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Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Denver Film Society

Denver, CO 80206
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Denver Film
Denver Film was launched in the spring of 1978 by a group of
filmmakers, educators, and film-lovers who identified a need for a
national-caliber independent film festival that would bring film
artists to the Front Range. The first Denver Film Festival took
place in May 1978, and featured 78 films on four screens over 10
days. Forty-three years later, Denver Film has tripled the number
of films shown and quadrupled Festival screens.
In 2001, Denver Film acquired its first year-round home. At the
Starz FilmCenter, Denver Film committed to showing high-caliber
arthouse film found nowhere else. In the coming years, Denver Film
would use the space and our growing footprint in Denver's cultural
scene to launch programs including Film on the Rocks, CinemaQ,
Women+Film, and Young Filmmakers Workshops to serve cinephiles of
all ages and backgrounds.
In 2010, Denver Film moved to our current home at the Sie
FilmCenter. There, we have carried on legacy programs and
introduced new series to represent the changing Denver community.
Programs started at the Sie FilmCenter include CineLatinX, Czech
that Film, and Scream Screen. Denver Film also launched new
partnerships, such as the Sci-Fi Film Series in partnership with
the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Festinema Jr. in
partnership with Alliance Francaise, and National Theater Live and
Bolshoi Ballet in partnership with the Cherry Creek Theater. In
2020, Denver Film is excited to partner with Dragon 5280 to present
this year's Colorado Dragon Film Festival.
In recent years, Denver Film has introduced new marketing
techniques, revitalizing the organization's social media presence.
In 2019, Denver Film recorded approximately 1.9 million social
media impressions at the Denver Film Festival, and 2.6 million at
Film on the Rocks. For the first time, Denver Film is also creating
original digital videos highlighting weekly programming for its
membership and supporters.
Similarly, significant changes to technology in the film
industry have impacted Denver Film partnerships and programs. In
response to high demand for original streaming television, Denver
Film has formed a close partnership with SeriesFest, a key industry
festival which is a marketplace for new television pilots.
Additionally, the 2019 Denver Film Festival featured 15 original
pieces of Virtual Reality and Immersive programming, marking the
third year exploring this exciting new frontier for consuming and
creating content.
Now entering its 43rd year, Denver Film
continues to expand on its mission to develop opportunities for
diverse audiences to discover film through creative,
thought-provoking experiences. Denver Film is dedicated to engaging
both our members and the general public in a lifelong relationship
with film. From downtown Denver to the world-renowned Red Rocks
Amphitheatre to our year-round home at the Sie FilmCenter, Denver
Film brings Colorado communities together to celebrate
cinema.

Position Overview
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), along with the Board of
Directors, is responsible for the organization's fundraising,
operations, program delivery, and outreach efforts, as well as the
overall vision of Denver Film. The CEO thinks and plans
strategically and inspires community members to become more engaged
in the work of Denver Film. The CEO implements and
develops policies and plans, and organizes, coordinates, and
manages the programs and activities of Denver Film. The
CEO works in partnership with and under the direction and
supervision of the Board of Directors.
The CEO enthusiastically brings our artistic vision to community
supporters and stakeholders and is excited to seek new
collaborative efforts and partnerships.

What Does It Take
Leading Denver Film in its next chapter of growth and
development requires proven executive experience coupled with a
strong passion for the role arts play in healthy
communities. Our next CEO will demonstrate an eagerness
to engage donors, community leaders, and many other stakeholders in
this work.
Specific skills and experience needed for success in this role
include the following:
Organization Leadership/Development:

Leadership experience in nonprofit, government agency, or
private sector with experience in building an effective
culture
Knowledge of how to build and implement an effective business
model for long-term sustainability
Experience in establishing a clear strategic direction,
building buy-in for the vision, and implementing that vision
successfully
Significant experience in personnel development, effective
fiscal management, and organization development; proven experience
in building clear accountability for results; can optimize team
collectively and individually
Proven ability to build relationships and partnerships
Experience in representing an organization to external
constituents; has proven to be an effective 'face' of an
organization
Knowledge of working effectively with a volunteer board and
developing their capabilities
Values working in lean, nimble organizations
Has experience in managing change thoughtfully and
appropriately

Revenue Generation

Significant experience in working with philanthropic donors and
growing revenue
Comfort with direct donor cultivation and making asks
Proven ability to build additional sources of earned income
(tickets, members, etc.)

Industry Knowledge & Geography

Knowledge of arts and/or film festivals preferred but not
required; must be committed to Denver Film's mission
Knowledge of Denver/Colorado preferred but not required

Successful candidates for this role will have these personal
qualities:

Collaborative, natural relationship building skills
Inspiring, persuasive, committed
Works well in a team environment and is committed to shared
success
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Smart, action-oriented, professional
Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal; active
listening abilities
High degree of EQ
Open to taking calculated risks, curious, open-minded
Wants to be visible and embedded in community

Ready to Apply?
If you are excited about the opportunity to provide vision and
leadership for the next chapter of Denver Film's growth, we want to
hear from you as soon as possible. Please send your
cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick
of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at . All
applications are to be submitted electronically. To
learn more about Denver Film and this opportunity, please visit us
at .
Denver Film is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Denver Film does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,
non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin,
veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All
employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and
business need.

Reference: 844903749

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