Job Posting

Position Title:   Executive Director

United Way of Morgan County Colorado

Reports to:  The Board of Directors

Organization overview:   The United Way of Morgan County’s mission is to strengthen Morgan County’s communities by fostering volunteer action, building resources and caring for individuals. ”LIVE UNITED” is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering.  The United Way of Morgan County (UWMC) is a charitable non-profit organization that works to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all in Morgan County.  The UWMC believes that everyone is entitled to a quality education, a family sustaining income and good health.  UWMC mobilizes people and organizations from across the region to bring passion, expertise and the resources needed to meet targeted goals.  We serve to improve education, income and health at a community level with a budget of currently around $300,000.

Overview of responsibilities:  The Executive Director (ED) is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of the staff, board members and volunteers.  The ED is the Chief Mobilizer. This individual leverages the power of relationships and of broad business and management skills & is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The ED is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies from broad investment and impact.  The ED is steward of the Brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of UWMC.  This individual is responsible for building trust in the UWMC and its relevance in the community.  This individual values network and strives to leverage UWMC breadth of community presence, relationships and strategy.

Key Responsibilities/essential functions: 

The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Community Impact:  The ED is responsible for the overall impact of UWMC on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda.  The ED works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising funds to support it.  This individual will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.

Resource Development:  The ED is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at staff and board level.

Strategic Management:   The ED serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation.  This individual will partner with the Board of Directors and future UWMC senior leadership to craft organizational goals and develop strategies to ensure that they are achieved.  This individual ensures coordination and alignment of all UWMC activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development and staff alignment.

Organization Management:   The ED is accountable for building and leading high performance teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organization results.  This individual maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors.  The ED assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing, directly supervises future leadership positions and establishes individual goals; manages organizational spending, monitors budget compliance, and mitigates financial risks; and ensures that the UWMC goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.

Experience/Position Requirements preferred: 

  • Relevant experience working in the non-profit sector (United Way experience is desirable), and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Alternatively, experience in the leadership and management of organization of comparable size and mission.
  • Expertise on issues relevant to the organization.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
  • Experience across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and business environments.
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
  • Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.

There will be both background and drug screening done.

To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and salary requirements by April 20, 2017, to Robert Tolson, Board of Directors President, Post Office Box 1425, Fort Morgan, CO., 80701.

No phone calls please.