Colorado Nonprofit Association

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness & Operations

 Organization Overview 

At the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), we champion effective financial education. We are the independent, centralizing voice providing leadership, research, and collaboration to advance financial well-being. We do this by mobilizing and inspiring educators, researchers, and advocates nationwide to maximize the impact of financial education. We work hard to remove barriers, amplify outcomes, and elevate effective models through leadership, research, and collaboration. We believe this is important because everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best financial life and that equitable and effective financial education makes it easier for everyone to navigate the financial system, creating a more just society. 

Position Summary 

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is a dynamic and strategic organization seeking to fill the newly created role of Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness & Operations (VP, OEO). As NEFE continues to enhance our vision and creatively address the needs of our field, we have an unprecedented opportunity to ensure our organizational culture and infrastructure are positioned to lead ahead of change. This is a three-year position, based in Denver, CO, and has been established to design a forward-thinking, nimble talent and operational enterprise that assures NEFE is poised as a leading-edge operating foundation. The VP, OEO will report to the CEO and will serve as a member of the organization’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). The VP, OEO will be a leader with a demonstrated track record of decisive and resourceful leadership in the formulation and evaluation of talent development, culture, and operations initiatives preferably at a mission-based organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, or ability required. 

The ideal candidate will have the following expertise: 

Previous senior leadership role with operational oversight of staff culture and training initiatives, human resources, IT, data analytics and general office operations.

An in-depth portfolio of staff training and development initiatives, with a particular focus on DEI and culture management.  

Practice in the formation and day-to-day oversight of organizational policies. 

Experience monitoring functional areas for compliance with state, federal, and other regulatory requirements.  

Responsibility for the alignment of operations, talent development initiatives, and policies with organizational strategic plans.  

Formation of performance improvement measures and assessment of those measures toward goals.  

Oversight of key operations initiatives such as cybersecurity audits, benefits administration, lease management, IT, or similar responsibilities.  


The VP offers internal consulting, while developing and implementing cutting-edge initiatives to meet the strategic and cultural goals of individuals, teams, and
the organization.  

Leading and/or participating in cross-functional teams that use data to improve organization effectiveness, generate human capital recommendations, and craft
high impact implementation plans. 

Collaborate with organizational and department leadership to identify and prioritize learning needs for staff at all levels.  

Develop effective professional development programs to build manager capability and support employee growth. 

Oversee expansion of dynamic on-boarding program for staff, including development of objectives of the program to include, but not limited to, a decreased learning curve for each new hire.  

Work closely with executive leadership team to oversee the internal components of the organization’s DEI implementation plan that seeks to enhance staff
knowledge and cultural competence.  

As a member of the executive leadership team, work alongside peers in organization-wide development and administration of NEFE’s polices, strategic
and visionary activities, and organizational effectiveness efforts.  

Establishes and monitors organizational policies and goals as they relate to Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development, HR Operations, Employee Relations and Employee Experience infrastructure and service models. 

Partner with CFO to ensure the effective management of people and operational costs through budget forecasting and planning.  

Foster a culture of continuous learning and process improvement. 

Serve as member of retirement plan administrative committee.  

Facilitate effective communication and collaboration across all departments to ensure operational cohesiveness. 

Manage staff who are responsible for HR, Technology, Business Analytics and Operations.  

Track industry trends, new technologies, and best practices to maintain efficiency and drive innovation. 

Oversee leadership of human resources, technology, benefits administration, job-band classification, and compensation.  

General Organizational Oversight Responsibilities  

Talent Development:  

Training & Development of Employees 

Employee Culture 

Performance Management, Goals Development 

Compensation Processes 

Benefits Administration 


Organizational Design, Staffing & Workforce Planning  

Operationalizing of the Strategic Plan 

Organizational Metrics & KPIs 

Business Analytics 

Office Logistics and Management (includes safety operations planning) 

Equipment Leasing 


Vendor Contracts (co-managed with CFO) 

Risk Management (co-managed with CFO) 

Real Estate Contracts/Lease 


Website (co-managed with Marketing & Engagement) 


Technology Infrastructure 

Equipment Management 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent practical experience related to Training and Development, Adult Learning, Business, Operations, Education and/or Organizational Leadership.  

15+ years progressive experience, with 5+ years of training and development experience in an executive or senior role.  

Highly developed communication and project management skills.  

Proficient in the creation of training materials and presentations. 

Experience influencing, communicating, and motivating change across organizational and cross-functional boundaries. 

Exceptional group facilitation skills. 

