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Americorps VISTA Community Outreach Specialist
MS Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy
Position Description
A VISTA Community Outreach Specialist volunteer will help MS nonprofits enhance and increase their capacity to serve their communities.
Program Description:  The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy’s mission is to serve, build capacity, and foster collaboration in Mississippi’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities.  The MS Poverty Reduction Through Needs Assessment/Asset Mapping VISTA project seeks to identify, assess, and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations serving the needs of communities throughout the 82 counties in Mississippi, helping the nonprofit and philanthropic sector benefit un-served and under-served individuals, families, and children to bring them out of poverty, increase their education levels, enhance their economic well-being and stability, and ultimately strengthen the communities in which they live.  Six (6) VISTA volunteers contribute to the goals of the project over the course of one to three years by conducting surveys, telephone interviews, and site visits with nonprofits and community organizations to gather data about needs, identify gaps and challenges, and document resources and available (assets); researching best practices to eliminate and/or alleviate poverty; and conducting community conversations related to best practices.

Executive Director

Downtown Natchez Alliance
ARE YOU THE ONE?
Make your mark on history in Natchez! This exciting opportunity is for an experienced downtown revitalization professional with a passion for urban placemaking, city planning, community development, economic development, architecture/design, and historic preservation. Through creative revitalization strategies and best practices, DNA’s executive director will influence the present and future of a famously historic town, synthesizing competing needs into solutions that improve the quality of life for everyone. The successful candidate will be a visible leader on the forefront of change in the business, cultural, and civic communities, effectively representing Downtown Natchez to a broad number of important constituencies at the local, state, and national levels.

Ecosystem Coordinator

Accelerate Mississippi

Deadline to apply is 5:00 PM CST on Friday, May 27th, 2022. AccelerateMS will review applications received by this initial deadline and will periodically review later applications as necessary to identify candidates for positions across the state.

An Ecosystem Coordinator is an energetic, mission-driven, self-directed individual who oversees and
coordinates projects in one (1) of the eight (8) regional Office of Workforce Development
(AccelerateMS) ecosystems to meet office goals resulting in productive outcomes for the state of
Mississippi. The main duties include support of local economic and community development activities
related to workforce development and coordination with the local WIOA Workforce Development
Area to meet the desired mission of connecting and preparing more Mississippians for high-quality
careers through partnerships with educational and training entities, economic developers,
communities, governmental agencies, and non-profit partners.

Director of Grants and Special Projects

The Mississippi Main Street Association

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) is seeking a full-time Director of Grants and Special Projects to provide leadership and coordination for the development, writing, administration, management, and implementation of projects, grants, and other funds for MMSA. 
Senior Program Analyst
Center for the Study of Social Policy

Title: Senior Program Analyst
Classification: Full time, Salaried
Salary: $65,000 to $90,000 (7-15 years of experience). Salary for the candidate selected will be within the range listed here, depending on the level of experience.
Location: Remote, with a preference to be in the Washington, DC area

CSSP seeks a Senior Program Analyst in our DC office (working virtually, with a preference to be in the Washington, DC area) to support our capacity building and leadership development work to advance racial justice as a member of the Capacity Building and Leadership Team.
Director of College Access
Woodward Hines Education Foundation
Following the retirement of long-time leader Ann Hendrick, WHEF now seeks a dynamic and engaged Director of College Access (Director) to lead the program to the next stage of its evolution. Reporting directly to WHEF President Jim McHale, the Director oversees and supports WHEF’s college access program portfolio by developing, implementing, and leading college access outreach services that educate, assist with planning and financial support to increase the number of Mississippians that attend college.
A key member of the programming leadership team, the Director collaborates with the WHEF President, Program Officer, and Director of Communications and plays a core role in developing and implementing college access program strategies and activities for the Foundation. The Director will also join us at pivotal moment in WHEF’s history—we are currently refreshing our strategic plan for the next five years and the Director will have a unique opportunity to engage in this process and help shape the next phase of our evolution.

