Job Posting

FEATURED - Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development


Hallie Q. Brown Community Center | St. Paul, MN
Salary Range: $85,000 - $80,000

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting growth, and developing community leadership. We are currently seeking a Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development who will manage and execute all philanthropic programs, communications, and fundraising efforts. The position will develop and execute a comprehensive fund development strategy to sustain and grow revenues from all constituents including individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Salary Range: $85,000 - $95,000 annually
11 Paid Holidays and accrued paid time off
Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability and retirement plan
Automatic enrollment in retirement savings plan and a matching contribution
Paid parental leave for eligible employees

Development and Fundraising:
Act as member of the leadership team to advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of Hallie Q. Brown.
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Associate Director to develop and implement the organization’s financial strategy.
Engage programs and departments in fundraising to enhance the culture of philanthropy across the organization.
Serve as an expert resource on fundraising for the organization’s staff and strategic partners.
Serve as an exemplary advocate for Hallie Q. Brown in the community, with local leaders, religious organizations, business and corporate partnerships, and other leaders, and build relationships that closely link the community with the organization.
Keep up to date on current fundraising, marketing and public relations programs, practices, and procedures in the nonprofit sector; ensure the Development Department operates in a manner consistent with all relevant standards.
Solicit donations, establish new contacts for development, and maintain relationships with current donors to ensure continued support.
Develop recommendations for prospective grants, individual donations, and strategic partnerships for delegation to direct reports.
Develop recommendations for annual fundraising and partnership goals.
Establish new partnerships for the growth of resource development.
Create development strategy to solicit and maintain donors primarily at the Corporate and Foundation level; meet a specified budget of secured funds to be communicated annually.

Agency Support:
Actively and positively contribute to the mission and work environment.
Operate according to HQB values:
All are equal. All are welcome.
Check your ego at the door.
Help and respect every team member.
Fix problems, then prevent them.
Everyone owns the outcome.
Professionally represent the organization to internal and external stakeholders.
Foster an inclusive, safe and productive environment.
Recognize people as valuable assets.
Contribute time and talents to daily work and HQB / community experiences.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manage employee and team performance, including training, communicating job expectations, coaching employees, supporting professional development aspirations, and investigating performance concerns as needed.
Manage the hiring process for positions within team, including developing job descriptions, conducting interviews and creating selection committees when needed.
Manage and ensure effective employee relations to create an ethical, inclusive, non-discriminatory, and safe work environment.
Establish and maintain effective communication lines/methods to ensure open team communication.
Process personnel changes, resignations, terminations, and execution of layoffs in partnership with HR Consultant.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or demonstrably equivalent knowledge gained through alternative courses of study and life experience.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a development role.
Interest in the human services nonprofit sector required; experience working in a nonprofit setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Rondo community knowledge desired.
Understanding of target audiences and key messaging.
Exceptional project management and administrative support skills.
Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills.
Social media savvy.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours to support events.
Ability to think strategically to regularly anticipate and solve problems.
Willingness to learn a variety of tasks; possession of excellent communication skills, a thorough understanding of nonprofit practices, a serious work ethic, and a desire to work in a team-orientated environment.
Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
Skilled in conflict management.
Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to travel to sites within 15-mile radius of the office.
A commitment to the mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center.
Knowledge and experience working with culturally and racially diverse populations in many different socio-economic conditions.

Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet Hallie Q. Brown’s driving record requirements. Please note that if the license was not issued in the state of Minnesota, you have 60 days after becoming a Minnesota resident in which to apply for your Minnesota driver's license or permit.

Founded in 1929, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. is an African American, nonprofit social services agency committed to serving the needs of community members of all ages, abilities, races, cultures and economic levels in the Summit-University neighborhood and greater Twin Cities area. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership. Over the years, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. has evolved from an independent human services provider to a multi-service center, and is the administrative body of the Martin Luther King Service Center, which houses our partners offering specialized services and programs., including Project Cheer, Prepare + Prosper, the St. Paul Branch of the NAACP, the African American Leadership Council, and the nationally recognized Penumbra Theatre Company. We are committed to building partnerships and providing services designed to reflect the needs and character of the Summit-University community.

Please go to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center job board to apply through our online applicant tracking system.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials. You may also be contacted by a MACC employee to conduct or schedule an interview.