Colorado Nonprofit Association cultivates and connects a community of more than 1,350 nonprofits, 350 individuals and students, and 129 businesses. The membership represents organizations of all sizes, the majority having budgets of less than $1 million, with representation from diverse missions, locations and populations served. Since its inception, the Association has focused on the needs of its members with activities and services such as training, professional development, education, strategic learning, policy advocacy and partnerships opportunities. In the past year, the Association has committed to reaching the broader Colorado nonprofit community (beyond members) to serve a wide variety of constituencies across locations, service areas, backgrounds, ages and other demographics.
Its public policy role expanded in the late 1990s when the organization influenced the defeat of a property tax amendment that would have been harmful to Colorado nonprofits. Today, the Association is the only organization influencing state and federal public policy on behalf of all Colorado nonprofits.
This is a high energy position for a dynamic, visionary leader who is excited about the potential of the nonprofit sector and its workforce to improve the quality of life for all Coloradans. Highly qualified candidates will have knowledge of and experience with the dynamic forces that are reshaping the nonprofit sector and the work of professional associations.
The successful candidate champions equity, authentic collaboration and has experience building durable relationships and teams inclusive of many different perspectives and lived experience.
This individual will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, association, corporate and/or government sectors. They have experience leading and directing complex organizations with varied internal and diverse external constituencies. The ideal candidate will have a background that includes high-level decision-making and implementing promising organizational practices.
This person is results and growth oriented and will demonstrate success in operating a financially sustainable organization. This executive has experience mentoring teams and refining structures and systems to support an organization’s operating results.
A proven track record in managing fundraising systems and raising private contributions is necessary.
Candidates should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively and collaboratively within nonprofit governing environments.
Ideally, this individual has experience working in organizations that engage volunteers, and in organizations that serve a statewide or multi-jurisdictional audience.
As the key spokesperson for the Association, this individual must have the ability to tailor written and verbal communications to all audiences, is a compelling and persuasive public speaker and is a reliable and trusted representative for media and other public presentations.
Colorado Nonprofit Association is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity to all individuals based on job related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, genetic information or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds. This includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.
The salary range for this position is between $145,000 and 175,000 and will be commensurable with experience. Colorado Nonprofit Association offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 11 paid holidays, vacation and health leave, group health and dental, as well as a 403b plan.
Please apply now by submitting a current resume and letter of introduction.