Executive Director, Community Development Center, Austin, TX
Company: Jeremiah Program
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Jeremiah Program (JP) offers proven, successful strategies to
disrupt poverty for single mothers and their children, two
generations at a time. This two-generation approach is unique in
its focus on the whole family, positioning JP Moms as the best
architects of their own and their children's futures. With a focus
on supporting families and addressing the structural barriers that
keep Americans in poverty, JP consistently achieves long-term,
sustainable outcomes showing educational, health, and economic
gains for our families and their communities.
Jeremiah Program is a national organization, headquartered in
Minneapolis with campuses in Austin, Boston, Brooklyn,
Fargo-Moorhead, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Rochester - SE MN. JP is
growing and expanding throughout the nation to meet a growing
demand for its antipoverty model. Jeremiah Program came to Austin
in 2011. In 2013, JP partnered with Guadalupe Neighborhood
Development Corporation (GNDC) to construct our campus in East
Austin. In 2017, we opened the 35-unit housing campus for single
moms and their children. The campus includes an onsite child
development center with capacity to serve up to 60 children.
Currently JP Austin partners with more than 50 Moms and 75 Children
who live both on and off campus.
JP's 2022 national budget is $16M and supports a staff of 120
across the country. There is a national governing board of
directors, as well as a JP Austin Community Board of Trustees. The
JP Austin 2022 budget is $2M.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director is an unapologetic
champion for JP's 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 responsible for representing the two-generation mission
of the program, achieving the annual fundraising goals of the
campus, growing strong community partnerships, working closely with
a local community board of trustees to build community engagement,
and recruits, develops, and manages a team that plans for a
thriving family experience. The Executive Director (ED) role
reports directly to the VP of Campus Excellence, who reports
directly to the CEO & President. The ED is an essential member of
JP's Leadership Team responsible for discussing, influencing, and
implementing high-priority organizational decisions.
The ED will work closely with and be supported by the National
Campus Support Team (Talent & HR, Finance, IT, and Operations,
Development and Marketing & Communications). KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Talent and Culture Leadership
--- Support and oversee the organization's mission and principles
for your campus.
--- Communicate the mission and vision of the organization and
engage a wide variety of stakeholders.
--- Ensure productive and effective staff performance, providing
guidance, feedback, and opportunities for professional development
--- Maintain the positive, collaborative, passionate culture of
your JP campus.
--- Ensure 100% of campus staff complete the confidential quarterly
survey to continue to improve staff experience.
--- Ensure every staff person receives an annual performance
evaluation and a six-month step back outlining learning and
development goals with their manager. In addition, every new staff
person receives an evaluation within the first 90-days.
--- Actively participate as a contributing member at quarterly
Leadership Team Meetings and weekly Executive Director meetings,
collaborating with peers, offering constructive feedback and
solutions, and supporting continuous improvement in alignment with
JP's mission and strategic direction.
--- Enhance understanding of diversity and inclusion by engaging in
activities that increase cultural competency.
Family Experience and Program Effectiveness
--- Manage, grow, improve, and enhance programs for the region that
are consistent with JP's strategic plans and ensure the effective
operation and delivery of programs.
--- Regularly evaluate program components and impact and provide
reporting to stakeholders.
--- Ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming across
the full spectrum of JP services for both generations.
--- Build a sense of community among families and relationships
between staff and families.
--- Ensure staff build and maintain effective community
partnerships and referral channels, sustaining levels of service
and growing JP's impact.
--- Model equity-centered approach to serving families, centering
in the voice of families and belief that moms are architects of
their own solutions.
--- Promote policies, practices, and procedures that are inclusive
and responsive to the various cultures within our community and
JP's guiding principles.
Fundraising and Resource Development
--- Work with the National Campus Support Team to develop revenue
strategies through a variety of fundraising techniques.
--- Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors in order to achieve
annual fundraising goals and long-term revenue sustainability.
--- Oversee planning and implementation of special events.
--- Provide guidance and oversight to development staff and enlist
Community Board of Trustees in development pursuits.
--- Manage and maintain administrative and operational systems to
support effective operations.
--- Ensure 100% grant compliance at the campus level.
--- Maintain and ensure campus maintains impeccable CRM database
Community Engagement & Partnership Development
--- Manage strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, and
local organizations and serve as the chief ambassador for JP in the
--- Build collaborative partnerships with parents, families,
donors, and community organizations.
--- Ensure visibility of the organization's programs, services, and
activities and maintain good public relations.
--- Meet annually with key local elected officials around key issue
areas of women, poverty, early childhood and childcare, student
parents and loan debt, workforce trends, and re-entry into the
Community Board of Trustees Development
--- Ensure active participation by community board members and
support effective roles and functioning.
--- Ensure community board committees are provided with the
information and support necessary to fulfill their objectives.
--- 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.
--- Ensure 100% of the community board of trustees meet give, get,
and facilitate commitments.
Marketing and Public Relations
--- Enhance the visibility of JP programs, services, and activities
within the community and across the country.
--- Expand the awareness of JP leveraging the organization's brand
--- Facilitate the implementation of curated content on local
channels. Other Duties as Assigned Please note this job description
is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the
employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may
change at any time with or without notice. WHO YOU ARE:
--- -Mission Alignment. The Executive Director must believe in and
be a passionate advocate for JP's mission and values. Applicants
should have prior experience working within a structured and
effective development department and bring an entrepreneurial
approach both to their career path and development work. --- -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.
--- -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 possess a deep commitment to and
understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and
all social justice issues intersecting with poverty. 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
--- You are open to traveling every other month or six trips a
year. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
--- Ten (10) ten years of professional experience, with at least
(4) four being in fundraising- 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
--- Demonstrated passion for creating equitable systems and
world-class educational and developmental experiences ---
Self-starter with excellent organizational and project management
skills and the ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced
setting with quick turnarounds and competing priorities --- Agile
and resourceful problem solver --- Collaborative and able to build
and maintain productive internal and external relationships ---
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, project management, data
analysis --- All candidates should have outstanding interpersonal
skills, an ability to provide change leadership, and be able to
work effectively with a wide range of people while demonstrating
integrity and professionalism. HOW TO APPLY 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, nationality, 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 submit a current resume and
cover letter. In your cover letter, please speak to your interest
and fit for the role, your compensation requirements and your
knowledge and experience in the Austin region's unique strengths
and challenges related to equity in education, workforce and
economic opportunity as well as with the ecosystem of community
leaders, industry, public and private sector organizations that
make up the vibrant Austin landscape.
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