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Executive Director

Job Summary
The Executive Director, Fargo-Moorhead will be part of a strategic, nationwide leadership team and will be supported by a local, 15-member Community Board of Trustees. Leading the Fargo-Moorhead campus through its next phases of growth and solidifying Jeremiah Program’s presence in the community will be essential to this position.

Jeremiah Program has partnered with Allegro Group to facilitate this search.

Key Competencies and Responsibilities:

1. Leadership & Strategy
Work collaboratively with the national COO, local Community Board of Trustees and campus leadership in establishing goals and strategic objectives for the Fargo-Moorhead site, advising on organizational activities, trends and any critical issues facing the organization.
Successfully operate the Jeremiah Program campus and lead the Community Board of Trustees and staff through governance and program delivery.
Ensure stability and growth of the campus in the areas of education, employment, early childhood services, program development, and fundraising.
Lead and foster effective teamwork between the Community Board of Trustees, COO, campus staff and national office staff to ensure delivery of all strategic initiatives.
Act as a spokesperson for the Fargo-Moorhead campus and initiatives, fostering relationships with community constituents and promoting awareness of Jeremiah Program’s mission, vision, and values.
Represent the Fargo-Moorhead campus in national leadership meetings and correspondence with Jeremiah Program’s national executive leadership team and National Board of Directors.

2. Fundraising
Provide strategic vision and direction for the Fargo-Moorhead campus advancement plan.
Provide support and leadership to the Director of Development.
Demonstrate experience and fund development including an ability to bring major and annual gifts to the organization.
In partnership with the Director of Development, lead and develop creative and strong strategic initiatives to achieve and surpass annual revenue goals and growth initiatives.

3. Programming & Operations
Identify, assess and evaluate the impact and efficacy of programs to achieve the mission and goals of the organization.
Foster strategic partnerships to increase engagement and awareness of community stakeholders and corporations in all aspects of campus initiatives.
Ensure development and delivery of all the program’s strategic priorities including early childhood development, education and career development, financial self-reliance and the stability of alumnae and comprehensive evaluation.
In partnership with the Operations Team, develop, maintain and implement policies and procedures that will improve operations and effectiveness.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of all campus staff.
Leverage volunteers and interns to increase organizational capacity.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled leader and strategist with demonstrated expertise in senior management roles within similar or transferrable business models. This person will have a demonstrated knowledge of non-profit fundraising and development and an ability to quickly establish credibility and relationships with internal and community stakeholders.

This person should be collaborative, decisive and forward-thinking while continuously keeping the best interest of the organization, team and program participants at the forefront.

This person should be passionate about Jeremiah Program’s mission and values and operate at the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

As the spokesperson for the organization, this person must have uniquely strong communication skills and public speaking ability.

Education and professional experience:

Five or more years of senior management experience preferred non-profit background
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social sciences or related field

Please send a cover letter and resume to (attn: Kara Jorvig).
All inquireies are considered confidential.