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18-24 year olds looking for a community and to learn something new.



Prodigy Coffeehouse: 3801 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205

(40th & Colorado Blvd)


Contact: Brady Grant

Director of Learning





Administrative Operations Manager


Negotiable; Starts at $25,000 for 0.5 FTE


20 hours per week


Flexible for the right candidate



Prodigy Ventures Inc is a network of social enterprises offering apprenticeship to low-income young adults who are not finding success in traditional work or school structures. In 2015, Prodigy’s founding team blended the best of instructional strategies and cognitive psychology to create a program that is now being explored as a national model. Our first enterprise, Prodigy Coffeehouse, opened July, 2016 in the Northeast Denver communities of Globeville-Elyria-Swansea. At Prodigy, young adults develop mindsets and skills not just for lifelong work as professionals in the new economy, but a basis to go beyond these walls and help Denver grow into a healthy, vibrant, equitable city. 


Prodigy’s impact goal is that apprentices secure meaningful, sustainable employment and experience economic mobility. Prodigy’s model draws inspiration from Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. We have trained about 200 young adults and hired over 50 apprentices in our first four years of operation. In 2022 we plan to open a second coffeehouse with a new Learning Lab.



As the organization scales, Prodigy is in need of a detail-oriented and self-driven organizational professional to support administrative and development activities. 


In partnership with the Executive Director, the Administrative Operations Manager will improve operational efficiencies for the nonprofit side of the social enterprise. This is a distinct set of operations from the coffeehouse which has its own operations manager. The Administrative Operations Manager is responsible for efficiencies in the areas of data management, nonprofit communications, and fund development.


High-level training in fund development operations will be provided as needed. 



  • We are seeking a dynamic individual with experience in nonprofit administration. 

  • Open to a start-up, small team culture with changing priorities

  • Mindset & actions aligned with Prodigy DNA 

  • Self-reflective and exemplifies a growth mindset 

  • Self-directed agent of his/her own learning

  • Encourages and embraces productive conflict

  • Proactive and effective communicator across multiple groups

  • Takes responsibility and demonstrates high level of accountability

  • Radical collaborator



  • Improve efficiencies across all nonprofit administrative tasks

  • Support the activities of the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team

  • Project management of organization-wide efforts including assisting with projects related to opening a second coffeehouse

  • Improve and maintain program and donor data collection processes

  • Improve and maintain Mailchimp contact records and segmentation

  • Manage contractors related to nonprofit projects (graphic design, bookkeeping, etc)

  • Perform administrative, logistic, and communication functions for fundraising, marketing and community relations activities

  • Triage communication from donors, volunteers and the community

  • Manage coffeehouse space rental agreements and planning

  • Assist in creating and updating collateral and fundraising materials and publications

  • Assist with management of the website and social media

  • Provide leadership and support in planning and execution of special events

  • Perform data entry, updating, and monitoring donor files; create report; update development dashboard; maintain database skills through training and team meetings

  • Serve as the quarterback for the major gift and grant portfolio.

  • Assist with prospect development, donor touch points, proposal writing, and thanking donors.

  • Attend staff trainings, planning meetings, board meetings, and other gatherings as appropriate

  • Perform tasks as needed to support health of the organization



  • Minimum 3 years nonprofit administration

  • Ninja-level administrative skills

  • Solid problem-­solving & efficient decision-­making skills

  • Ability to investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format for the use of the leadership team

  • Ability to give and receive generative feedback

  • Experience with Google suite required

  • Experience with basic graphic design and page layout software (Pages, In Design, Illustrator, or similar) required

  • Experience in nonprofit development preferred

  • Experience with Mailchimp preferred

  • Experience with basic web design preferred

  • Experience with Salesforce preferred


Prodigy Ventures deeply values the diverse perspectives of all of its staff and participants and believes that our apprentices’ experience and organization are most fruitful when all voices are heard and valued. As we look to build our team, we value the importance of reflecting the unique racial, socio-economic, life experiences, and backgrounds that our students bring.


Some evening and weekend hours required.


To apply, email in 500 words or less an answer to the question: What is your administrative superpower? Please also attach a resume and cover letter. Send to Co-Founder, Hillary Frances, at


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