Job Opening! Regional Director: Southern Front Range



Regional Director: Southern Front Range


Summary:  The Southern Front Range Site Director is a senior management position that contributes to the leadership of the agency and provides oversight of programs in Colorado Springs and the 7-county Southern Front Range region.  The Southern Front Range Site has doubled in size in the last several years and stands poised for even more growth in an area recently impacted by wildfire and floods.  The site has impressive program outcomes and high levels of satisfaction from community partners and youth participants.  This is a multifaceted position calling for person with a wide range of experience, comfortable in a leadership role with a great deal of autonomy. This position is based in the Colorado Springs office and reports to the Chief Executive Officer located in Denver.


Essential Functions:

Supervision and Staff Development

·         Support and lead all staff towards agency mission and goals; consistently contributing to the team effort.

·         Oversee the recruitment and manage the hiring of all Colorado Springs staff and Corpsmembers.

·         Supervise, monitor and evaluate the work performance of all Colorado Springs staff.

·         Implement a standardized orientation and training for Crew Leaders and Corpsmembers.

·         Provide direct support to Crew Leaders in addressing Corpsmember job performance issues.

·         Collaborate with education staff to implement the Six Core Education Areas for Corpsmembers.


Program Management

·         Manage/monitor program evaluation striving for continuous quality improvement.

·         Ensure that programs are compliant with grant policies and regulations and are on target to meet the stated objectives.

·         Coordinate reporting for program-related funding. Ensure the consistent, accurate and timely tracking of grant and agency related outcomes.

·         Assist other staff by providing programmatic information needed for marketing materials and fundraising proposals.

·         Ensure worksite safety and current risk management procedures.

·         Assist in planning and organizing recognition events and awards ceremonies.

·         Promote a solution-focused youth development environment in which Corpsmembers and staff have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience personal growth.


Project Development & Coordination

·         Work with Project Coordinators to develop fee-for-service (FFS) contracts that provide positive work experiences for Corpsmembers and generate unrestricted income for the agency. 

·         Assist Project Coordinators to prepare the work schedule and launch the peak season programs.

·         Assist Project Coordinators to manage sponsor relations and communication.


Agency Leadership

·         Serve as a liaison with community agencies, educational institutions and employers when appropriate.

·         Implement fundraising events related to the SFR region with participation from the SFR Advisory Board.

·         Prepare and submit funding proposals for the SFR region with assistance from the grant writing staff.

·         Build relationships across departments and locations and collaborate effectively internally to promote efficiencies and esprit de corps.




·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.  Significant nonprofit experience, professional experience in a youth conservation corps or youth development organization, and familiarity with conservation programs and practices encouraged.   Knowledge of Southern Front Range region preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

·         Superior presentation ability and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and documents as well as prepare budgets.

·         Ability to manage complex federal grant hiring and reporting requirements.

·         Proficient with word processing software and presentation software; familiar with Excel, and database software; comfortable with the use of social media.

·         Skills in human resources, personnel and job development functions.

·         Conflict resolution and team building skills.

·         Ability to pass pre-employment background screening and drug testing. 

·         Must have valid driver’s license with a good (insurable) driving record and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van.

·         Ability to drive to Denver office and throughout 7-county southern Front Range region as needed.


Hours & Compensation

This is a full-time regular, exempt position with benefits. Salary range is $45,000 – $57,000.  Some evenings and weekend hours may be required for Corps related functions. Some travel to Denver and throughout the 7-county region will be required.


How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Email:  (include “Regional Director” in the subject line)

Mail:  Mile High Youth Corps Attn: Human Resources, 417 Vermijo, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Deadline for application: March 3rd, 2014, 5 p.m.




MHYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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