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Posted: 07/02/2013

Canyons & Plains Of Southeast Colorado

Educating the public inside and outside of Southeast Colorado about the unique cultural and historical assets of the region. Providing a model for collaboration by fostering partnerships and regional cooperation and supporting the understanding, preservation and appreciation of the unique cultural, historical and natural environment of the region.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Rocky Ford, CO

Canyons & Plains is a heritage tourism development organization. Formed in 2003, C&P serves seven countiesBaca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Prowers and eastern Las Animas.† The non-profit group promotes visitation to and stewardship of the unique historical, natural and cultural assets of south-eastern Colorado among resident, state, national and international audiences.† Since its formation, C&P has garnered over $1 million in funding for projects in the area.

Canyons & Plains is looking for an Executive Director to lead the organization into sustainability. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with grant management and administration experience, fundraising experience and a proven ability to provide all facets of organizational and project management. Traveling within the seven-county service region is also the responsibility of the ED while networking and fostering relationships that will help to continually advance the organization.

The C&P ED position will be a contract position and as such, C&P will not provide benefits; salary for this position will be determined upon experience. The office location for the C&P ED will be located in Rocky Ford, Colo. The C&P ED will need to be willing to relocate within the region and no relocation expenses will be provided by C&P. Salary range for the C&P ED position is between $40,000 and $50,000, dependent on experience.†

Excellent Communication

†††††††† Written

†††††††† Public speaking, articulate ideas and concepts

†††††††† Communicate to a variety of audiences, such as, businesses, travelers, funders

†††††††† Collaborate with partners and synthesize results


†††††††† Develop and build membership including recruitment and renewals (with board)

†††††††† Grant writing

†††††††† Build a funder/sponsor base

†††††††† Fundraising events

Computer/website/social media

†††††††† Maintain and develop website, including business, itinerary, event calendar areas

†††††††† Ability to work with a variety of accounting, management and marketing software

†††††††† Oversee and manage social media

†††††††† Develop new website applications as needed

Organizational & Project Management

†††††††† Oversee overall health and maintenance of organization and projects including strategic plan

†††††††† Oversee communication with consultants

†††††††† Work with Board on developing and maintaining budget

†††††††† Grant and project reporting/management

†††††††† Coordinate regional membership, board and partnership meetings

†††††††† Market analysis, gather data prepare data report for board

†††††††† Coordinate and oversee Economic Impact Study


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume with references to secorht@gmail.com. Contact 719.468.1439 for additional information.
Phone: 7194681439
408 North Main Street
Rocky Ford, CO 80167

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