Job Description: 
The Executive Director (Director) will possess significant knowledge and passion for the Denver Indian Family Resource Center’s services and lead the organization toward fulfilling its strategic plan. The Director is responsible for realizing DIFRC’s mission, vision, and values through managing its day-to-day operations including but not limited to the administrative, programmatic, risk management, financial, human resources, and financial development activities. The Director will continually assess DIFRC’s operations and progress, capitalizing on its strengths and addressing its weaknesses. The Director must be able and willing to serve as the professional face of the organization to the community and with its partners.  

Areas of Responsibility
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

 

1.Develops effective programming to meet objectives identified in the strategic plan.

2.Leads staff in planning, administering, and monitoring DIFRC’s annual budget.

3.Acts as lead fundraiser, and manages the organization’s fundraising and marketing efforts.

4.Directs and manages DIFRC’s human resource, finance and administrative functions.

5.Provides community leadership to ensure that DIFRC is a major partner with public and private organizations, tribes, businesses, public human service agencies, and other external agencies.

6.Manages senior staff and maximizes support for the Board of Directors.

Requirements/Qualifications
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work (or a related field) or a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in management, administration, and supervision at a public, tribal or non-profit org.
Extensive knowledge of American Indian histories and cultures, and experience working with the Native populations are essential. Experience working specifically with urban Indian communities is desirable.
Knowledge of social work theory, practice and interventions, as well as an understanding of the major theories of human development, and mental/behavioral health are required.
Understanding of government agencies and the child welfare system and knowledge of the legal system as it applies to child welfare is preferred.
Extensive experience in managing personnel and human resources, budget planning and administration, information systems, social research, and knowledge of federal and state programs and practices, as well as experiences with collaborative program developm
Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication that meets business professional and is culturally-sensitive is required. Fundraising and development experience, including grant writing and program management are essential.
Work history and references must demonstrate passion and knowledge for helping families increase the protective factors in their family systems to become safer, stronger and more self-reliant.
Compensation/Benefits
Salary: Compensation is dependent on education and experience.

Benefits: Include medical, dental, eye care, and life insurance.

How To Apply
Please send electronically: Resume and cover letter by July 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm MST to dswain@difrc.org. Please list subject as “Executive Director.” No phone calls. Standard mail, incomplete, or faxed applications will NOT be considered.

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