Executive Director

The mission of J-SUP: Boulder Law Center for the Unhoused is to provide the highest quality of compassionate pro bono legal services and advocacy to the unhoused to ensure they are treated fairly and receive available services and benefits to assist them in overcoming homelessness.  J-SUP was formed to protect the rights of the unhoused and to fight against policies that perpetuate the cycle of homelessness. J-SUP is a tax-exempt, Colorado nonprofit corporation and was born out of its founding members’ commitment to social justice and a belief in making a difference in the area of homelessness.

J-SUP is at a turning point in its history, and we are looking to hire our first Executive Director to lead the organization going forward.  We are coming out of 2020 with great momentum and expect that 2021 will be a year of tremendous growth in all aspects of the organization.  This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual to have a transformational impact on shaping the future direction of the nonprofit.

Job Description:

The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of J-SUP and all aspects of the organization’s operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. Key responsibilities include, but are not restricted to:

  1. Resource development and maintenance – oversee the development and implementation of a fundraising plan, including providing support for grant applications, cultivating donor relationships, and working with the Board on any fundraising events or activities
  2. Organization and program planning – work with Program Attorney to determine volunteer needs, develop volunteer recruitment and training/orientation programs, organize volunteer appreciation events.
  3. Community and public relations – work to increase J-SUP’s exposure in the community, oversee website to ensure information is compelling and up to date, be available for speaking engagements and convey our mission with passion to the community
  4. Liaison to the Board of Directors – work with Board to create agenda for Board meetings, oversee implementation of Board directives and policies, keep Board apprised of operations, changes and problems, provide Board with monthly status reports regarding program and financial situations
  5. Fiscal management – manage day-to-day fiscal operations, submit financial reports to grantors as required, submit bills to treasurer for payment and accounting, work with Board to create annual budget.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both presentation and written
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with the community, funders, partner organizations, volunteers, Board members and other stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and provide leadership to strategic planning
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to continuing to shape the vision of the organization and developing emergent strategies as needed

Compensation:

  • This is a part-time position, with a monthly salary of $2,500.
  • The number of hours required to perform the responsibilities of the position is expected to be 15 to 20 hours per week, but may vary.
  • Although there are no benefits offered at this time, there is tremendous opportunity for growth, and there is the potential for this to become a full-time position with benefits in the future.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Virginia Dutkin, Interim Executive Director, at virginia@j-sup.org.  In your cover letter, please include your thoughts on the following question:  Why is protecting the rights of the unhoused a community responsibility?  The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2021, but please note that interviews will be granted as applications are received, and the position may be filled prior to April 15th.