Director of Administration and Equity Needed, 90K to 110K (Colorado Village Collaborative)


Director of Administration and Equity

Denver, CO


Position: Director of Administration and Equity

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Denver, Colorado

Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000-$110,000 + generous benefits including 401k matching, 100% employer-paid premiums for health, dental, vision; paid vacation, holiday pay, and paid parental leave.
The Director of Administration and Equity (DAE) is a new position with CVC (Colorado Village Collaborative) , part of the developing infrastructure to ensure our rapidly growing nonprofit operates efficiently and effectively, aligns operations and programs with our core values, and consistently and bravely advances equity throughout the organization. The DAE will lead the human resources department and drive CVC’s equity work, along with administrative responsibilities and special projects. 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position supervises a team of two. As part of CVC’s six-person Leadership Team, the Director of Administration and Equity is responsible for executing the strategic plan, achieving established goals, and advising the Board of Directors.
Essential Job Functions

CVC strives to ensure our core values form the framework for all our programs, activities, and work functions: Community, Collaboration, Creativity, Honor Lived Experience, and Equity & Social Justice. 

  • Work closely with the CEO in developing strategy and building infrastructure for agency-wide administrative functions. 
  • Oversee Human Resources department and all related functions. Work closely with the Leadership Team, Directors and Managers on HR-related matters. 
  • Provide leadership and strategy with program/department leads and employees to develop, implement, and measure initiatives that advance diversity, equity inclusion and belonging (DEIB) within CVC.
  • Guide and support to all teams, directors, supervisors and employees on a complete range of related DEIB matters.
  • Ensure compliance with equity-focused laws, regulations, and grant requirements. 
  • Enact DEIB in all policies, including updating the CVC diversity statement and establishing processes and measures to hold ourselves accountable to progress internally and externally. 
  • Provide insight and perspective on equitable evaluation and data collection and analysis strategies. 
  • Lead and manage key operational functions, improve internal operations, and development and implement policy, procedure, and process improvements. 
  • Stay current on best practices, research, training, evidence-based strategies, and emerging theories related to DEIB and organizational operations. 
  • Foster an organizational culture and practice where employees are respected, valued, and supported. Hold and grow CVC’s unique culture.
  • Develop, implement, and manage short and long-term DEIB projects with a focus on staff retention and satisfaction. 
  • Establish and facilitate DEIB-related affinity groups and councils as determined by staff and leadership.
  • Encourage strong communication and collaboration among CVC staff and establish systems and structures that support this. 
  • Ensure CVC has  equitable systems for staff onboarding, training, and development, including periodic review and assessment.
  • Develop strategies to improve learning, growth, and impact for CVC and our staff.
  • Develop, improve, and manage organizational systems, governance, policies and procedures, decision making systems, etc. in partnership with the Leadership Team and Board of Directors. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Commitment to CVC’s mission, vision, core values, and goals. 
  • 10+ years of progressive responsibility and experience in the following areas:
    • human resources
    • developing and managing budgets 
    • supervising and coaching staff 
    • analyzing data and evaluating programs 
    • implementing organizational systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated increased leadership, skill, and strategy in previous positions.
  • Extensive knowledge of nonprofit regulations, principles, and practices, including working with a board of directors. 
  • Successfully led efforts to improve administrative functions, operational efficiency and improvements, and evaluation of organizational capacity.
  • Proven experience providing strategic practice and operational direction in DEIB work.
  • Experience working with unhoused individuals and/or vulnerable populations in the health, social service, or other relevant setting. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, behavioral health, substance misuse, harm reduction, and trauma-informed research, policies and operations.  
  • Commitment and ability to work closely with, support, and value people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Excellent people and organizational management skills, demonstrated by strong and engaged employees, motivated and inspired teams, and well-coached staff. 
  • Bachelor’s, masters, or other relevant degree and/or certification. 

Salary Description

$90,000 – $110,000 annually


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