
Ideally, the Program Officer will be based in the Foundation’s Denver office. However, exceptionally strong candidates who need to work virtually from another location will be considered. A remote employee would travel regularly (approximately twice per month for the first six months and then once per month) to the Denver office, in addition to other required travel.
The Adolph Coors Foundation is most interested in finding a long-term team member. As such, the Foundation is willing to tailor the exact duties and responsibilities of this role for the right candidate. If you are intrigued by what you’re reading and passionate about the Foundation’s mission but don’t necessarily check off every box, we’d still like to hear from you.
The Program Officer will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all members of the staff and, when required, the Board of Trustees.