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Why Does Chill Exist?

Chill exists to ensure youth have the skills and experiences to become mindful, independent, and resilient individuals who are able to take on new challenges and welcome growth opportunities; to bridge the boardsport and outdoor opportunity gaps and foster a sense of belonging within a cool, authentic, and alternative culture; and to create inclusive space and meaningful experiences for all youth, while being mindful of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and other intersecting identities.

How Does Chill Achieve This?

Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with board sport lessons. Chill’s six core values provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through on-board progression and adult mentorship. Chill strives to remove barriers to accessing boardsports by providing participants with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone – both on and off their board.

Current Openings

The Breakdown:

The Senior Director of Development role at Chill presents an exciting opportunity for a passionate development leader to join a dynamic nonprofit and help fuel a new level of growth reflecting additional strategic priorities. You will work closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors, and lead the team responsible for raising Chill’s current $3M annual fundraising goal. You will drive the creation and execution of a multi-year fundraising strategy that will result in significant and sustained growth. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will help shape organizational strategy and engage in thought leadership, including the advancement of Chill’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals. Please note that while experience with boardsports is a plus, it is not a requirement for this position; qualified candidates with a curiosity to learn about sports new to them are also encouraged to apply.  


This position is year-round, salaried/exempt, 40 hours/week, starting immediately. Compensation will include an annualized salary dependent upon experience, and a generous benefits package. Candidates must live in the United States and are required to live in the Northeast, Denver and the greater Denver area, or the West Coast.

Benefits package includes health insurance (medical, dental and vision), company paid life insurance, flex spending, company paid short- and long-term disability insurance, parental benefits, access to an employee assistance program, 401k plan with Burton match, and paid-time-off. Other perks include a discounted season pass, product discounts, free demo equipment, ride days, a casual work environment and more. 


What You Get to Do:

Leadership & Strategic Management

  • Oversee all aspects of Chill’s Development function in pursuit of $3M annual fundraising goal, and significantly larger goals in future years.
  • Create multi-year development strategy and oversee execution of annual plans resulting in significant, sustained growth in revenue across all funding categories, including major donors, individuals, corporations, foundations, government, and events.
  • Lead team of 5 and directly manage 3 (Senior Director of Individual and Foundation Giving, Events Manager, and Development Database Manager) including hiring, training, coaching, inspiring, developing, evaluating and retaining a fully remote staff across multiple time zones.
  • Oversee launch and growth of fundraising activities to support Chill programs in Europe, to be led by Europe-based staff.
  • Collaborate closely with Chill Board of Directors, and Development Committee, to maximize Board’s engagement in fundraising; work with Board members to identify and connect with new donors.
  • Refine key performance metrics and work with Development Database Manager to produce regular reports for CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Provide organizational leadership and shape organizational strategy and as a member of Chill’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Lead the Development team’s pursuit of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals.


Major Gifts

  • In partnership with the Senior Director of Individual and Foundation Giving, support the creation of a strategy to expand Chill’s major gifts portfolio and increase giving levels by engaging new and existing donors, with a focus on five- and six-figure commitments.
  • Manage a select portfolio of donors and prospects including regular face-to-face solicitations and other direct engagement; support the CEO’s engagement with high profile donors.
  • In collaboration with Senior Director of Individual and Foundation Giving, envision, launch and lead a capital campaign to fund the expansion of Chill Evolution.
  • Support efforts of the Senior Director of Individual and Foundation Giving to launch a planned giving program.


Institutional Funders & Events

  • Seek out and spearhead strategic partnerships with new institutional funder prospects, with a focus on securing multi-year commitments.
  • Support the efforts of the Senior Director of Individual and Foundation Giving, the Grants Manager and the Events Manager to secure funding from Foundation, Corporate and Government funders.
  • Ensure the success of fundraising events throughout the year, led by Events Manager and Events Coordinator.


What You'll Bring to the Team: 

The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial drive, growth mindset, and passion for the mission of the Chill Foundation. They will bring a global perspective and a demonstrated ability to lead a fundraising team capable of producing significant sustained growth.


Specific requirements include:

  • 8+ years of nonprofit development experience with progressive levels of responsibility, including broad knowledge of all functional areas of fundraising (major, planned, and annual giving; corporate and foundation giving; government contracts; stewardship; operations) and leadership in a major capital campaign; applicable private sector experience is welcome as a complement to nonprofit fundraising experience.
  • Proven track record leading fundraising function for a growth-oriented nonprofit, meeting ambitious fundraising goals from a wide variety of sources, and closing five- and six-figure gifts. Global nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Experience creating and executing multi-year development strategies, resulting in significant sustained growth of fundraised dollars.
  • Exceptional management skills and successful experience building and leading a high performing fundraising team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the development function.
  • Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation ($10,000+). Highly motivated and eager to connect with new and existing donors on a personal level and to solicit gifts.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with an ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Exceptional program administration and management skills, including partnership cultivation, budget development/management, data sourcing/analysis, stakeholder communications, and mastery of CRM. Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Unquestionable ethics, integrity, transparency, and accountability in all actions.
  • Snowboard, skateboard, surf, and/or stand-up paddleboard experience or a willingness to learn a plus.


Additional requirements:

  • Work in a remote setting with 95% of time when not traveling in front of a computer.
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.
  • Travel:
    • This position is projected to require travel at least 12 times a year with multi-day overnights.
    • Must have a current US passport and current driver’s license.
    • Must have the ability to travel internationally.
    • Must adhere to all country, regional and city travel guidelines that may at this time or in the future require Covid-19 testing and quarantining.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required. All duties are subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above description is not considered a contract between the employee and the employer and does not change the at-will status of employees.


