Executive Director

About Pop Culture Classroom

Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a Colorado-based nonprofit where we develop tools for children to increase their literary skills using age appropriate comic books and graphic novels, and encourage critical-thinking through costume design, game development, and other related pop culture media.

We achieve these goals through our programs that include the development of curriculum and teaching guides for classroom use, workshops, and events like Denver Pop Culture Con, our family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment and showcases our mission. All proceeds from this event benefits PCC’s educational endeavors.

Job Overview

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overall management of staff and day-to-day operations through the supervision and evaluation of the Program Directors, Marketing Manager, and Office Manager. Alongside the Board, their committees, and staff, this position will work to establish the strategic direction of the organization and to develop effective policies and programs to support PCC’s mission and vision.

The ED will be responsible for administering standards and procedures related to human resources, metrics, budget and physical facilities, and has overall responsibility for staff management and development.


The Executive Director is a collaborative leader who understands and empowers action of the organization’s mission and vision while leveraging the skills of staff, contractors, and volunteers appropriately.

They recognize that the organization is in a period of its life cycle where practices that involve long-term thinking and planning are needed, as well as ways to diversify income. Therefore, it is essential that this person is comfortable working at both the strategic and tactical levels and has a strong ability to connect people and projects together to achieve goals.

Attributes and Interpersonal Skills

Desired Leadership Style: Logical, Supportive, Inspirational

Qualities that are critical to success in this role:

  • The ability to network and build meaningful relationships/partnerships
  • Possess strong values, integrity, and passion for the organization’s mission
  • Adept at leading and managing teams
  • Communicates with trust and confidence
  • Provides energetic and positive leadership of staff and volunteers
  • Values inclusiveness and collaboration
  • Encourages openness and involvement

Required Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in management or leadership of an organization.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit operations and regulations including staff management and retention
  • Ability to maintain financial stability of the organization and ensure proper accounting practices, including an annual budget and monthly financial information
  • Experience with OKRs and KPIs.
  • Have a solid foundation in understanding existing barriers to access for historically marginalized communities
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to assess needs, and multi-task
  • Ability to recognize change and manage a growing organization
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills including strong public speaking capabilities
  • Experience working collaboratively with a Board and other volunteers.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations either as staff or Board member

Preferred experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree desirable; graduate work a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary – from $70,000/yr, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Position is located at the PCC office in Denver, Colorado
  • Some evening and weekend work will be necessary during events
  • PCC provides fully paid employee health insurance as well as a 3% matching retirement plan contribution


Send resume and cover letter to jobs@popcultureclassroom.org

  • Posting will remain open until filled
  • No phone calls please