DIFRC | Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Job Title: Executive Director (Exempt)

Salary: Range: $90,000 to $105,000
Employer: Denver Indian Family Resource Center
Address: 1633 Fillmore Street, Suite GL-2, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (720) 500-1020
Website: www.difrc.org

Position Summary: The Executive Director will possess significant knowledge experience and passion from the Denver Indian Family Resource Center’s (DIFRC) service area of Family Preservation, Reunification, and Indian Child Welfare Act advocacy.

  • The Director must be committed to fulfilling DIFRC’s mission, vision, and values through direct oversight of operations including but not limited to administrative, programmatic, financial development, risk management and human resources activities. 
  • The Director is responsible for continually assessing and improving DIFRC’s operations and must be willing serve as the professional face of the organization to the community, potential donors and media. 
  • The Director must possess strong leadership and management skills including clear, compassionate, and collaborative communication and judicious decision making.
  • The Director must be a person of high integrity who builds trust with and successfully motivates and influences others, both inside and outside of DIFRC. 
  • The Director must be highly sensitive, knowledgeable, and responsive to the specific needs of Native American in an urban setting and must be committed to promoting this cultural responsiveness at all levels of the organization. 
  • The Director must be highly self-motivated and capable of organizing, distilling, and prioritizing large amounts of information in a high-volume, fast-paced, and at times, stressful work environment. The Director reports directly and is accountable to the Board of Directors and will work closely with them to implement their directives, policies, and procedures. 

Essential Duties: 

  1. Demonstrates experience, passion, and knowledge for helping families to increase their resilience, strengths, and protective factors to become safer, stronger, and more self-reliant as a family. 
  2. Provides high-quality individual and group supervision, management, and leadership to all DIFRC staff and advances a positive organizational climate that fosters a productive and cooperative team.
  3. Displays strong leadership by communicating frequently with government, funders, tribal agencies, and other organizations to ensure DIFRC remains a major community partner with public and private organizations, tribes, businesses, and other external agencies. 
  4. Guides effective programming to address DIFRC’s needs and meet identified objectives.
  5. Directs and manages DIFRC’s human resource, financial, and administrative functions. 
  6. Leads staff in planning, administering, and monitoring DIFRC’s Board-approved annual budget. 
  7. Leads the organization’s fundraising and marketing efforts. 
  8. Reports directly to the Board of Directors and maximizes their support in fulfilling organizational responsibilities. 


  • Master’s degree in social work or related field, OR a bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in management, administration, fundraising, and supervision at a public, tribal, or non-profit organization. 
  • Experience working with and extensive knowledge of Native (AI/AN) cultures and histories. Experience working specifically with urban AI/AN community is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of social work theory, practice, and interventions, and understanding of the major theories of human development, historical trauma and oppression, group dynamics, and behavioral/ mental health. 
  • Extensive experience in budget planning and administration, collaborative program development, information systems, research, and knowledge of federal and state programs and practices. 
  • Good computer skills 
  • Understanding of government agencies including the child welfare and legal system is highly preferred. 
  • Extensive fundraising experiences with private, government and individual donors.

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check. 
  • The candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance. 

The position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range for this position is competitive. The benefit package is competitive with other human services agencies in Colorado and includes generous health insurance coverage for the eligible employee, as well as vision, dental, life insurance, short-term disability, and paid time off. 

Instructions to apply: 

Please submit electronically your letter of interest and resume to Brent Truttmann, DIFRC Board Chair, at brently.truttmann@gmail.com. Please list Subject as “Executive Director.” NO phone calls, standard mail, incomplete submissions, or faxed applications will be considered. 

This position will be open until filled. Please apply early as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.