What's Next:

Click the link below to head to the job listing at From there, upload your resume and cover letter in one document to apply for this position. A cover letter is required for your application. 



The Breakdown:

As the Denver Program Coordinator, you will be the face of Chill in your city and will immediately begin building relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve Chill's mission of inspiring youth to overcome challenges through boardsports. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a remote, year round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning snowboard, skateboard, stand-up paddle board, and river surf programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's remote program management team in North America.

This position is year round, full time, hourly/non-exempt, 40 hours/week, $42,000-$44,000 annually, with benefits, starting in July/August. Benefits package includes health insurance (medical, dental and vision), life insurance (company paid), flex spending, short and long term disability insurance (company paid), great parental benefits, 401k plan with company match, and paid-time-off. Other perks include a discounted season pass, product discounts, free demo equipment, ride days, casual work environment, and many more...


What You Get to Do:

  • Program Facilitation (50%)
    • Coordinate all aspects of program management including:
      • agency recruitment
      • agency application, acceptance, and onboarding process
      • volunteer/mentor recruitment and onboarding
      • independent contractor recruitment and onboarding
      • communicating effectively with program partners during program sessions (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.)
    • Facilitate Chill’s experiential learning, core value-driven curriculum for varying group sizes, typically 15-45 youth per program, including creation of daily program plans, activities, and debriefs
    • Organize and maintain all program paperwork and data submissions
    • Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each program
    • Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
    • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant evaluation processes
    • Safely adhere to Chill’s COVID-19 Guidelines at all times
    • Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community
  • Gear Management (15%)
    • Manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including:
      • seasonal cleaning and inventorying of all gear
      • seasonal ordering of new/replacement gear from Chill HQ
      • seasonal moving of snow gear in personal or rental vehicle to and from gear space/gear storage
      • seasonal – and weekly during program - moving of skate gear in personal or rental vehicle to and from gear storage/program site
    • Gear includes:
      • 60+ sets of snow outerwear (and boards, boots, bindings at select sites)
      • 20+ sets of skateboard equipment and safety gear
  • Community Engagement (30%)
    • Sustain and grow relationships with existing agencies in order to increase impact locally, deepen community/agency relations, and identify new and sustainable opportunities for partnering
    • Conduct outreach for new agencies for broader partnership/collaborative opportunities, with a focus on eliminating barriers to participation
    • Build partnerships with agencies, program mentors, and independent contractors through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with Chill’s anti-racism and anti-oppression commitments to ensure that programs are actively engaged in intersectional, anti-racism and anti-oppression work
    • Conduct community engagement initiatives that support ongoing connection, growth and collaboration (ie. attending community events to promote Chill, hosting appreciation events, Chill Open Houses, etc.)
    • Build partnerships with local vendors to support healthy snacks for program (ie. Farmers Markets, Local grocery stores, etc.)
    • Meet with Chill Reps (all-star volunteers) monthly to maximize support and community connection
  • Marketing and Development (5%)
    • Contribute marketing content to Chill’s Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and testimonials
    • Contribute program write-ups for grant applications and reports, and connect local donors/sponsors with Chill’s Development team


What you'll bring to the team:

  • Work Ethic/Organization
    • Organized and self-motivated
    • Experience working independently, managing time efficiently, and setting own schedule
    • Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and prioritize to meet goals and objectives
  • Location/Boardsports
    • Currently lives in the city of hire or has lived experience in that community
    • Ability to gain introductory boardsport skills with basic understanding of equipment maintenance (Chill will provide instruction/equipment for learning new skills/sports, basic equipment training, and progression opportunities for sport specific certifications)
  • Youth Experience
    • 1+ years of professional experience working with youth in various settings
    • Experience working with youth in at least 2 different settings (ie. youth agency, probationary programs, rehab facilities, schools, outdoor education, experiential education, etc.)
    • Experience working with youth of diverse identities and backgrounds
    • Experience managing and leading groups of at least 20 youth
  • Certification/Education
    • Relevant education, training, or experience in social work, psychology, education, recreation, adventure learning, youth program facilitation or similar field
    • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (Chill will cover this cost)
  • Logistics/Communication
    • Experience recruiting, managing, or leading adults, volunteers and external partners
    • Strong communication skills and be able to provide examples of professional communication
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for commuting to program/transporting gear (some exceptions may apply)
    • Ability to use personal cell phone for work related tasks
  • Physical Demands/Essential Job Functions
    • Working nights and/or weekends during program facilitation (time/day of week dependent on program site and sport)
    • Riding and facilitating programming on a moving bus
    • Working outdoors in all seasons/weather conditions
    • Moving program gear/equipment weighing up to 50lbs (up to 160lbs for mobile skate park equipment) and transporting it between storage space and program site


Chill is committed to building an inclusive team, and strongly encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. We will prioritize filling this position with qualified candidates who reflect our youth through lived experience as someone from a marginalized community or with diverse and intersecting identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and other intersecting identities.


How to Apply:

Click the link below to head to the job listing at From there, please submit an application with resume and cover letter on why you want to work for Chill.



Chill is committed to building an inclusive team, and strongly encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. We will prioritize filling this position with qualified candidates who reflect our youth through lived experience as someone from a marginalized community or with diverse and intersecting identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and other identities.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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