Executive Director

ChildSafe of Colorado
August 9, 2018
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Kristi Hess
262 E. Mountain Ave.


Executive Director, ChildSafe of Colorado


Date: August, 2018

Since 1986, ChildSafe has been helping individuals find their voice and inner strength to put them on a path to healing. ChildSafe also works to educate families and loved ones on how to provide the right support for traumatized children.

In 1998, the organization was converted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so that it could pursue grant funding for the growing number of clients with limited financial resources. Since that time, ChildSafe has operated as a nonprofit organization governed by an active board of directors who provide oversight, governance, and fundraising.

Today, ChildSafe is Northern Colorado’s only comprehensive outpatient treatment program for child and adult victims of childhood abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, and their non-offending family members. ChildSafe treats over eight hundred clients every year.

ChildSafe offers individual and group therapy designed to meet the emotional and educational needs of its patients and patients’ families. ChildSafe strives to help clients through their process of healing to ultimately overcome the damaging effects of child abuse and reach a point of recovery that will last. Led by trained therapists, sessions are conducted in a warm and compassionate environment to make clients feel welcome, comfortable, and heard.

The next Executive Director will have the unique opportunity to build capacity and continue to strengthen the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan for the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Position will provide leadership and support with all fund development initiatives, including but not limited to annual appeals, capital campaigns, grants, and related donor funding, functions, and relationships including legacy and endowment giving.

Organizational Responsibilities Includes:

Achieve Organizational Results

  1. Meet or exceed organizational goals for donor driven fundraising initiatives. Lead and implement initiatives that ensure the organization’s needs for capital and operational funding are met.
  2. Manage the donor relations function and processes. Develop and implement programs which grow the organization’s base of supporters and benefactors.
  3. Manage all departmental operations and special projects within financial budget expectations.
  4. Ensure the financial goals of the organization are supported with timely and effective funding through grants and related sources.

Operational Excellence

  1. Ensure all fundraising operations meet all professional and ethical standards, rules, regulations, and etiquette expected of a highly regarded non-profit organization.
  2. Ensure the timely and professional development of effective marketing programs and collateral associated with all fundraising initiatives.
  3. Manage and ensure all grant related processes, including research, acquisition, and reporting, meet or exceed all standards for timeliness, accuracy, and professionalism.

Relationship Management

  1. Establish and ensure positive, collaborative relationships within and among all areas of the organization.
  2. Manage and ensure positive, effective relationships with the Board of Directors and/or relevant Development committees and volunteers.
  3. Manage and ensure positive, effective relationships with donors, past and future. Endear the organization to the communities it serves, and ensure the organization enjoys a favorable reputation worthy of continued support.

Staff Leadership and Direction

  1. Foster a workplace that results in the development in a high performing team of professionals and staff. Ensure that all staff are properly coached and directed, and that clearly defined measurements of performance and rewards are utilized to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness.
  2. Resolve conflicts and ensure that all associates perform their functions in a manner consistent with organizational policies, procedures, and best practices associated with their respective disciplines.
  3. Act as a principal steward of the organization’s resources. Ensure that the organization’s resources and goodwill are utilized properly, legally, and ethically.
  4. Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times. Represent the organization in the community, at all times, and ensure the individual performance of each associate is consistent with the organization’s values, policies, and goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Call upon major donors and supporters to establish and/or strengthen the level of their financial support to the organization.
  • Develop, implement, and manage organizational development plan that includes annual donor campaign, major gifts, affinity/program gifts, legacy and endowment giving.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive Marketing and Communication Plan to increase awareness of the organization’s footprint in the area.
  • Develop and ensure correct and timely reporting to Board of Directors, executive team, leadership, and donors.
  • Review financial statements and facilitate reconciliation and recognition of donor gifts.
  • Develop budgets, key performance metrics, and departmental/organizational goals.
  • Serve as liaison to major institutional funders.
  • Work with management team, other employees, and Board of Directors to draft annual goals, objectives, and outcome measures.
  • Provide overall direction and priority setting for the fundraising functions of the organization, including staff education and training.
  • Professionalize and systemize the fundraising functions of the agency to be more responsive, effective, and efficient.
  • Develop and recommend development policies and procedures to the Board of Directors.
  • Provide direction and supervision to all grant writing staff.
  • Lead and facilitate solicitation and training of Board of Directors, committee members, and any necessary staff.

Position Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated success managing and leading an organization, preferably a non-profit, through capital campaigns and related, large-scale initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success leading major gift and planned giving programs within an organization of comparable size and scope.
  • Demonstrated success with managing and developing relationships within a variety of constituents, including institutional funders, major donors, volunteers, community leaders, and related supporters.
  • Experience with supervising staff – strong skills in staff management, facilitation, conflict resolution, and team building.
  • Ability to oversee financial budgets and systems.
  • Ability to create a community-driven agenda and strong partnerships.
  • Able to work independently and be self-initiating.
  • Commitment to goals and philosophy of ChildSafe.
  • Grant-writing experience strongly desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public administration, non-profit management, or related field preferred.


  • Local Travel Required
  • Demonstrated efficiency with computers, keyboards, and all related office tools and technology.




How To Apply

Submission Requirements:

  1. Cover Letter explaining your interest in this position
  2. Current Resume
  3. Three References
  4. Writing Sample

Submit in PDF format to kristi@bohemiancompanies.com by August 20, 2018.

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