Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation's most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. Jeremiah's proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for determined single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education. Through a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, families find stability and a path out of poverty.
Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, Fargo, ND, and Rochester-SE, MN. Our national office is in Minneapolis. In Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children.
JP came to Boston in 2014 to identify and address barriers to postsecondary persistence that were leading to a high college dropout rate among single mothers in the community. The Boston program represents JP's first nonresidential program, through which we partner with key higher education, early childhood, and housing organizations to deliver 2Gen programming rather than building our own affordable housing and onsite child development facilities. JP Boston operates in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, and most JP Boston families live in the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan neighborhoods.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for representing the two-generation mission of the program, managing the financial operations and the development goals of the campus, maintaining strong community partnership, working closely with a local community board of trustees to raise the annual budget, and recruiting, developing and managing a team that ensures the coordination of all campus operations. Reporting to the VP of Campus Support, 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).
The Executive Director (ED) role reports directly to the VP of Campus Programs, who reports directly to the CEO & President. The ED is as an essential member of JP's Leadership Team responsible for discussing, influencing and implementing high-priority organizational decisions.
JP's 2020 budget is $15M 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.