Executive Director
Full-Time Executive Director at MORE Empowerment
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Non Profit
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $69,000-$86,000
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Master's Degree

Organization Summary: MORE is a community-based organization empowering people of many races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds to live and work in peace. Through cooperation and a holistic approach to providing services, a multicultural community is built where: Respect, Compassion, Growth, and Creativity are at the forefront of the work completed together. Positive change in the community is created by providing immigrants and refugees with the resources, knowledge and skills they need to create equal opportunity for themselves as new Americans. Last year, MORE served 535 individuals through services from two program areas: Education and Social Services. These services are offered in an environment that is comfortable, welcoming and flexible.

MORE’s Executive Director is the driving force behind MORE's mission by leading the organization towards achieving its goals in adult basic education and social services. The role is pivotal in steering the organization's strategic direction, overseeing operations, and ensuring the realization of its vision. The Executive Director is the key management leader of MORE and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement long-term strategies in line with MORE's mission to provide refugees and immigrants with education and support, helping them achieve economic and social independence today and for generations to come. Collaborate with the Board to set goals, ensuring alignment with organizational values and community needs.

Operational Management: Oversee all aspects of the organization's operations, including program management, staff organization, and adherence to legal and contractual obligations.

Financial Oversight and Development: Manage the organization's budget and financial activities. Innovate fundraising strategies and diversify revenue streams to ensure long-term sustainability.

Community Engagement and Advocacy: Act as a spokesperson, strengthening relationships with partners, media, government, and the community. Advocate for refugees and immigrants, adult basic education, hunger/basic needs, social justice, etc.

Board Interaction: Work closely with the Board of Directors, providing regular updates and engaging them in strategic decision-making.

Program Development and Evaluation: Ensure the effective implementation of programs aligned with MORE's mission. Evaluate program impact and make data-driven improvements.</li> <li>Staff Leadership and Development: Lead and mentor staff, fostering an inclusive and dynamic work environment. Oversee recruitment, training, and professional development.</li> <li>Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with legal standards, organizational policies and funding requirements. Provide transparent and accurate reports to the Board and stakeholders.

Essential attributes and skills needed for this role:

Strategic Decision-Making and Planning: Demonstrated ability in complex decision-making, setting priorities, and strategic planning, with a focus on creativity and innovation.

Leadership and Influence: Strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and empower others, manage diverse relationships, and positively influence both the organization and the community.

Operational Management and Compliance: Proficient in overseeing operations, ensuring compliance with legal standards, and quality management, along with effective recordkeeping.

Financial Acumen and Development: Expertise in budget management, innovative fundraising, and financial reporting, with a focus on long-term sustainability, including a familiarity with reporting and regulations associated with non-profit funding, particularly grants.

Communication and Community Engagement: Excellent communication skills, adept at community engagement, advocacy, and serving as an effective spokesperson.

Organizational and Time Management: Exceptional organizational skills, including time management, delegation, and maintaining an organized workspace.

Adaptability and Problem-Solving: Ability to adapt to change, manage stress, and solve problems under pressure.

Team Building and Staff Development: Strong skills in team building, staff leadership, and development, including hiring, training, performance management, and retention.

Inclusiveness and Compassion: Commitment to inclusiveness, diversity, and compassion in professional interactions and decision-making.

Integrity and Openness: Upholding high ethical standards and integrity, combined with openness to feedback and new ideas.

Work/Life Balance: Demonstrating and promoting a healthy work/life balance, including flexibility and self-care. 

Technology and Innovation: Leveraging technology for organizational efficiency and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

To apply for this position, please send your resume in PDF format only to: Board@more-empowerment.org



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of leadership experience in a nonprofit or educational setting.
  • Strong commitment to MORE’s mission and values.
  • Proven track record in fundraising and financial management.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and advocacy skills.
  • Experience in program development, evaluation, and management.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and stakeholders.

MORE Empowerment

96 E Wheelock Parkway
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN 55117
Transit: On bus line