The Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO) provides a respectful forum for community involvement and leadership that builds on neighborhood strengths to promote and improve the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood as a fun place to live, work, and play.
SSCO serves Stevens Square-Loring Heights by addressing the issues that make the neighborhood livable: safety, convenience to services, cultural activities, neighborhood attachment, affordable and decent housing, and more. SSCO uses a community–organizing model to involve neighborhood residents in the decisions that impact their neighborhood, and is governed by an all-volunteer, community-elected Board of Directors.
SSCO staff includes an executive director (responsible for housing and commercial development and arts programs, in addition to administrative/executive responsibilities), and a part-time safety coordinator (responsible for community safety and outreach activities). SSCO brings on part-time organizers and interns during the spring/summer season to assist in the implementation of arts and gardening activities.
This is a full time regular employee position.
Hours are largely flexible, but some evening and weekend hours are required for attending meetings and events.
Some work may be performed off-site.
Compensation: $25 per hour gross pay.
- Board & Committee Management:
- Work with the Executive Committee to prepare monthly Board meeting agendas and produce meeting minutes.
- Serve as staff support for monthly Board meetings, compiling, and sending Board Packet prior to meeting, and producing meeting minutes.
- Serve as staff support for monthly Neighborhood Development & Events, providing meeting minutes.
- Oversee the development of, and adherence to, the organization’s annual strategic plan and work plans, as implemented by the Board of Directors and committees.
- Assist with coordinating quarterly Community Member meetings.
- Oversee staff supporting other committees, and SSCO activities.
- Produce community-building events throughout the year with staff and volunteer support; i.e. spring event, fall event.
- Produce the annual community-building Red Hot Art Festival in Stevens Square Park, communicating with Minneapolis Park Board, and coordinating with SSCO’s Outreach and Events coordinator, and Safety coordinator, along with and volunteer support.
- Assist with administration related to Greening Programs: Community Gardening, Farmer’s Market, and Trash Pick-Up programs.
- Other programs as determined by the Board of Directors.
- Work with bookkeeper/accountant as contracted by the Board of Directors to ensure books are maintained, reports are provided, payment requests are prepared, and filings are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion.
- Pay bills and prepare checks as necessary.
- Ensure deposits.
- Execute bi-weekly payroll through online payroll processor.
- With Board Treasurer, lead budgeting processes.
- Work with staff to prepare and execute a strategic communications plan.
- Prioritize the organization’s response to emails, phone calls, and other requests from neighborhood stakeholders, taking action when warranted.
- Oversee three part-time staff (plus volunteers), fulfilling HR duties as necessary
- Conduct annual performance reviews and help build employees’ professional development work plans.
- Fundraising & Grant-Writing
- Lead grant-seeking and -writing activities to support the organization’s basic needs and any additional activities aligned with the organization’s long-range strategic direction.
- Cultivate individual donations through annual fund and major donor fundraising activities, and work with the committees of SSCO to coordinate these efforts.
- Ensure effective tracking and timely acknowledgment (thank you letters) of donations with support from the Engagement Coordinator.
- Ensure compliance with all legal and contractual requirements, internal policies, and reporting standards.
- Maintain appropriate insurance for board and employee operations.
- Attend to maintaining office, facility, technology, and other infrastructure needs as they arise.
- Ensure effective and transparent financial management of the organization.
- Other duties as assigned
- Significant experience in leadership within the nonprofit or government sector(s), especially with a volunteer Board of Directors.
- Results-oriented collaborative project management skills consistent with the needs of a volunteer-driven organization.
- Demonstrated experience with diverse constituents (race, age, gender, income level, ability) and ability to apply an equity lens to work.
- Firm grounding in nonprofit finance.
- Training and/or experience in facilitation techniques and community-based planning.
- Flexible schedule to accommodate work during some evenings and weekends.
- Fundraising skills, including individual donor cultivation and grant writing.
- Comfort with public speaking.
- Facility with online accounting software (Quickbooks Online), and the Google product suite (Google for Nonprofits), and/or ability to quickly learn new technologies.
- Comfortable with use of powerpoint or other graphic software to convey ideas to the community and the board as needed.
- Experience with neighborhood organizations and local government, especially in Minneapolis.
- Experience and excitement for small organizations in moments of big change.
- Fluency with Spanish or Somali language.
Position open until filled.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.