The Executive Director serves as the chief executive and management official of the organization reporting directly to the District’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for all business operations (administrative, financial, technical and external affairs) and manages a small team of professionals. The Executive Director must be able to lead the team, delegate, and play to the strengths of the staff.
The Executive Director must possess strong oral and written communication skills and be capable of communicating difficult issues with candor. The Executive Director works collaboratively to bring together groups of diverse interests in complicated and sometimes contentious matters. The Executive Director is expected to offer creative solutions to policy and other issues to the Board that seek to represent all of the water-related priorities of the District’s diverse constituency. The Executive Director represents the District’s broad range of constituents and priorities at conferences, speaking engagements and on local, statewide, and national matters. The Executive Director must be able to work and negotiate with other stakeholders throughout Colorado and other Colorado River basin states in a professional manner, seeking win-win solutions whenever possible.