Executive Director, La Conexión de las Américas

15 Feb 2012 2:25 PM | Anonymous
La Conexión de las Américas 
Executive Director 
Job Description 
About the Organization 
The mission of La Conexión de las Américas is to  
• Create a two-way learning experience to develop reciprocal 
understanding, respect and adaptation between established residents and 
Latino immigrants; 
• Create educational programming on Latin America, the Caribbean, and 
the U.S. relationship with the region; 
• Empower the Latino community throughout the Twin Cities by providing 
and connecting participants with resources and educational, economic 
and community engagement opportunities; and 
• Utilize the organization’s knowledge and experience as educators and 
service providers to transform underlying system problems that result in 
power and resource inequalities. 
The Executive Director provides overall organizational leadership and works with 
the board to set the strategic direction. Responsibilities include: 
Fundraising and Development 
• Provide leadership to the organization’s fundraising efforts, including 
coordinate efforts of board, staff and volunteers, in order to reach the 
organization’s fundraising goals 
• Research and write grants and fulfill annual grant reporting requirements 
• Fundraise with ecumenical partners 
• Cultivate and solicit individual donations 
• Collaborate with local businesses for financial and in-kind support 
• Collaborate with area nonprofits on grants 
• Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization to its stakeholders 
• Manage community and public relations 
Program Planning and Oversight 
• Develop and implement successful and relevant programming with 
program staff and volunteers 
• Set program goals in coordination with staff • Engage in program design and development as needed
trategic Planning and Development 
• Engage with the board to set the strategic direction of the organization 
• Develop short and long term strategic plans  
• Support the Board in recruitment and development of board members 
• Seek out opportunities for collaboration and growth to advance the 
mission of the organization. 
Organizational Management and Administration 
• Support the board in carrying out its governance functions 
• Manage finances, taxes, and risk 
• Manage human resources, including supervising staff and managing 
• Oversee operations, including facilities management 
Program Management 
• Directly engage in management of one or more programs, as needed. 
• Bilingual in written and spoken English and Spanish 
• Proven fundraising and grant writing track record 
• Minimum BA/BS 
• Minimum 2-3 years nonprofit management experience, including 
experience in financial management, budgeting, fundraising, program 
• At least 2 years supervisory experience 
• Collaborative, flexible team player 
• Comfortable working with faith communities 
• Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office  
• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as needed 
• 5+ years related experience preferred 
• Experience with QuickBooks and/or Raisers Edge, fundraising software 
• Experience in financial literacy and/or business development a plus 
Conditions of employment: 
• This position is being considered for half-time or full-time hours 
• Competitive salary and benefits package 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Search Committee at 
lougee.laconexiondelasamericas@gmail.com by February 15. 
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
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