Minnesota Literacy Council
Seeking individual for full-time Associate Director. This position manages the overall day-to-day administrative
operations for the literacy council including human resources, facilities, finance, and technology, and provides
key leadership both within the agency and externally. The Associate Director participates as a member of the
leadership team and also contributes to initiatives such as new business development and strategic planning.
This position collaborates closely with the Executive Director to ensure organizational excellence across all
functions and serves as acting Executive Director in his absence.
Specific responsibilities for the Associate Director include, but are not limited to:
Human Resources: Primary responsibility for human resources functions including recruitment and staffing,
compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance assessment, employee training, legal compliance, and
policies and procedures. Together with Operations Coordinator, ensure efficient and accurate record-keeping and
documentation for HR function. Manage meeting schedules for routine staff and management team meetings and
staff recognition events. Administer HR committee of board.
Facilities: Primary responsibility for leases at six properties and managing relationships with building management.
Together with Operations Coordinator, oversee cleaning contracts and procurement of supplies and equipment.
Assist staff in trouble-shooting any concerns that arise.
Financial Management & Accounting: Oversee finance department and ensure that routine financial reporting and
information flows efficiently throughout organization. Provide leadership in development of improved information
streams throughout agency such as dashboard reporting.
Technology: Oversee technology department which manages staff computers, learning lab computers, and
technology-related contracts, such as phone and data. Provide leadership for special projects as needed, such as
current database replacement initiative.
New Business Development: In collaboration with Executive Director and various working groups, help guide the
direction and development of new business initiatives.
Supervision and Communication: Supervise Operations Coordinator, Finance Manager and Technology
Administrator. Ensure routine communication with all direct reports and across administrative team; ensure
communication between administrative functions and all other staff.
Leadership: Collaborate closely with other members of leadership team. Assist Executive Director with internal
communication and external relations as needed.
Other: Attend other meetings as requested, assist with special projects, other duties as assigned.
Qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public administration or related field; Master’s degree in one of the
above fields or MBA is strongly preferred.
8-10 years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience required (including supervisory
experience), with demonstrated success in managing multiple administrative functions.
Minimum 2-3 years of experience specifically in human resources with budget responsibilities and/or in financial
management with human resources responsibilities; prior experience in nonprofits strongly preferred.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated success in collaborating with individuals at all
levels of an organization and developing and delivering clear messages. Previous experience with public speaking
and delivering training.
Previous experience in developing systems and processes that successfully extend across various programs or
sites, particularly in multi-program settings.
Adept at goal-setting and routine monitoring of outcomes. Demonstrated success in the areas of motivating teams,
achieving timely outcomes and program evaluation.
Computer proficiency in an MS Office environment and solid understanding of databases.
Previous leadership training or certification a plus.
Strong interest in literacy and social causes.
Ability to work varying hours required by position. Reliable transportation and cell phone required (reimbursement
To apply, please email cover letter and resume by Friday, May 25 to:
The Minnesota Literacy Council is an affirmative action /equal opportunity employer.