BOULDER - Jim Rianoshek has resigned as executive director of Attention Homes, a nonprofit agency in Boulder that operates a shelter for youth.

Rianoshek, who guided the nonprofit for nearly 11 years, said it was "time that I turn it over to our next leader."

As the organization's board of directors searches for a new executive director, Claire Clurman, a senior manager and six-year employee of the agency, will be leading Attention Homes on a day to day basis.

Larry Dennis, president of the board of directors said, "the organization will forever be grateful to Jim for his efforts and energy to make this community a better and safer place for us all, especially our underserved population of displaced, homeless and runaway youth.

"We wish Jim well in his future endeavors, and during this period of transition, we will continue to take advantage of his tremendous knowledge and passion for our local teens."

Attention Homes served more than 700 youth in 2013 through street outreach, day drop-in and overnight shelter services in addition to a licensed residential program. A fully-funded shelter renovation and expansion project was also completed this past year.