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Executive Director

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Keep It Colorado
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Denver Metro
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The Executive Director works with KIC’s board, staff/contractors, members and stakeholders to advance KIC’s mission and vision across Colorado.  Reporting to KIC’s board of directors, the Executive Director is responsible for managing a full-time staff plus a contract lobbyist and raising funds to support KIC’s annual budget.  

The Executive Director is:

  • A dynamic, respected, forward-thinking and proactive visionary with the drive and energy to ensure KIC fulfills its mission and strategic priorities
  • Passionate about private land conservation with a demonstrated track record of community outreach with a wide range of constituents
  • An experienced professional executive with exemplary leadership qualities
  • Able to guide KIC’s development and growth with enthusiasm for fundraising
  • A leader with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, and the ability to direct and motivate a high-functioning staff
  • Experienced in managing a growing organization
  • Focused on developing, monitoring and implementing long term strategic plans for a growing organization with the expertise to achieve its objectives

Capable of positioning KIC as a leading conservation coalition statewide and nationally.

Areas of Responsibility

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, without limitation:

  • Vision and strategy
  • Management and oversight
  • Donor, member and stakeholder engagement:
  • Program implementation
  • The Executive Director will have a unique talent for inspiring and motivating staff, members and others to achieve new heights of success at a mission-driven organization.
  • S/he will be an exceptional manager with a history of success rallying constituents around a common goal. The successful candidate must be a passionate supporter of KIC’s mission and demonstrate profound interest in the conservation movement.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated high-level staff management experience with a clear record of achievement in a mission-driven organization. Executives with land conservation, non-profit, or business experience will be considered.
  • Experience elevating an organization or entity and the drive to take an organization to the next level.
  • High degree of energy, integrity and courage, as well as the intellectual, organizational, and personal qualities to quickly earn respect and cooperation from all constituencies.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, specifically with major donors
  • Experience and ability to partner and team-play with a strong and active board and other key leaders is critical, as is the ability to work with diverse audiences—from coalition members to key government personnel to ranchers and prospective donors.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Proficiency in nonprofit fiscal and strategic management.
  • Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure . Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative . Well-disciplined, decisive and extremely resourceful.

Salary range $90,000-$120,000 with benefits.

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to  Please no phone calls or recruiters.

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