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Associate Coach

Full Time | Denver, CO

What is the Role of an Associate Coach?

Associate Coaches enhance the value that For Impact delivers for our clients. They extend the capacity and effectiveness of our coaching team, working alongside our lead coaches as partners. They are both client-facing – assisting our lead coaches – and behind-the-scenes project coordinators, becoming go-to people for our clients and our team. 

By playing this role, shadowing lead coaches, and participating in extensive training and development, they become awesome coaches themselves and hopefully will go on to become senior coaches at For Impact!


What is the Ideal Profile of an Associate Coach?

We are building a cadre of Associate Coaches that is diverse in every way: in the world’s cultures, experiences, professional backgrounds, and perspectives. Associate Coaches have these things in common:

  • They have a passion to change the world.
  • They are great communicators in writing and speaking. (Writing will be tested in the interview process.)
  • They have an affinity for coaching and possess the fundamental skills to be a good coach:
    • A deep desire to help others be even more successful.
    • An ability to lead and motivate others.
  • They are:
    • Nimble, but organized and thoughtful.
    • Disciplined, but fun.
    • Energetic, but focused.
    • Results-driven, but process-oriented.
  • They are rooted in compassion, empathy, and intuition.
  • They love to learn at the highest level of the field and are just plain curious. They are looking for a “graduate-level experience.” They might even be in graduate school! 


What are the responsibilities of an Associate Coach?

An Associate Coach will receive comprehensive training and mentorship in order to fulfill these roles and responsibilities:


  • Managing a portfolio of prospects for various fundraising campaigns in coordination with lead coaches and clients.
  • In some cases, joining on prospect visits with clients and ‘making asks’ of philanthropists (mostly individuals and foundations) to secure funding for client campaigns.

Assistant Client Manager

  • Supporting lead coaches in the following areas:
    • Client communications
    • Fundraising analysis and strategy
    • Prospect research
    • Project planning/management

Project Coordinator

  • Playing a lead role in the success of both complex fundraising projects for clients as well as internal FI projects. This can include:
    • Scheduling/coordinating
    • Communications
    • Preparing and setting agendas
    • Leading meetings
    • Aligning groups through predisposition and follow-up


  • Providing training around the fundraising process to development professionals from client organizations.
  • Assisting with For Impact workshops/custom training sessions.
  • Coordinating internal training sessions.

A detailed job description is available upon request.


What are the qualifications and skills required or preferred for the job?

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred. We love the liberal arts. Graduate degree (completed or underway), or a similar experience like national/international service, is great!

Experience: Our ideal candidates have two to five years of post-college experience. While we will be training around these skills, a background in one or more of these areas can be helpful for successful candidates:

  • Messaging/Communications (experience in synthesizing and simplifying concepts). Also, writing skills are incredibly important.
  • Sales (or at least a baseline understanding of sales principles and processes).
  • Project management/coordination.
  • Other experience(s) in the nonprofit sector.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Passion to do the hard work it takes to take on big social problems. The end of poverty and hunger. Abolishing the death penalty in the U.S. Fair and humane immigration. That’s how we – and our clients – think.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills, specifically an ability to synthesize and simplify complex ideas, both in speaking and in writing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to focus and also juggle multiple balls.
  • Strong record of leadership in a professional or extracurricular setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization.
  • Willingness to travel.


Where is this job located?

We have two associate coaches at our Columbus, Ohio, headquarters and would really like to find one here in Colorado. Our main office outside of Columbus is located in RiNo (north Denver). This person wouldn’t have to be in the office everyday, but would be asked to ideally have a weekly presence there. Otherwise, much of our work is either virtual, or we travel to it, mostly out of DIA (with some being local in Colorado).


What is the compensation package for this job?

The firm starting salary for these positions is $44,000 to $50,000. In addition, we offer a full array of benefits, including comprehensive health care and a 401(k). We are generous to our team – the core of our business – and at the same time we keep our costs to the client lean in order to provide the broadest possible range of access to our services… For Impact!



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