Program Associate

 Location: Boulder, CO

About Greenhouse Scholars
Greenhouse Scholars is a diverse community of leaders working together to create positive, generational change in low-income communities by creating the ability for people of all backgrounds to live the life of their choosing. Our vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. Our values are leadership, community, relentlessness, and accountability. We are a non-profit that operates more like a for-profit. We are change agents who are bold and innovative, optimistic and engaging, gritty and accountable, and builders of relationships and community. We are 15 years into proving our model and are aggressively growing our organization and impact. Our team is comprised of innovative, entrepreneurial, and results-driven individuals who work collaboratively with our community to achieve our goals. We are seeking a high-performing candidate to join us.

About this role
The Program Associate is responsible for developing, managing, and delivering world-class components to our Greenhouse Scholars as part of our Whole Person College Program. Program Associates are the nexus between our Scholars and our supportive community of mentors, professional networking contacts, Summer Symposium speakers, school administrators, and more.

This position is in our Boulder, Colorado office and is not virtual or remote.

What your day-to-day might look like
Design a skills module with a corporate partner that helps college students better understand the opportunities in the financial sector. Gather feedback from Scholars through a bi-annual survey, carefully noting what to take to your next phone calls with the Scholars that you work with directly. Meet with a Scholar to provide one-on-one coaching, support, and guidance through a particularly challenging phase of their sophomore year. Craft an outreach effort to attract renowned speakers to the next Summer Symposium. Join a meeting with education leaders in Chicago to inform the development of a statewide scholarship support initiative. Along with an esteemed community advisor, work with the Class of 2025 Greenhouse Scholars to launch a project that supports a low-income high school in Atlanta, GA. Collaborate with internal teams to develop and launch an evolved mentor communication and training plan that meets the changing needs of our Scholars.

This job might be for you if…
You enjoy developing relationships with all types of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. You understand the importance of purposeful communication and how it aids in building and maintaining strong relationships. Even if you deeply disagree with a person, you can still find a way to bridge worldviews to drive positive action. You choose positivity and a solutions-oriented approach when faced with any challenge. You’re a problem solver— unafraid to go at a problem in a new way, ask tough questions, or implement a new solution that hasn’t yet been tried. You are accountable for your work, decisions, and actions and respectfully call others to accountability when needed. You inspire others through your authentic and informed communication style. You possess careful attention to detail and are adept at project management, knowing when to take the ball and run with it and when to stop for a team huddle.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop trust, confidence, and a strong rapport with Scholars, volunteers, and other community members to ensure they feel personally supported, informed, appreciated, and engaged.
  • Flawlessly execute and manage several of our Whole Person program components.
  • Track, analyze, and communicate results via compelling reports and storytelling.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • An unrelenting positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and follow up skills
  • A collaborative mindset and approach
  • An efficient and organized approach to managing projects
  • Experience using programs such as Salesforce, PowerPoint, Excel, and MailChimp
  • 7-10 years of work experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is mandatory


$50,000 – $80,000


In addition to being part of a motivated and accomplished team, Greenhouse Scholars offers:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Bereavement for immediate family
  • 401(k) with company match

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