Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)
Executive Director Job Description
Reports To: CANDO Board of Directors, with supervision by the Executive Committee
Hours: Full-Time (32-40 h/w)
Benefits: $20-$24/h, Flexible schedule, Generous PTO and Holidays, Medical and Dental insurance.
Position Purpose: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of CANDO and achieving its mission. This includes day-to-day administration of the CANDO office, supporting the staff and Board and maintaining community partnerships. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the following three areas of work;
Strategic planning and Mission Focus
Lead organization in Strategic planning and maintain mission focus in all aspects to ensure effectiveness, stability and progress in achieving community-driven goals.
Fundraising & Grant writing
Secure diverse funding streams through grant writing, individual giving, and earned income.
Programs and Events
Support existing programs and events including, planning, logistics, outreach, volunteer recruitment and supervision. Identify, evaluate and develop new opportunities for programs and events.
Work with other organizations, government entities and businesses to connect Central neighbors to resources and opportunities and ensure that residents lead decision making processes in their community.
Community Engagement and Public Relations
Work with staff and leaders to develop and implement community outreach plan that fosters positive relationships and increased engagement of residents and businesses.
Leadership Support and Development
Board of Directors
Staffing and preparing resources and recommendations for Executive Committee and Board meetings. Supporting board members with orientations, one-to-ones, and training opportunities.
Staff and Contractors
Maintain a great working environment; supervise and support staff, contractors and volunteers by negotiating contracts, providing training and direction, developing work plans, conducting evaluations and ensuring accountability.
Identifying and providing opportunities to build the capacity and skills of community leader.
Administration and Office Management
Work with Treasurer and Administrator to develop budget, oversee financial systems and ensure fiscal health of organization.
Work with staff and building manager to maintain secure, respectful and productive, workspaces and culture. Maintain adequate systems and equipment. Ensure records and files are properly kept.
Policies and Procedures
Work with board and staff to ensure all CANDO policies and procedures are updated and enforced.
- Experience building and maintaining coalitions, partnerships, collaborative relationships and working with culturally diverse communities
- 1 – 2 years of nonprofit or program management work
- 1 – 2 years of Community Engagement experience
- Strong strategic thinking, planning and group facilitation skills
- Knowledge of South Minneapolis history and institutions
- Understanding of board/task force management
- Direct communication and conflict resolution skills
- Detail oriented and able to balance a variety of priorities and tasks
- Adept with current technology and programs
- Ability to work several weeknights per month
- Understanding of government structures and policies and how they impact residents
- Experience working with the City of Minneapolis, ideally with the NCR Department
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on April 5, 2019.