Executive Director

MS-NAACP

The Executive Director of the Mississippi State Conference NAACP, headquartered in Jackson, MS, will report directly to the State President. The Executive Director is responsible for organizing and coordinating the day-to-day operations and procedures of the State Office to carry out the mission of the organization. This includes supervising office staff, managing fund development, maintaining office records, and ensuring the smooth functioning of all office support systems. This vacancy announcement closes at 5 p.m. CDT on March 31, 2022.

Development & Fundraising Associate

Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy

MAJOR FUNCTION:

The Development & Fundraising Associate will be responsible for building an organizational development plan and implementing a robust fundraising program that grows the philanthropic, corporate, special event, and individual donor base. This position offers a tremendous career opportunity for an energetic and organized individual to help grow the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. The Development & Fundraising Associate must be a proven fundraiser with outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, sound judgment, and an ability to build strong relationships with donors while managing multiple projects.

Database Assistant, Part-time

Mississippi Museum of Art

The Database Assistant supports the maintenance and development of the Museum’s CRM software and database and is responsible for records management, data integrity, entering and acknowledging gifts and memberships, and providing reporting detailed analysis to ensure fulfillment of the mission of MMA. This is a grant funded, part-time, four-year position.

Gallery Host, Part-time

Mississippi Museum of Art

A Gallery Host is part of the visitor services team and is responsible for providing a welcoming, safe, and secure environment for Museum guests in accordance with the Museum’s visitor services program. During the exhibition, A Movement in Every Direction – Legacies of the Great Migration, Gallery Hosts will work between 10 and 20 hours a week and are stationed inside the galleries to support the exhibition experience for all who visit. Additionally, they will lead Adult Group tours and will receive special training from curatorial and education staff. Extended periods of standing are required.

 

Visitor and Member Services Associate, Part-time

Mississippi Museum of Art

Visitor and Members Services Associates are responsible for ensuring a welcoming and excellent visitor experience for all Museum visitors and will assist in the maintenance of Museum data. Additionally, they will be responsible for visitor-oriented tasks including management of the visitor services desk, ticket sales, membership sales, answering the main phone line, visitor check-in, and collecting visitor data.

Assistant Director for Visitor and Volunteer Services, Full-Time

Mississippi Museum of Art

The Assistant Director for Visitor and Volunteer Services is an enthusiastic and engaged member of the MMA Development team. This position will ensure the best possible visitor experience for every guest at the Museum. Areas of responsibility include overseeing all Front of House operations, managing the Visitor and Membership services Associates and Gallery Attendants, overseeing MMA’s Volunteer Program, and scheduling adult group tours. This position will coordinate with the Education, Operations, and Curatorial Departments to customize the visitor experience regarding upcoming exhibitions and programs. Other duties will include the maintenance and reporting of attendance data for daily operations, special events, and Museum programs, as well as managing the CRM database.  

Executive Director

Clinton Chamber of Commerce

The Executive Director is the Chief Operational and Administrative Officer of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. The Executive Director reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors and oversees the work of operating committees and the office staff.

Purpose: He/She is responsible to the Board of Directors for the full range of activities—coordination of the Program of Work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteers; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of quarters; long-range planning, and interaction with city, county and state governmental agencies and other area chambers.

Requirement: The Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber is expected to be a resident of the City of Clinton. If the person selected for this position is not a current resident of Clinton, a reasonable amount of time can be negotiated for this person to become a Clinton resident.

Office Manager

Children's Foundation of Mississippi

Position Description

The purpose of this position is to provide support and assistance to the executive director of the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi by carrying out the daily activities of the CFM office.

This position would initially be part-time (.50 FTE) with the potential of developing into full-time and would report directly to the Executive Director.

Project Manager

University of Mississippi Center for Research and Evaluation

Position Description

This position manages department activities, programs, and projects. The incumbent participates in the development and administration of objectives and strategic goals, serves as professional liaison to internal and external constituents, and builds collaborative relationships supporting project activities. The candidate would be allowed to work remotely, preferably from the Jackson, Mississippi area.  Successful candidates may also be required to travel (typically throughout the United States or Mississippi) approximately 10-20% of the time.

