Colorado Nonprofit Association

Executive Director

Adeo Colorado is seeking an experienced and passionate Executive Director to lead our organization. We are passionate about our mission and creating an organizational culture that is supportive, inclusive, and welcoming for our employees and those we serve. We are a 501(C)3 organization serving adults living with the residual impact of brain injury. Since 2004, Stephens Farm @Adeo has been a place that 19 adults with brain injuries call home. The person-centered services they receive promote wellness, opportunities for connection and joy. Adeo is poised to expand its impact on the community in the next 18-24 months, when Hope Apartments @Adeo is available to serve 28 more individuals with brain injuries. 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for execution of Adeo’s mission and for oversight of staff and programs. They must be a strong advocate for the people Adeo serves and the staff who support them, ensuring residents receive high quality, person-centered support that promotes choice, autonomy and dignity in all aspects of their lives and staff receive the tools they need to do their best work. They must also ensure that the organization is compliant with all federal, state and local laws and regulations; and safeguard the financial health and sustainability of the organization.  


· Leadership, Vision and Culture: Articulate organizational vision both internally and externally. Create a culture of belonging and person-centered thinking for residents, families, staff and partners. Engage in long-term strategic thinking/planning while addressing the day-to-day needs of the organization. Develop and mentor leaders at various levels of the organization.  

· Board Relationship: Serve as organizational liaison to the Board, assist with Board development, prepare monthly reports, provide timely information regarding risks/threats to organizational integrity and sustainability, coordinate meeting logistics, attend and staff monthly Board and Exec Committee meetings, attend and staff ad hoc committee meetings (Facilities, Outreach, Finance), meet with individual Board members as necessary.  

· Fiscal Oversight/Sustainability: Oversee annual budget preparation and ongoing review, keeping in mind short-term (one year) as well as long-term organizational needs and priorities. Ensure Adeo’s protocols for fiscal integrity are sound and able to pass an annual financial audit. Diversify funding sources by leveraging grant and donor dollars in order to pilot innovative projects, provide enhanced learning opportunities and underwrite projects that cannot be supported by the annual budget.  

· Operational Oversight: Provide strategic direction for operations and ensure that needs in the areas of facility maintenance, HR, IT and program expansion are well met within the established budget.  

· Program Oversight: Support Program Managers to ensure 19 residents receive high quality, consistent, person-centered services that promote physical, behavioral and emotional health, opportunities for engagement, community connections and joy. Serve as the Administrator of Record for Stephens Farm @Adeo. Set programmatic goals that enable Adeo to serve the community most effectively. 

· Compliance: Create and maintain a culture of strategic and operational risk management. Stay current with all federal, state and local laws/regulations that impact Adeo’s operations (HR/Employment, General Healthcare Licensure, Assisted Living, Supportive Living, Medication Administration, Facilities). 

· Community Outreach: Represent Adeo in the community in order to establish a strong, positive presence and garner support for the mission/vision. Seek out and build strong, bi-directional relationships with community partners (nonprofits, businesses, government, higher education, funders). Set the strategic direction and evelop/execute the overall outreach/fundraising plan and for engaging the Board in this effort. Provide information and referral services to community members looking for assistance. 

· Communications/Marketing: Develop strategic direction and ensure that marketing efforts increase Adeo’s visibility to those who may need information and/or services, and those who may support Adeo’s mission/vision financially or otherwise. 


· Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of administrative experience with increasing leadership responsibilities.  

· Experience working with people with disabilities; prefer experience with brain injuries. 

· Certified as Assisted Living Administrator or obtain certification within 30 days of hire. 

· Fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish a plus.

· Experience with non-profit finances. 

· Familiarity with Medicaid regulatory framework. 

· Proficiency with standard office software and technology. 

· Familiarity with non-profit structures and understanding of the relationship between the Executive Director and the Board. 

· Familiarity with grant writing preferred.  

The ideal candidate will have:

· A proven track record as a leader who can motivate staff with a clear vision. 

· Strong people management skills and ability to build trust and cohesion while requiring accountability for outcomes at all levels of the organization. 

· Strong change management skills and the ability to grow the organization. 

· Knowledge of person-centered principles as they relate to providing residential services. 

· Commitment to cultural competency and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. 

· Strong relationship building skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of stakeholders. 

· The ability to prioritize and implement strategic initiatives with clear outcomes. 

· The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all stakeholders. 

· Comfort with ambivalence within a fast-paced environment. 

· The ability to simultaneously see the big picture and be detail-oriented. 


Adeo is located in the City of Greeley in beautiful Northern Colorado, about 25 miles from the Rocky Mountains and 62 miles north of Denver. Consistently ranked nationally as one of the best places to live, work and pursue lifelong learning, this region is a thriving hub of both commerce and culture. Greeley boasts a vibrant arts and music scene, a bustling downtown area with local restaurants, boutique shops and award-winning microbreweries as well as plenty of natural areas to explore.