Join the Academy Team

Mark Babcock, center, teaches Zack Andress, left, and Aaron Tinoco, right, at the Colorado Homebuilding Academy during the Wolverine Project Bootstrap event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Denver. (Barry Gutierrez/AP Images for Wolverine)

Academy Director

The mission of the Colorado Homebuilding Academy is to create a hands-on homebuilding experience to secondary and post-secondary students which will enrich and expand Denver’s skilled homebuilding workforce. The position is full-time, exempt.

The Position

The Director provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Academy, forges deep, collaborative relationships with community partners, ensures financial stability, and implements innovative experiential educational strategies which create a pipeline of skilled labor into the local industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and supervise the overall operations and activities of the Academy.
  • Work with the Advisory Board to develop long-term solutions for the skilled labor shortage in the homebuilding industry.
  • Oversee, manage and direct instructors, partners, internal staff and/or consultants.
  • Review, negotiate and approve contracts and purchases.
  • Work with financial staff, prepare and/or approve the annual budget, and accept final authority for finance, accounting, and financial reporting for the organization.
  • Manage outreach, marketing and branding for the Academy.
  • Schedule classes to optimize the instructional space and student outcomes.
  • Grant writing and fundraising.
  • Special projects as needed.
  • Maintains compliance with all company policies and procedures.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Proven track record in management.
  • Ten years of professional experience in the homebuilding industry is desired.
  • Experience in workforce development programs.
  • Experience with secondary and post-secondary education.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred, in business, construction management non-profit management or education.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders in diverse communities.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.

How to Apply
Please email a resume to Emails without resumes attached will not be accepted.

Part Time Construction Instructor – Evenings

Colorado Homebuilding Academy is a local nonprofit that teaches basic construction skills to adults looking to find a career in the industry. Our 8 week program is designed to get them the necessary safety, tool and material, math, print reading and building process knowledge to successfully procure employment in the trades. We take a hands-on approach by putting the tools in their hands to gain those skills through exercises and builds. In the last two weeks of our program students choose a trade to focus on, in either: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, or Concrete. And we also cover resume writing which they will utilize at our job fair conducted just for them at graduation! 95% of the time we are able to provide the course, a set of tools, OSHA 10 certification, and a cash incentive, all at no cost to the student.

We are looking for part time instructors to assist our trainers in transferring all this knowledge to a diverse and enthusiastic classroom. One class runs Monday and Wednesdays, the other runs Tuesday and Thursdays and both are from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. From one day a week to four days a week, we are looking for help on all class days.

  • Must have 5+ years of experience in the industry.
  • A background check will be conducted though will not immediately exclude applicants.
  • Must pass a drug test. EOE.

Looking to give back?✓ Pass down your knowledge?✓ Be social in a fun construction environment?✓ Join us as we help individuals gain a path to meaningful employment!

How to Apply
Please email a resume to along with a short description of your background and why you are interested. List “Part Time Instructor Job” in the email subject line.