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President & CEO Posted Sep 15
Minnesota Alliance With Youth , Saint Paul, MN
ORGANIZATION: Since 1997, Minnesota Alliance

With Youth has been working with young people, their schools, and

communities to ensure that innovative approaches inspire academic

and civic engagement. As a leading youth development

capacity-builder, convener, and collaborator, the organization

catalyzes communities, helping all Minnesota youth graduate from

high school on time with plans for ongoing success in school, work,

and life. The Alliance serves as a backbone intermediary, impacting

individuals and systems, and creating life-changing outcomes using

the following strategies: Youth Engagement; Innovation through

Collaboration; and Collective Impact.

JOB TITLE: President and CEO

SUMMARY: The President and CEO is responsible

for directing all activities of Minnesota Alliance With Youth (the

Alliance). Works in partnership with the Board of Directors

(Governing Board), staff, and other key stakeholders to develop and

implement the Alliance's strategic direction, work plans, and the

financial and human resources required to fulfill the Alliance's

mission and goals. In addition, the President and CEO is

responsible for day to day operations, including resource and

program management, communications, personnel oversight,

partnership development, and budgeting/finances. The President &

CEO provides vision and direction for the Alliance's values-driven

work with Minnesota youth and those who serve them.

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors


Strategic Planning

In Collaboration with the Board of Directors and Senior

Leadership Team:

Provide vision and leadership on the creation of the multi-year

strategic plan and annual operating plans

Provide overall direction for implementation of plans to ensure

that the organization achieves its mission

Engage stakeholders in creation and implementation of the


Track and manage evaluation process for measuring progress on

strategic plan

Board of Directors and Board Committee


Recruit new members to the Board of Directors

Provide Executive Committee support

Support Board governance, organization bylaws, and board

nomination process

Oversee Finance Committee

Manage resource development

Support other working groups, projects, and task forces

Financial Management/Oversight

In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Chief

Financial Officer:

Develop annual budget that aligns with strategic goals and

action plans

Oversee audit and tax preparation and filing

Provide oversight of financial reports and accounts


Ensure that accounting system adheres to current laws and

financial best practices

Manage integration with development activities

Resource Development

In collaboration with the Director of Development and


Create annual resource development plan

Manage funder relations

Develop and lead collaborative funding strategies

Increase individual donor giving

Develop and sustain diverse funding sources (i.e., federal,

local, foundations, corporations, individual donors, etc.)

Support Board Development Committee

Human Resources

In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer:

Recruit, manage, inspire, motivate, and empower a high quality

staff to meet the needs of the organization

Prepare for the anticipated growth of the organization: develop

and implement appropriate human resource policies and procedures,

including training, professional development, key personnel

decisions, succession planning, and performance management for all


Oversee organizational structure and ensure that programmatic

objectives are supported internally: facilities, technology,

finances, communication, payroll, benefits, and other functional


Provide day-to-day support to staff and overall operations

Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the

mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork,

and a common organizational vision

Promote the organization's core values of equity,

collaboration, and quality

Identify and hire consultants or contractors

Communications and Outreach

In collaboration with the Director of Development and


Serve as chief spokesperson for the organization and assure the

organization and its mission are properly presented to various


Provide direction for all internal and external


Confirm that marketing communications are evaluated in

conjunction with strategic plan

Ensure the Board and key stakeholders are informed on

organizational progress

Policy and Strategic Partnerships

In collaboration with Chief Strategy Officer:

Foster strategic partnerships

Develop statewide delivery system for organization's strategic

initiatives: AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and VISTAs; GradMinnesota;

and the Minnesota Youth Council

Support public policy agenda to ensure educational supports for

MN youth

Partner with national organizations with similar missions

Develop and administer a comprehensive evaluation plans of key



Four year college degree minimum/Master's degree preferred

5-7 years of related leadership experience

Personal qualities of integrity and credibility

Commitment to Minnesota Alliance With Youth's mission and core

values of equity, collaboration, and quality

Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving,

interpersonal, organizational and time management skills

Knowledge of:

Local nonprofit, education and business community

Key issues in youth development, education, and other related


Experience in:

Managing community partnerships

Strategic planning

Working with a Board of Directors

Staff management

Financial management and successful resource development


Program development and management

Collaborative work environments

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and benefit

package (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term

disability insurance, paid family leave, retirement program and

generous paid time off benefits).

TO APPLY: Please review the CEO Position

Profile for additional important information - access it here:

Apply by email to with a cover letter,

resume, and three references, Attention: Minnesota Alliance With

Youth Board of Directors. Application deadline is Sunday, October

1st at 5:00pm.

To learn more about Minnesota Alliance With Youth visit

Please note: We are committed to recruiting and

engaging individuals without regard to age, physical ability,

gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Reasonable

accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in

alternative formats. The Alliance is a proud Employer of National

Service- AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni

are encouraged to apply.

Employment Type: Permanent

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