The Deputy Director serves as a leader for the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and is charged with overseeing organizational operations and team success. The position is integral to Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation’s mission to advance oral health equity across the state. This position will guide the foundation’s impact strategy through philanthropy, impact investing, coalition building, evaluation, and policy.


The Deputy Director oversees the foundation’s goal setting, program execution, team culture, and change management. The position will work in partnership with the DDCO finance team to ensure optimal financial management. The position is also primarily responsible for developing and managing the evaluation and policy functions for DDCOF and provides strategic oversight of the foundation’s initiatives and programs. The Deputy Director effectively manages relationships with numerous partners advancing access to health, and the position serves as a champion for Oral Health Equity in the community and across the state of Colorado.


The Deputy Director serves as the supervisor for the foundation’s evaluation manager, policy manager and program manager.  The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director of the foundation and works collaboratively on strategic planning, external relations, and communications.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation team and the organization’s mission fulfillment.
  • Serve as an oral healthcare expert in the community and champion oral health equity across Colorado.’
  • Work collaboratively with the evaluation manager to oversee the foundation’s data strategy, impact reporting, research, and data analytics.
  • Work directly with the foundation’s policy manager to develop and execute the foundation’s policy and advocacy strategy as well as collaboratively manage partner relations.
  • Manage the foundation’s program manager to ensure continuous improvement of initiative strategies as well as effective execution of key objectives.
  • Lead DDCOF’s equity principles and manage equity education, engagement, reflection, and application for the DDCOF team.
  • Establish a culture of learning and continuous improvement regarding equity informed practice, innovation in philanthropy and impact investing.


  • Ensure DDCOF is providing a valuable team member experience and ensure effective management of organizational culture.
  • Build team collaboration and effective communication to ensure program effectiveness and impact maximization.
  • Work collaboratively with the program manager to ensure development of workplans, alignment with policy and evaluation and successful mission-related investment execution.
  • Serve as a key community leader for Delta Dental of Colorado and effectively manage external relations in partnership with the executive director.
  • Work in partnership with DDCO controller and finance team to effectively oversee DDCOF financial management, accounting, and reporting.
  • Work with HR officers to effectively manage the foundation’s human resource needs.
  • Work with the executive director to develop strategic planning, communication strategies, external relation management, and partnership strategies with DDCO and EIV.
  • Serve as staff lead for select board committees while providing overarching support to all committees and oversee successful engagement of program sub-committees. Attend all board and committee meetings in a supporting capacity and present at board and committee meetings as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the CSR and marketing directors to ensure strategic alignment, partnership development and delivery of DDCO and DDCOF missions.
  • Create annual foundation budget in partnership with executive director and have management accountability of the programmatic portion of the budget.




  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit administration, business administration, public health, health care administration, or a related field may be substituted. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with at least 5 years in a leadership position in philanthropy, non-profits, public health, health care or a related field; experience in the oral health field is a plus.
  • Expertise in equity, health equity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging a plus.
  • Policy and advocacy leadership experience is a plus.
  • Outstanding people management skills with the ability to translate organizational goals into action and motivate a team; a talent for fostering a healthy, collaborative organizational culture
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience with budgeting and the financial management of a department or other organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to be strategic, think creatively and encourage innovation.
  • Broad knowledge of community health issues.
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures.
  • Experience working with and presenting to a Board of Directors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite and philanthropy-related software such as Foundant.



Scope of Authority:


  • Develops, prioritizes, and completes projects for the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Work is not reviewed, except in the areas of legal, compliance and auditing that must be approved by the Executive Director, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation.  Answers questions from and makes presentations to Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Board of Directors, Delta Dental employees, participating dentists, Foundation grantees and prospective grantees, Foundation collaborating partners, and community partners.  


  • Has financial authority to approve expenditures as defined by Foundation policy. Prepares and oversees foundation’s program initiative budgets. Manages total annual budget of approximately $7 million.



Working Conditions:


  • This job requires 40 hours per week. No physical effort beyond that typically required for a position working in a normal office environment. Requires flexible time schedule.  Potential for tight deadlines or time periods of high workload might require additional hours.  Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.  Regular exposure to a VDT screen.


Salary Range: $160,000-$200,000

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