The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with TEDxMileHigh
in the search for an Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will
build revenue and capacity for TEDxMileHigh. The Executive Director
will launch and lead the grant writing program and fundraising
events strategy, expand corporate and foundation partnerships, and
grow the membership program while enhancing and refining donor
activities. The Executive Director will play a key role in external
relationship management and defining strategic initiatives as well
as working with the management team to provide oversight to the
team. The Executive Director will play a significant role in
building TEDxMileHigh during its next chapter.
TEDxMileHigh is a nonprofit that exists to spread big ideas and
elevate inspired citizenship. It is a community of thinkers and
doers, ideators and creators, activists and enthusiasts.
TEDxMileHigh showcases innovators, no matter the sector, who each
give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas. This
diverse group of thought leaders and innovators educate, inspire,
and stimulate change with the ultimate goal being deep discussion
and action across communities. TEDxMileHigh content examines the
ways the social, economic, and political systems need to change:
Roughly 50% of its 120 million views relate directly to issues of
equity and criminal justice reform. TEDxMileHigh is committed to
amplifying the voices of BIPOC individuals, as well as voices from
other under-represented communities.
TEDxMileHigh is made possible by the work and effort of the broader
community: inspiring attendees, the efforts of a large, committed
team, deep involvement from partners and sponsors, and hundreds of
brilliant innovators who contribute their “Ideas Worth
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local,
self-organized events that bring people together to share a
TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live
speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These
local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =
independently organized TED event. The TED Conference, an
independent organization, provides general guidance for the TEDx
program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED
has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two
annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and
doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then
made available for free. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com,
where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project,
which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as
translations from volunteers worldwide; and the educational
initiative, TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where
exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help
translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports
individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style
events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping
world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the
impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
At least five years of revenue-generation experience is preferred
for this position. TEDxMileHigh welcomes candidates that do not
meet every qualification but are passionate about spreading big
ideas and elevating inspired citizenship in Colorado. All
applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of TEDxMileHIgh
as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the
prospectus. The salary range for this position is $75,000 to