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President & CEO
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Job Description

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.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Minnesota Alliance with Youth

The Minnesota Alliance With Youth works to ensure that all young people in Minnesota have access to the resources they need to be successful: caring adults, safe places, healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to help others. The Alliance promotes Youth Voice, Youth Action to encourage youth on a life-long path of academic success and civic engagement. Join the AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and Be a Leader to make your community a better place for youth to learn and grow up. Find out how the Alliance is Supporting Communities through a network of partners and resources.