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Colorado State Director in Denver Metro, Colorado


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$130,000.00 - $140,000.00 Annually


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Office of Administrative Services for Independent Agencies

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/2/2023 11:59 PM Mountain


Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

FLSA Status

Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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  • Benefits

Department Information

Office of Administrative Services for Independent Agencies (ASIA)

The Office of Administrative Services for Independent Agencies proudly announces a groundbreaking opportunity for visionary leaders in the field of administrative services. Our Office is tasked with the unique opportunity to develop systems that will provide independent and centralized administrative support for independent agencies affiliated with the Colorado Judicial Branch. Whether your experience and background are in the private or public sectors, if you are driven by innovation, the opportunity to build from the ground up and have a penchant for making systemic changes, this is your opportunity.

Description of Job

As the inaugural Director of the Office for Administrative Services for Independent Agencies (ASIA), your leadership will pave the way for how this department will shape the future. From ideation to execution, your guidance will be instrumental in fostering excellence within an array of complex sectors. Specifically, this includes budget, accounting, payroll, and human resources support services to 5 smaller independent agencies (The Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman, The Independent Ethics Commission, The Office of Public Guardianship, The Commission on Judicial Discipline, and Bridges of Colorado) and limited payroll and human resources support services to three larger independent agencies (The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel, The Office of the Child’s Representative, and the Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel). As a result, in this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to navigate complex matters and administrative functions/issues related to child welfare, adult welfare, mental health, and regulatory systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Foundation Building: Create and lead the ASIA Office's foundation, developing it into an example of excellence and effectiveness in administrative support.

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop the roadmap for ASIA, ensuring it aligns with the overarching goals of the independent agencies that it serves.

  • Resource Management: Hire, mentor, and inspire a team of eight, fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and collaboration.

  • Fiscal Command: Oversee a robust budget, ensuring meticulous allocation and management of funds, furthering the mission and vision of the ASIA Office.

  • Collaborative Excellence: Establish and nurture connections with the independent agencies the ASIA Office serves, stakeholders, and the Colorado Legislature, ensuring alignment and mutual growth.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Educational Background: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in liberal arts and sciences, judicial/public/business administration, human resources, or related fields. Advanced degrees and a background in accounting, human resources, public or business administration and/or law will set you apart.

Professional Experience: A rich and proven history of navigating and leading in complex systems, with preference given to experience in overseeing the administrative functions of a multifaceted organization in either the public or private sector and a comprehensive understanding of independent agency or division operations.

Leadership Mastery: Proven track record of establishing departments or leading transformative initiatives, showcasing an ability to inspire and lead high-performing teams.

Financial Proficiency: Demonstrated ability to manage budgets exceeding $1 million, with a strategic outlook on allocation and utilization.

Legislative Engagement: Practical experience in engaging with legislative bodies and advocating for public policies.

Supplemental Information

Why Join Us?

Impactful Leadership: Take the reins of a pioneering office, leaving an indelible mark on Colorado's development of good governmental practices.

Growth & Development: As the supported agencies evolve, and the new agencies are created, so will your opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Competitive Compensation: An attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with your expertise and the significance of the role.

The Office for Administrative Services for Independent Agencies believes in equal opportunities for all. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce where every individual is valued and respected.

Join us on this transformative journey.

Together let us shape the future of administrative support for agencies that collectively support critical governmental functions and serve the interests of the People of the State of Colorado.

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Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Basic Life & AD&D Insurance (State-paid benefit)

Optional Life Insurance

Short-term Disability (State-paid benefit)

Long-term Disability

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Savings Accounts

Several Retirement (and supplemental) options

Generous Paid Time Off

Eleven Paid Holidays

Extended Sick Leave

Worker’s Compensation

Colorado State Employee’s Assistance Plan

Employee Discount Program

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position or if you have questions about this posting, email knielsen@coloradocpo.org. Please submit the required items outlined below. Please include “DIRECTOR, OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR INDEPENDENT AGENCIES” in the subject line.

*Applications will not be accepted through any other state or government website or

application process.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. The resume must clearly indicate a career history with high impact and high performance success.

  • Professional CV or Bio

  • Any additional supporting documents that highlight your professional accomplishments

*We will be utilizing Lou Adler’s High-Performance Hiring philosophy during the hiring process for this position.