Experience managing and partnering with external vendors.  

Excellent skills leading people and the ability to positively impact and develop the people and culture around you. 

Proactive self-starter and innovative problem solver. 

Ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving environment. 

Understanding and experience working with HR, benefits administration, IT, and general nonprofit operations.  

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree preferred. 

Physical/Mental Demands of the Job 

Work hours are generally 8:30 AM -5:00 PM Monday – Friday – up to 50% remote work is offered under normal circumstances. Employees work directly with their supervisor and HR to determine the best work schedule,providing sufficient overlapwith other NEFE employees. NEFE consistently monitors the environment to maintain the health and well-being of our staff.  

At NEFE we focus on possibilities not limitations. To do your job effectively, you need the ability to communicate with people; move about a workspace; utilize a computer, job-related software and a telephone; and minimal travel. We will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to support the fulfillment of the physical and mental requirements of this position.  

Travel Required 


Executive Director


At Ithaka Land Inc. (a.k.a. Ithaka Housing), we believe in empowering individuals and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We offer transitional housing programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, aimed at providing stability, support, and resources for those in need. Our mission is to guide individuals toward sustainable housing and self-directed success, fostering a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


The Executive Director will provide the leadership, direction, and management of Ithaka.  The successful candidate will share a commitment to Ithaka’s Mission, Vision, and Values and have a demonstrable acumen in leading successful teams, working with a Board of Directors, and building and maintaining relationships within the community.  

The Executive Director is responsible for Ithaka’s organizational infrastructure financial management, including the development of an annual budget and budget component targets, community relationships, public speaking, grants and contracts management, fund development, supervision of senior staff, oversight of programs, and leadership of paid and volunteer staff in the fulfillment of Ithaka’s mission, vision, and values. 


This is a hybrid position. The position is open to candidates located in or willing to commute to Colorado Springs, Colorado, as needed. The position is open until filled. It was posted on May 1, 2024. Rather than setting an application deadline, we are considering resumes and holding interviews on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please apply promptly.


Fundraising and Marketing:

Finance and Accounting:

Board and Governance:

Human Resources:




Education, Experience, Training:

Preferred Skills:


Ithaka Land Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition to federal law requirements, Ithaka Land Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Ithaka Land Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Improper interference with the ability of Ithaka Land Inc.’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Executive Director

Z3Talent is excited to partner with Trailhead Institute to find their next Executive Director. As a nonprofit, public health institute, Trailhead is dedicated to making a difference in communities throughout Colorado through their administrative support and programming.

The Trailhead Difference

Trailhead is the leading, supportive, and empowering catalyst that enables communities to make important decisions and enact critical initiatives aimed at delivering healthier futures and positive environments. As a strategic partner, Trailhead allows users to leverage and to take full advantage of our personnel, our services and the full depth of our broad expertise while maintaining full control over their projects. Through fund management, program development and strategic support, we help people and organizations work together as a unified collective with the focused objective of realizing better public health for all.

The Work We Do

Thoughtful. Meaningful. Impactful. Through community engagement programs, active administrative partnerships, youth sexual health and education services, and food access and security initiatives like the Collaborative Leadership Initiatives, Trailhead enables us to realize the true and purpose-driven potential of public health in Colorado. Through a culture of conscious collaboration—a think tank of the possible—Trailhead provides the essential tools, platforms, and the necessary personnel for realizing the complete and full potential of what public health in Colorado is truly meant to achieve.

As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight to further Trailhead’s mission and vision. In addition, you will play a crucial role as a community leader promoting public & environmental health throughout Colorado.

Scope of Responsibilities Include:

Desired Experience:

This position includes fiscal management and oversight; therefore we will be conducting a background check as a condition of employment. Please note that results from this background check will not immediately disqualify your application without a conversation.

Trailhead Institute/Z3Talent is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, race, color, veteran status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or national origin. Trailhead Institute/Z3Talent welcomes applications from all communities, educational backgrounds and life experiences.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements and skills listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

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.  

Executive Director

About TUF:

The Urban Farm (TUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization, which strives to provide the opportunity for urban youth to engage and participate in local food and agriculture. TUF delivers experiential programs in animal husbandry, organic gardening, environmental education, and food security that provide practical and behavioral life skills for youth and young adults. Our aspiration is to foster compassion and resilience in people and inspire them to build sustainable, healthy, and equitable communities. TUF hosts over 100 animals including horses, goats, sheep, and poultry, as well as a riding arena, greenhouse, hydroponic Freight Farm, community garden, and 1-acre market garden. Our programs include but are not limited to food distribution, equestrian classes, livestock clubs, summer camps, events, workshops, field trips, an earn-while-you-learn vocational track and more.

