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General Information


Job title: Executive Director
Job location: St Louis Park, MN 55426 United States
Requisition code: CAPSH-ED
Date posted: 03/28/14
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Job Classification

Job Category:Executive Director / CEO

Job Description

Job description:
Community Action agencies have been operating in the United States since 1964, when they were created through Economic Opportunity legislation to fight the war on poverty. Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) works to improve the lives of low-income people through energy assistance, home ownership and renters’ assistance, legal services, and employment and financial counseling. CAPSH’s Planning & Development Center provides technical, operational, and strategic planning support to local community grass-roots organizations, helping them develop services that are needed in their communities.


CAPSH is seeking a new Executive Director to succeed the current executive, who is retiring after fourteen years of service. The Executive Director reports to the Board and oversees the planning and implementation of the organization’s strategic direction, policies and programs. The Executive Director has ultimate responsibility for generation and allocation of financial resources, including budget development, fundraising, financial management, and compliance with funding-source and other regulatory requirements. The Executive Director is responsible for creating and sustaining a high performing, high quality staff team dedicated to meeting clients’ needs. The Executive Director maintains clear, proactive communications both inside the organization, with board members and staff, and with external stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

Required qualifications include:
• A bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in business administration, public administration, or a related field
• A minimum of five years’ administrative/executive management experience in government, private, or nonprofit organizations
• Experience working with a community-based board
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and public relations
• Demonstrated skill in problem solving, decision making, and priority setting
• Experience with human-service needs assessment, strategic planning, and program evaluation
• Understanding of the needs of and issues related to low income people, including recent immigrants
• Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, and manage the performance of professional staff
• Demonstrated ability to fundraise
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local government rules related to community action programs, as well as understanding of the political process and government relations


The successful candidate will have the ability to adapt the organization’s programs to a changing social and funding environment, to build a compelling case for the organization’s programs, and to facilitate discussion and forge consensus among stakeholders with differing perspectives and political affiliations. The successful candidate will be dedicated to and remain focused on the organization’s mission and will adhere to the highest ethical standards. Business acumen, sound judgment and decision-making ability are key assets for the person in this position.
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