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Executive Director

Full Circle of Lake County, Inc.
Leadville, Colorado
$80,000 - $105,000 ($82,000-107,000 if written and verbal fluency in English/Spanish)
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

Position Overview: The Executive Director (ED) is the leader, spokesperson and public face of Full Circle of Lake County (FCLC). This impactful, leadership position oversees the organization’s financial health, staff recruitment, fundraising and development, administration, programs, and strategic plan with integrity and passion. This role inspires the team to work towards the mission of “empowering our community through youth development, family supports, immigrant services, and resource connection.”

Salary Range: $80,000 - $105,000 ($82,000-107,000 if written and verbal fluency in English/Spanish)

Position status: 40 hours per week year-round, exempt, eligible for benefits

Location: In-person in Leadville, CO

Reports to: Board of Directors

Ideal Start Date: June 1, 2023

Responsibilities Include:

Leadership and Board Relations:

  • Demonstrating passion for the mission by identifying opportunities to clearly articulate FCLC’s vision, strategy and goals to staff members, stakeholders, and the public; inspiring and motivating others to support growth in funding, constituent development and engagement, and procurement of other resources
  • Leading a team of professionals, with ultimate responsibility for fundraising, programming, and advocacy
  • Demonstrating a high level of partnership and collaboration across various local, state and national partners to identify alignments, needs, trends, collaborations, and other opportunities
  • Anticipating, identifying, and articulating opportunities, risks, and threats; serving as a thought partner and advisor to the board of directors
  • Creating an inspiring shared vision for creating an inclusive community where youth, families, & immigrants thrive
  • Communicating effectively with the board of directors and providing timely, accurate information necessary for the board to support & guide the organization and make informed decisions
  • Sharing prospective opportunities to address future needs proactively
  • Providing regular, timely reports to the board of directors on all relevant matters
  • Professionally managing conflict to support differing views and healthy discussions
  • Evaluating the organizational model to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for both the short and long term
  • Exemplifying FCLC’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ensuring a health and racial equity lens is central to all of FCLC’s work

Staff Support and Development:

  • Supporting, engaging, and developing a staff that will work collaboratively to advance shared visions and goals
  • Supervising director-level staff
  • Constantly evaluating the alignment of organizational needs and staff resources, and maintaining an operational structure that best aligns strengths and opportunities
  • Fostering a collaborative culture of inclusivity and respect
  • Promoting creative problem solving, resulting in innovative solutions
  • Using thoughtful, timely feedback to motivate staff, actively recognizing staff achievements in meaningful ways
  • Identifying individual and collective strengths and areas needing development, actively creating opportunities to apply strengths and develop competencies through experience and professional development
  • Maintaining thorough, specific, and current job descriptions for each staff member
  • Ensuring compliance with all labor laws

Financial Management:

Ensuring the robust fiscal health of organization by:

  • Collaborating with the leadership team on short- and long-term plans for meeting and exceeding goals consistent with a highly functioning nonprofit organization
  • Actively participating in nurturing sustainable donor relationships
  • Regularly reviewing and reporting on finances, including budgets, income statements, balance statements, and statements of functional expenses; ensuring that the proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements accurately reflect the financial condition of FCLC
  • Overseeing financial audits and IRS form 990 to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Writing and delegating grant applications and grant management to ensure budget is fully funded
  • Ensuring a balance of at least 3 months of operating expenses is secure in cash reserves
  • Partnering with the board of directors and finance committee to review and propose new policies that protect the financial health of FCLC

Community Relations and Advocacy:

  • Establishing and maintaining an engaged and visible position in the community as a trusted thought leader for youth development, family supports, immigrant services, and resource connection
  • Leading and supporting FCLC’s Program Director and Development Director, ensuring ongoing programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation to understand impact and advance our mission
  • Collaborating to ensure programming supports current needs and systemic change
  • Introducing new ideas and approaches to ensure FCLC is advancing health and racial equity in Lake County
  • Cultivating and maintaining trusting relationships in the nonprofit sector, and with peers, donors, foundations, government agencies, the media, and within FCLC
  • Continuously strengthening FCLC’s image and impact

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, grant writing and management, and employee management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to be a strong representative of Full Circle in and out of work
  • Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Creativity, patience, high energy, and a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to health and racial equity
  • Deep commitment to organization’s mission
  • Ability to lift and carry 25+ lbs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a direct-service nonprofit
  • Supervision experience of teams of at least 10 employees
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience with organizational risk management, planning, forecasting, and fundraising
  • Strong computer skillset including applications like Google Sheets/Excel, Quickbooks, Salesforce
  • Fluency in Spanish

To Apply

We will begin reviewing applications on April 3, 2023 and continue to review on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please fill out the online prospective employment form ( and send a resume and cover letter to The cover letter should answer the following questions:

1. What experience or skills do you possess that have prepared you for this position?

2. What does a commitment to health & racial equity look like as an Executive Director of a direct-service nonprofit?

3. Why do you want to lead a nonprofit organization in Leadville, Colorado?

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