Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a visionary nonprofit executive with experience rooted in community mental health, racial equity and systems change.
All of the following tasks will require oversight by the Executive Director. Some will be carried out by staff members, and some will be the direct responsibility of the Executive Director.
• Administrative Oversight: Develop agency policy, coordinate board activities, manage contracts, manage facilities, legal oversight, monitor purchasing and supplies, supervise administrative staff and contractors, manage data, implement emergency protocols and response, facilitate positive agency climate.
• Financial Oversight: Develop annual budget and facilitate ongoing budget review, manage cash flow, oversee financial records, oversee billing policies and procedures.
• Human Resource Management: Implement human resources policies, manage job descriptions, recruit and hire staff, oversee general agency orientation, finalize payroll/PTO, oversee staff benefits and unemployment, maintain employee records, manage HR requests, coordinate health insurance and Simple IRA enrollment.
• Program Development: Conduct community needs assessment, identify and develop new programs, evaluate programs and compliance, assist with clinical/program support.
• Community Relations: Recruit and steward agency partnerships, oversee outreach, marketing, and agency publications, respond to partner/client concerns.
• Fund Development: Oversee fund development goals/planning, identify contract opportunities, manage donor recruitment/development, oversee grant writing and grant management, manage insurance contracts.
• Bachelor’s degree in management, social work, communication, counseling, education, public policy or other related field
• 5-10 years in staff leadership position at a nonprofit organization
• Experience working with or advocating for children & youth
• Demonstrated success researching, writing and receiving grants
Desired Qualifications & Characteristics
• Understanding of systemic racism, white supremacy, and systems of harm in the mental health field (past and current) and a clear desire to lead organizational learning and change to better serve the needs of the Minneapolis BIPOC community
• History of leadership in community involvement and advocacy in an urban context
• Collaborative and engaging leadership style with demonstrated success in maintaining long-term partnerships with community organizations
• Relational approach to management with an ability to mindfully listen and partner with staff to respond to agency needs
• Ability to address and manage conflict and solve problems
• Creative, imaginative problem solver, eager to develop new ways of delivering services
• A visionary leader to promote the growth and financial health of the organization
• Bold, courageous and action-oriented approach
• Experience or training in performance coaching or counseling
• Ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex information
• Experience in or willingness to learn wellness modalities and promote the health and wellbeing of staff, board and stakeholders as part of Watercourse’s organizational culture
• Demonstrated success engaging the skills, opinions and wisdom of board members to maximize organizational potential
• Master’s degree
• Trauma-specific training
• Mental health counseling licensure