Chief Administrative Officer Job at State of Colorado Job Opportunities – 3.4 Denver, CO

Department Information

HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people at History Colorado. Our professionals inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. The History Colorado Center is a location convenient to downtown shopping, restaurants, and cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location, we offer fantastic benefits including:

Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

Medical and dental health plans

Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

Paid life insurance

Short- and long-term disability coverage

10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

BenefitHub state employee discount program

Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs

Description of Job


The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reports directly to the Executive Director. This position provides instructional leadership to department managers, implements the company strategic plan, develops and implements budgets, oversee data collection and evaluation, and prepares and presents financial reports and forecasts to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This position is part of the organizational leadership team and supports strategic planning and setting the short and long term goals of the organization. This includes oversight and direction of shared services including finance, human resources, procurement, facilities and IT.

The CAO provides guidance and advice to the organizational decision making utilizing a broad, comprehensive knowledge of the financial and the political structure of a large and complex organization. The CAO uses vision and experience to help steer the organization into a successful future. The CAO is forward thinking and has the ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them to the organization. To do this, this position collaborates with departments across the organization on issues that need to be addressed by top management, especially related to decisions and actions that may impact our employees.

Budget and Finance:
The CAO leads the budget and finance work of the organization, which is both a state agency and a non-profit organization. The CAO:

Oversees and guides the administrative team and the organization through the state of Colorado financial practices, procedures and requirements.

Oversees and guides the administrative team and the organization through non-profit financial practices, procedures and requirements.

Leads the organization-wide budgeting and financial forecasting and data-driven decision making.

Leads the organization in building a culture of business thinking and financial sustainability.

Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.

Oversees the finance department, including payroll, procurement and all aspects of the finance department.

Oversees the distribution of financial information to staff and Board to facilitate business-wise decision making.

Administrative Operations:
The CAO uses vision, experience, and data to provide oversight to the administrative operations that serve History Colorado’s many different departments, sites and operations throughout the statewide organization. In addition to the Budget and Finance, these administrative operations include:


Information Technology

Evaluation and Impact

Human Resources



Strategic Relationships

The CAO serves as the key liaison between History Colorado and several important agencies fostering healthy and beneficial relationships on behalf of the organization is a crucial part of the CAO role. These agencies include:

Office of State Planning and Budget

State Department of Higher Education

Office of State Controller

Office of State Architect

Legislative Joint Budget Committee Staff

State Auditors

Colorado Historical Foundation

Works for volunteers and interns

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

A Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Business a related field, or a Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred.

10 years of experience in a leadership role, which must have included managing professional level staff required.

10 years experience in museum management or similar organization is preferred.

10 years experience with project and fiscal management required.

Ability to work with and communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders across the state of Colorado.

Experience and understanding of both public-sector and non-profit sector financing.

Ability to look for solutions within limitations and challenges.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information:
Interested individuals are asked to submit a job application, letter of interest, and three references using the online application system. Failure to submit references may cause you to be removed from consideration.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

About the Company

Company: State of Colorado Job Opportunities – 3.4

Company Location:  Denver, CO

Estimated Salary:

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