Company: Jeremiah Program
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Executive Director, Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN About Jeremiah
Program: Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation's most
successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single
mothers and their children, two generations at a time.
Two-generation - or 2Gen - programs uniquely focus on the whole
family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has
been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic
benefits for parents, children and communities. Jeremiah Program is
expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its
model. The organization has locations in Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul,
MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND, Rochester-SE, MN, Boston, MA, and
Brooklyn, MN, and our national office is in Minneapolis. With---a
21-year history, JP plays a critical role in disrupting the impacts
of poverty in the St. Paul and Minneapolis bolstering equity so all
families in our community can build well-being and achieve economic
prosperity. This year has been a challenging year as a country, and
especially painful and emotional for all of us in St. Paul and
Minneapolis. We watched as another Black man was killed, peaceful
protests were disrupted, and rights were infringed upon. It has
been a fearful and frustrating time during which we've all wondered
if we'll finally see the systemic changes that have disadvantaged
marginalized communities for generations. Like many of you, we [JP]
are hopeful that these events have sparked an awakening for our
communities and for our nation, and that there's a renewed
commitment to pursuing equity for all people. This moment has also
led JP to reimagine and re-center our programming and advocacy work
in a way that is reflective of the unique opportunities and
challenges of each community. With an Executive Director for
Minneapolis and St. Paul at the helm, we will deepen our focus with
families and their lives during a time that calls for increased
attention and understanding and to significantly grow our reach.
Learn more about JP here and about our work in Minneapolis and St.
Paul here . Job Summary: The Executive Director is an unapologetic
champion for JPs two-generation mission and is driven to disrupt
generational poverty by holding single mothers and their families
at the center of holistic, integrated supports. The Executive
Director is charged with leading the two-generation mission of the
program within the community, building the fabric of local
champions, advocates, partners and donors, maintaining strong
community partnerships, working closely with a local community
board of trustees to build the reputation and support locally,
managing the financial operations and the development goals of the
campus and managing a team that ensures the coordination of all
campus operations and program delivery. The Executive Director (ED)
works closely with the other campus Executive Directors and is an
essential member of JP's Leadership Team responsible for
discussing, influencing and implementing high priority
organizational decisions. The ED also partners with and is
supported by JP's National Campus Support Team (CST). Key
responsibilities include the following: Talent and Culture
- Lead JP in the community, ensuring excellence implementation,
program delivery and community support.
- Communicate the mission and vision of JP to a wide variety of
community and regional stakeholders.
- Accelerate staff performance by providing strategic direction,
growth opportunities, learning, coaching and feedback in
partnership with the Campus Support Team (CST) functional
- Maintain the positive, collaborative, passionate culture of
your JP campus.
- Actively participate as a contributing member of the Leadership
Team by collaborating with peers, offering constructive feedback
and solutions, and supporting continuous improvement in operational
alignment with JP's mission and strategic direction. Program
Quality and Effectiveness
- Grow JP's reach within the community consistent with JP's
strategic plans and ensure the effective operation and delivery of
- Ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming across
the full spectrum of JP services for both generations, in
partnership with national programmatic leaders.
- Build an effective network of local partners in coordination
with national program leaders.
- Engage alumnae as part of the holistic JP experience and seek
opportunities to support alumnae through workforce development
- Proactively assess client needs and consult with Vice
Presidents of Parent and Student Programming to deliver innovative
service offerings to families. Resource Development and Management
- Work with the National Campus Support Team and the Community
Board of Trustees to develop revenue strategies through a variety
of fundraising techniques. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward
- Manage the campuses annual budget.
- Oversee planning and implementation of special events to garner
community support and resource development.
- Ensure 100% grant compliance at the campus level.
- Maintain and ensure campus maintains impeccable CRM database
hygiene. External Relations & Community Engagement
- Operationalize the JP Annual National Policy goals at the local
- Ensure annual meetings with local mayor and at least three key
local legislative stakeholders.
- Manage strategic relationships with colleges, universities, and
local organizations in coordination with national programmatic
- Build collaborative partnerships with parents, families, donors
and community organizations.
- Ensure visibility of the JP's programs, services, and
activities within the community and partner with JP's marketing and
communications team to align on the external positioning
- Facilitate the implementation of curated content on local
campus communication channels. Community Board of Trustees
- Engage Community Board of Trustee to be effective in their
committee roles and in being champions for JP locally.
- Monitor and provide support for CBT member Give/Get goals.
- Collaborate with the community board of trustees to identify,
recruit, and develop new board members as needed and maintain a
healthy pipeline of board prospects.
- Work with Community Board of Trustees to incorporate Annual
National DEI goals at the campus level. Professional
Experience/Qualifications The Executive Director must believe in
and be a passionate advocate for JP's mission and values. A
competitive applicant will possess a deep commitment to and
understanding of current housing, education, early childhood and
all social justice issues intersecting with poverty. REQUIRED
- A Relationship Builder. You are genuinely curious about new
people and possess strong listening skills. You like learning what
motivates people, what inspires their generosity, and makes them
feel appreciated. You have the ability to initiate, organize and
manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a
- Persistent and Optimistic. You are intrinsically motivated and
undaunted by ambitious goals. You have the creativity and tenacity
to find your way around a "no" answer to a more productive "not
right now," "maybe," or best yet, "yes." You embrace and drive
- Exceptional in Communicating Verbally and in Writing.
Demonstrated ability to inspire commitment and write and edit
persuasive materials including successful appeals, proposals,
stewardship materials and other collateral. You have excellent
presentation and negotiation skills.
- An Organizational Maven. You can manage across multiple work
streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by
simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and
attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently initiate
and complete multiple tasks on time.
- Mission Alignment. You possess a deep commitment to and
understanding of current housing, education, early childhood and
all social justice issues intersecting with poverty.
- Adaptable and Flexible. You can handle any curveball, and in
fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing
priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to
pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take
shape. You can and are willing to travel if needed.
- Stakeholder Experience. Excellent interpersonal skills and an
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the Community Board
of Trustees, staff, volunteers, community groups, and be a fixture
in the community who is inspirational and a proactive
- The Ability to Execute on Fundraising Plans and Strategies That
Generate Significant Results. You regularly use data to drive
decision-making and reflect on your rigorous and donor centered
plans for sustaining and growing your donor base and revenue. You
have strong prospect research skills and a solid understanding of
- Mission Alignment. You have enthusiasm, familiarity and
demonstrated alignment with JP's mission and campaigns and a
commitment to building/ deepening your commitment to racial
justice. You are steadfast in your support of JP's long-term
sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.
- Professional Experience. You have (10) ten years of
professional experience, with at least (4) four being in
development related activities and (4) four as a talent manager of
two or more full-time staff. You also have a proven track record of
managing to outcome in a high -performing goal-oriented
- You are open to traveling every other month or six trips a
year. All candidates should have outstanding interpersonal skills,
an ability to provide change leadership, and able to work
effectively with a wide range of people while demonstrating
integrity and professionalism. Jeremiah Program is committed to the
recruitment, selection, development and promotion of employees
based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal
employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. We offer
competitive compensation, including employer-paid health and
dental, life and disability insurance and generous time off.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online . Please upload
a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your
interest and fit for the role, including compensation
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