The Post-News Colorado Colfax Marathon has gone through a lot of changes in its three short years, from course alterations to leadership swaps, and it looks like the organization that runs it is changing again. Earlier this week, the Colfax Marathon Partnership, Inc. posted a want ad for a new president and chief executive officer to replace Dave Walstrom.
A longtime Colfax booster and former head of the Colfax Business Improvement District, Walstrom stepped down for personal reasons shortly before this year’s marathon in May. Jean Townsend, race co-manager, said she’s "virtually certain he’s not coming back.
"He had to take an emergency medical leave of absense. Right now, he’s not involved in any marathon matters," she added. "The board has formed a search committee and are looking for a replacement for Dave.”
Look below for the job description as posted by the Marathon. -- Jonathan Shikes
The Colfax Marathon Partnership, Inc. (PNCCM) is seeking an experienced community leader to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer. The Post News Colorado Colfax Marathon, now entering its fourth year, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote health, fitness and education for children and adults, organize a world-class marathon and related events, and increase awareness and education regarding the revitalization of the Colfax Avenue corridor in Aurora, Denver and Lakewood. The PNCCM is more than an athletic event. It is a community-based event benefiting dozens of charity partners and Colfax Avenue corridor economic interests. The President & CEO will oversee and direct all aspects of this multi-faceted community non-profit organization. This is a high-profile public position in the Metro Denver community. The President & CEO will oversee a $1 million budget, a full-time staff of up to four and numerous volunteers. S/he will manage the organization's relationships with public officials, municipal staff, and business and community leaders.
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Qualifications: The successful candidate will have exceptional stamina, established ties in the Metro Denver community, and a thorough understanding of non-profit financial management, including fundraising. The President & CEO should have prior experience running a small organization, an entrepreneurial ethic (i.e., willingness to think creatively and roll up his/her sleeves), and should thrive in an intense, event-based environment. The President & CEO should be comfortable speaking with the highest levels of public and private leadership and be experienced at fundraising and building relationships with current and potential sponsors. Prior experience working with a board of directors and with volunteers, and experience in the non-profit world is desired. Experience in race management is not required, although an understanding of the organizational aspects of event management is preferred.
Salary: TBD Job Posting Opening Date: 07/17/2008 Job Posting Closing Date: 08/15/2008
How To Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references before August 15, 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions only, please. Consideration of candidates and interviews will begin immediately. The successful candidate should be available to start by October 1, 2008.
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