***This is a Courtesy Posting for 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center***

An Executive Director who will bring a high degree of energy, integrity, and creativity to strengthen relationships with existing community partners and establish new relationships with funders and donors. The salary range for this position is $77,000 – $95,000/ year.


The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) provides a coordinated site that contributes to the safety of youth, families, and the community through early intervention, comprehensive assessment, and improved access to appropriate services in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties in Colorado.  To put it simply, we Assess, Understand, Connect, and Overcome.    



The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) opened in 2000, embracing the idea that effective prevention and intervention services for young people must be at the earliest point possible.


Each year, we help over 2,000 youth, and their families understand underlying issues contributing to a youth’s behavior.  Through in-depth assessment(s) and evidence-based screening tools, our staff work to understand the barriers youth and families are experiencing at home, school, or in the community.  We then connect the youth and family to the necessary resources and services to help overcome their current barriers and create a stable environment where they can thrive.  When appropriate, the JAC coordinates with law enforcement, courts, schools, etc. allowing them to have a better picture of the needs and strengths of youth and families.


The success of the JAC stems from the dedication and expertise of staff members who provide our services, the engagement, and expertise of the JAC’s board of directors, and from the numerous other organizations with which we collaborate.


The JAC has two primary areas of programming, which are as follows:


The Community Assessment Program (CAP) strives to keep youth at home and out of juvenile justice and human services systems by connecting families with supportive services to promote safe, healthy, and happy kids. Young people receive early intervention screening and assessment to identify factors contributing to concerning behavior and factors mitigating risks. Youth are then referred to and connected with professionals who can address their needs.


The Law Enforcement Program (LEP) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to intervene and address factors contributing to concerning behavior and increase aspects of a young person’s life out of the juvenile justice and human services systems. Intake and assessment services include screening for immediate medical needs, screening for detention placement, behavioral health screening, assessment of risks, strengths and needs, case planning, release, and short-term case management.


The JAC is a financially stable organization with strong and consistent financial supporters and an annual budget of $1.8M. The board of directors is comprised of 15 active and engaged members who meet on a bi-monthly basis.  The organization houses 29 total staff, 6 of whom are part-time.  The primary location of the JAC is at the innovative Family Resource Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado.  However, many of our community-based assessment specialists work remotely in various locations throughout the community.

DUTIES (Brief Description):

An Executive Director who will bring a high degree of energy, integrity, and creativity to strengthen relationships with existing community partners and establish new relationships with funders and donors.

Primary Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Provides leadership for overall program policies and procedures.
  • Provides leadership and direction toward the achievement of the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Performs or oversees, administrative tasks necessary for the effective operation of the organization including its programs, guidelines and policies, and applicable laws.
  • Develops and Implements long-range program strategies that adhere to the JAC’s mission, vision, and values.

Working Relationship with the JAC Board of Directors

  • Collaborates with the Board Chairperson for the effective functioning of the Board of Directors and helps facilitate board meetings and retreats.
  • Initiates and works with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Board committee members to develop programs, guidelines, and policies.
  • Assists the Board of Directors in the recruitment and orientation of new Board members.

Fiscal and Fundraising Functions

  • Provides leadership for overall financial policies and ensures the best financial practices are followed.
  • Develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization.
  • Responsible for the overall planning and supervising of fundraising activities.
  • Supports and engages the Board of Directors in community fundraising efforts.
  • Solicits and prepares funding applications, and ensures necessary reporting.
  • Develops strategies to attract and engage new donors.

Community Relations and Interagency Coordination:

  • Ensures strong working relationships with law enforcement, behavioral health, and other referral agencies.
  • Acts as a liaison for the organization in its community relations and media activities to increase awareness and financial support for the organization.
  • Participates with national, state and local organizations concerned with at-risk youth, as well as civic organizations and faith communities, to develop collaborative projects aimed at furthering the mission of the JAC.



Experience, Skills, and Knowledge: Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, with a preferred degree in nonprofit management, public administration, social work, criminal justice, psychology, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in supervision, program development, budget management, contract oversight, statistical oversight, and planning.
  • Experience in or knowledge of juvenile programs, resources, and services.
  • Experience in building partnerships and collaborations with a diverse array of providers.
  • Experience in fundraising, including grant writing and special events.

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge: Highly Preferred

  • A master’s degree in nonprofit management or a human service related field.
  • Prior experience as a nonprofit executive director.
  • Experience with programs serving at-risk youth and/or promoting positive youth development (i.e. SB94/CYDC, or other Juvenile Assessment Centers).

Characteristics and Traits: Required

  • Passion for the mission of the JAC and a visionary commitment to the realization of the mission/vision/values is critical.
  • A person with high integrity: trustworthy, dependable, honest.
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) that effectively reach a range of audiences.
  • A good listener who is open-minded and flexible.
  • Brings a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Personable and social; a relationship builder.
  • Able to see and understand multiple perspectives.
  • Sense of humor.


Other Requirements:

Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

Must be willing to work varied hours, including weekends and evenings, and carry a cell phone at all times.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Please apply by midnight, Friday, November 8th by clicking the following link https://thejac.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3


In your cover letter, address how you meet the Experience/Skills/Knowledge and Characteristics and Traits in the “What We Are Looking For” section.


The 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information about the organization, go to www.jac18.org



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