Assistant Director of Programming, DU Prison Arts Initiative

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Events, Community Engagement, Admin / Executive / Office Support
Division: Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

The University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) promotes access to high-quality therapeutic arts programs to incarcerated people in Colorado with the goal of empowering individuals to improve the quality of their lives and prepare to make positive changes in their communities upon release. DU PAI sees this work as part of DUs commitment to be "a great private university dedicated to the public good.” DU PAI's mission is to provide therapeutic, educational creative arts programming to incarcerated men and women.

Position Summary

In collaboration with DU PAI Executive Director, the DU PAI Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing all DU PAI programming. This role will be responsible for developing and implementing new programming as well as the creation of multi-modality arts-based program proposals. The Assistant Director will develop and adopt a system (database and/or client management system) for tracking all stakeholders for DU PAI, including but not limited to: donors, volunteers, affiliate faculty and contract workers, formerly incarcerated participants, current participants, corrections staff, DU contact, and former employees. This role will also work in close collaboration with the Development and Communications Manager and Executive Director to support community relationships and outreach as well as identify community prospects and develop strategic partnerships for building awareness of DU PAI. The Assistant Director is expected to attend staff/program meetings, advisory board meetings and DU PAI retreats, maintain DU PAI and CDOC training and direct/contribute creatively and administratively on other DU PAI creative projects if needed.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Establish and maintain community partnerships and projects
  • Oversee office maintenance and communication
  • Manage project-specific budgets

Required Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a resident of Colorado
  • Bachelor's degree OR equivalent, relevant experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Impeccable and exacting organizational skills and attention to detail

Work Schedule

Part-Time, 5 hours per week

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 29, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Rate

The hourly rate for the position is $30.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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