Tangletown is Hiring! New Executive Director Position

Executive Director Position Description:

Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA) is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Executive Director to help lead our 11-member board and neighborhood into the future.  TNA is beginning a strategic planning process this summer to ensure that our resources and efforts are aligned with neighborhood priorities.  The Executive Director will participate in visioning along with board members and our Strategic Planning consultant, and oversee execution of our neighborhood’s strategic plan.

This position requires a collaborative approach, including the ability to engage community members and build partnerships with city departments, other neighborhoods, schools, business associations, and groups that align with TNA’s purpose. Strong coordination skills are needed to manage TNA events and volunteers.  Administrative abilities are an essential component of the position.

The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations and reports to the Board of Directors. The position works closely with the officers and members of the Board to clarify the strategic and tactical actions needed to achieve TNA’s vision and goals, organizing and carrying out duties with minimal supervision.

Hours and Wages:  This is a part-time, flexible, contract position, 20-30 hours per week at $25-35/hour depending upon qualifications.

Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Administer all aspects of TNA communications. Develop a communication strategy to maximize effectiveness (e.g. consistency, timing, planning content in advance), and coordinate with TNA board to ensure that communications reflect the vision and goals of the organization.

Communications responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing organization email account (info@tangletown.org)
  • Maintaining and updating website (www.tangletown.org)
  • Planning and drafting content for e-newsletters and social media
  • Coordinating the creation and printing of bi-annual newsletter
  • Organize postcards, flyers, signage, and marketing materials as needed

Initiatives and Events

  • Manage implementation of neighborhood initiatives and events, in collaboration with TNA Board members and volunteers. Current initiatives/events include:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Annual Events (4th of July Festival/Parade, Garage Sale Weekend, Annual Meeting, Lyndale Open Streets)
  • Neighborhood utility box wrap project
  • Ongoing Sustainability Committee initiatives (Raingardens, Adopt-a-Storm Drain)

Future Plans

  • Look for ways to help the organization grow and strengthen in alignment with its Strategic Plan (Strategic Planning will take place during 2017 summer/fall, so priorities have not yet been established)
  • Identify possible partnerships (with community groups, businesses, etc.)
  • Identify and employ creative methods to engage community
  • Build our volunteer community; ensure consistent communication with volunteers and develop creative ways for people to be of service and receive acknowledgement
  • Attend relevant meetings to represent TNA and its initiatives as needed
  • Possibly identify and apply for grants
  • Maintain existing relationships and develop new ones with neighborhood residents, businesses, organizations and city staff. Leverage relationships for the advancement of TNA’s mission and goals.

Board of Directors

  • Develop and maintain systems to support the board in being efficient and effective.
  • Develop annual calendar of board activities that outlines decision making timelines for successful planning and low stress implementation
  • Facilitate board development activities
  • Recruit and engage board members
  • Communicate regularly with board chair (or designee)
  • Determine level of communication for various tasks and topics (may evolve over time)
  • Submit monthly report; items completed the prior month and planned for upcoming month
  • Prepare materials for and attend monthly TNA Board meetings (3rd Mondays, 6:30-9:00pm)
  • Work with Board chair to plan agendas, create meeting materials and share meeting information with board members

Operations

  • Maintain Google Suite content and credentials
  • Track budget and spending, in collaboration with Treasurer and other officers
  • Work with board officers and the Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department to update contracts with the City (we are planning to significantly reorganize funds following Strategic Planning)
  • Ensure annual reporting requirements are met
  • Manage day to day administrative tasks (schedule meetings, follow up with board members, volunteers and vendors, develop ways to enable ease and transparency).

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (writing samples requested)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently, self-start and follow through with minimal supervision
  • Ability to navigate complex information and requests
  • Ability to understand and assist in managing TNA funds
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain important relationships
  • Familiarity with basic computer software and major social media platforms
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally, and to work some weekends and evenings
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, use stairs, and stand for extended periods

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with contract management
  • Experience with Google Drive and WordPress
  • Experience with neighborhood organizations

To Apply:

Please submit your application along with professional references, and 2-3 writing samples (newsletters, website content, etc) to president@tangletown.org.  We will begin reviewing applications July 3rd, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.