ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM
Jeremiah Program (JP) is a nonprofit organization helping single mothers invest in themselves so they can thrive and take steps towards economic mobility by helping them access higher education, affordable childcare, housing, skills training and career development. JP envisions a world where poverty is no longer feminized; where race is not divorced from gender; where career and financial opportunities are not gentrified; and where women who experience poverty not only hold a seat at the table but hold the mic and curate the agenda.
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting poverty, two generations at a time. At JP, we believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself or supporting her children. Our holistic approach invites single mothers into the leadership tent and encourages families to bring all of their identities to bear in achieving their goals in pursuit of economic mobility.
Founded in 1993, this year JP is supporting over 1,000 moms and kids across nine residential and non-residential campuses: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Fargo, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. JP Currently has an operating budget of 18.2M with 157 budgeted FTE for FY 2022. Learn more about JP and our work here.
The Chief of Campus Experience (CCE) is an unapologetic champion for JP’s two-generation mission and is driven to disrupt generational poverty by holding single mothers and their families at the center of holistic, integrated supports. The CCE will empower, manage, lead, coach and support the Jeremiah Program Executive Directors across our nine campuses. The CCE will serve as a partner to the Executive Directors as they implement the two-generation mission of the program across campuses, build the fabric of local champions, advocates, partners, and donors, maintain strong community partnerships, work closely with local community board of trustees to build the reputation and support locally, manage the financial operations and the development goals of the campus and manage a team that ensures the coordination of all campus operations.
The Chief of Campus Experience will facilitate and lead a learning community of Executive Directors by developing, conveying, and holding the standard of excellence. The CCE will regularly convene leaders across campuses to design a shared vision for the campus experience and to exchange best practices and resources. In addition, the CCE serves as a member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team, shaping the direction of JP nationally and influencing and implementing high priority organizational decisions.
- You believe unapologetically in the power of JP moms and families as authors of their futures
- You have a deep analysis and understanding of the role race and gender play in generational poverty
- You are a seasoned high performer with 15+ years of work experience
- You have deep experience (10+ yrs) in executive leadership, with at least 3 years in Executive Director role(s) within a national multi-site nonprofit organization or holistic responsibility of an organization or region – working closely with other executives and boards
- You are a transformational leader who inspires, influences, and acts boldly to achieve disruptive outcomes with many diverse stakeholders
- You are an exceptional people leader with proven ability and passion for coaching and developing people effectively with differentiated support to unlock their potential
- You are a strong team builder and cultivate conditions for senior leaders to thrive
- You have a strong background and experience in building community support and philanthropic relationships
- You have proven experience in cultivation of major donors, successfully securing 2M+ from private, individual, and institutional funders
- You have a high bar of excellence for outcomes and staff culture and a desire to urgently disrupt systems that perpetuate generational poverty
- You are results oriented, with strong data analysis and action planning skills
- You hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in education, leadership, management, or relevant field
Executive Director Cohort & Building Learning Community Culture
- Build a cohesive, collaborative culture and cohort among the executive directors with a shared vision of excellence and culture of collaboration and consultancy
- Develop and implement best practices to build towards the vision for campus excellence in partnership with Executive Directors
- Review quarterly JP dashboard and campus-level data to highlight bright spots and understand areas of opportunity and for further analysis
- Problem-solve solutions to challenges common across all campuses and engage with functional leaders on relevant topics, such as resource development or program excellence
- Serve as the hiring manager for all new Executive Directors with CEO’s approval, setting the expectations for the role and ideal candidates and the culture of campus leadership
Executive Director Management
- Support Executive Directors in the planning, execution, and expansion of JP programs, fundraising goals, operations, and strategic planning
- Manage and evaluate Executive Directors towards consistent and clear outcomes using data and strong performance management practices
- Ensure that all campuses meet core performance outcomes and annual goals
- Coach Executive Directors on opportunities and challenges at the campus and community level to build the presence and impact of JP locally
- Regularly review data to spot strengths and growth areas and develop plans to address growth areas with executive directors
- Invest in the growth and development of Executive Directors during their onboarding and continued pathway as organizational leaders
- Serve as an organizational leader as member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team and collaborate on decisions at the highest level towards the execution of our strategic priorities
- Champion the campus community experience and voice of families, staff, and supporters in influencing the direction and decisions of JP nationally
- Serve as a leader and standard-bearer for the approach to engaging with families, staff and other stakeholders, modeling equity and excellence in all interactions
- Ensure strong partnership between Campus Support Team and campuses and that campuses receive top-quality support to enable effective delivery of programs and operations onsite
- Partner with other members of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team to ensure the effective distribution of resources, training, and talent to enable success at the campus level
- Work with the Executive Directors to actualize a vision and strategy for the local Community Board of Trustees that is both innovative and responsive to the needs of the region; ensure that the future direction of Jeremiah Program locally is widely embraced
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salaries for people entering this role are commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package.