Executive Director

RISE Southeast

Job Description


Executive Director

The Executive Director will serve as the visionary and operational leader of RISE | Southeast, guiding the organization's strategic direction, managing day-to-day operations, and driving comprehensive community impact. This role requires exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and a deep commitment to the betterment of Southeast Colorado Springs and the greater Colorado Springs and El Paso communities..

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Resource Development
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy
  • Team Management and Development
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Organizational Communication, and
  • Financial Stewardship.


  • Leadership experience in a nonprofit or similar setting, preferably with a focus on underserved communities.
  • Track record of successful resource development, fundraising, and partnership cultivation.
  • Strong strategic planning and organizational skills, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and community engagement.
  • Familiarity with community needs, equity issues, and advocacy strategies.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the organization.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Colorado Springs, CO: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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