Career Opportunities

Executive Director

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) is accepting applications for Executive Director. This position is responsible to oversee all functions of PWCC and provide leadership to the management and staff within the framework set by the Board and the PWCC mission.

Key Result Areas and Essential Functions:

1.   Organize and direct the overall management of PWCC to realize the agency mission.

      a.   Ensure that all operations within the agency are consistent with the mission, goals policies and standards of PWCC.

      b.   Direct the development and implementation of PWCC’s financial management operations within the policies set by the Board.

      c.   Develop and direct all personnel systems within the agency.

2.   Develop and maintain external relations to promote the mission and progress of PWCC.

      a.   Represent PWCC within the non-profit, government, corporate and funding communities to build awareness of PWCC’s contributions to the community.

      b.   Work collaboratively with key community and statewide groups/agencies/individuals who have interests and needs similar to PWCC’s.

      c.   Act as spokesperson for PWCC within parameters set by the mission and the Board.

3.   Direct and supervise senior management and staff positions to ensure effective implementation of agency’s mission, goals and objectives.

      a.   Interview and select qualified applicants to fill direct report job vacancies.

      b.   Establish and clearly communicate performance expectations and delegated responsibilities.

      c.   Provide ongoing coaching, training, support, and an atmosphere for open communication.

      d.   Conduct timely performance and salary reviews.

      e.   Lead the senior management team and conduct staff meetings, as necessary.

      f.    Conduct all staff meetings at least monthly.

4.   Report to and provide support and collaborative guidance/leadership to the Board of Directors to assist them in the governance of PWCC

      a.   Provide direction and leadership in the agency’s planning process.

      b.   Inform the Board of Directors about progress toward accomplishment of the strategic goals and operating objectives.

      c.   Inform the Board of internal and external trends and other issues that affect the current and long-term work of the agency.

      d.   Provide Board officers and members with data, information and staff support needed to complete their work.

      e.   Serve as liaison between staff and Board.

Job Qualifications:

 Minimum Education and Experience

Graduate degree in nonprofit management or a related field and seven years executive level experience in overall program and administrative management of an organization of comparable budget, staff, and program size and complexity or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Five or more years experience in professional fundraising and fund development; training and/or certification in fund development preferred.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Knowledge of, and ability to apply, management and supervisory theory and principles to establish and maintain leadership in the organization, including organizational development theory and application and organizational change models.

 Knowledge of laws affecting nonprofit operations and governance to stay current.

 Knowledge of, and ability to oversee program, finance, fundraising and fund development, and human resource management to provide leadership in each area.

 Knowledge of financial analysis, budgeting and planning to oversee financial/business operations. Skill in budgeting and planning to direct the development and management of PWCC finances.

 Knowledge of current philanthropic and public relations interests of individuals, foundations or corporations, as well as local knowledge of the philanthropic community, including knowledge of potential funding sources. Skill in relating needs of PWCC to individuals and to giving programs of foundations and corporations.

 Knowledge of multi-cultural communities and best practices in service-delivery, including trauma-informed care and culturally specific services and programs.

 Skill in organizing and maintaining a large volume of information and material to carry out the functions of the position, and ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.

 Ability to model behavior consistent with the agency mission.

 Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on an interpersonal or group level, including skill and ability to communicate in other languages and with multiple cultural groups.

 Knowledge of early childhood programming and licensure, truancy laws and interventions and domestic violence and anger management programming and service delivery.

Knowledge of current issues and trends in the North Minneapolis community and commitment to community improvement through strong relationships with PWCC stakeholders and other community organizations and leadership.

 Knowledge of, and ability to use computer and other technical resources to effectively accomplish work.

 Ability to travel to various locations for meetings and events.

 Working Conditions

Ability to work in an environment which requires the use of a PC, telephone, and 10-key approximately 25 % of the time; ability to perform repetitive motion of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

 The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position, rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Dr. Rosilyn Carroll, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 Tenth Ave North

Minneapolis, MN   55411

 No Phone Calls Please

For all other job applications, please send your resume to: 

Dominique Robineau
dominiquer@phylliswheatley.org