The Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director, a full-time, salaried position.
CONO, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, empowers neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak region. Its goals are to:
o Strengthen the public process to ensure broad participation and perspectives;
o Build the capacity, resources, and leadership of neighborhoods;
o Connect people within and across neighborhoods and the greater community; and
o Advocate and act for common neighborhood interests.
In most communities the size of Colorado Springs, these activities are conducted by a county or city department, whereas locally, CONO is funded primarily by private contributions and grants.
CONO implements its mission by conducting education, providing connections, and taking action to assist neighborhoods. Its educational activities include conducting local civics conversations, the annual Neighbor Up! Week, neighborhood leadership training, HOA officer and director workshops, neighborhood roundtables, cleanups and revitalization projects. CONO is frequently called upon by local governments to provide neighborhood and general residential views on policy; it is often an advocate for neighbors in the real estate development and urban redevelopment (infill) processes. CONO provides individual coaching and consulting, facilitation of neighborhood meetings and elections, presentations to and interface with local government bodies, and occasional mediation.
The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of CONO’s operation, including communication, management, program development, outreach and marketing. The ED supervises a staff of four full-time employees and several volunteers. The Executive Director operates under the guidance of the CONO Board of Directors.
Qualified candidates should send letters of intent, resume and answers to the following questions to Molly Merry, ED Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call the office, 719-471-3105 or visit www.cscono.org, for any questions or more information. Deadline to apply: September 8, 2017.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Experience in fundraising/fiscal management, non-profit/ 501c3, local/regional government preferred
Please answer the following questions:
1. How do you define effective leadership?
2. What do you believe is the role of neighborhoods in a healthy, thriving community?
3. Describe what you believe are some of the current challenges and opportunities within the Pikes Peak region.
4. From your prior positions, provide examples of how you have rolled up your sleeves in the workplace to execute the organization’s vision and mission on a daily basis.