Job & Internship Opportunities
Director of Neighborhood and Organizational Development (DNOD)
Employment status: Permanent full-time, non-exempt.
Compensation: $25/hour; 40 hours/week
Benefits: 4 weeks PTO plus 10 paid holidays, and $230 a month contributed to an HSA until 2023, when we will offer employer-sponsored healthcare.
Target start date: October 1, 2022
The Phillips West Neighborhood Organization (PWNO) is part of a city-wide network of neighborhood organizations charged with equitably engaging residents in a variety of civic participation activities in accordance with the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood & Community Relations initiatives and policies.
PWNO is organized under Minnesota statutes Chapter 317A and elects to also be governed by
the statutory provisions governing "neighborhood organizations" as described in Minn. Stat.
The mission of PWNO is to engage the diverse voices of all those who live, learn, work, and play in Phillips West in order to advocate for greater individual well-being and community empowerment. PWNO aims to be an inclusive and accessible hub of resources, information, and connection for all in Phillips West.
Oversight and Leadership Structure:
The DNOD will collaboratively oversee operations of PWNO, along with other staff. The DNOD will be the liaison to the Internal Affairs Committee and will be primarily supervised by the Board Chair. The Board Chair receives HR support from the Internal Affairs Committee. There is a possibility that the DNOD position will supervise employees, contractors, or interns in the future.
Reporting to the Board Chair, this person will ensure organizational compliance with all non-profit and neighborhood organization requirements, coordinating budgets and finances, and overseeing high-level organizational visioning and adherence to strategic plans.
- Coordinate Board retreats and other Board leadership development
- Attend monthly board meetings and support the Board Chair in execution of these meetings
- Work with other staff to recruit and develop future board leadership
- Work with the Treasurer on budget development and financial reviews
- Coordinate Board elections at Annual Meeting
- Coordinate with bookkeeper/accountant to ensure books are maintained, reports are provided, payment requests are prepared, and filings are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion
- Pay bills and prepare checks as necessary
- Execute bi-weekly payroll through online payroll processor
- Ensure effective and transparent financial management of the organization
- Liaise with City of Minneapolis and Neighborhood and Community Relations to ensure compliance and submission of required documentation
- Maintain relationships with City Council Office
- Ensure compliance with all legal and contractual requirements, internal policies, and reporting standards
- Maintain appropriate insurance for board and employee operations
- Maintain official membership database
- Fulfill HR tasks as necessary
- Maintain relationships with business communities
- Supervise any contracted or employed fundraising or grant writing positions
- Either lead, or supervise, the following:
- Grant-seeking and -writing activities, event sponsorship solicitations, and individual donations to support the organization’s basic needs and any additional activities aligned with the organization’s long-range strategic vision
- Tracking and timely acknowledgement of donations and grants
- Seeking opportunities for development of programs and services through grant development, partnerships and collaborations
- Coordinating the development of proposals and applications for grant requests
- Negotiating and reporting on all grant activities
- Oversee adherence to strategic plan and high-level visioning
- Manage organizational office space and archives; pick up office mail
- Attend and staff events/programs as needed
- Represent organization at various collaborations, coalitions, and tables as needed
- Collaborate with the board and other staff to develop annual neighborhood resource guides
- Familiarity with Google Suite products (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Drive, Forms, etc.) and online accounting software and/or ability to quickly learn new technologies
- Significant experience in leadership within nonprofit or government sector(s) especially with a volunteer Board of Directors
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
- Demonstrated ability to work with people across the neighborhood from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including age, race, gender, income level, and ability
- Flexible schedule to accommodate work during some evenings and weekends
- Highly organized and documentation-focused; able to complete tasks in a timely manner
- Results-oriented collaborative project management skills consistent with the needs of a volunteer-driven organization
- Ability to self-direct, delegate, and work collaboratively
- Ability to engage with both day-to-day minutiae and high-level visioning
- Training or equivalent experience in facilitation techniques and community-based organizing
- Knowledge of budgeting and some financial operations, particularly in nonprofit finance
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, or five year’s commensurate experience
- Fluency in either Spanish or Somali
- Live in and/or have familiarity with the Phillips West neighborhoods
- Experience with neighborhood organizations and local government, especially in Minneapolis
- Comfortability working with businesses, public officials, and institutional stakeholders
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Alex Palacios, Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org