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Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client, St. Stephen’s Human Services, in its search for an Executive Director.
ABOUT ST. STEPHEN’S
St. Stephen’s Human Services (SSHS) is a leading 501c3 nonprofit organization founded with a mission to end homelessness in metropolitan Minnesota. Through programming that includes housing opportunities, employment support, emergency services and outreach the organization is empowered to be able to help thousands of people secure housing and other supportive services each year. St. Stephen’s uses the knowledge from its work to influence systemic change, improving the quality of life for all people in the community. The organization has a budget of approximately $12 million and a staff of 120.
Programs for families include:
Family Supportive Housing (FSH), a long-term supportive housing program for families.
The Next Step Assessment screens families onto the priority list for the Family Coordinated Entry System in Hennepin County.
Targeted Family Prevention works with families who have histories of multiple shelter stays.
Traditional Family Homelessness Prevention provides one-time rental assistance to housed families that are at imminent risk of homelessness.
Fast Track is a program that provides housing search assistance and financial support needed to help families with moderate incomes move from shelter to housing.
Rapid Re-Housing is a short-term housing program for families that provides housing search assistance, rental assistance, and case management to increase overall well-being and housing stability.
Services for individual adults in Hennepin County include:
Street Outreach The Street Outreach team works throughout Minneapolis to interact with people living in places not meant for human habitation. They help people navigate the various crises that occur while lacking stable housing and meet people where they are able to address immediate basic needs for safety and survival outside.
Clinton Avenue Shelter Year-round, emergency shelter for 44 homeless individuals who identify as male.
First Covenant Shelter Year-round, emergency shelter for 55 homeless individuals, including women and couples.
Supportive Housing St. Stephen’s Single Adult Supportive Housing Program provides scattered site supportive housing to single adults and couples without children.
A DAY IN THE LIFE PROGRAM
A Day in the Life is an educational walking tour led by community educators who have experienced homelessness.
A Walking Education: Led by trained educators who have experienced homelessness, participants walk to shelters, drop-in centers, and other services to learn about them.
Learning from the Experts: Participants engage in candid conversations with individuals who have experienced homelessness to gain an understanding of their challenges, successes, and perspectives. Service providers and case managers are normally the gatekeepers of information about accessing resources. In A Day in the Life St. Stephen’s relies on the individuals who have accessed and utilized services to share their expertise.
ST. STEPHEN’S HELPS THOSE WHO:
✓ Need Shelter
✓ Need Affordable Housing
✓ Are at Risk of Losing Housing
✓ Need Birth Certificate/I.D. to Utilize Assistance Programs
✓ Need a Meal
✓ Are Sleeping Outside
MISSION & VALUES
The mission at St. Stephen’s Human Services is Ending Homelessness.
The goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. St. Stephen’s pursues this goal through street outreach, and shelter, and housing programs. It meets people where they are and works together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability, envisioning a community in which housing instability is rare, brief and non-recurring, ending homelessness as we know it.
St. Stephen’s Human Services began its work in the 1960s, when members of St. Stephen’s Church in Minneapolis began offering programs for the poor and homeless. These programs were staffed by parish volunteers. While the current programs remain true to the social justice teachings on which they were founded, St. Stephen’s Human Services became an independent non-profit organization in 2002.
Staff members describe the organization’s culture as…
Flexible; not hierarchical
Friendly; open; authentic High integrity
Passionate vocal staff who want to be heard
Service oriented; human connection; giving; respectful of clients; servant leaders; mission-driven
Gritty; working in the trenches; on-the-ground
Historically a risk-taker
Who is homeless in Minnesota?
Minnesotans experiencing homelessness are parents, children, and grandparents. They are people you would recognize as appearing homeless, and they are also kids in your child’s class and the person bagging your groceries.
A study carried out on October 22, 2015, showed there were at least 9,312 people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. It is estimated there are more than 15,000 people homeless on a given night in Minnesota, with around 40,000 Minnesotans experiencing homelessness in a given year.
On that night in October of 2015, 39 percent of people experiencing homelessness (or 3,665) were counted in Hennepin County. Forty-eight percent of those 3,665 were under the age of 25.
The 9,312 people counted in October of 2015 all met the federal definition of homelessness – which requires a person lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and is primarily spending nights in shelter or in public or private places not meant for human habitation.
