Vice President of Leadership and Fellowship Program Officer

Vice President of Leadership and Fellowship Program Officer

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
El Pomar Foundation
Colorado Springs
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
$95,000 - $105,000
Job Category: 
Program Management
Job Category - Other: 
Vice President of Leadership and Fellowship Program Officer
Job Description: 
Provide strategic and operational leadership and support for the development, operation and management of El Pomar’s Leadership Programs, including but not limited to the Fellowship, Internship, and PeOPLE Program. ABOUT THE FOUNDATION Founded in 1937 with a mission to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado, El Pomar Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the state, contributing over $25M annually in grants and programs to support Colorado nonprofits. Employees at El Pomar are part of a culture that seeks to help people live better lives and empower communities and individuals to make meaningful collective impact. We are committed to our values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence, and work hard every day to lift each other up and make a difference in the lives of our grantees, their communities and the sector as a whole. Much is expected of our staff in pursuit of this mission, and much is received in return. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Fellowship Program: • Serve as a member of El Pomar’s Senior Staff • Accountable for the overall strategic objectives and goals and of El Pomar’s Fellowship program • Provide strategic oversight for the Foundation’s professional development needs and initiatives • Develop and orchestrate the execution of the Fellowship professional development curriculum to include annual assessment and evaluation ensuring the professional development best prepares Fellows for their programmatic responsibilities and post- Fellowship career pursuits. • Serve as a mentor and coach for first, second and third (when applicable) year Fellows through the RITE values (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence) and the 5 R’s (Resourceful, Relational, Responsive, Resilient and Reliable) • Supervise the Fellowship Deputy Director • Provide performance feedback to all Fellows • Provide mentoring, coaching and feedback for members of the permanent staff as may be requested and agreed upon • Facilitate regular meetings focused on team building, professional development, and leadership development • Oversee New Fellow Orientation, ensuring a comprehensive program for new Fellows, and facilitating acclimatization to Foundation culture • Provide leadership and guidance for Fellowship recruiting • Provide leadership and guidance to strengthen the Fellowship Alumni network • Develop and manage the budget for the Fellowship, Internship and PeOPLE programs • Serve as a Senior Staff representative to one or more regions through El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships Program Other: • Oversee the Ferrand Fund grant making program and otherwise support the foundation’s grant-making function • Oversee and manage PeOPLE Program, other leadership programs and activities • Consult with and make recommendations to the Vice President of Human Resources, for professional development trainings for permanent staff as may be requested and agreed upon General Responsibilities: • Be involved in the local community as a representative of the Foundation through board participation and other means of interaction to allow the Foundation to be better informed of issues and its own impact • Other duties as assigned by Foundation executive leadership KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Proactive, strategic approach to seeking out ways to enhance the Foundation’s ability to complete and extend its goals through your areas of program responsibility • Proficiency in MS Office products • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Advanced organizational and management skills, strategic thinking, capacity to see both the larger picture and the detailed steps needed to achieve it • Ability to multi-task and problem solve under sometimes short or conflicting deadlines • Strong interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently, as well as a contributing member of a team • Attention to detail and the presentation of quality work product • Proactively seek to develop new skills to enhance overall job effectiveness • Singular accountability and responsibility for all job elements • Knowledge and experience of leadership and personality assessments, such as MBTI, Change Style Indicator, Leadership Practices Inventory, or other similar tools and curricula • Effectively “manage up” while anticipating and meeting needs and expectations of supervisors and partnering with staff who work with Fellows and Interns to ensure their professional development • Engaged in developing strong culture of feedback, both giving and receiving QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. A successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional multi-tasking skills. Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Applicants should be honest, confident, personable and professional. This position requires the ability to work in a professional courteous manner with the public and honor the Foundation’s recognized values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, at least 8-10 years of people management experience and a certification with experience in coaching and leadership development. Personality and psychometric assessment credentials is preferred. Must be able to travel within the State of Colorado. Hiring is subject to employment pre-screening (background check).

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Nicole Magic at
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5:00pm.
Application Instructions: 
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Nicole Magic at no later than Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5:00pm.
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