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About the Nathan Yip Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Nathan Yip Foundation (NYF) is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) public charity that supports K-12 rural education as well as new programming related to equity, inclusivity, youth empowerment and anti-bullying. The organization got its start building schools and supporting students and teachers in rural communities throughout China. After exploring grantmaking in other parts of the world, the Nathan Yip Foundation refocused its mission in 2016 to support schools specifically in rural communities around Colorado. It raises funds through special events (many celebrating the founders’ Asian heritage) and invests in schools through a robust annual grants and program partnership program.

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Executive Director | Full Time

Job Description
The Nathan Yip Foundation seeking a Full Time Executive Director (sole employee). This position reports directly to the organization’s Founders and Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary steward of the organization’s brand, mission, vision, and values.
  • Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors by advising and informing its members and supporting the fulfillment of its governance function.
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors for monthly meetings, including creating/distributing the meeting agenda and taking/distributing meeting minutes.
  • Oversee and provide leadership and support for all organization committees.
  • Develop and present the annual operating budget for Board approval and manage resources within the budget guidelines in accordance to current laws and regulations.
  • Properly steward and oversee the organization’s financial resources, making the necessary decisions to generate a sustainable operating profit to ensure the stability and viability of the organization.
  • Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resources, establishing strategies, managing logistics, stewarding donors, coordinating events, and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
  • Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery, evaluation and quality of all programs and grants.
  • Provide day-to-day operations of the organization including – communications, marketing and public relations, social media, print and digital materials, maintaining proper financial records and controls, and creating strategic relationships with a variety of external entities (nonprofit community, education community, key stakeholders and other constituents).
  • Manage all aspects of staff, contractors, and volunteers of the organization, ensuring the effective administration of policies, processes and operating procedures.

Experience and Skills:

  • Non-profit leadership and program development experience.
  • Strong networking and fundraising skills.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with the education community and a commitment to inclusivity and youth empowerment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with individuals and groups from culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and solid organizational leadership.
  • Effective self-editing and time management skills, with the motivation and ability to work well independently.
  • Working knowledge of creating strategic and project plans, developing action items and managing multiple timelines.
  • Strong problem-solving, information integration and analysis skills.
  • Proven financial acumen, including a working knowledge of QuickBooks in order to interpret financial statements and reports and provide detailed notes to the Board Treasurer, bookkeeper and CPA.
  • Ability to engage and effectively and professionally collaborate with the Founders and Board of Directors.
  • Savvy administrative and technical skills – enough to comfortably and independently navigate and/or learn Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, web management (WordPress), social media platforms, donation and ticketing management software, relational databases and CRM systems, graphic design, photo/video editing, and more.

Schedule and Location
This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position that allows for a flexible schedule in order to accommodate occasional evening/weekend meetings and events, as well as travel to school sites. The Nathan Yip Foundation has a dedicated office suite in a co-working space in Greenwood Village, CO, and offers the flexibility to work a hybrid in-office/remote schedule.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $60,000 – $75,000 based on experience and qualifications.

The Nathan Yip Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, short-term disability and basic life insurance coverage. Benefits also include 80 hours of paid time off, 40 hours of sick/personal leave, 10 paid holidays, and an employee assistance program. Several voluntary, self-paid benefits are also available including long-term disability and critical illness insurance.

How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Nathan Yip Foundation Board of Directors at by Friday, March 11, 2022.

Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the submission deadline. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely. Final interviews will be conducted in person.