Colorado Nonprofit Association

Chief Executive Officer

ABOUT THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF COLORADO & WYOMING:

Three simple words define the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming: Connecting Educating, and Empowering. We connect people to healthcare providers, support networks, and a listening ear. We educate schools, employers, and the community at large, to reduce stigma and raise awareness. And we empower people affected by epilepsy with knowledge, resources, and advocacy to live their best lives. For 60 years, we have remained committed to our mission, and we will not rest until we achieve a world free from seizures.

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in the Denver suburbs, the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming (EFCOWY or the Foundation) serves the states of Colorado and Wyoming. Our vision is a world in which no one faces epilepsy alone. In order to make that vision a reality, our dedicated staff provide a wide range of programs and services for people with seizures, their families, and the wider community.

On a practical level, this can mean delivering trainings to teachers and school nurses who have a child with epilepsy in their care, facilitating support groups for adults living with epilepsy, running a summer camp for children who might not otherwise be able to attend one, offering no-cost seizure first aid trainings, designing awareness campaigns to educate the general public about epilepsy and fight the stigma surrounding seizures, coordinating events to bring together people impacted by epilepsy, sharing community resources through our Information & Referral hotline, advocating for those living with epilepsy, and so much more.

EFCOWY offers a vibrant and team-driven atmosphere with a strong commitment to our community and to our mission. For more information about the organization, please visit our website , check out our pages on Facebook and LinkedIn, or read our 2023 Annual Report.  

The Position:

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer to join our mission-driven team. The CEO is responsible for the strategic direction and overall leadership of the organization. They will serve as the public face of the organization and work to collaboratively advance the Foundation’s mission. The CEO will direct all functions of the Foundation, including financial management, fund development, program planning and implementation, board development, market planning, and operational activities.

The CEO reports to and collaborates with a committed, supportive, and engaged volunteer Board of Directors to shape the future of the organization and its programs. They work to ensure the Foundation’s financial integrity and supervise the organization’s staff of ten employees and contract personnel.

The CEO must uphold the organization’s 60-year reputation as a trusted source of information and resources for everyone impacted by epilepsy in Colorado and Wyoming. It is critical that the CEO establish strong working relationships and cooperative partnerships with the full array of stakeholders across the region and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of epilepsy treatment and resources.

The ideal candidate brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, shares our passion and enthusiasm for serving people impacted by epilepsy, and is dedicated to our vision of ensuring that no one faces epilepsy alone. They enjoy connecting with people, create inspiration around mission and vision, and lead through innovation and excellence.

From the Foundation’s inception, diversity and inclusion have always been key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving the lives of people with epilepsy. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and dedicated professional to make a significant impact on the lives of people living with epilepsy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership & Management:

Outreach, Fundraising, & Communications:

CORE COMPETENCIES

Commitment to Diversity

Eager to work effectively with other employees, partners and participants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, family composition, marital status or socio-economic status. Committed to opportunities to support cultural diversity in the workplace.

Commitment to Service

Responsive to the needs and requests of the Foundation’s many constituents. Extends courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to others.

Leadership

Plans, guides, influences and orchestrates critical activities within the organization. Establishes effective objectives, priorities and implementation plans. Demonstrates confidence.

Strategy

Considers the overall needs of the organization and the community when determining a course of action. Demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize and manage information into solutions.

Problem Solver

Envisions processes and methods to consistently achieve goals. Determines resources and structures most likely to deliver desired results.

Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork

Listens well and is open to others’ perspectives. Develops strong working relationships and values them as critical to effective work.

Qualifications:

Additional Requirements: