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Executive Director
Job Description

Manna Project is looking for our next visionary Executive Director to set a path for growth and achieve our vision of creating communities of young leaders that help break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities around the world. MPI has continuously grown and evolved its impact over the past 13 years through creative partnerships, award-winning programs and initiatives, and increasingly diverse sources of funding. In 2017-2018, we hope to launch the next phase of our organization’s growth and trajectory.

The Executive Director (ED) serves as the key management leader of Manna Project International and works closely with the Board of Directors to execute the organization’s vision and mission, set and manage the organizational budget, support and oversee programmatic and operational staff, and build and develop relationships with key stakeholder groups and individuals.  Other duties include fundraising, marketing, and volunteer recruitment.

General Responsibilities:

The Executive Director’s daily responsibilities include any and all tasks necessary to maintaining and improving the operations of the organization, including but not limited to:

  1. Financial Performance and Viability: The ED develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. The ED is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s annual budget with input from staff and the board , and is responsible for developing and overseeing a fundraising strategy. The ED identifies and cultivates relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals and community organizations, and solicits major and planned gifts.

  2. Organization Mission and Strategy: The ED works with the Board and Country Directors to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. The ED is responsible for building and fostering programmatic, organizational, and financial partnerships with stakeholder organizations and individuals.  This includes developing and overseeing a volunteer recruitment strategy.

  3. Organizational Operations: The ED oversees the day-to-day operations of MPI. The ED is responsible for direct oversight of one administrative staff member based in the US as well as the Country Directors for the Nicaragua and Ecuador sites.  The ED manages and coordinates volunteer and professional relationships in support of the organization’s mission.

  4. Board Governance: The ED works with the board in order to fulfill the organizational mission. The ED is responsible for reporting to and communicating regularly with the Board of Directors.

Occasional travel will be required for the ED position.

 

Required Skills/Experience/Training:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required; Master’s preferred

  • 4 or more years of management experience in a voluntary sector organization

  • A visionary mind and an entrepreneurial initiative with a passion for international development

  • A willingness to commit and contribute to MPI’s collaborative, community-based, holistic approach to community development

  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness

  • A proven ability to work remotely efficiently and effectively

  • Competence with Quickbooks, G Suite, Bloomerang (or other similar CRM  database), Skype, Squarespace (or similar web editing platform), and social media

  • Proven track record of raising funds to support an organization’s mission, including grant writing

  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based programming

  • A strong ability to multi-task and balance short- and long-term goals

  • Experience with budgeting and managing organizational finances

  • Ability to develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities for growth

  • Experience managing a team of individuals toward a complex goal or vision

  • Experience owning and being accountable for a project which successfully achieved predefined results

  • Personal experience as an international volunteer preferred

  • Spanish proficiency highly preferred

 

Additional Information:

Salary:  $48,000-$55,000 based on qualifications with potential for salary increase depending on organizational growth

Start Date:  Summer 2017

Location: Remote. The successful candidate must be comfortable working remotely, with the ability to lead organizational operations with limited in-person interaction.

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing your fit with MPI and with this position to jobs@mannaproject.org.

Please Note: Only short-listed applicants will be notified.