Families Forward Resource Center
Job Description

Job Title: Executive Director
Reports To: FFRC Board of Directors and Co Nonprofit Development Center
Position: Full-time, Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Full Benefits and Competitive Paid-Time Off

Organizational Summary
Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) is a comprehensive, full-service family resource center with office in Aurora, Colorado, and Denver’s Montbello and Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods. The mission of FFRC is to strengthen and enrich families in northeast Denver and north Aurora through comprehensive family support services and collaborative partnerships. Core programming at FFRC includes family development: a research-supported, strengths-based case management methodology shown to assist families in achieving self-identified goals, with additional wraparound services that include parent education, healthy infant support, basic needs support, youth development, fatherhood support, family leadership training, and much more. The organization has been in existence since 1995, has about 18 full-time and 20 part-time staff, and is a member of the Family Resource Center Association in Colorado.

Position Summary
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director provides overall management of the Families Forward Resource Center’s operations and programs, ensuring that the organization is fiscally sound while continuing to preserve its programmatic excellence.


Board support (20%)
• Participate with the Board of Directors in developing and maintaining a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
• Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
• Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities, including staffing standing board committees
• Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff
• Help attract new board members whose talents, commitment and contacts are congruent with the needs and mission of the Families Forward Resource Center
• Act as a spokesperson for the organization, in addition to the Board President
• Oversee operational planning and management, as well as the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization

Community relations/advocacy and fundraising (30%)
• Develop funding opportunities including grants and partnerships
• Provide strategic leadership to fundraising initiatives and activities as appropriate
• Establish good working relationships and strategic alliances with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization and to expand its influence
• In conjunction with program managers, maintain and evaluate existing strategic alliances and develop new strategic alliances/ collaborations
• Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
• Broaden the Families Forward Resource Center’s networks of individuals, corporations, and foundation and government representatives to the programmatic and financial benefit of the organization
• Improve the organization’s service and adaptive capacities through participation in the FRCA and CNDC leadership networks, and other professional development opportunities

Program planning and management (15%)
• Through supervision of program managers, oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services
• Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
• Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
• Ensure effectiveness of programs and services through maintaining strategic networks and positive community relationships
• Serve as Project Director on federal Healthy Start grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
• Serve as Privacy Officer to oversee and ensure agency compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Human resources planning and management (15%)
With support from Colorado Nonprofit Development Center:
• Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
• Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission
• Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
• Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff according to strategic goals on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
• Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures
• Provide oversight to the implementation of contract and volunteer services

Financial planning and management (20%)
• Work with the Board Executive Committee and CNDC to prepare a comprehensive and realistic budget
• Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board (according to approved budget) and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
• Ensure contract compliance and fidelity to donor intentions
• Work with the Board and the Director of Development to secure diverse and adequate funding for the operation of the organization and to plan for long term fund development
• Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public administration, nonprofit management or other relevant field
• Minimum five years’ experience supervising staff
• Proven financial management and fundraising experience, especially in raising “non-grant” revenue
• Demonstrated experience in navigating governmental systems
• Demonstrated experience in grant management, including government grants and contracts
• Knowledge and understanding of communities in which FFRC operates

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in social work, public administration, nonprofit management or other relevant field
• Bilingual in English/Spanish
• Track record of working effectively with a volunteer board of directors
• Residency or work history in northeast Denver
• Minimum five years’ experience in coordinating programs relevant to the FFRC mission
• Experience in program evaluation

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, professional writing sample, 3 references and desired salary to [email protected] with “FFRC Executive Director Position” in the subject line of the e-mail.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualification that may be required either now or in the future.

Families Forward Resource Center is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees.