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Ballinger | Leafblad is pleased to present the position overview for our client, JustUs Health for a Chief Executive Officer
JustUs Health is committed to these core values that guide its decisions and direct behavior:
Inclusion. Honoring diversity and practicing inclusivity, collaboration, tolerance and respect for clients, colleagues and communities.
Equity. Advocating health equity, justice, fairness and the elimination of all social barriers to quality mental and physical healthcare.
Innovation. Embracing new ideas, rewarding creativity and implementing innovative programs that demonstrate social progress and responsibility.
Compassion. Providing services that enhance lives, value relationships and demonstrate a commitment to human rights and dignity.
Integrity. Demonstrating moral courage, uncompromising ethics and earning trust by matching actions to words while accepting accountability and responsibility.
Professionalism. Conducting all affairs with the highest proficiency, professional discipline, leadership and responsible stewardship of all resources.
Excellence. Relentlessly delivering the highest quality in all undertakings.
JustUs Health envisions a Minnesota where people from diverse gender, sexual and cultural communities experience health and wellness in powerfully inclusive environments.
The Organizational Culture
The diverse staff at JustUs Health describes an inclusive culture that welcomes unique individual perspectives and life experiences. Among the team, staff feel valued, accepted and respected. They feel safe to share their stories and be their authentic selves without fear of judgement. They “show up for each other,” and are culturally humble. The team at JustUs Health is looking for an engaged leader of humility who will learn from, and with, them. The new leader will stand beside staff as they put the needs of their clients first.
Valued. Accepted. Respected.
In the Fall of 2017, Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health Initiative announced they were joining forces to create an organization that would lead the work to achieve health equity for LGBTQ and HIV+ communities. In March of 2018, these organizations merged to continue their work under a new mission and vision, and a new name: JustUs Health.
At JustUs Health, staff members seek to improve the lives of LGBTQIA people and those living with HIV across the state of Minnesota. By combining the robust research, analytic skill and education capability of Rainbow Health Initiative with the client-centered service capacity and expertise of the Minnesota AIDS Project, JustUs Health has embarked on a mission to immediately impact LGBTQIA communities and communities affected by HIV and provide greatly expanded health and well-being benefits long into the future.
The new organization has a budget of more than $6 million, managing complex government contracts. It envisions a Minnesota where people from diverse gender, sexual and cultural communities experience health and wellness in powerfully inclusive environments. JustUs Health is creating health spaces just for us: for people living with HIV, for people disproportionately affected by HIV including women and communities of color and for LGBTQ people who still experience discrimination in healthcare. As another step towards creating inclusive spaces for JustUs, the organization has formally launched JustUs Behavioral Health in St. Paul, Minnesota: a clinic with a focus on substance use disorder and mental health for LGBTQIA and HIV+ communities.
Minnesota AIDSLine: Provides information about HIV and referrals to HIV-related services in Minnesota through in-person, phone, text and web-based services. Available for people with HIV, friends, partners, families, service providers and others wanting information about HIV or resources. Telephone interpretation services available in many languages.
Housing Systems Advocacy: Works within affordable housing systems to advocate for policies that support access to affordable housing for people living with HIV.Educates HIV providers about housing systems and alerts providers to affordable housing opportunities to support client access of resources.
TEACH (Training, Education, Awareness and Capacity-building for HIV): Provides HIV education and speakers for professionals and the community. Offers HIV Instructor Training certiﬁcation. Upon completion, individuals are eligible to be volunteer HIV educators. Also offers a variety of other courses that highlight HIV-related topics of interest to professionals and the general community. Continuing education units are offered in most training sessions.
Public Policy: Advances policy priorities that help prevent new HIV infections, keep people living with HIV healthy, and advance health equity for LGBTQ communities. The program works in four main areas: community organizing, legislative advocacy, coalitions and partnerships and media advocacy.
Research: Conducts and promotes research about the health of LGBTQ communities and communities affected by HIV. Reports include Voices of Health, and annual reports on the health of Minnesota’s LGBTQ communities; Invisible Youth: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Adolescents in Minnesota and the Transgender Aging Project.
PrEP Navigation: Provides education about PrEP, a once a day pill that reduces risk of HIV infection, to communities and individuals engaged in activities with higher risk of HIV transmission. Navigation support includes referrals to medical providers and assistance with insurance and medication.
Behavioral Health: Provides mental and chemical health services for LGBTQ people, people living with HIV and people from communities that historically and currently face barriers to behavioral health support. Provides individual, group, couple and family therapy within trauma-informed, sex-positive, public health (harm reduction) models of care. Provides chemical health assessments, referrals and continuing care.
