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Freedom from Sexual Violence


Executive Director

Executive Director

Website San Miguel Resource Center

San Miguel Resource Center

Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Salary: $60,000-70,000

Benefits: Full health, dental, and vision coverage, includes wellness package, paid holidays, paid leave time

Hours: Full time, on-call duties, some travel required

Telluride, Colorado, United States


The mission of the San Miguel Resource Center is to empower and advocate for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention and supportive services, while promoting social change through prevention education and community awareness.

The San Miguel Resource Center envisions a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible community and environment in which every person has the right and the ability to be safe, respected, empowered and free from oppression, violence and the fear of violence.


The Executive Director (ED) will provide dynamic leadership and vision to integrate operations, services, and organizational culture.  The individual will be an advocate, oversee and manage the organization operations, budget, fundraising, policies, and staff. Keep the board fully informed on the operations, financial and programmatic positions to ensure appropriate, active accountable collaboration and decision making.



1.  Adhere to the philosophy and policies of SMRC.

2.  Facilitate the development and accomplishment of SMRC goals.

3.  Be aware of innovations in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault in order to develop new initiatives to enhance the strategic direction and vision of the organization.

4.  Know and understand all areas of programmatic operations to continually support staff and to serve as back-up for any team member when needed.

5.  Collaborate with the Manager of Grants & Communications to ensure alignment of grant priorities with the strategic vision by providing information and assisting in planning.

6.  Manage and coordinate all agency events and delegate activities to staff when necessary. This includes Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

7.  In coordination with staff, facilitate the development of individual program standards and practices.

8.  Facilitate the development of individual program goals ensuring alignment with agency mission and grant requirements as well as monitoring progress.

9.  Oversee and maintain a comprehensive succession plan for all programs to ensure organizational sustainability.

10.  Facilitate programmatic meetings with staff as needed.

11.  Coordinate and participate in regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees.

12.  Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that directly affect the organization.

13.  Submit monthly reports for the Board of Directors and prepare board packets.

14.  Provide in-person direct services to victim/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as needed.

15.  Input activities and contacts into the Client Management Database in a timely manner.

16.  Serve as an advocate taking crisis line shifts Monday-Friday from 9 to 5 and as needed for shifts not covered by volunteers during non-office hours.

17.  Serve as staff backup on the crisis hotline as needed.

18.  Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.

19.  Perform other duties as necessary as requested by the Board of Directors.

Business and Finance

20.  Support the day-to-day business operations and oversee the fiscal health of the organization.

21.  Work with the Treasurer and Manager of Grants and Communications in the preparation, presentation and monitoring of the annual budget for SMRC.

22.  In conjunction with all program managers, assist with the development of program specific budgets.

23.  In coordination with the Manager of Grants and Communications, monitor and approve all financial disbursements and revenue activities of SMRC and respond to any cash-flow issues.

24.  In coordination with the Treasurer, facilitate annual audit or financial review and tax return.

Personnel Management

25.  Ensure a safe and professional office environment for all staff, clients and visitors.

26.  Provide all aspects of personnel management.  Employ, train, supervise, support, evaluate and terminate personnel.

27.  Maintain records of all employees including benefits, payroll, background checks, reviews and any other necessary requirements.

28.  Provide continuing education and professional development opportunities for staff.

29.  The Executive Director has a responsibility to address employee complaints and dissatisfaction through a grievance process, except in cases in which the complaint concerns the Executive Director, in which case the Board President is responsible for following the grievance process outlined in the Employee Handbook.


30.  Manage the major gift list and donor database.

31.  Identify and build strong relationships with prospective donors and maintain loyalty with current donors.

32.  Develop fundraising activities that maximize contributions and minimize costs providing a cost analysis of each event.

33.  Oversees fundraising planning and implementation as well as managing fundraising records and documentation.

34.  Assist and support Board generated funding.

35.  Keep the Board and staff informed of fundraising events and activities, and submit detailed internal reports on completed events in the timely matter.


36.  Promote the visibility and serve as spokesperson for SMRC.

37.  Promote quality service delivery on behalf of interpersonal violence victims throughout our service region.

38.  Keep up-to-date on, and if necessary, respond to public policies, opinions, trends, etc. affecting victims on a local, state, and national level.

39.  Provide oversight for establishing and maintaining media contacts and social media campaigning.

40.  Represent SMRC to other organizations, the media, and the public-at-large through public speaking engagements, training opportunities and community education forums as needed.

41.  Oversee the preparation of agendas, bulletins, reports, press releases, daily correspondence, and other necessary materials and communications.

42.  In coordination with the Client Services Manager, promote in-service training programs and provide consultation to local community service provider agencies and organizations.

43.  Attend conferences, meetings, workshops, etc. as a representative of SMRC.

44.  Establish memberships with both local and national organizations that support the mission and purpose of SMRC.


  • Have a reliable vehicle to travel regularly
  • Have valid driver’s license and car insurance (minimum coverage of 100,000/300,000 for bodily injury)
  • Must complete 40-hour Certified Victim Advocate Training
  • Pass a background check


Education: Master’s degree or equivalent experience in human services, non-profit management, or a related discipline.


  • Minimum of three years conducting nonprofit administrative and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working with agencies addressing interpersonal violence and providing victim services desirable.

Job Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated experience in nonprofit administration, personnel management, fiscal accounting and program planning and development.
  • Previous experience working with or serving on a Board of Trustees and committees.
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills.
  • Experience in public speaking and working with the media.
  • Knowledge of the issues and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity.


  • Ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with others in a small office with shared responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established time frames.
  • Familiar with decision making through group processes.
  • Skilled in establishing effective working relationships both inside and outside organization.  Available to travel in-state periodically.
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education.

Preferred: Bilingual

Please email resume and cover letter along with any questions to Ana Bowling at

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