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President & Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Nonprofit Association in Lansing, Michigan
Date Posted September 16, 2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

POSITION TITLE: President and Chief Executive Officer

REPORTING TO: Michigan Nonprofit Association | MNA Board of Directors

LOCATION: Lansing, Michigan


The Michigan Nonprofit Association seeks a dynamic, visionary President & CEO to lead the organization into the future. Through this exciting opportunity, we hope to find a thoughtful, driven leader whose passion for MNA?s work and mission are unparalleled.

We seek an experienced individual who is a clear-sighted manager of issues and people, who knows how to create and expand growth opportunities, and whose zest for bettering the world by building diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice knows no bounds.

Through our collaboration, we hope to make Michigan a stronger, more equitable place to live?both today and for generations to come.



Founded in 1990, the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a statewide membership organization that achieves its mission through advocacy, training, technology services and civic engagement.

MNA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to nonprofits and the communities they serve, promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Membership is open to all Michigan nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations. For-profit businesses and government entities may join as affiliate members. There are currently 790 members from across the state. Dues for nonprofits are set on a sliding scale based on budget size and range from $80 to $1100. The operating budget for MNA is $5.1 million.



The President & CEO will report directly to the MNA Board and will have primary responsibility for the leadership of MNA, including day-to-day operations. More specifically, responsibilities will include the following primary areas:

? Leadership

The President & CEO will be the administrator and primary public spokesman for MNA. This person will, in conjunction with the Board, establish and execute the goals and strategic vision of the organization. The President & CEO will be the primary liaison between MNA staff and the MNA Board, and will represent MNA at meetings of professional, civic, and service organizations, building relationships to other organizations throughout the state.

The President & CEO will continue a high level of national connectivity and visibility; provide a strategic vision for the future, especially with respect to funding stability; preserve the strength of the current leadership team; and elevate MNA?s relevance/stature vis-?-vis public policy issues, including working with the Governor?s office, State Legislature, and local officials.


? Operations

MNA has a staff of approximately 15 talented individuals. The President & CEO will lead, motivate, and foster sound working relationships with this staff. This person will have oversight of all the tasks normally associated with running an organization of this type, including marketing and public relations; finance (preparing and maintaining budgets, supervising the preparation of financial statements and processes); and legal and human resources (hiring, firing, discipline, training and development activities, and performance reviews and evaluations). The President & CEO will be the primary contact for MNA?s outside advisors, including accountants, consultants, and legal counsel.



The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in the leadership and management of a high- profile organization, ideally where community improvement and better lives for families are part of its mission and/or purpose. Experience with nonprofit organization leadership, from a professional and/or volunteer basis, is desired.

More specifically, this experience should include:

  • A passion for community improvement, and an excellent ability to write and to speak in both small, private meetings and to larger audiences.
  • Proven experience in building diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice among a broad cross-section of individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of integrated information systems, with experience in the Entrepreneurial Operating System? (EOS?) strongly preferred.
  • A strong public policy background and demonstrated advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and effectiveness relative to fund-source development and expansion.
  • Familiarity with the state of Michigan and its nonprofit/charitable ecosystem.\



We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • A demonstrated ability to: (i) execute effectively, (ii) behave in ways that are collaborative but decisive, using a distributed leadership model, (iii) accomplish measurable goals, (iv) serve as a creative, innovative visionary, (v) remain focused and disciplined with respect to mission, and (vi) work effectively with diverse groups of employees, funders and Board members.
  • Responsiveness
  • Humility
  • Excellent facilitation and mediation skills.
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work as a leader and as part of a team, and to be an effective mentor to new staff.
  • A track record as a ?builder,? with credibility, high ethics, and impeccable personal and professional integrity.
  • Enthusiasm for the objectives of MNA and an engaging leadership quality, with a demeanor consistent with pursuing, cultivating and nurturing relationships with an array of personalities and social strata.



A bachelor?s degree or equivalent is required; a related master?s degree is preferred.



A comprehensive, competitive compensation package will be provided.



Candidates who are qualified and wish to be considered for this position must submit a resume and cover letter.

Please direct inquiries and expressions of interest to:


Stephanie Van Koevering

Vice President

Resch Strategies

300 S. Washington Square, Suite 415

Lansing, MI 48893

(517) 974-6065


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.?

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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