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Executive Director

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter, letters of recommendation, and contact information for references. 

In your cover letter, tell us why community mental health, specifically working with youth in BIPOC communities, matters to you. Additionally, describe your equity journey and how you see your life experiences applying to this position. 

Direct questions and applications to: [email protected].

We’re seeking a leader who wants to move beyond just a job and into a true calling. Could this be you? 

Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a visionary nonprofit executive with experience rooted in community mental health, racial equity and systems change. 

Our next Executive Director will usher our committed board and passionate staff team into a new era of impact where healing, diversity and equity take center stage.

They will excel in communication, collaboration and coaching to bring out the best in the Watercourse team, while also rolling up their sleeves to do the hard, rewarding work of community mental health in Minneapolis schools and at our Bryant Avenue Clinic.

The Watercourse Board of Directors and staff team are eager to invite in a leader who will tend the roots and branches of this well-established organization and collaborate with the staff team to help it grow and flourish.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Job Requirements 

All of the following tasks will require oversight by the Executive Director. Some will be carried out by staff members, and some will be the direct responsibility of the Executive Director. More detail regarding task delineation can be discussed during the interview process.

  • Administrative Oversight: Develop agency policy, coordinate board activities, manage contracts, manage facilities, legal oversight, monitor purchasing and supplies, supervise administrative staff and contractors, manage data, implement emergency protocols and response, facilitate positive agency climate.

  • Financial Oversight: Develop annual budget and facilitate ongoing budget review, manage cash flow, oversee financial records, oversee billing policies and procedures.

  • Human Resource Management: Implement human resources policies, manage job descriptions, recruit and hire staff, oversee general agency orientation, finalize payroll/PTO, oversee staff benefits and unemployment, maintain employee records, manage HR requests, coordinate health insurance and Simple IRA enrollment.

  • Program Development: Conduct community needs assessment, identify and develop new programs, evaluate programs and compliance, assist with clinical/program support.

  • Community Relations: Recruit and steward agency partnerships, oversee outreach, marketing, and agency publications, respond to partner/client concerns.

Fund Development: Oversee fund development goals/planning, identify contract opportunities, manage donor recruitment/development, oversee grant writing and grant management, manage insurance contracts.

Skills/Experience: 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in management, social work, communication, counseling, education, public policy or other related field.
  • 5-10 years in staff leadership position at a nonprofit organization with proven track record, specifically in the areas of financial management, fundraising programs and administration
  • Experience with working with or advocating for children and youth
  • Demonstrated success researching, writing and receiving grants from private, community, and public funding sources
  • Strong belief in and commitment to the mission of WCC, including furthering the organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

Desired Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Master's Degree
  • Trauma-Specific Training
  • Mental Health Counseling Licensure

Understanding of systemic racism, white supremacy, and systems of harm in the mental health field (past and current), and a clear desire to lead organizational learning and change to better serve the needs of the Minneapolis BIPOC community

History of leadership in community involvement and advocacy in an urban context

Collaborative and engaging leadership style with demonstrated success in maintaining long-term partnerships with community organizations

Relational approach to management with an ability to mindfully listen and partner with staff to respond to agency needs

Ability to address and manage conflict and solve problems

Creative, imaginative problem solver, eager to develop new ways of delivering services

A visionary leader to prevent the health and growth of the organization

Bold, courageous and action-oriented approach

Experience or training in performance coaching or counseling

Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex information

Experience in or willingness to learn wellness modalities and promote the health and wellbeing of staff, board, and stakeholders as part of Watercourse's organizational culture

Demonstrated success engaging the skills and wisdom of board members to maximize organizational potential

 

Compensation/Benefits: 

Salary $80,000- 100,000/year; commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package. 

How to Apply: 

To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter, letters of recommendation, and contact information for references. 

In your cover letter, tell us why community mental health, specifically working with youth in BIPOC communities, matters to you. Additionally, describe your equity journey and how you see your life experiences applying to this position. 

Direct questions and applications to: [email protected].

Organization Info

Watercourse Counseling Center

Overview
Headquarters: 
Minneapolis, MN
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
1999
About Us
Mission: 

Watercourse Counseling Center, is a nonprofit organization established in 1999, with a mission to strengthen our Minneapolis community by supporting people in the journey toward emotional well-being.

We strive to improve community wellness by:
creating equitable access to mental health services,
bringing services into the community (community, office & school-based settings),
building partnerships to address community issues impacted by mental health,
mentoring mental health trainees.

We operate from a fundamental belief in the power of relationship in life and in healing. Our approach relies on collaboration in which each person’s abilities, sense of self, and life experiences are valued and utilized.

Programs: 

Office-based Counseling:

Watercourse Counseling Center operates a community clinic in South Minneapolis. We offer individual, family, and couples counseling for adults and children.

We work with general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, self-care, self-esteem and stress management. We also help clients with addiction and impulse control, parenting and healthy development, relationships, sexuality and sexual orientation, identity, and spiritual connection.

School-based Counseling:

Students and families are significantly more likely to access school-based services than they are to complete a referral to an outside agency. In order to make services accessible to children and families in the community, we partner with Minneapolis Public Schools to operate mental health clinics within 12 schools across South and North Minneapolis. These services are designed to support and enhance education outcomes for students at risk.

Community Outreach:

WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO DIVERSE COMMUNITIES ACROSS MINNEAPOLIS.

We have experienced therapists and counselors who offer:

  • Services in Spanish, Somali, Oromo, and Amharic
  • Parenting & Support groups offered at community locations and our South office
  • Outreach to youth, seniors & immigrant communities
  • Mental Health education & prevention
Why Work For Us?: 

We’re seeking a leader who wants to move beyond just a job and into a true calling. Could this be you? 

Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a visionary nonprofit executive with experience rooted in community mental health, racial equity and systems change. 

Our next Executive Director will usher our committed board and passionate staff team into a new era of impact where healing, diversity and equity take center stage.

They will excel in communication, collaboration and coaching to bring out the best in the Watercourse team, while also rolling up their sleeves to do the hard, rewarding work of community mental health in Minneapolis schools and at our Bryant Avenue Clinic.

The Watercourse Board of Directors and staff team are eager to invite in a leader who will tend the roots and branches of this well-established organization and collaborate with the staff team to help it grow and flourish.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 9 2021
Active Until: 
Jul 8 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Watercourse Counseling Center
industry: 
Nonprofit