Executive Director

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted: 10-07-2018
Position Profile
Executive Director
kp prime search, the retained search division of kpCompanies is leading the search for an experienced Executive Director. This position, for The Aliveness Project, will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Aliveness Project’s staff, programs, resource alignment, growth, and execution of its mission.
The Organization:  The Aliveness Project
The Aliveness Project is a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to supporting stability of health and wellness for people living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. With a budget of 2.3 million dollars, Aliveness provides important supportive services such as emergency food shelf, hot meals, case management, integrative therapies, and HIV prevention outreach/programming.  In addition, Aliveness provides a physical space for people impacted by HIV to participate in educational programming, build skills and create community.  We have a dynamic, mission driven staff, an atmosphere of learning and fun, and a dedication to providing an exceptional experience to the nearly 2000 people living with HIV, that walk through our doors each year.
The Position:  Executive Director
The Executive Director is an experienced and innovative leader who has a finger on the pulse of industry working closely with community leaders, The Aliveness Project Board of Directors, and staff. Insuring provision of high quality and accessible HIV/AIDS support services to individuals and families.  This person will bring to the table a deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans. Additionally, this person will bring an awareness and compassion for the effects of HIV/AIDS and demonstrated ability to be an effective change agent.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Develop and communicate vision and growth strategies to address the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS; inspire others to collaborate in securing and organizing the resources necessary to achieve that vision.
  • Develop and implement the organization’s financial strategy; including obtaining government, private and public dollars to finance the organization activities, managing funds to cost effectively achieve organizational goals, maintaining financial viability, and seeking appropriate resources to further the mission of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders; including board, staff, members (clients), partners, and other leaders in the community, working collaboratively to address the impact of HIV/AIDS and contributing factors within a diverse and ever-changing population.
  • Facilitate a coordinated service delivery approach utilizing community partnerships and other community services to deliver positive outcomes.
  • Use data driven decision-making to evaluate delivery on people living with HIV leading healthy self-directed lives; including staff productivity, and implementation of the strategic plan. 
  • Effectively secure and develop human resources to achieve organizational goals; including oversight of clinical and administrative staff, outside consultants, and working closely with the Board of Directors and its associated committees. 
  • Promote a diverse environment in which people recognize and achieve their own potential and appreciate the perspectives and contributions of others.
Key Accountabilities by category
 Program and Policy
 Experience with policy and/or advocacy coalitions focused on industry-wide initiatives and agendas.
 Familiarity with regulations and polices impacting health care funding, mental health, chemical health and housing dollars
 Well-developed racial/cultural/socio-economic competency/awareness.
 Excellent oral and written communications skills.
 Experience with public speaking, persuasion and advocacy.
 Strong influencing skills both within and outside the organization with the ability to drive consensus.
 Ability to identify trends early and collaboratively develops strategies to address marketing, fundraising and program needs.
 Demonstrates results focus with the ability to motivate others and assume responsibility for outcomes.
 Bold leadership to identify new target audiences and program areas that will ensure the agency thrives. 
 Experience in fiscal analysis and management, including financial statements and budgets.
 Experience and knowledge in securing federal, state, and local government contracts.
 Analyzes and manages risks and envisions resilient revenue models.
 Demonstrated fundraising ability in the public and private sectors. 
Minimum Qualifications: (May be a combination of education and work experience)
  • Advanced degree in Non-profit Management or Public Health Administration
  • 7+ years in fundraising and government grants, public relations, and donor/business and client management.
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated human/social services programmatic and agency leadership; including supervisory experience, and experience working in collaboration with multiple parties and diverse interests.
  • 10 years of nonprofit organization senior management experience in HIV/AIDS/public health, mental or chemical health, or broader health care areas;
  • Direct responsibility for managing budgets over $2 million.
How to Apply – DEADLINE NOVEMBER 9th
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations no later than 6:00pm on November 9, 2018 to joelle@kpcompanies.com or using the link below.
Submit information to the following email address:  joelle@kpcompanies.com, or by mail at: The Aliveness Project, c/o kpcompanies, 5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.  All submissions shall be received in strictest confidence.  The Aliveness Project is an equal opportunity employer.
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