Executive Director

Executive Director

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Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation
October 15, 2021
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Contact Name (not public)
Mike Quinn


Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) is seeking an experienced leader to guide the organization through its next phase of growth and beyond.  

Founded in 2008, RMCHF provides much-needed support for pediatric patients and families who receive care in the region. It is also the parent organization of the social enterprise Mothers’ Milk Bank, a leading national provider of donor human milk to Neonatal Intensive Care Units and outpatients alike.

A successful candidate will have a proven track record as an executive leader with an ability to lead high-performing teams. Connected and respected in the community, the candidate will be a successful fundraiser and will be comfortable leading a complex organization that is part nonprofit and part social-enterprise. They will embody an entrepreneurial spirit while also exhibiting sound business judgment and financial acumen. A successful candidate will also bring a passion for the mission of RMCHF and an ability to ignite that passion in others. 

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Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) believes every child deserves the opportunity to feel healthy, happy, and supported. Through our Patient and Family Assistance, education, research, and donor human milk programs, we help families and children because we know  communities are stronger when their families are healthy and supported. The Foundation has twenty-two professional staff and is governed by an 18-member board of directors.

RMCHF provides direct assistance to more than 6,500 pediatric patients and their families in need. Throughout the year, thousands of babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) will receive precious donor human milk, children with serious medical conditions will be matched with loving companion dogs, families will receive non-financial support in difficult times, and new families across Colorado will be provided with free education to give their babies the best start in life.

We are committed to improving the overall health of children and provide an avenue for community support by offering a variety of services with these current programs: 

  • Patient & Family Assistance provides direct support to patients and families to help cover critical non-medical costs such as gas and grocery cards, taxi vouchers, social worker and emergency assistance grants to families in need of assistance. 
  • Mothers’ Milk Bank is a social enterprise that provides lifesaving donor human milk to infants throughout the country. A Colorado-based organization with nationwide reach, it is the largest nonprofit milk bank in North America.
  • The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The Stink Bug Project matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region. 

For more information, please visit our website: https://rmchildren.org/ 



The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will play a key role in the overall success of the Foundation by providing consistent, compelling, and collaborative management; effective processes for operations and growth; and impactful, energetic leadership in our space and in the community around us.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Executive & Strategic Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Cultivate partnerships with the Board of Directors and acts as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the organization's activities, including internal and external issues that affect the organization 
  • Represent the organization in the community activities to enhance the organization's community profile, acting as a spokesperson for the organization in tandem with the Chair of the Board

Organizational Planning & Management

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization 
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization, ensuring that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board, and Funders
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Assure full compliance with federal, state, and local laws, confers with legal counsel as required, and attends to matters of institutional prudence such as risk management and insurance. Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained 

Fund Development & Financial Management

  • Work in concert with the board and staff to implement a fund development program that grows the Foundation and its impact; including: researching funding sources, overseeing the development of fundraising plans, writing funding proposals, and participating in other fundraising activities, as appropriate 
  • Work with staff and the Board Finance Committee to prepare a comprehensive budget and regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization 
  • Oversee and manage staff to ensure the fiscal health of the organization, including accurate reporting, monitoring cash flow, and compliance to ensure sound financial management

Program Planning & Oversight

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services, ensuring that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects

Human Resources & Team Leadership

  • Manage the executive leadership team, composed of six directors
  • Oversee the human capital of the organization, including hiring, mentoring, team development and performance management
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions, staff onboarding and appropriate subsequent training

Community Relations & Advocacy

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
  • Establish strong relationships and collaborations with community groups, funders, politicians and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Represent the Foundation externally, serving as the official spokesperson to the public, media and other organizations



A successful candidate will have the following:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the work or the mission/vision of the organization
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive management experience with bottom-line P&L responsibility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations; experience in social enterprises and/or business settings a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership and success in fundraising through cultivation of donors personally and through staff
  • Knowledge of current community needs and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
  • Desire to be, and ease serving as, the public face of the organization to the community
  • Demonstrated excellent active listening skills and open-mindedness
  • Ability to build strong relationships with wide variety of individuals with ease 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key areas of running an organization, including human resources, financial management, and project management
  • Excellent public speaking skills and articulate written communication abilities
  • Hiring, leading, and delegating to staff as a cohesive and competent team of professionals
  • University degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • CFRE desirable



Salary will be commensurate with experience and the range for this position is $175,000-$215,000. In addition, the Foundation offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, 401K match, 10 holidays, 13 days PTO, and an opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus. 

RMCHF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


How To Apply

This role will remain open until filled. The priority application deadline is November 15, 2021. Candidate materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and initial interviews will begin in early November.


To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single word doc or PDF) expressing your interest in the position to search@whiteriverstrategy.com. Early applications are strongly encouraged.


Questions about this position are welcome and should be directed to White River Strategy.

Email: search@whiteriverstrategy.com