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On behalf of our client RESOURCE, KeyStone Search is conducting a retained search for a President
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RESOURCE is a prominent community-based nonprofit that serves the metro Twin Cities area and St. Cloud. The organization is a broad, multi-cultural, multi-programmatic service provider with 34 sites and over 50 specialized programs in the areas of: employment and job training, chemical health, and mental health. For over fifty years, RESOURCE has been a leading provider of community services, helping over 250,000 people since its founding in 1962. The organization is funded by government grants and contracts, fees for services and contributions from foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals. The work of RESOURCE Inc. is carried out through four divisions: Employment Action Center-assists thousands of people each year in seeking a new job, a better job or a whole new career. EAC meets the special needs of women, youth, laid-off workers, New Americans and many others. Minnesota Resource Center-offers vocational-evaluation, training, employment and job retention services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment (immigrants, laidoff workers and individuals striving to get off welfare.) Recovery Resource Center- helps people recover from chemical health issues. Spectrum Community Mental Health-provides services that help people with a mental illness live and participate actively in the community. In 2011 alone, RESOURCE provided the following services: 14,713 people served with educational and employment readiness 862 people with disabilities or barriers prepared to succeed in the job market 1096 people helped in their recovery from chemical dependency 2517 people with mental illness helped to live and thrive in the community 565 active volunteers provided hours of outstanding volunteer service!
Mission: RESOURCE empowers people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success
Commitment RESOURCE is committed to undoing racism and promoting diversity. Recipient of the “2010 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S. Award” by The Nonprofit Times
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OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
With an annual budget of approximately $25 million and reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will lead, plan, organize, and control all aspects of the organization. The President will provide leadership in fulfilling the RESOURCE mission through its staff, volunteers and stakeholders up to and including management of all programs, its finances and human resources, as well as the administration and development of the staff in a complex nonprofit organization. More than 290 paid staff and 565 volunteers assist RESOURCE in achieving its mission. The President will possess the insight and ability to maintain the stability of this vitally important organization and steer its growth in an era of increasing challenges and growing opportunities. In partnership with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, the President will determine the most sustainable business models for the future, build and maintain a strong internal team, and establish and operate programs and systems to fulfill the mission of RESOURCE Key staff positions within the organization are: Two Vice Presidents, Chief Financial Officer, Directors of Employment Action Center, Spectrum Community Mental Health, Recovery Resource Center and Minnesota Resource Center, Communications Director, Human Resources Director, Director of Grants, Manager – Donor Relations, Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator.
Strategic Vision Implement RESOURCE’s strategic plan by clearly articulating organizational goals for financial and programmatic stability and growth for the future. Collaborate with the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and staff in making strategic and timely decisions. Effectively involve knowledge holders and delegate decisions to appropriate levels. Leadership Invest in staff excellence. Support, develop and retain qualified and excellent staff, particularly supporting and strengthening the senior management team and the capacity of core internal functions. The President sustains and builds a positive internal culture that makes RESOURCE an attractive place to work. Motivate and inspire others to act by supporting the established visionary leadership, setting clear direction and clearly communicating the RESOURCE mission. Champion diversity in staff and other constituencies. Further RESOURCE’s commitment to undoing racism and reducing racial disparities in our community. Maintain strong and effective internal relationships, acting as a team leader and a team player. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the organization by selecting and developing effective people across the organization. Serve as a team player, utilizing the leadership team as a resource for its customer and industry expertise, partner relationships, operations management and focus on results.
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External Relations Build positive relationships with external constituencies, such as governmental agencies, businesses and non-profit allies. Deploy and support the staff in building and maintaining strong external relationships with funders, donors, volunteers, government and community leaders and partners. Be an advocate for RESOURCE to further the understanding and support of its mission and vision in the greater community. Program Management Understand current trends in the sectors and communities served by RESOURCE, Inc.; use that information effectively to build plans for improvement and change. Look for continuous improvement in operations; find ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of program delivery. Manage with good business instincts and effective business management skills. Financial Management Grow contributed revenue. Partner with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers as the organization designs, strengthens and implements new and expanded efforts to significantly increase donor support. Understand the organization’s funding sources and manage the organization to assure a sound financial footing and future growth. Manage with sound financial management practices. Values and Organizational Culture Enthusiastically live the values of the RESOURCE organization in an open and caring manner. Promote the unique culture of RESOURCE inside and outside the organization.
Candidates for this key executive position should be experienced, visionary, and inclusive leaders. At least 10-12 years of leadership experience are desired, with a background in philanthropy, nonprofit, advocacy, or community leadership required. Ideal experience will include work in complex, multi-programmatic, multi-facility organizations. The successful candidate will be a person of integrity and stature in the community with proven leadership and large-scale program management experience, exemplary management skills, and a strong commitment to the mission, vision and values of RESOURCE. He or she will be a champion for diversity in all its dimensions. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required with a Master’s degree in a related field preferred. Other essential skills and experience include: Demonstrated success in organizational leadership, with proven competence in guiding the development and implementation of a strategic plan, successful institutional positioning, and
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translating ideas into reality. Experience leading an organization through a period of change would be a distinct asset. Experience in the field of human services, community based non-profit organizations and familiarity with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities social services funding community is preferred. Knowledge of current service trends and emerging models is strongly preferred. Proven administrative competence and managerial ability. Demonstrated capabilities in financial management, human resources, marketing, organizational development, planning and goal setting, board relations, and staff supervision. Experience building, managing, and strengthening teams will be highly valued. Prior experience working with community-based boards of directors. The capacity or ability to successfully cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors and foundations, government, and corporate support in support of an organizational mission. Strong, effective experience with fund raising and fund development programs, methods, techniques, and planning. The ability and commitment to envision and describe the long-term future of the organization in a way that inspires and motivates key stakeholders. The ability and commitment to be an engaging ambassador and advocate for RESOURCE, Inc. with key business, community, and government leaders. A demonstrated commitment to excellence.
To be successful inside of the RESOURCE culture, the candidate must be: A humble leader who exudes confidence and warmth, engenders trust and goodwill, and builds enduring relationships; a model of authenticity, credibility and ethical conduct. A good listener with a respectful, consultative, and accessible leadership style, selfassured and comfortable with situations of ambiguity, able to relate easily to a wide range of constituencies including clients, staff, directors, funders, volunteers, and a wide variety of community constituencies and peer institutions. Highly competent, a team player, finds enjoyment in the work place, is an honest, open and balanced individual. The candidate should possess a high degree of emotional intelligence and be skilled at communication and collaboration. Flexible and readily availability to the Board of Directors, the senior management staff, and a variety of stakeholders. Strong in communication skills in all media. Passionate about working with and for individuals within the community who are seeking to discover their potential and achieve their dreams
The compensation package for this position is competitive and attractive. It includes an executive pay structure and participation in the organization’s comprehensive benefits plan.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Marcia S. Ballinger, PhD Principal 612-375-8895 email@example.com or Lars Leafblad, MBA Principal 612-375-8989 firstname.lastname@example.org
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