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Executive Director - Groundwork Denver

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 99 Discussions 131 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Over the last ten years, Groundwork Denver has seen immense impact through its robust range of programs including energy efficiency, urban agriculture, urban waters, transportation, parks and green space and youth employment. Today, the organization is seeking an entrepreneurial Executive Director to build on its successes to-date and lead the continued growth and evolution of Groundwork Denver with the guidance of a recently completed strategic plan.

The Executive Director will develop and implement the organization’s strategic direction and work hands-on with staff and Board members to align new strategies with all aspects of the organization’s program, fundraising, and administrative activities.

The Executive Director will play a key external role, promoting the organization’s work and cultivating relationships with a diverse range of supporters and stakeholders.

At the same time, the Executive Director must oversee the nonprofit business operations, generating sound decisions and delegating responsibilities to ensure that the organization delivers results while meeting all of its responsibilities to funders, governmental agencies, and the community.

About Groundwork Denver:

Groundwork Denver’s dynamic and passionate group of staff, Board members, and volunteers are deeply committed to furthering environmental equity in their community. The incoming Executive Director will benefit from the strength of this team and the organization’s current suite of programs. The incoming executive director will also find ample opportunities to develop innovative and creative solutions to the community’s needs, making this a particularly exciting opportunity to shape the future of Groundwork Denver.

Groundwork Denver partners with lower-income communities to improve the physical environment and promote health and well-being. We are “do-ers” not “talkers.” We plant trees, we improve parks, we clean up rivers, we insulate houses, we grow food, and we coordinate hundreds of volunteers to help. We support the development of leaders from the neighborhoods we work with through our Green Team youth employment program. Our work promotes the inclusion of the diverse population of our communities in decision making and action, as well as advocates for a clean and healthy environment for everyone.

Established in 2002, Groundwork Denver currently has a team of 21 dedicated and passionate staff members, ten board members, and as many as 70 youth employees in the summer. While we have historically focused in the City of Denver, demographic and economic shifts have our work shifting us to more work in Adams and Arapahoe Counties (where we sometimes do business as Groundwork Colorado). For more information, please visit

Groundwork Denver is part of the Groundwork USA network, the only national network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment of low-income communities.

Working at the intersection of environment, equity and civic engagement, Groundwork “Trusts” across the nation develop community partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being. For more information, please visit

Application deadline is Friday, November 24th at 5:00pm MT

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