Jan 15, 2024

Executive Director

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • San Miguel Resource Center
  • Telluride, CO, USA
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED) Fundraising/Development Programs

Job Description

The San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and continued success of the organization: this position reports directly to the Board of Directors, oversees all programs and staff, and manages the annual budget. The ideal candidate will excel in mission fulfillment, leadership, fundraising, and relationship building. The Executive Director will work closely with the board, staff, and volunteers to achieve SMRC’s mission to empower and advocate for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:


  • Direct all programs (advocacy, cultural, volunteer, prevention, rural, and grants) and manage and supervise all staff to ensure effective, sustainable, and consistent delivery of services
  • Actively support programs and employees by providing trauma-informed leadership in crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Engage compassionately and appropriately with diverse clientele navigating crisis and trauma related to interpersonal violence
  • Work in partnership with the grants manager to oversee and meet grant requirements, as well as expand grant opportunities
  • Review Preventive Education programming, teaching materials and procedures to ensure mission compliance and work with local educational leaders to maintain strong partnerships with the school districts in which the program operates
  • Lead regular evaluation processes: program evaluation, organizational assessments, and compliance with government and funder regulations
  • Regularly evaluate programs to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion practices are central to the work being conducted to meet specific grant criteria
  • Maintain expertise of programming, developments, and research in the field of interpersonal violence and the nonprofit sector locally, statewide, and nationally


  • Publicly promote programs and speak clearly on behalf of the organization
  • Create alliances with community leaders, partners, funders, and other nonprofit organizations to build a strong network of services
  • Partner with local schools and educators to enhance youth violence prevention program effectiveness and awareness
  • Lead Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month awareness campaigns, and develop new events to increase visibility of the organization
  • Design, execute, and lead an annual community outreach plan, including a communications and public relations strategy, to build new relationships, strengthen current relationships, and increase mission awareness


  • Draft annual operating budget
  • Create and interpret monthly financial statements including comparisons to previous years to monitor adequate cash flow
  • Track all financial disbursements and revenue activities in partnership with the grants manager and bookkeeper
  • Expand fundraising opportunities by conceptualizing and executing new campaigns and events
  • Develop annual fundraising strategy to ensure adequate, sustainable, and expanding donor funds
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donor prospects and maintain relationships with current donors


  • Balance leadership and management with a commitment to shared responsibility with staff
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, onboarding, professional development, and release of staff and contractors, as well as administrative procedures and general office management
  • Analyze current staffing structure, determine necessary staffing patterns, and create succession plans
  • Edit systems and practices, as necessary, for staff recruitment, development, and retention with a focus on merit, diversity and equity
  • Develop and implement employee performance review processes and accountability practices that provide opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Serve as a proactive liaison between board and staff
  • Present strategic, innovative solutions to challenges
  • Assist board president, as requested, to ensure board members are prepared and able to fulfill their planning, oversight, and fiduciary duties

Hiring Organization

San Miguel Resource Center



  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects at once
  • High level office and time management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and client service skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to exercise discretion, judgment, tact, and poise in handling highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong presentation skills: ability to speak confidently and clearly communicate with employees, stakeholders and diverse client communities
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and analytical reasoning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple processes and priorities at once


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a related field preferred
  • Advanced degree in a related field highly desirable
  • Spanish language skills preferred
  • Experience managing employees and performance
  • Experience working directly with clients preferred
  • Exceptional computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn and adapt to new systems

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Human Services, Mental Health/Crisis Intervention




Employer paid medical, dental, vision, HRA, IRA, and wellness stipend option 60 days after 1st of the month following start date.

Application Instructions

Please email resume and cover letter to info@smrcco.org, ATTN: Ana Bowling, Board President.

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