Chief Executive Officer

Organization Name: 
Philanthropy Colorado
Date Posted: 
Friday, November 17, 2023
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

We are looking for a dynamic, visionary individual to lead the growth and development of Philanthropy Colorado in accordance with the organization’s strategic roadmap.  The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work closely with the Board of Directors (BOD) and will lead the team in advancing the organization’s near and long-term goals.

About You

You are aligned and committed to the values identified in our Strategic Roadmap (Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Generosity, Humility, Inclusion, Leadership, Transformation).
You are an entrepreneurial self-starter who is well prepared to be thoroughly productive, an exemplary leader, collaborator, and communicator.
You have depth and expertise in collaborating with a Board of Directors, developing innovative partnerships, committees, and stakeholders.
You have implemented strategies to deliver long-term financial health for the organization; developed and managed the organizational budget and overseen fundraising strategies and supported fundraising programs.
You have demonstrated experience with developing and executing strategic programs, advocacy efforts and expanding the organizations statewide presence.
You are willing to travel, and you thrive in a remote work environment, attending in-person meetings and events as required.


A Day in the Life

Network Leadership, Development and Culture:

Provide executive leadership that reflects the organization’s values and vision.
Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion; create a positive and collective culture.
Foster a culture of accountability, follow through, and ongoing staff education and development.
Build on a culture that celebrates authenticity and contributes to the retention of talented and diverse team members.

Strategic Planning and Programming:

Develop ongoing strategies for continuously engaging current members.
Continue to cultivate meaningful connections with and among members to ensure the organization’s relevance amid the varied and changing needs of the philanthropic sector.
Maintain a big and inclusive tent by listening to the needs of a diverse spectrum of members and building consensus where possible, while also encouraging the field to be open to new ways of approaching its work.
Ensure the programs and activities of the organization tie closely to the priorities of the strategic roadmap.
Stay current on new and emerging trends of education programming and advocacy efforts.
Create robust reporting, evaluation, and updates outlining successes and challenges.

Board of Directors and Collaboration:

Partner with the board to create the overall vision and strategy for Philanthropy Colorado, seeking ongoing input from team and membership.  Continue to build a strong pipeline of diverse directors. 
Implement diversity and inclusion recruitment strategies to hire, onboard and train new Board members in partnership with the Board Members and Officers.
Develop strong relationships with board directors and promote their efforts to grow and develop Board systems, officers, committees, governance e and decision-making processes in partnerships.

Financial Stewardship

Develop and implement a strategy to deliver long-term financial health for the organization.
Serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Create and manage the organizational budget and internal controls, fiscal policies, and banking in partnership with Treasurer, Finance Committee, Bookkeeper and Auditor.


Collaborate with the Board and other stakeholders to define fundraising priorities.
Ensure ample financial resources by reviewing and revamping of dues, grant strategies and goals.
Pursue new revenue streams and business models to build on current structure.

Advocacy and Communications

Act as a champion and ambassador for Philanthropy Colorado and the field, developing connections with stakeholders (regulators, policy makers, nonprofit/philanthropy-serving groups, and others) in various sectors in Colorado and nationally.
Lead the advocacy and policy strategy in partnership with the team and members.
Oversee effective communications and goals and collaborate collectively with the team on tools and technology to support them.
Present information effectively and respond to questions from board members, managers, staff and external stakeholders.


What You Bring to Us

A bachelor’s degree
A minimum of 10 years experience in relevant non-profit leadership. 5+ years of significant achievement leading programs that have delivered positive social progress, or any equivalent combination of experience, lived experience, and/or unique skills.
Strong history of nonprofit financial management.
Success with development of a shared vision with diverse organizations and a broad range of individuals, and with implementation of that vision to ensure desired results.
Experience working with a Board of Directors.
Confident, articulate, professional speaking abilities and experience. A persuasive speaker in public, in media interviews, to board members and funders around mission, values, and policy.
Proven experience in fundraising, establishing a high-performing fundraising operation that increases the recurrence and predictability of contributions, as well as long-term engagement of both institutional and individual donors.
Experience working in government or with policymakers.
Oversee and collaborate on strategies for educational programming and peer-learning opportunities for diverse adult audiences.
Exceptional interpersonal abilities, outstanding verbal, and written communication talents. Ability to articulate and convey ideas effectively and convincingly. Ability to prioritize work and motivate people to action.
Able to effectively plan, facilitate and be present at virtual and in-person meetings, work with speakers and identify subject-matter experts on relevant topics, trends, and issues.
Elevated level of enthusiasm, ethics, flexibility, organization, diplomacy, and humor. Tolerance of ambiguity and appreciation for nuance and differences.
C-Level experience working in philanthropic, nonprofit and/or professional membership association environment.
Requires sophisticated emotional intelligence and resiliency skills to lead and/or actively participate in advancing Philanthropy Colorado’s work relative to racial, social, and economic justice.
Strong technical skills with the ability to utilize various technology and learn innovative technology quickly.

Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a salaried position, based on knowledge, skills, and experience. The salary range is $120,000.00 - $150,000.00 and includes our standard benefit package, 100% employer-paid premiums for employee health insurance, dental, vision, group life, AD&D and long-term disability insurance. Generous paid vacation and paid holidays, sick leave, and an employer retirement contribution to a SEP-IRA at an amount equivalent to 7% of salary. Professional development opportunities and supportive, flexible, and remote work environment. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those with lived experience with racism and /or misogynoir are encouraged to apply for this role. If interested, please submit your application, and include a one-page cover letter and resume to The HR Shop - Apply to Job - Philanthropy Colorado - Chief Executive Officer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received prior to December 6, 2023.

Major Issue: 
Issue Area: 
Environmental & Social Justice
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