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The Gathering Place President Application

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Position Overview

The Gathering Place President is responsible for all aspects of the organization, including fulfillment of the organization’s mission, implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, development of the organization’s mission driven culture, achievement of fiscal and legal health, and cultivation of philanthropic resources and strategic partnerships.  This individual will represent both TGP and its members and serve as the organization’s and members’ advocate while also promoting the organization’s goal of providing community support services for women, children and transgender individuals. ​

The Gathering Place (TGP) is a Colorado-based nonprofit focused on providing services and programs that meet basic needs, foster personal growth and build community.  TGP is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as "members," no fees are ever charged for programs or services.


We are a community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives.

Guiding Principles

  • TGP serves women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness
  • We believe in hope as an important change agent and hold that hope for everyone
  • We believe deeply in the power of community and continue working to develop it
  • Our key values include recognizing individual strengths, building respect and trust, and offering acceptance unconditionally.

Position Reports to

Governing Board of Directors

The Opportunity

The Gathering Place is currently undergoing an executive transition for only the second time in its 30+ year history due to the current President’s retirement.  Over the past three decades, the organization has built a successful foundation and proven track record of providing essential programs and services to its members and established itself as a leader in the community.  The next leader of TGP will have the opportunity to expand and leverage this foundation and brand recognition locally and nationally. The organization seeks a leader who is able to communicate, empathize, advocate and boldly lead an organization where diversity and inclusion are at the core of its culture and mission.


This application may take 20-30 minutes to complete and WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU START AND FINISH YOUR APPLICATION IN ONE SITTING. However, if you begin your application and are unable to finish in one sitting, please click on the Save and continue application later link at the very top of each page - starting on page 2. You'll enter your email address, verify your email address and a unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return to your application where you left off.

You will have a chance to attach your cover letter and resume (in ONE PDF document) at the end of the online application.

Please be sure you address the following in your cover letter:

Please explain why you are interested in working at The Gathering Place (TGP). Given the organization’s current needs (and that the position of President at TGP is not one you can “grow into”), please tell us why your background, skills, experiences, and accomplishments as a leader are a good fit for this position.

If you experience trouble accessing the link or completing the online application, please contact Rick Zwetsch at

Application deadline is Friday, January 25th at 5:00pm MT. You will hear back from us the week of February 4th.

All information provided as part of this application process will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be used
determine your suitability as a candidate for this position.

Principals only. No phone calls.

This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
2. Have you read and do you understand the complete President position job description? *This question is required.
3. Are you currently employed? *This question is required.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
5. Which of the following role(s) have you served in during the last 10 years? *This question is required.
(Please indicate dollar amount or a salary range)
9. Where did you first hear about this position? *This question is required.
10. Status of Authorization to Work in the U.S.? *This question is required.
11. Do you have a LinkedIn Profile? *This question is required.
13. Do you have a Facebook page?