Executive Director

Position Summary
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing leadership and direction in alignment with the long range organizational vision set by the Board of Directors that will carry forward the Abria mission, specifically as it pertains to implementation and ongoing refresh of the Strategic Plan. The ED manages the client services, development, administrative, and financial functions of the organization. The ED has primary responsibility to:

  • Lead and inspire staff to form a team that productively and consistently delivers a high-quality client experience within the Abria scope of services.
  • Oversee the administration and office functions of an approximate $1.5 million annual budget.
  • Secure resources to support the organizational mission and vision in conjunction with the Board of Directors and other key staff.

Time Commitment: Regular, exempt, full-time position
Location: St. Paul and North Minneapolis clinics, as well as off-site meetings and appointments as applicable.
Supervision: Board of Directors

Essential Functions:

1. Leadership (35%)

  • Work closely and productively with the Board of Directors and staff to implement and measure progress against the organization’s Strategic Plan. Work with the board to determine adjustments to the plan annually.
  • Cultivate a culture within the organization that is centered on mission and vision and that connects activities with outcomes toward continuous improvement.
  • Lead and inspire staff to form a team that productively and consistently delivers a high-quality client experience within the Abria scope of services.
  • Oversee organization’s staff, including recruiting and hiring; actively manage and supervise direct reports and contractors. Mentor all staff and volunteers, modeling delivery of the target client experience. Create a work environment that attracts, inspires and retains people who support our mission and values, making talent a strategic strength.
  • Ensure a best-in-class volunteer program offers a high-quality volunteer experience that meets the varied needs of the organization.

2. Administration and Management (25%)

  • Develop annual budget and, working closely with the Treasurer, monitor revenue and expenses to ensure alignment; manage finances and related procedures to ensure successful outcomes for the annual financial audit; facilitate audit process in conjunction with the Treasurer.
  • Regularly review, oversee, and ensure organizational compliance with policies and procedures for client services and other agency matters in cooperation with the Board.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as affiliation reporting.
  • Provide regular reports to the Board and participate in Board meetings and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Oversee other aspects of organizational administration including human resources management, insurance, agency contracts and facilities management.

3. Development (30%)

  • In collaboration with the Development staff, ensure an effective development strategy and operating plan; oversee the work of the Development Director.
  • In cooperation with the Board, ensure successful implementation of the annual development calendar.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and potential supporters through active participation in donor functions and meetings as needed.

4. Community Relations and Marketing (10%)

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the philanthropic, business, church and public sector communities to increase awareness of the organization and grow donor base and drive client referrals.
  • Represent the organization to the community including participation in ongoing meetings, task forces, coalitions and other forums critical to creating community support for our mission and improving service delivery.
  • Serve as a key spokesperson for the organization, including public and media relations.
  • Oversee the design and production of outreach programs, materials, advertising, website, and social networking tools to attract donors and the client demographic that Abria seeks most to serve.
  • Assist in writing/production of key external communications including donor newsletter and annual report.

Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Provide client services when needed and if qualified
  2. Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

1. Agreement with Abria Values and Approach

  • Commitment to Abria’s organizational values. We believe in: the inherent dignity of each person, from conception to natural death; the right of our clients to receive comprehensive, truthful information in a respectful and compassionate way; and the importance of addressing the needs of thewhole person – physical, emotional, spiritual and social – when providing services.
  • Dedication to pro-life belief in the dignity, sanctity and worth of every human life. We do not perform or provide referrals for abortions. We do not recommend or provide artificial contraception. We promote healthy choices regarding sexuality that both honor the dignity of the human person and completely avoid sexually transmitted infections and unexpected pregnancy.

2. Professional

  • Ability to lead and drive the implementation of strategic vision of the organization; ability to coordinate collaborative efforts to further a specific mission; ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate others with a wide range of staffing roles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the non-profit sector, including productive and collegial work with a volunteer board of directors.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking.
  • Strong business acumen, ability to influence action through plans and attention to detail.
  • Ability to recognize and respond quickly to organizational issues and risks with intuition, agility and situational savvy.
  • Experience and excellent command of relevant software applications. Working knowledge of WayCool CRM and DonorPerfect is a plus.

3. Personal

  • Self-driven, creative and results-oriented with a positive and empathetic outlook.
  • Understanding and acceptance of women, children, and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and at least five years of experience in a management position – or three years’ management experience and graduate level degree in nonprofit administration, business, healthcare or related fields.
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in fiscal and human resource management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through adversity and maintain stability and a strong mission driven culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing community relationships and partnerships.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written as well as public speaking.
  • At least three years’ experience in a non-profit or community-based organization preferred.


  • Salaried, full-time work week as an exempt employee
  • Paid personal time off and holidays as outlined in current Abria policies
  • Benefits
  • Professional development