Colorado Nonprofit Association

Vice President of Programs

Vice President of Programs

Location: Denver

Work Schedule: Exempt, Full-time

Deadline for Submission: July 26, 2024

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Vice President of Programs based in Denver. The VP of Programs oversees our community engagement, government affairs, and political teams to build and leverage the organization’s political power. The VP is responsible for delivering programmatic wins to protect Colorado’s environment and communities. This position reports directly to the CEO and is a key member of the executive leadership team.

About Conservation Colorado

As the largest statewide environmental organization in Colorado, we work to protect our state’s climate, air, land, water, and communities. We play a unique role in Colorado as our work focuses on organizing communities, influencing decision-makers, and electing conservation-minded leaders. We believe that achieving racial, social, and environmental justice are critical to our mission.
You can learn more about our mission here.

What You’ll Do

The central work of achieving our mission happens through the Programs team. This role oversees the departments that work to enact the three pillars of our theory of change — people, policy, and politics — to build & leverage power to win on our campaigns and build a more racially diverse and inclusive environmental movement. You will set the vision and strategy for the program capacities & work with the directors to set individual and department priorities. Specific responsibilities include:


Policy Programs & Campaigns

Community Engagement & Organizing

Government Affairs & Political

Staff Management

Executive Leadership


This position is a great opportunity to lead a high-performing team that is focused on delivering real wins on environmental policy for all Coloradans. Fundamentally, we want someone who loves the good fight and has the skills and desire to do this work in the context of our theory of change — bringing together the people, policy, and politics. You will be results-oriented, resilient, focused on building authentic relationships, thrive on problem solving, and be a great teammate. More specifically to this role, you will have or be most or all of the following:

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement. This is a full-time job, but there can be some flexibility in the exact schedule.