Executive Director – Fargo-Moorhead

Executive Director – Fargo-Moorhead

About Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation — or 2Gen — programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health, and economic benefits for parents, children, and communities.

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, Fargo, ND-Moorhead MN, and Rochester-SE, MN. Our national office is in Minneapolis. In Boston, MA ,and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative non-residential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more here.

The Executive Director (ED) role reports directly to the VP of Campus Excellence, who reports directly to the CEO & President. The ED is an essential member of JP’s Leadership Team responsible for discussing, influencing, and implementing high-priority organizational decisions.

JP’s 2021 budget is $16M and supports a staff of 120 nationally. There is a national governing board of directors, as well as a community board of trustees in each city. The JP Fargo-Moorhead 2021 budget is $1.1M.


Position summary:

The Executive Director 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 Executive Director is responsible for representing the two-generation mission of  the program, achieving the annual fundraising goals of the campus, growing strong community partnerships, working closely with a local community board of trustees to build community engagement, and recruiting, developing, and managing a team that plans for a thriving family experience.

Reporting to the VP of Campus Excellence, the ED will work closely with and be supported by the National Campus Support Team (Talent & HR, Finance, IT and Operations, Development and Marketing & Communications, Program).


Key responsibilities include the following: 

Talent and Culture Leadership 

  • Support and oversee the organization’s mission and principles for your campus.
  • Communicate the mission and vision of the organization and engage a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Ensure productive and effective staff performance, providing guidance, feedback, and opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Maintain the positive, collaborative, passionate culture of your JP campus.
  • Ensure 100% of campus staff complete the confidential quarterly survey to continue to improve staff experience.
  • Ensure every staff person receives an annual performance evaluation and a six-month step back outlining learning and development goals with their manager. In addition, every new staff person receives an evaluation within the first 90-days.
  • Actively participate as a contributing member at quarterly Leadership Team Meetings and weekly Executive Director meetings, collaborating with peers, offering constructive feedback and solutions, and supporting continuous improvement in alignment with JP’s mission and strategic direction.
  • Enhance understanding of diversity and inclusion by engaging in activities that increase cultural competency.

Family Experience and Program 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.
  • Build a sense of community among families and relationships between staff and families.
  • Ensure staff build and maintain effective community partnerships and referral channels, sustaining levels of service and growing JP’s impact.
  • Model equity-centered approach to serving families, centering in the voice of families and belief that moms are architects of their own solutions.
  • Promote policies, practices, and procedures that are inclusive and responsive to the various cultures within our community and JP’s guiding principles.

Resource Development and Management 

  • Work with the National Campus Support Team to develop revenue strategies through a variety of fundraising techniques.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors in order to achieve annual development goals and long-term revenue sustainability.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of special events.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to development staff and enlist Community Board of Trustees in development pursuits.
  • Manage and maintain 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 and serve as the chief ambassador for JP in the community.
  • 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 and childcare, student parents and loan debt, workforce trends, and re-entry into the workforce.

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 the community board of trustees meet give, get and facilitate commitments.

Marketing and Public Relations 

  • Enhance the visibility of JP programs, services, and activities within the community and across the country. 
  • Expand the awareness of JP leveraging the organization’s brand and messaging.
  • Facilitate the implementation of curated content on local campus communication channels.


Professional Experience/Qualifications 

The Executive Director must believe in and be a passionate advocate for JP’s mission and values. Applicants should have prior experience working within a structured and effective development department and bring an entrepreneurial approach both to their career path and development work.


Social Justice Champion: You possess a deep commitment to and understanding of social justice issues intersecting with poverty and deeply believe that generational poverty is a social justice issue, not an economic issue; systemic barriers keep women and children in generational poverty.  



Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, age, or disability.

We offer competitive compensation including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time off.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online.  Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.