WHAT ST. STEPHEN’S DOES TO END HOMELESSNESS
St. Stephen’s ends homelessness for individuals and families every day. Through prevention, targeted intervention, and Housing First practices, St. Stephen’s supports people in stabilizing and rebuilding their lives.
What does St. Stephen’s do?
IN THE NEWS
Spotlight on the Minneapolis Police Department’s Partnership with St. Stephen’s The Minneapolis Police Department has been working diligently to change the way it interacts with community members experiencing homelessness. To that end, the Department created a new role for Sgt. Grant Snyder focused on liaising with Minneapolis’ homeless population. Because of St. Stephen’s strong reputation in the community, the Minneapolis Police Department sought out the nonprofit’s Human Services and Street Outreach team as key partners in this initiative.
“This is a collaboration model where we’re bringing medical, we’re bringing advocacy and social work and everybody to the table, those are things that the police department was sort of absent from before,” says Sgt. Snyder.
St. Stephen’s 2017 Annual Report of Financial Position
Cash & Equivalents $2,440,966
Participant Deposits $354,598
Prepaid Expenses $53,204
Government Grants Receivable $542,538
Pledges Receivable $1,100
Leasehold Improvements $272,786
Liabilities and Net Assets
Accounts Payable $47,512
Deposits and Advances $361,390
Accrued Payroll Expenses $280,809
Unrestricted Net Assets $3,233,965
Board Designated Endowment $699,228
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets $97,470
Support & Revenue
Contributions and Grants $2,528,418
United Way $125,187
Government Contracts $8,573,259
Fee Income $1,301,681
Investment Income $214,326
In-kind Donations $96,698
Changes in fair value of investments $220,133
Temporarily Restricted Support & Revenue $356,831
Change in Net Assets $967,501
Program Support $10,415,880
Management and General $1,067,000
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Stephen’s Human Services and is responsible for achieving the organization’s mission and financial objectives according to the strategic direction developed in conjunction with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the policies established by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director maintains the operational and financial integrity of the organization; hires, evaluates and develops staff; and, implements programs to achieve the objectives outlined in the strategic plan. The Executive Director is the public spokesperson for the organization and is responsible for its community presence and credibility, promoting and advancing its causes, and overseeing the development activities necessary to raise funds to carry forward its mission. The Executive Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relations with key public and private policy makers in order to work toward the elimination of homelessness and the reduction of poverty.
The Executive Director will be responsible for and must have strong skills and knowledge in the following:
Operations and Management
General Qualities and Abilities
St. Stephen’s Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, religious beliefs, or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.
The compensation package for this position is competitive and includes participation in the organization’s benefits plan.
For additional information and to apply for the position please contact:
Marcia Ballinger, PhD
Lars Leafblad, MBA
Where: Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Avenue South, 3M Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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FINNOVATION Fellowship: First Class
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Michelle Tran Maryns – Reservation Tool to Increase Small-Business and Customer Community Impact
Before founding her own social venture, Michelle Tran Maryns helped entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses as the Chief of Strategic Initiatives at Metropolitan Economic Development Assoc.(MEDA). Prior to MEDA, she developed leadership experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors through her work at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, Rêve Consulting, and the American Academy of Neurology. Michelle applied to the fellowship program to leverage her experience working in these different sectors to create a social venture that fosters collaboration and increases the positive community impact. Being selected as a FINNOVATION Fellow means a lot to Michelle because this is the first social enterprise that she has started, and she is excited to learn more from the FINNOVATION Lab community.
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FINNOVATION Fellowship Partners and Support
The FINNOVATION Fellowship application period opened in late May and closed on July 15. The program was made possible through the generous support of the Bush Foundation, known for its commitment to innovation and creative problem solving. In supporting the fellowship program, the Bush Foundation is helping early stage creators build sustainable social businesses able to generate positive change and impact across the region.
The FINNOVATION Lab is operated as part of a unique collaboration with Impact Hub MSP, which offers coworking, shared and dedicated workspaces, community-led workshops, and facilitates peer-to-peer learning that brings together a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and non-profit professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change across the Twin Cities and beyond.
More details about the FINNOVATION Fellowship are available at Finn-Lab.com.
About FINNOVATION Lab
The FINNOVATION Lab’s mission is to create a space for intentional and constant cross-pollination of social entrepreneurship concepts, ideas and networks. The organization empowers and provides system change leaders with venture service support and access to capital increasing and accelerating their impact. For more information, visit Finn-Lab.com.
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