Primary Responsibilities

The Executive Director of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership (SCRGP) shall be responsible for all management, fundraising, and administrative tasks associated with the 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. The primary purpose of the position is to coordinate with the three partner cities – Denver, Aurora and Commerce City- to carry out the directives of the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission, goals, and objectives of the SCRGP.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director are further defined as follows (percentages of total job responsibilities are indicated in parenthesis):

Fundraising (60%): Raise monies to complete the SCRG trail and parks and other improvements in the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Master Plan and raise funds to maintain the SCRGP and to implement programs of the Partnership.

  • Develop and implement plan for achieving fundraising goals identified in the Strategic Plan;
  • Research and identify potential new funding sources both public and private;
  • Plan and administer annual capital corporate- and individual-directed campaigns;
  • Identify new opportunities and prepare grant applications for operations, programs and capital projects;
  • Develop, plan, and carry out one to two fundraising special events per year;
  • Administer all grants and other funding mechanisms to ensure compliance with contracts, agreements, and other requirements as applicable;
  • Maintain and upgrade database for all donors and funder contacts and all fundraising financial information;
  • Develop and implement procedures for recognition of major donors and funders as outlined in policies developed by the cities’ representatives and Board of Directors; and
  • Explore strategies for long-term/sustained operational and program support.

Board and Staff Management and General Administration (30%): Establish a strong base for the SCRGP programs and Board of Directors.

  • Implement the Strategic Plan in cooperation with the partner cities’ representatives and Board of Directors to include fundraising, operational and programmatic goals and objectives reflecting the SCRGP mission;
  • Implement the annual work plan of specific tasks and strategies for carrying out the goals of the Strategic Plan; and
  • Complete all necessary documentation and filings to maintain the Corporation’s 501-(c) (3) status.
  • Coordinate SCRGP Board of Directors, including meetings, financial and strategic plan updates, minutes and other board responsibilities;
  • Oversee all day to day operations of the SCRG office and manage SCRGP Next Generations Partners staff, office staff, and interns/volunteers;
  • Work with Board of Directors to maintain up-to-date bylaws and policies and procedures manual;
  • Prepare an annual report and work plan for SCRG financial and programmatic activities; and
  • Oversee financial paperwork for tax and auditing purposes, develop annual budget, and review monthly financial transactions.

Public Relations, Outreach and Education (10%): Develop and implement programs and activities that enhance the visibility and multi-faceted functions of the Greenway and promote its associated projects.

  • Working with the Board of Directors, staff and staff partners, develop a communication plan with a schedule of outreach efforts and implement the actions in the strategic plan and communication plan;
  • Manage staff who works on outreach, communication, and volunteer projects;
  • Update web site, Facebook, and publicity pieces and develop new pieces as needed;
  • Promote Greenway projects and events through media releases, web site, Twitter, newsletters, events, etc.;
  • Foster and continue partnerships with GoWild Northeast Metro Coalition partners and other organizations dedicated to getting youth outdoors.

    Other Information

  • Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 depending on experience, plus health care stipend and annual leave package. Other benefits include supportive work environment, flexible schedule, and business-casual work environment.
  • Education: BA or BS Degree with relevant course work and experience in fundraising, grant writing, environmental nonprofit management with suitable (5+ years) experience.
  • Physical activity: The job includes working on volunteer projects such as trail repair and trash pickup. The candidate needs to be able to engage in extensive physical activity and be able to lift 25 lbs. The candidate will have to work some evenings and weekends.

    Please email resume to (no telephone calls please):

    Katherine A. Kramer

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    About the Greenway

    The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

    This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

    The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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