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President/CEO - Better Futures Minnesota

kp companies
Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

kp prime search, the retained search division of kpCompanies is leading the search for a confident, resilient, & tenacious, visionary leader with a track record of successful non-profit & business management. The future CEO must have an entrepreneurial mindset, team-building skills, financial strength, strategic planning experience ,a clear focus on the strategies, tactics and desired outcomes to achieve the mission to: fuel and guide our participants desire to rebuild their lives and create their own success stories. We are also intent on changing the costly systems and practices that produce poor results and perpetuate the chaos and cycles of dependency experienced by men who have faced incarceration.

THE ORGANIZATION: Better Futures Minnesota

Better Futures Minnesota is a social enterprise transforming & creating positive outcomes in the lives of men who have traditionally been disadvantaged due to social, economic and political systems. Better Futures was founded in 2007 by a team of leaders including Steve Thomas who, then, served as President & CEO and now, Interim CEO. The Better Futures model consists of four components: Stable affordable housing; Employment;

Mental health Care; & Life Coaching. This model is bolstered by a unique social enterprise that offers environmental maintenance services that directly employs many of the men participating in the program.


The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the growth, financial stability, and overall performance of Better Futures Minnesota, a social enterprise. The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial leader, who skillfully leads, manages and inspires people including staff, participants, volunteers, board of directors and other stakeholders to be and perform their best. The CEO of Better Futures Minnesota must have empathy for and care deeply about the people we engage, their healing, recovery, and well-being.


Promote Better Futures distinctive purpose, culture, and values.

Shepherd and implement the goals and strategies outlined in Better Futures business and financial plan; with the board, update and revise this plan as needed.

Refine and fully implement viable reimbursement strategies to sustain Better Futures integrated care model, including supportive housing, coaching, appropriate health, and mental wellness supports and employment

Develop and oversee a set of business activities that provide an increasing number of full and part-time jobs for participants AND generate a net profit

Develop and manage a high-quality strategy for raising the required amount of grant funds and social enterprise investments

Assist the board of directors with expanding its membership and establishing the committees needed to support Better Futures sustainability and growth

Explore and assess new social enterprise opportunities in the context of Better Futures business and financial plan

Shape and guide policy reform initiatives to advance the social impact and financial sustainability goals of Better Futures; serve as Better Futures chief spokesperson at public meetings and hearings and in meetings with public officials and elected representatives

Develop and maintain strategic communications plan (consisting of a website, social media vehicles, and on-line sales platform) to promote the Better Futures brand, its performance, and impact, and to promote the sale of its goods and services; serve as the organizations chief spokesperson with the media

Propose annual performance goals and a balanced budget for review and adoption by the board; ensure that performance and financial goals approved by the board are met.

Provide quality leadership and supervision for the Vice President of Support Services, Vice President of Business Development, the Chief Financial Officer; and any other staff that may report directly to the CEO; ensure that annual performance goals and expectations are set for all staff; provide high quality and routine coaching and performance reviews for staff

Maintain an appropriate and positive presence among the participants engaged in the Better Futures community; serve as a role model for Better Futures values, expectations, and culture

Maintain high-quality relationships with participants, staff, Board members, community partners, customers, investors, and public officials

Grow and improve the Better Future Minnesota model to achieve the following:

Better outcomes for an increasing number of high-risk adults, including increased employment and wage rates; lower incarceration rates; improved health and mental wellness; and, positive engagement with children and family

Financial sustainability, through a combination of pay for success contracts, earned revenue and contributions from private funders.

Changes in policy and practice that support better outcomes for an increasing number of high-risk adults and financial sustainability of the Better Futures social enterprise model


Bachelors and/or Masters degree in business, non-profit leadership or related field, or equivalent experience.

Minimum of 10 years in progressively responsible leadership positions in social services including housing, employment, construction, and other relevant experience.

Demonstrated leadership capability.

Familiarity and comfort with urban communities and diverse cultures.

Knowledge of community-related support services in housing, employment, and construction.

Strong financial analysis capacity for creation and understanding of business budgets and appropriate project allocations.

Supervisory and administrative experience, including program budget preparation and management, proven methodologies to gain greater operating efficiency and effective personnel management.

Representing Better Futures Minnesota in various public and private settings including neighborhood meetings, before public bodies (staff and elected officials), with funders, banking institutions and other stakeholders.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated racial equity and inclusion competencies

Influential, articulate, and accomplished communicator with the ability to communicate with clarity, urgency, and power to diverse internal and external audiences including board and staff members, communities of color, business, policymakers, philanthropic investors, and social sector leaders.

Ability to manage both strategic and tactical responsibilities, complete complex tasks and deliver on a timely basis

Strong organizational and project management skills

Must thrive in a high-paced, multi-faceted environment and be eager to contribute to a growing and evolving organization.

High emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire trust and confidence


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.

All submissions shall be received in strictest confidence. Both kpCompanies and Better Futures Minnesota are equal opportunity employers.

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Minneapolis, MN
55406 USA



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