Executive Director

Immunize Colorado is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to elevating the essential role vaccines play in preventing illness and promoting health for all of Colorado.

Our Mission: Immunize Colorado works to protect Colorado families, schools, and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.

We achieve our mission through six core program areas: public policy, provider education, community outreach and awareness, data translation and action, free- and low-cost immunization services, and partnership building.


  • Full-time; Exempt
  • Supervision: Yes
  • Salary: $90,000-$100,000
  • Signing Bonus: $5,000; $2,500 upon signing employment offer letter, $2,500 after 90 days of employment
  • Generous Benefit Packet: 100% coverage of employee’s health insurance premium; 50% coverage of dependents’ health insurance premium; Up to 3% employer match on Simple IRA Retirement Plan; 50% coverage of STD plan; Flexible Savings Account; Reimbursement for cell phone and home internet; 4 weeks PTO in first year
  • Flexible, Welcoming Work Environment: In-Person and remote work options, One day a month for personal passion project (Tinker Day)


This is an exciting opportunity to lead an influential public-health focused nonprofit. The executive director will manage a passionate team of dedicated staff and oversee high-impact programs and services.

Job Summary:

  • Lead the organization with skill, vision, and passion
  • Leverage the expertise of the Board of Directors, staff, community, researchers, health care providers and other partners in furthering the organization’s mission and values
  • Oversee all operations including fundraising, programming, fiscal management, organizational development, and supervision of staff
  • Define and implement the organization’s policies and strategic direction
  • Represent Immunize Colorado and serve as statewide advocate and spokesperson, in the community and with the media, for the safety and importance of vaccines
  • Provide education and guidance on vaccine policies and practice to health care professionals and officials

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree is strongly.
  • A minimum of 3 years of management experience.
  • Deep experience in public health, health policy, community engagement and public speaking.
  • Demonstrated excellence in grant writing, grant management and fundraising.
  • Proven track record in nonprofit management, business principles, and governance practices.
  • Strong leadership skills that empower others.
  • Significant collaboration and partnership building expertise.
  • High energy strategist focused on improving outcomes.
  • Great ability to be flexible and balance short- and long-term needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

Visionary Leadership

  • Lead the organization’s strategic planning and ensure the positive impact of all programs and services.
  • Embed the values of equity in all areas of the organization.
  • Advance a welcoming and empowering work culture.
  • Raise short- and long-term funds through grants, contracts and donations.

Budget and Finance

  • Identify and oversee funding proposal opportunities and the submission of grant and contract applications and reports.
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices, including healthy cash flows, strong internal financial controls, and ethical use of funds and resources.
  • Develop, implement and monitor annual budgets and financial accounting.
  • Establish and cultivate positive relationships with government, foundation, corporate, and individual funders.
  • Oversee state and private contracting and reporting processes.

Governance and Administration

  • Ensure that the organization has short- and long-range strategic plans and continuously evaluate consistent and timely progress.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to ensure high-quality governance and business practices.

Human Resources and Personnel management

  • Hire and retain a highly effective staff and promote professional development opportunities and a positive work culture.


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate high impact programming and services in line with the organization’s strategic plan.

Public Policy

  • Advance state and local vaccine policy priorities.
  • Mobilize and partner with public health and immunization advocates.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references to ICOffice@childrenscolorado.org. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the desired candidate is secured.