Our ideal candidate is someone that embodies TUF’s core values, believes fully in our mission and vision. While the organization was originally established in 1995, TUF has experienced a recent period of significant growth. We are seeking an Executive Director who will harness this recent momentum, leading the organization on a continued growth trajectory while refining procedures and operations. We are looking for an experienced leader to oversee business operations, while serving as the face of the organization, and they will be responsible for giving strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision. Key functional knowledge is desired in fundraising, strategic development and planning, financial management, and HR.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

This position reports to the Board of Directors 

Fundraising & Development

● Create and implement comprehensive fundraising plans aligned with the organization’s goals

● Research & identify grant opportunities, write compelling grant proposals, manage the grant application process and reports 

● Organize fundraising events to generate financial support, including coordinating the logistics, marketing and outreach efforts with the support of the development committee

● Accountable for compliance, invoicing, and proper use of funds for all grant requirements, as well as success metrics and reporting

● Steward and maintain relationships with donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and key stakeholders to ensure continued capital support

● Plan and oversee marketing strategy and promotional activities across various channels aligned with organizational objectives

● Maintain and enhance organization’s brand image

Business Management

● Lead and support the organization’s program, finance, HR, development operations 

● Collaborate with the Finance Committee to develop the annual budget, meet budget goals, review fiscal performance, and improve program budgeting and reporting practices

● Maintain financial controls, managing resource allocation according to program budgets

● Responsible for conducting the organization’s year-end audits, reporting, and financial statement preparation, with support of contracted bookkeeper and CPA

● Ensure timely execution of monthly financial reports, financial estimates, and forecasts, for review by the Finance Committee and quarterly review by the Board of Directors.

● Ensure that the organization maintains compliance with the established Cooperative Agreement with The City of Denver and all applicable governing contracts

● Develop, implement, and enforce compliance with labor laws, regulations, and company policies.

● Attend and report to the Board at monthly meetings; ensure Board is abreast of all critical operational projects, work, and risks; assist with production of Board agenda and materials, and support relevant Board committees

● Responsible for the oversight of benefits administration, payroll, insurance renewals, tax, and business registration compliance


● Provide strategic leadership and inspire a team of dedicated staff, board, and volunteers to achieve the

organization’s mission and goals

● Ownership and demonstrated integrity for the overall financial health and well being of the organization

● Ensure organizational structure is thriving and adapting to the needs of the organization while all employees are properly supported

● Support the COO in ensuring successful day-to-day operations of the organization

● Collaborate with COO and department managers to identify staffing needs and plan for workforce requirements, onboarding, performance reviews, hiring, and career development

● Collaborate with diverse stakeholders including gov’t representatives, non-profit partners, city agencies, etc. in order to drive aligned and targeted growth

● Demonstrate strong EQ and people skills with ability to balance getting results with creating a supportive team environment

● Oversee the continued development and execution of TUF’s Master Plan as established in cooperation with the City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation

● Willingness to roll up the sleeves and support all stratification of farm staff with duties as assigned and beyond

Required Skills, Experiences, Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred)

● A minimum of 10 years of experience in executive level management and/or leadership position, preferably in non-profit setting

● A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the food systems, food equity, horticulture, agriculture, community organizing, sustainable & regenerative, agriculture, environmental education, environmental conservation, animal husbandry, or related field

● Demonstrated success in fundraising, preferably including the development and leading of capital campaigns

● Experience overseeing and managing an annual operating budget of at minimum $1.5M

● Valid US driver’s license and clean (insurable) driving record

● Demonstrated commitment to communities of color, Latinx, immigrant, refugee, justice-system involved, historically marginalized, and asylum-seeking populations

Preferred Skills

● Bilingual in English and Spanish

Work Environment

This position will require a mix of office work (including options to work from home). Hours will be variable, some weekends and evenings required based on special events and programming. Applicants must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time, and work outdoors in variable weather conditions.

