Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Cheyenne Village, Inc., a local 501(c)(3), the largest and oldest provider of residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Colorado Springs is seeking qualified applicants for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The CEO is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization. The CEO identifies operating goals and strategic plans in conjunction with the Board of Directors and works to achieve these goals within the framework of the policies, procedures, mission, and vision established by the Board of Directors. The CEO, in collaboration with the Leadership team, Staff, and Board of Directors, is responsible for building and maintaining trust in Cheyenne Village and its relevance in our community. The CEO functions at a high level of business and management skills with particular grace in building and leveraging community relationships to grow resources and financial support for Cheyenne Village. The CEO reports directly to and works in close partnership with the Board of Directors to enable the board to fulfill its governance function.
Overall organizational leadership and management including the following:
As Chairperson of the Leadership Team, CEO serves as a positive community advocate both for the Cheyenne Village organization as well as for the industry. CEO serves as primary point of contact for key funders and government/non-government agencies. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with leaders of organizations in the nonprofit sector and agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsible for monitoring trends within governmental programs and within care services and proactively identifying and responding to issues and opportunities that may affect the agency.
Establishes and maintains sound operating policies and procedures to include oversight of human resources management to ensure compliance with the guidelines of regulatory agencies. Develops recommendations for organizational structure and compensation policies.
Supervises Leadership Team, Directors and Managers, in accordance to the organizational chart and monitors team members providing feedback and support through regular evaluations including action steps as needed to maintain high-performing staff to implement organizational mission.
Maintains sound fiscal policies including establishing and adhering to an annual budget and supporting consistent financial reporting including monthly financial reports for Board review as well as facilitating an annual financial audit. Responsible for overseeing fundraising planning and implementation, including developing a fundraising budget and researching funding sources.
Serves as primary interface with Board of Directors for communications regarding Cheyenne Village operations, issues and policies, providing support to Board committees including facilitating strategic planning, board recruitment and development and fundraising/public relations activities of the Board.
Skills / Requirements
Demonstrates ethical and respectful interactions; works with integrity and respects diversity.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing emotional topics.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Initiates and manages change. Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
Demonstrates strong leadership skills. Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates other to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; provides vision and inspirations to peers and subordinates; gives appropriate recognition to others; displays passion and optimism; organizes others to fulfill the mission.
Understands business implications of decisions; aligns work with strategic goals.
Works within approved budget; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgement; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Follows policies and procedures; supports organization’s mission and goals in appearance and interactions; commitment to attention to detail.
Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Five years’ experience in management/supervisory position in a nonprofit or public agency. Experience working with a board of directors desirable. Working knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management. Demonstrated ability in public speaking, clear and effective written and oral communication required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Maintains acceptable criminal background, MVR, DORA and CAPS checks. Maintain valid US driver's license.
Pay: $120,000 to $150,000/year
Job Status: Full Time