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The Victory Neighborhood Association is searching for its next executive director. This position staffs the ViNA office and provides oversight and execution of all ViNA functions and operations including program management and development, financial management, board and committee coordination, event coordination, communications, staff supervision, and community relations.

This is a half-time, salaried position and reports to the chair of ViNA’s board of directors. The job requires regular evening and weekend availability for community meetings and events. Consistent, posted office hours are expected, but can be determined by the employee. Approximate pay is $25,000 annually.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references as one PDF to info@victoryneighborhood.org by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Duties & Responsibilities

Program Management and Development: Implement ViNA’s mission and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) action plan(s) including:

· Working with and for the board and committees to implement NRP programs that are part of the neighborhoods Action Plan(s)

· Seeking and securing information, resources, support and expertise as programs require

· Ensuring proper contract management of all ViNA programs and projects

· Supervising program staff and program volunteers

Financial Management: Ensure the financial health and stability of ViNA including:

· Following sound financial policies, procedures, and practices

· Developing, managing and reporting on ViNA budgets

· Writing grant applications for ViNA projects and programs

· Reporting to funders and stakeholders

· Managing contracts and reimbursements

· Cutting checks and completing payroll

· Working with a contract bookkeeping to reconcile bank accounts and submit tax obligations.

Board and Committee Coordination: Maximize effective community participation and decision making by:

· Arranging and staffing board, and ViNA meetings and facilitating committee meetings

· Coordinating committee activities

· Facilitating communication between board and committee members

· Reporting program activities to the board

· Recruiting community members to participate on the board, committees, or project-based volunteer activities.

Communications: Keep neighborhood residents aware of ViNA’s programs, projects, events and services through a variety of means, including:

· Writing regular articles for publication in community newspapers

· Writing, designing, producing, and distributing a quarterly newsletter to all households

· Producing and distributing regular email blasts and text alerts

· Maintaining the information on the ViNA website

· Managing social media marketing including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

· Doorknocking and “flyering”

· Tabling at community events

Community relations: Maintain the good standing of ViNA in the community and with the public, non-profit, and private sector institutions with which ViNA works, including:

· Building meaningful relationships with all of the Victory Neighborhood’s stakeholders including (but not limited to): residents, volunteers, businesses and business owners, churches and clergy, elected officials, government entities, and landlords.

· Representing ViNA at meetings, conferences, and events

· Serving as a liaison to private, non-profit, and public institutions, organizations and businesses as necessary

· Working with and coordinating activities, programs and projects with other neighborhood organizations

Office Management: Staff the ViNA office including:

· Reading and responding to all mail, voice mail, and email

· Providing meeting notices, agendas, reports and minutes

· Creating and maintaining membership databases and mailing lists

· Organizing and maintaining all files

· Keeping the office supplied and overseeing the maintenance of facilities and equipment

· Providing information to community residents who call or visit the office

Qualifications

· Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and to recruit and supervise volunteers

· Experience in leadership roles and public speaking

· Excellent organizational, communication, project management, and written skills

· Good financial aptitude

· Self-motivated and directed

· Proficiency (or ability to quickly gain proficiency) in Office 365, Quickbooks, and online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and MailChimp is needed.

· Two- or four-year degree or a combination of education and experience desired

· Preferred: Familiarity with North Minneapolis and experience working or volunteering in the Minneapolis neighborhood system.

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