Executive Vice President, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and President of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

EVP and President of DMCLF  

Public Health Director

Oversees the planning, development and implementation of public health services, and administers and enforces Public Health laws, orders, rules and standards set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the County. Assesses and monitors health factors in La Plata County and develops strategies to effectively communicate health issues to the public.  Provides oversight, evaluation and program management for the Public Health Department.  Responsible for the Public Health budget.  Provides leadership and support for public health improvement activities.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position would be:

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in a public health discipline (e.g. environmental health, health education, epidemiology, nursing, health administration, biostatistics) or be a physician;

Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in public health.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Driver’s License  

Executive Director

Reports to: 

GCD Executive Board 

Start date: 

June 3, 2024 or as negotiated 

Job Description:

The Greeley Creative District (GCD) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2013, that is devoted to the promotion, growth, and development of solopreneurs, businesses and operations that are associated with the creative industries. The GCD seeks a creative, accomplished and future-focused executive director with a proven record of leadership, commitment to creative engagement, and demonstrates a collaborative and progressive approach to the operation of the organization.  

The Executive Director (ED) will have the exceptional opportunity to help grow the GCD from a virtual service organization to one which will be housed in an historic structure, redeveloped with the ability to use its physical location to further its organizational vision and objectives. 

The ED is responsible for the overall strategic development, program development, operational management, measurement and reporting, facilities oversight, managing and augmenting the GCD’s financial resources, spearheading fundraising, and leading both short and long-range planning. The ED will serve as the public face of the organization to its varied stakeholders, including the creative community, donors, grant agencies, sponsors, and partners. 

The ED should be a team-oriented leader who is flexible and adaptable, who encourages a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters communication, cooperation, and
openness, and who respects and fosters board, staff, and volunteer expertise.

Primary Responsibilities: 

· Organizational leadership that includes policy and program development, resource allocation, and development of organizational materials and communication to its various

· Strategic leadership that builds alignment across the organization and its programs, that prioritizes organizational capacity, stability and sustainability in the design and execution
of programs and initiatives, supports the organization’s values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

· Provides effective organizational branding, exposure, identification and communication of the organization’s functions, programs and engagement opportunities. 

· Create and monitor the organization’s business plan, annual budget development, payroll supervision, financial planning, annual audit and asset management, including the organization’s endowment fund and Enterprise Zone program. 

· Develop and manage successful fund development that supports the ongoing GCD operating budget that includes planning, implementation and managing the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation process for current and prospective gift donors. 

· Pursue grants and resources that support the GCD mission, develop an annual giving plan that incorporates measurable outcomes, and implement donor campaigns. 

· Foster and promote all special events with the dual goal of “friend-raising” and fundraising, ensure appropriate and timely gift recording and acknowledgment. 

· Track and effectively communicate progress and program metrics to the Board, funding partners and constituents. 

· Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and managing all staff and professional contracts related to the organization. 

· Provide management support to the GCD Board of Directors in its oversight of the organization, including meeting support and assistance in its recruitment and development of new board members that represent the demographically diverse community and creative industries. 

· Complete other duties as assigned. 


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree optimal 

Experience: 5 yrs. of progressively responsible experience working in a non-profit organization with at least 3+ yrs. in a leadership capacity with clear and measurable accomplishments 

Skills or Related Knowledge:  

• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills. 

• Excellent writing skills including demonstrated success in writing acknowledgement letters, stewardship reports, and proposals. 

Ability to define and drive a vision for the organization’s next stage of development. 

· Supervisory skills. 

• Creative, energetic, entrepreneurial, and flexible management style. 

· Proven track record in fundraising. 

· Budgeting, staffing, and personnel management and experience. 

· Ability to communicate effectively and professionally internally and externally to the organization. 

• Nimble management skills to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 

• Grant writing and research proficiency on local, national, and private foundation scale. 

• Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and implement tasks. 

• Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and change, and to work effectively in a complex, dynamic organization. 

• Proficient computer skills. 

Required Competencies and Qualifications: 

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates ability to identify and respond to internal and external customer needs in an appropriate and satisfactory manner. Anticipates additional needs of the customer beyond their current interaction or association with the GCD. Understands and finds solutions within the limits of what is available. Can solve problems with minimal disruption. Communicates openly and directly. Able to change communication style according to the needs of the audience and the situation. 

TEAMWORK: Able to gain cooperation from others and work collaboratively toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties. Proactively identifies opportunities to assist others and ensures that information is communicated accurately and timely to all necessary parties. Behaves honestly and ethically. Communicates openly and directly. Able
to change communication style according to the needs of the audience and the situation.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Establishes a systematic course of action to accomplish specific objectives. Determines priorities and uses time effectively. Completes the workload required of the position. Able to change priorities according to the workload and asks for assistance as appropriate.  

ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION: Self-starting. Independently demonstrates a desire to set and meet objectives to find a better or more efficient way to do things, and to compete against a
self-defined standard of excellence.

