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Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client, Jeremiah Program, in its search for an Executive Director at the Minneapolis-St. Paul locations.
Creative. Committed. Caring. Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization using a proven, holistic approach to transform families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Offering safe and affordable housing, quality early childhood education, life skills and empowerment training, and support for career-track education, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers succeed in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. A highly recognized and renowned organization in the field of transformative change, Jeremiah Program is an exciting and fast-paced place to be…a place where lives are changed.
Jeremiah Program was founded in Minneapolis in 1993 when the Rev. Michael J. O’Connell from the Basilica of St. Mary answered a call to engage others in breaking the cycle of poverty for a growing number of children born to poor single mothers in the community. He assembled prominent leaders from key sectors of business, education, faith, government, and philanthropy to gather input. Then, with the support of many, he began to move the vision forward. These early conversations turned into programs and became Jeremiah Program.
Jeremiah’s proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education. With this support—and a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training—families find stability and begin to see a path out of poverty.
The work of Jeremiah Program has led to amazing results of educational attainment, family stability and ongoing opportunity for hundreds of families in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Today, with the headquarters (National Office) and its initial flagship campuses in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization now has operating campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Austin, Texas. Construction began on a campus in Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota in June 2017. In addition, community leaders in Rochester, Minnesota and Brownsville, New York are developing plans to bring Jeremiah Program to their communities.
The National Office provides valuable support and services to Jeremiah Program campuses throughout the country in areas such as programs, evaluation, and fundraising.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Overview
The Minneapolis location was established in 1998 and expanded in 2002. It offers 39 residential apartments and a child development center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis near Minneapolis Community and Technical College. The St. Paul campus, established in 2007, offers 38 residential apartments and a child development center in the Rondo neighborhood, with easy access to several nearby post-secondary institutions. Both campuses are conveniently located on major transportation lines. The apartments are fully furnished.
The Minneapolis and St. Paul child care centers have each earned the highest four-star rating from Minnesota Parent Aware, the leading rating system for early childhood care and education programs. Both sites offer spacious outdoor play areas and indoor areas for residents to gather for formal meetings and informal conversations.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY JEREMIAH PROGRAM
Five core pillars, supported by personalized coaching, form Jeremiah’s holistic service model.
To transform families from poverty to prosperity.
To advance the two-generation approach to ending poverty by accelerating our impact and reach through innovative program delivery and a national Jeremiah platform.
Minneapolis-St Paul staff members describe their organizational culture as flexible, collaborative, respectful, mission-based and transparent. Work-life balance is valued as are authentic relationships. The organization as a whole has grown and with that has come a time of transition.
Staff meetings often include sharing of “Jeremiah Moments.” In a recent meeting, staff members recounted seeing a new family’s excitement as they toured their apartment for the first time; witnessing a mom grow in self-confidence and make plans for the future; helping a new client get started in the program; seeing moms and children interact and enjoy time together at “National Night Out;” walking in to see the excitement of pre-school children in the child care center as they practiced for “graduation”. These and many other Jeremiah Moments make the mission come alive for staff every day.
The MSP Executive Director oversees the Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses of Jeremiah Program and is responsible for delivering outstanding programs that achieve meaningful results in alignment with the overall mission of the organization.
This position reports jointly to the Chief Operations Officer of Jeremiah Program as well as to the MSP Community Board. The MSP Community Board is comprised of a dedicated group of talented leaders who care about the mission of the organization. Board committees contribute strategic ideas and guidance.
The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership in the areas of education, employment and early childhood programs, new program development, program evaluation, fundraising, communications and external relations. Further, the MSP Executive Director will set fundraising and advancement goals and support achievement of those goals.
The Executive Director will lead approximately 40 full-time staff in the two campus locations of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and will manage a budget of $2.8 million. Reporting directly to the Executive Director are the Director of Coordinated Family Services, Director of Development, Volunteer Manager and Office Administrator. With an eye to the mission and vision of the organization, the Executive Director will cultivate a positive organizational culture where staff members can grow, develop and be their best.
This position is one of a group of Executive Directors within Jeremiah Program. These executives provide leadership and guidance to the local organization, but also collaborate with National Office, providing input and collaborative assistance to make the whole organization stronger.
Strategy & Planning
Fundraising & External Relations
Operations & Programming
The ideal candidate will possess senior management experience in an organization of similar size and complexity, ideally including experience in a family-serving organization. S/he will bring successful fundraising and resource development background and experience leading and motivating professional staff and volunteers. A degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field is required.
A skilled communicator, the Executive Director will have the ability to establish credibility and relationships with key stakeholders including the MSP Community Board, MSP Staff and Volunteers, National Office Staff, Donors, and Program participants. S/he will bring a strong strategic orientation along with the ability to achieve operational objectives. The fully qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse populations. This role requires a sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion and exceptional cultural competence.
Desired Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will possess the following personal characteristics:
Core Values Competencies
The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in the following, reflective of Jeremiah Program’s core values:
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Jeremiah Program offers a high-quality benefits package that includes healthcare and PTO.
For additional information and to apply for the position, please contact:
Marcia Ballinger, PhD
Lars Leafblad, MBA
Green Card Voices is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is sharing the stories of a diverse group of first generation immigrants coming to the United States. Green Card Voices utilizes digital storytelling, books and other media to share personal narratives of America’s immigrants, fostering tolerance and establishing a better understanding between the immigrant and nonimmigrant population. Our dynamic, video-based platform, traveling exhibits, teaching resources, and multimedia books are designed to empower a variety of educational institutions, community groups and individuals alike to acquire first-person perspective about immigrants’ lives, increasing the appreciation of the immigrant experience in America.
We are seeking diverse applicants for a board treasurer to help guide our organization from a start-up phase to an expansive, established phase as we work to address the growing need and high demand of our work because of the current political climate. We are seeking individuals who will aid us in establishing sustainable resources, envisioning our next strategic plan, and community outreach. This is an active board that meets monthly, and we are hoping candidates will have a financial operations and/or accounting background and/or previous experience as a non-profit board treasurer. We are open to a national search, with a preference for candidates in the Twin Cities / upper Midwest region.
Duration of commitment: Minimum 2 years
Experience: We are seeking representation from the following communities:
Interested parties are encouraged to apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Address: Green Card Voices, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
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The Human Resource Administrator is responsible for assisting Tubman’s Human Resources department with administrative office support and projects including meeting preparation, filing and office tasks, and researching topics related to employment.
Impact & Benefits
Qualifications & Expectations
Time Commitment & Availability
Supervision & Training
Please apply by submitting your application on the website at http://www.tubman.org/get-involved/volunteer.html
Based in North Minneapolis with a presence in Cedar Riverside, EMERGE Community Development helps people facing significant obstacles redefine themselves. Every year, we help thousands of adults and youth access jobs, financial coaching, supportive housing, and other key services, along pathways to brighter futures. We are committed to creating better jobs, better lives, and better communities.
The Manager of Training and Adult Education is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of short and long term adult Career Pathway and Digital Literacy Training opportunities and the administration of the Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation services for adults in North and the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood. This position is responsible for on and off site collaborations with post-secondary institutions and maintaining effective channels of coordination and communication. He/she will be responsible for providing curriculum development, coordination and scheduling of classes and coursework with a team of staff, adjunct staff and volunteers.
Education and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
EMERGE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. EMERGE prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment on the basis of age, race/color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or veteran’s status. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M / F H DV.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials. You may also be contacted by an MACC employee to conduct or schedule an interview.
Agency’s Website: www.emerge-mn.org
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