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Executive Director Job Announcement

Minnesota Women’s Consortium is seeking an Executive Director to lead implementation of a strategic plan that was completed in 2019 with input from the community. The person in this role will need to have the skill set and passion for social justice to drive transformational growth that mobilizes grassroots efforts benefitting women and historically marginalized communities. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to lead, engage, and implement effective methods to ensure optimal coalition-building activities that produce both financial and community gains to improve conditions for women and girls in the state of Minnesota.

The Year 2020 will be a time for the Minnesota Women’s Consortium to celebrate 40 years of a powerful and vital legacy in the state. It will also be the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting Women’s Constitutional Right to Vote. The Year 2020 will continue to be a time to remind us to never give up, as we have seen how easily things can go backwards if we do not continue to mobilize in powerful ways to advance equity and justice for all women and girls.

Is This Role For You?
Do you thrive on challenges? Do you believe the best work is done by building allies and strong coalitions to mobilize change? Do you think that some of the best achievements in history happened even though most people said it was impossible? Do you believe that we all thrive when women and historically marginalized communities lead solutions to overcome challenges? Are you a collaborative, self-starter with a track record of generating results?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this position just may be of interest to you.
Primary Function:
Provide transformational leadership while engaging the community to implement the vision, mission, values, and strategic plan of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium (MWC) in collaboration with the Board of Directors, Staff, and Membership.
Key Responsibilities:
Uphold and enact MWC Vision, Mission, and Values
Advance development initiatives
Enhance sustainable financial resources
Strengthen and grow membership
Engage in marketing and public awareness
Lead program activities
Provide strategic leadership of MWC
Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated executive leadership capacity
Commitment to MWC’s mission, including the recognition of abolitionist movements and The Houston Plan of Action & Beijing Platform of 1995
Excellent organizational development, administration and personnel/volunteer management skills
Two years of experience leading or participating in successful grassroots fundraising efforts and social media campaigns
Two years of experience in program development and event coordination
Three years of experience in statewide coalition work, including volunteer management and policy review
Five years of supervisory experience
Strong fiscal management capacity, including demonstrated understanding of business operations
Good written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in working with diverse communities and organizations
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
To Apply:
Please review job description and send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one combined PDF attachment via e-mail to info@mnwomen.org. Preference will be given to those who apply by Friday, June 28th, 2019.
We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Us:
Minnesota Women’s Consortium is the nation’s largest coalition of organizations working for gender equity. Our members, diverse in background, worldview, and interest, demonstrate our commitment to the intersectionality of oppression and justice, as well as the value of collective leadership. The Minnesota Women’s Consortium works hard to carry out our mission in accordance with a platform created by our members including parity and equity in leadership, health care for everyone, self-determination, peace and safety, and economic justice. Real Community. Real Solutions. Powered By Women. Benefitting All.

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