LocationFort Collins, CO
Posted OnNovember 2, 2023
Experience Level5-10 Years
Education LevelNot Specified
No Barriers is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado that provides transformative programs and experiences that shift mindsets, create belonging, and foster self-discovery to elevate individuals and their communities. Our history began in 2003 when two separate teams of individuals launched organizations designed to change people’s lives by providing transformative educational experiences. One of the organizations started by working with adults and children with disabilities, while the other worked with middle and high school students. In 2011, the two organizations merged into one, operating as No Barriers. During the next decade, No Barriers expanded in new ways by bringing in other organizations with aligned missions. By partnering and merging with new organizations, No Barriers added a caregiver program and added programming to serve youth on a mountain camp property.
Prior to 2020, No Barriers was primarily an in-person experiential programming organization providing retreats, conferences and expeditions for the many populations that we served. Like many nonprofits, No Barriers canceled in-person programming for 2020 and most of 2021. As a result, the organization made the tough decision to cut staff and weathered the storm of the pandemic. Meanwhile, No Barriers channeled the energy into building a virtual presence and outreach. In addition, the organization invested over $1 million in an accessible mountain campus 45 minutes west of Fort Collins.
Today, No Barriers is proud to offer programming, primarily in-person and with the goal of expanding virtual and/or hybrid formats. While the focus is on core programming, No Barriers has offered corporate leadership training, educator and student No Barriers curriculum and other online programs. These are being evaluated in 2023 to determine what programs will remain and/or be pursued as part of the core offering. The organization is poised for a post-COVID “re-boot” and is looking for a new Executive Director to lead the team into the future.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the organization’s administration, fundraising, marketing and strategic plan implementation. Other key duties include program oversight, community outreach, and board development. Most importantly, the new Executive Director will lead the organization forward towards the vision of building an inclusive world for all where barriers don’t stand in the way of possibilities. No Barriers will celebrate 20 years in 2023, and looks forward to the new Executive Director building on the strength of the organization.
Operational | Program Excellence
Fundraising | Development
Community Relations and Communications
Board Alignment, Development and Leadership
Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The salary range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000. The organization offers a competitive benefits package, including participation in an employer-sponsored health insurance plan, a generous Paid Time Off package, and other benefits.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
No Barriers celebrates diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for employees and participants. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
No Barriers will make reasonable accommodations, as required by law, for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship upon business operations. An accommodation is not reasonable if, even with the accommodation, the employee is unable to perform essential job duties in a manner that would not endanger the employee’s health or safety of the employee or others.
The search for the No Barriers Executive Director is being conducted by The Moran Company. Questions about the position can be directed to Mike English, The Moran Company; mike (at) morancompany.com.
To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to Mike English, The Moran Company, via the secure online portal. Resume should include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year) and position/title and organization names. Cover letter should articulate relevant experience and fit with the stated preferences of the position. APPLY NOW
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