Executive Director Job Announcement – 2021

Application Deadline July 16, 2021

MGS Executive Director Job Announcement 2021

The Minnesota Gerontological Society, founded in 1976, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge research and practice in the field of aging with an emphasis on developing and supporting tomorrow’s leaders. The Executive Director, responsible to and working collaboratively with the Board of Directors, has duties that include overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring operational effectiveness to meet organizational goals, championing a positive narrative for aging, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring overall organizational strength.

Responsibilities and Duties

Board Administration and Support

  1. Advise and inform Board members and its committees regarding the best practices for operation and administration of the Board.
  2. With the President, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
  3. Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives.

Program, Service Delivery, Member Services and Marketing

  1. Oversee the design, promotion, and delivery of programs, products and services.
  2. Develop and implement effective marketing strategies.
  3. Oversee member services and promotions.
  4. Manage the MGS website.

Operations, Financial Management and Sustainability

  1. Develop and recommend a yearly budget for Board approval.
  2. Prudently manage MGS’s resources to assure fiscal sustainability.
  3. Seek new/expanded funding sources and sponsorships.
  4. Be responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of all contracts, financial documents and binding agreements, within procedures approved by the Board.
  5. Recruit and supervise independent contractors, volunteers and interns for program and administrative implementation.

Public Relations

  1. Develop and maintain relationships across the state with members, professionals and providers in fields related to gerontology and aging services.
  2. Represent MGS through memberships in related professional groups and service on appropriate community committees.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Experience in and knowledge of the field of aging. The ideal candidate will have both knowledge and experience in older adult services in Minnesota as well as nationally. Preferred: secondary or advanced degree in relevant field including but not limited to public administration, business, law, social work or gerontology.
  2. Demonstrated skills in collaboration, networking, relationship building and collective action.
  3. Previous experience in a leadership role; preferred: experience working with a Board of Directors.
  4. Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans.
  6. Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation, budget planning and financial management.
  7. Strong computer, verbal and written communication skills.

Type of Position, Application Process, and Start Date

This is a virtual work from home position. MGS does not provide office space, equipment, or benefits. The Executive Director position serves as an Independent Contractor and is responsible to provide their own office, equipment, internet connectivity, and materials necessary to perform the above duties. The position is anticipated to average 25 hours per week. The compensation range is $40 – $50,000 depending on the candidate’s experience.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to info@mngero.org.

Application deadline: July 16, 2021.

The position is projected to begin September 13, 2021.

Questions can be addressed to MGS President Pam Zimmerman, pzimmerman@accord.org, (651) 470-9150.

Supporting Information

  1. MGS Website
  2. MGS Board of Directors and Staff
  3. MGS Organizational Chart and Committees
  4. MGS Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Plan, Financials
  5. MGS Monthly Webinars
  6. MGS 2021 Conference