Development Officer

Website Mirror Image Arts


Mirror Image Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2008. Our passion and purpose is to DISRUPT the school to prison pipeline by Delivering Impactful Strategic Results Utilizing Participatory Theatre. We work for and with young people (ages 7-21) across Metro Denver. The majority of youth we work with are considered “at-risk” due to socioeconomic challenges, and many are dealing with the effects of complex trauma due to violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. While our primary pursuit is supporting and empowering young people, we recognize we must also support the environments in which they spend much of their time. Therefore, we work in deep partnerships with like-minded leaders inside schools and juvenile justice centers to ensure punitive practices are decreased while positive youth development, restorative justice, and trauma-informed care practices are increased.

Our priorities can be seen through our programs and practices:

  • We employ Trusted Adults who are specifically trained to use theatre, trauma informed care, and culturally responsive teaching practices to help young people find their value and potential through Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).
  • We have 3 distinct programs – Your Voice (Theatre in Education), Restorative Theatre (Theatre in the Youth Legal System), and Rehearsal for Reality (Theatre for Professional Development). Specifics about our programs can be found here.

ABOUT THE POSITION We are seeking a part-time Development Officer. The Development Officer will report to our Executive Director of Operations.

The Development Officer is responsible for developing and executing fundraising initiatives and programs to help achieve our organization’s overall mission and goals. This position works  with the Executive Director of Operations and Fundraising/Campaign Committee in the execution of annual fundraising plans, including campaigns, events, donor research and cultivation, database management, corporate giving research and solicitation. The Development Officer ensures that the organization’s development efforts are successful and that donor support is maximized.

The person who joins Mirror Image Arts needs to wholeheartedly believe every young person is an asset to our community, deserves a clean slate and that their choices do not define who they are.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Courage, Curiosity, Empathy, and Compassion.
  • A Community-centric mindset.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Dedication to social-emotional learning.
  • Motivation and entrepreneurial drive.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
  • Fabulous communication skills (written, verbal, and phone).
  • Root cause analysis skills with a solutions-focus.
  • Willingness to learn and grow.
  • Passion for young people, the arts and social change.
  • Personal experience navigating identity and privilege.

At Mirror Image Arts, we understand that we each have a different journey toward identifying and cultivating our unique gifts. We value culture fit and experience over degrees and accreditations. Tell us your story, demonstrate your accomplishments. We identify as practitioners. We learn through experience and by taking risks. We know failure, and we celebrate and empower the ability to come back stronger. We also consider it our responsibility to help equip you to move forward on your career path, and we offer professional development opportunities so you can achieve the growth you seek.


This part-time position starts at $31,200/year.
Benefits include: 
_Mileage reimbursement;
_We offer and encourage ongoing training opportunities, a casual dress code, and work-from-home options.
_This is primarily a M-F job with occasional night and weekend availability needed.

Mirror Image Arts office is located on the Simpson United Methodist Church campus located in Arvada. This position is predominantly home/office based and will sometimes visit programs in the field to keep informed of our work. It would be very helpful for the Development Officer to have reliable internet connection in their home. If you do not, but you believe you’re the right person for the job, you should apply anyway. We can work on it together. Mirror Image Arts will also supply a work laptop.


You will meaningfully contribute to the successful growth and sustainability of a radical grassroots nonprofit organization. We define radical as: rad•i•cal – Relating to or advocating fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions.

We are working hard to make the world a better place—a place where systemic oppression is addressed; where people (especially young people) feel valued, seen and heard; and where mental health and social-emotional wellbeing are at the center of conversations for social change.

  • You’ll be instrumental in affecting our progress.
  • You will participate in an intentional work culture that promotes curiosity, freedom to fail, active listening, empathy, perspective-taking, responsible decision-making, and compassionate action.
  • You will work hard and stretch your capacity, but you will feel purposeful and proud, knowing that your efforts make a difference to real people in our local community.
  • You will feel a part of the larger picture. Our work culture is transparent, hope-fueled, and person-centered.


These values and practices are the cornerstones of our organizational culture.


Throughout our Theatre and our Organization, we…

  • Listen deeply and come from a place of curiosity.
  • Seek to understand humanity by investigating intrinsic motivation and root cause.
  • Amplify the voices of the oppressed.
  • Create physical and emotional environments that inspire dialogue.
  • Provide the “freedom to fail” – to make a bold choice, revise, and come back stronger.
  • Collaborate with artists and non-arts organizations.
  • Reflect both the beauty and the complexity of society to open minds and hearts.
  • Develop a physical, visual, and emotional memory to support intellectual concepts.


If you are thinking this is a culture for you please apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter introducing yourself to our team to In the body of your letter, please give concrete examples of how your work history and/or life experiences have equipped you to fulfill the requirements of this position. Also, tell us about your connection to young people, the arts, and social change.

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