Executive Director

AIM of West Central Minnesota
Job Description
Organization Summary:
Advocacy & Inclusion Matter (AIM) is a nonprofit that promotes full inclusion and independent living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing advocacy, education, wellness, and socialization programs.  AIM is located in Willmar, Minnesota. 

Primary Duties:
The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the organization, including Board relations and development, fundraising and financial management, program development and implementation, organizational management, and community and professional leadership development.
Board Governance • Provide vision, leadership, and information needed to facilitate board/staff strategic planning on an ongoing basis • Assist in the recruitment and development and support of Board of Directors and committees
Leadership • Represent AIM to the public and reply to general email, phone, and correspondence queries • Participate and/or act as a leader in the following committees: Community Transitions Interagency Committee (CTIC), Rec and Leisure, and other board committees, community partnerships, and collaborations as needed. • Represent and promote AIM in the Kandiyohi Community through cultivating donors, networking, and building relationships with other community partners • Serve as key spokesperson and disability expert with funders, partners, and community and provide ongoing communication and education regarding constituent needs. • Seek ongoing information to stay abreast in key issues/trends and new developments in the field.
Management • Oversee resource development, including Rose Sale and Fudge Sale • Develop timelines, budgets and overall financial goals • Maintain QuickBooks • Cultivate gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations • Supervise and assist People First coordinator • Provide leadership and support as needed to ensure programs are comprehensive, of high quality and valuable to AIM's constituents. • Ensure office equipment functions and supplies are available • Check mail/bank deposits
Communications • Update and coordinate website activities, social media postings, email marketing contact list • Edit and manage distribution of press releases • Produce and distribute print materials as assigned, including quarterly newsletter • Participate in networking groups
Events • Work with committees and individuals to coordinate the following events: After New Year's Party, Consumer Conference, Spring Dance, Picnic Fun Day, Stingers Night, Fall Festival, Fall Dance, and others as assigned.• Manage registrations, including online registrations. • Design and produce marketing materials for AIM events and activities.
Development • Solicit sponsorship and in-kind donations for Annual Meeting or other events • Draft grant proposals, sponsorship requests, and lead in fundraising activities • Maintain impeccable fundraising and donor records to track donors and support fundraising activities • Maintain standard forms and grant proposal components (e.g., IRS letter, budget, etc) • Manage prompt gift acknowledgments • Maintain grant records, including proposals submitted, acknowledgement of grants, report due dates, and reports.
EXPERIENCE: •A Bachelor's Degree in related field such as community organizing, human resources, special education; three years of related work experience with progressive leadership in a community organization. •Experience with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Experience in public policy/systems change efforts helpful. •Demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders of diverse ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds. •Excellent communication skills and ability to establish working relationships with other organizations, government agencies, community leaders, and the general public. •Experience fundraising and securing foundation and government grants and contracts. •Knowledge of financial, budgetary, and reporting procedures for non-profits. •Experience working with a Board of Directors. •Maintain a high level of personal initiative, be self-driven, results-oriented, and have a positive attitude.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Proven ability to use personal computer and related software including database, web content editor, e-newsletters, word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and social media • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Detail oriented, well organized and able to manage time effectively • Strong knowledge of bookkeeping practice and procedure 
Average hours per week:  32-35
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to:
PO BOX 214
Willmar, MN 56201
Or by email:  contact@arckandi.org
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