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Executive Director, Community Development Center, Austin, TX

Company: Jeremiah Program
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 and growth.
--- 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 hygiene.
Community Engagement & Partnership Development
--- Manage strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, and local organizations and serve as the chief ambassador for JP in the community.
--- 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 workforce.
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 and messaging.
--- Facilitate the implementation of curated content on local campus communication
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 collaborative approach.
--- -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 change.
--- -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 connector.
--- -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 moves management.
--- -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 impact.
--- 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 goal-oriented environment.
--- 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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