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Executive Director

Job Description
Organization: 
OUR Center
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Ft.Collins/Greeley, Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Executive
Job Description: 

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

About OUR Center

Founded in 1986 and designed to unite community resources in support of those in need, Outreach United Resource Center, Inc. (OUR Center) works to create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive place for St Vrain Valley residents to seek an array of services to regain or begin their road to self-sufficiency.

Located in a modern 30,000 square foot facility and an off-site child-development center, OUR Center’s 43-person staff and 1,000+ volunteer force serves over 100,000 hot meals and distributes over 1,000,000 pounds of groceries to nearly 20,000 households annually. OUR Center resource navigators support participants in accessing utility shut-off prevention services, rent vouchers, emergency shelter and self-sufficiency case management services. The OUR Center’s Colorado Level 5-rated Aspen Center for Child Development provides day care and school readiness programs to children and their families in and around the Longmont community.

The OUR Center is a Family Resource Center (FRC). FRCs partner with individuals and the entire family to help them become more self-reliant in key areas that affect family stability including parenting, health, education, employment, housing and financial management. This initiative intends to have a long-term and sustained impact on the enhanced capacity of individuals and parents to provide for themselves and their children’s needs, and for communities to serve people in need.

Position Summary

In light of the retirement of the OUR Center’s highly respected, long-term leader, the board of directors seeks an executive director who is committed to advancing the mission of helping people in the St. Vrain Region move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources. This compassionate, skilled and innovative leader will have administrative, programmatic, fiscal, marketing, fundraising and community relations responsibility for the OUR Center.

In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for developing the long-term strategic plan and implementing the yearly operational plan, complete with goals and metrics in support of the board’s annual direction. The director is also responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures follow applicable regulations and good business practices.

The director will complete the transition of the OUR Center to an FRC in collaboration with homeless prevention and poverty initiatives including Bridges Out of Poverty, Boulder County Connect (BCC) Software, LENA Partnership with the St. Vrain Valley School District, and the Longmont Housing Opportunity Team.

Areas of Responsibility

1) ​Governance & Leadership​: Works with board to fulfill the organization mission and provides organizational leadership.

  • Responsible for leading OUR Center in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Foster positive relationships among the Board, CEO, and staff, and build an effective team to perform activities to accomplish the OUR Center mission and purpose.
  • Represent the OUR Center at area gatherings, meetings, and with key constituents and act as a spokesperson for the OUR Center. Prospect, cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, associations, partners and constituents.
  • Oversee daily, weekly and annual operational activities.

 

 ​2) Financial Performance and Viability​: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of OUR Center, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support OUR Center’s mission.
  • Prospect, cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential funding partners.

3) Organization Mission, Strategy, and Program​: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs and strategic planning.

  • Responsible for implementation of OUR Center’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Provide oversight and leadership to the OUR Center team in planning for the successful delivery of OUR Center programs.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that OUR Center can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of OUR Center’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of special projects for the purpose of successful delivery and quality of services.

 ​4) Organization Operations:​ Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization (OUR Center) are appropriate.

  • Responsible effective administration of OUR Center operations, including business, financial, human resource, and organizational practices.​ Provide direction and oversight to business operations.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified, and energized staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

5. Partnerships and Collaboration: Develops and manages collaborative partnerships in support of the mission.

  • Sets strategic direction for partnerships with outside agencies, including funders, to leverage their support.  
  • Establishes and maintain relationships with various partner organizations, funders and community leaders; utilizes those relationships to strategically enhance OUR Center’s mission.
  • Serves on partner organization boards of directors and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Utilizes external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Executive nonprofit management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) preferred
  • Understanding of and experience working in the social services and/or family services field; values the OUR Center’s participant-driven focus
  • Solid, hands-on fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Experience in fundraising; both in plan development and execution
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and leverage the individual skill sets toward a collective vision
  • Understanding of and experience working within the changing dynamics of fundraising for nonprofits
  • Collaboration / partnership-focused; can demonstrate a track record of building and managing successful partnerships; ability to work in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Understanding of and experience working with nonprofits on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to business planning
  • Compassionate leader and colleague
Compensation/Benefits

OUR Center offers an annual base salary of $85,000-$120,000 determined by skill set, experience and education, as well as comprehensive and competitive benefits.

How To Apply

Application packages are being received by interSector Partners, L3C until 5:00 p.m on March 29, 2019. To access the complete job posting and link to full application instructions, please visit the OUR Center Web site: https://www.ourcenter.org/staff/

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