Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Job Opportunity: Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership Executive Director

Executive Director

Job Description
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership
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Pikes Peak Region
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Job Description: 
The Executive Director (ED) works under the direction of the Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention (PPSP) Board of Directors to carry out the mission of PPSP. The ED coordinates the organization’s staff and volunteers,its programs, finances and advocacy efforts. Must maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field, including training provided by American Association of Suicidology, Centers for Disease Control, El Paso County Coroner, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or equivalent authority on suicidology.
Areas of Responsibility
Executive Administration
  • Act as the Chief Executive officer responsible for managing, training, supervising, terminating, and recognizing the paid and volunteer staff in the performance of their assigned duties. Establish office procedures, guidelines and performance standards.
  • Provide regular office hours.
  • Maintain a cultural climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure communication of relevant issues flows among all groups.
  • Ensure that the organization adheres to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Ensure quality and growth of programs in areas of prevention, intervention and postvention, and community outreach.
  • Oversee and grow annual awareness events, including Walk fundraiser and Give! Campaign. Provide or manage ASIST trainings.
  • Work with graduate student interns and intern supervisors to ensure that internship/practicum requirements are met.
  • Recruit, train and place volunteers into PPSP’s programs. Provide oversight of current strong volunteer base and facilitate further training and utilization of volunteers.
  • Develop and submit program budgets / projections to the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers, community and committee members in developing, implementing, and evaluating current and new programs.

Financial Management
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of sound financial practices.
  • Interact with the finance committee to ensure completion of audits and other financial activities.
  • Work with the staff, executive committee, and Board in preparing a yearly budget.
  • Manage grants and contracts for the organization, assuring reporting requirements are met. Oversee and/or perform all accounting functions, including auditing, budgeting, payroll, monthly bills, yearly IRS return and State of Colorado annual forms.
  • Generate new sources of funding.
  • Maintain current and develop new partners who fundraise for the organization.

Committee support and guidance
  • Assist the committee chairs and provide communication flow among committees, staff, volunteers, and the board of directors as appropriate.
  • Monitor the progress of all committees and support their efficient operation.
  • As appropriate, attend committee meetings and assist committee members in completing their duties.

Board Support
  • Work with the Board President to prepare an agenda for board and/or annual meetings.
  • Assist the board of directors in making fundamental decisions, preparing strategic plans and creating/maintaining policies.
  • Work with the Board to establish which decisions the Board want to be consulted for and which decision should be left to staff and committees.
  • Work closely with board committees such as Executive Committee and Finance Committee. Provide monthly, consistent reporting on the key metrics of the organization to the board.

Community Engagement and Resource Development
  • Engage with reporters, local and state government representatives and members of the community, acting as the public face of the organization.
  • Establish productive working relationships and cooperative arrangements with volunteers, sponsors, donors, consumers, community groups and other organizations.
  • Work with non-profit leaders, governmental entities, business and civic leaders to press for positive change in suicide prevention and intervention and to partner on collaborative projects. Proactively participate in local and state advocacy efforts as part of the Colorado National Coalition.
  • Serve on state and local government committees (e.g. CFRC, Senators task force) relevant to our mission and funding acquisition.
  • Participate in community education events, public speaking events, or panel discussions.
  • Minimum of Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred.
  • Three plus years of nonprofit management or management experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining collaboratives.
  • Experience working with graduate interns and educational institutions.
  • Fund development experience and grant writing experience.
  • Knowledge of non-profit regulations, accounting systems, and laws.
  • Preferred ASIST Trainer or willing to become ASIST trained.
  • Offer pending ability to pass background check, drug screen, possess a current driver’s license and US citizenship.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Dedication to preventing suicide.
Pay DOE.
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership seeks to comply with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.
How To Apply
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Dr. Matt Thelen at: drmattthelen@gmail.com