Case Management: Provides long-term assistance to individuals living with HIV in accessing programs and resources including health insurance, medical care and ﬁnancial assistance to maintain health and meet basic living needs. Case management is provided to eligible residents of the Twin Cities area and Duluth.
Financial Assistance: Provides emergency ﬁnancial assistance for rent, mortgage, security deposits, utilities, medical care, health insurance premiums and food to eligible people living with HIV.
Health Insurance and Beneﬁts Counseling: Assists people living with HIV who are income-eligible for public insurance programs with health insurance navigation; and assists the public, with a speciﬁc focus on reaching people who identify as LGBTQ, people living with HIV who are not eligible for public insurance programs and people living in communities affected by HIV.
HERR Day Out: Fosters a community of female-identiﬁed individuals who are living with HIV. Works to create and sustain a healthy community through social interaction and health education. Provides educational and social events in safe and supportive environments, linking folks to medical health, mental health and social services as needed.
Housing Services: Assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness to obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. Provides help ﬁnding housing, education on tenant’s rights and responsibilities and short-term rental assistance. Service access managed through a wait list which opens periodically.
Syringe Access: Provides access to unused syringes, disposal of used syringes, overdose prevention, and awareness and use of pharmacies for purchase of clean syringes. Connects individuals living with HIV to medical care and services and provides HIV and Hepatitis C risk assessments and testing through the Mainline program.
Quick Connect: Provides short-term, face-to-face assistance to persons living with HIV. Ideal for individuals who are newly diagnosed, new to Minnesota, or who are not currently receiving care. Provides information on services available in the community and helps people connect to HIV medical care and case management as well as other needed programs.
Transportation Services: provides transportation to medical care for people living with HIV in the Twin Cities Metro through taxi and/or bus passes. Includes rides to doctors, medical clinics, speech and physical therapy, pharmacy, dental, HIV case management and eyecare.
HIV Testing: Free rapid HIV testing is provided through JustUs Health programs and during walk-in hours. Visit our website or contact the Minnesota AIDSLine to conﬁrm our testing hours or to ﬁnd other free or low-cost testing sites throughout Minnesota.
Legal Services: Assists with HIV-related legal matters including public beneﬁts denial, estate planning, housing and employment discrimination, workplace accommodation, debt and credit resolution, conﬁdentiality and immigration. Program includes dedicated staff who assist individuals in navigating the Social Security system. Advises and assists transgender people navigating questions about health coverage for transition-related services.
LGBTQ Equity and Inclusion Training: Provides training to health systems on the LGBTQ Standards of Inclusion. Offers e-learning modules on the fundamentals of LGBTQ health equity. The Opportunity Conference brings health providers, researchers and policy makers together to address health disparities.
Positive Link: Fosters a community of queer, gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men who are living with HIV. Works to create and sustain a healthy community through social inter- action and health education through educational and social events in safe and supportive environments and linkage to supportive services.
TigerAlive: Provides HIV risk assessment, testing and health education activities for trans, queer and other gender expansive folks. Provides outreach within these communities to offer risk-reduction education and supplies and support in linking to and navigating health and social services as needed.
PrideAlive: Provides HIV risk assessment, testing and health education activities for queer, gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. Provides outreach within these communities to offer risk-reduction education and supplies. Provides support in linking to and navigating health and social services as needed.
ShiftMN: Fights for healthier LGBTQ communities by severing ties with corporate tobacco through education, advocacy, social media, and policy. Offers leadership development for LGBTQ youth and young adults.
The Chief Executive Officer will be an individual who:
JustUs Health 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.
JustUs Health seeks an experienced and seasoned Chief Executive Officer who is a proven hands-on executive willing to tackle an organization in need of active leadership and involvement on the part of the leader. The next CEO of JustUs Health will focus on the fiscal well-being of the organization and be an experienced fundraiser. The CEO will have lived experience with the issues and communities served by JustUs Health.
The Chief Executive Officer works in partnership with the Board of Directors, employees and other stakeholders to provide leadership and vision to achieve JustUs Health’s mission. Ultimately responsible for day- to-day operations, financial performance and legal compliance, the Chief Executive Officer builds strong relationships with community partners, funders and donors. In addition, the Chief Executive Officer promotes equity in a powerfully-inclusive environment and prioritizes staff engagement and leadership development.
Strategic Leadership and Relationship Management: Assist in the development of, and fully implement the strategic plans of the JustUs Health.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: Creates a respectful, inclusive work culture and environment to engage and retain all employees. Acts with intention to create and promote equity within the agency.
Staff Management Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the Agency has the talent and resources to meet short and long-term organizational goals as well as ensuring maximum productivity and performance.
Financial Performance: Balances the organization’s fiscal needs with available resources.
Organization Operations and Programming: Oversees and allocates appropriate resources to the organization.
