Executive Director for Non Profit – Aspen Hope Center, CO

February 22, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Aspen Hope Center (AHC) Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director  to lead the agency with professionalism, integrity and dependability.  AHC is a thriving non-profit that provides daily crisis prevention services and support  through community outreach and education and school-based services provided in 16 public, private and charter schools throughout  the Roaring Fork Valley ranging from Aspen to Parachute. Their team of crisis clinicians provide community-based mobile crisis response, crisis stabilization and follow-up supports that serve as an alternative to hospitalization.

The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the programmatic, financial and operational aspects of the agency. The new leader must have a deep understanding of nonprofit mental health programming and fund raising. Additionally, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the leadership team, they will need to establish and implement the organization’s strategic plan and maintain and enhance strong interagency relationships and partnerships with local mental health providers, human service agencies, school districts, employers, first response partners, and donors throughout the communities and beyond.

Founded in 2010 and situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen Hope Center opened its doors as a crisis center specializing in crisis care from prevention to recovery.  Since then, it has expanded to serve individuals, families, and schools across a broad geographic and socio-economic range. AHC’s innovative approach to community-based care has sent expert and compassionate clinical support where needed without regard for payment and without delay. Currently, AHC employees 38 staff and a budget of $4.2 million with the bulk of funding provided by state and local contracts and donations. The salary range is $160,000 to $200,000 with a generous benefits package.

Applicants should possess a Masters Degree in nonprofit management, behavioral health, business administration or related field and have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Successful experience in leading an executive team in an organization – ideally a non-profit – of similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrated success in nonprofit fund-raising.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of mental health service delivery.
  • A track record of innovation and creativity in mental health services.
  • Exceptionally clear and direct oral and written communication skills.
  • The proven ability to develop productive relationships with a wide array of people including clients, staff, funders, regulators, donors, board members, and community partners
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • A thorough understanding of AHC’s programs and services, including its functions, goals and history and the ability to articulate these clearly and compellingly.
  • Experience identifying and using technology to enhance productivity and communications.
  • Knowledge of the Valley and appreciation of the region’s mountain culture.

Application and Selection Process:
Applicants should submit the following via email to HYA’s president, Glenn “Max” McGee (maxmcgee@hyasearch.com) with ASPEN HOPE CENTER in the subject line.

  • Cover letter stating why you are seeking the job and why they will be an excellent fit for AHC.
  • In a page two please share a specific initiative you launched, program you designed, service you have implanted, and/or action you took that proved to be a creative and effective approach to any one of the following:
    • Delivery of mental health and wellness services/supports;
    • Mental health crisis prevention; OR
    • Serious crisis or tragedy postvention.
  • Full contact information for three references who can be immediately contacted

Deadline for application is April 1, 2024.

Aspen Hope Center Executive Director Job Description