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Executive Director
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Adam's Camp | Englewood, CO
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Job Description

Position: Executive Director
Position Status: Full Time
Reports to: President of the Board of
Organization Overview
When a child has special needs, the entire family has special
needs. The mission of Adam's Camp is to realize the potentials
and develop the strengths of children and young adults by
bringing together families with professionals and volunteers
to collaboratively provide customized, intensive therapy,
family support, and recreation in a camp environment.
Adam's Camp envisions a world where children with special needs
and their families are empowered with the courage, hope,
skills and tools for a lifelong journey of
realizing potentials and developing strengths.
The core culture of our organization is built upon these
1. A child is best served within the context of the family
2. All individuals have life-long potential for growth
3. Our community is richer for the inclusion of all members.
We value:
> An environment that is supportive, caring, responsive and
> Integrity, transparency, honesty and respect
> Fiscal responsibility
> Innovation, quality and affordability
> Community partnerships
> Family.
Job Overview
The Executive Director is the chief person responsible for the
successful implementation of our signature programs and for
all aspect of the organization's systems and structures.
By working with Board members and staff, the Executive Director
leads the organization in areas including:
1. Financial Health
2. Personnel
3. Communications and Public Relations
4. Board of Directors
5. Planning and Implementation of Programs and Strategies
6. Fundraising and Community Development
7. Administrative.
Specific Duties are described below but the list is not intended
to be an exhaustive list of all tasks, responsibilities, or
qualifications with this job.
1. Financial Health
The Executive Director oversees the development of the annual
budget, provides standard financial controls including annual
audit, ensures compliance with all Federal and State tax laws,
oversees production of the annual report, and maintains a
balanced budget. The Director of Finance and the Board of
Directors work closely along with the Executive Director in
all aspects of financial management. Work with the Investment
Committee to monitor investment management to maintain and maximize
security and growth.
2. Personnel
Effectively hire, manage and develop direct reports. Supervise
indirect report personnel to ensure compliance with
regulations and consistency with policies and procedures.
Create an office culture consistent with our values statement.
Employment policies and procedures, human resource strategies,
and all legal requirements are to be maintained and compliance
should be ensured. Training, evaluations, and professional
development should be effective in recruiting, developing,
and maintaining highly qualified staff. The Executive Director
has the authority to conduct hiring and, if necessary,
dismissal of an employee. The Executive Director provides support
for all positions within the organization.
3. Communications and Public Relations
Working with the Director of Communications and the Board, the
Executive Director is responsible for the development and
implementation of an effective broad-based communication plan
which increases community awareness of our programs in a timely
manner. The communication plan should generate exposure and provide
opportunities for the development of relationships with community
partners. Participation in public presentations, media releases,
and speaking at events is key.
4. Board of Directors
Provide leadership in the development of the Board of Directors
including training, reports of programs and outcomes,
presentations, and introduction to community leaders and
partners. Assist the Board with long range strategic planning for
the organization, committee work, and with fundraising. Work
with the President to prepare for each Board meeting including
creating agendas, materials and reports for discussion. Attend all
Board meetings as an ex-officio member. Report to the Board on the
performance of the organization including programs, finance,
development, and community relations. Keep the President and
Executive Committee apprised of progress on goals and objectives,
and issues about employment, promotion, and disciplinary actions of
employees in a timely fashion.
5. Planning and Implementation of Programs
Ensure the necessary resources, procedures, training, and
systems are accessible and effective for the daily operations
and provision of Adam's Camp signature programs. Work with the
Board of Directors and staff to provide direction and planning for
program development and evaluation. Effectively and
efficiently use committees, volunteers, financial resources
and staff to produce programs consistent with our mission
and vision. Ensure proper licensure, State and Federal
requirements, and risk management policies and procedures are
complied with at all levels. Work with Outreach sites
to maintain a presence within the Outreach sites, and help
lead, as a representative of Colorado, the broad goals and
objective of the Outreach program.
6. Fundraising and Community Development
Oversee with the Director of Development and the Board of
Directors, a
thriving fund development program. Ensure effective strategies
nurture our core donor base, support and expand effective
fundraising events, and successfully identify and develop new
donors and sponsors. Develop business strategies to secure
community partners committed to our growth. Provide resources and
training for an effective development program.
7. Administrative
Oversee management of the facilities. Update organizational
policies and procedures routinely, work with Outreach among
all Adam's Camp sites as determined with input from the Board,
and effectively use available resources for maximum impact
in programming and daily operations.
Essential Skills and Knowledge
This position requires demonstrable experience in managing
staff, creating strategic plans and initiatives, managing a
budget and overseeing communications and development.
A heart-felt comfort and understanding of the special needs
community is required.
Excellent oral, written and public speaking skills is key.
Business acumen in the workings of a non-profit organization
are key, as is innovative and entrepreneurial thinking as it
relates to creating programs and funding.
A "corporate presence" balanced with a family mentality that
will be flexible with organizational growth and new opportunities
is vital.
Skills in managing conflict and identifying priorities should be
demonstrated. The ability to build trusting relationships with the
staff, families served, and the Board of Directors is imperative.
Being comfortable with a local as well as national presence is
Education: A BA/BS is highly preferred.
Required Experience: Minimum 5 years
To Apply: Please forward, via email, your cover letter
(addressing how you meet "What we are looking for"), resume, and
salary requirements to our Search Committee Chair, Pat Colip, at
Please use "Executive Director Adam's Camp" in the email subject
line. All application information must be received via email - no
hard copies will be accepted. No phone calls, please.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location