Director — Baltimore

MAY 10, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD

Seedco is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York that advances economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need, and an affiliate of The Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offering the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment.

The Director of our Baltimore Office will be a member of Seedco’s Senior Management Staff and will report to the Managing Director. The Director supervises all staff and activities for Seedco’s Baltimore office, which serves Central Maryland. The Director is responsible for the strategic planning, forecasting, implementation, and evaluation of all Workforce Development and Work and Family Supports programming in the region. With programs in New York, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Connecticut, and Arkansas, Seedco offers a modern work culture and collaborative leadership team with varied backgrounds in the private, nonprofit and government sectors.

The Director also provides oversight of activities performed by program partners and subcontracted service providers. Seedco’s Baltimore programs, described below, utilize a range of program designs, including programs that are entirely operated by Seedco staff as well as program models where Seedco subcontracts or partners with community-based organizations to provide direct services in target communities.

Seedco’s Baltimore programs are supported by both public and private funders, and currently include:

  • EarnBenefits Online (EBO), Seedco’s signature platform that screens individuals for more than 20 benefits (such as SNAP, Medicaid, energy assistance, and others) in one sitting and provides a case management tool for direct service staff
  • SNAP Outreach, Seedco’s program to conduct outreach and application assistance for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) in and around the Baltimore Metro area
  • Training to Work, a DOL-funded program to assist individuals on Work Release with job readiness, training, job placement, and retention services
  • Bridges to Careers, a DOL-funded program serving young adults ages 18-24 years old who have experience engaging with the criminal or juvenile justice systems.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Serve as Seedco’s primary liaison in Central Maryland, participating in relevant workgroups, committees, and other key stakeholder groups;
  2. Provide oversight of services in all Baltimore programs, ensuring the programs meet or exceed performance targets, are financially healthy, and provide quality services;
  3. Participate in and drive Seedco’s business model and mission locally through community and business development activities;
  4. Provide innovative program development and operational ideas and solutions for current and future grants in the Baltimore region;
  5. Provide oversight and direction to program managers and supervisory level staff;
  6. Manage key relationships with government agencies, foundations and other strategic partners/funders;
  7. Bring experience and knowledge serving communities and populations impacted by poverty, underemployment, low levels of educational attainment, and limited connections to public benefits;
  8. If performance or fiscal challenges are identified, work with Seedco leadership to develop and implement corrective action plans;
  9. Coordinate with leadership and compliance staff around internal and external program audits, reviews, and responses;
  10. Coordinate service delivery among all partners, providing capacity-building support, monitoring and ensuring smooth continuous performance;
  11. Support staff in maintaining and organizing documentation related to outcomes achievement, preparing all required reports;
  12. Oversee the development of consistent program tools and materials to be utilized in the programs and review the efficacy and usefulness of these tools in managing to consistent, high quality performance;
  13. Work closely with staff to coordinate services as new initiatives are developed;
  14. Identify, support, and resolve any operational challenges and provide ongoing program development and prospecting; and
  15. Together with Managing Director, undertake external communications with a range of stakeholders, including funders, employers, local officials, service providers and others.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and at least seven years of related work experience required; Master’s Degree preferred
  2. At least 5 years’ experience supervising management level staff
  3. Experience working with local criminal justice system
  4. Experience working with nonprofit organizations, community groups and/or government programs;
  5. Experience with workforce development programs
  6. Experience managing large–scale, performance focused government contracts
  7. Travel is required on at least a quarterly basis, to conferences and multi-site convenings
  8. Strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, time-management and communications skills required
  9. Must be organized, detail oriented and have the ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually
  10. Excellent computer skills and proven facility with data management, process flow, spreadsheet and database tracking systems; familiarity with database structure and management is preferred
  11. Must possess strong leadership qualities
  12. Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and to effectively manage partnerships
  13. Must be able to independently manage multiple projects

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position reports to the Managing Director.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your cover letter and resume to mailto:BaltimoreJobs@seedco.org.

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