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Non-profit Fundraising and Communications Internship

The Juvenile Assessment Center is seeking one senior level/masters level student interested in the areas of non-profit fundraising and communications. Field of studies may include (but not limited to) Marketing, Business, English and/or Communication. This individual should be a motivated and responsible individual interested in gaining marketing, event management, fundraising and social media experience supporting a mission-driven nonprofit. Individuals must have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.

*Remote internship negotiable

Primary Responsibilities:

Digital Marketing – Develop direct email communications, manage digital ads, and maintain the organization’s website. Make recommendations for improvement of content, engagement strategy, and design.

Events Management – Assist in planning and executing special events as needed.

Communication & Content Creation – Develop copy, edit, proof and publish content, digital (i.e. website) and print, for various key stakeholder audiences.

Development – Provide support for on-going fundraising and development activities including, but not limited to, prospect research, grant writing support, and overall administrative support.

Other projects as needed.


Graduate student or experienced undergraduate in relevant field – marketing, nonprofit management, English, marketing and communications

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Self-motivated, good organizational skills, flexibility, collaborative skills, and able to multi-task and works well with people

Ability to work with a wide range of people and show sensitivity to individual differences

Ability to communicate in a professional manner with other staff members, volunteers, and clients

Enthusiasm for the mission of the Juvenile Assessment Center and the children and families we serve

Job Type: Internship


Email resume and letter of interest to Molli Barker, Executive Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf).

 Seeking Assessment Specialists for the Law Enforcement Program (LEP)

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Law Enforcement Program (LEP) intervenes and addresses factors contributing to concerning behavior; increasing aspects of a young person’s life that keep them at home and out of juvenile justice and human service systems.

As a LEP Assessment Specialist, you can expect to conduct the intake, assessment and release of youth transported by law enforcement to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility for behavior concerns or delinquency matters. Your daily activities include, but are not limited to, screening youth for immediate medical and behavioral health needs; assessing strengths, risks, and needs; creating case plans and coordinating release from the program; and performing follow up phone calls with families. Through the program’s contract with the 18th Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program, you will administer the Juvenile Detention Screening and Assessment Guide (JDSAG) and determine the most appropriate level of detention services for eligible youth. You will place electronic monitoring devices on youth eligible for home detention; coordinate with the Department of Human Services for shelter placements; complete bonds and promise to appear documents when necessary, and facilitate release to the Department of Youth Services. Your obligations as an Assessment Specialist also include database data entry, fingerprinting youth for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and creating detailed assessment reports for District, County, and Municipal courts.


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with community resources preferred
  • Training in motivational interviewing techniques preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices is a plus
  • Experience working within juvenile justice or related fields a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, human development, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.
  • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.


  • The Law Enforcement Program operates within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility in Centennial, Colorado.
  • This is a full time 40 hour position that may include day, evening, overnight, and/or weekend hours in an assigned schedule, as well as coverage for holiday shifts annually. Requires flexibility to attend monthly meetings and training as needed.


The starting salary for this position is $33,500. Overnight staff receive an annual differential of $2,520. Bilingual staff receive an annual stipend of $650. Staff are paid once a month.

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.


Email resume and letter of interest with ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST in the subject line to: Zach Abdelbaki, Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Deadline: Please have all resumes and cover letters emailed by Friday March 30, 2018.

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

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

updated 01/02/18


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