Job Announcement: WCC Executive Director

Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is hiring a full-time Executive Director based out of its Grand Junction office.  (For a pdf of this job announcement, click here.)

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan with the Board of Directors.
  • Working with Grant Writer and Development Coordinator to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan.
  • Developing working relationships with key foundation contacts and major donors.
  • Preparing annual budget with board treasurer for Board of Directors’ approval.
  • Overseeing financial management and cash flow to ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Determining staffing needs to meet operational goals, and overseeing staff hiring, orientation and training.
  • Supervising staff and conducting annual performance evaluations.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of communication, cooperation, and community among WCC staff, board, and within organization.

Preferred candidate will have successful experience in: 

  • Foundation and major donor fundraising,
  • Non-profit administration and management,
  • Staff supervision, and
  • Visioning and strategic planning;

As well as having:

  • Belief in and understanding of the principles of community organizing,
  • Time management and prioritization skills,
  • Familiarity with the western slope of Colorado,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience.

Compensation: Salary $50,000-$55,000.  Health insurance, 4 weeks vacation, retirement account after one-year, and sabbatical after 5 years.

To apply:  Email cover letter, résumé, short writing sample (e.g., newsletter article or letter-to-the-editor) and four (4) references to WCC Search Committee at: [email protected]  Application deadline: 9/1/14.  Western Colorado Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Questions?  Contact Brenda, WCC’s Administrative Assistant, at (970) 210-5242.

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