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Executive Director

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Jeffco Schools Foundation
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The Jeffco Schools Foundation is seeking a dynamic, proven leader to take this unique and mission driven organization to the next level. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy that enables scalable and sustainable growth, overseeing the successful implementation of all Foundation programs, and being a prominent, passionate Jeffco K-12 advocate in our greater community. To achieve our mission in support of the Jeffco Schools District – to connect the community to Jeffco classroom needs, and bring resources and partnerships to bridge gaps facing the district, schools, teachers and students – the Executive Director will lead a coordinated strategy, effectively engaging the staff, board, community partners, school district personnel, venders and others as needed.



  • Strategic Planning. The Executive Director will
    • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan that will include short- and long-term goals and the tactical actions to achieve those goals.
    • Define and communicate to the Board and other stakeholders as appropriate rationales for strategic and tactical decisions.
  • Fundraising. The Executive Director will
    • Develop a robust, sustainable fundraising strategy with an emphasis on new donor development including identifying, solidifying and growing new and recurring major donor relationships. This should include:
      • Individual and corporate donors
      • Foundation grants
    • Coordinate recurring fundraising activities, including the annual Gala and Love Our Schools Luncheon, ensuring revenue goals for each event are met or exceeded.
    • Be an engaged and passionate advocate for Jeffco schools, students and faculty with the greater donor community, developing lasting donor relationships and managing a donor database that includes effective messaging and follow-up.
  • Program Management. The Executive Director will
    • Oversee the effective implementation of Foundation programs, including but not limited to:
      • assessing the alignment with organization and District goals, and
      • measuring impact based on established and measurable baselines and goals.
    • Identify as appropriate viable potential partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors who can bring critical financial and other resources to maximize Foundation managed programs.
  • Financial and Operational Reporting. The Executive Director will
    • Coordinate with Foundation and District staff, grantees and grantors, as appropriate, concerning all aspects of financial and operational data.
    • Report all financial and operational data clearly and accurately to the Board at recurring (quarterly or bi-monthly) board meetings or as requested by individual Board committees, i.e., Executive, Finance, Governance, Strategy, and/or Communications.
  • Communications Management. The Executive Director will
    • Develop and implement a robust and strategic communications plan that will include:
      • Proactive social media presence, using platforms such as the Foundation website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others as appropriate.
    • Serve as the official representative and spokesperson for the Foundation and its internal and external public relations strategy.
    • Provide a plan for updating the Foundation’s website, including information accuracy, user-friendliness and functionality.
  • Board, District, Community, and Partner Engagement. The Executive Director will
    • Serve as the Foundation’s liaison to the Board of Directors, District personnel, donors,  grantees, grantors, and other Foundation partners.
    • Encourage Board members to participate as “ambassadors” in Foundation-related activities, including donor-focused events and program activities.
    • Identify opportunities to represent the Foundation in communities that include new prospective donors, grantors, community partners and District-sponsored events.
  • Team Management. The Executive Director will
    • Effectively manage the Foundation staff in fulfilling the Strategic Plan and all other operational activities.
    • Provide effective and supportive oversight of program implementation teams.
    • Effectively integrate and support Board engagement in Foundation-supported activities.
  • Other tasks and duties as requested by the board.
Areas of Responsibility


Fundraising (50%)

Community/Partner Relations (25%)

Operational Oversight/Administration (15%)

Board Relations (10%)

  • • Bachelor’s degree and five years of senior management within a nonprofit organization(s); executive management experience with demonstrated successes (fundraising and program) preferred • Understanding of the challenges faced by public school districts,


  • The salary range is $80,000-$100,000 based on skills and experience
  • The incumbent will be eligible for the full-time benefits package as outlined on the Jeffco Public School website (Employment page)
How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by December 1, 2019 to:

Jeffco Schools Foundation

581 Conference Place

Golden, CO 80401

Attn: Dayna Ashley-Oehm, Board President


Or email to: Please include in the subject line: “JSF ED Search

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