Executive Director | Brooklyn

Executive Director | Brooklyn


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. Learn more about JP and our work here.


The Executive Director is an unapologetic champion for JPs 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 Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the two-generation mission of the program, maintaining strong community partnerships, working closely with a local community board of trustees to raise the annual 900K revenue goal and support in managing the financial operations and development of program goals, and managing a team of six full-time staff that ensures the coordination of all campus operations. 

The ED partners with and is supported by JP’s National Campus Support Team (CST) in the areas of Talent & HR, Finance, IT and Operations, Development, Marketing & Communications, Parent Programming and Two-Generational Programming. The Executive Director (ED) role works closely with the CEO & President and is an essential member of JP’s Leadership Team responsible for discussing, influencing, and implementing high priority organizational decisions. 


Talent and Culture Leadership 

  • Oversee the organization’s mission and its implementation for JP in the community. 
  • Communicate the mission and vision of the organization to a wide variety of community and regional stakeholders. 
  • Ensure productive and effective staff performance, providing guidance and feedback in partnership with the CST functional leaders. 
  • Maintain the positive, collaborative, passionate culture of your JP campus. 
  • Actively participate as a contributing member at quarterly Leadership Team meetings and weekly Executive Director tactical meetings by collaborating with peers, offering constructive feedback and solutions, and supporting continuous improvement in operational alignment with JP’s mission and strategic direction. 
  • Model and monitor adherence to policies and procedures. 

Program Quality and Effectiveness 

  • Manage, grow, improve, and enhance programs for the region that are consistent with JP’s strategic plans and ensure the effective operation and delivery of programs. 
  • Regularly evaluate program components and impact and provide reporting to stakeholders. 
  • Ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming across the full spectrum of JP services for both generations. 
  • Ensure staff build and maintain effective participant referral channels, sustaining levels of service and growing JP’s impact. 
  • Engage alumni as part of the holistic JP experience and seek opportunities to support alumni through workforce development initiatives.

Resource Development and Management 

  • Manage the campus’s annual budget, and work with Campus Support Development Team to ensure  JP Brooklyn’s 900K revenue goal is met. 
  • Work with the National Campus Support Team to develop revenue strategies through a variety of fundraising techniques. Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors. 
  • Oversee planning and implementation of special events. 
  • Provide guidance and oversight to staff and volunteers performing resource development functions. 
  • Implement administrative and operational systems to support effective operations. 
  • Ensure 100% grant compliance at the campus level. 
  • Maintain and ensure campus maintains impeccable CRM database hygiene. 

Community Engagement & Partnership Development 

  • Manage strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, and local organizations. 
  • Serve as the chief ambassador for each community partnership. 
  • Build collaborative partnerships with parents, families, donors, and community organizations. 
  • Ensure visibility of the organization’s programs, services and activities and maintain good public relations. 
  • Meet annually with key local elected officials around key issue areas of women, poverty, early childhood, workforce development, and housing stability to operationalize JP’s Public Policy goals at the local level. 

Community Board of Trustees Development 

  • Ensure active participation by community board members and support effective roles and functioning. 
  • Ensure community board committees are provided with the information and support necessary to fulfill their objectives. 
  • Collaborate with the community board of trustees to identify, recruit, and develop new board members as needed and maintain a healthy pipeline of board prospects. 
  • Ensure 100% of community board of trustees meet give, get, and facilitate commitments. 
  • Ensure 100% of board of trustees participate in annual survey and 75% are having a valuable or very valuable volunteer experience. 
  • Work with Community Board of Trustees and Sr. Director of Talent to operationalize Annual National DEI goals at the campus level 

Marketing and Public Relations 

  • Ensure visibility of JP’s programs, services, and activities within the community and partner with JP’s marketing and communications team to align on the national positioning strategy. 
  • Facilitate the implementation of curated content on local campus communication channels in alignment with national branding.


The Executive Director must believe in and be a passionate advocate for JP’s mission and values. A competitive applicant will possess a deep commitment to and understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and all social justice issues intersecting with poverty. Applicants should have prior experience working within a structured and effective environment and bring an entrepreneurial approach both to their career path and work.


  • Professional experience. You have (10) ten years of professional experience, with at least (4) four being in nonprofit leadership and (4) four as a talent manager of two or more full-time staff. You also have a proven track record of managing to outcome in a high -performing goal-oriented environment.
  • Stakeholder experience. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the Community Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, community groups, and be a fixture in the community who is inspirational and a proactive connector.
  • Ability to execute fundraising plans and strategies that generate significant results. You regularly use data to drive decision-making and reflect on your rigorous and donor centered plans for sustaining and growing your donor base and revenue. You have strong prospect research skills and a solid understanding of moves management.
  • Mission alignment. You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with JP’s mission and campaigns and a commitment to building/deepening your commitment to racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of JP’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.
  • A relationship builder. You are genuinely curious about new people and possess strong listening skills. You like learning what motivates people, what inspires their generosity, and makes them feel appreciated. You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
  • Persistent and optimistic. You are intrinsically motivated and undaunted by ambitious goals. You have the creativity and tenacity to find your way around a “no” answer to a more productive “not right now,” “maybe,” or best yet, “yes.”
  • Exceptional in communicating verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to write and edit persuasive materials including successful appeals, proposals, stewardship materials and other collateral. You have excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • An organizational maven. You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently initiate and complete multiple tasks on time.
  • Adaptable and Flexible. You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape.
  • Travel. You can and are willing to travel if needed. You are open to traveling every other month or six trips a year.


Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $120,000 and $145,000 and 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.

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