Executive Director - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to launch and lead Friends of the Children in Colorado Springs. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors – 12+years, no matter what. As Executive Director for the independent Colorado Springs chapter, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and intergenerational poverty in El Paso County. 

Our Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children and families facing life's greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and the success of our outcomes. They will serve a key role in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism within their chapter. They will be a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve.

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with community leaders, caregivers, families, and children, understanding our core model as it relates to both the incredible potential of every child and family and also the significant barriers facing children and families impacted by foster care. The candidate will also have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading strategic planning, reviewing financial statements, overseeing program evaluation, and asking donors for financial support.

The right leader will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization's mission is executed with full engagement of the youth, families, and communities impacted by our work.

 Are you this amazing leader? Here's what we have to offer you:

  • Opportunity to work with and build an engaged, motivated Board that works to provide solid governance and sustainability for the chapter.
  • Opportunity to hire and partner with a team of talented local employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary and impactful organization.
  • Support from a strong, cohesive National team committed to innovation and high standards.
  • Respect for work-life balance for yourself and others. You'll bring your full self to work and lead by example by integrating work and personal life with attention to self-care so that your work schedule is not depleting.
  • A comprehensive benefits package.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience: 100K-125K (salary/incentive)
  • Most of all, you get to lead an exceptional organization that helps children and families facing incredible odds change their life stories every day.

At Friends of the Children, you will get to think globally and act locally. You will be part of an established growing national network that provides professional mentors to thousands of children and caregivers across the country. As the Executive Director for Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs, you'll receive expert support from our National team, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. You will also work with a talented team of leaders from other locations across the country, who collaborate to support the implementation of the model and our award-winning national scaling plan.

Compensation: 100K-125K (salary/incentive)

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12+ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.