Colorado Parent & Child Foundation
Job posted on:
13 Aug 2014
Job starts on:
01 Oct 2014
800 Grant Street, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80203
Desired Skills & Experience:
Essential Qualifications & Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent.
- A minimum of 5+ years in a senior level management or leadership position in a nonprofit organization or governmental entity.
- Proven effective performance in establishing and growing beneficial relationships and partnerships with Boards of Directors, funders, community representatives, government officials, potential program partners, and other appropriate leaders, including in fund development.
- Experience working with boards, including demonstrated organizational, operational, and financial acumen and the ability to communicate accurate and timely information to key stakeholders.
- Experience in community development including securing foundation grants and other private resources.
- Experience and capability in government relations and policy/advocacy.
- Knowledge and experience with organizational budgeting, strategic planning, and evaluation.
- Knowledge of legal requirements for nonprofit organizations.
- Knowledge of legal requirements of governmental grants.
- Proven effectiveness in organizational and team leadership, staff development and strategic growth.
- Commitment to furthering early childhood education and development.
General Job Description:
The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall leadership of the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation and its programs, ensuring consistent achievement of the organization’s mission, implementation of its policies, goals, and objectives, and all aspects of fund development and stewardship, short-and long-term strategic planning, advocacy, collaborative partnerships/strategic positioning, assurance of program quality and fidelity, supervision of staff, and management of day-to-day organizational functioning and operations.
Leadership and Strategic Positioning
- Provide leadership and vision for the implementation of the organization's strategic plan and mission.
- Maintain a high profile for the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation within its local, statewide, and national constituencies, including funders, policy-makers, government leaders, and other nonprofit organizations.
- Be an effective, visible advocate for the organization’s mission and the early childhood movement.
- Initiate and encourage collaboration with other foundations, organizations, and leaders in the field of early childhood, parent education, and home visiting.
- Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson and advocate to increase visibility and enhance the organization’s reputation and standing, including speaking at local, state and national events; serving on boards and committees; and communicating regularly with community leaders, funders, and other stakeholders.
- Maintain and promote a synergistic relationship with the national offices for the models promoted by the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation (HIPPY and PAT), and other key partners.
- Keep abreast of current research and trends in the fields of early childhood and early literacy, parent education, and home visiting.
- Ensure that the day-to-day operations and programs are professionally and efficiently administered, overseeing the work of staff, instituting best practices and developing and implementing systems and procedures for the organization.
- Develop, motivate, manage, and lead a high performance staff capable of effectively implementing the organization's programs and operations.
- Develop and oversee the organizational budget that includes an accurate, realistic forecasting of revenues and expenses.
- Effectively manage the organization's resources, operating with a balanced budget and employing sound fiscal planning, controls and management; ensuring that audits are smoothly executed, authorizing major expenses, and maintaining an efficient set of financial core processes, systems, and infrastructure.
- Oversee and assure regulatory soundness and strength of the organization, ensuring compliance with all applicable federal/state/local laws and regulations.
- Keep abreast of current issues and policies that impact nonprofit organizations, including legal, financial, fund development, and accountability trends.
- Maintain a strong partnership with the Board of Directors, working to build consensus and commitment to the vision and mission of the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation, and develop a unified voice for the organization.
- Participate in the development and support of a high-performing Board of Directors charged with providing guidance, supporting fundraising goals, and increasing networks for the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation's efforts throughout the state.
- In collaboration with the Board of Directors, lead the organization's ongoing planning efforts, assuring that planning cycles recur as appropriate and that benchmarks are being met.
- Support open communication with the Board and provide timely, accurate, and transparent reports on operations, policy and finances.
- Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
- Lead and execute resource development efforts, focusing on short- and long-term strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Provide guidance and direction to the Board of Directors in the planning and implementation of efforts to secure donations from individuals and corporations.
- Lead exploration and development of strategies and plans for revenue generating collaborative relationships and earned income opportunities.
- Evaluate organizational growth opportunities and provide strategic recommendations to the Board for future program goals and direction.
- Monitor trends and issues that impact the organization and coordinate with the Board, funders and staff to implement changes as appropriate.
- Serve in a leadership role with the national offices of the models advanced by the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation.
Applications should be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
- Cover Letter Describing Interest in and Qualifications for the Position
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Chronological, with titles, dates, companies/organizations, and key accomplishments.)
- Three Professional References (Include a superior and a peer)
- Salary Requirements
Materials should be submitted no later than September 12, 2014.