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Executive Director, The Bridge – providing emergency housing for SW Colorado

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The Bridge Emergency Shelter
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The Bridge, located in Cortez, Colorado, is recruiting to fill its Executive Director position with employment beginning Aug. 1, 2021. The Bridge Board of Directors is looking for an Executive Director with experience in fundraising and management of homeless shelter operations. We also seek a leader with fresh ideas about funding sources and ways to expand services for the homeless and those at risk of housing insecurity.

Areas of Responsibility


Fundraising and PR/Promotions:

  • Seek new funding sources via grants, foundations and donors on a local, regional or national level.
  • Promote The Bridge and its services to community stakeholders; e.g. city council, county commissioners and other entities as requested
  • Participate in interviews with local newspapers, radio and social media
  • Oversee website updates
  • Welcome visitors to the shelter

Budget and Finance:

  • Maintain list of eligible grants from foundations and complete grant applications in a timely manner
  • Submit Enterprise Zone applications as needed to continue eligibility
  • Create annual budget for approval to the board of directors
  • Submit bills to be paid to accounting, with clear direction for expenditure line items
  • Manage database of donors to share with the board and work with volunteers who update the information in Salesforce
  • Provide all materials requested to auditor
  • Research new avenues for raising revenue
  • Maintain cash flow projections as indicated

Human Resources:

  • Maintain all personnel files and conduct annual reviews
  • Submit bi-weekly payroll to accounting
  • Supervise managers, cook, and others who are not supervised by the Bridge shelter manager.

Relationship and Obligations to the Board of Directors:

  • Prepare documents for board meetings
  • Arrange annual meeting
  • Assist in process of keeping bylaws current

General Management and Oversight:

  • Maintain sufficient insurance coverage for 1) liability and 2) Director and Officers
  • Submit annual documentation to the Colorado Secretary of State for continuation of our good standing as a non-profit
  • Arrange for seasonal maintenance issues to be addressed.
  • Arrange for rapid response for any deficiencies with the building and its operations
  • Submit annual Felon Friendly Housing vendor form to the Colorado State Department of Corrections
  • Maintain or update MOU’s with partner agencies, such as the Wagees program with the Pinon Project.
  • Graduate degree/credentialing in social services, public policy or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years experience in nonprofit or senior management, program development, participation in strategic planning and supervision of middle management personnel
  • Passion for service to the marginalized
  • A desire to serve a rural, underserved population
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Adept in conflict management and resolution
  • Flexible, collaborative and people-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Word, Excel, and Quickbooks
  • Working knowledge of accrual accounting
  • Experience with social media and website management

$55,000 per year

  • 32-hour average work week
  • 4 weeks paid time off
  • Flexible hours
How To Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 1, 2021. Please send a resume and a cover letter, along with at least three references to: Be sure to outline your management and fundraising experience in your letter. In your email, please put “EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPLICATION” in the subject line.

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