CANDO is hiring a new Executive Director!

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)

Executive Director Job Description

Reports To: CANDO Board of Directors, with supervision by the Executive Committee

Hours:          Full-Time (32-40 h/w)

Benefits:      $20-$24/h, Flexible schedule, Generous PTO and Holidays, Medical and Dental     


Position Purpose: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of CANDO and achieving its mission. This includes day-to-day administration of the CANDO office, supporting the staff and Board and maintaining community partnerships. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the following three areas of work;

Organization Development

Strategic planning and Mission Focus

Lead organization in Strategic planning  and maintain mission focus in all aspects to ensure effectiveness, stability and progress in achieving community driven goals.

Fundraising & Grant writing

Secure diverse funding streams through grant writing, individual giving, and earned income.

Programs and  Events

Support existing programs and events including, planning, logistics, outreach, volunteer recruitment and supervision.  Identify, evaluate and develop new opportunities for programs and events.


Work with other organizations, government entities and businesses to connect Central neighbors to resources and opportunities and ensure that residents lead decision making processes in their community.

Community Engagement and Public Relations

Work with staff and leaders to develop and implement community outreach plan that fosters positive relationships and increased engagement of residents and businesses.

Leadership Support and  Development

Board of Directors

Staffing and preparing resources and recommendations for Executive Committee and Board meetings. Supporting board members with orientations, one-to-ones, and training opportunities.

Staff and Contractors

Maintain a great working environment; supervise and support staff, contractors and volunteers by negotiating contracts, providing training and direction, developing work plans, conducting evaluations and ensuring accountability.

Community Leaders

Identifying and providing opportunities to build the capacity and skills of community leader.

Administration and Office Management

Financial Oversight

Work with Treasurer and Administrator to develop budget, oversee financial systems and ensure fiscal health of organization.

Working Space

Work with staff and  building manager to maintain secure, respectful and productive, work spaces and culture. Maintain adequate systems and equipment. Ensure records and files are properly kept.

Policies and Procedures

Work with board and staff to ensure all CANDO policies and procedures are updated and enforced.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience building and maintaining coalitions, partnerships, collaborative relationships and working with culturally diverse communities

  • 1 – 2 years of non profit or program management work

  • 1 – 2 years of Community Engagement experience

  • Strong strategic thinking, planning and group facilitation skills

  • Knowledge of South Minneapolis history and institutions

  • Understanding of board/task force management

  • Direct communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Detail oriented and able to balance a variety of priorities and tasks

  • Adept with current technology and programs

  • Ability to work several week nights per month

  • Understanding of government structures and policies and how they impact residents

  • Experience working with the City of Minneapolis, ideally with the NCR Department

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to by 5pm on April 5, 2019.