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  • Executive Director

  • Community Foundation of East Mississippi

  • Job Description: Job Qualifications: Three to five years’ experience in management and leadership, non-profit
    organization preferred; emphasis on planning, development and fundraising. Demonstrated
    accomplishments in working with board, staff and clients toward shared goals. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; disciplined self-starter, able to establish and meet goals and deadlines. Passionate about community betterment, able to see the large picture and integrate with personal, civic, corporate and governmental entities and resources. Demonstrate understanding of business principles, regulations and taxation applied to non-profit enterprises and donors.

    Background and Responsibilities: The Community Foundation of East Mississippi is a nonprofit foundation, created by and for the people of East Mississippi. The Foundation assists donors in establishing both permanent and temporary funds that reflect philanthropic interests and needs which will make a positive impact on our community.
    The Executive Director is a key role in the success of the organization and is responsible for development and growth of the Foundation. The position also includes working with and growing the funds of the Foundation which includes all types of charitable funds including endowments, program, donor-advised, agency and more. A key goal of the Foundation and the ED is the raising of contributions to endow the operating fund of the Foundation, thereby allowing all other charitable resources of the Foundation to go directly to specific community needs.
    The ED duties will include hiring, supporting and evaluating staff; working with the Board of Directors to develop and execute strategic plans; executing and operating within policies, procedures and budgets approved by the board; and oversight of the compliance of the Foundation. The Foundation has an experienced Office Manager and accountant (CPA); the ED will oversee operational activities and assist on an as-needed basis.

    Open until position is filled.

  • Posted November 20, 2017

  • Undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university, graduate degree preferred.

  • How to Apply

    Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Kim Waters, Chairperson Community Foundation of East Mississippi P. O. Box 865 Meridian, MS 39302-0865 or email to: office@cfem.org

  • College Access and Experiential Learning

  • Sunflower County Freedom Project

  • Job Description: DESCRIPTION:
    The College Access and Experiential Learning (DCAEL) is the backbone of all logistics and college planning at the SCFP. They work with students to research,
    plan and execute their college plan. The DCAEL also plans all of our summer and school year trips.
    • Direct our CHaSO (College, High School, and Summer Opportunities) program which will include: planning and executing instruction on topics dealing with the college process, supporting seniors through the college process, helping underclassmen apply to summer opportunities, and supporting students who want to apply for special high school like the Mississippi School of Math and Science.
    • Provide individual tutoring and study session supervision for Freedom Fellows, Monday through Thursday.
    • Manage and create drama programming including producing and directing our annual spring play, scheduling all performances, and teaching a weekly drama class.
    • Plan and teach enrichment classes including fitness and one additional club (programmatic duties to be based on the skill-set of our team.)
    • Plan and execute all educational travel including college visits, our annual Thanksgiving and Spring Break trip, and civil rights travel during our Freedom Summer Programming.
    • Develop and lead Saturday School programming, which should take place at least three Saturdays out of each month.
    • Manage communications for the SCFP including our Facebook page and monthly e-blasts
    • Manage one Americorps*VISTA member
    • Drive 15-passenger vans for daily student pick-ups and on extended trips.

    DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:
    • A dedicated team member open with the ability to work independently within a small team
    • Experience working with kids (twelve to eighteen years of age)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Flexible, willing to work long and/or irregular hours; can work well in less-structured environments
    • Receptive to critical feedback and purposeful about implementing solutions
    • Organized; able to track student achievement data and make decisions based on data
    • Teaching experience preferred, work experience in the Mississippi Delta preferred

    COMPENSATION:
    The Sunflower County Freedom Project offers a compensation package that is commensurate with credentials and
    experience. We offer competitive health care benefits to all full-time staff members.

  • Posted December 19, 2018

  • How to Apply

    Candidates should email their resume and cover letter to scfreedomproject@gmail.com by February 1, 2018. Applicant review will be rolling. Candidates must be willing to join by June 1, 2018 with suggested shadowing in Spring 2018.

  • scfreedomproject@gmail.com

  • Director of Literary Programming

  • Sunflower County Freedom Project

  • Job Description: DESCRIPTION:
    The Director of Literary Programming (DLP) is the backbone of all academic programming at the SCFP. He/She teaches our novel studies classes, leads our literary magazine project and enriches our student’s lives through texts and experiences.
    • Through research into young adult text and pedagogy our DLP will develop and teach a twice-weekly novel studies course for our middle school students.
    • Through research into current literature and college-level academics, our DLP will develop and teach a once-weekly novel studies course for our high school students.
    • Provide individual tutoring and study session supervision for Freedom Fellows, Monday through Thursday.
    • Develop individual interventions for struggling readers.
    • Plan and teach enrichment classes including, including but not limited to literary magazine, one club (programmatic duties to be based on the skill-set of our team), and all sections of the ACT prep programming.
    • Manage and organize the SCFP Library including the intake of donated books, developing library programming and increasing student use.
    • Organize our independent reading program; develop incentive programs and student recognition.
    • Track and analyze all student educational data including Novel Studies projects, ACT scores, and state testing data.
    • Develop and lead text-base discussions during our educational travel, to support and extend student learning through experience.
    • Develop and lead programming for Saturday school, which should take place at least three Saturdays out of each month.
    • Mentor the 11th and 12th grade Freedom Fellows and provide guidance for the college enrollment process with an emphasis on essay writing.
    • Execute one fundraiser for novel studies support using our online platforms.
    • Drive a 15-passenger van for daily pick-ups and extended trips.

    DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:
    • Must have a passion for books and a deep understanding of the power of reading
    • A dedicated team member open with the ability to work independently within a small team
    • Experience working with students (twelve to eighteen years of age)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Flexible, willing to work long and/or irregular hours; can work well in less-structured environments
    • Receptive to critical feedback and purposeful about implementing solutions
    • Organized; able to track student achievement data and make decisions based on data
    • Reading/Writing teaching experience preferred, work experience in the Mississippi Delta preferred

    COMPENSATION:
    The Sunflower County Freedom Project offers a compensation package that is commensurate with credentials and experience. We offer competitive health care benefits to all full-time staff members.

  • Posted December 19, 2018

  • How to Apply

    Candidates should email their resume and cover letter to scfreedomproject@gmail.com by February 1, 2018. Candidates must be willing to join by June 1, 2018 with suggested shadowing in Spring 2018.

  • scfreedomproject@gmail.com

  • Executive Director

  • Kosciusko Attala Partnership (KAP)

  • Job Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Kosciusko
    Attala Partnership (KAP) in pursuit of KAP’s mission, goals, and objectives toward both community and economic development as established by the Board of Directors. This includes maintaining accurate fiscal accountability; hiring, supervising, and evaluating personnel; ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, funding requirements, policies, and procedures; developing resources to carry out the work of KAP; and representing KAP effectively to the public, funding sources, member
    agencies, and other key constituencies.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Administration
     Administer programs and services of KAP in accordance with policies established by the Board;
    Develop and implement procedures consistent with policies, funding source requirements, and
    KAP’s strategic plan
     Provide administrative support, information, and reports to the Board and its committees to
    facilitate effective Board action.
     Coordinate orientation and training activities for the Board
     Develop and maintain good working relationships with KAP’s partners. Determine and
    recommend to the Board appropriate, applicable initiatives and programs for Board adoption.
     Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, funding requirements, assurances,
    policies, and procedures.
     Oversee the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of KAP’s
    programs and activities; Provide leadership in organizational development, including both short
    & long term strategic planning.
     Manages staff to ensure programs and activities are meeting KAP’s goals and objectives while
    adhering to KAP’s policies and procedures.
     Oversee facilities and equipment are adequate to provide services, considering cleanliness,
    safety, appearance, cost effective operation.

    Financial Management
     Draft the annual budget, program/project/committee budgets
     Coordinate annual audit activities
     Approve expenditures and ensure that all purchases are made in accordance with policies and
    procedures
     Prepare and submit monthly financial reports to the Board in a timely manner
     Oversee all resource developments of MFN, including grant applications, contract and fund
    raising activities
     Make and maintain contact with current and potential major funding sources and major donors
    Communications
     Represent KAP as its chief spokesperson
     Effectively maintains the KAP newsletter and social media sites
     Oversee KAP public relations activities
     Oversee the preparation of KAP’s annual report
    Personnel
     Recommend hiring (recommend dismissal) of all subordinate staff to the KAP Board
     Conduct new staff orientation; provide ongoing opportunities for staff development and training
     Conduct staff meetings on a regular basis
     Promote an environment of teamwork throughout the organization
    Community Development
     Effectively supports the Community Development Committee to ensure it functions as outlined
    by the Board of Directors
     Assists in achievement of goals set forth by the Community Development Committee
    Economic Development
     Effectively supports the Economic Development Committee to ensure it functions as outlined by
    the Board of Directors
     Assists in achievement of goals set forth by the Economic Development Committee
    Other Duties
     Attend all required meetings, training, and conferences
     Perform other job‐related duties as deemed necessary or as assigned by the Board
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
     Directly supervise and evaluate all staff of the KAP

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job satisfactorily, an employee must be able to perform each essential duty in a professional and ethical manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions.
    Education and Experience
     Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience; or more than six years’ experience and/or
    training related to the job duties; or equivalent combination of education, training, and
    experience
    Language Skills
     Ability to write reports and correspondence; read, analyze, and interpret business articles,
    professional journals, and governmental regulations; and ability to speak effectively to groups of
    customers, board members, or general public
    Mathematical Skills
     Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, fractions, percentages, and
    rates; Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs, pie charts, etc.
    Reasoning Ability
     Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions, and take appropriate
    action
    Physical Demands of the Job
     While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use
    hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
    crouch, or bend; and talk or hear; The employee occasionally must lift and/or move up to 40
    pounds
    Work Environment
     While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is exposed to wet or humid
    conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold or heat; general
    outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock; The noise level in the work environment
    is moderate

  • Posted January 4, 2018

  • How to Apply

    *RESUMES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL (tim.cook@iveymechanical.com) or BY MAIL: Tim Cook, 134 W. Washington St. Kosciusko, MS 39090

  • Contact: Tim Cook

  • tim.cook@iveymechanical.com