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Executive Director

Catamount Institute is seeking applicants for the Executive Director position.
Share your passion for the outdoors, bring in resources, and support an incredible staff.

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The Executive Director position reflects a recently reimagined and reorganized 25-year-old prestigious nonprofit based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Catamount Institute is dedicated to connecting kids to the outdoors using a mix of education and adventure through meaningful outdoor experiences.


We are seeking a self-driven, passionate and competent Executive Director to lead our mission’s impact in our community.  The Executive Director influences our organization towards favorable growth, and designs and directs strategies that support and enhance organizational operations.  This leader builds a fulfilling organizational culture where team members thrive and contribute their best.  


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the fulfillment of the mission and the financial management of the $600,000 budget.  The Executive Director manages the senior-level staff and oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs.  In committed partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and implements an annual fundraising plan, including working with individual donors, foundations and corporations, and manages the organizations’ finances.  The Executive Director is the primary spokesperson for Catamount Institute, and cultivates opportunities to participate in community initiatives and strategic partnerships.    

Executive Director

This is a dynamic, fast-paced role that continues to evolve alongside our organization and team. No two days are alike, and the work ranges from the big picture to granular details.

This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO, and will office out of the Beidleman Environmental Center located at 740 W. Caramillo St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907

REPORTS: The Board of Directors

COMPENSATION: $70,000 – $85,000 annually depending on experience


  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave
  • Healthcare stipend
  • Life Insurance (paid by org)


  • Proven experience in fundraising and development

  • Experience managing and motivating professional staff and volunteers

  • Excellent public speaking skills to articulate the work of Catamount Institute

  • Experience managing projects and budgets

  • Technical expertise with office computer applications

  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of constituents

Leadership & Administration

  • Provide leadership to the organization and work closely with the Board to maintain high performance standards

  • Oversee and implement policies needed to manage a nonprofit organization

  • With the Board, develop and implement a long-range strategy to guide the organization

  • Develop the organization as a learning community; keep abreast of trends in science and environmental education

  • Work with school districts to promote educational partnerships

  • Oversee job descriptions and evaluations for each staff member

  • Ensure programs goals and objectives are carried out with professionalism


  • Develop, oversee and implement annual fundraising plan and budget

  • Identify and cultivate individual donors, foundations and corporations identified in annual fundraising plan

  • Prepare proposals and final reports for grants

  • Oversee design and implementation of special appeals and events

Public Relations  

  • Serve as primary spokesperson representing Catamount Institute within the community

  • Identify and participate in appropriate community initiatives and strategic partnerships

  • Manage internal and external communication and ensure the organization’s branding activities align with strategic objectives


  • Create annual budget with input from board and staff

  • Maintain strong financial management and accountability including monthly cash flow and appropriate controls and systems 

  • Approve all financial disbursements

  • Review monthly financial statements with board and staff

Apply today!

Please email your resume and cover letter to

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