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The Marion Downs Center currently has the following job opportunities available.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining our team

 

Director of Resource Development and Communications

 

Job Description: 

Effective human communication is the essence of connecting to other people and is essential to optimal heath and quality-of-life.  The Marion Downs Center ("MDC") provides culturally sensitive services, resources, education, and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or who have communication challenges, their families, and the professionals who serve them.  All MDC activities value individual and family choice in communication and use of technology, and serve all ages with broad diverse backgrounds.

The MDC has a long-standing presence in the community and began as the Denver League of Hard-of-Hearing almost 100 years ago.  The MDC operates as a nonprofit "Center of Excellence", developing and providing hearing, speech, and language services and programs to the Colorado community.

The MDC provides unparalleled access to all individuals and families in the region who can benefit from our services and education.  Therefore, we are seeking a mission driven full-time Director of Resource Development and Communicationsto provide leadership, vision, strategic initiative, skill, and organization to all aspects of development and communications. 

Position Summary:  With the President and CEO of the Marion Downs Center the Director will forge and maintain new and existing relationships to build visibility, impact, and financial resources for the Marion Downs Center.  The Director has primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to raise contributed revenue goals each year.  The Director will manage relationships with funders, diversify and expand MDC’s donor base, and support board members to take on active fundraising roles.  The director will implement MDC’s communications plan and have oversight communications activities.  

 

Position Accountabilities:

  • Support and partner with the President and CEO of the Marion Downs Center and board members on all fundraising initiatives.
  • Actively work with the President and CEO to create, implement and improve MDC’s comprehensive development strategy, including corporate partnerships, foundation grants, the annual Celebrating the Legacy Awards Gala, annual appeals and special events.
  • Represent MDC, its mission and values with credibility and passion
  • Increase revenue related to short and long-term growth of the MDC
  • Cultivate and manage new corporate sponsorship opportunities for programs and events
  • Coordinate the writing of all grant proposals and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship management approach
  • Oversee monitoring of all donor information and use of Sales Force for donor contact management
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the fundraising, including monthly board reports
  • Oversee implementation of the strategic communications plan to advance the MDC’s brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
  • Serve as communications advisor to MDC program directors
  • Oversee development of MDC’s promotional and fundraising materials
  • Coordinate and oversee all MDC’s communications products and services including:  an annual report, monthly electronic newsletters, collateral material, and other print publications; social media and other online communications

 

Competencies: Highly organized with tremendous attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Strong project management skills, deadline-driven, a strategic thinker, and self-starter.  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, board members, external partners, contractors, and volunteers.  Self-motivated, outgoing, personable, and professional.  Willingness to pitch in on projects outside of normal job scope.  Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Four-year degree from an accredited college in the area of nonprofit management, communications, marketing, business administration or related discipline
  • Preferred Education: Graduate work in a related field
  • Preferred Experience: Five years’ experience in a development and communications role with demonstrated success in developing and implementing a long-range strategic development plan. Three years’ experience in leadership and supervision.

 

Compensation/Benefits

Salary dependent on experience with competative benefits.

 

How To Apply

Email all information to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (Word or PDF)

  1. Provide a cover letter summarizing your interest, your fit with our mission, qualifications, and compensation requirements
  2. Include your resume with relevant experience
  3. Provide three professional references with contact information

 

Link to position 

 

 

Program Support Assistant

 

Job Description

Effective human communication is the essence of connecting to other people and is essential to optimal heath and quality-of-life. The Marion Downs Center ("MDC") provides culturally sensitive services, resources, education, and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or who have communication challenges, their families, and the professionals who serve them. All MDC activities value individual and family choice in communication and use of technology, striving to optimize the quality of life for all that it serves.

The MDC has a long-standing presence in the community and began as the Denver League of Hard-of-Hearing almost 100 years ago. The MDC operates as a nonprofit "Center of Excellence", developing and providing hearing, speech and language services and programs to the Colorado community. The MDC values individuals who have a personal connection to the mission.

Position Summary:

The Program Support Assistant position provides administrative support through planning, coordinating, and implementing activities and processes for administrative and program functions. Reports directly to the MDC President/CEO and provides project management and support to Department Program Directors as assigned.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Delivers successful service to internal and external customers by implementing exceptional customer service that demonstrates dedication to the mission, vision, and values of the MDC
  • Independently manages and coordinates all phases of projects including scheduling, ordering, communication, and data management and integration.
  • Organizes programs, events, meetings or classes by arranging facilities, communication, and budget.
  • Provides project management responsibilities including maintenance of program Policies and Procedures, program descriptions, program data and reporting.
  • Composes written and verbal communications (i.e. letters, memos, reports, spreadsheets and presentations) 
  • Organizing files and maintaining electronic and paper records

Competencies and Skills: Critical thinking and problem solving; data management and analysis customer service; detail orientated; uses time efficiently handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; problem-solving, confidential, advanced level competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook); excellent verbal and written skills

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree

This job is posted as part-time but outstanding applicants interested in 30-40 hours/week should apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Link to apply

 

 

Clinical Audiologist

 

Job Description: 

Effective human communication is the essence of connecting to other people and is essential to optimal heath and quality-of-life.  The Marion Downs Center ("MDC") provides culturally sensitive services, resources, education, and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or who have communication challenges, their families, and the professionals who serve them.  All MDC activities value individual and family choice in communication and use of technology, and serve all ages with broad diverse backgrounds.

The MDC has a long-standing presence in the community and began as the Denver League of Hard-of-Hearing almost 100 years ago.  The MDC operates as a nonprofit "Center of Excellence", developing and providing hearing, speech, and language services and programs to the Colorado community.  The rewards of providing services in a community based non-profit environment are immense and extend far beyond a paycheck with benefits.

Position Summary:  

The MDC is seeking a part-time or full-time audiologist to provide clinical, hearing aid dispensing and cochlear implant services.  The ideal candidate must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in Colorado have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience.  Responsibilities include coordination of various audiology activities as well as the performance of clinical services. 

 

Position Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify, access, diagnosis and manage disorders of human hearing including behavioral and objective measures
  • Counsel patients about hearing health and the possible need for treatment/management
  • Assess the candidacy of persons with hearing loss for hearing aids and cochlear implants and provide selection, fitting, and programming services
  • Recommend and provide audiologic rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcomes 
  • Perform assessment and nonmedical management of tinnitus
  • Counsel and educate patients and families/caregivers on the psychosocial adjustments of hearing loss
  • Supervise audiology assistants who provide support functions to the practice of audiology

 

Competencies: Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, counseling and problem solving.  Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  The ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

State of Colorado Audiology license

3-5 year of experience preferred

Cochlear implant experience preferred

 

Compensation/Benefits

Salary dependent on experience with competitive benefits.

How To Apply:

Email all information to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (Word or PDF)

  1. Provide a cover letter summarizing your interest, your fit with our mission, qualifications, and compensation requirements
  2. Include your resume with relevant experience
  3. Provide three professional references with contact information