Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director 150 150 SMRC
San Miguel Resource Center
July 1, 2022
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Denise Clark


Who We Are

The mission of the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) is to empower and advocate for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention and supportive services, while promoting social change through prevention education and community awareness.

Candidate Profile

SMRC is looking for an experienced executive director who is compassionate, confident, and willing to advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in an increasingly diverse, rural community. The ideal candidate is an accomplished nonprofit leader who has experience implementing inclusive and equitable practices, has a successful fundraising track record, is a skilled relationship builder, and demonstrates a commitment to ending violence in all forms. Spanish language skills and prior knowledge of interpersonal violence are both plusses but not requirements.

Job Description

The SMRC Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization—board, staff, admin, programs, fundraising, communications, culture, and community relations. This position reports directly to the board of directors, supervises staff, and oversees a $1 million annual budget. The Executive Director works closely with the board, staff, and volunteer advocates to achieve SMRC’s mission to empower and advocate for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Executive Director areas of responsibility include:

Leadership and Team Management – 30%

  • Work with the board and staff to define the organization’s future direction and develop strategic plans to achieve the mission and vision
  • Analyze current staffing structure, determine the staffing patterns necessary, develop job descriptions, and create succession plans
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, and release of paid staff and contractors and ensure sound HR practices are in place
  • Provide management and supervision of all programs and staff to ensure effective service delivery
  • Develop and implement employee performance review processes and accountability practices that allow for personal and professional development opportunities

Finance and Operations – 20%

  • Develop annual operating budget for board approval and realistic program budgets with staff support
  • Create and interpret monthly financial statements with comparisons to previous years, monitor adequate cash flow, and present meaningful data to board and staff
  • In coordination with the Grants Manager, and Bookkeeper track and approve all financial disbursements and revenue activities and respond to cash-flow issues
  • Lead regular evaluation processes, including program evaluation, organizational and board self-assessment, and compliance with government and funder regulations
  • Maintain client management database in coordination with the Client Services Manager and use data to generate reports for board, staff, volunteers, funders, etc. 

Fundraising and Development – 20%

  • Develop an annual fundraising strategy to ensure adequate and sustainable funds are available to successfully carry out our work
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donor prospects and maintain loyalty with current donors
  • Manage the donor database, accurate reporting, and acknowledgment of all gifts
  • Work with board members to set annual board fundraising goal and support their engagement in fundraising activities
  • Work in partnership with the Grants Manager to oversee and meet grant requirements
  • Lead coordination of events such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and develop new events to raise issue visibility as well as the organization’s profile
  • Develop an annual community outreach plan to build new relationships, strengthen current relationships, and influence community leaders, funders, policymakers, partners, and other stakeholders

Culture and Belonging – 15%

  • Identify organizational decisions, policies, or practices that have disparate impacts based on identity
  • Provide leadership in developing organizational plans using an equity lens to support the dismantling of white supremacy practices and culture
  • Make changes in systems and practices for staff recruitment, development, retention, and improving organizational culture to operationalize equity
  • Create space for choice point conversations about white supremacy culture with board, staff, and volunteers to build a more equitable and inclusive organization

Communications and Community Relations – 10%

  • Develop and execute an annual communications plan, for example, website, social and local media, newsletters, community education, public relations activities, and impact reports
  • Advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, publicly promote programs, and speak clearly on behalf of the organization
  • Create alliances with community leaders, partners, funders, and other nonprofit organizations and build a strong support network of services
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments and trends in the field of interpersonal violence and the nonprofit sector locally, statewide, and nationally

Board Partnership – 5%

  • Keep the board informed on the health of the organization at all times
  • Assist in the identification, recruitment, and orientation of new board members
  • Engage board members at an optimum level to reach their highest potential
  • Work with the Board President to provide the tools and information necessary to ensure board members are prepared for meetings and able to fulfill their planning, oversight, and fiduciary duties
  • Present strategic, innovative solutions to challenges and define the board’s role in supporting solutions
  • Serve as a proactive liaison between the board and staff

If You Were Here Right Now

If you were here right now, working as the SMRC Executive Director, you would be:

  • Hiring, onboarding, and training new staff members
  • Working with the board fundraising committee to cultivate high-level donors and plan fundraising events
  • Developing and implementing a community outreach plan
  • Executing an equity, diversity, and inclusion assessment through the state of Colorado’s Domestic Violence Program
  • Overseeing challenging grant programming associated with a federal grant
  • Reviewing budgets and scheduling the annual financial audit

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position, with a comprehensive benefits package. The executive director salary range is $95,000 - $110,000. PLEASE NOTE: SMRC will make a housing option available for our Executive Director.

Benefits beginning at your start date: 

  • 10 paid holidays
  • PTO accumulated at 5 hours per pay period for the first two years
  • One paid hour per week dedicated to your wellness

Benefits beginning after the stipulated wait period: 

  • Retirement Account (up to 3% match)
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Wellness package ($1200 per year for health-related activities)
  • Flexible Spending Account ($1200)

How To Apply

If this nonprofit leadership position excites you, please apply at https://apply.workable.com/j/7EF513A492.

The San Miguel Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.