Full-Time JobLeadership Staff

Executive Director

By November 20, 2022November 30th, 2022No Comments

Are you looking for an exciting position that truly makes a difference in the lives of thousands of local kids and families? Join our team as the Executive Director and help guide the development and implementation of outdoor programs and events around Delta County and Olathe. Position requires a commitment to serving the diverse, rural youth and families in Delta County and Olathe, knowledge of business and/or non-profit management experience designing and implementing outdoor programming and education.


Please apply through the Delta County School District Website.

Contact our office at 970-872-5910 with questions about the position.

Full Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nature Connection Advisory Board and Delta County School District, the Executive Director oversees all outdoor and environmental education programs including, but not limited to, summer camps, school-based outdoor education, community program, high school internships and infrastructure development all designed to increase equitable access to the outdoors.  


  • Oversee and ensure the success of day-to-day operations at the Nature Connection; delegate management of program responsibilities to Leadership Team staff, full-time staff, seasonal employees and volunteers
  • Coordinate and conduct regular meetings with the Advisory Board, presentations, correspondence, and media coverage with partner organizations including: DCSD and Olathe Schools; communities of the North Fork (Hotchkiss, Paonia, Crawford), Cedaredge, Delta, and Olathe; and all public, private, and non-profit agency partners
  • Develop and manage an annual budget of over $750k including the administration of multiple state and federal grants, private donations, program revenue and in-kind contributions
  • Work closely with Delta County School District, Delta County fiscal agents
  • Develop relationships with funders to ensure long-term financial sustainability
  • Ensure safe outdoor programming through development and refinement of protocols
  • Maintain regular board and community communications, set board meeting agendas, publicize board meetings and report project updates to board.

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent organization, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Grant writing experience
  • Knowledge of business management, finance, and accounting including: budgeting activities, project management, board management, marketing through social media, fundraising, and team management experience
  • Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and become certified to operate a Delta County School District vehicle

Compensation: $55,000-$70,000 based on experience

Benefits: Health insurance, PERA retirement fund

Time: Full-time exempt position; work schedule will include weekdays, weekends, and may include holidays and evenings. Minimum 40 hours

Please apply through the Delta County School District Website.

  1. Online application through Delta County School District
  2. Resume with cover letter
  3. Three professional references

Top candidates will be selected for an interview by the hiring committee.