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  • Executive Director

  • Steps Coalition

  • Job Type: Full Time

  • Job Description: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors with overall strategic and operational responsibility for Steps Coalition’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

    Key responsibilities: Lead and develop management team, program evaluation, finance, administration, fundraising, communication and systems.

    Executive Director (ED) Qualifications: The ED will be thoroughly committed to Steps Coalition’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

    Specific requirements include: Advanced degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree acceptable in relevant fields combined with 3 or more years of advocacy, organizing, and/or management in the non-profit sector
    ● History of advocating for human and civil rights of all classes, social justice, and/or community organizing
    ● Three (3) or more years working within a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment and experience in conflict resolution
    ● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
    ● Strong leadership, management and fundraising skills
    ● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
    ● Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
    ● Excellence in organizational management and proven ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
    ● Past success working with a Board of Directors and proven ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
    ● Strong marketing, public relations, and proven fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
    ● Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
    ● Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

    Leadership & Management:
    • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
    ● Actively engage and energize Steps Coalition volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders
    ● Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations
    ● Lead, coach, develop, and retain Steps Coalition’s high-performance management team
    ● Track progress and regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
    ● Responsible for selecting and hiring new personnel

    Fundraising & Communications:
    • Develop local revenue generating and fundraising activities to supplement existing program operations
    • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
    • Use community/corporate contacts and relationships to garner new opportunities
    • Develop a proactive public relations program to include an e-newsletter with a field for soliciting contributions

    Planning & Development:
    • Annually review Steps Coalition’s strategic plan, assess progress, and identify additional needs to achieve strategic goals
    • Build additional partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and community leaders across the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    • Annually communicate program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional replication

    Other Work Requirements
    • Full-time Salaried position 40 hours’ week/regular additional hours
    • Some evening and weekend work
    • Some travel, primarily in the lower Mississippi coastal counties

    Compensation Package
    • Full-time salaried position 40 hours/week
    • Salary $55-$60K FTE based on experience
    • Benefits: sick leave, annual leave, 10 paid holidays
    • $350 monthly benefit towards health insurance

  • Posted April 6, 2017

  • Requirements: Advanced degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree acceptable combined with 3 or more years of advocacy, organizing, and/or management in the non-profit sector. History of advocating for human and civil rights of all classes, social justice, and/or community organizing; three (3) or more years working within a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment and experience in conflict resolution.

  • How to Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified, within two weeks of applying, and informed if they will be interviewed for the position. Closing date: There is no closing date. This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.

  • Contact: Roberta Avila


  • Administrative/Clerical

  • Mississippi Association of Grantmakers

  • Job Type: Part Time

  • Job Description:

    • Maintain/Coordinate calendars, schedule appointments and coordinate related activities.
    • Ensuring MAG Director is prepared and has appropriate materials for meetings. Prepare materials as required.
    • Answer and respond to phone calls and emails as needed.
    • Coordinate business travel arrangements.
    • Process expense reimbursements.
    • Draft correspondence.
    • Provide support for Board of Directors, MAG, Affinity Groups and other meetings.
    • Initiate, coordinate and follow up on administrative and support activities.
    • Gather and compile information and data from various sources for discussions and meetings.
    • Organize and facilitate meetings and special events related to MAG’s mission and goals. This includes scheduling and coordinating dates and times, venues, attendance, agenda and facilities. Provide administrative support and follow-up on matters arising from meetings.
    • Attend quarterly MAG meetings and record minutes of the meeting.
    • Set up and maintain and effective filing system.
    • Work on special projects as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Special Skills/Certifications/Technical Knowledge:
    • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)

    Other Work Requirements:
    • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision
    • Ability to be flexible while displaying professionalism and calmness in dealing with administrative issues and inquiries as they arise.
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize effectively and focus on details while working on multiple projects
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and on a team
    • Keen sense of responsibility to make sure details are covered
    • Well-developed judgement and critical analysis skills as it relates to the job
    • Develop a solid understanding of MAG’s core values and purposes in order to act as an ambassador for MAG.
    • Highly ethical and committed to the values of MAG.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • Posted April 12, 2017

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required, with a minimum of three years office and/or administrative experience.

  • How to Apply

    Send cover letter and resume to Sammy Moon at e-mail address below.

  • Contact: Sammy Moon


  • Executive Assistant

  • Woodward Hines Education Foundation

  • Job Description: This position provides support to the President/CEO of the Foundation and other key members of the Foundation’s program team and administrative staff. Also, serves as a project manager while handling daily office tasks necessary for the team to be effective and committed to the mission of the Foundation.

    Essential Duties: The incumbent of this position is responsible for managing and completing a broad variety of administrative tasks including: maintaining the President’s calendar and ensuring that the President has all documents needed for meetings; maintaining an effective document management system; responding to emails and phone calls as needed; coordinating business travel arrangements; organizing and facilitating meetings and special events; provides support to Program staff as a subject matter expert of the Foundation’s grant management software, Foundant; works on special projects as needed; and performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:
    The incumbent must possess the required knowledge, abilities and skills to be able to explain and demonstrate with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed to meet the following requirements:
    • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with seamless attention to detail
    • Very strong interpersonal skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proactive approach to problem-solving
    • Proven ability to perform professionally including, but not limited to, maintaining confidentiality, handling confidential information with discretion, being adaptable to handle various competing demands and demonstrating the highest level of service delivery and responsiveness to a variety of stakeholders
    • Ability to physically arrange tables and chairs for meetings
    • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of insurability

    Other Requirements:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Proficiency operating standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines
    • Experience with grant management software (Foundant or similar) is preferred, but not required
    • Experience with BoardVantage MeetX Board Portal or similar product is preferred, but not required

  • Posted 05/16/2017

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required, with a minimum of five years’ experience providing executive-level administrative support.

  • How to Apply

    Send a cover letter and resume to Applications accepted until position is filled.