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Early College High School At Arvada

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The Early College of Arvada, a public charter school serving grades 6-12 and a Colorado nonprofit corporation, is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and fiduciary and compliance oversight for the organization. The Board Member will interact with other members of the board to ensure solid overall strategy and direction of the organization, and will report to the Board Chairperson.

Key Responsibilities of Board Member:

  • Support ECA in attaining its goals by providing direction, oversight, and leadership for the long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Work in coordination with Board Chairperson and other board members to:
    • provide direction to staff by setting organizational goals consistent with the mission,
    • hire, evaluate, and set compensation for the school’s director,
    • identify organizational needs and areas of potential growth,
    • ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and charter school authorizer policies,
    • ensure that the school has sufficient resources and that its resources are used in a prudent manner,
    • ensure that board resolutions are carried out in a timely fashion, and
    • chair or serve on committees and take on special assignments as requested.
  • Regularly attend board and committee meetings, review meeting agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and otherwise exercise a duty of care with respect to the oversight of the school
  • Bring relevant professional and personal expertise to the work of the Board of Directors
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization both within one’s area of expertise and in the world at large.
  • Continue to ensure ECA’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities ECA serves.
  • Actively participate in fundraising and outreach efforts.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ECA’s mission and who has a track record of board participation and leadership in the nonprofit or education arenas. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members and generate community support for the school. Ideal candidates will possess extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in education, human services, government, or the nonprofit sector, as well as savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, including persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

Attributes, Experience and Skills Sought:

  • Leadership, team building, and advanced coaching skills; ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a group environment.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship and trust building, communication and listening, and personal engagement.
  • Strong education, business connections and networking capability.
  • Professional expertise within any of the following areas is a plus:
    • Secondary-level curriculum, assessment, instruction, and educational support services
    • Fundraising and fund development
    • Marketing expertise
    • Educational technology
    • Community-based family and youth services

Board terms of participation:

ECA’s Board is a working board and the organization’s success relies on board involvement and contribution. ECA’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for up to one additional term. Board meetings will be held no more than once a month and no less than four times a year. Board members donate their time and serve without pay.

If you are interested in learning more or are interested in joining the Board, please contact Brenda Snyder at, 303-964-8886.

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4905 W 60th AveArvada, CO 80003



  • General Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Management
  • Fundraising




  • 10 hours a month

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