Principal Evaluation Associate

University of Mississippi Center for Research and Evaluation

Position Description

The Center for Research Evaluation is an independent evaluation center housed at the University of Mississippi. We work with communities, universities and other mission-focused organizations to lead meaningful evaluations that enhance the impact of their work.

We are recruiting a full-time Principal Evaluation Associate to help lead either our Education or Community change-focused evaluation units within the center.

The Principal Evaluation Associate will develop and lead a program of creative, meaningful evaluation research in their specific content area (i.e., Education and/or Community change). They  will be charged with leading and building out their relevant unit, serving as Principal Investigator on content-relevant evaluations and supervising/supporting the Graduate Assistants, Project Coordinators, Evaluation Associates and Senior Evaluation Associates who serve on their team. The Principal Evaluation Associate will also have responsibilities for business development, with the long-term goal that the Principal Evaluation Associate will lead a self-sustaining unit.

 

Director of Communications and Outreach

Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi seeks an experienced senior staff person to be responsible for all communications efforts of the Foundation. The objective for this position is to
design and seamlessly deliver messaging all internal and external publics of the Foundation. This person works closely with the leadership of the Foundation to develop its vision and strategies
through all aspects of a comprehensive and strategic communications program.

This position is also responsible for outreach and new prospect development, to include an annual support campaign to grow public support for CFM. Position answers to the President and CEO and VP of Growth and Development.

Finance Manager

Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is seeking an experienced person to manage financial and accounting activities of the Foundation. The Finance Manager follows established policies and procedures to ensure accountability and adherence to laws and best practices. The position provides financial and bookkeeping services, prepares necessary financial analyses, income and expense reports, and assists with budgets and reporting.

This position reports to the President and CEO and is the staff liaison for the Finance Committee. In
addition, the position works closely with an outsourced vendor of accounting services to ensure predictable and smooth processes necessary for business operations

Executive Director

Community Foundation of Washington County

The Community Foundation of Washington County seeks an accomplished leader who will provide dynamic, creative and forward-thinking leadership to promote CFWC’s goals, implement the Board-identified policy directives, cultivate charitable giving and shepherd the role of CFWC as an inclusive convener throughout the Delta region. The Executive Director will serve as the key spokesperson and face of CFWC to its grantees, donors, civic and community leaders, and will support Foundation initiatives in philanthropic activities throughout the Delta region. The new Executive Director will have a broad-based mix of experiences to promote philanthropy, including attracting new donors to increase the size and impact of CFWC, developing and deepening durable coalitions, and continuing to advance CFWC’s role in community leadership. The Executive Director will further position the organization to listen to and lift the voices of the broadest cross-section of region’s residents, unifying and engaging all in developing sustainable solutions for their communities.

All applications are held in strict confidence.  We encourage all interested candidates to send their resumes and a letter of interest to tlane@cfwashco.org.

Program Manager

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

JOB PURPOSE:  Provide coordination and leadership support to grant making activities, including the processing and tracking of grants made by the organization; obtaining, maintaining, and analysis of reports; and working both internally with programming areas, and other teams, as well as externally with grantees to provide excellent customer service with an overall focus on moving grant work through the process efficiently and effectively.

WORK LOCATION: Battle Creek, Michigan or Jackson, Mississippi

Director of Programs and Impact

Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi seeks an experienced senior staff person to be responsible for program services and grants management for the Foundation. This person works closely with the leadership of the Foundation to develop its vision and strategies through all aspects of a grants services program. Position answers to the President and CEO, though additional supervision by executive staff may evolve. This position will be a collaborator with grantees and funding partners for system building work. Specifically, the position is responsible for tracking and reporting on all national grants, and for creating a framework for analyzing CFM grantmaking activities and developing impact statements or stories to further the mission of the Foundation.

Community Development Coordinator

Palmer Home for Children

Would you like to work from home and drive a company car to meet with some of the kindest people in the community...all while changing children's lives? Palmer Home for Children is looking for a passionate advocate to be a road warrior, social butterfly, and community organizer to raise vital funds and awareness for children in need. 

Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to jcorely@palmerhome.org.

Sports and Literacy Coach

We Will Go Ministries

We Will Go Ministries is looking for a Sports and Literacy Coach to mentor children and act as a liaison with parents and administrators.

Director, Northeast MS Health Alliance

United Way of Northeast Mississippi

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi is looking for a Health Alliance Director to provide community and organizational leadership related to health and wellness issues affecting our eight-county service area. This position will help develop and oversee our work in this area through strategic collaboration, education, and advocacy efforts.  All communication should go to Patti Parker at patti@unitedwaynems.org.

Executive Director

Keep Jackson Beautiful

Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc. is seeking a full-time executive director to lead the certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to changing attitudes and behavior towards environmental issues such as littering and recycling. Keep Jackson Beautiful programs focus on education, litter reduction, recycling and beautification of Jackson. An ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in one or more areas of nonprofit management, fundraising, advocacy and volunteer program

Applicants should send their resumes to keepjacksonbeautiful@gmail.com or call the number provided.

Vice President of Donor Services

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis seeks a Vice President of Donor Services, who will direct the day-to-day operations of the Donor Services team, with a specific focus on customer service and donor education.

Executive Director

Starkville Area Arts Council

SAAC is actively searching for a new executive director. A position overview and application details are attached. Details can also be found on our website homepage. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with at least three professional references (including contact information) to SAAC Search Committee at arts@starkvillearts.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Resumes will be reviewed starting June 28. Position is open until filled, although an appointment is anticipated by August 1, 2021. For a full overview of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit SAAC's website (www.starkvillearts.net)

Interim Director

Delta Arts Alliance

The Delta Arts Alliance is seeking an Interim Director to oversee planning,
development, and initial implementation of a new strategic plan while maintaining
administrative activities in the transition from current to future strategic goals. The
Interim Director will also help define future staffing and funding needs in line with the
new plan.
Appointment Term: 9 to 12 months
Start date: August 2021
Schedule: Full time salaried, flexible work hours as required
Compensation: Negotiable, commensurate with experience

Chief Program Officer
Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Momentum Nonprofit Partners is seeking to hire a Chief Program Officer (CPO). The
CPO will serve as a key member of Momentum’s leadership team. The CPO will work in
partnership with Momentum’s CEO and COO to design and implement Momentum’s
programs and services and expand outreach and business development efforts. The
CPO will be responsible for building strategic partnerships and developing special
projects and initiatives with external partners.

Americorps Programs Manager

Do you want to help build a game-changing school? Leflore Legacy Academy was unanimously approved by the MS Charter School Authorizer Board in September 2019 and will open in Greenwood, MS to 120 6th grade students in Fall 2020. We will grow one grade level a year until we reach 8th grade in the 2022-23 school year. Leflore Legacy Academy has a passion and desire to offer equitable education options to students in the MS Delta beginning with
Greenwood. We believe every student deserves a top-notch education and simultaneously seek to create
one of the best places to work in the Greenwood area.

Director - Social Science Research Center

Mississippi State University

The Director of the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) has administrative and leadership responsibility for the development and conduct of social science research at the university level and has the obligation and responsibility to oversee and execute the mission of the SSRC.

Assistant Director of Community Engagement - Community Partnerships
University of Mississippi

Our Assistant Director (AD) for Community Partnerships will manage a portfolio of more than 60 community agencies based in the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community.  These partnerships have been established through our Issue Area Roundtables, twice monthly Community-University Collaborative Calls, our Community Chats series, and trainings for partners like our Community University Partnership Series (CUPS) launched last summer.  Our office has hired 7 undergraduate issue area coordinators to work with our local community agencies, particularly as we implement GivePulse on our campus, and the AD for Community Partnerships will manage this diverse team of students for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Additionally, the AD for Community Partnerships will manage and oversee a graduate assistant for community partnerships. In the Fall of 2021, we will establish a Bonner Program at UM as well a Community Engaged Leadership Minor Program. These two programs will provide excellent opportunity to sustain and deepen meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations with students at the center of this work.