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Lyndale Neighborhood Association Seeks Executive Director

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as its Executive Director. This is a full-time position leading LNA's staff team and supporting the volunteer Steering Committee to achieve the community's strategic goals. These goals involve a wide variety of community initiatives in the areas of crime prevention, youth & family, the environment, arts & culture, and inclusive organizing in the Latino and Somali communities.

Compensation: Full-Time. Salary is $37,000 to $42,000 to start, plus benefits.


1. Team Development
  • Supervise and mentor LNA staff team of four to ensure that community goals are being met
  • Assist Steering Committee (Board of Directors) in developing and articulating organization's vision and goals
  • Ensure LNA's core mission of community building

2. Executive Administration
  • Financial management, including developing and monitoring the annual budget
  • Support Steering Committee's monthly meetings and the neighborhood's General Membership meetings
  • Ensure that organization fulfills its legal fiduciary duties and contract administration

3. Promote the Lyndale neighborhood
  • Understand and communicate organization and neighborhood goals both within the Lyndale neighborhood and with Lyndale's external stakeholders
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with other area organizations and agencies (LNDC, area social service providers, city agencies, etc.)
  • Ensure neighborhood communication network works effectively: including the monthly newspaper, website and neighborhood e-list

4. Fundraise
  • Secure resources necessary to meet neighborhood and organizational goals, including grant writing
  • Direct fundraising for organization, including building and maintaining relationships with funders and looking for creative partnerships to achieve joint goals

A competetive candidate will have:
  • A minimum of two years experience with a similarly-sized community-led organization, directing experience preferred
  • Experience managing staff, especially in a team environment
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Experience developing and monitoring annual budgets
  • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population, public agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evening/weekend hours
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience
  • A four-year college degree or equivalent experience
To apply:
Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, three references, and a fundraising writing sample by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8th, 2004 to Executive Director Search Committee, Lyndale Neighborhood Association, 3537 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Please contact Cara Letofsky at 612-824-9402 extension 14 or by e-mail at with any questions. LNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Updated Wednesday, March 7th, 2018


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