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Executive Director

San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC)
Telluride, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: PLEASE NOTE: The San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) will make a housing option available for our Executive Director. About the San Miguel Resource Center The mission of the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) is to empower and advocate for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention and supportive services, while promoting social change through prevention education and community awareness. The San Miguel Resource Center is based in the town of Telluride in the beautiful San Juan mountains of Colorado. SMRC was founded in 1993 as the Tomboy House by citizens who were concerned about the unmet needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the community. Prior to SMRCs founding, all domestic violence and sexual assault crisis services were handled by law enforcement and social service agencies who lacked the time, training, and capacity to adequately support victims and their families. In response, victims and community members initiated a grassroots effort resulting in the formation of SMRC. The organization has grown with the community; serving 28 victims in 1994 and 176 in 2021. SMRC is the ONLY agency serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our rural service area. About the Position The SMRC Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organizationboard, staff, admin, programs, fundraising, communications, culture, and community relations. This position reports directly to the board of directors, supervises staff, and oversees a $1 million annual budget. The Executive Director works closely with the board, staff, and volunteer advocates to achieve SMRCs mission. SMRC will make a housing option available for our Executive Director. This position requires occasional domestic travel. Keys to Success To be successful in this job, the Executive Director will excel in four areas: Mission Commitment: Energized by the mission. Demonstrates knowledge of victim advocacy and identifies with organizational purpose. Proud to work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sensitive to our client base and need for confidentiality. Always looking for ways to improve and refine services. Leadership: Experience in leading a nonprofit organization. Approaches leadership with a mindset of influence rather than authority. Enjoys supervising others. Motivated by the success of the board and staff. Treats people with equality and respect. Optimistic, charismatic, and comfort serving as a public figure. Proven track record of upholding diverse viewpoints and creating space to have difficult conversations to promote real change. Fundraising: Leads fundraising efforts and supports the boards involvement in fundraising activities. Creates and implements fundraising plans to meet financial goals. Cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors. Works with the board and staff to plan and execute fundraising events and analyze outcomes for continued improvement. Ability to inspire and influence people to financially support our work. Relationship Building: Exhibits enthusiasm for meeting and engaging with people. Proactively seeks opportunities to partner and collaborate. Builds authentic, impactful alliances across the communities we serve. Personable, genuine, and able to put people at ease. Excellent communicator, listener, and connector. Exceptional interpersonal skills to elicit advancement of mission and vision. Responsibilities Leadership and Team Management 30%Work with the board and staff to define the organizations future direction and develop strategic plans to achieve the mission and visionAnalyze current staffing structure, determine the staffing patterns necessary, develop job descriptions, and create succession plansOversee recruitment, hiring, and release of paid staff and contractors and ensure sound HR practices are in placeProvide management and supervision of all programs and staff to ensure effective service deliveryDevelop and implement employee performance review processes and accountability practices that allow for personal and professional development opportunities Finance and Operations 20%Develop annual operating budget for board approval and realistic program budgets with staff supportCreate and interpret monthly financial statements with comparisons to previous years, monitor adequate cash flow, and present meaningful data to board and staffIn coordination with the Grants Manager, and Bookkeeper track and approve all financial disbursements and revenue activities and respond to cash-flow issuesLead regular evaluation processes, including program evaluation, organizational and board self-assessment, and compliance with government and funder regulationsMaintain client management database in coordination with the Client Services Manager and use data to generate reports for board, staff, volunteers, funders, etc. Fundraising and Development 20%Develop an annual fundraising strategy to ensure adequate and sustainable funds are available to successfully carry out our workIdentify, cultivate, and solicit donor prospects and maintain loyalty with current donorsManage the donor database, accurate reporting, and acknowledgment of all giftsWork with board members to set annual board fundraising goal and support their engagement in fundraising activitiesWork in partnership with the Grants Manager to oversee and meet grant requirementsLead coordination of events such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and develop new events to raise issue visibility as well as the organizations profileDevelop an annual community outreach plan to build new relationships, strengthen current relationships, and influence community leaders, funders, policymakers, partners, and other stakeholders Culture and Belonging 15%Identify organizational decisions, policies, or practices that have disparate impacts based on identityProvide leadership in developing organizational plans using an equity lens to support the dismantling of white supremacy practices and cultureMake changes in systems and practices for staff recruitment, development, retention, and improving organizational culture to operationalize equityCreate space for choice point conversations about white supremacy culture with board, staff, and volunteers to build a more equitable and inclusive organization Communications and Community Relations 10%Develop and execute an annual communications plan, for example, website, social and local media, newsletters, community education, public relations activities, and impact reportsAdvocate for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, publicly promote programs, and speak clearly on behalf of the organizationCreate alliances with community leaders, partners, funders, and other nonprofit organizations and build a strong support network of servicesMaintain knowledge of current developments and trends in the field of interpersonal violence and the nonprofit sector locally, statewide, and nationally Board Partnership 5%Keep the board informed on the health of the organization at all timesAssist in the identification, recruitment, and orientation of new board membersEngage board members at an optimum level to reach their highest potentialWork with the Board President to provide the tools and information necessary to ensure board members are prepared for meetings and able to fulfill their planning, oversight, and fiduciary dutiesPresent strategic, innovative solutions to challenges and define the boards role in supporting solutionsServe as a proactive liaison between the board and staff If You Were Here Right Now If you were here right now, working as the SMRC Executive Director, you would be:Hiring, onboarding, and training new staff membersWorking with the board fundraising committee to cultivate high-level donors and plan fundraising eventsDeveloping and implementing a community outreach planExecuting an equity, diversity, and inclusion assessment through the state of Colorados Domestic Violence ProgramOverseeing challenging grant programming associated with a federal grantReviewing budgets and scheduling the annual financial audit Requirements SMRC is looking for an experienced nonprofit leader who is compassionate, confident, and willing to advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in an increasingly diverse, rural community. The ideal candidate is an accomplished nonprofit leader who models inclusive and equitable practices, has a successful fundraising track record, is a skilled relationship builder, and demonstrates a commitment to ending violence in all forms. Spanish language skills and prior knowledge of interpersonal violence are both plusses but not requirements. Benefits This is a full-time, exempt position, with a comprehensive benefits package. The executive director salary range is $95,000 - $110,000. At start date, benefits are 10 paid holidays, PTO accumulated at five hours per pay period for the first two years, and one paid hour per week dedicated to wellness. Benefits beginning after a stipulated wait period include health, dental and vision coverage, retirement account (up to 3% match), wellness package ($1,200 per year for health-related activities), and Flexible Spending Account ($1,200).

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