EXPERTISE (Technical or Procedural): Possesses specialized knowledge or skills to accomplish a result. Picks up on technical things quickly; is good at learning new skills. Often referred to as a ‘quick learner”. Examples of technical knowledge include computer skills, use of available software programs relevant to the organization such as customer management, knowledge of grant research software and databases.  

COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS: Is competent and effective in the application of situational awareness skills in a variety of presentation settings including individual, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports and bosses; is effective with controversial topics. Can “read” audiences and change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability tomaintain confidentiality of GCD business and activities. Must have access to transportation and provide proof of automobile insurance coverage. Residency in Greeley expected. 

Chief Executive Officer


Serenity Recovery Connection (SRC) is excited to announce, after a six-month review of its growth projections and financial opportunities, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position is being reposted to capture potential candidates who have the experience and passion to continue the momentum of current growth while navigating new funding streams for optimal program expansion. SRC is a dynamic, growing, and accredited Recovery Community Organization (RCO) dedicated to supporting individuals and families in the Pikes Peak region on their journey to recovery from substance use disorders (SUD). SRC is positioned to substantially increase its financial capacity in the coming year(s), as a cohort member of Stand Together Foundation and recent recipient Opioid Settlement Funding.  

We are seeking an innovative and visionary leader with a passion for driving social change and fostering community engagement within the realm of SUD recovery. The ideal CEO candidate (residing in Colorado) will demonstrate strong strategic leadership approaches, experience growing a nonprofit, exceptional communication skills which includes presenting to large groups and building relationships throughout a community. This is an exciting opportunity to promote long-term recovery and reduce the stigma associated with addiction while leading a strong and committed staff. 

SRC’s CEO is the primary leader of a four-person leadership team, responsible for administration, operations, programs, financial oversight, and strategic planning. In addition to oversight of 35 employees, guide leadership in prioritizing new positions and reorganization critical to sustaining growth. Key areas and qualifications required of this position are (but not limited to): 

Required qualifications:  

Full job description available prior to initial phone interview 

Benefits and PTO 

At SRC, we actively elevate the voices from all backgrounds in an effort to create a workplace as diverse as the people we serve while upholding our principles of whole-person wellness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.  

Executive Director

Executive Director – Catamount Institute

The Executive Director position reflects a recently reimagined and reorganized 27-year-old prestigious nonprofit based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Catamount Institute is dedicated to connecting kids to the outdoors using a mix of education and adventure through meaningful outdoor experiences.

We are seeking a self-driven, passionate and competent Executive Director to lead our mission’s impact in our community. The Executive Director influences our organization towards favorable growth, and designs and directs strategies that support and enhance organizational operations. This leader builds a fulfilling organizational culture where team members thrive and contribute their best.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the fulfillment of the mission and the financial management of the $700,000 budget. The Executive Director manages the senior-level staff and oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs. In committed partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and implements an annual fundraising plan, including working with individual donors, foundations and corporations, and manages the organizations’ finances. The Executive Director is the primary spokesperson for Catamount Institute, and cultivates opportunities to participate in community initiatives and strategic partnerships.


Minimum 3 years of experience in nonprofit leadership

Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

Proven experience in fundraising and development

Experience leading and motivating professional staff and volunteers

Excellent public speaking skills to articulate the work of Catamount Institute

Experience managing complex and multi-layered projects and budgets

Technical expertise with office computer applications

Ability to build relationships with a variety of constituents

Leadership & Administration

Provide leadership to the organization and work closely with the Board to maintain high performance standards

Oversee and implement policies needed to manage a nonprofit organization

With the Board, develop and implement a long-range strategy to guide the organization

Develop the organization as a learning community; keep abreast of trends in science and environmental education

Work with school districts to promote educational partnerships

Oversee job descriptions and evaluations for each staff member

Ensure programs goals and objectives are carried out with professionalism

Development & Fundraising

Develop, oversee and implement annual fundraising plan and budget

Identify and cultivate individual donors, foundations and corporations identified in annual fundraising plan

Prepare proposals and final reports for grants

Oversee design and implementation of special appeals and events

Public Relations

Serve as primary spokesperson representing Catamount Institute within the community

Identify and participate in appropriate community initiatives and strategic partnerships

Manage internal and external communication and ensure the organization’s branding activities align with strategic objectives


Create annual budget with input from board and staff

Maintain strong financial management and accountability including monthly cash flow and appropriate controls and systems

Approve all financial disbursements

Review monthly financial statements with board and staff