Board Relations: Responsible for leading JustUs Health in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
The Chief Executive Officer will:
The Chief Executive Officer will be a capable and thoughtful leader of people and will demonstrate the following leadership characteristics:
To lead the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual and cultural communities
BALLINGER|LEAFBLAD WELCOMES YOU TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Marcia Ballinger, PhD
Lars Leafblad, MBA
The African American Leadership Forum is hiring an Associate Director. This is a new position that needs an equal balance of an externally focused facilitator that supports our thriving work groups and an internally focused leader that ensures our day to day operations are exemplary. We are looking for candidates with a deep commitment and understanding of the Twin Cities African American community, strong facilitation and communications skills, and business acumen, with a history of managing organization or business operations. The African American Leadership Forum is a movement of more than 1,200 African American leaders in the Twin Cities. Our goal is to build a just and healthy society that works equally well for everyone. As a democratic, people-powered movement, all work of the AALF is done through convening, work groups, and action teams. Meeting and being together is how we build social capital and communal power. Our network creates the space for African Americans to create a shared agenda for solving our community’s critical issues. AALF members come from all walks of life to contribute their insight each month by participating in any way that suits their interests. From volunteering in support of our growing movement, to joining work-groups; there is space for everyone. Job Summary and Responsibilities: The Associate Director acts as a vital link to our membership through their role as lead facilitator of AALF workgroups. In this role, the Associate Director develops processes and systems to support our engaged member volunteers. The Associate Director also has a critical role in ensuring the smooth operations of the organization’s key day-to-day functions. Working closely with the Executive Director and in partnership with the entire staff, the Associate Director is responsible for strong organizational systems, program development and management, supervising staff and outside contract support, assistance in writing foundation grant proposals and reports, and communicating with members.
Board of Directors Support:
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Apply: Send resume/cover letter to email@example.com
Apply By: December 20, 2018
Salary Range: $80,000-$95,000 DOE
Organization website: aalftc.org/
Exodus Lending provides trapped payday borrowers a just pathway to financial stability.
Exodus Lending is committed to helping financially stressed individuals build assets and avoid high-interest, serial payday borrowing – through an innovative lending program that incorporates financial coaching, community building, organizing, and advocacy.
Board members are seeking entrepreneurial and creative leaders who have experience working with diverse groups of people and value the economic well-being of families and communities.
We are looking for individuals with experience in:
Exodus Lending is committed to a Board that reflects and celebrates the many diverse voices of Minnesota with particular attention to women, people of color, and people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds. We are seeking to expand our presence statewide, so individuals located in, or with strong ties to Greater Minnesota are particularly encouraged to apply.
Shared Board Responsibilities:
Expectations of Board Members:
Members are accountable to the executive committee who will perform a review annually of the following expectations. Members are expected to:
Length of Term:
Three years, renewable once consecutively with the approval of the board.
How to Apply:
Submit a letter of interest and a description of your relevant professional or volunteer work to:
Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re hiring for January, or the entire winter semester!
The International Institute of Minnesota seeks a savvy digital communications intern who’s ready to take our online presence to the next level. Each year, the Institute serves over 4,000 New Americans: resettling refugees, assisting with immigration, training people for new careers, and teaching English. We’re looking for someone who wants to help tell that story online.
• You’re studying for a creative career: in advertising, PR, design, communications, writing, art…you get it. You’re preparing for a job where you’re always trying new things and dreaming big.
• You can write a sentence, and rewrite it too. You’re confident in your skills but think feedback during the editing process strengthens your work.
• You actually like social media. You follow the trends, you enjoy curating your personal pages, and you get excited when a nonprofit or business you like does something cool on their page.
• You have a good eye for design. Bonus points if you’ve used Canva.
• You know how to edit a WordPress site and craft an email in Mailchimp, or can demonstrate an ability to learn quickly.
• You care about the work of the Institute and can articulate why.
Primary Duties Include:
• Managing a content calendar for the Institute Facebook page and tracking analytics.
• Writing content for email, Facebook, and the website.
• Pitching and executing digital campaign ideas for development, events, or general awareness.
• Crafting promotional materials for Institute programs.
• Promoting Institute events, job posts, and other news on external sites (ie Pollen, MCN)
• Keeping the website updated.
• 10-15 hours/week
• Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (days and times are flexible)
• Must commit to a full semester
• Do not use the standard internship application.
• Send an email to Shelby (email@example.com) with your resume and answers to the following questions attached as one pdf.
oWhat 3 traits or skills make you a good fit for this internship?
o If the Institute joined another social media platform (right now we’re just on Facebook), which should it be and why?
o Why do you think the Institute’s work is important? (If the answer is “I don’t think it’s important, you’re likely not a good fit for this position.)
o How do you think this internship will help you prepare for your future career?
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