About Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program (JP) 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, Rochester-SE, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND.
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 at Jeremiah Program.
Jeremiah Program was born from Minneapolis community leaders’ compassionate concern for the barriers facing the growing number of low-income single mothers in their community. Partnering with single mothers attending local community colleges, they identified safe and affordable housing, as well as education for both mom and child, as the most important tools for ending intergenerational poverty. Our downtown Minneapolis campus was built in 1998, followed by our St. Paul campus in 2007. With a 21-year history of inspiring post-secondary graduation rates and living-wage employment for single moms and brighter futures for their children, JP continues to play a critical role in disrupting the impacts of poverty in all communities where we operate, bolstering equity so all families can build well-being and achieve economic prosperity.
The Vice President, Campus Excellence (VPCE) 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 VPCE will empower, manage, lead, coach, and support the Jeremiah Program Executive Directors across our seven campuses. The VPCE 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 a 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 Vice President, Campus Excellence will lead the community of Executive Directors by developing, conveying, and holding the standard of excellence, by convening the leaders across campuses to design a shared vision for campus excellence and to exchange best practices and resources and will serve as a member of the CEO’s Leadership Team, shaping the direction of JP nationally and influencing and implementing high priority organizational decisions.
- Serve as organizational leader and member of the CEO’s Leadership Team and collaborate on decisions at the highest level towards the execution of our strategic priorities
- Champion the 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 are receiving top-quality support to enable effective delivery of programs and operations onsite
- Partner with other members of the CEO’s Leadership Team to ensure the effective distribution of resources, training, and talent to enable success at the campus level
Executive Director Cohort & Culture
- Build a cohesive, collaborative culture and cohort among the executive directors with a shared vision of excellence and culture of collaboration and consultancy
- Review quarterly JP dashboard and campus-level data to highlight bright spots and understand areas of opportunity and for further analysis
- Develop and implement best practices to build towards the vision for campus excellence in partnership with executive directors
- 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 setting the expectations for the role and ideal candidates and the culture of campus leadership
Executive Director Management & Evaluation
- Manage and evaluate executive directors towards consistent and clear outcomes using data and strong performance management practices
- Ensure that all campuses meeting 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
Other Duties as Assigned
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Skills and characteristics
- Believes unapologetically in the power of JP moms and families and as authors of their futures
- Transformative leader who inspires, builds partnerships, and acts boldly to achieve disruptive outcomes
- Exceptional people leader with proven ability and passion for coaching and developing people effectively to unlock their potential
- Strong background and experience in building community support and philanthropic relationships
- High bar of excellence for outcomes and staff culture and a desire to urgently disrupt systems that perpetuate generational poverty
- Results oriented, with strong data analysis and action planning skills
- Ability to inspire, influence, and negotiate with many diverse stakeholders
- Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in education, leadership, management, or relevant field
- Minimum 10 years of relevant senior leadership experience, including six or more years in the Executive Director role within a national multi-site nonprofit organization or holistic responsibility of an organization or region
- Demonstrated passion for creating equitable systems and world-class educational and developmental experiences
- Self-starter with excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced setting with quick turnarounds and competing priorities
- Agile and resourceful problem solver
- Collaborative and able to build and maintain productive internal and external relationships
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, project management, data analysis.
Jeremiah Program is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
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. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters and resume to apply here. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.