Chief Executive Officer, Social Venture Partners Boulder County

Social Venture Partners Boulder County

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Boulder County harnesses the collective power of nonprofits and philanthropic changemakers to accelerate community impact. We believe strong nonprofits deliver better results, and that engaged, educated givers have greater impact. We go beyond traditional philanthropy, helping givers and nonprofits work side-by-side through programs providing educational support, leadership development, consulting support, and connection-building. SVP is an independent 501(c)(3) and a member of the global SVP network. 

To make a deep and sustainable positive impact on our Boulder County community, SVP believes in evoking transformation, multiplying impact, building community, inviting and including, contributing and receiving generously, and investing in quality. We use these values in hiring. 


SVP Boulder County’s new CEO will have the opportunity to take an innovative and vibrant philanthropic organization to its next level of impact with the help of a robust 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, a great team, a committed board, an active and growing partnership, and established community relationships. 

The CEO will be responsible for the following areas of work: 

  • Strategic Direction: Lead the development and maintenance of SVP’s strategy, which includes holding and communicating the vision and periodically updating the Strategic Plan in collaboration with board members, Partners, nonprofit representatives, and community stakeholders. 
  • Recruiting and Retaining Partner Members: Drive the recruitment and retention of Partners through events, referral cultivation, strategic partnerships with relevant organizations, and empowering Partners to volunteer their skills in service of Boulder County nonprofits. 
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships: Build and uphold productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including Partners, board members, staff, nonprofits, businesses, funders, and community members. Work collaboratively to further SVP’s mission in a way that builds trust and respect. 
  • Board Governance & Organizational Management: Maintain high standards of internal operational effectiveness with finances, meetings, and other processes as they relate to the continuation of a strong Board of Directors and overall organization. 
  • Talent Management: Lead, support, and develop a small team of highly performing staff. 
  • Inclusion & Equity: Guide and support SVP in continually becoming a more inclusive and equitable organization. 
  • Ensuring Excellence: Deliver on SVP’s core value of quality by championing ongoing program excellence, regularly evaluating programs, and communicating results. 
  • Communications: Oversee internal and external messaging, including communications to Partner members, nonprofit participants, and other stakeholders; as well as marketing materials, press releases, etc. 

SVP has a small staff. Each staff member helps out with office, event, and administrative tasks. The strongest applicants will demonstrate comfort in a small nonprofit setting. 


Competitive candidates will demonstrate: 

  • a passion for SVP’s mission, vision, and values; 
  • strong leadership skills, including the ability to recognize, galvanize, develop, and support talent; 
  • robust fundraising and development capabilities, including confidence in working with successful and entrepreneurial donors; 
  • financial acumen, including the ability to develop a budget, review financials, track budgetary variances, and keep the board abreast of the organization’s financial position; 
  • creativity and an innovative mindset, with an eye toward opportunities for collaboration; and 
  • the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to anticipate a wide range of professional needs, responding quickly to such needs as they arise. 

Additional desirable qualifications include: 

  • five (5) years or more experience in a related professional environment; 
  • experience managing employees and volunteers; 
  • the ability to work occasional morning and evening events; 
  • computer proficiency and confidence with Microsoft, Google, and Freedcamp; and 
  • experience working with nonprofit organizations, including a demonstrated passion for bettering Boulder County. 

Pay & Benefits 

  • The salary range for this full-time, exempt role is $75,000-$90,000 annually 
  • Benefits include: 
  • a healthcare stipend which the CEO may use towards healthcare costs or insurance premiums;
  • a 401(k) retirement contribution – guaranteed 5% of salary and up to 2% in matching contributions;
  • 17 Paid-Time-Off (PTO) days in the first fiscal year (prorated, based on remaining pay periods in fiscal year). PTO days increase to 21 for second/third fiscal year and 26 days for fourth fiscal year and beyond;
  • nine (9) paid holidays;
  • access to a full gym and outdoor pool at the Peloton complex; and
  • flexible work environment. 

To apply, upload your cover letter, résumé, and written responses to a few questions at by November 27, 2019. Short-listed candidates will be contacted before December 31, 2019. No phone calls, please. SVP Boulder County is an equal opportunity employer.

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