Join Our Team! | Director of Housing & Childcare Initiatives

August 29, 2023

The Story

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of a strategic initiative, B.O.L.D. 2026 (Big Opportunities For Leaders To Deliver), focused on improving persistent business challenges that include talent, housing, childcare, and the business environment. We are building a team of tenacious problem solvers who will work to ensure that our region is the strongest in the country by increasing collaboration, aligning performance measures, designing sustainable systems, and sharing best practices.

Your Day-to-Day

Develop and Strengthen Partnerships with Housing and Childcare Sectors:

  • Establish effective partnerships with key stakeholders in the housing and childcare industries to establish effective partnerships.
  • Identify collaboration opportunities and negotiate agreements to enhance housing and childcare outcomes.
  • Foster relationships that contribute to improved housing and childcare outcomes for employees.

Manage and Oversee Housing and Childcare Projects:

  • Lead planning, execution, and monitoring of housing and childcare projects. (Ie. Family Friendly Workplace Certification Program)
  • Coordinate internal and external project teams, set milestones, and manage resources.
  • Ensure timely delivery of results aligned with organizational goals.

Represent the Organization at External Housing and Childcare Convenings:

  • Serve as a prominent representative at external housing and childcare events.
  • Participate in conferences, meetings, and events showcasing the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s expertise and contributions to the improvement of outcomes.

Engage with Employers to Foster Collaboration:

  • Establish relationships with employers to address housing and childcare needs.
  • Develop solutions that promote workforce stability and well-being through the lens of childcare and housing.

Maintain and Update Data Dashboard Metrics:

  • Manage data dashboard metrics for housing and childcare initiatives.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data to track progress and measure impact.
  • Provide insights for strategic decision-making within the organization.

Must-Have Skills

  • Business development: Form and nurture long-term partnerships that lead to growth opportunities between organizations
  • Flexibility: Adjust to short-term change quickly and calmly, so that you can deal with unexpected problems or tasks effectively
  • Customer service: Maintain a high level of engagement, empathy, problem-solving, and communication with internal and external partners
  • Project/process management: Manage priorities, processes, contracts, timelines, and task deliverables across a variety of overlapping projects
  • Interact well with others from a diverse set of backgrounds: Uphold the Arvada Chamber Inclusion purpose: “Belonging is at the heart of our core values and work at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. By creating an inclusive environment we will empower new perspectives, solutions, and opportunities for our local economy and serve our mission as a champion for advancing ALL businesses and employees in Arvada.”
  • Public speaking and presentation: Excellent written, phone, and verbal communication abilities that command audience respect
  • Knowledge of local and regional housing and childcare systems: Understanding of the regional housing and childcare landscape, as well as the key regional partners and factors that impact Jefferson and Adams Counties economies
  • Data collection and interpretation: Understanding of economic, workforce, and demographic data collection; and a strong ability to collect, interpret and tell a meaningful story using the data
  • Technological proficiency: Comfort with technology including Google suite, basic social media and contact management

The Environment

The Arvada Chamber team is dynamic and committed to the success of our organization and community. While team members are given flexibility – they are held accountable to performance measurements to ensure objectives are achieved. Early mornings and occasional evening meetings are a part of our work and all team members are asked to attend as appropriate. Applicants must be able to travel efficiently to off-site meeting locations throughout the region. The Chamber team embraces our team values and will be seeking candidates who are willing to commit to the culture we have built.

Perks of the Job

  • Salary $70,000/year
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • 3% match on IRA
  • Unlimited paid time off within guidelines of organizational policy
  • Flexible work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Regular team building

Ready to apply?

Submit your cover letter and resume by September 8, 2023 at 5 pm via email to No phone calls, please. We’re an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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