The Phoenix
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

403(b) retirement plan; Paid time off (vacation/ sick days/ skill enhancement days); Health care, dental, and vision plans

The Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from substance use disorder and for those who choose to live a sober life. By participating in our physical, social and education programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. Activities offered include climbing, hiking, surfing, boxing, running, yoga, CrossFit, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. Phoenix also partners with organizations that serve individuals with substance use disorders to provide health and wellness programming for their clients and to bridge their clients to our free community programs, where they can access long-term support for recovery. The Phoenix currently operates in California, Colorado, Idaho, and Massachusetts.

Position Summary

The Phoenix is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to develop a fundraising and partnerships strategy to ensure financial sustainability and to expand the reach of our sober active community. The Mountain & Plains States Regional Director will work directly with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to scale our model and position Phoenix Multisport as a leader in the field of recovery across the Mountain & Plains States Region. The ideal candidate will design and build a sustainable and diverse array of programs through targeted fundraising, strategic partnership, revenue ventures, and creative management. Passion for our mission is essential to this role.

This position is primarily responsible for ensuring financial sustainability, overseeing current operations and implementing a strategic growth strategy to expand Phoenix programs throughout the Mountain & Plains States Region (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, & South Dakota). Priority will be given to individuals who have a track record of raising funds through relationships with high net worth donors. This position is based in Denver, CO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy including private donations, government and foundation grants, and revenue-generating models to ensure sustainability and targeted growth within the region
  • Oversee of all programs operating in the region, including:
    Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs, CO
    Other locations and programs TBD
  • Actively network within the region to build professional partnerships
  • Manage the regional budget and deploying strategies to ensure sustainability and targeted growth within the region
  • Lead and manage direct reports including selecting, developing, retaining, providing performance feedback, and facilitating disciplinary procedures across multiple sites as necessary
  • Directly supervise local directors, managers and any staff providing programming independently throughout the region.
  • Ensure satisfactory performance of chapter(s) and programs operating in the region
  • Analyze performance of chapters and programs, provides feedback, guidance and training to impact results
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Evening and weekend hours required as needed
  • Must be able to travel for meetings as necessary


  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
  • Able to demonstrate personal experience raising funds to sustain a budget of $1M or more
  • 7+ years of related non-profit management or related business experience
  • Experience overseeing programs in multiple cities and states
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and highly proficient with software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail
  • BA Required/MA Preferred


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