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Executive Director

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Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization
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Denver Metro
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CLLARO seeks to hire a full-time paid Executive Director.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing and directing all operations within CLLARO.  CLLARO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.  Its mission is to empower Latinos in Colorado through leadership development, advocacy, and policy research to strengthen Colorado.  

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and has general and active control of its programs, business, and supervision of its employees and contractors.  The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the organization’s vision and strategic initiatives and priorities. The Executive Director is responsible for meeting the financial and operational goals of CLLARO.

Areas of Responsibility

1)  Board Governance: Works with the board to fulfill the organization mission.  Responsible for leading CLLARO in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.  Reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

​2)   Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support CLLARO’s mission in collaboration with the Director of Development Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CLLARO, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

3)   Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community engagement. Responsible for implementation of CLLARO’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission. Responsible for strategic planning in collaboration with the Board of Directors, to ensure that CLLARO can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.  Responsible for the enhancement of CLLARO’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other Latino, civic, and policy organizations.

4)   Organization Operations:  Oversees, develops, and allocates resources to ensure that the organization operates legally, ethically, and efficiently in accordance with the CLLARO mission and values to implement CLLARO strategic plans.  Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. Responsible for effective administration of CLLARO operations. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization in accordance with CLLARO bylaws and policies adopted by the CLLARO Board of Directors.

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of the needs and aspirations of Latino individuals, families, and communities in Colorado, especially those with relatively low income, wealth, and formal education.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Advocacy: experience in political advocacy, teaching the community to advocate for themselves and understanding the intersectional issues that Latinos face in housing, immigration, health care, education, and economic conditions /workforce.
  • A graduate degree (or commensurate professional experience) in public policy, social work, nonprofit management, community development, or a related field preferred.
  • A verifiable history of personal honesty, transparency, and high integrity leadership.
  • Experience and skills in working with a diverse Board of Directors.
  • A minimum of five years of senior nonprofit management experience.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A verifiable history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results. Active fundraising experience with a network of national funders. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing effective working relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated organizational development skills, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission and vision of CLLARO.

This is a full-time position reporting to the CLLARO Board of Directors. The annual salary range is
$100,000 to $120,000) depending upon experience. 


The benefits package includes health insurance and
paid time off.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by October 25, 2021. Position open
until it is filled.

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