VP’s Campus Support Team (This position can be located in any of our locations)
Vice President of Campus Support, Residential
Vice President of Campus Support, Non-Residential
Job Summary: The Vice President, Campus Support (VPCS) will empower, manage, lead, and support the Jeremiah Program Executive Directors in our seven campuses. Working in a matrix organization, the VPCS will also serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO and be a member of the CEO’s Leadership Team (CLT). There are two Vice President roles, one works directly with our residential campuses (Fargo, Rochester, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Austin) and one will work with our new non-residential model campuses (Brooklyn and Boston).
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
● You are an effective senior leader. You are the bridge between the National Office and our unique campuses, working with your direct reports, the Executive Directors (EDs), to achieve optimal performance while building a strong culture for success. Alongside your CLT peers, you help develop the strategy for expansion while ensuring our campuses recruit, retain, develop, and mobilize a diverse, engaged, and high-performing staff. You create succession plans and professional development opportunities for high-performing staff members.
● You streamline without losing sight of what is important. You work in tandem with the CEO and CLT to constantly find ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency across the team. As an innovator, you know what to look for when monitoring progress—assessing our staff, exploring our organizational structure, and looking for potential gaps and opportunities. You instill excellence across the board and create a strong feedback culture.
● You have worn many hats. You have had a diverse set of leadership experiences, which equip you with a thorough consulting approach to problem solving. You navigate gray areas and are not afraid to address difficult internal challenges. You work closely with your CLT peers —staying informed of best practices in college access and success, two-generation and career technical education while diffusing that information across teams.
● You build strong relationships across the board. In partnership with campus EDs and the National Director of Development, your goal is to elevate JP’s champions by assisting in the recruitment of high caliber community board members, activate existing boards to advocate for our mission and fundraise effectively, and create enriching and meaningful experiences for our high-profile stakeholders. You train and mobilize our team to support these efforts so that the magic of JP is felt and experienced by all.
Who You Are and What You Bring In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
- You have a passionate
commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of leaders. You believe in the power of coaching, and professional developments are critical levers in organizational improvement. You set and maintain high expectations and have a performance centered leadership approach.
- You bring concrete experience managing or coaching adults to goals and outcomes. You know how to develop and motivate others to drive results, while balancing humility and assertiveness. You thrive off building strong relationships, especially when it comes to building trust and credibility quickly.
- You are a learner.
You don’t shy away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather dive right in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and expand your impact on others, while learning from those around you. You have direct experience building and scaling a non-profit organization.
- You draw others in.
Your ability to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and your engaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting to know more. You have the ability to independently curate and convey complex frameworks verbally and non-verbal through PowerPoint/decks and memos.
- You enjoy working in environments where we live our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to JP’s equity work;
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (“Must Haves”):
As a VPCS, you must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and bring a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience including a senior leadership, with six or more plus years in the Executive Director role within a national multi-site non-profit organization. You coach and develop people effectively, lead through inspiration and partnership, and act boldly by making difficult and/or unpopular decisions when necessary. You develop strong philanthropic relationships by garnering the respect of highly experienced Board members, private sector funders, and community members.
This role travels at least twice a month or about twenty to twenty-four trips per year for two days at a time.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please complete the application process for the position on our Online Portal