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Chief Executive Officer

Job Description
Organization: 
Community Foundation Boulder County
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Executive
Job Description: 

For more than 25 years, Community Foundation Boulder County (CFBC) has served as a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs, while anticipating future challenges. Through informed decision-making, the foundation ignites action and mobilizes diverse resources to improve the quality of life and access to opportunities for everyone in Boulder County. As a collaborator and a convener, the foundation promotes inclusivity and provides leadership on key issues, while working together with community-minded individuals, leaders, and organizations that want to make a difference.

The foundation and its partners have tackled concerns such as helping students succeed, keeping the arts vibrant, ensuring access to health care, addressing oppression and violence, reducing poverty, fostering environmental education, promoting diverse and inclusive leadership, and supporting equity for the county’s most marginalized residents. 

Candidate Profile

CFBC seeks a leader who is passionate about the people of Boulder County. This dynamic leader will inspire stakeholders, community leaders, partners, donors, Board, and staff to work collaboratively to achieve the vision of Boulder County as a place where everyone can prosper and reach their full potential. This individual is an effective leader who fosters vibrant teamwork, pursues quality, supports equity and diversity, and engenders mutual respect. 

This is a high-energy position, requiring a dynamic individual who welcomes the opportunity to collaborate and work with diverse constituencies to build and provide innovative solutions to community issues.  Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate, and/or government sectors. CFBC is seeking a proven leader who has significant experience in growing the capacity and impact of an organization that focuses on complex, systemic issues. The ideal candidate brings creativity, a collaborative style, and the ability to build consensus to drive a shared vision for achieving the organization’s strategic priorities through well-defined short- and long-term plans.

Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership. Provides leadership and vision to the Board, staff, donors, community partners, and other constituents in achieving the foundation’s vision, mission, values, and goals. This individual is approachable and authentically engages and values the perspectives of others. This leader understands the importance of culture and can demonstrate success in both growing and sustaining an organization. Responsible for the annual operating results, financial performance and impact of CFBC.
  • Relationships. Connects, engages, and inspires! Works transparently, comfortably and effectively with many different types of stakeholders and staff members in many different settings. Builds and maintains strong relationships that translate into effective collaboration and fundraising results.
  • Innovation. Strategist who is attentive to the rapidly changing external environment and this dynamic community. Creates new approaches to enhance the effectiveness of the foundation’s offerings and diversify revenue.
  • Communications. A champion, who promotes CFBC to the media, funders, and partners. Understands how to tell stories that inspire, while making topics compelling and accessible. Enjoys being the organization’s ambassador and chief spokesperson and providing thought leadership in a variety of forums. Supports deployment of technology and uses digital media to support effective communications with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment.
  • Fundraising. Is excited about raising money and increasing the foundation’s fundraising results. Understands the dynamics of effective fundraising systems and works collaboratively with Board and staff members to achieve financial goals. Has experience building durable and effective relationships with funders and donors and ideally has had success in personally raising funds.
  • Management. Coaches and supports a diverse staff inclusive of many different lived experiences, identities, and philosophies, while creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. Builds and perpetuates a participatory culture. Works to strengthen and grow the human capital of the organization through ongoing staff development. Enhances infrastructures and systems to support the work of staff and the organization’s operating results.
  • Business Acumen. Leads creation of strategic, financial, and operational plans, ensuring coordination and alignment of all activities, initiatives, and programs within CFBC’s vision, mission, and values. Fosters innovation and strategic thinking regarding all facets of the organization. Runs a fiscally sustainable organization and brings mission criteria and financial rigor to opportunity assessment. Establishes metrics for performance and measures of success for all facets of the organization’s operations. Assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies, identifies gaps in systems and staffing, and develops plans for correction, contingency, and succession; anticipates factors accelerating or impacting success.
  • Advocacy. Crosses disciplines, sectors, and systems to help identify unmet needs, engage in countywide planning, and support systems change. Identifies critical constituents who represent varying perspectives and engages them in effective, nonpartisan approaches to achieve desired policy impact. Actively involved as a community leader building the foundation’s reputation and visibility.
  • Governance. Has experience working with and/or serving on governing boards and understands how to advance the Board’s work as the organization’s strategic governing body. Develops issues for Board review, discussion, input and action. Helps the Board maintain an effective nominating process and ensures a thorough orientation for new Board members. Advocates for and supports the Board’s self-study, evaluation, and performance.
  • Integrity. Maintains stewardship and accountability for the organization’s overall operational, ethical, and fiduciary integrity within the guidelines and policies set by the Board and applicable laws and/or regulations.

 

Qualifications

This is a high-energy position, requiring a dynamic individual who welcomes the opportunity to collaborate and work with diverse constituencies to build and provide innovative solutions to community issues. Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate, and/or government sectors. We are seeking a proven leader who has significant experience in growing the capacity and impact of an organization that focuses on complex, systemic issues.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate brings creativity, a collaborative style, and the ability to build consensus to drive a shared vision for achieving the organization’s strategic priorities through well-defined short- and long-term plans.
  • The most qualified candidates have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative external relationships with current funders, potential donors and allies in business, government, and community-based organizations.
  • An ability and desire to raise private contributions is necessary
  • This person will be a compelling and credible advocate for the foundation in the media, one-on-one and in group settings.
  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment.
How To Apply

To confidentially apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates at https://ww2.kittlemansearch.com/Jobs CFBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse workplace.

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