Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Qué Tal’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.
Leadership & Management:
Ensure ongoing local program excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Actively engage and energize Qué Tal volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain Qué Tal’s team and curriculum. Implement effective systems to regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
Develop and oversee curriculum and instruction for all levels of the program and train teachers on the curriculum
Manage the Middle School National Spanish Exam, including registrations, practice sessions, and examination process
Coordinate with the Wayzata High School and School District personnel to ensure appropriate transition process for program students into high school courses
Fundraising & Communications:
Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
Continue to build and enhance Qué Tal’s relationship with the Wayzata School District.
Be an external local presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Qué Tal’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with at least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading an organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Experience working in an educational field preferred but not required.